Woman Fined For Obstruction, Offensive Words

June 12, 2012

A 27-year-old woman was fined $600 after pleading guilty yesterday [June 11] in Magistrates Court to using offensive words and obstructing the police.

The Court heard that police officers were dispatched to an address in Riviera Crescent in Southampton to search for a man and arrest him earlier this month.

Upon arrival, the officers encountered Jaynae Dillas in the yard and a verbal alteraction ensued with Ms Dillas said to have told the police to “f%$# off”, and to have grabbed both a police officer’s arm and radio.

Addressing the court, Ms Dillas said she didn’t want the officers to enter the house as her aunt lived there and is not in good health. “Two officers came to my nana’s house looking for a crackhead,” she told the Court. “I told the officers he doesn’t live there.”

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined her $600, saying the police were conducting an operation and in emergencies police cannot “apply all the niceties.”

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