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Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
8 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Call the Upper Hutt team for more information Ph 04 528 013 www.PORSE.co.nz A0769-CO shhh! The secret is out... PORSE In-Home Childcare really is affordable! PORSE Home Educators • Care for children in Educator's own home • Care for up to four children at any one time (full and part time) • Provide affordable care with access to ECE and WINZ subsidies • Upskill through professional development and training opportunities. 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Man left to babysit hits wife A man punched his wife at least six times in the head, the Upper Hutt District Court was told. Aeti Lealalii, 39, last week admitted assaulting a female and threatening behaviour. His wife had been at the Totara Lodge on September 11 and left him at home with their daughter, prosecuting Sergeant Ian McDonald said. The defendant was mildly intoxicated and angry that the victim had gone out. On her return, he was eating his dinner at the table, then a verbal argu- ment started between them.'' Mr McDonald said Lealalii punched the victim with his clenched fist at least six times on both sides of the temple. She covered her face with her hands and told Lealalii the relationship was over, Mr McDonald said. The victim got their daughter from the defendant and he went outside. She locked the door and would not let the defendant back in the house.'' Mr McDonald said Lealalii punched the glass panels in the door, smashing two of them. He came into the house, col- lected some clothes and left.'' Defence counsel Phyllis Strachan said Lealalii's wife wanted to continue the relation- ship and family counselling would be helpful. It was not an alcohol-fuelled incident,'' she said. He was upset he had been left to care for their daughter all day.'' Judge Stephen Harrop said he was pleased to hear counselling would be pursued and remanded Lealalii until December 7. UPPER HUTT COURT Fleeing driver a potential killer A man who attempted to flee a crash scene was described by Judge Stephen Harrop as a potential killer''. Last week, Kyle Michael Richardson, 24, admitted care- less driving, excess breath alcohol and driving dangerously. Prosecuting sergeant Ian McDonald said Richardson was driving on the Western Hutt Rd on August 7 when he hit another car at a red traffic light. He failed to stop in time, hit- ting the victim in the rear.'' Richardson reversed and attempted to drive away with his bonnet covering the windscreen, Mr McDonald said. The defendant drove along River Rd for a short distance before he was forced to stop, by his bonnet.'' Mr McDonald said the owner of the damaged car followed Richardson when he tried to drive away from the scene, and they exchanged details when he was forced to stop. Police later found Richardson and performed an alcohol blood test. Mr McDonald said he had 187 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, more than twice the legal limit. He stated that he had only a couple of drinks earlier in the night and was driving away as he was intimidated by the vic- tim.'' Defence counsel Phyllis Strachan said Richardson was upset that night, because his relationship had failed. Judge Harrop said he was a danger on the road. You were driving, whatever the state of your relationship, in a totally unacceptable way because you had a level which was over twice the legal limit and you were, and are, a poten- tial killer.'' Richardson was disqualified from driving for eight months and sentenced to 120 hours of community work. Graffiti taggers are arrested after spree Two local men are facing about 30 charges of vandalism relating to a surge of graffiti and window-etching in Upper Hutt. Shannon Sidney Barrett, 18, and Charles Morgan, 23, were arrested at 2.45am on September 9. Police say they are the men they saw on CCTV cameras vandalising a property. They were arrested within seven minutes and held in custody during the weekend. Both men entered no plea in the Upper Hutt District Court and were remanded on bail until September 28. They are alleged to have damaged numerous local businesses including Harcourts, the former Hoppers Phar- macy, Pizza Hutt, Subway, Sushi Planet, Telecom, 7 Bar and more. Their tag marks include mpk, dwd, jerk, nakid, team Rob and fbk. Barrett is also facing a charge of damaging a cell wall. Police would like retailers to tell them the value of the damage done to their properties so they can attempt to claim reparation. Contact upperhuttpolice@police. govt.nz for more information.
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