In Brief: BMW driver abused gardai
A MOTORIST started shouting abuse at gardai and told them that they were "jealous" of his car when they seized it, a court heard.
Gavin Davis (27) was valeting the car, a BMW, when he was pulled over on the side of the road.
Judge James McDonnell ordered Davis to complete 240 hours community service in lieu of three months in prison.
The defendant, of Kilmartin Drive in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour.
The incident took place at the N81 Tallaght Bypass shortly before 2pm on August 29 last.
Teen held in phone snatch
A YOUTH arrested for snatching a woman's mobile phone in Dublin city centre at the weekend, has been remanded in custody until Monday.
The 16-year-old appeared at the Dublin Children's Court yesterday charged with theft of an iPhone worth €350, at Parnell Street, on Saturday last.
Garda Ross McGarry told Judge Bryan Smyth that the boy was arrested after a "snatch" and the teen made no reply to charge. The boy was kept at a garda station until his court appearance yesterday morning where he faced an objection to bail.
Defence solicitor Michelle Finan said her client was agreeing to being held in a detention centre for the next week. The boy has not yet indicated how he intends to plead.
Boy charged over car entry
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared in court after he allegedly tried to break into a car in Dublin.
The boy was charged for unlawfully attempting to get into a car without the consent of its owner, at North Cumberland Street, Dublin 1, on September 11 last.
Judge Bryan Smyth heard yesterday the teenager, who was accompanied to his hearing by his mother, made no reply to the charge after caution.
He remanded the boy on bail to appear again in April when he is to enter a plea.