Woman 'fixated' on North Wales Police and hotel burglar among crooks jailed in May

Pictured on the top row (left to right) are Kelly Parry, Keith Cranley, Robert David Hill and Thomas Richard Belmont. On the middle row (left to right) are Michael Brown, Guy Billington, Richard Lee Watson and Daniel Keith Evans. On the bottom row (left to right) are Gareth Kells, James Roberts, James Burton and Lewis Thomas.
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A woman "fixated" with North Wales Police, a burglar who raided a couple's hotel room as they slept and a man with four knives were among criminals jailed in North Wales in May.

There was also a serial burglar who used bricks and a bollard to smash windows, and a man who took revenge on a woman by torching her clothes in the garden.

In other cases a man headbutted his victim and burned her with a cigarette while another threw a table and a bar stool at a pub customer. Here we revisit the cases that left defendants incarcerated last month. You can sign up for all the latest court stories here

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Kelly Parry

Kelly Parry
Kelly Parry -Credit:North Wales Police

A woman bombarded officers with hundreds of messages and calls in a matter of weeks, causing "major disruption" to North Wales Police, a court heard.

Kelly Parry wasted hours of police time and during incidents at two North Wales hospitals, shouted abuse at officers and damaged two squad cars, Mold Crown Court heard.

Parry admitted threatening behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; persistently using public communications to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety, criminal damage and harassment; and breaching a restraining order.

Robert David Hill

Robert Hill, 23, of Voryn Avenue, Old Colwyn, was jailed for 16 months for possessing of a knife in a public place.
Robert Hill, 23, of Voryn Avenue, Old Colwyn, was jailed for 16 months for possessing of a knife in a public place. -Credit:North Wales Police

A drunken man brandished four large kitchen knives during a disturbance outside a North Wales pub. When he left the scene he tried to hide them down a drain.

But police chased and caught Robert David Hill, 23, following the incident in Colwyn Bay last month. A judge at Caernarfon Crown Court heard the defendant is "immature" for his age.

He jailed him for 16 months for possession of a bladed article in a public place and eight months concurrently for affray. Prosecutor Elen Owen told how Hill, of Voryn Avenue, Old Colwyn, had been at The Station pub in the town on April 13 where he was drunk and was refused service so he went to the Prince Madoc pub.

Daniel Keith Evans

Daniel Keith Evans, 46, of Ffordd Offa, Rhos, Wrexham, was jailed for two years after a 'vicious' attack on his former partner
Daniel Keith Evans, 46, of Ffordd Offa, Rhos, Wrexham, was jailed for two years after a 'vicious' attack on his former partner -Credit:North Wales Police

A Wrexham man who subjected his former partner to a "shocking and prolonged" attack has been jailed. Daniel Keith Evans headbutted, kicked, bit and burnt the victim with a cigarette in the incident at his home in April last year.

The 46-year-old, of Ffordd Offa, Rhos, was jailed for two years at Caernarfon Crown Court for the vicious assault. He was also handed a restraining order, preventing him from contacting the victim for the next ten years.

Police were contacted on the morning of Saturday, April 29 last year by a witness reporting Evans had assaulted the victim after she had managed to escape Evans’ home. The incident began in the early hours of the morning when Evans started arguing with the victim about their past relationship, and how he suspected she had been unfaithful.

Daniel Olsiewicz

Daniel Olsiewicz, 41, of Bradley Road, Wrexham was jailed at Caernarfon Crown Court for burglary offences
Daniel Olsiewicz, 41, of Bradley Road, Wrexham was jailed at Caernarfon Crown Court for burglary offences -Credit:North Wales Police

A burglar swiped a room key at a Wrexham hotel before walking into a couple's room and taking a phone. Daniel Olsiewicz was chased into the corridor at The Lemon Tree Hotel and made to hand the phone back before he fled.

A year earlier, he had broken into a tearoom on the Erddig estate, but got away after an alarm went off which alerted a member of staff. The 41-year-old, of Bradley Road, Wrexham, admitted burglary charges and a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court jailed him for 12 months.

Prosecutor David Mainstone told how Erddig estate staff member Paul Groom got a notification on his phone that an alarm had been activated at the Coachman's Lodge tea room at Erddig in the early hours of September 10, 2019. He went to investigate and when he arrived found the latch on a window was broken and the window was open.

Thomas Richard Belmont

Thomas Richard Belmont, 52, of Terfyn Terrace, Bangor Street, Y Felinheli, was jailed for two and a half years for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.
Thomas Richard Belmont, 52, of Terfyn Terrace, Bangor Street, Y Felinheli, was jailed for two and a half years for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine. -Credit:North Wales Police

A Gwynedd man caught with crack cocaine has been jailed as police vowed to clamp down on "County Lines" dealing. Thomas Richard Belmont, 52, was this week found guilty at Caernarfon Crown Court of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

Belmont, of Terfyn Terrace, Y Felinheli, was arrested in the Kings Avenue area of Rhyl in June 2022. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Claire Owen said: “This has been a long process to bring Belmont to justice, but it underlines our determination to protect our community from the harm caused by County Lines and the associated Organised Criminal Gangs that bring misery to our town.

Richard Lee Watson

Richard Lee Watson, 34, of Bellevue Road, Wrexham, was jailed for 16 months for burglary with intent to steal
Richard Lee Watson, 34, of Bellevue Road, Wrexham, was jailed for 16 months for burglary with intent to steal -Credit:North Wales Police

A serial burglar used bricks and a bollard to smash windows before raiding shops on six separate occasions. Richard Lee Watson, 34, admitted six counts of burglary with intent to steal at premises in Wrexham in February and March.

A judge jailed Watson for 16 months. Prosecutor Laura Knightly told Caernarfon Crown Court an intruder stole £440 from the Lot 11 Cafe on Hill Street on February 18.

CCTV footage showed him picking up a metal bollard and using it to smash a glass door. Then an employee at Farm Foods in the city noticed damage at the shop at 6am on February 24. Items, including cleaning products, worth £60 to £80 had been stolen. The defendant was seen there on CCTV at 1am.

James Burton

James Burton, 31, of Bryn y Mor, Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd, was jailed at Mold Crown Court for 12 months for arson
James Burton, 31, of Bryn y Mor, Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd, was jailed at Mold Crown Court for 12 months for arson -Credit:North Wales Police

A man who believed his former partner was seeing other men trashed her home and burned her clothes in the garden. Flames spread to garden furniture and police put them out with a fire extinguisher and water from the kitchen sink.

James Burton, 31, had carried out a "vendetta" and caused £2,500 worth of damage, it was said at Mold Crown Court. A judge heard it was "mean and spiteful" behaviour and jailed Burton for 12 months for arson.

Prosecutor Thomas McLoughlin said Burton had been in an on off relationship with his ex until January this year. But it came to a head in April.

Keith Cranley

Keith Cranley, 40, of Wellington Road, Rhyl, was jailed at Caernarfon Crown Court for 27 months for assault causing actual bodily harm
Keith Cranley, 40, of Wellington Road, Rhyl, was jailed at Caernarfon Crown Court for 27 months for assault causing actual bodily harm -Credit:North Wales Police

A controlling man strangled his partner then persuaded her to leave hospital early. Caernarfon Crown Court heard 40-year-old Keith Cranley had been in an on-off relationship with a woman since March 2022 but threatened her repeatedly with violence and became very controlling.

They were at the defendant's flat in Rhyl when Kelly Woods got a text from another man, who was the father of her children, on September 3 last year. Prosecutor Patrick Gartland said Cranley became angry and pushed Ms Woods against a wall, holding her throat.

He punched her in the head, slapped her ear, and bit her left cheek. Ms Woods managed to get out and go to a friend's home. The friend found her distressed and saw injuries on her face and arms.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown, 45, of Denbigh, was jailed for 14 months for ABH after an incident at HMP Berwyn
Michael Brown, 45, of Denbigh, was jailed for 14 months for ABH after an incident at HMP Berwyn -Credit:North Wales Police

A prisoner threw hot water over a fellow inmate at a Wrexham jail. Michael Brown also injured his victim with a bottle and punched and kicked him.

Brown, of Denbigh, believed his family had been threatened and that victim Michael Munnelly, who needed plastic surgery after the incident, had been involved, Mold Crown Court heard. Brown, 45, who is serving a nine-year sentence for robbery, admitted causing actual bodily harm.

A judge jailed him for a further 14 months. Prosecutor Amy Edwards said Brown had been entrusted with a cleaning job which meant he was out of his cell longer than fellow prisoners.

Gareth Kells

Gareth Kells, 41, of Y Bryn, Bontnewydd, was jailed for 14 months for threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place
Gareth Kells, 41, of Y Bryn, Bontnewydd, was jailed for 14 months for threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place -Credit:North Wales Police

A man who "swiped" at people with a knife has been jailed. Gareth Kells had been drinking when trouble flared at The Newborough Arms in Bontnewydd.

Kells, of Y Bryn, Bontnewydd, admitted threatening a person with a knife in a public place and other offences. The 41-year-old's barrister said he has complex medical needs which couldn't be properly managed in jail.

But a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court said he deserved imprisonment and sentenced him to 14 months in custody. Prosecutor Amy Edwards said Kells had been drinking in the Newborough Arms and started bumping into people on April 26.

Guy Billington

Guy Billington, 34, of Maes Aled, Llansannan, Conwy, was jailed for a total of 32 months for ABH and cannabis production
Guy Billington, 34, of Maes Aled, Llansannan, Conwy, was jailed for a total of 32 months for ABH and cannabis production -Credit:North Wales Police

A man hurled a bottle of bleach at his partner with the liquid splashing into her eyes. The woman needed hospital treatment for the effects of the irritant.

The woman had told Guy Billington she was leaving him and he poured the bleach onto her clothes in the bathroom. But when she went downstairs he threw the container at her, with the product pouring onto her face and eyes.

When she fled outside, and police were called, officers found £20,000 worth of cannabis at their home, Mold Crown Court heard. The defendant, of Maes Aled, Llansannan, Conwy, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and production of cannabis.

James Roberts

James Roberts 38, of Daisy Road, Brynteg, Wrexham, was jailed for a total of eight months for committing acts with intent to pervert the course of public justice
James Roberts 38, of Daisy Road, Brynteg, Wrexham, was jailed for a total of eight months for committing acts with intent to pervert the course of public justice -Credit:North Wales Police

A disqualified driver who was stopped by police gave them false details twice. James Roberts was driving a Vauxhall van when he was pulled over and then a BMW car a few months later and told an officer he was "Craig Myers" on both occasions.

Mr Myers was the registered keeper of one of the vehicles and was invited to come to an interview but was completely innocent, Mold Crown Court heard. A judge told Roberts, who falls to be sentenced in June for other driving offences, that he had shown a disregard for court orders.

He jailed him for a total of eight months for two counts of committing acts intended to pervert the course of public justice. The court heard that Roberts, of Daisy Road, Brynteg, Wrexham, had been banned from driving for three years in November 2021 for offences including driving with excess alcohol.

Aaron Whitley

Aaron Whitley, 36, of Ewloe Drive, Llandudno, was jailed for five years for wounding after an incident in a pub
Aaron Whitley, 36, of Ewloe Drive, Llandudno, was jailed for five years for wounding after an incident in a pub -Credit:North Wales Police

A drunken thug threw a table and a bar stool at a pub customer. Aaron Whitley was convicted of wounding him during the incident in Llandudno.

The 36-year-old had been drinking in the Kings Arms in Mostyn Street on March 30, 2022 and had been "looking for trouble" that evening, Mold Crown Court heard.

There was pushing and shoving between customers at the premises and things escalated. The defendant threw a table at a Craig Bisby, hitting him on the head, and he fell to the floor.

Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas, 29, of East Parade, Rhyl, was jailed for 14 months for burglary
Lewis Thomas, 29, of East Parade, Rhyl, was jailed for 14 months for burglary -Credit:North Wales Police

A man who stole from his former employer has been jailed. Lewis Thomas, 29, had claimed he was owed money which turned out to be untrue.

He simply stole tools and caused damage totalling over £2,000 for financial gain, Caernarfon Crown Court heard. A judge sentenced him to 14 months imprisonment for burglary.

The court heard Thomas, of East Parade, Rhyl, knew his former employer was abroad on April 30. So he broke into his unoccupied house in Stanley Park Avenue, Rhyl - which was under renovation. But a remote security alarm was triggered and cameras recorded the intruder outside and inside the property.

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