The following cases were heard at Reading and Slough Magistrates’ Courts: 

December 6

RYAN BENNETT, 31, of Kennel Lane, Bracknell, admitted breaching the requirements of a community order by failing to attend supervision requirements in September and October 2021. Made to pay court costs of £60.
JOHN SEARLE, 48, of Bay Road, Bracknell, admitted theft from a dwelling, namely a bank card, and handling stolen goods, namely a bottle of Cognac, in Bracknell on February 20, 2021. Committed to prison for 10 weeks concurrent to a 17-year prison sentence ordered in November. 

December 9

LEANNA MCDONALD, 31, of Toutley Road, Wokingham, admitted possession of 17 wraps of crack cocaine in Winnersh on February 18, 2021. Community order made. Requirement to take part in up to 40 days of rehabilitation activities. Must pay court fees of £180. 

December 10

MARK GRUBB, 46, of Warfield Street, Warfield, admitted four counts of cutting down or damaging a tree protected by Bracknell Forest Council between March 22, 2021, and March 26, 2021 at Wicks Green and Monks Alley in Binfield, Bracknell Forest. Fined £1,600 and must pay £1,135 in court fees. 

December 13

ASHLEY REED-JONES, 24, of Ashridge Road, Wokingham, admitted breaching a community order by failing to attend appointments in March and October 2021. Fined £100 and ordered to pay £60 in court costs. 

December 14

ROY PEACOCK, 60, of Dalcross, Bracknell, admitted drink driving on Horndean Road, Bracknell, on May 16, 2021. Caught with 80 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 35mcg per 100ml. Banned from driving for two years. Fined £423 and made to pay £542 in court fees. 
JACK REYNOLDS, 29, of Bremner Way, Wokingham, admitted failing to comply with a red traffic light signal on Bagshot Road in Bracknell on January 3, 2021. Fined £100 and made to pay £184 in court fees. 

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