A woman from Rochester has been jailed for breaching her bail conditions.April 23, 2014 4:35pm
Rochester woman Bianca Lee Warren, 32, was refused bail when she appeared in Echuca Magistrates Court yesterday.
Warren, also known as Bianca Webb, has been in custody since early Monday when she was arrested in Echuca and charged with possessing a drug of dependence (methamphetamine), possessing a controlled weapon, driving while suspended, dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime and breach of bail conditions.
She was bailed last month on various charges, including possessing and trafficking heroin, two counts of driving while disqualified, careless driving, unregistered driving, driving while suspended and speeding.
Her conditions specified she must not drive a vehicle, not use drugs and be inside her home in Rochester between 8pm and 8am.
Constable Hannah Hearn of Echuca police told the court she saw Warren driving a car north along Campaspe Esplanade at 4.20am Monday and, on seeing police, accelerated and turned into a carport in Butcher St.
Constable Hearn said she and another officer spoke to Warren before searching her car, where they found a knife, $1000 in her wallet and five deal bags containing a white powder, believed to be methamphetamine.
‘‘We did a full search of the accused and removed an ice pipe,’’ Constable Hearn said.
‘‘I believe she was drug-affected while driving.’’
Constable Hearn said Warren had breached all her conditions and strongly opposed bail because of her risk to public safety.
Magistrate Jennifer Tregent asked Warren why she should grant her bail when she was clearly a danger to the public.
An incoherent and emotional Warren claimed she was not the driver of the car on Monday and said the money was for her nine-year-old daughter’s birthday.
‘‘I’ve been good
Ms Tregent said Warren was best placed to be remanded in custody, so she could do something about her drug addiction.
‘‘I believe the risk of you re-offending is too high and will expose the community to danger,’’ she said.
Warren was remanded in custody to appear on May 6.
A former priest and teacher at St Colman's in Shepparton has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student in 1970.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Echuca Lion Ken Walter has been presented with the International President’s Medal.
Rochester Tigers take on Rochester United today in the Goulburn Murray Cricket Twenty20 match.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
Two primary school students have been among just 25 in Victoria to be awarded the Prime Ministers NAIDOC Medal.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
Pre-schools in Heathcote and Colbinabbin will benefit from grants announced last week.
Moira Shire Council says 36 cents of every dollar spent on staff costs is 'not an unusual number'.
Works on Edward River Beach to Beach Walk to be completed.
Further redundancies at Victoria’s largest rural water corporation, Goulburn-Murray Water, are possible, with more efficiency reviews being carried out.
Rotary's inaugural Community Policing Award goes to Detective Leading Senior Constable Jenny Parker for her work above and beyond her duties working with victims of sexual abuse.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.