Risca man in court for harassing old couple

A RISCA window cleaner who went to an elderly couple’s home with a rottweiler asking for money has been fined £250.

Darren Evans, 25, of Holly Road, admitted harassment and failure to surrender to custody, when he appeared before Caerphilly magistrates.

Rob Simkins, prosecuting, said the defendant was in Ty Sign at around 6pm on July 27 at the home of a vulnerable elderly couple with dementia.

Evans, who had with him a large rottweiler, told them he had cleaned their windows and requested money.

The court heard how a passer- by saw the defendant trying to intimidate the couple, swearing and saying he had wanted payment. A passing motorist also left her car and told the defendant to leave.

Evans was arrested on July 30 and taken to Ystrad Mynach Police Station, where he did not accept what the witnesses said, stating he had not been menacing.

David Lewis, mitigating, said the defendant works had cleaned this couple’s windows before, adding that he sometimes cleans people’s windows without asking and puts a note through their door.

On this occasion, he had come to collect the money, Mr Lewis said, describing the situation as relatively civil until a third party became involved, after which the argument became heated.

“When walking away he did swear, but not at the elderly couple,” Mr Lewis added.

Magistrates fined Evans £100 for harassment and £50 for failure to surrender to custody.

He must pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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1:16pm Fri 17 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

Another hard man with a Dog, should have the birch!
Another hard man with a Dog, should have the birch! rhinestine
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3:04pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Strider says...

rhinestine wrote:
Another hard man with a Dog, should have the birch!
Agreed another big man who thinks he's 7ft tall with his status symbol dog.. He's slimy underhanded vermin and I'd ban him from owning any animal..

No doubt the usual rent boys will be posting shortly DEMANDING respect for him.. He's threaten a vunerable elderly couple as he needed the money to buy drugs/drinks!
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: Another hard man with a Dog, should have the birch![/p][/quote]Agreed another big man who thinks he's 7ft tall with his status symbol dog.. He's slimy underhanded vermin and I'd ban him from owning any animal.. No doubt the usual rent boys will be posting shortly DEMANDING respect for him.. He's threaten a vunerable elderly couple as he needed the money to buy drugs/drinks! Strider
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3:12pm Fri 17 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

No where in that story did it mention that Evans had spent any money on drink or drugs, Strider. Please shed some light as to where you got this "information".
No where in that story did it mention that Evans had spent any money on drink or drugs, Strider. Please shed some light as to where you got this "information". smokintheweed
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3:16pm Fri 17 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

Or indeed that he had even had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
Or indeed that he had even had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. smokintheweed
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3:42pm Fri 17 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

He would have a rather large problem if it were my family he did that to!

Well, let's be honest, his profile says it all really...does it not?

I bet he wears a fake gold neck chain, track suits, got his ears pierced, and has tattoos, all to match his poor dog!

Just to make him look hard, just another gutless slug that is infecting society today and the government and police just let it happen!

I hope the old people are ok, and are not living in fear from this clown!
He would have a rather large problem if it were my family he did that to! Well, let's be honest, his profile says it all really...does it not? I bet he wears a fake gold neck chain, track suits, got his ears pierced, and has tattoos, all to match his poor dog! Just to make him look hard, just another gutless slug that is infecting society today and the government and police just let it happen! I hope the old people are ok, and are not living in fear from this clown! rhinestine
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3:46pm Fri 17 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

It is one thing to suggest that the man uses drugs and he may do, I don't know him. It is something different entirety to state it as a fact.
It is one thing to suggest that the man uses drugs and he may do, I don't know him. It is something different entirety to state it as a fact. smokintheweed
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11:03pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Strider says...

'Smoking the weed' what I meant is this... Somebody always posts "How they had a hard upbringing, was drunk/or on Drugs at the time"

Nowhere in the story did it mention this.. Give it time when it makes the top 5 most commented ..The Argus did paint him as the stereotypical thug with his status symbol dog, so obviously people will draw this conclusion


Personnaly I hope the couple are alright
'Smoking the weed' what I meant is this... Somebody always posts "How they had a hard upbringing, was drunk/or on Drugs at the time" Nowhere in the story did it mention this.. Give it time when it makes the top 5 most commented ..The Argus did paint him as the stereotypical thug with his status symbol dog, so obviously people will draw this conclusion Personnaly I hope the couple are alright Strider
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1:40am Sat 18 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

I hope the couple are ok too, it is not a nice thing to happen at all.

What I do object to is people making an assumption about the accused when little information has been presented about the circumstances. You have assumed that the aggressor was a substance abuser with absolutely no evidence to prove it.

I imagine this may be the case but let's not judge until all the facts are in. Is this not a place to have a balanced and valid discussion on the story or the typical "hang them and display their head on a pike" mentality style arena.
I hope the couple are ok too, it is not a nice thing to happen at all. What I do object to is people making an assumption about the accused when little information has been presented about the circumstances. You have assumed that the aggressor was a substance abuser with absolutely no evidence to prove it. I imagine this may be the case but let's not judge until all the facts are in. Is this not a place to have a balanced and valid discussion on the story or the typical "hang them and display their head on a pike" mentality style arena. smokintheweed
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11:29pm Sat 18 Aug 12

rhinestine says...

smokintheweed wrote:
I hope the couple are ok too, it is not a nice thing to happen at all.

What I do object to is people making an assumption about the accused when little information has been presented about the circumstances. You have assumed that the aggressor was a substance abuser with absolutely no evidence to prove it.

I imagine this may be the case but let's not judge until all the facts are in. Is this not a place to have a balanced and valid discussion on the story or the typical "hang them and display their head on a pike" mentality style arena.
Let's see if your still full of the morals if it's your ivory tower windows he cleans and threatens you eh?

Simpleton....
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: I hope the couple are ok too, it is not a nice thing to happen at all. What I do object to is people making an assumption about the accused when little information has been presented about the circumstances. You have assumed that the aggressor was a substance abuser with absolutely no evidence to prove it. I imagine this may be the case but let's not judge until all the facts are in. Is this not a place to have a balanced and valid discussion on the story or the typical "hang them and display their head on a pike" mentality style arena.[/p][/quote]Let's see if your still full of the morals if it's your ivory tower windows he cleans and threatens you eh? Simpleton.... rhinestine
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1:46am Sun 19 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

I'm not in any ivory tower and I am not defending the actions of the guy that threatened a vulnerable couple. You seem to be unable to grasp what I am trying to say. Maybe the red mist is obscuring your view.

I merely commented that Strider stated that the accused was a drug and alcohol abuser but in the article it contained no such information. You may want to read these news stories and comments in greater depth or you may make yourself look foolish.

Try harder.
I'm not in any ivory tower and I am not defending the actions of the guy that threatened a vulnerable couple. You seem to be unable to grasp what I am trying to say. Maybe the red mist is obscuring your view. I merely commented that Strider stated that the accused was a drug and alcohol abuser but in the article it contained no such information. You may want to read these news stories and comments in greater depth or you may make yourself look foolish. Try harder. smokintheweed
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1:49am Sun 19 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

By the way it is spelt "you're" as in you are. Not "your" which means a possession of "x". We didn't go to school for nothing.
By the way it is spelt "you're" as in you are. Not "your" which means a possession of "x". We didn't go to school for nothing. smokintheweed
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4:32pm Mon 20 Aug 12

bobjones2011 says...

A rather valiant attempt at what could so easily be construed as defending this idiot, 'smokintheweed'; however so terribly let down by your rather childish display name. Considering that the phrase "Smoking the weed" is usually referring to the art of smoking illegal cannabis, should the other readers and contributors to this article assume that perhaps a nerve has been touched?
A rather valiant attempt at what could so easily be construed as defending this idiot, 'smokintheweed'; however so terribly let down by your rather childish display name. Considering that the phrase "Smoking the weed" is usually referring to the art of smoking illegal cannabis, should the other readers and contributors to this article assume that perhaps a nerve has been touched? bobjones2011
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6:30pm Mon 20 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

Let me know where I have shown support for this man, Bob? You won't find it. I just cannot agree with other commenter's views on corporal punishment.

As for my account name I originally chose it to annoy people on the "Your say" boards. It has no connection to my real world views on substance abuse and I cannot be bothered to set up a new account.
Let me know where I have shown support for this man, Bob? You won't find it. I just cannot agree with other commenter's views on corporal punishment. As for my account name I originally chose it to annoy people on the "Your say" boards. It has no connection to my real world views on substance abuse and I cannot be bothered to set up a new account. smokintheweed
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6:43pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Strider says...

I never said he was on drugs!! I said friends of Evan's would probably post something along those lines, to defend his actions..

To be honest I forgot all about it 20 minutes after posting it, as it was removed from the top 5 recent and most read..

Then I remembered that you troll the Your Say forum of the South Wales Argus under the pseudonyms Bob22, Knob22 and Bad_News_Bob..
I never said he was on drugs!! I said friends of Evan's would probably post something along those lines, to defend his actions.. To be honest I forgot all about it 20 minutes after posting it, as it was removed from the top 5 recent and most read.. Then I remembered that you troll the Your Say forum of the South Wales Argus under the pseudonyms Bob22, Knob22 and Bad_News_Bob.. Strider
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6:56pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Strider says...

Continued Or is that a different weed? The other 'Smokingtheweed spoke like a chav "Ohh bruv I goes to Blackpool to spark Bad news Bob out innit sta"

Tbh there was several different posters with slight variations of the same name I lost track who was the real one.. I know RichardEdward, Newbridge, Mr Woo and Star X where all the same personn.. All 4 of them lived in Newbridge and worked in a bluechip company that made playing cards; name of the company RichardEdward, weird seeing the same person holding conversations with themselves
Continued Or is that a different weed? The other 'Smokingtheweed spoke like a chav "Ohh bruv I goes to Blackpool to spark Bad news Bob out innit sta" Tbh there was several different posters with slight variations of the same name I lost track who was the real one.. I know RichardEdward, Newbridge, Mr Woo and Star X where all the same personn.. All 4 of them lived in Newbridge and worked in a bluechip company that made playing cards; name of the company RichardEdward, weird seeing the same person holding conversations with themselves Strider
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8:05am Tue 21 Aug 12

ian--c says...

"he sometimes cleans people’s windows without asking and puts a note through their door."

cheeky git , i would not pay him , i'ld put my size 11 up his jacksy
"he sometimes cleans people’s windows without asking and puts a note through their door." cheeky git , i would not pay him , i'ld put my size 11 up his jacksy ian--c
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9:51am Tue 21 Aug 12

bobjones2011 says...

Strider - Sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you said there last but I can assure you this is the only account I hold here, so "Bad news Bob" etc are news to me! My name is Robert Jones hence the "bobjones" and I registered in 2011, which explains my username in full. Back on topic I think this guy should be locked up and the key thrown away, and his dog rehomed with nicer people.
Strider - Sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you said there last but I can assure you this is the only account I hold here, so "Bad news Bob" etc are news to me! My name is Robert Jones hence the "bobjones" and I registered in 2011, which explains my username in full. Back on topic I think this guy should be locked up and the key thrown away, and his dog rehomed with nicer people. bobjones2011
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7:39pm Tue 21 Aug 12

alfie/lili says...

oh i have enjoyed reading these comments, jeez they have made me giggle!!! hey! ' smokingtheweed ' little bit of info for you as you seem to think this piece of trash is not as guilty as its been portrayed, he did it to my family member who happens to be an oap, and i also know he drinks and smokes dope, so put that in ya pipe and SMOKE IT!!!!
oh i have enjoyed reading these comments, jeez they have made me giggle!!! hey! ' smokingtheweed ' little bit of info for you as you seem to think this piece of trash is not as guilty as its been portrayed, he did it to my family member who happens to be an oap, and i also know he drinks and smokes dope, so put that in ya pipe and SMOKE IT!!!! alfie/lili
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8:08pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Dee-Gee says...

ian--c wrote:
"he sometimes cleans people’s windows without asking and puts a note through their door." cheeky git , i would not pay him , i'ld put my size 11 up his jacksy
He can clean mine without asking if he wants.

I wouldn't pay him either, though.
[quote][p][bold]ian--c[/bold] wrote: "he sometimes cleans people’s windows without asking and puts a note through their door." cheeky git , i would not pay him , i'ld put my size 11 up his jacksy[/p][/quote]He can clean mine without asking if he wants. I wouldn't pay him either, though. Dee-Gee
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8:21pm Tue 21 Aug 12

alfie/lili says...

Who in their right mind would just casually clean peoples windows without their consent!!! its a load of tripe, a sad excuse just to take money from vuneralble people! its disgusting, his parents must be so proud of him. Im glad he's been named an shamed. I doubt that a fine and a headline in the local paper will deter him from anymore trouble.
Who in their right mind would just casually clean peoples windows without their consent!!! its a load of tripe, a sad excuse just to take money from vuneralble people! its disgusting, his parents must be so proud of him. Im glad he's been named an shamed. I doubt that a fine and a headline in the local paper will deter him from anymore trouble. alfie/lili
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8:02pm Wed 22 Aug 12

gordelpus says...

The couple victimised here are extremely vulnerable. What a piece of human refuse. Disgrace.
The couple victimised here are extremely vulnerable. What a piece of human refuse. Disgrace. gordelpus
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