Second chance for Montrose woman

A Montrose woman was given a second chance at Forfar Sheriff Court after she admitted entering three properties in the town and stealing goods or intending to steal.

Beverly Ann Watt, 34, Mount Avenue appeared before Sheriff Gregor Murray who told her he was going to defer sentence for one month to see how she got on.

Watt previously admitted that between March 11 and 14 this year she entered an insecure property in Queen Street, Montrose, occupied by a 77-year-old woman and stole her purse, £60 and a quantity of cards. She also previously admitted that on two other occasions in the town she entered properties with the intent to steal.

Depute fiscal, Hazel Anderson told the court that a 29-year-old woman who lives in Orange Lane called the police after she confronted Watt in her home.

When the police traced Watt she was found to be under the influence of drugs and in possession of the property belonging to the elderly woman.

Mrs Anderson said that Watt appeared at Arbroath Sheriff Court on petition on March 17 and was granted bail.

That night she again attempted to enter a property in the town’s Bent Road and again was confronted by the occupier.

Watt also previously admitted that at Tesco on July 10 she stole a quantity of make-up while on bail.

Sheriff Murray told Watt that if she did not fully co-operate the case would be called before him again and she would be looking at six months in prison.