A woman from Bushey has been fined after pleading guilty to breaching a Criminal Behavior Order (CBO) which banned her from entering Falconer Road.
Sandra Johnson, aged 54, now of Richfield Road, Bushey, appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court on 8 June and admitted she had broken an order forbidding her from entering Falconer Road. She was given an £80 fine and a surcharge to fund victim services £34.
Sandra Johnson’s CBO, initially put in place in November 2018, was extended by four years at St Albans Magistrates Court on April 9 to include a ban from her entering her former road. She was also given an eight-month suspended sentence. It is believed to be the first time that such a condition has been put in place under a CBO in Hertfordshire and is designed to protect the residents from any further harassment.
PC Kris Endersbee, from the Bushey and Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I began dealing with this case six years ago after Mrs Johnson had been issued with a caution for harassment. Since then she has continued a course of conduct including crime and anti-social behavior over many years, predominantly affecting neighbouring residents and businesses but also others that were in the vicinity of her home address.
“Having failed to comply with conditions issued under a Community Protection Warning which was quickly escalated to a Community Protection Notice, continued breaches of conditions and allegations of harassment led to Mrs Johnson being issued with a CBO in 2018. Since then she has continued to show no respect for the law, breaching conditions on her CBO which is an arrestable offence.
“I would like to thank the local community for their patience while we have worked to tackle Mrs Johnson’s persistent and unreasonable behavior, which I know has had a detrimental effect on the lives of residents.”