Drugs gang members, sex predators and a banker who attacked her husband with a knife are among those put behind bars in Lincolnshire in the last month.
Here’s a round up of the significant cases resulting in prison sentences in the county:
Caught red handed
Eliott Sizer, 22, formerly of Portland Terrace, Gainsborough, was arrested the week before Christmas when police found him with bags of stolen goods.
He was jailed for 12 months and also admitted breaching a suspended jail sentence, imposed for possession and supply of a psychoactive substance known as Mamba.
Woman robbed her own bosses
Paula Moreno Melgar stole thousands of pounds from her employers Tiger Asset Management, despite knowing the company was in financial difficulty.
She left bosses devastated by the fraud and was jailed for 16 months.
Gang members brought wave of drugs onto streets of Boston
Four gang members were sentenced for their part in a drugs network in Boston, bringing the total number convicted as part of the investigation to eight.
Rimantas Zigaras and Irnas Nikunttas were involved in the operation which led to large quantities of the drug being brought into the UK and distributed.
Heroin addict turned dealer to pay for funeral
Simon Bisby, 43, turned to dealing class A drugs after taking out a load following his mother’s death.
He was jailed for three years and eight months.
Mum finds man who stayed in family home was sexual predator
Convicted sex offender Michael Terry, 43, breached terms of his sentence by staying with a family, despite being part of a group formed to hunt online predators.
He was jailed for 20 months.
Burglar threatened to bottle woman in her own home
George Lusby, 23, of St Rumbold, Street, Lincoln was jailed for 876 days after breaking into a woman’s house on Monks Road, threatening her with a wine bottle and fleeing with a number of stolen goods.
Police were called to the YMCA on St Rumbold Street, where they found the stolen items, after he was seen throwing away a coat. He was described as “rattling through drugs.”
Drug dealer’s phone messages gave him away
Scott Chapman, 33, of Clyde Court, Grantham, who had a previous conviction for drugs, was arrested after he was stopped by police on Carholme Road in Lincoln.
Officers found a passenger with a handbag stuffed with £2,000 of cash. Three mobile phones were also seized, on which messages related to the sale of heroin, cocaine and cannabis.
Mum attacked husband with knife
Hedge fund trader Nasreen Knight, 37, was jailed for 15 months after she attacked her husband with a knife and threatened to kill his new partner.
Rampage at ex’s home while kids screamed inside
Peter Bratley, 30, of Second Avenue, Grimsby, left his ex girlfriend terrified when he attempted to smash his way in after learning of her new boyfriend.
The court was told he watched the house from his car before approaching with a crowbar and smashing windows while children inside were screaming.
He was jailed for 16 months.
Stalker called hairdresser 300 times in a day
Callum McCall, 26, from Doughtys Court in Lincoln breached a restraining order by relentlessly calling hairdresser ex Natalie Bradley.
Courts heard he changed her business social media profile to say she was closed and becoming a chip shop. She also received 300 calls in one day from a private number. He was jailed for eight months.
Drugs gang member recruited for violent reputation
Delano McKinsley, 23, of Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, Peterborough, admitted conspiracy to kidnap in September 2016.
He was jailed for seven years and two months for his part in the kidnap and torture of a 17-year-old who fell out with the gang.
Personal trainer sold drugs for a taste of the high life
Philip John Dyer, 37, of Ellisons Quay, Burton Waters has been jailed for six years for a number of offences including money laundering, drug dealing and fraud in order to pay for a lavish lifestyle.
He pleaded guilty to the supply of cocaine, possession of criminal property, possession of weapons, money laundering and a number of fraud offences.
Teen fired gas powered handgun in man’s face
A teenager who shot a man in the face in a McDonald’s car park was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution.
Kirk Bristow, 19, fired the airgun at a couple after they stopped him from assaulting a 17-year-old girl.