Sunday, October 28, 2018

43 Amazing Mugshots Of Criminals From The Early 20th Century

John O'Brien, a fireman, was charged with stealing a silver watch valued 
30s from the person of Charles Petersen at a boarding house in Duke Street on 
the 16th May 1903.



Alfred Wilkinson was arrested for "False Pretences" on 12th April 1903.



John Renstrom was arrested for "Larceny" on 12th January 1903



 Edward Andersen, seamen, "belonging to Sweden, were charged at North 
Shields with stealing 5 shillings from a till in the Cannon Inn, Middle 
Street".



John Reay was arrested for "Larceny" on 31st August 1902



Sylvester Hurlbert was arrested for "False Pretences" on 17th September 
1902



James Williams was arrested for "Larceny" on 24th August 1902



Alfred Thompson was arrested for "Larceny" on 31st August 1902



James Dawson was arrested for "Indecent Exposure" on 9th June 1902



Mustapha Irola was arrested for "False Pretences" on 19th August 1904



Andrea Laudino, Italian ice cream vendor, was charged with stealing a 
pony, value £8, the property of Bernardo Bianci, between the 13th and 19th of 
July, 1904.



Jerome Guerrini, alias Joseph Brunetti (27), fireman and a French 
subject, "was charged with the wilful murder of Patrick Gillighan on July 4th, 
1904, in the Borough of Tynemouth"



Robert Hall was "charged on remand at North Shields with stealing a quantity of beef, a silk handkerchief and an ounce of tobacco valued at 8s 5d, the property of Morton Dixon, a labourer living at Shiremoor ... The Bench imposed a fine of 10s and costs".  9 November 1903



"At North Shields William Lavery (22), labourer Low Lights, was charged with stealing a quantity of haddock value 4s 6d, the property of William Purdy from a stand on the Fish Quay on the 14th December 1904".



William Cunnigham (49) "was charged at North Shields this morning with stealing a piece of beef , valued 1s 4d, from a shop in Stephenson Street, the property of Joseph G. Grant." 23rd March 1903



"Thomas Appleton, draper's assistant, was charged at North Shields today with stealing two shirts valued 4s, the property of W.H. Mitchell, from a shop in Saville Street." 9 February 1903



"James Brown (21), 36 Hadrian Road, Wallsend, was charged with having obtained by means of false pretences the sum of 1s 6d, the moneys of Robert English." 12 October 1904 



William Thompson were charged with being found wandering in Linskill Terrace and unable to give a good account of themselves at 11.20 pm on the 12th inst. PC Ivison deposed to arresting the accused. They said they had been on the road to Blyth, but got a fright and turned back." 13 March 1905



"At North Shields, Leonard Burton, barman, South Shields was charged with obtaining food and lodging to the amount of 17s from Kate Hughes, 10 Stanley Street West, by means of false pretences." 1 November 1904



"William Sutton (26), of no fixed abode, was charged at North Shields with frequenting Tynemouth Terrace back lane on the 17th inst. Robt. Tombling said that he saw the accused trying the window of a house and upon his questioning the man he bolted but ran into the arms of a constable. He was committed for 14 days". 18 October 1904



Henry Wilson, alias Charles Murray, was charged at North Shields yesterday, with having obtained by means of false pretences food to the value of 6s from Ann Skipsey at Long Row, Percy Main, on November 24th and 25th last (1902)." 24th April 1903



"Henry Moreland a miner, New York, was charged with stealing three ducks and a drake, value 16s, the property of Michael Gaffney, at New York on the 17th October 1902".



"Daniel Lagarecta, a Chilian seaman, was charged with having stolen a watch value 10s from the person of Thomas Stephenson..."  15 September 1904



"Charles Cunningham (28), a young man, very respectably dressed, and residing at 14 Widdrington Terrace, was charged at North Shields this morning with indecent exposure at the back of Percy Gardens, Tynemouth, yesterday afternoon."  9 February 1903



"Robert Whiting (26) was charged on remand with stealing on the 2nd inst. a ton and a half of metal valued at £2, the property of Messrs Brand and Mackintyre, or otherwise receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen."  11 July 1902



"John D. Gumis, a Portuguese fireman, was charged with stealing a silver knife and plate and a quantity of butter, valued 4s, from the Rising Sun Inn, Albert Edward Dock..."  5 October 1903



"Richard Percy Stewart (27), painter, Middlesbro', was charged with stealing on the 19th of May 1904 from a dwelling-house situate at 19 Eleanor Street, Cullercoats, a jacket and vest of the value of £2, the property of Patrick Kearney."  20 January 1905



"At the North Shields Police Court today, Robert Jacks, ships' steward, belonging to Greenock, was charged with obtaining 10s by false pretences, from Charles Swain, tailor and clothier, Bedford Street."  12 January 1905



"William Sayers, labourer, East Howdon was charged at North Shields today with stealing on the 15th a brass tap and an oil barrel, valued 8s 6d, the property of Wm Easten at East Howdon."  24 March 1903 



"James Wilson was charged with having stolen a gill pewter pot, the property of some person unknown, and was remanded for eight days to enable the police to find the owner."  29 February 1904



“Michael Mulvaney (63), a tramp of no fixed abode, was charged at North Shields with being drunk in Duke Street, and with begging. The offences were admitted."  17 August 1904



William Williamson, a labourer of South Shields, was charged at North Shields to-day with indecently exposing himself yesterday afternoon at the Albert Edward Dock. (He)...was sent to prison for one month". 7 August 1903



 "Two fisherman named John Grant (31) of North Shields and John Gillan (44) of North Berwick, went into the Newcastle Arms, Union Quay, North Shields on Friday morning at half-past six. There was a glass of money standing on the counter"... and stole it. 13 February 1904



"At North Shields Wm. Small (21) and Edward Walker (20) were charged with frequenting the River Tyne for the purpose of committing a felony..." 13 June 1904



"John Walker (25), boilermaker, pleaded guilty to two charges of obtaining money by false pretences at North Shields, namely £2 from John Moffatt on March 16th, and £1 5s 6d and a suit of clothes from Anthony Rutherford between February 27th and March 16th, 1904." 30 March 1904



"At North Shields, Walter Savory (30), donkeyman, Percy Main, was charged with stealing on the 9th inst. from a line in a backyard at 9 Blyth Street, Percy Main, two towels, a sheet, and a curtain, valued 6s 6d, the property of Thos. Urwin." 10 December 1903



"At North Shields, George Williams (32), a pugilist, of Newcastle, and William Shaw (45), a cabinet maker, Newcastle, were charged with frequenting the Electric Tram Cars between North Shields and Whitley for the purpose of committing a felony on Sunday night."  15 August 1904



"At North Shields, Donald Kane, seaman, Dumbarton, was charged with having stolen between 21st and 22nd inst. clothing and other articles from the schooner Agnes lying in the Albert Edward Dock."  22 October 1904



"Daniel McCann (30), Newcastle, and Mary Johnson (30), alias Elizabeth Chantiller, Newcastle, were charged with stealing the sum of 7s 2d from George Henry Lilley on the 6th."  8 August 1904



"At North Shields Police Court to-day, Joseph Cruddas and William Thompson were charged with being found wandering in Linskill Terrace and unable to give a good account of themselves at 11.20 pm on the 12th inst. PC Ivison deposed to arresting the accused. They said they had been on the road to Blyth, but got a fright and turned back." 13 March 1905



"At North Shields Anthony Russell (27) and Robert Lightly (24), pitmen, Percy Main, were charged with being concerned together in stealing a duck, value 10s, the property of Mr Elwin". 27 May 1904



"George Smith, alias Lamb, tramp, Gateshead, was charged with begging from door to door in Beverley Terrace, Cullercoats, and was sent to prison for 14 days". 15 March 1905



"At North Shields Police Court today, John Clark (54), no fixed abode, was charged with loitering in Tynemouth Terrace back lane for the purpose of committing a felony." 9 March 1905



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