A police officer smashed a window with stones in a dispute with her neighbours.
Jacqueline O’Neill, 49, launched the missiles from her garden in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, on May 17, 2022.
Glasgow Sheriff Court heard there was previous “history” between the now suspended officer and a married couple next door.
The 38-year-old man woke his 39-year-old wife in the early hours of the morning after hearing noises outside.
The woman told the court that she looked out of her attic ensuite window.
Prosecutor Gail Campbell asked what the witness heard.
She replied: “I could hear the noise of stones hitting the glass window of the ensuite – we could see it.
“We saw her [O’Neill] throw the stones from her garden.”
The witness added that she noticed one of her windows had “shattered”.
Ms Campbell asked how she felt about the incident and replied: “Terrified, horrified.”
The witness went on to phone the police.
Ms Campbell said: “If the court heard evidence that she wasn’t standing in her garden what do you say to that?”
The woman responded: “I would say there was something corrupt going on, I would question how my window got smashed and how the stones got there.”
She claimed that O’Neill drove her car at her then-11-year-old daughter on March 28, 2022.
She stated that her daughter went to collect her brother from school with another girl.
O’Neill meantime returned home and spoke with the woman after parking her car.
Ms Campbell asked what was said.
She replied: “Ha ha, next time I won’t miss.”
The witness claimed that she did not know what she meant, initially believing it to be about O’Neill hitting her car with a bin.
Her daughter then returned home.
The woman said that the girl was “hysterical”.
“She was crying, shaking and said, ‘That woman next door tried to knock me down,’” she told the court.
Ms Campbell asked: “Who did you take her to be identifying as the woman next door?”
The witness said: “Jacqueline O’Neill.”
She said she felt “really sick and anxious” after putting the story together.
Sheriff Matthew Jackson KC found O’Neill not proven on a charge of careless driving.
But, he found her guilty on a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
She was also convicted of wilfully or recklessly destroying or damaging property belonging to another without a reasonable excuse.
Sentence was deferred pending background reports until next month.
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