Bail breached seven times
AN 18-YEAR-OLD who breached his bail seven times in four months was sentenced to probation yesterday.
Braydon John Robert Hugh Adams of Avenell Heights pleaded guilty to seven charges in Bundaberg Magistrates Court including entering premises and committing an indictable offence, obstructing police and breach of bail.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Fiona Ward said police had been called to Adams' brother's residence where the pair was involved in an altercation on March 19.
“Officers repeatedly asked the defendant to move away while they investigated, but he continued to engage in an argument with his brother,” the prosecutor said.
The court heard between March 19 and 22, Adams attended a Bundaberg address and parked his car down the road.
He went to the back of the property, opened a roller door of a garage and stole a Kawasaki dirt bike.
He pushed it out of the residence and put it into his car.
Snr Const Ward said on May 1, the defendant was found at Schoch Street, Avenell Heights, an address he was not allowed to attend under the conditions of his bail undertaking.
Police were notified of a disturbance at the address at about 1.40am, which breached Adams' bail conditions of a curfew between the hours of 10pm and 4am.
On arrival, they located the defendant who registered .147 on a blood-alcohol test which also breached a no-alcohol condition of his bail.
The defendant also failed to report to police on June 28 and June 8 with no emergent reasons for not attending.
Defence lawyer Matthew Messenger said his client would benefit from further supervision.
“Mr Adams is a young fellow who needs the benefit of probation,” Mr Messenger said. “In his own words, he acted like a ‘stupid idiot'”.
Magistrate Jennifer Batts echoed the sentiment while addressing the defendant.
“Certainly you have gotten seriously off track,” she said.
“You are still a young person with what one hopes is a positive future ahead of you.”
Ms Batts ordered Adams to serve 15 months probation.
“It would be a shame all around if you did not make the most of this probation,” she said.