Jail for teenage burglar
Alpin had committed the crimes in groups of two, three or four. Cars were left damaged in bushland — one was discovered burnt out.
“It is outrageous conduct. It is unacceptable to the community and it is of grave concern that you’ve embarked on this type of offending a very short time after being released on parole for other serious offending,” magistrate Janelle Brassington said.
At 17, Alpin was jailed for 30 months for similar property crimes and was released on parole in July this year. Mr Goodwin said his client’s offending had been fuelled by both alcohol and drugs.
“The law recognises that I must take into account your age and your background, which is tragic as well,” Ms Brassington told Alvin.
“It is such a young age to be spending most of your youth in custody but that is the outcome of your behaviour.”