Jail for teenage bur­glar

The Weekend Post - - News -

JANESSA EKERT

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.”

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