Teenager con­victed on five charges

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A 17-year-old Can­nons Creek res­i­dent has ap­peared in court on five charges re­lated to pay­ing for his syn­thetic high habit, but he de­nies he has a prob­lem.

Daniel Har­ris pleaded guilty in Porirua District Court last week to charges of the theft of syn­thetic drugs, bur­glary, the theft of a hand­bag and its con­tents, re­ceiv­ing a quad bike and breach­ing com­mu­nity work.

Judge John Walker said while Har­ris de­nied hav­ing a syn­thetic cannabis prob­lem, his ac­tions said other­wise.

‘‘It is a prob­lem for you and it is also a prob­lem for oth­ers,’’ he said. ‘‘You are only 17 years of age.’’ On April 6 Har­ris stole a woman’s hand- bag while in the 123 Dol­lar store in North City Shop­ping Cen­tre. The woman chased af­ter Har­ris. He man­aged to take train tick­ets and keys out be­fore hand­ing the bag back.

Later that night Har­ris broke into the Whi­tireia Cafe. He turned off the power and stole $700 from the float.

On May 2 Har­ris broke in to The Dis­count Tobac­conist and stole syn­thetic cannabis.

Judge Walker con­victed Har­ris and sen­tenced him to six months’ com­mu­nity de­ten­tion and 12 months su­per­vi­sion.

He was or­dered to pay $300 repa­ra­tion at $10 a week.

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