Win­dow smashed

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While high on syn­thetic cannabis, a Porirua man re­peat­edly punched and even­tu­ally smashed the win­dow of the Can­nons Creek Plun­ket clinic.

Wil­liam Ivi­rangi, 17, pleaded guilty to wil­ful dam­age when he ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court last Tues­day.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor sergeant Paul Macky said that on Novem­ber 30 Ivi­rangi re­peat­edly punched a win­dow at the Plun­ket clinic in Warp­site Ave for no rea­son un­til it smashed.

The alarm sounded and Ivi- rangi was seen run­ning away and jumping over a fence.

Macky said that when Ivi­rangi was caught, he ad­mit­ted to the crime and said he was high on syn­thetic cannabis and un­able to con­trol his rage.

Ivi­rangi’s lawyer, Louise Brown, said that he could not ex­plain what set him off.

Judge Jan Kelly con­victed Ivi­rangi and sentenced him to 80 hours’ com­mu­nity work and or­dered him to pay $712.71 in repa­ra­tion.

‘‘That’s a com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion that does not have a lot of money and your ac­tions would have caused great in­con­ve­nience,’’ she told him in court.

He was also con­victed and dis­charged on a breach of bail.

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