Community work order after theft
A night out in March has earned a Cannons Creek man 200 hours’ community work.
Jonah Smith pleaded guilty in Porirua District Court last Tuesday of stealing a phone that belonged to a victim of an assault.
The court was told that the victim had been assaulted by another party on March 22 and was unconscious when Smith took the phone.
Smith’s lawyer, Val Nisbet, said his client was able to do community work and that he had completed the hours from a previous charge.
Judge Jan Kelly questioned the fact that Smith was 18 years old at the time of the offence and had recently been released from home detention.
Smith was convicted of theft and ordered to complete 200 hours’ community work.