Com­mu­nity work or­der af­ter theft

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

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.

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