Al­leged bur­glar to be kept in cus­tody

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A 44-year-old Can­nons Creek res­i­dent will re­main in cus­tody af­ter she ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court last Tues­day on a bur­glary charge.

The court was told that Maria Hen­dricka Brown had en­tered a build­ing in Tawa on May 28 with­out author­ity in­tend­ing to com­mit the of­fence.

At the time, Brown was on bail for two pre­vi­ous charges, one of which re­lated to an­other bur­glary.

No plea was en­tered, but de­fence lawyer Quentin Duff in­di­cated Brown ac­cepted what she had done was wrong.

Duff said that the hope was that Brown would be re­leased on bail with a 24-hour cur­few and that if she was, it would be ‘‘by the skin of her teeth’’.

Judge Arthur Tomp­kins said Brown had a long his­tory of of­fend­ing and was a risk of re­of­fend­ing.

Brown’s sen­tenc­ing will be on June 22 and she was re­manded in cus­tody with­out plea.

She will also ap­pear in court on July 9 in re­la­tion to an­other bur­glary charge.

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