Alleged burglar to be kept in custody
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.