Thief told to ‘stay off drink’
A 35-year-old Kenmare man who stole a tray of Carlsberg beer from a Killarney supermarket has been told to “stay off the drink over Christmas”.
If he managed this, he would increase his likelihood of avoiding jail, the judge told Jason Crowley when he appeared before the District Court.
Mr Crowley, of Scarteen Park, Kenmare, had pleaded guilty to stealing 12 cans of Carlsberg from Daly’s SuperValu in Killarney on May 2, Kenmare District Court was told by Sgt Miriam Mulhall Nolan when the matter came up at the regular monthly sitting yesterday.
Mr Crowley had not got into trouble since that occasion in Killarney in May, the court was told.
Judge David Waters said he was considering adjourning the matter for final isati onto February.
“Stay off the drink over Christmas,” Judge Waters urged Mr Crowley after Sgt Derek Fleming said Mr Crowley had been doing “very well” since May.
The judge said given “the progress” Mr Crowley was making he would be mindful not to jail him, providing he remained off the drink.
Padraig O’Connell, solicitor for Mr Crowley, then quipped :“Given that it’ s Carlsberg, he probably will stay out of trouble!”
The matter has now been adjourned to the first Friday in February in Kenmare.