Second guilty plea in tavern burglary

A second man has admitted his part in a burglary that took place at the Redwood Tavern late last month.

Dameon Aaron Pullan, 20, appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday where he admitted the charge, as well as a charge of wilful damage, and the theft of a cellphone.

Pullan was remanded in custody for sentencing on July 28.

The court did not hear details of the charges, but an associate of Pullan's last week admitted his part in the break-in.

The court heard at that time that Troy Edward Maddock, 22, arrived at the tavern about 3.30am on May 24 and broke in through a skylight. He attempted and failed to take a flat-screen TV from the wall, before succeeding in taking $593 worth of alcohol. The haul was lifted from the liquor store area of the building.

Pullan, Maddock and a third associate were charged with burglary following the incident, however the third man is yet to make a plea.

Maddock was to reappear on July 7 for his sentencing.

Reuben Joseph Roberts, 19, was remanded in custody without plea on a charge of burglary.

The unemployed Springlands man was to apply for legal aid and reappear on June 16.

Gareth John Root, 31, was yesterday granted electronically monitored bail when he appeared on eight charges.

He was remanded without plea on the charges of threatening to kill, leaving a child without reasonable supervision, two of driving while disqualified, two of burglary, one of theft, andusing a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage.

He was to reappear on June 23.

Jason Robert Wills, 30, was declined bail when he appeared in court yesterday. The Witherlea man faces nine charges of burglary, one of theft and one of possessing utensils for the consumption of drugs.

He has denied the charges and will remain in custody until he reappears on July 7.

Daniel Jonathan van Wynbergen, 40, was remanded on bail on a charge of burglary.

The vineyard worker entered no plea to the charge, and was remanded to appear in the Kaikoura District Court on July 4.

Anthony Steven Richards, 29, admitted a charge of trespass and was sentenced to 40 hours' community work.

The Marlborough Express