Kindness repaid by man stealing

Last updated 05:00 14/12/2013

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A 23-year-old man stole jewellery from people who had given him a home, then pawned the items, the Invercargill District Court has been told.

Jasian Ulrich Spies, of Ashers, appeared before Judge Phil Moran for sentence yesterday after admitting eight charges of theft - of a mountainbike, gold dress rings, a silver watch, a gold chain necklace and bracelet - at Dunedin and Whanganui between March 11 and September 19, wilful trespass and four charges of burglary.

He was sentenced to nine months' jail and ordered to pay reparation.

Judge Moran said Spies went to Whanganui where he was staying with people who gave him a home and fed him.

"And you repaid that by pinching their stuff."

While there, Spies stole jewellery, including a $2350 gold dress ring, and a mountainbike and pawned them.

Burglary

Robert Crystal White Ataria, 28, was sentenced to 120 hours' community work and ordered to pay $207.56 reparation for three charges of burglary between July 12 and August 17.

Receiving Shaun Keith Tippett, 28, meat worker, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work and ordered to pay reparation for receiving railway sleepers knowing they were stolen on September 16.

Breach

Stephen Terrence Ruke, 19, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work.

Driving

Tia Tongia was sentenced to 120 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving while disqualified on October 9.

Lauren Ashleigh Harland, of Winton, was disqualified for nine months for driving carelessly and with a breath alcohol level of 892mcg on November 24.

Robert James Cameron was fined $500 for driving while disqualified on November 7.

Tahi Wano was remanded on bail to January 21 for sentence for driving while disqualified and breaching supervision.

Lavinia Rangitewewini Daniels, 34, kitchen hand, was sentenced to six months' community detention, 12 months' supervision and disqualified for one year and one day for driving dangerously and with a blood alcohol level of 214mg on September 28.

Drink-driving

Conner John McMaster, 18, of Centre Bush, was fined $400 and disqualified for three months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 400mcg (under 20) at Lumsden on December 7.

Rebecca Ellen McKenzie, 26, of Kapuka, 543mcg on December 6. Fined $450, and disqualified for six months.

Melissa Jade Geekie, 23, of Wallacetown, 854mcg on December 9. Fined $700, and disqualified for six months.

Blake James Dixon, 17, 773mcg. Fined $650 and disqualified for six months.

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Lisa Maree Reed, 21, 945mcg on December 8. Fined $750 and disqualified for eight months.

Paul Raymond Fitzek, 29, electrician, was fined $500 and disqualified for six months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 154mg on November 16.

- The Southland Times

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