Alleged thief granted bail

Last updated 15:52 03/12/2013

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A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

Michael Sean Williams, a self-employed driveway repairer, was likely to defend the charges, his counsel said.

He had been remanded in custody after his arrest on Friday.

The $100,000 worth of items he had been charged with receiving or stealing included a cordless drill, a core drill, a welder, hoisting chains, and a vibrating roller and trailer.

Police say he also stole a chainsaw, concrete saw and a compactor.

He allegedly illegally entered both Port Hills Earth Moving, and Cheapskates in High St.

The alleged offending, including possession of equipment for taking methamphetamine and cannabis, dangerous driving, failing to remain stopped for a police officer, and failing to attend court while on bail, occurred in Dunedin and Christchurch.

Judge Phillip Moran remanded Williams on bail to January 14.

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