Men cop fines in Mandurah Magistrates Court

A Mandurah man was fined $550 in the Mandurah Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for trespassing and threatening to injure his victim.

The court heard that on March 26, 2017, Shad Dylan Handley went to a Halls Head property with two other men, and entered the garage, where they confronted both a male and female victim.

Prosecution said one of the men swung a metal pole at the female victim while Handley approached the male victim, and threatened to break his kneecaps if he didn’t get his money back.

Handley was arrested by detectives on March 31.

Handley’s defence lawyer said the male victim was known to him, and had previously attacked him and taken his cigarettes, which matched up with police reports.

The magistrate decided fines were appropriate, and granted a spent conviction due to Handley’s age, clear record, and unemployment.

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Khalen Everett Young was fined $450 in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to burglary with intent in a Falcon holiday home.

The court heard that between 28-29 May, 2016, Young entered the home through an unlocked door with socks covering his hands, with intent to steal.

Although he did not take any property, he left the socks behind, which police tested for DNA after the burglary was reported in June. 

Young was arrested in Armadale in September, but his defence said he had since partaken in a meth program, and gained employment with BHP. 

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An eighteen-year-old man pleaded guilty to damaging two car windows in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday, and was fined $250, and will pay $100 compensation to his victims.

The court heard on March 17, 2017 at 1.15am, Tramane Mark Bakker and a co-accused smashed the driver’s-side windows of a Toyota Hilux and a VW Golf, and urinated on the Hilux.

The magistrate granted Bakker a spent conviction because of his youth.

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