Roma man on 20 charges, caused $900 damage to local business
BRAYDON Lance Hurzlmeier faced Roma Magistrates Court pleading guilty to over twenty offences.
On Tuesday, July 7, the court heard Hurzlmeier had been charged with a span of offences including several counts of breaching bail conditions, wilful damages, obstructing police, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, driving without L plates, making unnecessary noise or smoke while driving.
Police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting told the court on March 8, the defendant attended his father’s house where they had a verbal argument which quickly escalated into the defendant picking up his father’s walking crutch and throwing it at a wardrobe.
The father left his home in fear and while away, Hurzlmeier smashed his television.
Sgt Whiting told the court on March 17, Hurzlmeier knocked over several pieces of furniture at Rex Furnishers and Carpet, totalling $859.73.
Maggistrate Saggers labelled his actions “disgusting”.
“That’s a really cruel thing to do,” he said.
The defendant said he was drunk and doesn’t recall that day.
“I’m very remorseful and I wish it didn’t happen,” he said.
“When I woke up in the watch-house and the police told me what I did, I couldn’t believe it.”
For breaching bail conditions, wilful damage and obstructing police, the magistrate ordered Hurzlmeier to perform 120 hours of unpaid community service.
For wilful damage to Rex Furnishes and Carpet, Hurzlmeier was ordered to pay compensation of $859.73.
And with respect to the driving offences, Hurzlmeier was fined $1000 and the conviction was recorded on his traffic history.
“Put this behind you, do your community service and make use of the help that’s available to you,” the magistrate said.