Teenager smashes sisters laptop with axe

A TEENAGER has been brought into court for breaking his sister's laptop - with an axe.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday Caleb Ciesiolka pleaded guilty to one charge of wilful damage.

Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Kevin Carmont said Ciesiolka threw the laptop down the stairs, following a dispute with his sister.

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He then picked up an axe and used it to hit the laptop three times.

Police were called to the Booval home where Ciesiolka was arrested and transported to the Ipswich Watchhouse.

The incident took place about 5.45pm on March 9.

Sen Sgt Carmont said no restitution was sought by Ciesiolka's mother, who had purchased the laptop.

Magistrate Barry Cosgrove said it was unfortunate a family dispute had led to the 17-year-old coming to court.

Mr Cosgrove said the details of the offence suggested Ciesiolka had a problem controlling his temper.

He said the teenager had caused significant damage to an expensive item.

"You need to understand that being angry does not give you permission to carry on in the way you did," Mr Cosgrove said.

"You are fortunate that you appear to have such an understanding mother."

Ciesiolka was placed on a $700 good behaviour bond for 12 months, with no convictions recorded.


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