AN 18-year-old man who stole $1500 worth of valuables from a Dudley Park home appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday .
Bilson Ford Ewe, who appeared via video link from Hakea prison, pleaded guilty to home burglary, possessing a smoking implement and stealing.
Police prosecutor Constable Sean Discombe said Ewe entered a Dudley Park house, which was unoccupied at the time, and forced entry through the laundry door on February 15 at 2.50pm.
Ewe went through rooms in the home and stole $1500 worth of valuables, including jewellery, electrical items and car keys belonging to two cars.
Police later arrested Ewe where he made full a admission.
Constable Discombe said police located all the stolen items during Ewe’s arrest.
Police also found him in possession of a smoking implement with cannabis.
Duty lawyer Julie Lindsley said Ewe had spent 12 days in custody.
“These are significant charges for such a young age however difficulties (Ewe) faced are outlined in the pre-sentence report,” she said.
“(Ewe) has significant treatment needs and has found it difficult spending time in an adult prison as a young man.”
Magistrate Anne Longden agreed and sentenced Ewe to a 12-month intensive supervision order with program requirements for Ewe’s home burglary charge.
Ms Longden fined him $500 for possession of the smoking implement and stealing charges.
She ordered Ewe’s return of the stolen property and ordered destruction of the drug paraphernalia.