Dudley Park man fined, given supervision order for home burglary

Dudley Park man fined, given supervision order for home burglary

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.

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