Pinjarra: man threatened staff with a wine bottle

Pinjarra: man threatened staff with a wine bottle

A 20-YEAR-OLD man who attempted to throw a wine bottle at a Pinjarra Liqourland staff member was given his “last opportunity” to change his ways after Mandurah Magistrates Court heard he was “heading down the path of prison”.

Tyrone Shannon Ugle pleaded guilty to 13 offences dating from November 2017 to March, including seven counts of stealing, disorderly behaviour, obstructing police officers and waving a wine bottle at a retail worker to cause fear.

Police prosecutor Neville Palmer said Ugle walked into Liqourland’s Pinjarra store on January 29 this year and scared a staff member after attempting to throw a bottle at them.

Ugle yelled “let me out you c****” after he was detained in a lockup van by police on a Coodanup street in January.

Ugle went on an alcoholic beverage stealing spree from November 23 to December 13, 2017, taking more than $300 worth of alcohol from a number of liquor stores in Mandurah.

Ugle also went by the name Chris Nannup and gave an incorrect date of birth to police but had no idea it was illegal to give a false name.

Duty lawyer Matthew Davey said Ugle accepted his language in the back of the police van was unacceptable and he needed to address his alcohol problem.

Mr Davey said Ugle never intended to throw the bottle at the staff member.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards said Ugle would be “heading down the path of prison” unless he stopped offending.

“Prison hasn’t been reached given your age,” Ms Edwards said.

Ms Edwards granted Ugle with his “last opportunity to take “responsibility” and sentenced him on March 9 to a nine-month community based order with supervision and program requirements.

Ugle will reappear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on April 6 on charges of obstructing a public officer and disorderly behaviour in public – both of which he’s pleaded not guilty to.

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