Noisy neighbour cops fine

Joondalup Magistrate's Court.
Joondalup Magistrate's Court.

A BANKSIA Grove man has been fined for smashing his vehicle with a metal pole after he came home from work “in a bad mood”.

Peter Andrew Scully appeared in Joondalup Magistrate’s Court on Friday after pleading guilty to breaching a violence restraining order imposed by his neighbour in January.

The court order states Scully cannot place or throw objects into his neighbour’s property or make loud or disturbing noised between 9pm and 6am.

The court heard that about 3.30am on August 13, Scully’s neighbours woke to “loud banging and crashing noises” as well as Scully talking, all of which they recorded on their phone.

Scully’s lawyer said Scully had an intellectual disability and had been living in the house for the past five years but was now looking to move.

Magistrate Sandra De Maio said neighbours just needed to “get along”.

“You don’t have to like each other but you have to be respectful,” she said.

Scully was fined $800 and court costs of $118.50.

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