Re-offending costs for Mandurah man

A MAN who breached his suspended imprisonment order by re-offending has been given another chance.

Mark Walter Penny pleaded guilty at the Rockingham Magistrates Court on December 1 to two counts of common assault, one of criminal damage, five of stealing and breaching bail .

The prosecutor said the offences occurred in July, with the first occurring at Liquorland in Mandurah where Penny and a female co-accused stole a Smirnoff Ice 10-pack.

On the same day Penny and the female co-accused stole a Samsung Digital Tablet from a Telstra store in Mandurah.

On July 31 Penny went to Woolworths at Wellard where he tried to punch two staff members, then walked out grabbing a cooked chicken and a bunch of flowers.

He also kicked a glass door until it broke.

Penny made full admissions and said he had been drinking heavily that day.

The duty lawyer said Penny was embarrassed and remorseful and that he had suffered badly after a break-up with his partner with whom he has children.

She said he was a 29-year-old with a history of amphetamine use and he wanted to go on an order to help him sort that out.

She said he was willing to pay reparation and engage in victim mediation.

The magistrate said these new offences breached a suspended imprisonment order and community based order out of Mandurah Magistrates Court earlier this year.

“What is disturbing about all this is that you say you want to take advantage of drug rehabilitation, but that was the point of the first community-based order,” he said.

“It is also a concern that you committed all these crimes while not on drugs. It was more alcohol related.”

He was fined $1100 and ordered to pay $1761 in restitution.

He was also ordered to pay $2000 to the State of WA for breaching his bail.