Jail for string of offences

A COFFS Harbour man has been handed a hefty jail sentence over a long list of malicious damage, break and enter and theft offences across the city.

Brendon Luke Dodd, 20, of Coffs Harbour will serve multiple concurrent sentences after being found guilty of a staggering list of crimes, including a break and enter at the Big Banana.

The court also heard in a fit of rage on March 15 last year, he smashed shop fronts after being denied entry to C.ex Club in Vernon Street.

Club staff was abused after telling him the venue was shut, reporting how he damaged a nearby Holden Commodore before turning his anger on shops at the rear of the Palm Centre.

He threw garbage bins and shopping trolleys through plate glass doors of Home Indulgence, Homestop and the Palm Centre arcade, causing $1100 in damage. Dodd was found guilty of a break-in with two other men at the Big Banana on February 3 at 5pm, where paintball equipment and ski masks were stolen.

He also pleaded guilty to damaging a glass counter at Coffs Harbour supermarket in October and stealing iPod equipment in January.

Dodd was sentenced to two terms of 15-months imprisonment with a non-parole period of eight months for separate counts of break, enter and steal. Three separate three-month terms for take and drive without consent, shoplifting and malicious damage.

An additional eight months in periodic detention for stealing a motor vehicle and causing malicious damage to property by fire.

He will also serve a two-year good-behaviour bond, was fined $300 plus $76 in court costs and ordered to pay $809 in damages.



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