Justice Penfold has made known her thoughts on Jeremy Dash-Greentree who despite terrifying crimes is having allowances made for his mental health:
The charges arise from two quite separate incidents. The first incident took place in June 2006, when Mr Dash-Greentree went to a flat in Griffith to see a man named Brett whom he had met through an acquaintance, Tim. Finding that Brett was not at home, Mr Dash-Greentree went away but returned several hours later. Brett was still not home, so Mr Dash?Greentree went to Manuka and obtained a jerry can containing petrol. He took the jerry can back to Brett’s flat and knocked again. When there was again no answer, he emptied the jerry can under the door of the flat and lit the petrol with a cigarette lighter. The petrol caught fire and Mr Dash?Greentree ran away. Smoke detectors were activated, the fire brigade arrived and the fire was put out, having caused $2,675 worth of damage to the door, security screen, walls and carpet of the flat.
The second incident occurred over several months in 2009. The complainant, who owned a florist’s shop in Belconnen, began receiving communications from Mr Dash-Greentree, whom she had never met and did not know of. A letter sent to the complainant in May expressed Mr Dash-Greentree’s wish to have a future with her, in which she would move to Western Australia to live with him and they would have children together. The sending of this letter is the basis for the second scheduled offence.
Between May and October 2009, Mr Dash-Greentree made at least 29 phone calls to the complainant’s shop. Some of the calls were threatening, either to the complainant or to her staff or her boyfriend. In one of them, Mr Dash-Greentree passed on detailed information about the complainant’s activities in the preceding days, and mentioned the names of her children, her car registration number and the score in her daughter’s soccer match. In mid-October, Mr Dash-Greentree rang the complainant at the florist shop and told her he was coming to Canberra. Several days later, the complainant was contacted by a person who then put Mr Dash-Greentree on the line to speak to the complainant. He told the complainant that he was in the psychiatric ward at The Canberra Hospital and asked her to visit him there, saying that if she did not, he would escape and find her. She said that she would visit. During the rest of that day Mr Dash-Greentree made many further phone calls to the complainant. The making of the phone calls constitutes the offence of using a carriage service to harass. The sending of the letter and the phone calls together constitute the first scheduled offence of stalking.
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Despite significant form in ignoring bail conditions it is hoped he will do as he’s told this time.
What this order basically means, Mr Dash-Greentree, is that for the next eight months you must not commit any more offences, and you must do as you are told by your Corrections supervisor or your Mental Health supervisor, especially in relation to where you live and how your mental disorder is to be treated. If you do not do that, for instance if you try to leave town or if you commit another offence, I might have to send you back to prison to finish the rest of your sentence, which is nearly four more months.