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“The offender was annoyed by being hit with the crowbar”

By johnboy - 20 July 2012 22

The Courts bring us a cracking read from the sentencing of Dean Simonds for breaking into Fitness First and stealing the float (would have gotten away with it if Cherish Campbell wasn’t a lousy getaway driver) and trying to shake down a drug buyer in Isabella Plains leading to crowbar shenanigans:

At about 12.30 pm on 19 November 2010 the offender went to the home of Mr Wayne Harrington, at 55 Werriwa Crescent in Isabella Plains, to obtain payment of a debt owed by Mr Harrington for some prohibited drugs bought by him from someone who has not been identified. Mr Harrington and the offender knew each other. Mr Harrington allowed the offender into the lounge room of his home. With Mr Harrington in his home were his son, aged 15 years, and his neighbour, Mr Michael Temby.

When inside the home, the offender told Mr Harrington that he had come to obtain payment of the debt and he demanded the money from him. This caused an argument between Mr Harrington and the offender which lead to Mr Harrington asking the offender to leave his home, something that the offender did not do.

Being concerned by what was happening, Mr Harrington picked up a crowbar from somewhere within the lounge room of the home and hit the offender with it. The offender was annoyed by being hit with the crowbar and he took the crowbar from Mr Harrington.

After taking the crowbar from Mr Harrington, the offender swung the crowbar towards Mr Harrington’s head but, fortunately for him, the crowbar missed his head. Then, the offender swung the crowbar towards Mr Harrington’s left leg and, unfortunately for him, the crowbar hit his leg above the knee, causing lacerations and abrasions to the leg. I assume that this assault upon Mr Harrington was witnessed by the complainant’s son and Mr Temby.

After being hit by the crowbar, Mr Harrington went from the lounge room into the kitchen of his home and closed the kitchen door behind him. He held the kitchen door closed when the offender tried to force the door open, causing a hole in it by hitting it with the crowbar and another hole in it by kicking it with one of his feet. I do not know the whereabouts of Mr Harrington’s son and Mr Temby during the time that the offender was trying to force open the kitchen door.

Being unable to force open the kitchen door, the offender left Mr Harrington’s home and entered a car parked outside Mr Harrington’s home, which was then driven away.

Dean’s eligible for parole in October 2014.

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22 Responses to
“The offender was annoyed by being hit with the crowbar”
Silentforce 6:16 pm 20 Jul 12

Harrington/Drugs/Debt. Deja vu?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:24 pm 20 Jul 12

lol

HenryBG 3:57 pm 20 Jul 12

poetix said :

Sergeant Mothersole. This is as good as Superintendent Shakeshaft. It just gets better and better.

Detective Weasle

poetix 3:45 pm 20 Jul 12

Sergeant Mothersole. This is as good as Superintendent Shakeshaft. It just gets better and better.

johnboy 3:28 pm 20 Jul 12

just for you

caf 3:16 pm 20 Jul 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

‘At about 3.40 am Sergeant Mothersole was driving a marked police car in a southerly direction along Kent Street when he was passed by a white Holden Commodore car ‘

of course…

Add the white commodore tag!

bundah 3:16 pm 20 Jul 12

The thing that i find remarkable is the methodology used to determine the length of incarceration for the string of offences committed.If it wasn’t for concurrency and parole they’d be in prison for decades which some would suggest might not be such a bad idea!

Jungle Jim 2:15 pm 20 Jul 12

FioBla said :

devils_advocate said :

p1 said :

I love people who keep crow bars somewhere within the lounge room of the home.

To me a crow bar is the big thing you use to lever out tree stumps and fence posts. Like, it’s almost as tall as an adult and big thick iron with one flat end. Seems unweildy to swing in the manner described, and if you did get enough room to swing it, would certainly do more damage.

This seems more like a pry bar or a tire iron type scenario. But still I can’t recall having kept either in the living room. If I was in the habit of running up these kinds of debts, I might though.

Gordon Freeman says, “ ”.

Headcrabs ahead!!!

breda 11:41 am 20 Jul 12

Meh, keeping a crow bar (or tyre iron) in the loungeroom is perfectly normal if:

(i) you may get a visit from a drug dealer that you owe money to; or

(ii) it’s handy to pick up with the car keys when heading out to meaningfully interact with recalcitrant sliding doors.

FioBla 11:28 am 20 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

p1 said :

I love people who keep crow bars somewhere within the lounge room of the home.

To me a crow bar is the big thing you use to lever out tree stumps and fence posts. Like, it’s almost as tall as an adult and big thick iron with one flat end. Seems unweildy to swing in the manner described, and if you did get enough room to swing it, would certainly do more damage.

This seems more like a pry bar or a tire iron type scenario. But still I can’t recall having kept either in the living room. If I was in the habit of running up these kinds of debts, I might though.

Gordon Freeman says, “ ”.

colourful sydney rac 11:25 am 20 Jul 12

‘At about 3.40 am Sergeant Mothersole was driving a marked police car in a southerly direction along Kent Street when he was passed by a white Holden Commodore car ‘

of course…

p1 11:24 am 20 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

This seems more like a pry bar or a tire iron type scenario.

Yeah, same. I would have trouble swing my crow bar fast enough to hit someone, but if I did it would break their leg.

devils_advocate said :

But still I can’t recall having kept either in the living room.

I have an Ice Axe on the wall though….

devils_advocate 11:19 am 20 Jul 12

p1 said :

I love people who keep crow bars somewhere within the lounge room of the home.

To me a crow bar is the big thing you use to lever out tree stumps and fence posts. Like, it’s almost as tall as an adult and big thick iron with one flat end. Seems unweildy to swing in the manner described, and if you did get enough room to swing it, would certainly do more damage.

This seems more like a pry bar or a tire iron type scenario. But still I can’t recall having kept either in the living room. If I was in the habit of running up these kinds of debts, I might though.

HenryBG 11:12 am 20 Jul 12

Rubbish, the lot of them. Sterilise them all.

p1 10:53 am 20 Jul 12

I love people who keep crow bars somewhere within the lounge room of the home.

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