Hamish Crego-Bourne showing within the Rotorua District Court through audio-visual hyperlink. Photo / NZME
A methamphetamine-addicted former Rotorua builder who went on against the law spree together with stealing jet skis and sex toys has been jailed for two years and eight months.
The crime spree concerned six burglaries, together with a
rural home belonging to individuals he knew, and noticed him steal objects value greater than $50,000.
Hamish Crego-Bourne, 31, appeared within the Rotorua District Court yesterday for sentencing after pleading responsible to 10 prices, together with stealing autos, jet skis, firearms and novelty sex toys.
He was sentenced on two housebreaking prices the place objects valued at greater than $5000 have been stolen, 4 burglaries the place objects valued between $500 and $5000 have been stolen, and two prices of stealing motor autos and drink-driving.
Judge Tony Snell described the offending as a “crime spree” and stated he took the housebreaking of a home in Whitianga as probably the most critical.
He learn from a sufferer affect assertion by those that owned the home, who stated they knew Crego-Bourne and he had “sat of their home” after a member of the family had died.
The assertion stated no amount of cash might substitute the sentimental objects he had stolen, together with jewelry belonging to deceased members of the family.
The victims felt “completely betrayed” by him.
During that housebreaking, which was between May 11 and May 14 this 12 months, Crego-Bourne and one other offender went to the agricultural property in Whitianga and stole a Nissan Navara.
The sufferer wasn’t dwelling on the time and Crego-Bourne and the opposite individual spent loads of time in the home, protecting home windows to hide their actions. They additionally gained entry to sheds close by.
A secure containing numerous firearms was lower from the wall of a shed and one other one was faraway from inside the home. A gas-cutting set, stolen earlier, was used to attempt to acquire entry to the safes.
Items stolen included welding gear, vintage firearms, alcohol, engineering instruments, ammunition, chainsaws, six working firearms and jewelry valued at greater than $5000.
Other offending included stealing novelty sex toys from Peaches and Cream in Auckland, with the haul valued at $1775.92.
Crego-Bourne stole a 2018 Yamaha Deluxe jet ski and trailer, valued at $20,000, in addition to a 2004 Mitsubishi Triton utility. Both thefts reportedly happened between May 16 and 17 in Auckland.
He dedicated three burglaries in Whitianga in May and one other in Tairua, additionally in May.
In the identical month, he breached his bail situations in Rotorua and was later discovered to be driving with a blood-alcohol degree of 85mg, regardless of holding a zero-alcohol licence.
Judge Snell stated Crego-Bourne’s offending would now jeopardise his future profession prospects, which he stated was unhappy contemplating he was a “gifted and succesful” builder.
His offending was pushed by his methamphetamine dependancy and he was within the grips of his dependancy when he dedicated all of the offences.
His lawyer, Douglas Hall, requested Judge Snell to contemplate dwelling detention with it being served at a residential drug rehabilitation facility as he stated Crego-Bourne had not addressed his drug-addiction points.
Judge Snell famous he had a number of alternatives to handle his drug behavior given his record of earlier convictions, which included a number of driving-related convictions, firearms offences, dishonesty offences, violence offences and non-compliance with court docket orders offences.
He did not order reparation as he famous Crego-Bourne had no approach of paying.
As a part of the sentence, he was disqualified from driving for a month, nevertheless the court docket had beforehand disqualified him from driving indefinitely.