News

Meth addict in tearful plea to go home to grandma

A TEARFUL drug addict who allegedly broke into another person's house to shower and steal clothes pleaded yesterday to be allowed to go home to her grandmother.

Ahnika Lillyan Worsley appeared in Bundaberg Magistrates Court via video link from Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre charged with nine offences including entering a dwelling without consent, stealing and possessing drug utensils.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Dean Burgess told the court some of Ms Worsley's charges dated back to last year and included one in which she entered a home in Harold Crt, Apple Tree Creek.

"When she was found by the home's occupants she stated her boyfriend had stolen the neighbour's car and not to call police," Sgt Burgess said.

Police claim Ms Worsley proceeded to let the family's budgies, which were on the front porch, out of their cage and then had a swim in their pool before leaving.

Sgt Burgess said Ms Worsley also entered another residence in Childers where she took a shower and stole clothing.

The court heard she was also linked to a recent police chase in Childers in which she was the vehicle's passenger.

"She refused to give police information about the location of the vehicle and the outstanding driver," Sgt Burgess said.

The court was told Ms Worsley had a long criminal history.

Representing herself, she applied for bail which was objected to by the police prosecutor.

Sgt Burgess told the magistrate her charges "just continued on" and that she was an "unacceptable risk".

Ms Worsley told the court she was in shock. "I just want to go home to my grandma who is 73 years old and raised me," she said.

"I need to go to rehab, I recognise this. I've only been using methamphetamine for two years and it was a great mistake."

Magistrate Neil Lavaring refused bail and adjourned the matter to November 7.

Topics:  court drugs police



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Good fishing in wide grounds and over Breaksea Spit

Scott with a golden trevally caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

Sweetlip, parrot, trevally and school mackerel can be found deep.

About time we see tough laws on emergency assaults

Ambulances "ramping" at the Ipswich Hospital emergency department.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

These men and women are our community's real life heroes.

McCulkin murders: How the trial nearly collapsed

Vincent O'Dempsey.

It was the verdict that nearly never came.

Local Partners

Pier Park Markets raises money for charities every week

Every Saturday, a group of enthusiastic volunteers including Mike McNeil arrive to Urangan at about 3am to set up for the upcoming market day.


What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Things to do on the Fraser Coast this weekend

Kayla Schmidt, Charlie and Nitro at this year's Million Paws Walk. May 15th, 2016

Find out when and where things are happening this weekend.

Marking Maryborough Hospital's 130th birthday

A PIECE OF HISTORY: Nursing director Trish Spreadborough shows what it would have been like to care for patients in the early days of the Maryborough Hospital.

Learn about the rich history of the Maryborough Hospital

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

JUST WHEN you thought you’d all of Bella Hadid’s supermodel figure — she gets her Cannes out on the red carpet of an AIDS gala dinner in France.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!