Man in trouble after ciggy search

CODY James McKillop disrupted a memorial service at the Queens Park cenotaph to ask for cigarettes.

He had already broken into two cars parked outside Maryborough bakeries in search of a smoke early on Saturday, August 14.

When he arrived drunk at the memorial service for the Z Special Unit servicemen police were called to move him on.

McKillop was sentenced to 18 months probation when he appeared in the Maryborough Magistrates Court this week and pleaded guilty to stealing, two counts of unlawfully entering a vehicle and two counts of wilful damage.

The court was told he threw a rock through the window of a bakery van parked on Alice Street about 5.50am, and then stole a mobile phone.

Twenty minutes later he threw a rock through the windscreen of a 4WD parked in Kings Lane. It, too, belonged to a bakery employee.

McKillop, 18, then turned up at the memorial service.

He was taken into custody last week and spent eight days in jail before facing court.

“He was intoxicated and he is extremely remorseful for his actions,” defence solicitor Judy Millward said.

“It has been a severe wake-up call for him to spend this week in custody.”

Ms Millward said her client worked seasonally as a forestry employee and lived with his parents at Granville.

Acting magistrate Neil Lavaring gave McKillop 18 months probation and ordered he pay restitution of $341 for the damage done to the bakery truck.



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