Man fined for throwing computer monitor at govt staff

A MAN who threw a stapler and a computer monitor at government staff will pay more than $3000 in fines and compensation after he also pleaded guilty to drug offences.

Maryborough man Trevor Lewin Punch, 40, threw the items in the Department of Public Works in Maryborough on May 14.

In Maryborough Magistrates Court on Tuesday, police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said the stapler hit a staff member on the leg.

He said a computer attached to the monitor thrown by Punch was also damaged.

Punch's legal representative Sarah Laikind said the incident came about because of numerous complaints Punch made about his rowdy neighbours that were never acted on.

She said he was upset and frustrated over being handed another complaint form to fill in.

"He is extremely regretful of his actions," she said.

Punch was fined $750 for wilful damage and ordered to pay $1150 in compensation for the computer and monitor.

He was also fined $750 for possessing cannabis and $400 for possessing utensils for drug use found by police on June 7.

Punch was also fined $50 on a separate charge of being drunk in a public place on June 18.



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