Payne  VCC 347 30 March 2017 Custodial 16.83 months (512 days) imprisonment (time served) Arson G Offending – O set fire to her caravan that was parked in the front yard of her friend’s house, causing damage to her caravan and minimal damage to the house. This was because O’s daughter was about to have a baby and O did not like the father. Offender – offence committed while on CCO, female offender, general mental trauma, family support Hach  VCC 357 21 March 2018 Combination 12 months (1 year) imprisonment (time served) 60 months (5 years) CCO: - Drug assessmen t and Arson G Offending – O was employed at a waste management company, and had been on sick leave for about four weeks due to long-term depression and suicide attempts. He was released from a mental health care facility with a medical certificate stating he had been incapable of work up to and including that day. O left a message with his manager M asking if he could return to work the next day. M called him back later that day and told him that O could not return to work unless he produced a medical certificate stating that he was capable of doing so. O became angry and argumentative as a result. Sentence appeal dismissed  VSCA 196 7 August 2018 Case summary 10
treatment - Alcohol assessmen t and treatment - Offending behaviour programs - Supervisio n At midnight, O went to the waste management facility with a petrol container, broke into the depot and then broke a window on two of the trucks. O poured petrol through the broken windows into the cabin of each truck and set them on fire. The trucks were completely destroyed and were valued at $700K in total. Offender – no prior convictions, 32y male, borderline personality disorder, increased custodial burden, difficult childhood, depression, suicide attempt, alcohol use, family support, good prospects of rehabilitation Corey  VCC 1730 20 Novembe r 2017 Combination 12 months (1 year) imprisonment 36 months (3 years) CCO: - Supervisio n - Drug assessmen t and treatment - Offending behaviour programs 12 months (1 year) licence disqualificatio n Arson (1 year imprisonment and 3 year CCO) Theft (1 month) Negligently dealing with the proceeds of crime (1 month) Driving while disqualified (14 days) G (early) Offending – O was driving while disqualified with two co-offenders in a stolen vehicle. The offenders drove to V1’s house and stole a petrol tank from a boat. Later, the offenders drove to a storage facility, and while O waited in the car the co-offenders gained access to the facility. The co-offenders then used the petrol from the stolen petrol tank to set fire to the facility before making their getaway. The facility and adjourning storage units were heavily damaged, the total extent estimated at $455,124.30. Situational offending, minor role. Offender – prior convictions for dishonesty, breach, violence, drug and driving offences, 23 y Indigenous male, intoxicated at time of offending, deprived childhood, character reference, drug use, underlying symptoms of complex developmental trauma and major depressive disorder, epilepsy,
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