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Man admits stealing a car on Christmas Eve

A 49-year-old Smith's man was arrested on Christmas Day for stealing a car.

Dean O'Brien admitted stealing a white Toyota on December 24, but pleaded not guilty to stealing another car on December 18, when he appeared at Magistrates' Court.

Crown counsel Cindy Clarke told the court that at 7.15pm on Christmas Eve the Toyota was parked at Astwood Road, Paget, and was then noticed missing at 9.15pm.

At 1.10am on Christmas Day, police on Berry Hill Road, in Paget, spotted the stolen Toyota driving east, and began to follow it.

The car turned in at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Questioned by police, O'Brien said he had borrowed it.

Arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station, O'Brien admitted stealing the car, and was charged with theft.

The court also heard that on December 18 at 9.30pm a Mazda station wagon parked on Trimingham Hill, in Paget, was found to be stolen.

At 4.25am on December 19, police on South Road, in Paget, stopped the car near the Botanical Gardens.

O'Brien told police a man had asked him to drive the car and park it for him. He made no reply when charged with the offence.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded Williams into custody until his February 7 trial, and also ordered a social inquiry.

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Published December 31, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 31, 2010 at 7:10 am)

Man admits stealing a car on Christmas Eve

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