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Desperate and drug driven

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By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni)

Drug driven theft charges saw a young Bacchus Marsh man appear before Magistrate Gregory Robinson in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 17 May.
On 19 August last year, 20-year-old Kye Dennison attended an apartment complex in Docklands and entered the carpark in the passenger seat of a co-accused’s vehicle.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Schoemaker told the court the pair loaded two motorcycles onto a trailer and broke the carpark’s door open with bolt cutters.
Police attended the scene on August 21 and the victim informed police about the missing motorcycles on August 25.
On September 5, police obtained a search warrant to gain access to the house of the co-accused, where they found padlocks, one of the stolen motorcycles and bolt cutters in the boot of the car, allegedly used to steal the bikes.
Dennison was arrested on February 18 this year and the prosecutor said he “made full admissions”.
The accused lawyer told the court Dennison was using “ice heavily at the time” and “did whatever he could to get money for drugs”.
Dennison’s hearing was adjourned for nine-months for him to undergo treatment and rehabilitation for his drug use, continuing on with a previous community-corrections order he had been issued.