No remorse by rock thrower
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who threw a rock at a passing 4WD near Evans Head, smashing its windscreen, was caught less than an hour later in a beachside park after spray painting graffiti on picnic tables and chairs.
The youth pleaded guilty in the Lismore Children’s Court to intentionally throwing an object at the vehicle on June 23; damaging property with a graffiti implement; being a person aged under 18 in possession of spray paint; and damaging property (windscreen).
A Juvenile Justice report is being prepared for Magistrate Robyn Denes and the youth will be sentenced on September 27. He is from Cairns and was staying with family friends in Lismore at the time.
Police facts stated the youth had shown ‘little to no regard’ for his actions, no remorse, and laughed and joked with friends the entire time he was dealing with police.
Police state a woman was driving a 4WD on the Evans Head-Woodburn Road at 9.10pm when the rock was thrown from a passing car, smashing her windscreen.
Despite being in shock, the woman was able to maintain control of the 4WD and drove to the police station.
Police investigating the incident came across the youth and his mates in the Shark Bay picnic area on Ocean Drive and stated he had used cannabis with his friends. The youth admitted throwing the rock and spray painting graffiti on tables and chairs.