Monday 11 December 2017

Teen broke locks and got into camper van


Colin O’Neill (19), from Foxdene, has no previous convictions
Colin O’Neill (19), from Foxdene, has no previous convictions

A teenager damaged three locks on a mobile home window when he climbed into the vehicle, a court heard.

Colin O'Neill (19) was caught in the camper van, which was parked in the driveway of a private house.

Judge David McHugh adjourned sentencing to a date in April to give the defendant time to bring compensation to court.

The defendant, of Foxdene Park in Clondalkin, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to criminal damage.

The incident took place at Castle Riada Drive in Lucan on September 15, 2015.

Garda Aisling Brophy said she was on mobile patrol when she came across the defendant, who broke three locks on a camper van and climbed into the back of it.

Gda Brophy said O'Neill was arrested and taken to Ronanstown Garda Station.

The court heard that the three locks to the back window of the mobile home were damaged and the side door was bent backwards.


The court heard that the defendant has no previous convictions.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said the damage caused to the three locks was €250.

Mr Fleming said O'Neill apologised for his behaviour and was willing to pay compensation for the damage.

The solicitor said O'Neill will need some time to save the compensation.

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