'Unnecessary offending': string of offences committed in Young

A 19-year-old Cowra man who appeared in court has been fined $200, given an 18 month supervised community correction order and ordered to abstain from alcohol for six months for a range of offences committed in Young.

Alex Keith Charles appeared in Cowra Local Court charged with damaging property and two counts of entering a vehicle without the owner's consent.

According to police facts around 11.20pm, September 28, 2018 Charles left a licensed premises in Young with another man after drinking with his family.

Walking along Main Street, Young, Charles and the other man came to a parked car which he entered and attempted to start.

An argument developed between himself and the other man. Hearing this the vehicle's owner came outside. Seeing Charles in the vehicle she contacted police.

Around 11.40pm Charles came across a parked ute in William Street, Young and attempted to gain entry by damaging the rear canopy window before approaching the passenger side window and smashing it.

He then entered the vehicle and attempted to start it, which caught the attention of the ute's owner.

The ute's owner and his son removed Charles from the vehicle notifying police and performing a citizen's arrest. Police then arrived and placed Charles under arrest.

Charles' ALS solicitor said his client was prone to impulsive crimes and his main criminogenic factor was alcohol use.

He told the court Charles hadn't had a drink since the offending and was trying to be a positive influence in his child's life.

Magistrate Michael O'Brien said Charles needed to appreciate he lived in a civilized society.

"You must respect the rights of others as they respect your rights," he said.

"This is unnecessary offending and sends the message that when you are given a bond your promises have no merit.

"Given your youth, I'll take no action on your breach of bond."