Railway vandals charged


Two Oamaru men appeared in the Oamaru District Court yesterday charged with intentionally damaging windows and breaking into the Oamaru Railway Station.

Adam Michael Scott, 24, engineer, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to six months’ home detention and ordered to pay reparation costs of $1500 for intentionally damaging windows and entering the Oamaru Railway Station without authority and with intent to commit a crime on April 13.

Facing the same charges was Kristian Zane Todd, 17, unemployed, of Oamaru. He was convicted and sentenced to six months’ community detention, six months’ supervision and ordered to pay $1500 in reparation costs.

The Court heard that on April 13, Todd and Scott broke into the Railway Station and using a hammer damaged windows, doors and, indirectly, a drum kit.

They also broke windows by throwing stones they had picked up from the railway tracks.

A police patrol stopped them and they were arrested. The following day the burglary of the Railway Station was reported to police.

Judge Joanna Maze said a restorative justice conference with the victim opened Todd and Scott’s eyes to the harm they had caused.


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