A Kalgoorlie man has been remanded in custody for almost three weeks while awaiting a hearing for repeatedly breaching his bail conditions.
Hamish Rhys Walker, 19, has been charged with stealing, burglary, motor vehicle theft, trespassing and receiving stolen property.
Walker has pleaded not guilty to some of the charges and was on bail with the conditions that he remained at home between 7pm and 7am. The court heard police failed to locate Walker at his home on December 17 and 27 and then again on New Year’s Day.
He was apprehended by police after 7pm on January 3 in breach of his curfew.
Court officer Murray Stubbs said on one of the occasions Walker had actually been at home, but was sleeping in the backyard due to the heat and did not hear the police knocking on the front door.
But the prosecution alleged Walker’s brother said he did not know where the accused was, and argued it was unlikely Walker was in the backyard.