Man receives a conditional discharge after threatening to damage car

A MAN who threatened to damage a car over a missing board game has received a conditional discharge after appearing before Bathurst Local Court.

Jamie Slattery, 19, of Eustal Road, Yetholme, appeared before magistrate Michael Allen for possession of an offensive implement in a public place.

Police facts tendered to the court told how Slattery went to the victim's house in Durham Street on December 19, 2017 and knocked on the door.

The victim met the accused at the front door and he proceeded to yell at the victim, demanding a board game he owned that she apparently had in her possession or $60 as compensation.

The victim asked the accused to leave the location due to his menacing demeanour and shut the door.

But the accused continued to yell, saying: "I hope you can afford a new windscreen."

The accused then obtained a gardening mattock.

The victim walked out the front with her house-mates because she was concerned her car was going to be damaged. Going up the driveway, the accused walked towards the victim's car with the garden mattock, again demanding the board game or $60, to which the victim again replied "no".

The court heard lots of yelling ensued before the accused finally left.

The victim phoned police a short time later. Police obtained full statements from all the people involved and arrested the accused.

He was formally cautioned after being transported to Bathurst Police Station, where he made full admissions to having the mattock and threatening to damage the victim’s car.

Mr Allen dealt with the matter by way of a Section 10 conditional discharge for 18 months.