Stolen phones and fireworks 'found at dump'

GOING "shopping" at the dump left Luke Edward Bracken with a fine after he pleaded guilty to two offences in Gladstone Magistrates Court last week.

The court heard police executed a search warrant at a Twin St address, and Bracken had appeared nervous and fidgety.

Police found five mobile phones which Bracken claimed he had found at the dump.

He wasn't able to provide evidence or receipts and couldn't tell police at which dump he found the phones.

A quantity of fireworks was also found on Bracken, which he also claimed that he found at the dump.

He pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of suspected stolen property and unauthorised possession of explosives, and was fined $1000.

Magistrate Penelope Hay said she took into account Bracken had been returned to prison as a direct consequence of the charges.

A conviction was recorded.



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