News

Thief steals tools to 'teach owner a lesson'

GARRY Robert Barret Steinohrt told police he stole about $15,500 of tools to teach the owner a lesson, Dalby Magistrates Court has heard.

On July 4, a local man parked his work vehicle on Myall St while having dinner.

When he returned, two unlocked boxes containing the tools of his trade had been emptied and the equipment inside taken.

The value of all the tools stolen was about $15,500.

>> Pub fined $60,000 following drunken death

>> Teen accused of double murder faces court

CCTV footage at The Cri identified Steinohrt, 25, removing the items from the vehicle.

Police executed a search warrant on July 12 and located the tools in a shearing shed on his property.

When showed the footage, Steinohrt admitted to the crime and told officers he stole the items to teach the tradesman a lesson about locking his boxes.

On July 10, he was randomly intercepted on Surat Developmental Rd driving with an unsecured and loaded handgun.

He also returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.067.

Steinohrt was the holder of a weapons licence.

>> New species of dragon found on Darling Downs

>> Poisoned water class action a 'last resort'

He pleaded guilty to stealing property exceeding $5000, drink-driving, carrying a loaded weapon while in a public place, possessing a weapon while intoxicated and failing to secure a weapon while in a vehicle, when he appeared in court on Tuesday.

Magistrate Kay Ryan did not record a conviction and sentenced Steinohrt to 40 hours of community service for the theft.

For the drink-driving and weapons offences, Steinohrt was fined $800.

He was also disqualified from holding a driver's licence for one

 

month.

Topics:  dalby dalby magistrates court police


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sky's the limit for Dominique

Dalby showjumper Dominique Holtkamp spends time training with her horse, Life to the Max.

Local showjumper outperforms the rest

Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

Beachgoers cool down at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Temperatures have hit 46 degrees Celsius in parts of outback Queensland today, with a heatwave predicted for the state's central and southern regions.(AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Outback towns scorching under the Friday afternoon sun

Milly receives a stay of execution

'DANGEROUS DOG': Milly's owner Therese will meet with the council today to discuss the dog's fate.

Milly the dog is off death row - for now.

Local Partners

Roma's so hot, they're frying eggs on the street

To see how hot it really is, we tried cooking an egg on the road.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

'I need to do what I can': 65km walk for cancer patient

Karlee Robinson is walking from Caloundra to Noosa for her cousin Aaron Parker, who has terminal brain cancer.

What do you do when someone you love has terminal brain cancer?

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

How your home can earn you big $$$$ this Christmas

This luxury Twin Waters home rents out over Christmas for more than $6000 a week.

Home owners earning thousands renting out their homes this Christmas

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!