A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD who caused damage while in care and threatened carers has had his sentencing adjourned so he can continue showing improvements in his behaviour.
The boy, who cannot be named because he is aged under 18, has been charged with 37 offences which occurred in the Warrnambool district and he appeared in a court recently.
In April, June and July this year the boy was involved in a string of offending.
On April 19 the boy was playing an Xbox with another youth. There was an argument and a scuffle, the boy kicked the Xbox, threw a control smashing a TV screen, threw a drum against a bedroom wall and threw a kettle causing a total of $750 damage.
On June 5, the boy had a butter knife when there was a conversation with a carer about food. He threatened to stab the carer a number of times.
He stabbed the knife into the fridge and then stabbed the carer a number of times but did not break the carer’s skin. The boy also smashed a bedroom wall and a mirror causing $60 damage.
On June 11, the boy punched a carer in the ribs and threw a frozen steak at a carer which hit the carer in the shin.
In July, the boy damaged a downpipe throwing stones, wood and a brick which also led to a window and bathroom basin being damaged at a cost of $956.
A magistrate adjourned sentencing until November so the boy’s progress can be monitored.
He also ordered a report be prepared for the court.