Warrnambool man found with stolen crossbow avoids prison

Ben White, of Wanstead Street, Warrnambool, received the penalty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court  for receiving goods that were believed to have been stolen from another address in the same street earlier this year

Ben White, of Wanstead Street, Warrnambool, received the penalty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for receiving goods that were believed to have been stolen from another address in the same street earlier this year

A 27-year-old man has received a two-month suspended jail sentence for possessing goods believed to have been stolen.

Ben White, of Wanstead Street, Warrnambool, received the penalty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court  for receiving goods that were believed to have been stolen from another address in the same street earlier this year.

Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Nathan Brown said the occupant of a residence in Wanstead Street had been forced to move after shots were fired at his home earlier this year. 

Leading Senior Constable Brown said a number of items were stolen from the address and were later found at White’s residence.

The stolen items included a crossbow, microwave oven, kettle and a bedspread with a total value of a few thousand dollars.

Magistrate Ian von Einem imposed a two-month jail sentence on White but suspended it on the condition that White be of good behaviour for 12 months.

White also received the penalty for possessing a prohibited weapon.

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