A WARRNAMBOOL man has had a range of criminal charges adjourned for further hearings while he remains in custody facing four police briefs of evidence.
Adam Parker, 35, of Bolden Avenue, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a contest mention hearing on burglary and theft charges for allegedly twice breaking in to Port Fairy’s Royal Oak Hotel.
A charge of aggravated burglary allegedly committed with a family member has also been set down for a committal mention on September 15.
Driving matters and other charges of criminal damage and trespass are also expected to resolve into pleas of guilty. The remaining contested brief involves 16 charges.
In relation to the Port Fairy charges, police allege Mr Parker was clearly identified on security camera footage at the hotel about the time the burglary was committed. A laptop computer and other items were stolen and Mr Parker allegedly texted a known drug dealer saying he didn’t have any money but he had a laptop computer.
There was also security camera footage of Mr Parker at a Warrnambool hotel cashing in a substantial amount of vacuum-packed coins police allege were stolen from the Port Fairy hotel.