Warrnambool man, 50, to appear in court charged with causing damage and theft at bowls club

A scooter rider will appear in court on Monday charged with theft and causing damage.

A scooter rider will appear in court on Monday charged with theft and causing damage.

UPDATE, Monday, 1pm: AN angry Warrnambool man who crashed into a fan on display in a store and then stole a lawn bowler’s bag has been released on bail.

Timothy Dennis Devey, 50, of Garden Street, successfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

He will be back in court on Friday this week..

Earlier: AN angry Warrnambool man who crashed into a fan on display in a store and then stole a lawn bowler’s bag will appear in court on Monday.

Warrnambool police Sergeant James van Engelen said that on Saturday the 50-year-old was riding his mobile scooter down Cramer Street when he pulled into the City Memorial Bowls Club car park to light a cigarette.

The scooter rider saw a bowls bag at the front door and when the bowler returned to get his bag it was missing.

Security camera footage showed the man on his distinctive three-wheeled scooter take the bag.

The bag contained bowls, first aid items, hats and Bolle sunglasses.

The man was located by police later on Saturday at Gateway Road where he was arrested.

Police later the stolen items at his home.

Sergeant van Engelen said the man was in the process of being served a summons to appear in court after being found masturbating at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens on February 5.

Last Wednesday the man went to Aussie Disposals in Lava Street to return a sleeping bag but staff refused to take the bag back because it was soiled with blood.

The man screamed at staff, was told to leave, but returned to the store 15 minutes later and apologised for his behaviour.

He demanded a staff member fix his his mobile phone, when the worker refused the scooter rider got angry and crashed his vehicle into a $60 fan which was on display, damaging the fan.

​The man was arrested, interviewed, charged and remanded in custody to appear in the ​Warrnambool Magistrates Court charged with causing damage and theft.