A man who raided a private home while the owner slept has been fined $1500.
Terrance Codling, 59, of Warrnambool, and previously of Flemington, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to charges.
He was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning after failing to appear in court on July 9.
On May 18 Codling entered a home in Kimberly Road about 7am and raided the house for an hour while the female owner slept.
The owner woke to find Codling rummaging through a cupboard. She called her partner who returned home and waited outside the house with Codling until police arrived.
Police found Codling with a basket filled with belongings from the house, as well as drug paraphernalia inside a back pack. The items were returned to the owner.
Codling was charged and bailed to the Warrnambool Magistrates Court in July, but after failing to appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Codling told police that he thought he was inside an address on Balmoral Road and that he had entered the wrong house.
Lawyer Belinda Northey said Codling suffered from a mental condition that caused him to have black outs.
In other news, a Warrnambool man charged with 11 sex offences was released on bail with a $10,000 surety.
Brendan Craig Parson, 29, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates where he made a successful bail application. He was released by Magistrate John Doherty after passing a compelling reasons test.
Conditions of bail included Mr Parson provide a $10,000 surety, not leave Victoria, surrender his passport, not use social media and not interfere with any witnesses.
In July Mr Parson was charged with 11 sex offences including rape and sexual penetration of a child.
He appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on July 11 and did not apply for bail.
Warrnambool police Senior Constable Rachel McMahon told the court on Monday that the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team were analysing online material that was believed to be related to child abuse.
She said the analysis was expected to take about 15 months.
Barrister Jo Swiney said the matter could not proceed until the analysis was finalised. She said the accused was willing to abide by the bail conditions.