A Portland man charged with stealing and torching a hire car has been remanded in custody after allegedly failing to comply with an overnight curfew.
Marcus Edwards, 30, of Silvester Street, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week where he made an unsuccessful bail application.
The court heard the man was previously charged with theft of a vehicle, deception, possession and use of amphetamine and driving while disqualified.
Mr Edwards allegedly attended Avis Car Rental in Portland early last month with a woman, who cannot be named.
He allegedly asked the woman to rent a 2019 Suzuki sedan in her name because he had a disqualified Learner's permit.
The woman agreed and paid for the rental car with a credit card belonging to another woman without her permission.
The court heard the woman left in the Suzuki and Mr Edwards followed behind in her personal vehicle.
The transaction was recorded on CCTV.
The pair attended at a Wellington Road address shortly after and Mr Edwards took the keys to the Suzuki and left.
He then failed to return the car.
The court heard the woman contacted him on numerous occasions and asked to return the car.
He allegedly told he would return it "when he was finished" and urged her not to contact the police.
Avis Car Rental reported the vehicle stolen on June 19.
A tracking device attached to the car revealed its last known location was in bush area near Bridgewater Lakes Road.
Police attended the scene and located the vehicle registration plate brackets, as well as white panels believed to belong to the stolen car.
On June 28, police patrolling Cape-Nelson Road allegedly found the vehicle burnt out and dumped in a limestone quarry.
Bottles of vodka Cruisers were located at both crime scenes and have been sent off for analysis, the court heard.
Mr Edwards was arrested on July 19 and found in possession of a small quantity of ice.
He was granted bail at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court the following day with conditions including a static residential address and an overnight curfew.
The court heard he allegedly breached those bail conditions on numerous occasions by failing to be home during the curfew hours on five occasions.
The man was charged with five counts of breaching his bail, including on September 10, October 9 and during the past week.
He told the court that on one occasion he missed his bail curfew because his vehicle became bogged.
A police prosecutor said the man should not be driving because he had a disqualified licence.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said the man was an unacceptable risk of reoffending.
Mr Edwards was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on November 20.
He stormed out of the dock before the magistrate had finished his final remarks.
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