Ammanford man remanded after criminal spree
1:34pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
A 24-YEAR-old Ammanford man has been remanded in custody following a string of offences and alleged offences which would have seen him appear in court nine times in a matter of weeks.
Dylan Reilly, of 25 Penybanc Road, was told by magistrates he was to be kept behind bars because of “the substantial risk” of him committing further crimes if granted bail.
Gerald Neave, prosecuting, told Llanelli court howCCTV footage showed Reilly stealing a can of Stella Artois lager from the Co-op store on College Street at 7am on June 13. Minutes later, he returned and stole two more cans.
At 3.15pm on the same day, police received a report from security staff at Tesco that Reilly had been apprehended attempting to steal a bottle of Jack Daniels.
At 7.15pm on July 10 – just hours after appearing in court in relation to a separate incident, Reilly was spotted kicking the passenger door and wing mirror of a Fiat 500 parked at New Road.
Following his arrest, Reilly became aggressive and began threatening the officers.
He admitted all three charges.
During the hearing, it emerged that Reilly had appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on July 3 to plead guilty to three charges of criminal damage to vehicles in Ammanford and assaulting a police officer.
On July 10, he appeared before Llanelli magistrates charged with driving with excess alcohol. Next day, he appeared in court on a separate criminal damage charge.
Magistrates were also told Reilly was due in court on July 19, accused of possession of a bladed article in a public place.
He is also due to go before magistrates on July 30 to answer burglary charges.
Peter Rhys Jones, defending, told the court that each offence/ alleged offence was “of a relatively low level”.
Magistrates, however felt that the number of offences/charges justified remanding Reilly behind bars.
They agreed to bring all his outstanding charges and sentencing hearing together on a single date.
Reilly will be held until his next appearance in court on July 26.