Psychological report ordered in prowling case

July 1, 2014 | By More

Court House-general2A Northcote man who had admitted charges of prowling around a woman’s property twice, had his sentencing adjourned so that a psychological report could be prepared for the court.

Christchurch District Court Judge Tony Couch said potential underlying issues needed to be explored before 39-year-old Manuel Piniha Hayward could be sentenced, and ordered the Section 38 report.

Judge Couch remanded Hayward in custody to August 12 for the sentencing.

A woman had installed security cameras at her house, and since then someone had climbed a tree, gone onto the roof, and moved the camera several times.

Hayward was caught on one of the cameras on May 5, and was found nearby. He said he had gone on the property to urinate.

He also admitted a visit on February 5 when the camera was moved.

Hayward had admitted two charges of being unlawfully in an enclosed yard, two of burglary and receiving a stolen cell phone.

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