Mar 8 2013 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
An 18-year-old man broke into his sister’s house, Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard this week.
James Watson, of Witchhill Place, Kilmarnock, pleaded guilty to breaking into the property in the town’s Witch Road last September.
Andrew Lazarrin, prosecuting, said that Watson turned up at the house around 2pm, but found it empty and locked up.
He then went to a neighbour’s house and asked to use the toilet.
“He was allowed in as the neighbour recognised him,” said Mr Lazarrin.
But he then went back to his sister’s home, “where he was heard to force the door”.
Residents could hear items being thrown about inside.
Watson left a short time later, but, when his sister returned home at 3.30pm, he was back inside her house.
Said Mr Lazarrin: “The householder confronted her brother about being there and the damage to the door, but he was intoxicated, so she got no useful reply.”
She later discovered that a bank card and an iPod were missing. These were recovered by police.
Fraser Alexander, defending, said that his client had been under the influence of drugs but was in recovery now and reconciled with his sister.
Sheriff Alistair Watson deferred sentence and called for a criminal justice social work report.