A man has been jailed after breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order in St Helens
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A man who breached a criminal behaviour order after he stole several items from a car and attempted to break into another vehicle in St Helens last month has been jailed for 25 months.
John Corrigan, aged 22 from the Parr area of St Helens, was originally issued with a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) on Wednesday 1 September 2021.
Officers from the Community Policing Team at St Helens submitted the CBO application after Corrigan was convicted of several theft from motor vehicles in St Helens over a 12-month period.
The order prevented Corrigan from entering specific areas of St Helens, however on Sunday 12 December 2021 Corrigan broke into a vehicle on Wilbur Street and stole a number of tools.
On Thursday 16 December 2021 Corrigan also attempted to break into another vehicle on Vulcan Way.
Both incidents were captured on CCTV which showed Corrigan at each incident.
Before these offences Corrigan was charged and due to appear at court on Wednesday 15 December 2021 for a burglary that took place on Tuesday 11 May 2021 on Newton Road, St Helens. He failed to attend but was arrested by officers the next day and remanded in custody.
Speaking after his sentencing on Friday 14 January Detective Inspector Tony O'Brien said: “Corrigan knew that if he breached the conditions of this order, he would be returned to court and jailed.
“Despite these conditions which clearly stated he must not touch or enter any motor vehicle that does not belong to him, without the permission of the owner/user he committed further offences.
“His sentencing shows our relentlessness when dealing with repeat offenders who target our residents’ belongings and cause such stress and inconvenience in our communities.”
Anyone with information on vehicle crime can to speak to local officers or via @MerPolCC on Twitter and ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information