TRESPASS: The offender fought against police as they tried to arrest him.
TRESPASS: The offender fought against police as they tried to arrest him.

Drunk man locked himself in neighbour’s shed, refused arrest

DRUNK and belligerent, Patrick Michael Joseph Carroll, 31, shut himself in his neighbour’s shed and fought against police as they tried to arrest him.

On September 24 at 3.10pm, police were called to an address on Kenny lane in St George regarding a man who had trespassed onto a property.

Carroll was found in the rear shed, intoxicated, and refusing to leave.

When he was arrested, he refused to identify himself, and began fighting against police.

During a pat-down search, he attempted to push himself against police to get away from them.

This followed a separate incident on August 1 when Carroll was issued an identifying particulars notice, police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the Dalby Magistrates Court.

When he failed to attend court, he was arrested.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services lawyer Michael McElhinney told the court his client didn’t identify his particulars because he was confused with his court dates.

Magistrate Tracy Mossop said Carroll needed to help himself to “help everyone who has to deal with you”.

Carroll pleaded guilty to contravening the direction or requirement of police and obstructing a police officer.

He was fined $300 and had a conviction recorded.


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