Heroin user charged with nine offences, including five burglaries

Braintree and Witham Times: Heroin user charged with nine offences, including five burglaries Heroin user charged with nine offences, including five burglaries

A man suspected of being one of north Essex’s most prolific burglars appeared in court this morning.

Homeless heroin user David Howard, 48, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court and was barely able to keep his eyes open as the nine charges against him were read out.

 

Howard was arrested in Kenworthy Road, Braintree, at 10.30am on Friday.

He has been charged with committing three burglaries in Braintree, two burglaries in Halstead, one attempted burglary in Braintree, one count of dangerous driving relating to an incident on Godlings Way on Monday, March 10, one associated count of driving while disqualified and a count of driving without insurance.

He was also wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

Howard was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court in May.

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4:25pm Sat 15 Mar 14

G.Speel says...

I think he needs sorting out!
I think he needs sorting out! G.Speel
  • Score: 8

4:56pm Sat 15 Mar 14

All_talk_no_action says...

G.Speel wrote:
I think he needs sorting out!
How would you "sort him out" ?
[quote][p][bold]G.Speel[/bold] wrote: I think he needs sorting out![/p][/quote]How would you "sort him out" ? All_talk_no_action
  • Score: -7

7:05pm Sat 15 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Methadone and psychiatric help -- WHILE incarcerated. That's how I'd "sort him out".
Methadone and psychiatric help -- WHILE incarcerated. That's how I'd "sort him out". /@|_|@\
  • Score: 4

9:39am Mon 17 Mar 14

friday_woods says...

All_talk_no_action wrote:
G.Speel wrote: I think he needs sorting out!
How would you "sort him out" ?
A large blunt object over the back of his head.
[quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G.Speel[/bold] wrote: I think he needs sorting out![/p][/quote]How would you "sort him out" ?[/p][/quote]A large blunt object over the back of his head. friday_woods
  • Score: 1

9:54am Mon 17 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

All_talk_no_action wrote:
G.Speel wrote:
I think he needs sorting out!
How would you "sort him out" ?
Shotgun.
[quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G.Speel[/bold] wrote: I think he needs sorting out![/p][/quote]How would you "sort him out" ?[/p][/quote]Shotgun. The King of Colchester
  • Score: 1

11:56am Mon 17 Mar 14

friday_woods says...

The King of Colchester wrote:
All_talk_no_action wrote:
G.Speel wrote: I think he needs sorting out!
How would you "sort him out" ?
Shotgun.
Before or after the large blunt object I have suggested?
[quote][p][bold]The King of Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G.Speel[/bold] wrote: I think he needs sorting out![/p][/quote]How would you "sort him out" ?[/p][/quote]Shotgun.[/p][/quote]Before or after the large blunt object I have suggested? friday_woods
  • Score: 5

4:00pm Mon 17 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

What a load of friggin' troglodytes. Typical numb-nut morons: wriggle back to the caves you obviously crawled out from.
What a load of friggin' troglodytes. Typical numb-nut morons: wriggle back to the caves you obviously crawled out from. /@|_|@\
  • Score: -5

4:06pm Mon 17 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

friday_woods wrote:
All_talk_no_action wrote:
G.Speel wrote: I think he needs sorting out!
How would you "sort him out" ?
A large blunt object over the back of his head.
He will come out, start using again and start thieving again only to end up back inside costing the state even more money.

Waste of oxygen.
[quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G.Speel[/bold] wrote: I think he needs sorting out![/p][/quote]How would you "sort him out" ?[/p][/quote]A large blunt object over the back of his head.[/p][/quote]He will come out, start using again and start thieving again only to end up back inside costing the state even more money. Waste of oxygen. The King of Colchester
  • Score: 6

5:15pm Mon 17 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system. /@|_|@\
  • Score: -4

11:10pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Dug says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
At 48 years old and with his record of offending, this guy isn't going to reform. Let's be realistic.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.[/p][/quote]At 48 years old and with his record of offending, this guy isn't going to reform. Let's be realistic. Dug
  • Score: 4

9:56am Tue 18 Mar 14

keith_l says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
He was out on license from a prison sentence for his previous batch of offences. He apparently has a drug problem, which was most likely kept topped up with methodone whilst inside. When he returned to prison, a dose of Cold Turkey might be appropriate.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.[/p][/quote]He was out on license from a prison sentence for his previous batch of offences. He apparently has a drug problem, which was most likely kept topped up with methodone whilst inside. When he returned to prison, a dose of Cold Turkey might be appropriate. keith_l
  • Score: 4

10:50am Tue 18 Mar 14

friday_woods says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.[/p][/quote]Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling. friday_woods
  • Score: 3

3:44pm Tue 18 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

friday_woods wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.
Oh. OK. I see your considered thoughts and insightful opinion and you've definitely made me change my mind! Well done.

How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand?

Er, that'd be you, matey.
[quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.[/p][/quote]Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.[/p][/quote]Oh. OK. I see your considered thoughts and insightful opinion and you've definitely made me change my mind! Well done. How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand? Er, that'd be you, matey. /@|_|@\
  • Score: -4

3:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
friday_woods wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.
Oh. OK. I see your considered thoughts and insightful opinion and you've definitely made me change my mind! Well done.

How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand?

Er, that'd be you, matey.
This man has cost the State thousands in legal costs, policing, medication and now incarceration, notwithstanding the financial loss that his victims have suffered. In time he will cost more as the State attempts to rehabilitate him back into society. Within time, he will be costing the State more money as he is again arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated again only to commence the cycle all over again.

You can call that a troglodytes attitude. I just call it 'Reality', matey.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.[/p][/quote]Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.[/p][/quote]Oh. OK. I see your considered thoughts and insightful opinion and you've definitely made me change my mind! Well done. How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand? Er, that'd be you, matey.[/p][/quote]This man has cost the State thousands in legal costs, policing, medication and now incarceration, notwithstanding the financial loss that his victims have suffered. In time he will cost more as the State attempts to rehabilitate him back into society. Within time, he will be costing the State more money as he is again arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated again only to commence the cycle all over again. You can call that a troglodytes attitude. I just call it 'Reality', matey. The King of Colchester
  • Score: 5

9:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

/@|_|@\ says...
How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand?

Hey /@|_|@\! You just leave Bhudeeka out of this, OK?

And I do think you should clarify in which context you use the word ‘Imbibe, because I did hear tell that she had more than enough capacity to imbibe a few noggins of Mead and Metheglin at the Morris Dancers of Essex End of Season Wing Ding - and still able to throw a few straight punches.

Watch out Matey!
/@|_|@\ says... How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand? Hey /@|_|@\! You just leave Bhudeeka out of this, OK? And I do think you should clarify in which context you use the word ‘Imbibe, because I did hear tell that she had more than enough capacity to imbibe a few noggins of Mead and Metheglin at the Morris Dancers of Essex End of Season Wing Ding - and still able to throw a few straight punches. Watch out Matey! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

1:18pm Wed 19 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

The King of Colchester wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
friday_woods wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.
Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.
Oh. OK. I see your considered thoughts and insightful opinion and you've definitely made me change my mind! Well done.

How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand?

Er, that'd be you, matey.
This man has cost the State thousands in legal costs, policing, medication and now incarceration, notwithstanding the financial loss that his victims have suffered. In time he will cost more as the State attempts to rehabilitate him back into society. Within time, he will be costing the State more money as he is again arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated again only to commence the cycle all over again.

You can call that a troglodytes attitude. I just call it 'Reality', matey.
Beggin' yer pardon, yer Majesty. I'll just be on my way, then.
[quote][p][bold]The King of Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: There is a heckuva lot of data that shows that although there are those who prove incorrigible, an awful lot do reform, stay clean and don't subscribe to recidivist habit. We must focus on the positive because in the long term, it costs us all a helluva lot less to reform a character than to re-arrest, time and again and put further stress on the already belaboured system.[/p][/quote]Get in the real world you cretin. He's a long time serial repeat offender and a stain on society. Focus on the positive? Ask the people whose houses have been defiled and broken into by this creature and see if they can focus on the positive? People like him wil never reform and need culling.[/p][/quote]Oh. OK. I see your considered thoughts and insightful opinion and you've definitely made me change my mind! Well done. How about we start the culling with those in our midst with no compassion, understanding OR capacity to read, imbibe and understand? Er, that'd be you, matey.[/p][/quote]This man has cost the State thousands in legal costs, policing, medication and now incarceration, notwithstanding the financial loss that his victims have suffered. In time he will cost more as the State attempts to rehabilitate him back into society. Within time, he will be costing the State more money as he is again arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated again only to commence the cycle all over again. You can call that a troglodytes attitude. I just call it 'Reality', matey.[/p][/quote]Beggin' yer pardon, yer Majesty. I'll just be on my way, then. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 0

8:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

TheTaxpayer says...

This creature is a predator. It feeds on the weak and vulnerable. It has no moral boundaries, no moral compass. It was released into our community and immediately attacked it. It didn't stop until it was trapped and taken away.
This is not about compassion, understanding, turning the other cheek, empathising or sharing pain. Its about an uncontrolled predator in an undefended community.
If anyone here feels it needs to be released again, they can be responsible for it. House it, feed it and pay for its crimes.
This creature is a predator. It feeds on the weak and vulnerable. It has no moral boundaries, no moral compass. It was released into our community and immediately attacked it. It didn't stop until it was trapped and taken away. This is not about compassion, understanding, turning the other cheek, empathising or sharing pain. Its about an uncontrolled predator in an undefended community. If anyone here feels it needs to be released again, they can be responsible for it. House it, feed it and pay for its crimes. TheTaxpayer
  • Score: 0

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