A man has been convicted after he pushed a shopping trolley into a glass panel at Lismore Police Station, smashing the window and then threatening staff, at the weekend. Picture: Liana Boss
A man has been convicted after he pushed a shopping trolley into a glass panel at Lismore Police Station, smashing the window and then threatening staff, at the weekend. Picture: Liana Boss

Man changes plea for damaging police station, making threats

A Nimbin man has changed his plea over allegations he was responsible for smashing a police station window and threatening staff inside.

Rodrick Emile Duran, 36, pleaded guilty on Monday in Lismore Local Court to destroying or damaging property worth more than $2000 and less than $5000, intimidating police in the execution of their duty and behaving in an offensive manner.

 

A man has been convicted after he pushed a shopping trolley into a glass panel at Lismore Police Station, smashing the window and then threatening staff, at the weekend. Picture: Liana Boss
A man has been convicted after he pushed a shopping trolley into a glass panel at Lismore Police Station, smashing the window and then threatening staff, at the weekend. Picture: Liana Boss

 

He had previously entered pleas of not guilty to all charges last month.

Duran was arrested in early December after he broke a glass panel on the Zadoc St frontage of Lismore Police Station by pushing a trolley into the front glass window, causing the glass to shatter.

He then also came into the police station threatening staff.

 

A man has been convicted after he pushed a shopping trolley into a glass panel at Lismore Police Station, smashing the window and then threatening staff, at the weekend. Picture: Liana Boss
A man has been convicted after he pushed a shopping trolley into a glass panel at Lismore Police Station, smashing the window and then threatening staff, at the weekend. Picture: Liana Boss

 

Duran was convicted and sentenced to a two-year community corrections order for the damaging property and intimidating police charges.

He was also convicted but no penalty was imposed for the behaviour offence.