A COROWA man who has failed to attend drug rehabilitation was yesterday refused bail in Albury Local Court on two break, enter and steal offences.
Matthew Thomas Mills’ application for bail was opposed by police prosecutor Sgt Wally Ball.
He said there was a strong prosecution case against Mills with DNA evidence in one matter and a fingerprint obtained in the other.
It is alleged Mills, 22, of Malbec Court, broke into premises at Corowa for people with disabilities on January 9.
A fingerprint was obtained by forensic police who attended the scene.
Mills allegedly stole property from a caravan at the town’s park between April and December last year.
The owners left the caravan and annex shut on April 15 and returned on December 28 for a holiday.
They found items had been stolen with cigarette butts and a mobile phone left behind.
A crime scene officer obtained a swab from a cigarette butt that identified Mills.
Magistrate Tony Murray was told Mills has an appointment with a drug counsellor today.
But Mr Murray said Mills was on parole when one of the offences happened.
He has failed to report for supervision in November and December last year or attend programs for his drug addiction.
Mr Murray said Mills withdrew from one program, which had been arranged, after just two sessions.
Mills was remanded in custody to reappear next week.