A Lavington man sentenced less than two months ago over domestic violence matters has pleaded guilty over a break-in at a house under construction.
Jarrod Scott Heather was identified as the culprit after he was captured by a security camera installed by the site manager.
He took that step, Albury Local Court heard on Monday, because of a previous break-in.
At the time, magistrate Richard Funston told the full-time plasterer that he had taken a "lenient approach" to sentencing because Heather had begun a men's behavioural change program.
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Those charges stemmed from Heather, 27, sending up to 150 mainly highly offensive text messages, phone messages and missed calls to his ex-partner.
Defence lawyer Mitchell Irwin told Mr Funston on Monday that while the ongoing program was not directly related to Heather's offending - which predated the domestic violence-related charges - it had nevertheless contributed to his client's overall rehabilitation.
The program, Heather himself told Mr Funston, had "opened my eyes" to his behaviour.
Heather, who initially was going to take two charges to hearing, pleaded guilty to break, enter and steal, receiving stolen property and two charges of possess a prohibited drug.
The court was told how the house under construction in Forest Drive, Thurgoona, was broken into in late February, with painting equipment valued at $1980 taken.
The site manager then installed the camera, which took still photographs activated by a motion sensor.
He locked all windows and doors in the house on the evening of March 17 and then, at 3.54am, the camera took a photograph of Heather.
Heather had forced entry into the house through the internal garage door, stealing $800 in items, including a $500 water pump.
The break-in was detected when the manager drove past at 7am and saw the front door open.
Police acting on the reported break-in visited Heather's home on April 3 about 10.10pm.
A search of his home uncovered 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and 14 grams of loose cannabis leaf.
Heather was placed on a 12-month community corrections order.
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