A Bridgetown magistrate has given a 41-year-old man, who said he had nowhere to lay his head, a place to stay for the next three years.
That’s how long Steven DeCarlo Cadogan will spend at HMP Dodds for committing four burglary charges.
Cadogan pleaded guilty to entering the storage rooms at Kensington Oval on June 25 and to stealing a weed whacker and back pack blower worth $3,099 belonging to the Oval, as well as two wrenches, two pliers, one spanner, nine wrench sets, a hack saw and a frame, two set of Allan keys, four screwdrivers and a measuring tape worth $400 belonging to Matthew Burrowes.
He also admitted to burglarizing the Oval three days later on June 28 – this time stealing 378.54 litres of diesel worth $1,004. 06.
Cadogan further pleaded guilty to stealing six cases of drinks worth $228 belonging to Roseanne Alleyne and having a number of articles in his possession that could be used in connection with theft between June 24 and July 3.
Sergeant Vernon Waithe told Magistrate Graveney Bannister that the accused, who is well known to the court, was caught on CCTV climbing over the Herman Griffith gate at the Oval before he was arrested.
In his defence Cadogan explained that he had a drug problem. He explained that he sold the drinks and spent the money on several items, including alcohol and cocaine.
He was therefore ordered by the magistrate to undergo drug rehabilitation and counseling while serving his time at the St Philip penitentiary.