Bodean Travis Lee Dabb, 32, fined and given suspended sentence

A 32-year-old Bunbury man has narrowly avoided jail after admitting to multiple offences from 2018 and 2019.

Bodean Travis Lee Dabb returned to Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 7.

Dabb pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to appear in court, two of beaching bail, two of beaching a Community Based Order without reasonable excuse, and two of stealing.

He also admitted to burglary, giving false details to police, and possessing a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine).

Police prosecutor Sergeant Darren Clifton told the court Dabb was involved in an incident on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Dabb was seen walking past Salon Sugar, on Wittenoom Street, at 1pm. He entered via the back door, before stealing an iPhone and a purse from the staff room.

The 32-year-old later admitted to entering the premises and stealing the items.

At 11pm on July 18, 2019, police spotted Dabb riding a bicycle without lights or a helmet in Withers.

When questioned by police, he provided the officers with a false name and details. Police then uncovered 0.5 grams of meth in Dabb's shirt pocket.

According to Community Corrections, Dabb breached the conditions of his Community Based Order on two separate occasions.

Dabb's defence lawyer said his client had shown remorse and had pleaded guilty at an early opportunity.

The lawyer said Dabb was "unorganised" and regularly "struggled to remember important dates".

The court heard that the 32-year-old had completed 24 hours of community service.

He admitted it was a "stupid decision" to provide a false name and details to police.

"He wants to return to Esperance in order to get away from the drug scene in the South-West," the lawyer said.

Magistrate Belinda Coleman reminded Dabb of the dangers associated with drugs.

"It's unfortunate that you didn't follow your supervision orders," she said.

Dabb received fines, court costs, and a nine-month term of imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.