Dunipace offender smashed windows with crowbar

Christopher Shevlin (29) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pleaded guilty to threatening behaving -brandishing a crowbar – at an address in Ferniebank Court, Dunipace on April 17.

Sean Iles, procurator fiscal depute, said: “The witness received a call from her daughter saying the accused was banging on the door. The accused then used a crowbar to smash two living room windows and a glass panel in the front door of the property.

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"The witness returned back to her address and shortly thereafter the accused reappeared outside the kitchen window with the crowbar, which he brandished in a threatening manner.

Shevlin appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court

“He said ‘I’m going to take your head off’.”

Police were contacted and Shevlin was traced by officers a short distance away at his 24 Ferniebank Court, Dunipace home.

Defence solicitor Stephen Biggam said Shevlin had given himself a “fright” with his behaviour.

Sheriff Christopher Shead ordered him to complete 120 hours unpaid work within 12 months.