Serial raider broke into 78 Baildon homes and avoids going to jail

Southend Standard: Serial raider broke into 78 Baildon homes and avoids going to jail Serial raider broke into 78 Baildon homes and avoids going to jail

A ONE-MAN crime wave, who carried out 78 burglaries, has avoided jail.

Drug addict William Coe, 24, of Ashfields, Pitsea, targeted households across Basildon borough between 2010 and 2013.

Yet he was handed a two-year community order when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday.

Judge Jonathan Black told the court the sentence had been imposed to help Coe kick his cocaine addiction and help him start a new law-abiding life.

In mitigation, a statement from Coe was read out to the court. It read: “I am sorry for all of these offences.

“I have admitted them to make up in some small way.

“I did not target anyone and I am sorry for the pain and hurt I have caused.

“I will now make the effort to change my ways.”

The court had heard that: ! On October 13 and 15, 2010, he broke into two homes in Pitsea ! On August 21, he broke into the home of Hayley Cray, in Pitsea, and stole electrical items and jewellery.

The court heard on top of these three offences, Coe admitted to an additional 75 burglaries to police detectives.

He also confessed to stealing £61,000 worth of copper cable from British Telecom on November 8, 2011.

As part of the community order, Coe will be under the supervision of the Probation Service for two years and must attend a drug rehabilitation programme.

He must also attend the build skills for the future programme and pay £60 court costs.

Sentencing Coe, Judge Black said: “You have a long previous record and have appeared beore the court on 18 occasions for 32 offences.

“What has changed is that you have decided you are going to change your life.

“You started by voluntarily going to the police and volunteering information about burglaries you had committed.”

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7:09am Fri 21 Feb 14

F5ck da law says...

Jesus, I done 2 months for burglary for only 5 break ins. This guy has got away with 78.
Jesus, I done 2 months for burglary for only 5 break ins. This guy has got away with 78. F5ck da law
  • Score: 1

7:48am Fri 21 Feb 14

profondo asbo says...

incarceration is not about rehabilitation. it's about protecting society from menaces like this.
incarceration is not about rehabilitation. it's about protecting society from menaces like this. profondo asbo
  • Score: 18

8:21am Fri 21 Feb 14

Happy Chickie says...

What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
What does it actually take before someone IS jailed? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 16

8:31am Fri 21 Feb 14

Rich,..Carol says...

Its a shame we in the uk don't have the powers to give lethal injection to parasite pond like creatures that break into peoples houses ruining peoples lives. Horrible cowardly vile humans who are a waling cancer
Its a shame we in the uk don't have the powers to give lethal injection to parasite pond like creatures that break into peoples houses ruining peoples lives. Horrible cowardly vile humans who are a waling cancer Rich,..Carol
  • Score: 9

9:12am Fri 21 Feb 14

Discouraged says...

After reading this. anyone thinking of becoming a burglar but frightened of the consequences, will be out tonight with a screwdriver looking for place to rob. Thanks for that Judge Jonathan black.
After reading this. anyone thinking of becoming a burglar but frightened of the consequences, will be out tonight with a screwdriver looking for place to rob. Thanks for that Judge Jonathan black. Discouraged
  • Score: 11

9:19am Fri 21 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?[/p][/quote]in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system.... pembury53
  • Score: 8

9:40am Fri 21 Feb 14

F5ck da law says...

pembury53 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....
Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?[/p][/quote]in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....[/p][/quote]Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law' F5ck da law
  • Score: -4

10:38am Fri 21 Feb 14

Stamper2 says...

Time to cut off his arms I think.
Time to cut off his arms I think. Stamper2
  • Score: 1

10:59am Fri 21 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

F5ck da law wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....
Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'
I doubt there's govt on earth that's not corrupt...... not sure about racist though, they let anyone in.......
[quote][p][bold]F5ck da law[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?[/p][/quote]in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....[/p][/quote]Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'[/p][/quote]I doubt there's govt on earth that's not corrupt...... not sure about racist though, they let anyone in....... pembury53
  • Score: 3

11:35am Fri 21 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Where is this Baildon place referred to in the headline?

I know there's been an advert running in the local paper for a sub editor vacancy but surely even the most junior cub reporter on the staff knows how to spell Basildon.....
Where is this Baildon place referred to in the headline? I know there's been an advert running in the local paper for a sub editor vacancy but surely even the most junior cub reporter on the staff knows how to spell Basildon..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

11:40am Fri 21 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

F5ck da law wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....
Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'
your brain says it all....

Sorry, let me offer you a magnifying glass to try and locate it.
[quote][p][bold]F5ck da law[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?[/p][/quote]in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....[/p][/quote]Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'[/p][/quote]your brain says it all.... Sorry, let me offer you a magnifying glass to try and locate it. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

11:40am Fri 21 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

"Judge Jonathan Black told the court the sentence had been imposed to help Coe kick his cocaine addiction and help him start a new law-abiding life."

Yeah right.
"Judge Jonathan Black told the court the sentence had been imposed to help Coe kick his cocaine addiction and help him start a new law-abiding life." Yeah right. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Where is this Baildon place referred to in the headline?

I know there's been an advert running in the local paper for a sub editor vacancy but surely even the most junior cub reporter on the staff knows how to spell Basildon.....
They may have fixed it on the front page but it still says Baildon when you click onto the story's own page.....

Still one out of two is better than none......
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Where is this Baildon place referred to in the headline? I know there's been an advert running in the local paper for a sub editor vacancy but surely even the most junior cub reporter on the staff knows how to spell Basildon.....[/p][/quote]They may have fixed it on the front page but it still says Baildon when you click onto the story's own page..... Still one out of two is better than none...... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Fri 21 Feb 14

F5ck da law says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
F5ck da law wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....
Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'
your brain says it all....

Sorry, let me offer you a magnifying glass to try and locate it.
I forgot the mayoress of Rayleigh is a user of this site. I better be on my best behaviour. Moany old bags spell the word 'bittch'
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]F5ck da law[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?[/p][/quote]in the wake of those infamous august riots, people were imprisoned for 2 years or even longer for stealing a can of pepsi or a tea shirt........ that should tell you all you need to know about the real purpose of the justice system....[/p][/quote]Because our government are racist and corrupt. My name says it all. 'f5ck da law'[/p][/quote]your brain says it all.... Sorry, let me offer you a magnifying glass to try and locate it.[/p][/quote]I forgot the mayoress of Rayleigh is a user of this site. I better be on my best behaviour. Moany old bags spell the word 'bittch' F5ck da law
  • Score: -1

1:23pm Fri 21 Feb 14

BusterBoo says...

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000
(2)The court shall impose an appropriate custodial sentence for a term of at least three years except where the court is of the opinion that there are particular circumstances which—
(a)relate to any of the offences or to the offender; and
(b)would make it unjust to do so in all the circumstance

A disingenuous apology with a promise to change and cooperating when facing a guaranteed conviction should not make imprisonment unjust...it would give him time to plan these changes in his life!
The maximum sentence for burglary is 14 years. With his 78 offences I make that 1092 years...plenty of thinking time :-D
Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (2)The court shall impose an appropriate custodial sentence for a term of at least three years except where the court is of the opinion that there are particular circumstances which— (a)relate to any of the offences or to the offender; and (b)would make it unjust to do so in all the circumstance A disingenuous apology with a promise to change and cooperating when facing a guaranteed conviction should not make imprisonment unjust...it would give him time to plan these changes in his life! The maximum sentence for burglary is 14 years. With his 78 offences I make that 1092 years...plenty of thinking time :-D BusterBoo
  • Score: 6

2:03pm Fri 21 Feb 14

tezzason1 says...

This Judge who is totally out of touch with community expectations, should be put out to pasture as he is wasting valuable tax payers money in the circus he runs that is masquerading as a court room. These bleeding heart judges are a menace to society with their view that scum like Coe can be rehabilitated. Five years in jail would have surely taken care of Coes addiction to cocaine.
This Judge who is totally out of touch with community expectations, should be put out to pasture as he is wasting valuable tax payers money in the circus he runs that is masquerading as a court room. These bleeding heart judges are a menace to society with their view that scum like Coe can be rehabilitated. Five years in jail would have surely taken care of Coes addiction to cocaine. tezzason1
  • Score: 5

3:35pm Fri 21 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?
Unless your a victim who fights back of course. Then you can expect the full force of the law.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: What does it actually take before someone IS jailed?[/p][/quote]Unless your a victim who fights back of course. Then you can expect the full force of the law. iknowbetter
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Fri 21 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

tezzason1 wrote:
This Judge who is totally out of touch with community expectations, should be put out to pasture as he is wasting valuable tax payers money in the circus he runs that is masquerading as a court room. These bleeding heart judges are a menace to society with their view that scum like Coe can be rehabilitated. Five years in jail would have surely taken care of Coes addiction to cocaine.
More offenders end up junkies just for being in jail, as its so easy to obtain in these places.
[quote][p][bold]tezzason1[/bold] wrote: This Judge who is totally out of touch with community expectations, should be put out to pasture as he is wasting valuable tax payers money in the circus he runs that is masquerading as a court room. These bleeding heart judges are a menace to society with their view that scum like Coe can be rehabilitated. Five years in jail would have surely taken care of Coes addiction to cocaine.[/p][/quote]More offenders end up junkies just for being in jail, as its so easy to obtain in these places. iknowbetter
  • Score: -1

3:37pm Fri 21 Feb 14

A_Myers says...

Where's he getting cocaine that's good enough to get addicted to? Always so **** around here!
Where's he getting cocaine that's good enough to get addicted to? Always so **** around here! A_Myers
  • Score: -1

3:53pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Minceir. says...

I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.
I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered. Minceir.
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Fri 21 Feb 14

F5ck da law says...

Why people admit to crimes I will never know. There not doing themselves any favours.

It makes no sense though still. He STILL never went to prison after 78 burglaries. If didn't admit to those other 75, the court case would of been 75 times better for him. If that was the case, he probably would of been rewarded.
Why people admit to crimes I will never know. There not doing themselves any favours. It makes no sense though still. He STILL never went to prison after 78 burglaries. If didn't admit to those other 75, the court case would of been 75 times better for him. If that was the case, he probably would of been rewarded. F5ck da law
  • Score: -1

7:00pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Sybian Sue says...

He's a lucky lad and I'm sure he knows it. Let's hope he keeps his part of the bargain then perhaps we will one day be able to look back and acknowledge that Judge Jonathan Black was a wiser man than we gave him credit for.
He's a lucky lad and I'm sure he knows it. Let's hope he keeps his part of the bargain then perhaps we will one day be able to look back and acknowledge that Judge Jonathan Black was a wiser man than we gave him credit for. Sybian Sue
  • Score: 2

8:15pm Fri 21 Feb 14

profondo asbo says...

our brothers can you spare some sharia law?
our brothers can you spare some sharia law? profondo asbo
  • Score: -1

9:56pm Fri 21 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Minceir. wrote:
I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.
**but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered**

As are some user names..dangerously so.
[quote][p][bold]Minceir.[/bold] wrote: I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.[/p][/quote]**but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered** As are some user names..dangerously so. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

8:47am Sat 22 Feb 14

Minceir. says...

ThisYear wrote:
Minceir. wrote:
I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.
**but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered**

As are some user names..dangerously so.
Please be more specific. I doubt anyone can see into your twisted mind- I certainly can't.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minceir.[/bold] wrote: I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.[/p][/quote]**but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered** As are some user names..dangerously so.[/p][/quote]Please be more specific. I doubt anyone can see into your twisted mind- I certainly can't. Minceir.
  • Score: 1

10:46pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Rubygirl says...

This lad will not change he will always be a thief,he has put his family through hell with his behaviour. His brothers have been tarred with the same brush despite the fact they all work and one has even served his country and done a tour of Afghanistan.he will be back in jail with six weeks
This lad will not change he will always be a thief,he has put his family through hell with his behaviour. His brothers have been tarred with the same brush despite the fact they all work and one has even served his country and done a tour of Afghanistan.he will be back in jail with six weeks Rubygirl
  • Score: -2

2:05pm Sun 23 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Minceir. wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Minceir. wrote:
I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.
**but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered**

As are some user names..dangerously so.
Please be more specific. I doubt anyone can see into your twisted mind- I certainly can't.
Then how can you comment on it be being 'twisted'

My comment stands.
[quote][p][bold]Minceir.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minceir.[/bold] wrote: I think the sentence has to be considered in the light of the offences that the police had sufficient evidence to charge, three. The other 75 were admitted to 'clear the books' and would very likely have remained undetected had this man not admitted them. The sentence for the three burglaries was woefully inadequate in my opinion but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered.[/p][/quote]**but I think some of the comments posted are a little ill considered** As are some user names..dangerously so.[/p][/quote]Please be more specific. I doubt anyone can see into your twisted mind- I certainly can't.[/p][/quote]Then how can you comment on it be being 'twisted' My comment stands. ThisYear
  • Score: -1

11:31am Thu 6 Mar 14

Rubygirl says...

I was wrong he lasted 2 weeks ,so much for changing his life .more like making other peoples lives a misery ,
I was wrong he lasted 2 weeks ,so much for changing his life .more like making other peoples lives a misery , Rubygirl
  • Score: 0

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