70-year-old breaks into Erdiston
Sherland Elacey Boyce was not at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College on July 9 for any type of training.
The 70-year-old, who has several convictions, was there with intent to steal.
When Boyce appeared before acting Magistrate Elwood Watts in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court today, he pleaded guilty to the offence.
Station Sergeant Peter Barrow told the court that security personnel heard noises coming from the vicinity of the principal’s office. They called the police and, when they arrived, they saw Boyce running away.
He was pursued and held. Police later found evidence of a break-in at the principal’s office.
Boyce was sentenced to 12 months in prison and ordered to enrol in the reintegration programme at HMP Dodds.