Man sentenced after pleading guilty to sixteen incidents of “vehicle interference”

Crime / Tue 23rd Apr 2024 at 11:10am

A MAN who was admitted 16 incidents of vehicle interference has been sentenced, thanks to the Harlow Community Policing Team.

Stephen Coe, 35, of Radburn Close, Harlow, was issued with a community order on Monday 15 April after he admitted vehicle interference involving 16 cars and one count of theft from vehicle when he appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court. He was also required to undertake a rehabilitation activity order and fined more than £300.

Stephen Coe was arrested on 27 January after two members of the public called our Force Control Room to report a man acting suspiciously in connection with their cars in Harlow, a Mercedes and a Volkswagen.

As officers searched the area for the man, they located Stephen Coe at the underpass at Chapel Fields.

He was in possession of a tablet that was reported missing from the Volkswagen and when officers searched his bag, he had keys belonging to the Mercedes.

An investigation was launched by Harlow Community Policing Team, and Coe was identified as being linked to 15 other reports of vehicle intervention across the Harlow district between December 2023 and January this year.

Stephen Coe was charged with the 17 offences and remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 2 February.

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12 Comments for Man sentenced after pleading guilty to sixteen incidents of “vehicle interference”:

2024-04-23 13:49:32

So nothing happened to him then. Is the long and short of it and he will do it again

Alf Garbon
2024-04-23 13:50:30

Ooo a community order. That will teach him. The police are not the problem. It is the judges

2024-04-23 13:53:22

What a saddo. 35 years of age and still walking around in the middle of the night nicking out of cars. Loser.

2024-04-23 15:22:08

So basically what they have said is......go nick from cars and make money selling stolen goods, ruin honest peoples lives and if we catch you, we'll fine £300 or a small percentage of whet you've earned from stealing. People on lower wages get taxed more than that every month for going to work and earning money honestly and we wonder why people turn to crime!!!! It's all wrong.

2024-04-23 15:33:23

Andrew you are of course quite right. Another thing to bear in mind is how much all of this has cost the taxpayer. The police on the night, the subsequent leg work in the investigation, the court time (I think he appeared three times) and so on. Must be tens of thousands.

2024-04-23 17:19:47

Just a thieving lazy low life, he doesn't want a job, he just want to lay in bed all day puffing. His joint. Good for nothing.

2024-04-23 19:11:42

He’s out doing it again now!! Seen him looking into vehicles eyeing up who’s next today. I mean why not, he will just keep getting away with it anyway!

David Forman
2024-04-23 19:28:36

I am in full support of giving someone a second chance, but a community order for 17 offences is just way too lenient. However, I would be interested in knowing the details of the community order. Does it involve getting up at 6am and digging ditches for instance?

2024-04-23 19:40:06

David Forman - there's not a hope in hell that it'll involve anything like that. The ones I've seen are usually picking up litter by the roadside and trying their best to do as little as possible.

Dean Clarke
2024-04-24 07:35:04

DC We should do what they do in Saudi Arabia. If you nick something you get your hands chopped off. 100% guaranteed success that they will never do it again

2024-04-24 09:08:45

If they're not going to lock him up he should be on a tag for a year that forbids him from leaving his home between the hours of 6pm and 6am.

2024-04-30 18:28:12

Nothing is going to change until the justice system is overhauled & sentences fit the crimes and those that break the law are punished severely. as our justice system is clearly our of date. We give out ridiculous slaps on the wrists. It's no wonder they reoffend. I feel for our police force as it must be very frustrating for them too! the justice system is a disgrace and does not protect the general public. It needs to get tough and unfortunately it's not tough enough !

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