A man who burgled a property in Langley Mill to steal copper pipes, has been jailed.
Julian Donoher, and an accomplice Mark Ososki, broke into the property in Elnor Street on 22 September 2021 and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage after they tore the boiler off the wall and ripped up floorboards. The pair were disturbed by the owner of the property, who found copper piping piled up inside and extensive damage throughout.
Donoher, 47, of Ormonde Street, Heanor was arrested for the offence and whilst on bail threatened a shopkeeper at a store in Ilkeston. Donoher entered the shop on 6 March 2022 and became aggressive and threatening following a dispute over a refund for a faulty Xbox controller. He was later charged with common assault.
Just a few days later on 11 March, Donoher returned to the shop again and was arrested for breaching his bail conditions not to enter the shop.
He admitted common assault, threatening behaviour, witness intimidation and breaching bail as well as the Langley Mill burglary offence.
He appeared at Derby Crown Court on 4 November and was sentenced to serve two years and four months in prison.
Ososki, 41 of Elnor Street, Langley Mill pleaded guilty to burglary and was handed a two-year community order with 20 rehabilitation activity days, a nine-month drug rehabilitation requirement and a 12-month mental health treatment requirement.
He was also ordered to do 50 hours’ unpaid work and pay £250 compensation.