A man described by a judge as a prolific and recidivist offender with 39 previous convictions was again denied bail when he appeared in Tauranga District Court today.
Judge Ian Thomas denied Traan Kino, 21, unemployed and of no fixed abode, bail when he first appeared in court on charges of burglary and theft on April 20 stating he “could not be trusted on bail.”
Judge Robert Wolff again denied Kino bail today, further remanding him in custody until May 14.
Kino sought bail through counsel Nicholas Dutch, who also successfully objected SunLive’s application to photograph Kino in court.
Police are currently showing a photo montage to victims of similar crimes, a process which has resulted in an additional burglary charge being laid against Kino, who is pleading not guilty to many of the charges.
The application was denied on the basis that the publication of a photograph at this time, while a photograph is already being used may affect his defence.
Kino faces two charges of being unlawfully in an enclosed yard, relating to the alleged entry into people’s homes the Bell Common and Cambridge Road areas on April 16.
He was arrested the following day after police searched houses in Brookfield and Welcome Bay.
Kino also faces charges of theft from a car and a shop, and now faces two charges of burglary.
Tauranga Police say the theft charges relate to a variety of items Keno is alleged to have taken from properties in Tauranga South and the Avenues between April 1 and 13 this year.
A passport, cash, jewellery and a camera valued at $4000 belonging to one complainant, a wallet and credit cards valued at $200, and legal documents, stamps and other miscellaneous items from a Welcome Bay property.
The burglary charge relates to a house in Tauranga South, Kino is alleged to have burgled on April 10.
Kino is pleading guilty to two charges of theft and not guilty to the remaining charges.
He is due to reappear in court on May 14.