Lincoln drug addict jailed for stealing bikes and clothes

A burglar who carried out a sneak-in raid in the early hours of the morning was today jailed for 18 months at Lincoln Crown Court.

Perry Calvert reached through an open window of a house in Lincoln city centre and stole a bag of clothing.

Stephen Kemp, prosecuting, said that Calvert then stole two bicycles from the next door property in Kelsey Street off Water Lane.

Although he made off from the scene police identified Calvert as the culprit from footage filmed by CCTV cameras covering the two properties.

Calvert, 41, of Friars Lane, Lincoln, admitted burglary and two charges of theft arising from the incidents in the early hours of April 12 this year.

At the time of the offences he was the subject of a conditional discharge imposed for earlier unconnected offences.

The court was told he had 35 previous court appearances for a total of 85 offences.

Tony Stanford, in mitigation, urged that Calvert should be given a suspended sentence.

He said Calvert was in the grip of drug addiction and had sought help.

“He is now stable and is taking his medication. His living accommodation appears to be stable. There are a lot of positive features.”