Jailed after two days out

A MILDURA man spent just two days out of custody before landing back in jail this week.

James Kranz was granted bail last Friday when he appeared before the Mildura Magistrates’ Court on a string of charges including stalking, wilful damage and driving while suspended.

However on Monday, after spending the weekend out of custody, he was arrested for breaching a condition of his bail which stated he not enter certain areas of Mildura including the CBD, Hugh King Drive or Lemon to Pine Avenue.

Kranz again applied for bail when he appeared before the Mildura Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday but was refused, with police prosecutor Senior Constable Kristen Simm saying he had a lack of regard for authority, continued to be a public nuisance and did not have anywhere to live. 

The charges he is facing relate to incidents from October to December last year including allegedly stalking a victim at her riverfront workplace.

Kranz allegedly drove by yelling abuse at staff and repeatedly parked opposite her work and stared at her for hours.

Sen-Constable Simm said the victim became so scared she did not want to go to work and when she did, had to get a co-worker to walk her to and from her vehicle.

In his self-represented bail application this week Kranz said he did not have his wallet or phone which made finding accommodation and employment difficult.

Kranz was refused bail.

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