Ex-NRL player and boxer Willis Meehan facing charges of stealing and drug possession

Ex-NRL player turned boxer allegedly steals iPads, cash and power tools after breaking into hardware shop

  • Willis Meehan faced court on Monday charged with stealing and drug offences
  • He has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from October and November
  • Meehan is accused of breaking into Austwel Building Materials and stealing
  • He played one NRL game for the Sydney Roosters before pursuing boxing 

A boxer and former NRL player has been charged after allegedly stealing $2,000 in cash, various power tools and iPads, and possessing drugs.

Willis Meehan, 27, has pleaded not guilty to charges of taking and driving a conveyance, breaking, entering and stealing, prohibited drug possession and goods in custody.

Meehan, who played just one game for the Sydney Roosters in 2014 before leaving the sport behind to pursue boxing, is accused of breaking into Austwel Building Materials in Cabramatta, in Sydney’s southwest, on October 23 last year.

While inside police allege the athlete stole nine sets of keys, cash, two iPads, tools such as an angle grinder and a drill, batteries and a tool bag, the Fairfield Local Court heard on Monday.

Willis Meehan, who played just one game for the Sydney Roosters in 2014 before leaving the sport behind to pursue boxing, is accused of breaking into Austwel Building Materials' in Cabramatta, in Sydney's southwest on October 23 last year

Willis Meehan, who played just one game for the Sydney Roosters in 2014 before leaving the sport behind to pursue boxing, is accused of breaking into Austwel Building Materials’ in Cabramatta, in Sydney’s southwest on October 23 last year

Meehan also allegedly damaged computers and a desk inside the building, and is accused of driving a black Toyota Fortuner without the owner’s consent, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The 27-year-old was allegedly found with methamphetamine on November 7, while a series of suspected stolen goods were also found at an address he was allegedly associated with on the same day.

Two motor scooters, and several other power tools including a saw, drill, blower and impact drivers were seized from the house. 

Meehan was granted strict conditional bail by Magistrate Stuart Devine on Monday.

He had been behind bars in custody since November 8.

Meehan's NRL career was short lived and having played just one game in the league for the Sydney Roosters in 2014, he was stood down in July, 2015 after headbutting a man and stealing his watch outside the Star Casino

Meehan’s NRL career was short lived and having played just one game in the league for the Sydney Roosters in 2014, he was stood down in July, 2015 after headbutting a man and stealing his watch outside the Star Casino

Meehan has an illustrious boxing career having yet to lose any of his 12 matches, ten of which ended in knockouts

Meehan has an illustrious boxing career having yet to lose any of his 12 matches, ten of which ended in knockouts

Under his bail conditions, Meehan must reside with his family in Liverpool, abstain from illicit drugs, report to police three times a week and has an 8pm to 4am curfew.

Meehan’s NRL career was short lived having played just one game in the league for the Sydney Roosters in 2014.

He was stood down in July, 2015 after headbutting a man and stealing his watch outside the Star Casino.

He now has an illustrious boxing career and out of his 12 fights, hasn’t lost a single one.

Ten of those ended in knockouts.

Meehan is seen leaving court in 2015 after assaulting a man outside the Star Casino

Meehan is seen leaving court in 2015 after assaulting a man outside the Star Casino

Source

Related posts