Jail for $2500 crime spree

A MAN has been jailed after he committed a $2500-crime spree in the Launceston area.

Dane Andrew Clark, 29, faced the Launceston Magistrates Court via video link today for sentencing.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to having resisted police, two counts of motor vehicle theft, seven counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary, and eight counts of stealing.

The court heard that Clark stole goods ranging in value from petrol worth $45 to marine electrical equipment from a boat, worth $2000.

The offences occurred between August 10 and 26 last year.

Magistrate Simon Brown noted that Clark had a long-term drug problem.

He jailed Clark for 12 months, backdated to August 27, with a non-parole period of eight months.

Clark must also serve a 12-month probation order upon his release.