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Man to be sentenced over Boxing Day crime spree

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A man who went on a crime spree on Boxing Day last year in Wendouree is set to be sentenced today. 

Matthew Denouden pleaded guilty to 23 charges last month, including making a threat to kill, and intentionally damaging property.

The Ballarat Magistrates Court also heard police were called to Creswick in April last year to reports of a male carrying a firearm, before police arrived to find it was the 42 year old with a crossbow.

At the hearing last month, Magistrate Gregory Robinson said it was a pity there weren't more effective mental health supervision regimes in palce within the Ballarat community, after Denouden's lawyer stated much of his offending is due to his psychiatric conditions. 

Image via Magistrates Court of Victoria.