A 20-year-old man left $1200 cash and an apology letter at Albany State Emergency Service headquarters after smashing up vehicles at the organisation’s depot in a drunken rage. Stephen William Marshall smashed the windscreen of an SES incident control vehicle and the wing mirrors of two private vehicles at the Sanford Road depot on January 24, while volunteers were rescuing a rock climber near The Gap. In the Albany Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, Marshall pleaded guilty to four criminal damage charges after a damage spree which he said was sparked by an argument with his family. Police prosecutor Sgt Dave Loverock told the court the vandalism spree started after 3pm when Marshall left InSwing Sports Bar, where he had been drinking to celebrate his birthday. After leaving the venue, Marshall approached an excavator being used in skate park construction and damaged it with a rock, Sgt Loverock said. The man then approached the Albany SES depot, where he punched the driver’s-side mirror of a white Toyota Prado, then punched the wing mirror of another private 4WD vehicle. He used ratchet straps to smash the window of the SES incident control vehicle before leaving. The vehicles were parked at the depot while volunteers were rescuing a 25-year-old Perth rock climber who had fallen 7m near Cave Point Lighthouse. Sgt Loverock said a few days later, Marshall returned to the SES depot and gave the organisation $1200 cash as compensation and an apology letter. Defence lawyer Graeme Payne told the court his client had got into an argument with his family about wanting to walk home rather than get a lift. He said Marshall recognised he had an issue with alcohol. “Mr Marshall has attempted to moderate his drinking since the offences. He has stopped drinking except on Fri-days, where he’ll have one or two beers,” he said. Mr Payne asked the court to consider a spent conviction based on his age and the impact on future employment. However, Sgt Loverock said a spent conviction was “not appropriate”. Magistrate Dianne Scaddan gave Marshall an opportunity to address his alcohol issues by participating in the voluntary Alcohol and Other Drug Diversion Program. He is due back in court on June 3 for an update on his progress before sentencing.