The mother of alleged cop killer Beau Lamarre-Condon once took her neighbor to court during a fight over a eucalyptus tree.
Coleen Lamarre took her neighbor Courtney Bracks to the NSW Land and Environment Court in 2021.
The dispute arose when Ms Bracks’ eucalyptus tree caused $1,210 worth of damage to Ms Lamarre’s car and home in the Sydney suburb of Balmain.
The same house was frequented by detectives during the search for the bodies of Jesse Baird, 26, and Luke Davies, 29, whom Lamarre-Condon allegedly murdered on February 19.
The Environment Court ruled in favor of Ms Lamarre, who also worked for the NSW Police, and concluded the damage caused by the tree was avoidable.
Coleen Lamarre (center), the mother of Beau Lamarre-Condon (left), once took her neighbor to court over a tree that had damaged her property.
The NSW Land and Environment Court sided with Lamarre in 2021 and ordered his neighbor to pay $1,210 for repairs to the property (pictured).
Bracks, owner of Ciao Thyme and Café Viva on Balmain’s Darling Street, told the court that neither Lamarre nor her partner had contacted her about the damages.
“Since Brett Smith and Coleen Lamarre became owners (of the Balmain house)… there have been very few efforts to contact me regarding their claim,” he said.
Lamarre, however, told the court that she had spoken to Bracks “at least three times” since 2018 about the tree, but that Bracks had been “dismissive on each occasion.”
The Mountain Gray Gum tree was inspected by an arborist in June 2021 and found scarring consistent with damage to a 15m tall branch of the tree.
Otherwise it was considered to be in ‘good health, vigor and structure’ just 350mm from the southern boundary wall of Mrs. Lamarre’s property.
Lamarre claimed that a large branch from the tree had been damaging the top of his house and his wall, which was not disputed by either party.
Acting Commissioner David Galwey ruled it was “reasonable” for Ms Brack to provide compensation and remove the offending tree.
‘The damage was easily foreseeable and avoidable. “It is reasonable for Ms. Bracks to pay the amount quoted, or the actual cost of the repairs if it turns out to be a lower amount,” she stated.
Another of Ms. Bracks’ neighbors, David John Body, also complained about damage caused by the tree in 2013, but his motion was dismissed.
Beau Lamarre-Condon is the only suspect in the alleged murders of Baird and Davies.
Detectives were seen searching the property at 11.30pm on February 2024 in relation to the alleged murder of Jesse Baird, 26, and Luke Davies, 29, by Lamarre-Condon.
Baird (right) and Davies (left) were allegedly murdered on February 19.
Police allege Lamarre-Condon shot the couple dead with his service pistol at Mr Baird’s home and then dumped their bodies two days later on the Southern Tablelands.
It will also be alleged that Lamarre-Condon disposed of the bodies in Bungonia by placing them in separate surf bags and hiding them under debris.
Baird and Lamarre-Condon had previously had what police described as an on-again, off-again romance, but Baird had not wanted to enter into a relationship.
Lamarre-Condon, a former celebrity hunter who posted photos of himself with international stars on social media, handed himself in to police in Bondi last Friday.
He appeared at Waverley Local Court that afternoon when he was represented by a lawyer from the Legal Aid Commission and did not apply for bail.