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Court Docket, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2

Sentences and fines from Dawson Creek Fort St. John provincial courts
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• Joshua Peter Janssen (born 1999) was sentenced to six months jail with three years probation and ordered to submit a DNA sample for arson damaging property committed in Dawson Creek on Dec. 8, 2019. Janssen was given a suspended sentence with three years probation for mischief $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek in June 2022.

• Derek Scott Livingstone (born 1988) was sentenced to 30 days jail for theft $5000 or under committed in Fort St. John on Aug. 20, 2022; sentenced to 15 days jail for possession of stolen property under $5000, 15 days jail for possess/use stolen credit card, 15 days jail for wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, and 15 days jail for breach of a release order committed in Fort St. John on Aug. 13, 2022; sentenced to 14 days jail for breach of a release order in Fort St. John on Aug. 28, 2022; sentenced to time served for mischief $5000 and under committed in Fort St. John in July 2022; sentenced to time served for assault with a weapon in Dawson Creek in April 2022; sentenced to time served for mischief destroying or damaging property in Fort St. John in March 2022; sentenced to time served for assaulting a peace officer and time served for mischief $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek in October 2021; and sentenced to time served for breach of a release orders committed in Dawson Creek in April 2022.

• Anthony Norman Burke (born 1991) was sentenced to 90 days jail with three years probation, and ordered to pay a $200 victim surcharge for failing to stop after an accident causing death in Fort St. John on Sept. 18, 2019.

• Billy-Joe Dore (born 1973) was given a six-month conditional sentence, a lifetime mandatory firearms prohibition, ordered to submit a DNA sample, and ordered to pay a $200 victim surcharge for possession for the purpose of trafficking in Fort St. John on Feb. 5, 2020.

• Jordan Jerome Leblanc (born 1998) was given a suspended sentence with one year probation and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for assault committed in Fort St. John on Jan. 10, 2022.

• Jesse Victor Bowley (born 1982) was sentenced to time served with one year probation for theft $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek on April 18, 2022. Bowley was sentenced to time served with one year probation for theft $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek on March 5, 2022.

• Chance Eric Daniel Russell (born 1999) was issued a six-month $0 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Dawson Creek in August 2022.

• Trevor James Leloup (born 1978) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Pouce Couple in July 2022.

• Damian Richard Patrick Capot (born 1997) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Dawson Creek in June 2022.

• Vashti Megan Woods (born 1983) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Fort St. John in April 2022.

• Ryan Joseph Michael Christensen (born 1977) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Dawson Creek in September 2021.

• Hans-Peter Hans-Peter Dertschal (born 1959) was issued a six-moth $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Dawson Creek in August 2021.

• Corey Michael Giles (born 1986) was issued a one-year $250 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Fort St. John in March 2021.

Notes on sentencing

Suspended sentence: The judge convicts the accused but suspends sentencing, and instead releases them on conditions set out in a probation order.

Conditional sentence: The judge gives the accused a jail term, but allows them to serve it in the community as long as they follow certain conditions. Often called house arrest.

Conditional discharge: The accused’s record won’t show a conviction if they meet conditions the judge sets out in a probation order.

Recognizance after allegation: An agreement to keep the peace and be of good behaviour when the court finds there are reasonable grounds that a person will commit an offence.

Victim surcharge: A fine levied by judges at their discretion during sentencing that goes toward helping victims of crime.