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Dawson Creek court sentences

This week in sentences.
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Dawson Creek

Ward Hammond LaJeunesse (born 1990) was given a 90-day conditional sentence with 12 months probation and subject to a DNA order for sexual assault, committed in Dawson Creek in May 2019.

• Scott Robert Laird (born 1969) was sentenced to 75 days jail, issued a three-year criminal driving ban, and given one year probation for impaired driving over the 80-point blood alcohol concentration limit, and was sentenced to a further 60 days jail for flight from police, 15 days jail for breaching a release order, and 30 days jail and ordered to pay $945 in restitution for mischief $5000 or under, all committed in Dawson Creek in May 2020. Laird was sentenced to 60 days jail, issued a three-year criminal driving ban, and given one year probation for impaired driving over the 80-point blood alcohol concentration limit, and 15 days jail for breaching a release order in Dawson Creek August 2020. Laird was sentenced to 30 days jail, issued a three-year criminal driving ban, and given one year probation for impaired driving in Dawson Creek in January 2021. Laird  was fined $2000, issued a three-year criminal driving ban, and given one year probation for impaired driving in Dawson Creek in March 2020.

• Lisa Jody Nanooch (born 1980) was given a suspended sentence with six months probation for public mischief in Hasler Flats in April 2020.

• Stefan Scott Topilnyckj (born 1964) was issued a six-month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Chetwynd in June 2019.

 

Fort St. John

• Christopher Darryl Munch (1976) was sentenced to 34 days jail for possessing a firearm contrary to court order in Fort St. John in March 2019.

• Ryan Nicholas Oswald (born 1996) was sentenced to 21 days for possession of a controlled substance and three counts of possessing a firearm contrary to court order in Fort Nelson in April 2020.

• William Henry Teichroeb (born 1989) was sentenced to time served on three counts of possessing/using a stolen credit card in Fort St. John in August 2018.

• Darcy Dale Stewart (born 1989) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to property in Fort St. John in August 2019.

 

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: Means 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.