Arrest warrants have been issued for three individuals each with multiple possession of stolen property charges.
After their failure to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court Friday, Jan. 29, Judge Gordon Yake issued the warrants for Steven Donaldson — reportedly in Nova Scotia — Kristin Doucet and Shon Hunter. Each face multiple counts of possession of stolen mail.
Yake also stated that if arrested, the individuals are to be brought back to Alberta to face a judge.
Man receives jail time
Pretending to be someone he is not landed one man in jail for a short period of time.
Christian Lesann, 20, pleaded guilty to intent to avoid arrest and failing to comply with conditions stemming from an incident in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 10.
Court heard that Lesann was involved in a brawl at a downtown bar that resulted in him receiving a fat lip. Upon speaking with police, Lesann provided his brother’s name. At the time Lesann was under a curfew and was supposed to be at his home.
Almost two week’s later, Lesann’s brother called police after having an issue with his name. Crown prosecutor Steven Degen was concerned with past issues of breaching conditions. “Despite how youthful he is, there’s a number of charges there.”
In a joint submission, defence counsel Maurice Collard and Degen asked for 30 days jail time.
Collard added that rather than wait, Lesann opted to deal with his charges on his first appearance in court. He asked for intermittent jail time as Lesann found some work and is to be staying with his mother.
As he was in custody for seven days, with time and a half credit, Lesann would have 11 days with 19 left to serve. Yake was not impressed with Lesann’s record.
“I also see it as aggravating that you put your brother at risk. I see it as low down and dirty,” stated Yake.
He declined Collard’s request for Lesann to serve time intermittently and said he would need to finish the jail time and pay a victim fine surcharge. Lesann was given three months to pay the fine.