Community of Brackley fined
The Community of Brackley has to pay a $2,500 fine after a judge found it guilty of violating the province’s Architects Act.
On Wednesday, Chief Judge Nancy Orr found the municipality guilty after it approved construction of a building that used drawings not stamped by an architect. Greenleaf Construction built the building in question and previously pleaded guilty to using plans that weren’t stamped by an architect. Orr fined Greenleaf Construction $1,500 in August for the violation of the Architects Act.
Rash of thefts hits Stratford area
Stratford RCMP is again trying to track down the cause of a string of thefts in the community.
It issued a statement Wednesday saying it is investigating thefts occurring between Oct. 7 and 10. A person or group of people has been entering unlocked vehicles, garages and sheds in the Stratford area.
A wide variety of items and small amounts of cash have been taken during overnight hours on those days. “The RCMP is reminding all residents to lock their vehicles and outbuildings as well as ensuring no valuables are left in plain sight,” says the statement from the Stratford RCMP.
Trio arrested for alleged break, enter
Three youths will be appearing in Provincial Youth Court at a later date after Charlottetown Police Services responded Tuesday night to a break and enter in progress. Police said Wednesday they received a 911 call at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday about youth being spotted getting into a building located near the Charlottetown Marina Docks on Great George Street. Police arrived and soon arrested the suspects.
Man who drove drunk in middle of road fined
A P.E.I. man who was seen driving drunk in the middle of the road was recently fined $1,000.
Kurt Reginald Hughes, 24, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.
The court heard that on Aug. 26 at around 2:50 a.m. a police officer on patrol saw Hughes’s vehicle driving in the middle of the road. Hughes later provided breathalyzer samples that were above the legal limit. Along with the fine Hughes must pay a $300 victim surcharge and is banned from driving for one year.
Woman with high breathalyzer readings jailed
A P.E.I. woman whose breathalyzer readings were more than twice the legal limit was sentenced recently to five days in jail. Catherine Lee MacLeod, 48, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where she pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.
The court heard the police stopped MacLeod as she was pulling into her driveway. Along with the jail time, Orr fined MacLeod $1,300 and ordered her to pay a $390 victim surcharge.