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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.

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