Brewer enters guilty pleas on cabin break-ins
Sentencing set for Dec. 15 in St. John’s provincial court
A 21-year-old has pleaded guilty to charges related to several cabin break-ins earlier this year near Placentia.
Damian Roy Brewer appeared in St. John’s provincial court last Tuesday, where lawyer Jeffrey Slade entered the guilty pleas on his behalf to 13 charges that include nine counts of breakand-enter and single count charges of possessing property obtained by crime, theft of a motor vehicle and arson.
Judge David Orr expected to deal with sentencing on those charges as well Tuesday, but Slade requested to have sentencing set over to another date. Orr agreed to have the matter return to provincial court Dec. 15.
The breakins occurred in late May of this year at several summer cottages located along Route 91 between Placentia and Colinet. Several items reported stolen were later found after Placentia RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in New Bridge, a community in St. Mary’s Bay. Court documents indicate Brewer has lived in New Bridge. A vehicle police believe was used to commit the crimes was found torched.
On Tuesday, Brewer also pleaded not guilty to two charges related to alleged breaches of court orders dating back to July, shortly after he was initially released from police custody. He was most recently granted bail in late September.
Brewer and his alleged accomplice, 22-yearold Chad Clarke, were arrested in late June and early July respectively. Clarke pleaded not guilty to near-identical charges last month. Unlike Brewer, he is not charged with possessing property obtained by crime. His two-day trial is scheduled to take place next March in Harbour Grace.
A trial date for Brewer on the breaches will be set Dec. 2 in Harbour Grace.
Brewer also pleaded not guilty to two charges related to alleged breaches of court orders dating back to July, shortly after he was initially released from police custody.