Jail time earned for cabin break-ins

The Compass - - EDITORIAL - Ed­i­tor@CBN­com­pass.ca

A young man who broke into sev­eral cab­ins and cot­tages and stole a whole slew of items will have plenty of time to think about his ac­tions while in jail.

Damian Roy Brewer, 21, was sen­tenced to 16-and-a-half months (495 days) for break­ing into nine cab­ins scat­tered along the main road be­tween Pla­cen­tia and Co­linet. Pla­cen­tia RCMP even­tu­ally re­trieved the stolen goods from a home in New Bridge, St. Mary’s Bay.

Brewer pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to all charges stem­ming from the break-and-en­ters, which took place in May of this year. He also pleaded guilty to ar­son and theft of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. That ve­hi­cle in ques­tion was later burned af­ter it was used to ac­cess the cab­ins.

Once he is re­leased, Brewer will be on pro­ba­tion for two years. His al­leged ac­com­plice, 23-year-old Chad Clarke, has pleaded not guilty to sim­i­lar charges — un­like Brewer, he is not charged with possessing stolen property. Clarke’s trial is sched­uled to take place in the new year.


This Volvo was de­stroyed af­ter it was used to tar­get sev­eral cab­ins and cot­tages lo­cated be­tween Pla­cen­tia and Co­linet.

Th­ese items were re­trieved af­ter Pla­cen­tia RCMP ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at a home in New Bridge, St. Mary’s Bay.

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