10 month sentence for man charged in crime spree
A man involved with two others in a crime spree in November of last year was sentenced to 10 months in jail.
Benjamin Olivier appeared via closed circuit television on Friday, March 10. He pleaded guilty to a number of property related charges stemming from incidents last fall.
On November 15 of last year, a pick-up truck was stolen from in front of a residence around 7:30 in the morning. At about 7:15 that evening the uncle of the owner of the pick-up saw the truck driving toward the high school. He attempted to box in the driver, however, the truck evaded him. Earlier that day, at about 11 a.m., Olivier was observed at Wal-Mart and had stolen several pairs of shoes. Someone recognized the truck in the parking lot and called the police. RCMP tried to stop him, but the truck fled on the wrong side of the highway, driving in and out of the ditch, exceeding the speed limit.
The next day police learned that Olivier was staying in a local hotel. He was apprehended and when they searched the room, they discovered many stolen items including tools and a compressor.
Olivier has been incarcerated since the day for a total of 115 days. The crown and defense agreed on a joint submission, sentencing Olivier globally to 300 days. He was given credit for 172 days spent in custody awaiting resolution. He was also given 12 months of probation.
On November 25 of last year, Terry Heptonstall was sentenced for his role in the spree. Also accused is Jamie Olivier, She has yet to resolve her charges.