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Charge of killing kit­tens with­drawn

The Crown has with­drawn a charge against a Cen­tre­ville man who was ac­cused of killing kit­tens with­out a law­ful ex­cuse.

Daniel Wal­ter Friesen, 64, was not present in Kentville pro­vin­cial court on Nov. 7 when the charge was with­drawn. It had been al­leged that Friesen com­mit­ted the of­fence in Alder­shot be­tween July 10 and 31.

The Nova Sco­tia SPCA is­sued a news re­lease on Sept. 14 that stated the charge was laid fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into in­for­ma­tion the SPCA re­ceived in July re­gard­ing the pos­si­ble dis­ap­pear­ance of a lit­ter of kit­tens. It had been al­leged that Friesen owned, and in­ten­tion­ally drowned, the kit­tens.

In­ter­mit­tent cus­tody

Franklin Dale McKay, 28, of Green­wood, has been sen­tenced to in­ter­mit­tent cus­tody and pro­ba­tion for op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while dis­qual­i­fied and fail­ing to com­ply with his re­cog­ni­zance.

McKay was present in Kentville pro­vin­cial court in cus­tody on Nov. 6. He pleaded guilty to both charges. Judge Alan Tufts sen­tenced McKay to 90 days of in­ter­mit­tent cus­tody, to be served from Fri­days at 9 p.m. to Mon­days at 6:30 a.m. be­gin­ning Nov. 10.

McKay will also be on pro­ba­tion un­til his time is served. The court im­posed a two-year driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion against McKay in re­la­tion to the charge of driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

McKay com­mit­ted the of­fences in Cold­brook on Nov. 2.

Mean­while, Court­ney Lynn Stronach, 28, of Wolfville, was also sen­tenced to in­ter­mit­tent cus­tody for steal­ing cos­met­ics from Shop­pers Drug Mart, fail­ing to com­ply with pro­ba­tion and four counts of fail­ing to com­ply with her re­cog­ni­zance.

Stronach pleaded guilty or changed her pleas to guilty to the six charges on Nov. 7. Judge Alan Tufts sen­tenced Stronach to 60 days of in­ter­mit­tent cus­tody, to be served from Fri­days at 9 p.m. to Mon­days at 6 a.m. be­gin­ning Nov. 10. Stronach will be on pro­ba­tion dur­ing her in­ter­mit­tent cus­tody and for 12 months there­after.

Stronach com­mit­ted the of­fences in Wolfville on June 17 and Nov. 2, in Cold­brook on Aug. 4 and in Cam­bridge on Oct. 9. An­other count of fail­ing to com­ply with pro­ba­tion and a charge of re­sist­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer en­gaged in the ex­e­cu­tion of his duty were dis­missed on Nov. 7.

Ut­tered threats, pos­sessed co­caine

Kevin Wayne Rhynold, 47, of North Kentville, has been fined for ut­ter­ing threats and un­law­fully pos­sess­ing co­caine.

Rhynold was orig­i­nally charged with crim­i­nal ha­rass­ment but pleaded guilty to the in­cluded of­fence of ut­ter­ing threats on Nov. 8. He changed his plea to guilty to the pos­ses­sion charge on Nov. 8.

Judge Alan Tufts fined Rhynold a to­tal of $390 for pos­sess­ing co­caine and fined him a to­tal of $260 for ut­ter­ing threats.

Rhynold com­mit­ted the of­fences in North Kentville and Cen­tre­ville on May 16.

Flight from po­lice

Michael Jody James Paul, 20, of Kentville, has been handed a con­di­tional dis­charge with pro­ba­tion af­ter plead­ing guilty to a charge of flight from po­lice.

Paul had orig­i­nally been charged with dan­ger­ous driv­ing but pleaded guilty to the lesser of­fence of flight from po­lice in April. The mat­ter was ad­journed to al­low time for a pre-sen­tence re­port to be pre­pared and for sen­tenc­ing.

On Nov. 8, Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Paul a con­di­tional dis­charge with nine months of pro­ba­tion.

Paul com­mit­ted the of­fence in Kentville on Sept. 9, 2016.

Dam­aged prop­erty

Sa­van­nah An­gelina Veinotte, 22, of Kentville, has been handed a con­di­tional dis­charge with pro­ba­tion for wil­fully dam­ag­ing prop­erty to a value not ex­ceed­ing $5,000.

Veinotte pleaded guilty to the charge in March and a pre­sen­tence re­port was re­quested in May. The mat­ter was ad­journed to al­low time for the re­port to be pre­pared and for sen­tenc­ing.

On Nov. 8, Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Veinotte a con­di­tional dis­charge with 12 months of pro­ba­tion.

Veinotte com­mit­ted the of­fence in Can­ning on Jan. 13. A charge of un­law­fully en­ter­ing a house with in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence therein was with­drawn on Nov. 8.

Failed to at­tend court

Erin Dor­ring­ton, 28, of Truro, has been handed a con­di­tional dis­charge with pro­ba­tion for fail­ing to at­tend court in ac­cor­dance with a sum­mons.

Dor­ring­ton changed her plea to guilty on Nov. 6. Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Dor­ring­ton a con­di­tional dis­charge with six months of non-re­port­ing pro­ba­tion. The court or­dered Dor­ring­ton to make a $100 char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion to Chrysalis House.

Dor­ring­ton com­mit­ted the of­fence in Kentville on Sept. 27, 2016. A charge of fail­ing to com­ply with pro­ba­tion and two more counts of fail­ing to at­tend court as di­rected were dis­missed on Nov. 6.

Un­der­tak­ing of­fences

Trevor John Levy, 32, of Windsor, has been fined for two counts of fail­ing to com­ply with his un­der­tak­ing.

Levy changed his pleas to guilty on Nov. 7. Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek fined Levy $230 on each count, for a to­tal of $460 in fines.

Levy com­mit­ted the of­fences in Bish­opville on May 29 and July 26. A charge of wil­fully dam­ag­ing prop­erty to a value not ex­ceed­ing $5,000 was dis­missed on Nov. 7.

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