Man pleads guilty in rob­bery at­tempt

Simcoe Reformer - - NEWS - SU­SAN GAM­BLE Brant­ford Ex­pos­i­tor Sgam­ble@post­media.com

A Nor­folk County man who tried un­suc­cess­fully to rob a Sim­coe busi­ness, was sen­tenced to a year in jail when he ap­peared in Sim­coe’s On­tario Court last month.

Dustin D. Light, 23, had a black bala­clava over his face last Dec. 28 when he went into the Robin­son Mart and Video store on Robin­son Street at about 5:20 p.m.

Light showed a weapon and de­manded money but, when the clerk was unco- op­er­a­tive, he ran off and was seen run­ning along Col­borne Street.

About two weeks later, Nor­folk OPP ar­rested Light.

In court, he pleaded guilty to at­tempted rob­bery and wear­ing a dis­guise to com­mit a rob­bery.

Jus­tice Co­lette Good sen­tenced him to jail, plus ordered that he pro­vide a sam­ple of his DNA for the na­tional of­fend­ers data­bank and re­main on a twoyear pro­ba­tion.

Light must pay $ 400 in vic­tim sur­charge fines.

Man ac­quit­ted of rob­bery ,weapons charge

Af­ter a re­cent trial, a Nan­ti­coke Val­ley Road man was found guilty of breach­ing pro­ba­tion but ac­quit­ted of rob­bery and weapons charges in Sim­coe’s On­tario Court.

Zachariah Peter Solomon, 39, got into a fight in a Queen Street South home in Sim­coe on June 29. Po­lice were told Solomon grabbed a knife and de­manded items from the man he was fight­ing.

But Jus­tice Co­lette Good ac­quit­ted Solomon of rob­bery and pos­ses­sion of a weapon and dis­missed charges of threat­en­ing death or bod­ily harm and threat­en­ing the other man’s home.

But Solomon was found guilty of break­ing his pro­ba­tion or­ders.

And de­spite a not guilty plea for of­fences on the pre­vi­ous day, Good also found him guilty of mis­chief un­der $ 5,000 from a sit­u­a­tion on June 28 when Solomon, on pro­ba­tion, was ac­cused of hav­ing a knife and threat­en­ing a man.

The mis­chief charge re­lated to Solomon throw­ing a glass pipe at a TV screen owned by the man.

Good cred­ited Solomon with al­ready hav­ing served 107 days in jail and placed him on an 18-month pro­ba­tion. She ordered that he get coun­selling for sub­stance abuse, anger man­age­ment and al­co­hol is­sues.

Shoplifter pleads guilty

A Till­son­burg man who en­gaged in some early morn­ing shoplift­ing at his home­town’s Town Cen­tre mall re­cently was sen­tenced to three months in jail in Sim­coe’s On­tario Court.

Dustin W. Van­haver­beke, 28, was charged by Ox­ford OPP af­ter he grabbed some mer­chan­dise on July 30 last year and then ran.

Orig­i­nally charged with mis­chief, theft un­der $5,000 and fail­ing to com­ply with a pro­ba­tion or­der, Van­haver­beke pleaded guilty to the theft charge be­fore Jus­tice Richard Jen­nis.

Man didn’t fol­low bail rules

A Sim­coe man al­ready serv­ing 20 months in jail for break­ing into two Sim­coe busi­nesses was handed an­other two- month sen­tence for break­ing bail con­di­tions.

Christopher Thomp­son, 35, was con­victed of break­ing into the Tro­phy Haven store in Sim­coe and steal­ing thou­sands of dol­lars worth of sports trad­ing cards, as well as caus­ing more than $ 500 in dam­age.

A few weeks af­ter that con­vic­tion in Septem­ber, Thomp­son re­turned to court to face fur­ther charges of fail­ing to com­ply with his bail or­ders and was given an­other 60 days, but that time will be served con­cur­rently to his ex­ist­ing sen­tence,

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