Youth faces multiple charges

  • Jun. 13, 2007 4:00 p.m.

The youth accused in the break-in at the Tlell Post office June 2 is facing a raft of other charges for crimes ranging from unlawful possession of a firearm, to possession of stolen property under $5,000, to failure to comply with a Youth Criminal Justice Act detention.
Several of the charges date back to last summer and the youth has been arrested in most communities on the islands.
“I thought the community may be interested to see the number of charges a person can have before the courts,” says Sergeant Neil Hogg of the Queen Charlotte RCMP.
The 16 year-old Port Clements resident has 17 charges in various stages in the court system. His offences have occurred in Masset, Port Clements, Tlell, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte and even Prince Rupert. Sergeant Hogg says the youth’s lawyer may choose to bring all the charges together into one court room, but if a not-guilty plea is entered, a trial would have to take place in the community where the offence occurred.
He is charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000, mischief and theft of mail in connection with the break-in at the Tlell Post Office.

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