Theft conviction nets 97 days in jail for Port Hardy man

Court briefs by editor Teresa Bird cover three cases: a theft conviction, a marijuana possession conviction, and a conviction relating to violation of the fisheries act.

  • Mar. 3, 2011 3:00 p.m.

PORT HARDY – A man with a long record will stay in jail for now.

Clark Dillon was sentenced to 97 days in jail for robbery, theft and breaching probation in Port Hardy Provincial Court Feb. 16.

The latest incident took place Jan. 23, while Dillon was on probation for other charges, Crown Counsel Mark Wolf said.

“He was at the Fields store at Thunderbird Mall in Port Hardy and threatened the cashier as he was leaving the store,” said Wolf. “While police were investigating the report, they got a call from Overwaitea. Mr. Dillon was leaving the store with a basket of food worth $82.96.”

Police said the 32-year old man was intoxicated.

His previous convictions included assaults in 2002, 2007 and 2008 and two counts of theft in 2008, said Wolf.

Defense counsel James Hormoth didn’t have much to add.

“Mr. Dillon is from Northern Saskatchewan. He moved here with his girlfriend,” said Hormoth. “Given his record … I take no position in this matter.”

Judge Iverson sentenced Dillon to 97 days in custody minus the 23 already served.

 

 

 

Marijuana pain

Gordon W. Shore will pay $750 for possession of nearly a kilogram of marijauna in his car.

Shore was pulled over by police during an afternoon roadblock Feb. 21, Crown Counsel Mark Wolf told provincial court in Port Hardy Feb. 16.

“Police smelled marijuana and asked Mr. Shore if he had marijuana in his vehicle,” said Wolf. Shore responded yes. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 950.2 grams of marijauna, said Wolf.

Shore’s lawyer, James Hormoth, said his client is on long-term disability for pain.

Judge Iverson fined Shore $750, noting the quantity of marijauna seized.

 

 

 

Crabbing violations

Sascha Schrader will pay $500 for each of two counts of contravening the fisheries act.

The incident took place Mar. 3 in Knight Inlet, Federal Crown Counsel told Port Hardy court Feb. 16.

Seven traps belonging to Schrader were not in compliance with regulations as they didn’t have two escape holes and plastic tags. As well, only one of two buoys was properly marked, said counsel.

Schrader was previously convicted for the same charges in Dec. 2009.

 

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