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AMHERST – Provincial Court News.

– Matthews pleads guilty to starting fire

Tara Lynn Matthews, 33, of Springhill, pleaded guilty in court on Monday to committing mischief by wilfully lighting fire, without legal justification or excuse, to the jail cell of the Springhill Police Department, the value of which did not exceed $5,000.

The incident occurred Jan. 31, 2014.

Matthews will be sentenced Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

 

– Chapman sentenced for illegal fishing

James Chapman, 66, of Little Forks, was sentenced in court on Monday to a $400 fin after pleading guilty to the unlawful fishing of clams.

The incident occurred May 15, 2014, in Lorneville.

 

– Dobson sentenced for failing Breathalyzer

Nicholas William Dobson, 30, of Townsend Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on Monday to a fine of $1,300 and a one-year driving prohibition after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while the concentration of alcohol in his blood exceeded .08 per cent.

The incident occurred May 10, 2014, in Amherst.

 

– Goode sentenced for impaired driving

Gary Goode, 64, of Fernie, B.C., was sentenced in court on Monday to a fine of $1,300 and a one-year driving prohibition after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol.

The incident occurred July 26, 2014, in Oxford.

 

– Goodwin sentenced for illegal fishing

Barbara June Goodwin, 60, of Willow Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on Monday to a $400 fine after pleading guilty to the unlawful fishing of clams.

The incident occurred May 17, 2014, in Lorneville.

 

– Holden sentenced for failing Breathalyzer

April Annabelle Holden, 33, of Academy Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on Monday to a $1,300 fine and a one-year driving prohibition after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while the concentration of alcohol in her blood exceeded .08 per cent.

 

– Hunter pleads guilty to 10 weapons charges

Michael Neil Wade Hunter, 40, of East Victoria Street, Amherst, pleaded guilty to 10 weapons charges in court on Monday.

Hunter pleaded guilty to possessing a restricted weapon, a Browning .22 calibre revolver handgun, without holding a licence, and possessing a Smith and Wesson, .38 calibre semi-automatic handgun with out holding a licence to possess the weapon,

Hunter pleaded guilty to being an occupant of a motor vehicle in which he knew there was a .38 calibre semi-automatic handgun and being an occupant of a motor vehicle in which he knew there was a Browning .22 calibre revolver handgun.

He also pleaded guilty to being an occupant of a motor vehicle in which he knew there was ammunition for both handguns, possessing a restricted firearm, a Browning .22 calibre revolver handgun, knowing it was stolen, and possessing a Smith and Wesson .38 calibre semi-automatic handgun, knowing it was stolen.

Hunter also pleaded guilty to transporting a Browning .22 calibre revolver handgun and a Smith and Wesson .38 calibre semi-automatic handgun in a careless manner.

He also pleaded guilty to having in his possession a Browning .22 calibre revolver handgun and a Smith and a Wesson .38 calibre semi-automatic handgun and ammunition for the purpose of committing an offense, and having in his possession two handguns and ammunition, the value of which did not exceed $5,000, knowing all the property was stolen.

Hunter will be sentenced Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m. in Amherst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Springhill Police Department, Smith and Wesson

Geographic location: AMHERST, Lorneville, Little Forks Townsend Street Fernie Oxford Willow Street East Victoria Street

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