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Amherst Provincial Court News, July 8

AMHERST, N.S. – Six people were recently convicted and sentenced to various crimes in Amherst provincial court.

Bourgeois sentenced for fighting

Alicia Mary Bourgeois, 24, of Eddy Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on July 8 to five months probation after pleading guilty to, not being in a dwelling house, did cause a disturbance in or near a public place by fighting on a front lawn.

The incident occurred Jan. 5, 2019.

Marks sentenced for driving while impaired

Brian John Carl Marks, 38, of Minto Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on July 8 to one-year probation and a two-year driving sentence after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while the concentration of alcohol in his blood exceeded .08 per cent, and for operating a motor vehicle while disqualified from doing so.

The incident occurred July 10, 2016, in Amherst.

Morrissey sentenced for driving while impaired

Jerry Jordan Morrissey, 31, of Leamington, was sentenced in court on June 8 to a $1,000 fine and a one-year driving prohibition after he was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while the concentration of alcohol in his blood exceeded .08 per cent.

The incident occurred Dec. 19, 2018, in Southampton.

Sabean sentenced for possessing a stolen vehicle, evading police

Jordan Richard Joseph Sabean, 23, of Church Street, Digby, was sentenced in court on June 8 to 210 days custody, minus 90-days already served, after pleading guilty to nine crimes, including four breaches of probation.

He was sentenced to 90 days for two counts of possessing stolen property, 90 days for operating a motor vehicle while trying to evade police, 30 days custody for theft under $5,000, and 30 days custody for resisting a peace officer.

Five of the incidents occurred May 8, 2019, in Amherst, two of the incidents occurred April 16, 2019, in Digby, and two occurred April 16, 2019, in Amherst.

The incidents in Amherst included having in his possession a 2005 SUV, the value of which did not exceed $5,000, knowing the property was stolen; obstructing a police officer engaged in the execution of her duty; and failing without lawful excuse to stop the motor vehicle as soon as was reasonable in the circumstances.

Vandewiel sentenced for theft

Alexander Riley Vandewiel, 23, of Crescent Ave., Amherst, was sentenced in court on July 8, to one day, time served, after pleading guilty to stealing property belonging to the Atlantic Superstore and for failing to comply with an order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The incident occurred June 1, 2019, in Amherst.

He was also sentenced to one day, time served, after pleading guilty to failing to abide by a curfew to stay in his residence from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week.

The incident occurred July 5, 2019, in Amherst.

Langille sentenced to two years for break and entering homes

Donald Ross Langille, 34, of MacDonald Road, Amherst, was recently sentenced in court to two years custody after pleading guilty to committing eight crimes, including three counts of break and enter and one count of theft under $5,000.

He was sentenced to two years custody, concurrent to each other, for break and entering two homes and stealing items from the homes.

The incidents occurred May 15 and May 22, 2019, near Pugwash.

He was also sentenced to 30 days custody, concurrent, for break and entering a garage and stealing items from the garage.

The incident occurred Aug 25, 2018, in East Amherst.

Langille was also sentenced to 30-days custody, concurrent, for stealing various products from Sobeys.

The incident occurred July 23, 2018, in Amherst.

He was also sentenced to 30 days custody, concurrent, for three counts of breaking his curfew and one count of failing to be present to have his fingerprints taken.

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