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Court Docket, Oct. 4 to 8

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts Oct. 4 to 8, 2021
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Fort St. John

• Christopher Michael Mapletoft (born 1987) was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation for possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief $5000 or under, both committed in Fort St. John in October 2019. Mapletoft was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation for assault, committed in Fort St. John in March 2021.

• Jacob Wolfe Berry (born 1995) was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for assault, committed in Fort St. John in December 2020.

• Philip Clayton Testawitch (born 1988) was sentenced to time served with 12 months probation for possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, both committed in Fort St. John in August 2021. Testawitch was sentenced to time served with 12 months probation for theft $5000 or under, committed in Fort St. John in June 2021. Testawitch  was sentenced to time served with 12 months probation for uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in Fort St. John in May 2021.

• Malcolm Donald Leask (born 1982) was fined $1000, subject to forfeiture, and ordered to pay a $300 victim surcharge for occupying vehicle knowing an unauthorized firearm is present in Fort St. John in November 2020.

• Alvenn Almeda (born 1982) was issued a six-month $0 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Fort St. John in August 2020.

• Taylor Mai Friesen (born 2000) was issued a one year $300 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Fort St. John in May 2021.

• Ryan James Hicks (born 2000) was fined $2000, given one year probation, and ordered to pay a $300 victim surcharge for driving without reasonable consideration in Fort St. John in September 2020.

Dawson Creek

• Daniel Charles Ranahan (born 1963) was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation for theft $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek in June 2019. Ranahan was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation for theft $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek in January 2019. Ranahan was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation for theft $5000 or under committed in Dawson Creek in November 2018.

• Dawson Stanley Reginald Church (born 2002) was given a 60-day conditional sentence with 12 months probation and issued a five-year firearms ban for uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and given a 60-day conditional sentence with 12 months probation for mischief $5000 or under, both committed in Arras in April 2021. Church was fined $1500 and given a one year criminal driving prohibition for impaired driving over the legal 80-point blood alcohol concentration limit, also committed in Arras in April 2021.

• Chase Gregory Johnston (born 1988) was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for mischief $5000 or under committed in Big Lake, B.C., in October 2019. Johnston was given a 60-day conditional sentence with 12 months probation for dangerous driving committed in Chetwynd in June 2019. Johnston was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Big Lake, B.C., in April 2020.

• Delaine Helen Larocque (born 1975) was fined $500 and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited in Dawson Creek in May 2021.

Notes on sentencing

Suspended sentence: The judge convicts the accused but suspends sentencing, and instead releases them on conditions set out in a probation order.

Conditional sentence: The judge gives the accused a jail term, but allows them to serve it in the community as long as they follow certain conditions. Often called house arrest.

Conditional discharge: Means the accused’s record won’t show a conviction if they meet conditions the judge sets out in a probation order.

Recognizance after allegation: An agreement to keep the peace and be of good behaviour when the court finds there are reasonable grounds that a person will commit an offence. 


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