Court Docket – Drunk man wreaks havoc at friend’s home

H.P. court docket
Oct. 2, 2017
Judge G.W. Paul

An Atikameg man will spend the next two months behind bars for damaging the interior of a home.

Marvin Don Labou- can, 48, was sentenced to 60 days after pleading guilty to mischief to property in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 2. He also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with an undertaking.

He “wrecked” some items inside the home of his girlfriend on July 26, 2015, including the microwave oven and stereo, Crown prosecutor Haydn Shook said.

Laboucan was intoxicated at the time, he added.

Laboucan was on an undertaking at the time to have no contact with that person.

Mr. Laboucan, you have a big problem,” Judge G.W. Paul said. “You have to change your behaviour and control your anger.”

Jude Paul noted his lengthy criminal record, which included multiple convictions of assault on the same victim.

He has difficulty abiding by conditions,” the Crown added.

Laboucan has since paid the victim $1,500 for damages to the residence, duty counsel Harry Jong told court.

Judge Paul gave Laboucan credit for paying for the damages.

Laboucan requested that his time be served on weekends, but was denied. Judge Paul noted his criminal record and his pattern of delaying sentencing.

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Leslie Michael Auger, 36, of High Prairie, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to possession of stolen property.

Court heard that Auger was one of four people arrested Feb. 28 for thefts from businesses and the High Prairie post office in the previous several months.

His role in the scheme was limited and lesser than the others,” said Crown prosecutor Hadyn Shook.

Auger was found by High Prairie RCMP on Feb. 24 in a Days Inn hotel room with other suspects and boxes full of stolen items.

Cheques and other personal mail were stolen from several mailboxes at the post office, Shook told court.

He had limited knowledge of the stolen items,” he added.

Judge G.W. Paul advised Auger that he was in bad company.

You’re certainly hanging around the wrong crowd.

You deserve what comes to you with your behaviour,” he added.

Duty counsel Harry Jong said Auger was drinking when he was found by police and knew the items were stolen.

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Devon Dyson Labou- can, 23, of Atikameg, was fined $500, plus a $145 victim fine surcharge, for joyriding.

Court heard that Laboucan took a dirt bike from a shed on a residential property on July 14 around 2 a.m. The bike was retrieved by the owner several days later undamaged.

He just wanted to go for a ride,” lawyer Harry Jong told court.

He say’s it was a stupid thing to do.”

Laboucan breached a condition to stay away from the home where the bike was taken.

His record is aggravating because of thefts,” said Judge G.W. Paul during sentencing.

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James Phillip Van- deraa, 40, of Grouard, was fined $400, plus a $120 victim fine surcharge, after pleading guilty to mischief to property.

Court heard the accused broke some glass when he got into an argument with another person in a residence on Sept. 30, said Crown prosecutor Hadyn Shook.

You have to control yourself and your anger,” said Judge Paul during sentencing.

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