H.P. court docket
Oct. 1, 2018
Judge C.K.W. Thietke
A young man will pay a big price after extensively damaging his mother’s home.
George Albert Beaver, of Wabasca, was fined $500, plus a $150 fine victim surcharge, after pleading guilty to mischief and damage under $5,000 after appearing in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 1.
Police were called by his mother after he entered her home intoxicated and trashed the interior on Sept. 29 around 3:30 p.m., Crown prosecutor Petter Hurich said.
Several windows, a TV set and dishes were smashed, and furniture was overturned.
“That kind of behaviour has consequences,” Judge C.K.W. Thietke said.
“He has obvious need for rehabilitation.”
Beaver also pushed a dresser to a door to prevent police from approaching him.
“He says he was off the handle and says he is sorry for what he did,” duty counsel Harry Jong said.
“He says he’s going to make restitution to his mother for what he damaged.”
No figure of the cost of damage was disclosed in court.
Beaver was further sentenced to probation for one year, and required to complete counselling and residential treatment for alcohol and drugs.
During probation, he is banned from his mother’s home and ordered to have no contact with her.
Jong told court Beaver wants to take treatment.
Beaver was also on warrants at the time of arrest.
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Christian Rick Del- tess, 19, of High Prairie, was fined $500, plus a $150 fine, after pleading guilty to mischief and damage under $5,000.
Court heard Deltess knocked over a display of water bottles after he was refused to buy cigarettes at the High Prairie Esso station on July 28, Crown prosecutor Petter Hurich told court.
Deltess was intoxicated when he entered the store and he didn’t show his identification when requested.
“People have the right to carry on business in this community without having to deal with that type of behaviour,” Judge Thietke said.
He was content with the guilty plea.
“You show true remorse and responsibility for your actions,” the judge said.
Deltess was apologetic for the incident.
“He says he was sorry for what he did,” duty counsel Jong said.
None of the bottles opened, Jong noted.