Kings County court report May 8

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Unlawfully possessed marijuana

Heidi Magdalene Onyschuk, 29, of Sunken Lake, has been fined for unlawfully possessing in excess of 30 grams of cannabis marijuana.

Onyschuk pleaded guilty to the charge on April 28. Judge Alan Tufts fined her $585.

Onyschuk committed the offence in Port Williams on Feb. 9.

 

Conditional discharge for stealing from businesses

Cullen Joseph McDonald, 34, of Kentville, has been handed a conditional sentence order and probation for stealing from businesses in Kingston and Greenwood.

McDonald was charged with four counts of stealing property valued at less than $5,000, two involving the Kingston Atlantic Superstore and the others at the Greenwood Ultramar and Walmart. McDonald was also charged with two counts of failing to comply with probation.

McDonald pleaded guilty or changed his pleas to guilty on Feb. 18 and the matters were adjourned to April 29 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. Judge Alan Tufts handed McDonald a six-month conditional sentence order and 12 months of reporting probation on the six charges. As part of the conditional sentence, McDonald must observe a daily curfew from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for the first two months. McDonald was fined $400 and has been ordered to pay $238 in restitution to the Atlantic Superstore in Kingston.

McDonald committed the offences on Aug. 16, Aug. 30 and Sept. 12, 2013 and Jan. 13, 2014.

 

Stole from Driftwood

Joshua Alexander Provost, 22, of Berwick, has been handed a conditional discharge with probation for stealing property valued at less than $5,000 from the Driftwood Restaurant.

Provost pleaded guilty on Jan. 20 and was sentenced April 29. Judge Alan Tufts handed Provost a conditional discharge with 12 months of probation, including $305 in restitution to the Driftwood Restaurant, and 25 hours of community service work. Provost was fined a $200 victim surcharge.

Provost committed the offence in Berwick on Nov. 10, 2013.

 

Stole merchandise

John Douglas Crowell, 29, of Hortonville, has been fined and sentenced to probation for two counts of stealing merchandise valued at less than $5,000 from Walmart and Atlantic Superstore and for failing to comply with his recognizance.

Crowell pleaded guilty to the charges on April 28. He was fined $113.30 and was sentenced to one year of probation, including paying $73.30 in restitution.

Crowell committed the offences in New Minas on Aug. 4, 2013 and Jan. 17, 2014.

 

Recognizance, undertaking offences

Jonathan Edward Watton, 25, of Welsford, has been fined and sentenced to probation for two counts of failing to comply with his recognizance and failing to comply with an undertaking.

Watton pleaded guilty to the charges on April 28. Judge Alan Tufts fined him $390 on the three charges and sentenced him to a total of 12 months of probation.

Watton committed the offences in Kentville Jan. 3 and between Feb. 18 and March 29, and in Somerset on March 29.

Organizations: Walmart, Kingston Atlantic Superstore

Geographic location: Kentville, Kingston, Kings Sunken Lake Port Williams Berwick Hortonville New Minas Welsford Somerset

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