Badlands Bad Boys (Drumheller) – Charges Withdrawn

Charges:
CC: s.348(1)(B) – Break & Enter and Commit Indictable Offence; s.333.1 – Theft of a Motor Vehicle x 2; s.353.1(4) – Removing a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN); s.354 – Possession of Stolen Property; CDSA: s/4(1) – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth).

Allegations:
My client and a co-accused, broke into some buildings at the Badlands Passion Play site and were observed by an employee to be on a red quad, and putting several expensive tools into a large tote.  Both were wearing ski masks.  They also smashed the windows on two vehicles with a hammer, stole tools and other items from inside, and tampered with the ignitions in an attempt to steal the vehicles.  The police simply followed the ATV wheel tracks in the snow, directly to their location, and arrested them with all of the stolen goods.  The quad was also found to be stolen, and the VIN had been removed.  My client was also found to be in possession of meth.

Result:
This matter was scheduled for trial, but since my client was already on probation for other charges, I worked out a deal whereby he pleaded guilty only to the charge of B&E and got probation for an additional 6 months. All other charges were withdrawn.