Miscellaneous charges and a wide variety of sentences
August 28, 2019
Judge J. A. Watson
Tammy Lynn McLeod (30), in custody in Slave Lake, pled guilty to housebreaking, two counts of fraud under $5,000, and two counts of breach of conditions. She also pled guilty to three non-criminal offenses: two counts of failure to appear under the Provincial Offenses Procedure Act and driving while prohibited under the Traffic Safety Act.
On January 5, 2019 at 3:30 a.m., RCMP received a complaint that two women had forced their way into a home, the crown prosecutor said. The victim opened his front door after hearing a loud bang. McLeod walked past him into the house. She was holding a baseball bat with her face partially covered with a bandana. Another woman followed her in.
McLeod demanded to know where another individual was, the crown said. She swung the bat as she searched the house. The complainant told her he didn’t know the other person and he wasn’t there. The victim felt threatened by the swinging bat.
On April 17, 2019, McLeod and another person entered a convenience store in Slave Lake, the crown said. McLeod used the tap feature on a stolen debit card. McLeod did two transactions: one for around $33 and the other about $55.
The card had been stolen by another individual earlier, the crown said.
The same day, she entered Money Mart and tried to cash a stolen cheque, the crown said. The cashier was suspicious, so called the police.
On July 11 and 26, when police checked her home after curfew, McLeod was not in.
McLeod missed two docket dates. Her conviction report was admitted.
The defense added that McLeod is addicted to methamphetamine.
McLeod was sentenced to six months for housebreaking, seven days consecutive for the first fraud, and seven days concurrent for the second. For one of the breaches of conditions, she received seven days consecutive. For the second, she received seven days concurrent.
McLeod received seven days concurrent each for both counts of failure to appear.
McLeod received a fine of $500 for driving while prohibited. No time to pay was given. The four days in lieu are to be served concurrent.
McLeod’s total sentence was 194 days, with 60 days credit, so 134 days left to serve.
A 15-year-old girl pled guilty to operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level 0.08 or above. An impaired driving charge and seven tickets were withdrawn.
On July 28 around 2 a.m., RCMP saw a vehicle driving in the ditch on Hwy. 88, the crown said. It drove out of the ditch and headed south. The RCMP officer pulled it over.
The teenager told the officer she wasn’t initially driving, but was just trying to get it unstuck, the crown said.
At the time, of the vehicle stop, the defendant was the only person in the vehicle, the crown said.
The police officer noticed an open container of liquor in the console next to the driver’s seat, the crown said. The teenager had been drinking and blew 0.08 mg.
The mandatory one year suspension applies to youth offenders, but the mandatory $1,000 fine does not.
The youth received a $500 fine and a one year driving prohibition. She is too young to qualify for interlock. She was given until August 31, 2020 to pay.
Corbin Lee Brule pled guilty to assault with a weapon.
On July 11, 2019, Brule was at a relative’s house, the crown said. He and the victim, who is a female relative, got into an argument about the back gate being left open.
Brule had a backpack which had heavy items in it including a speaker, the crown said. He struck the victim in the head with it.
The victim had blurred vision and was dizzy, the crown said.
Brule’s record was admitted.
“It’s fairly minimal,” the crown said.
Brule received a fine of $500 and 12 months probation, with the condition to report and take counselling as directed. He was also required to give a mandatory DNA sample to the police. Time to pay was given until November 30, 2019.
Kevin Loyie (34) pled guilty to mischief damage and failure to appear.
In May 2019, police received a report of a smashed window in the main entrance of one of the schools, the crown said. Video surveillance revealed Loyie throwing a hammer through the window.
Loyie has one previous conviction from last year.
For mischief damage, Loyie received a suspended sentence of six months probation with the requirement to do 40 hours of community service in lieu of restitution.
For failure to appear, Loyie was fined $150 and given time to pay until February 29, 2020.