Guilty plea after attempted break-ins with an axe
A man has entered a guilty plea in Grande Prairie court after an April incident where someone tried to break into police cars with an axe
Trevor Martineau has been handed a fine and 18 months probation after pleading guilty to possession of a weapon and breach of recognizance charges.
Three other counts were withdrawn.
On April 21, just before 6 p.m., RCMP found a suspect trying to get into their vehicles with an axe. When confronted, he ran away, eventually being arrested in front of our studios on 101 Avenue.
Guilty plea in drug, weapon case
A Fairview man facing 10 drug and weapon related charges after being arrested last December in Grande Prairie has entered a guilty plea.
Gregory Elliot pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm in Grande Prairie court. The other nine charges were withdrawn.
He has been given a 15-month jail sentence, with credit for time served for half that amount, plus a lifetime firearm prohibition.
Elliot was arrested after a search December 8 of last year near 105 Street and 102 Avenue. Police seized a loaded handgun, ammunition and drugs, including 27 fentanyl pills.
Probation for RCMP member after guilty plea
RCMP member Corporal Mark Potts was given 18 months probation after pleading guilty to a charge of assault in Peace River court in August.
He had been charge with assault causing bodily harm after an April 2015 incident where a prisoner being taken from Manning to Peace River was assaulted.
A release from the RCMP at the time charges were laid said his duty status would be reviewed once his court case was settled.