A Brantford man who has stolen everything from bicycles to ice cream has been sentenced twice in the last year for a multitude of offences.
Jordan William Donald Clark, 24, of Colborne Street, was sentenced last October by Justice Colette Good on charges from nine different dates in 2017.
He pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000 and possession under $5,000 in March 2017; missing a court date and theft under $5,000 in April; theft under $5,000 in June; theft under $5,000 in July; obstructing police and failing to re-attend court in August; and possession under $5,000 in September.
Clark got a suspended sentence and credit for 90 days of time already served on many of the charges. He also was ordered to serve a four-month conditional sentence in the community.
More recently, he was sentenced by Justice Robert Gee on nine charges from 2018 and this year.
He pleaded guilty to having a stolen bicycle last August; having stolen property in November when he was caught with break-in instruments and items from three stores, including a drill set, a toy-sized robot and ice cream; theft and possession under $5,000 in December when he stole a cellphone and a debit reader from a laundromat and was in possession of a stolen bicycle; and, also in December, illegally entering a Woodlawn Avenue home and possessing a stolen credit card.
From this year, Clark pleaded guilty to crimes from three dates in January that included stealing from a fashion company, assaulting a man, having a stolen credit card, possessing stolen property and breaching probation.
Clark was sentenced to a total of 185 days of time already served plus another two months in jail.
He was ordered to serve a year-long probation where he’s not to possess any kind of card that has a magnetic strip, cheque or banking document unless it’s specifically been issued in his name.
Broke probation orders
A Brantford man who was charged with seven crimes that occurred last fall was sentenced to jail in Ontario Court for four of the incidents.
James Dalton Romeo Leblanc, 28, of Charing Cross Street, had troubles that began at the end of last August when he broke probation orders. Charges from September and October were dropped but he was also convicted of failing to appear for court in November.
He pleaded guilty to disobeying a court order and assaulting a police officer on Nov. 25.
Three days later, he was arrested in Milton, Ont., and charged with being in possession of fentanyl.
Leblanc pleaded guilty to possession of an illegal substance and breaching probation.
Justice Robert Gee credited Leblanc with already serving the equivalent of 284 days in jail and ordered him back to jail for 76 days to equal a global sentence of a year.
Leblanc also was ordered to maintain a new three-year probation and get assessed for counselling for substance abuse.
Man ordered to get counselling
A former Brantford man was ordered to get help for his substance abuse issues when he appeared in Ontario Court recently.
David Scott Richardson, 42, pleaded guilty to threatening to hurt a man with a hammer he was carrying on Feb. 23, while he was breaching his probation and a court order against carrying weapons.
On May 20, Richardson, now living in Simcoe, was carrying a knife when he was arrested. He pleaded guilty to failing to comply with his bail conditions.
Justice Aubrey Hilliard sentenced the man to time served of 110 days and ordered that he avoid his previous victim, get counselling and abstain from owning weapons for 10 years.