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Car thieves plead guilty
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EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
The two men who committed a four-day crime spree across Alberta and B.C. pleaded guilty to a number of charges in Cranbrook Provincial Court on Aug. 25.
According to the B.C. Ministry of Justice, Douglas Givens, 24, received 8 months and ten days in jail after being convicted of possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, theft under $5,000 and willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
His accomplice Levi Andrews, 23, was convicted of four counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and was sentenced to one year probation, one day in jail and a victims surcharge.
From Aug. 9 to 12, the pair amassed more than 20 criminal charges between them including theft, possession of stolen property, mischief and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
“They decided to go to a different jurisdiction and wreak a bunch of havoc,” Elk Valley RCMP Sgt. Will Thien told the Pass Herald on Aug. 20. “We have evidence tying them to these crimes. We certainly don’t need them here.”
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Thien said the pair stole their first car in Cornell B.C. before leaving for Edmonton and Calgary, though he could not confirm what they were doing there or why.
Next, the pair committed a gas and dash in the Crowsnest Pass before leaving for Fernie where they ditched their vehicle, stole another and returned to the Pass only to drive their newly stolen ride into a river, said Thien.
They next stole a plumbing van and returned to the Elk Valley where they spotted a local mine worker’s pickup truck in a 7-Eleven parking lot and stole that, he continued.
They were both arrested within an hour of each other on Aug. 12. One was caught in the plumbing van in Sparwood. The other was stopped and apprehended driving the pickup truck before reaching Fernie, said Thien.
Thien said the two were not behaving well in custody and were moved to a secure facility in Cranbrook.
“They were causing a little bit of a ruckus there in Cranbrook,” said Thien. “Screaming and yelling.”
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