SUMMERSIDE — Three Prince County men, who broke into an abandoned home and caused $1,500 in damages, will spend the next 12 months on probation.
Prince County Courthouse.
The three appeared separately in Summerside provincial court Thursday.
Dylan Alfred Hackett, 21, of Christopher Cross, pleaded guilty to two mischief charges, one unrelated, while Tyson Kendall Ashley, 21, of Alberton, pleaded guilty to two mischief charges related to the events of Feb. 7, 2013.
Brandon William Milligan, 20, of Tyne Valley, pleaded guilty to a single count of mischief in connection with that night and an unrelated impaired driving charge.
On the night in question, RCMP were called to the Tignish Co-op to respond to a complaint of damage to a parked vehicle. The vehicle had been entered and minimal damaged caused to the interior.
Ashley pleaded guilty to damaging the vehicle.
While at the Co-op, RCMP were called to a break-in at an abandoned home. The caller had confronted the three men inside the home before they fled on foot.
Damage to the interior of the home was estimated at $1,500. Restitution wasn’t being sought for damage to the vehicle.
Hackett pleaded pleaded guilty to damaging a wall at his grandmother’s home on June 15. He was drunk at the time.
Milligan was arrested on Sept. 8 in Summerside for being impaired after police stopped him for having an invalid licence plate on his vehicle.
When he got out of the vehicle, Milligan was unsteady on his feet, his eyes were bloodshot and glossy and there was liquor inside the vehicle.
He provided breath samples of 150 and 160 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.
At the time, he was suspended from driving and bound by an undertaking not to drink. Milligan was convicted of impaired driving in Sept. 29, 2011.
Crown attorney John Diamond recommended suspended sentences and probation of 12 months for each of the men on the mischief charges with an order for them to jointly and separately pay the $1,500 in damages caused to the home.
Diamond recommended that Milligan be sentenced 45 days behind bars and receive an 18-month driving suspension on the impaired charge.
Judge Jeff Lantz agreed with the Crown’s recommendations.
As part of their probation, each of the men, who were drunk at the time the damage was caused to the home, were ordered to undergo assessment, counselling and treatment for any addiction issues.
Hackett and Ashley were ordered to pay $100 each in victim surcharges and Milligan a $50 victim surcharge.
Milligan, in relation to his impaired driving conviction, was ordered to perform 75 hours of community service work.