City man gets probation for prowling

Nancy MacPhee
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SUMMERSIDE — A young city man who was caught prowling late at night on an Abram-Village property will spend the next 12 months on probation.

Robert Alexander Ward, 20, pleaded guilty in Summerside provincial court Thursday to the charge.

The incident happened on Oct. 12. RCMP got a call just before 1 a.m. from a homeowner in the village called to say that he saw Ward and two other people on his brother’s property.

Police used a tracking dog to eventually find Ward and a youth hidden in the nearby woods. The pair was arrested and the youth has already been dealt with in court.

Ward had no previous record.

Judge Jeff Lantz suspended the passing of sentence and placed Ward on probation for 12 months, during which time he must stay away from the property and property owner. He was also ordered to pay a $50 victim surcharge.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Summerside

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