SUMMERSIDE – A 19-year-old Summerside man was sentenced to 22 days in jail after pleading guilty in Summerside provincial court Tuesday, to charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft, giving a false statement to police, breach of probation and failure to attend court.
Tyler Dunphy was arrested and charged with giving a false name to police on July 21. Summerside police responded to a call of a man smoking drugs in the Blue Bell area.
Police responded and found Dunphy with a product. When asked his for identification, Dunphy gave police a fictitious name. Officers quickly discerned that Dunphy was not telling the truth and arrested him.
Dunphy pleaded guilty to failure to appear in court when ordered in January of 2013 and April 2013, and to breach of probation by not reporting to his probation officer on June 26 to make restitution of $11.55 to the King Wok Restaurant.
On Nov. 9, 2012, Dunphy was charged with the theft of a cell phone from a local taxi company.
Police were called to Pizza Delight on Feb. 25, 2013, on a report of a man passed out in the washroom.
Police arrested Dunphy and charged him with possession of 27.8 grams of marijuana.
In addition to the 22-day jail term, Dunphy was placed on probation for two years, ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $100 and make restitution in the amount of $11.55 to King Wok Restaurant.