A father of two will now spend the next 18 months away from his children after he entered a car and made off with a cellphone.Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Christopher, of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD), admitted to Magistrate Judy Latchman that he committed the offence.Christopher stole the Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued $75,000 from Alan Campbell’s car on June 21, 2018.He told the Court that he stole the phone and was going to sell it to buy food and milk for his children.He further relayed that he, however, gave the phone to a cousin at Houston, East Bank Demerara (EBD), where it was found by the Police. He was later arrested and slapped with the simple larceny charge.The young father of two apologised and asked for the Court for leniency as the phone was returned.However, Magistrate Latchman slapped him with an 18-month sentence and warned him not to steal but to “work hard for what you want the honest way – teach your children right”.
The BC Forest Service is reporting 3 Fires around the Fort St. John area today.All three of the fires are less than a hectare in size with no fire crews actioning those fires. Two were started by ligthning last night, the other was started by a camp fire. As for the fire up at Tommy Lakes the Rhino Fire Crew from Fort St. John is working the fire that is 14.4 hectares in size. The fire is completely contained and has received some rain in the last few days.The BC Forest Service is once again reminding the public the Fire Danger Rating here in the North Peace is High to Extreme. Due to continued risk of lightning the BC Forest Service reminds the public to use extreme caution when lighting any fires. Human caused fires divert critical resources from naturally occurring fires caused by lightning.- Advertisement -To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks. For more information on open fire restrictions or for updates on current wildfire activity, visit www.bcwildfire.ca, or call our information line 1-888-3FOREST (1-888-336-7378).