Young woman charged with taking a vehicle without consent


Nineteen-year-old Jewels Stanley blames alcohol for her poor decision making on June 9, 2016.

At about 10 p.m. two brothers picked-up Stanley from her home in Frog Lake First Nations in a Ford F-350. The truck had been reported stolen out of Glendon.

Bonnyville RCMP spotted the vehicle as it headed towards Kehewin, and a short pursuit ensued. The truck crashed into a field, and police arrested Stanley without further incident.

Stanley plead guilty in the Bonnyville Provincial Courthouse on Tuesday, June 20 to being in possession of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and failing to appear in court.

She was sentenced to pay $350 in fines.

It was 4:21 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive when a vehicle crashed into a light pole. A witness told police she saw a man flee the scene. After running the license plate in their system, the Bonnyville RCMP were led to the home of Steven Gordon.

When police arrived at the 29-year-old’s residence he appeared intoxicated.

Gordon claims he had crashed his vehicle, and then went home and started drinking.

The Crown was seeking a $500 fine, but Honourable Judge Peter Ayotte imposed a $700 fine after Gordon plead guilty to failing to remain at the scene.

An off-duty police officer was in line at the La Corey gas station when he noticed the man in front of him was swaying on his feet.

On April 30, at about 1:21 p.m., the off-duty officer made a call to the Bonnyville RCMP detachment, asking that an on-duty member attend.

The off-duty officer claimed William Myers was chatty with the staff at the gas station, was slurring his words, and appeared intoxicated.

After leaving the gas station, Myers headed to the nearest liquor store, where he was met by an on-duty officer.

After failing a road-side impairment test, he was taken into the detachment. The lowest of the two readings from Myers was 140mg per 100 ml of blood.

He was sentenced to pay a $1,200 fine and a one-year driving prohibition after pleading guilty to driving over .08.

A man was sentenced to pay a $750 fine after accepting a ride from Edmonton to Bonnyville in a stolen vehicle.

Jusuf Izairi admitted he should have done something when he accepted the ride, but needed to get home.

On Jan. 16, 2017, Bonnyville RCMP were called about a suspicious vehicle parked in the MD of Bonnyville. The car, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, had been reported stolen out of Edmonton.

Further investigation revealed Izairi had been given a ride from Edmonton to Bonnyille in the car. Text messages between him and his girlfriend confirmed he had known it was stolen at the time.

Izairi plead guilty to being in a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner, and was sentenced to pay $750 in fines.


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