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Osoyoos chronic offender sentenced to 15 months in jail

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November 01, 2018 - 4:53 PM

PENTICTON - A South Okanagan chronic offender was sentenced in Penticton court today after being caught in the act by Osoyoos police.

Kevin Maurice Joseph Leclerc, 49, appeared in Penticton court today, Nov. 1, for sentencing on a charge of being unlawfully in a dwelling house. Along with sentencing on that charge, he entered guilty pleas, and was sentenced on two counts each of possession of stolen property and mischief under $5,000, and one count of break and enter.

The charges stem from an incident in Osoyoos on Aug. 27 when police were called after a resident looking after his neighbour’s house detected the presence of an intruder.

Police responding to the call found Leclerc, who tried to elude police by jumping over a balcony railing. Police were able to apprehend him before he could escape on a stolen quad.

According to court documents, Leclerc was sentenced to over 14 months in jail, but with credit for time served, he has a little over eight months left on his sentence.

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