Man admits to break and enter
Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)
A Norfolk man who stole jewelry and electronics from a Waterford home was sentenced last month to 136 days in jail for that and several other crimes.
John W. McDonald, 51, was arrested on Aug. 1 last year almost two hours before the break-in was discovered because Norfolk OPP officers nabbed him on John Street on an outstanding warrant. During his arrest and search, police found some of the property from the break-in, along with illicit drugs.
A bit later, a Waterford resident returned to their Nichol Street home to find the home had been entered and an Apple laptop, a Canon camera, various pieces of jewelry and some money had been taken.
McDonald pleaded guilty to break and enter, with intent to commit a crime, possession of stolen property and possession of drugs.
As well, he pleaded guilty to possessing and using stolen credit cards on July 24.
Justice Gethin Edward sentenced McDonald to jail for his crimes and ordered him to pay $600 in victim surcharges, provide a DNA sample for the national offenders databank and remain on probation for a year.