A young Drumheller man will be serving a year’s probation after pleading guilty to break and entering Fossil World.
Cameron Weatherly, appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, July 16. He pleaded guilty to break and enter.
The court heard how on April 21 Weatherly threw a rock through the window at the entrance of fossil world and stole money.
A request for restitution from the owner asked for $4,750 for damages, but the prosecutor said he is not sure if the court had documentation for the amount. Weatherly acknowledged he took between $50 and $100 and agreed to pay $100 for the theft and restitution of $400 for damages caused to the business.
Weatherly also pleaded guilty to a breach of his release where he was not in his home after curfew. He also pleaded guilty to possession of property obtained by crime.
On May 27, a person walking by the river left their MP3 player near the bank. He noticed Weatherly near the property, and when he returned it was missing. The person asked Weatherly if he took it. Weatherly denied, it and the victim called the police. After the police confronted Weatherly, the electronic equipment was returned.
Weatherly had been in custody since July 1. The crown agreed the 15 days of pretrial custody was a fitting punishment, and recommended for one year’s probation. Judge Grieve agreed, and ordered Weatherly to serve a one year probation order with conditons that includes a curfew and to abstain from alcohol.