Nitinat man found guilty of Duncan theft

For theft under $5,000 and a breach of undertaking, Nitinat man Joshua J. Edgar was found guilty, during a Tuesday, September 20, appearance at the Duncan Law Courts.

  • Sep. 26, 2011 8:00 a.m.

For theft under $5,000 and a breach of undertaking, Nitinat man Joshua J. Edgar was found guilty, during a Tuesday, September 20, appearance at the Duncan Law Courts.

The charges stem from an August 27 theft in Duncan, during which time Edgar was intoxicated, therefore breaking a prior court condition.

Edgar received a conditional discharge of 18 months, in addition to 18 months’ probation.

Other local cases:

• About six months later than he should have made a court appearance, Kurt Clive Nelson (born 1981) finally appeared at the Duncan Law Courts to face charges for driving in Lake Cowichan while prohibited.

Scheduled to make his first appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, March 29, he instead had a bench warrant issued for him. Finally appearing in court, Monday, September 19, he received a judicial interim release  until his new first appearance date of Tuesday, October 18.

The charge stems from an alleged incident of driving while prohibited, December 17, 2010.

• Facing drunk driving charges, Mark Dallas Stinson (born 1989) made his first appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, Tuesday, September 20.

The specific charges stem from an alleged July 16 drunk driving incident in Youbou.

In legal terms, the charges include caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel while impaired, and caring for or controlling a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of over .08.

• The case against Tracy Jean Crosby (Born 1993) appeared at the Duncan Law Courts for the first time, Tuesday, September 20.

Crosby faces the following charges: Assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

All three charges are related to an alleged July 1 incident in Lake Cowichan.

Crosby is expected to make a plea during her next court appearance, Tuesday, October 18.

• For allegedly driving while drunk, Kenneth Joseph Witzaney (born 1950) is set to face trial at the Duncan Law Courts, Thursday, October 27.

Witzaney appeared at the Duncan Law Courts Tuesday, September 20, for a trial confirmation hearing.

The specific charges stem from an alleged August 5, 2010, incident in Lake Cowichan, and include caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel while impaired, and caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel with a blood alcohol level of over .08.

Much of the information in this article is according to the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website.