The Stratford Municipal Golfing Direction is noticed right here on Sunday January 19, 2020 in Stratford, Ont. Terry Bridge/Stratford Beacon Bring in/Postmedia Community

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A Stratford guy cornered by means of police on some of the town’s golfing lessons attempted to persuade the officials he labored there. They didn’t purchase it.

Police, responding to a criticism on Sept. 12, 2019 a few break-in at Lorne Ave. Salvage Backyard and Recycling, stuck up with Craig Somerville close to a sand entice at the neighbouring Stratford Municipal Golfing Direction.

“Police positioned the accused, who was once pretending to maintain the golfing direction,” federal prosecutor Brittany Murphy mentioned. “He urged police that he labored on the golfing direction and known himself as Matt.”

However police knew that was once now not true, a Stratford court heard. They tried to arrest him, however he ran away. Officials contained the world and detained him at 8:45 a.m., about 25 mins once they have been to start with referred to as that Thursday morning.

Police returned to the scrap backyard and located a 2018 white Ford F-150 reported stolen in Waterloo six days previous. It additionally had plates stolen from a industry in Mississauga, police mentioned.


Lorne Ave. Salvage Backyard and Recycling is noticed right here on Sunday January 19, 2020 in Stratford, Ont. Terry Bridge/Stratford Beacon Bring in/Postmedia Community

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Police towed it again to headquarters and located a pockets with Somerville’s ID, a mobile phone and a loaded syringe with meth within the centre console. Somerville, 33, pleaded in charge remaining week to 1 fee of ownership of meth.

All the different fees associated with the incident, in conjunction with any other remarkable fees, have been settled in a Kitchener court a few days previous. He was once sentenced to 6 months in prison.

Defence legal professional Eric Uhlmann mentioned it’s the longest sentence his consumer, who turned into hooked on meth a few years in the past after a dating broke down, has served.

“By way of a large margin,” he mentioned.

Uhlmann and Murphy each recommended a 30-day sentence for the Stratford drug fee, which might run concurrently the six-month prison time period. Ontario Court docket Justice Kathryn McKerlie mentioned their joint submission, in conjunction with a $100 sufferer advantageous surcharge, was once “suitable.”

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