A Bracebridge man will spend 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges in court last week.
Appearing virtually in a Bracebridge courtroom, Mackenzie Weaver, 31, pleaded guilty to mischief, theft, and multiple counts of break and enter.
The court heard that on June 18, 2021, Weaver broke into the storage area of a coin laundry in Bracebridge by destroying a padlock. Once inside Weaver stool several thousand dollars in cash and coins.
The following day the police received a phone call from a gas station attendant in Gravenhurst. The gas station employee said a man had gone into the washroom and had remained inside for a significant amount of time. When the employee went in they found the washroom had been vandalized and significantly damaged.
The police subsequently caught up with Weaver and found he was still in possession of some of the stolen money from the laundromat.
Court also heard that on November 19, 2021, a man returning from work came home to find his house had been broken into and ransacked. Police attended the scene and as they were investigating saw Weaver across the street speaking with another individual. The police went over to speak with Weaver and found him in possession of stolen property from the victim’s house. Ultimately it was determined that we had stolen a number of items including passports, frozen steak, a mountain bike, an autographed sports jersey, alcohol and medicine.
Court heard that Weaver suffered a tragic upbringing, which ultimately contributed to a drug addiction that has spiralled out of control and into a life of crime.
In addition to 18 months in jail, Weaver was sentenced to two years of probation.
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