(THUNDER BAY, ON) – PROLIFIC CRACK SMOKING, DANGEROUS DRIVING CAR THIEF RECEIVES SENTENCE OF TWO YEARS IN JAIL FOR CRIME SPREE THAT ENDED NEAR MARATHON
WITH ENHANCED CREDIT, HE ONLY HAS 83 DAYS LEFT TO SERVE. WILL BE OUT IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS ON STATUTORY RELEASE.
Appearing handcuffed in Plea Courtroom 102 Friday February 1,2019 before Her Honour Justice Chantal Brochu is 33 year old TIMOTHY ALLAN ST. GERMAIN
He has a Mohawk style hair with rest of head shaven clean. Stands about 5’5” tall and is of average build.
Provincial Crown Attorney Gordon Fillmore is here along with defence lawyer Brennen Sacevich. They have a joint submission for Her Honour to consider on a long list of offences spanning a few provinces.
GUILTY PLEAS AND ADMITTED FACTS.
On June 11,2013 RCMP received several complaints about a motorist driving erratically near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Police arrive to find motorist had driven through a ditch and barbed wire fence. Driver ST. GERMAIN found passed out behind the wheel with drug paraphernalia in car. He pleads guilty today to impaired driving.
On November 6,2013 ST. GERMAIN fuelled up a red Dodge Durango and several jerry cans with gas at a Shell Station in NW Edmonton. All captured on video. Total theft is 46.50$. He pleads guilty.
On August 15, 2017 RCMP in Vegreville, Alberta receive a call about suspicious vehicle on Range Road. Police arrive to find stolen truck with 4-wheeler in box. Driver not found. Tim Horton’s coffee cup in console is sent for DNA testing. DNA testing confirmed to be TIMOTHY ALLAN ST. GERMAIN. He pleads guilty to theft over 5000$.
On August 24,2017 RCMP attempt to pull over a driver near Radisson, Saskatchewan heading west towards North Battleford. Vehicle speeds up and RCMP call off chase due to danger to public. Driver later identified as ST. GERMAIN and he pleads guilty to Dangerous Driving and possession of stolen vehicle.
On August 25,2017 is arrested for possession of stolen vehicle in Alberta. He’s charged and released on undertaking.
On September 23,2017 RCMP in Alberta receive a call about a stolen monster truck called BIGFOOT. Police track down truck parked on road after it ran out of fuel and find TIMOTHY ST. GERMAIN in the engine compartment working on carburetor. He pleads guilty to possession of stolen property and breach of undertaking.
On November 27,2017 a stolen 2008 Dodge Nitro driven by TIMOTHY ST. GERMAIN was at Davidson Fuel in Wawa, Ontario and stole 48$ worth of fuel.
OPP were told about the Dodge Nitro travelling west bound on Highway 17 that was involved in the gas theft.
When police tried to stop the vehicle the driver kept going and avoided the first set of spike belts but was taken out by the second set by Marathon OPP.
The driver flagged down a motorist, jumped in the car without consent and then was dropped off at the Marathon Esso where he attempted to steal another vehicle.
OPP were able to track down the ST. Germain a few hours later on foot and arrested him. He was transferred to the Thunder Bay Jail where he’s been ever since.
There are a large number of guilty please before the court. Some were proceeded with by way of indictment and others by summary. It’s a complex sentencing matter assigning a variety of sentences to each charge but ultimately it’s a joint submission for a global sentence of 2 years in jail less enhanced time served.
ST. GERMAIN is a father of 2 children. He has substance abuse issues. Born in Sudbury and has a lengthy criminal record.
He’s spent an actual 431 days in the Thunder Bay Jail. He’s had tough conditions there where he spent days without getting a shower. That time is enhanced to 647 days of time served.
He has 83 days left to serve but with statutory release, he’ll be out in less than 2 months.
Ordered to pay restitution for both locations of stolen gas and ordered a 2 year and 5 year driving suspension to be served concurrently.
ST. GERMAIN asks Justice Brochu for clarity “So when can I drive again”?
Her Honour tells him 5 years. He seems happy with that.
ST. GERMAIN is led out of the court to go finish his sentence.
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