In Taber provincial court on Oct. 7, Tomas Adams pled guilty to mischief. Adams was fined $400 by Judge J. Shriar.
Crown prosecutor Erin Olsen read the facts of the case into the record. On Aug. 31, officers of the Taber/Vauxhall RCMP detachment responded to an allegation of an assault at a residence in Vauxhall.
Upon arrival at the location, officers observed the accused “wandering” in the street while heavily intoxicated. Various witnesses indicated to police Adams had been involved in a general disturbance at the location in question, and he was taken into custody. While secured inside a police cruiser, Adams became enraged and began to kick the door of the vehicle, causing damage to the interior. The accused was charged with the offence.
Adams had been previously convicted of obstructing a peace officer in 2009, mischief and breach of a recognizance in 2010, mischief and refusal to provide a breath sample in 2011, and mischief, breach of a peace bond, and failure to comply with an undertaking in 2012.
In addition to a fine, Judge Shriar ordered Adams to pay restitution in the amount of $62 to the Taber/Vauxhall RCMP detachment for repair of damages sustained to the door of the police cruiser.
A $120 victim-fine surcharge was also issued.