Possession of Stolen Property (Sentencing Cases)

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Possession Under $5,000

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Sagoo,
2008 BCCA 41 (CanLII)
6 months possession stolen car
R. v Maurice,
1983 ABCA 77 (CanLII)
9 months Offender broke into parked cars and stole items. Offence involved a shotgun and a radio. Offender was 20 years old and had 7 prior break and enters and one stolen credit card offence. Trial judge ordered 3 years global, reduced to 9 months on the basis of the "jump principle".

Possession Over $5,000

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Yakobchuk,
2016 BCCA 458 (CanLII)
2 years less a day (global)
12 months (poss'n, vehicle)
The offender pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property for possessing a stole vehicle and a stolen bicycle. He was in his mid-thirties and had a serious drug addiction. He had a long record of property and violent offences. The initial sentence was a joint recommendation.
R v Logan
2011 BCPC 221 (CanLII)
9.5 months The offender was convicted with poss'n of stolen property, driving while disqualified and breach probation. He stole a vehicle.
R v GS,
2008 MBCA 144 (CanLII)
poss'n of stolen property x 3
theft over
dangerous driving
flight from police
33 months
R v Robertson Clarke
2009 QCCA 639 (CanLII)
Suspended (JR) The offender plead guilty to possessing a stolen vehicle. He was aged 21 and no criminal record.
R v Solowan
2008 SCC 62 (CanLII)
s. 3 months + Prob. The offender was convicted of possession of stolen property and flight from police.
R v Hall
2007 MBPC 27 (CanLII)
6 months + Prob. The offender was convicted of driving while disqualified and poss'n stolen vehicle.
R v Zolis
2007 ABCA 81 (CanLII)
2 months (poss'n veh.)
11 months (global)
R v Ganske
2007 BCPC 44 (CanLII)
2 years Offender was aged 24, aboriginal. Plead guilty. Had lengthy criminal record, no offences of violence. Was on probation at the time. Suffered from addiction.
R v McCaskie
2006 BCCA 382 (CanLII)
28 months The offender was convicted of dangerous driving
possession stolen property over $5,000.
R v AG,
2006 BCPC 362 (CanLII)
6 months The offender was convicted of poss'n of stolen vehicle, breach of recog. and escape custody.
R v Myre
2003 BCCA 565 (CanLII)
poss'n stolen veh.
poss'n break-in inst.
R v Soldat
2012 MBCA 39 (CanLII)
15.5 months
R v McBain
2012 ABCA 104 (CanLII)
3 years possession stolen property over $5,000--long criminal record
R v Brown
2010 NSPC 38 (CanLII)
1 year Offender was participating in relatively sophisticated "chop shop" operation. Found 12 stolen vehicles valued at roughly $400,000. Offender had dated unrelated record.
R v McCaskill
2008 ABCA 202 (CanLII)
12 months CSO poss'n stolen stolen computer equipment valued at $19-26,000.
R v DS,
2006 BCPC 563 (CanLII)
approx 6 months with 18 months Probation Offender broke into four vehicles including a "bait car" on four separate dates, stealing items of value on exceeding $5,000.
R v Banks
2005 ABCA 55 (CanLII)
s. 3.5 years Offender convicted of 8 counts possession of stolen property of car parts. Offender was involved in sophisticated "chop shop". Offender fled prior to sentencing also stole a vehicle in process. Offender had a prior related record. Also given 6 months for failing to attend court.
R v Kravchov
[2002] O.J. No. 2172
2 years Offender found in possession of 5 stolen vehicles. He was involved with sophisticated international car theft organization. Offender had prior related record. Extra credit due to extreme remand conditions arising from public service strike.

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