Police station window shooter sentenced

Judge orders window shooter to pay $9,620 for repair costs

A man who shot and damaged windows in the downtown RCMP headquarters almost a year ago has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Cory Daniel Picard, 22, pleaded guilty to mischief in connection with the March 14, 2016 incident. Besides probation, he must also pay $9,620 in restitution to cover repair costs to the windows.

RCMP said at the time the trouble began with a 3:15 p.m. report that the occupants of a truck were taking potshots at street signs in the Normandeau area. A second call around 3:30 p.m. pegged the location of the truck near the downtown detachment at 4602 51st Avenue when the two windows were hit.

The large windows were pebbled by the impact but did not shatter because of a protective coating. No one was injured.

Picard, who had been diagnosed with autism as a teen, was arrested a few hours later and allegedly threatened to burn the detachment down.

Crown prosecutors withdrew charges of using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, possessing a firearm for a dangerous purpose, reckless discharge of a firearm and uttering threats.

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