Golf thief guilty

One of two men who broke into at least five Central Alberta golf courses, stealing alcohol and other items, will be sentenced in November.

One of two men who broke into at least five Central Alberta golf courses, stealing alcohol and other items, will be sentenced in November.

Christopher Tokaryk, 20, pleaded guilty to eight break-in charges when he appeared in Didsbury provincial court on Thursday.

The Innisfail area man will be sentenced Nov. 25.

RCMP said earlier that Tokaryk and another accused broke into the Water Valley Golf and Country Club on Oct. 1 and stole more than $5,000 worth of equipment.

Police pursued the suspects and stopped them, seizing the items and a large amount of alcohol that had been stolen from the Tooth of the Dogpound Creek Golf Course.

Investigation revealed the suspects also broke into the Innisfail Golf Club on Aug. 17, the Trochu UFA on Sept. 5, the Water Valley Golf Club and Dogpound club a first time on Sept. 17.

Brenden Bowe, 18, also from the Innisfail area, is also charged with eight counts of break-in, possession of break-in instruments, and mischief.

He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

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