Man caught in stolen truck also had a stolen police gun

Pleading guilty to possession of property stolen from a police vehicle — including a service pistol — earned a man a one-year jail sentence in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

Pleading guilty to possession of property stolen from a police vehicle — including a service pistol — earned a man a one-year jail sentence in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

Crown prosecutor Alison Magill told the court that the vehicle was broken into on Oct. 22 when it was parked outside an officer’s home.

Victor Andrew Snell, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of stolen property. A set of handcuffs, pepper spray and a nine-mm magazine were found at his residence. Snell provided information to recover the pistol.

Snell also pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of stolen property, possession of break-in tools, obstructing police and carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a prohibited firearm after police caught him with a stolen truck on Nov. 8.

Magill and defence attorney Norman Clair submitted a joint sentencing recommendation of six months for the Oct. 8 charges to be served consecutive to six months for the Nov. 8 charges.

Snell has already served 280 days of pre-trial custody, which is equal to 9.5 months of his sentence. That reduces his remaining time in jail to 75 days.

Judge Harry Gaede also sentenced Snell to 12 months probation and a 10-year firearms prohibition.

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