Crime-riddled New Year’s lands teen behind bars

A Sylvan Lake teen arrested after a New Year’s crime spree from Ponoka to Fort Saskatchewan has been sentenced to two months in jail.

A Sylvan Lake teen arrested after a New Year’s crime spree from Ponoka to Fort Saskatchewan has been sentenced to two months in jail.

Cody Friesen, 19, was convicted of three counts of theft of a motor vehicle in Ponoka provincial court on Thursday. Several other charges were withdrawn by the Crown prosecutor.

Friesen was charged after he and an accomplice were accused of stealing a truck in Ponoka and two snowmobiles from the Daysland and Bawlf areas before taking a car and driving it to Fort Saskatchewan.

Later, on New Year’s Day, Ponoka RCMP responding to a dangerous driving complaint tracked down a reported stolen car left partly across railway tracks south of the town.

Friesen was also involved in breaking into a building and stealing a car and driving it to Fort Saskatchewan. He and another suspect later hitched a ride from an unsuspecting motorist to a residence in Lacombe, where the pair were arrested by Lacombe police and Ponoka RCMP.

Friesen was given credit for 23 days behind bars and has 37 days left to serve.

Derek Weninger, 21, of Red Deer returns to Ponoka provincial court on Feb. 1.

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