Accused in Rotary tent slashing appear in court

The three youth charged with vandalizing the Revelstoke Rotary Club’s tents just before the Glacier Challenge tournament had their day in court last Wednesday.

  • Oct. 12, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The three youth charged with vandalizing the Revelstoke Rotary Club’s tents just before the Glacier Challenge tournament had their day in court last Wednesday.

The youths, who cannot be identified due to the Youth Justice Act, were charged with mischief causing damage greater than $5,000.

In court, one youth plead guilty to the offence. Tracy Kovacs, the youth probation officer, told the court she was organizing a restorative justice conference between the youth and a representative of the Revelstoke Rotary Club. Sentencing was set for Dec. 7 if an agreement could not be reached between the parties.

The second youth did not enter a plea. He showed up in court with his mother, where they were handed the disclosure documents and ordered to return to court in a month’s time with a lawyer.

The third youth did not turn up in court. It was indicated in court that he may have left town. An unendorsed warrant was issued for his arrest.

The act of vandalism, which took place on July 28, resulted in an estimated $16,000 in damage to six tents owned by the Revelstoke Rotary Club. At the time, Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen of the Revelstoke RCMP called the destruction “meaningless.”

“This serves no purpose,” Olsen said, “other than to be malicious.”


Just Posted

Revelstoke roads and weather: high 27 degrees

Two small fires are just north of Revelstoke

Two orphan moose calves rescued near Revelstoke

The calves Clover and Chocolate are going to a sanctuary near Golden, B.C.

Revelstoke roads and weather: high 25 degrees

Yesterday’s storms resulted in nine new forest fires in southeastern B.C.

Lightning overnight sparks several fires in Shuswap

Kamloops Fire Centre investigating, describes them as spot-sized for now

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 12

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator… Continue reading

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Vernon seeks additional fetal alcohol syndrome support B.C.-wide

“We are making a difference but we could make even more of a difference”

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Gambler 500 hits Okanagan back roads

Hundreds of off road enthusiasts are rallying in the South Okanagan this… Continue reading

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Jury finds Kelowna man guilty of second-degree murder

A Kelowna jury found Steven Randy Pirko guilty of the second-degree murder

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read