Posts Tagged ‘burglary gang’

“Youths Given Hard Labor,” The Globe and Mail. October 27, 1938. Page 03.

Barrie, Oct. 26 (Special). – Magistrate Compton Jeffs today sentenced three youthful burglars who entered Reeves jewelry store here at an early hour on October 14, stealing more than $2,000 worth of watches, rings and cigaret holders. The loot was recovered two days later in a house at 26 Beatty Avenue, Toronto, through the efforts of Toronto police detectives and local police.

His Worship meted out terms of twelves months definite plus twelve indeterminate, at hard labor, in the Ontario reformatory, to each of the three youths.

Mike Kornick, aged 18, no address, and Alex. Young, aged 18, no address, pleaded guilty a week ago to breaking and entering. Walter Andrews, aged 22, residing on Beatty Avenue, Toronto, where the loot was recovered by Toronto detectives, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods.

Magistrate Jeffs treated each alike in passing sentence. Charges of receiving had been withdrawn against two others.

‘I am influenced to this extent,’ he said. ‘When you consider the deliberate and extensive looting, my first idea was that it was a case for Portsmouth Penitentiary, but in view of what has been said as to your youth, and in hope that leniency may have some influence on you, I have decided that your sentence will be served in Ontario reformatory.’

Crown Attorney F. A. Hammond, K.C. pointed out that Young had a record dating back to 1935, and that both he and Kornick had used aliases

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“Burglars Are Sent Down,” Toronto Globe. August 7, 1918. Page 02.

Brockville, Aug. 6 – (Special.) – Alfred Picard, Alfred Rogers and Napoleon Deladure Utayne of Montreal, convicted of burglarizing Doyle Bros.’ store at Prescott recently, were sentenced to-day to two years each in Kingston Penitentiary. A fourth man, Wilfred Pressau, was given a year in the Ontario Reformatory. The first three named had previous convictions.

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“Burglarized Fruit Store,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 11, 1912. Page 01.

Two Youths Caught in Royal Fruit Store.

One Boy, Aged 14, Was Arrested – The Elder Boy Escaped – Had Beans, Fruit and Cigarettes.

The operations of two youthful burglars in the Royal Ice Cream Parlor were interrupted about 5 o’clock this morning by the proprietor, Michael Pappas. One of the young thieves, aged 14, was captured and appeared before the magistrate in juvenile court this morning. He was remanded until Friday morning.

That the young boys had every detail well planned is evidenced by the fact that they left bicycles in an alley near by. Granting entrance to the back of the shop by the shop leading off Montreal street, the young lads forced this back door and had just taken possession of a can of beans, a tin of fruit and some cigarettes when they were disturbed by the proprietor. A quantity of ice cream had been consumed and destroyed, as well as a number of dishes.

The elder boy escaped but the police will probably arrest him this afternoon.

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“Three Years in ‘Pen’,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 4, 1912. Page 08.

Two Burglars Were Sentenced Yesterday at Belleville.

James Barry and John Percy, the Belleville burglars, were sentenced yesterday by Judge Deroche to three years each in Portsmouth Penitentiary. These men were arrested on Sunday morning, June 23rd, by the Belleville police, who suspected them of being implicated in several recent thefts there. The burglars resisted arrest, and the police had quite a tussle with them, but finally landed them in the cells. When charged with three burglaries, they pleaded guilty.

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“Prison Terms for Four Burglars,” Toronto Globe. March 19, 1918. Page 03.

Judge Colter Scathingly Condemns Those Seeking Leniency For Them.

(Special Despatch to The Globe.)
St. Thomas, March 18. – The four men implicated in recent extensive burglaries in and around the city were dealt with this morning before Judge Colter in the County Court as follows: Albert Bordan, four years; Milton Stacey, who the Judge declared was actually the ringleader of the operations, five years; Wm. Craig and Wm. Wiles, accomplices of the other men, three years each. All sentences to be served at Kingston Penitentiary.

Strong pleas for leniency were put forward by the barristers representing the men, but in sentencing them the Judge declared that in all his years of experience in administration of the law he had never known of such outlandish schemes for burglaries. Two petitions were presented by a local minister on behalf of the men. The Judge scored those who were responsible for their circulation. It was, he said, a most cowardly thing, and only a means of obstructing the law, for the men who had signed them in most cases merely did so in order to get rid of the circulator.

”Prison for Four Burglars,” The Mail and Empire. March 19, 1918. Page 06.

(Special to The Mail and Empire.)
St. Thomas, March 18. – [AL: snipped out another story].
Four men, Milton Stacey, Albert Berdan, William Greig and William B. Wiles, who were found guilty of robbing Pere Marquette bonded cars and of stealing automobile accessories from Spackman’s warehouse in this city, were to-day sentenced by Judge Colter. A petition circulated by Rev. W. E. Millson, pastor of Grace Church, largely signed by citizens asking for leniency for Milton Stacey, who is said to be suffering from diabetes, and also William B. Wiles, was presented to the court. Judge Colter severely censured the minister and those who signed the petition, who he believed signed in order to get rid of the circulator. The judge also stated it was his duty to protect the public, and he would not be influenced by such a petition. Milton Stacey for two offences received five years in Kingston Penitentiary, Albert Berdan for one offence four years, William B. Wiles for one offence three years, and Wm. Greig three years.

It is believed these convictions will clear up an organized gang which have been committing a series of robberies in St. Thomas and vicinity for several months past.

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“Burglar Gets Four Years,” Toronto Globe. March 18, 1914. Page 08.

Man With Bad Record Is Sent to Penitentiary

William Windsor, one of the gang of burglars who have been operating in the northern part of the city, was sentenced yesterday in four years in the penitentiary on a charge of breaking into the house of F. H. Deacon, 158 Crescent road, stealing jewellery etc., and also into 140 Springhurst avenue, where he stole more jewellery. Windsor has a long record of crime against him, no less than eight convictions.

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