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“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 Charges of receiving had been withdrawn against two others.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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“Given Four Years,” Kingston Daily Standard. May 9, 1912. Page 08.

Belleville Youth Gets Heavy Term For Burglary.

The boy, Joseph Foley, aged sixteen years, who was convicted on his plea of guilty of burglarizing the house of his employer, Mr. Grass, in Thurlow, on April 30th, and stealing an open-faced watch and some money appeared before Magistrate Masson, Belleville, Wednesday morning, and was given four years in the Portsmouth Penitentiary.

His Worship had asked the youth if he had anything so say, to which the answer was given that he had not. The prisoner had been before the court several times in the last few months.

The boy is a small, sullen sort of chap. The term did not seem to affect him much. One big tear was seen on his right cheek as he sat down.

This is the heaviest sentence that has been passed in the Belleville police court in over eighteen months….

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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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“Gets Fourteen Years in the Penitentiary,” Toronto Globe. February 24, 1919. Page 18.

Wm. Robertson Assaulted Jail Governor and His Wife and Escaped.

(Special Despatch to The Globe.)
Port Hope, Feb. 23. – William Robertson was sentenced by Judge Ward yesterday to fourteen years in the Kingston Penitentiary. He appeared on a charge of assaulting a peace officer and also of jail-breaking. In December, Robertson was sentenced to three months for burglarizing the home of Willard Morton, just east of here. After serving a couple of weeks he assaulted Governor McLaughlin and Mrs. McLaughlin with a heavy iron bar and made good his escape. A few weeks later he was arrested in Montreal as a deserter from the army and sentenced to 38 days at Stanley Barracks, after which he was handed over to the authorities at Cobourg. While he was awaiting sentence the jail authorities overhead him planning with another prisoner to escape, and Robertson vowed that as soon as he gained his liberty he would burn down the Morton home.

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