Posts Tagged ‘fines and time served’

“Youth Leaves Jail To Work Out Fine,” The Globe and Mail. October 7, 1948. Page 02.

At the request of Major Alec MacMillan of the Salvation Army, 16-year-old Terry Smith of Sackville St. was released from Don Jail Tuesday night. Terry, convicted of ill-treating a kitten, was unable to pay a $50 fine, and was sentenced to 10 days in jail by Magistrate Thomas Elmore.

Major MacMillan said Terry was a ‘good boy,’ and would work to raise money to meet the $50 fine.
“Faces Sentence In Taxi Robbery,”

The Globe and Mail. October 7, 1948. Page 02.

David Cameron, 24, will be sentenced today by Magistrate Thomas Elmore after being convicted yesterday of robbing taxi driver John Kusian about two weeks ago. Kusian charged that Cameron had placed a butcher knife against his back and robbed him of $16.

Cameron faces sentence on four additional charges; Breaking into a service station on Fleet St., possession of an offensive weapon, attempted break-in of a second service station on Front St., and escape from Burwash Reformatory.

Cameron, 24 years old, escaped from reformatory on Sept. 9, and was said to have committed all the misdemeanors since the date. He pleaded guilty to all except the armed robbery charge.

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“An Employment Bureau In Court,” Toronto Star. August 5, 1910. Page 05.

Police Will Probe It – One of the Patrons Says He Was Victimized.


Keeps Edward Gibson on Short Fare at the Jail for a Month More.

Before Magistrate Denison to-day John C. Smith and A. C. Dean got $3.05 from him under misrepresentation, so the charge was theft. Dean conducts an employment agency in Front street and Smith stated that he paid over his dollar for registration and the balance represented a single ticket to Dundalk, where he was informed there was plenty of work.

‘Two of us went,’ continued Smith, ‘but when we got there Dean’s agent laughed at us and said there was no work.’

‘Better have that looked into,’ instructed the magistrate. ‘It may be a regular occurrence.’

Mr. Corley agreed, and the case stands for a week until Campbell, the Dundalk representative, may be produced as witness.

Edgar Bunker Acquitted.
Who took the book of tickets from the Toronto Ferry Company’s office is yet unsolved. Edgar Bunker has been acquited. Several days ago he gave the name of Wm. Cunningham as the man who had passed the tickets on to him.

Got them in a lodging house on Pearl street in April,’ explained Cunningham. ‘Somebody put them in my kit.’

He is a fireman on the Richelieu line.

‘It’s quite possible,’ put in Detective Taylor. ‘I know the people who go to the house.’

Accordingly, the charge was dismissed.

Assaulted a Policeman.
For the assault which was made on Constable John Donoghue 28 days ago in Sackville street at night Edward Gibson will go back to jail for 30 days. Donoghue spent several days under medical attention; his ear was badly cut by a bottle. The trouble arose while the officer was arresting William Allen on a charge of disorderly conduct. They resisted, and the damage followed. Allen and two others, Robert Barry and Warren Ellis, were fined $10 and costs each for roughness. Gibson, they identified as the wielder of the bottle. In addition to his 28 days, he will spend 30 more in jail.

For an assault upon Edward Scott, bartender of the Claremont House, John Donohue will go to the jail for 40 days.

Back to Buffalo.
The Buffalonian, J. R. Smith, whom Constable Koster followed through a cellar window at 53 St. George street at five o’clock in the morning a week ago, has promised to vacate Toronto. With a chance, he would go right across the border, for he had only gone in for a sleep. Nothing was missing so the chance was forthcoming.

A Horse in Bad Shape.
Adolphe Meyers will have to submit his horse to a medical examination Constable Carlyle had found the animal suffering and laid a charge of cruelty to animals. The nose, he said, was inflamed, the animal fell down apparently from suffocation, it ‘had been beaten unmercifully,’ and was given no food but grass, which it could not eat on account of the condition of its throat.

Magistrate Denison suggested shooting but a veterinary will be called instead.

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“Chickens Stolen, and Pigeons Too,” Toronto Star. June 8, 1909. Page 10.

And Two Young Fellows Will Go to Jail for Purloining the Poultry.


Bad Language and Fighting – 30 Days for Begging – Theft From Yacht.

Adolphus Parpagliolo was sentenced to jail for 30 days, hard labor, by Magistrate Kingsford in the Police Court this morning for the theft of a fur cap from the yacht Canada, owned by Mr. George Duthie.

Adolphus was arrested on the 1st of June by Detective Armstrong. The officer had to row out to the boat, which was about 300 feet out from the foot of York Street. He found A. P. on board, with the fur cap under his coat and a pair of boots rolled up in paper near him.

‘How he got to the boat is a mystery,’ said Mr. Corley, ‘as there was no dinghy near.’

‘Is this his first offence?’ asked his Worship.

‘Yes, but it seems he doesn’t work,’ replied the Crown Attorney.

To the Jail Hospital
Mary Carruthers, small of stature, watery of eye, and with the tremolo stop working overtime, admitted she was drunk, but gave numerous valid reasons for such being the case – husband, pain in stomach, general debility, etc.

‘I want to go to the hospital,’ ended she.

‘I’ll remand you for a week,’ said his Worship. ‘There’s a hospital there.’

‘Catherine Cameron,’ said the magistrate to one dressed in a hectic combination of blue and red and green; ‘you’re charged with being drunk. What do you say?’

“Drunk,’ said she, very simply.

And just as simply came his Worship’s reply: ‘One dollar and costs or thirty days.’

Thomas Nugent, a regular visitor, said, ‘sure, he was drunk.’ He was given the usual fine.

‘Give me time?’ asked he.


So Thomas, who usually runs this bluff, came forward and paid up.

Raised Disturbances.
Circumstances were too much for Patrick Foley’s tongue last night, and he let it run away with his discretion, which cost him just a dollar and costs or 10 days.

George Pesnen and John Laine were fighting on the street last night, and as neither was sure how it happened, both were fined a dollar and costs.

John Burke got one and costs for trespassing in the yards of the G. T. R. at the foot of Simcoe street.

For Begging.
Peter Donnelly was indignant, when informed that he was charged with being a vagrant.

‘The cop is just trying to get me convicted,’ said he. ‘I was selling shoe laces and court plaster.’

But the evidence tended to show that he did more begging than selling, so he goes down for 30 days.

For Stealing Pigeons.
The theft of seventeen pigeons from Grevitte Elliott was the charge against Russell Jackson, a young fellow of twenty-two.

According to Elliott about four or five days after the birds disappeared he saw a couple of them in Jackson’s pigeon coop. He came to the detective office and got an officer and a search warrant. Twelve pigeons beloging to Elliott were found. 

Jackson protested his innocence, but even when his brother-in-law gave evidence for him, Mr. Corley said, ‘the tracks of two men were seen around Elliott’s place the morning after the theft. Were you the other man?’

This question rather knocked the defence flat. It was unexpected.

Thirty days in jail was the sentence.

Stolen Hens.
About two weeks ago a henhouse belonging to Joseph Fee was broken into and a dozen hens stolen.

David Hogan was charged with the theft, but pleaded not guilty.

On the evidence of Abstein, a second-hand dealer, who buys anything, Hogan was committed to jail for 30 days.

Abstein swore that Hogan was the man who sold him four hens, which were afterwards identified by Fee. Hogan protested again and again that he was not.

Eleven previous convictions were registered against the prisoner, but because he had not been up for over three years his Worship said he would make the sentence as light as possible.

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