Crown offers resolution to break-in suspect
By Lethbridge Herald on January 9, 2021.
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A Lethbridge man arrested last weekend in connection with several break-ins to businesses on the northside, then released on bail earlier this week, has already been offered a resolution proposal from the Crown.
An agent for the accused’s lawyer made a brief appearance Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court, and said defence had received an ECR, early case resolution, from the Crown. The agent simply asked for an adjournment, however, to allow time to discuss the proposal with the accused, Bradley Adam Goosen.
Goosen, 34, is charged with five counts of shopbreaking and commit mischief, four counts of mischief causing damage under $5,000, one count each of shopbreaking and commit theft, break and enter to a residence, and taking a motor vehicle without consent.
On Jan. 1 police were called to investigate multiple break-ins to buildings in the industrial area in north Lethbridge. Police were able to identify a suspect and make an arrest.
Goosen was released from custody Monday on a $3,000 promise-to-pay recognizance, and a condition that he remain under house arrest 24 hours a day, with some exceptions. He is also prohibited from going to Walmart and from consuming drugs and alcohol, and he is to reside at a specific residence and inform the Lethbridge Police Service if he changes jobs.
The matter is scheduled to return to court at the end of the month.
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