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Ice floe rider sentenced for break and enter

A woman who tried to escape police by jumping onto an ice floe after breaking into a Miworth home was sentenced Wednesday to 211 days in jail and two years probation .
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A woman who tried to escape police by jumping onto an ice floe after breaking into a Miworth home was sentenced Wednesday to 211 days in jail and two years probation .

Philicity Rhea Lafreniere, 25, was also issued a 10-year firearms prohibition and assessed a $200 victim surcharge for break and enter and committing an indictable offence during a hearing in Prince George provincial court.

She was arrested March 13 after RCMP was called to a Christopher Road home where the homeowner had returned to find Lefreniere inside the house.

According to a police statement at the time, she fled in a stolen pickup truck prior to police arriving, narrowly missing the home owner but hitting her vehicle on the way out.

An RCMP service dog team was called in and she was tracked to an ice floe on the Nechako River, about two kilometres down river from the truck. When they found her, she had started a fire on the ice in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence.

With the help of local boaters, she and the arresting officer were transported to a safer location where an RCMP vehicle could be reached.

Lafreniere had remained in custody since her arrest - adding up to 100 days. She was also sentenced to 14 days in jail and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for breach of probation from a separate incident.

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