Break and enter, stolen truck earns year in jail

A Prince George man with a history of similar crimes has been sentenced to a further year in jail for a break and enter that led to the discovery of a stolen semi-truck.

Clinton Jay Baraniuk, 31, was issued the term in provincial court on Monday. He was arrested on August 11 when, shortly after midnight, RCMP were called to a break in at a 2300-block Ospika Boulevard business.

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In a statement issued at the time, RCMP said the suspect fled on foot but was found hiding nearby. When he refused to comply with police commands, a police service dog was deployed and he was soon in custody.

The semi-truck, reported missing from Grande Prairie, Alberta, was found nearby, police said.

Baraniuk had remained in custody since the arrest for a total of 104 days, prior to sentencing.

He was also sentenced to 30 days for resisting arrest during an August 4 incident in Grande Prairie and he was ordered to spend the remainder of an 18-month conditional sentence order issued July 15 for a spree of break and enters in August 2019.

He was also ordered to pay $763.76 restitution.

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