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Damaging police vehicle costs man $4,000

A MAN owes the federal government several thousand dollars after he was convicted of damaging a police car.

Samuel Ratchford pleaded guilty to one count of mischief and was ordered to pay restitution of $4,153.86 by judge Calvin Struyk in provincial court here February 25.

He will spend 60 days on a conditional sentence order and six months on probation.

On June 7, 2013 after being arrested and put in a police vehicle, Ratchford began kicking the inside of the rear doors and continued until they were bent out of shape.

Ratchford was also ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $50.

For another incident with charges from New Year’s 2013, Ratchford pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, unlawfully causing bodily harm and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm on Aug. 14, 2013 and was sentenced March 31, 2014 to a five month conditional sentence with one year of probation with conditions to follow.

He was ordered to provide a DNA sample to police and to pay a victim fine surcharge of $50.

On January 2, 2013, Terrace RCMP reported that a male, who was asked to leave a New Year’s party at a private residence, got in his vehicle and aggressively drove it towards some people.

He then reversed over a male’s legs before driving away, police said at that time.

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