CORNER BROOK — A Stephenville man accused of stealing televisions and groceries from two city businesses has been ordered to stay out of Corner Brook.
Derek Joseph Paul, 26, appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook on Friday morning to answer to two counts of theft under $5,000 and two breaches of probation.
He was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly stole five TVs, valued at $1,322, from Wal-Mart. The investigation into that theft by the Corner Brook Royal Newfoundland Constabulary resulted in Paul also being charged with stealing $120 in merchandise from the Dominion store in the city on a prior date.
When Paul appeared before Judge Catherine Allen-Westby on Friday, Crown attorney Ed Ring told the court that he was consenting to the man’s release on a number of conditions. Besides staying out of Corner Brook, unless he has to travel here for medical treatments for himself or his immediate family or for counselling or treatment programs approved by his probation officer, Paul has to stay away from all Dominion, Colemans and Wal-Mart stores in the province. He is allowed to pass through the city by way of the Trans-Canada Highway for travel purposes.
Other conditions include that Paul must also keep the peace and be of good behaviour, not leave the province and appear in court again on Sept. 24 and as required after that.