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P.E.I. man gets 105 days for smashing window, stealing electric toothbrush, prowling

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A P.E.I. man was sentenced recently for, among other charges, smashing a window of the former Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown. - File

A P.E.I. man who broke a window at the old Prince Edward Home, stole an electric toothbrush from a pharmacy and was caught prowling was sentenced Thursday to 105 days in jail.

Michael Arthur Gaudet, 34, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he was sentenced for multiple offences.

Crown attorney John Diamond told the court that on Nov. 26, Gaudet broke a large window at the old Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown by throwing ice or snow at it while trying to get the attention of someone who was inside.

On Dec. 17, the police arrested Gaudet and charged him with prowling after they responded at around 3:30 a.m. to a complaint about a man who appeared to be trying to get into vehicles.

Diamond said that on Dec. 24, Gaudet went to a Shoppers Drug Mart where he stole several items, including an electric toothbrush.

The police arrested Gaudet again on Dec. 29 at around 11 p.m. when they saw him leaving a convenience store while he was on an undertaking that included a curfew.

Gaudet also breached his undertaking by moving without telling the police his new address.

Douglas gave Gaudet credit of 27 days for time already spent in custody.  

Along with the jail time, Gaudet will be on probation for 18 months and he must pay $376.05 in restitution.

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