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‘I’m looking forward to changing my ways’: Penticton shoplifter gets time served

Trevor Joseph Glenn will spend the next 18 months on probation
Penticton law courts. (File photo)

A Keremeos man who was charged in seven different shoplifting incidents received a time served to get him into Penticton’s Discovery House program.

Trevor Joseph Glenn appeared in Penticton Provincial Court via video from Okanagan Correctional Centre on April 15 to plead guilty to multiple cases that occurred between April and August of 2023.

Most of the files involved either shoplifting or breaching conditions that banned him from stores in Penticton. One involved him smashing up a telephone inside the RCMP detachment in Penticton.

In total, Glenn shoplifted more than $1,500 worth of items from the Safeway, Winners and the BC Liquor Store in Penticton and the Keremeos liquor store.

In addition to the time served jail sentence, Glenn received an 18-month probation, which includes no-go orders for the various businesses he shoplifted from.

During his last arrest, Crown stated that Glenn had made comments including that “he had cameras” and that he was “the rightful King of England.”

In all of the cases, none of the items that Glenn took were recovered.

Crown had been seeking 441 days in jail, which after time served would equal another 90 days in jail.

Defence for Glenn instead sought time served and pushed for that based in part on the fact that Glenn had been offered an immediately available bed at Discovery House.

Glenn’s criminal record, unlike some prolific shoplifters in the community, is a relatively recent one, with two previous theft convictions for offences in 2022.

It was stated in court that Glenn has been active in efforts to better his situation, including reaching out to Discovery House himself, and that he is currently on injected medication to address his mental health.

“I’m looking forward to changing my ways and being a contributor to the community,” Glenn said as he addressed the courts.

Defence noted that his criminal history began after he became homeless over a year prior, and that before he lost his home he was HVAC certified and had been gainfully employed.

“I think that this is the best thing that’s happened to Mr. Glenn in the community for a long time,” said Judge Lynett Jung. “I think it could really change things. Discovery House is going to hopefully save your life.”

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In addition to time served, Judge Jung sentenced Glenn to an 18-month probation order, with initial terms requiring him to reside at Discovery House.

Brennan Phillips

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