Man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to break-ins

Campbell River RCMP investigated a break and enter at a townhouse complex on Creekside Way

A provincial court judge has ordered a psychiatric report for a man who broke into his neighbour’s home and another residence.

Gregor Ringham, 43, appeared in Campbell River court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to mischief under $5,000 and two counts break and enter to commit an indictable offence. Details of the break-ins were revealed during a bail hearing last November, but still cannot be reported due to a publication ban.

Ringham was arrested Nov. 15, 2013, after Campbell River RCMP investigated a break and enter at a townhouse complex on Creekside Way. Ringham also entered a Holm Road residence.

Following his arrest, Ringham was granted bail and on Monday he was back in Campbell River. He appeared in provincial court wearing a jacket, tie, and dress pants, and entered guilty pleas on three of five charges.

Two counts of possessing break-in instruments were dropped by the Crown in exchange for the guilty pleas.

A date has yet to be set for sentencing. In the meantime, Judge Roderick Sutton ordered that pre-sentence and psychiatric reports be prepared for the court prior to sentencing.

Ringham once worked at the Quinsam Fire Base as forestry firefighter and also did avalanche training.