Quadra Island man charged with break and enter

A 20-year-old man will have to come up with $500 bail if he expects to get out of jail

A young man will be allowed to return to Quadra Island, but will be kept on a “short leash.”

Jacob Hazlehurst, 20, was arrested in April after Quadra Island RCMP conducted a search of his residence on Antler Road.

During the search, police recovered items that went missing from a neighbour’s boat that was parked in the yard.

Hazlehurst was released on a recognizance with the condition that he not return to the property.

He was arrested again recently after allegedly returning to the property and forcing his way into his old residence.

This time he was held in custody. On Monday he appeared in Campbell River provincial court for a bail hearing.

Crown prosecutor David Fitzsimmons said Hazlehurst has no previous criminal record and he wasn’t opposed to the young man getting out on bail. However, Fitzsimmons suggested that cash bail, for $500, is usually a good motivator for people abiding by court orders.

The problem for Hazlehurst is coming up with the $500, said defence lawyer Angie Penhall. The young man has a Grade 10 education and works on a tuna boat.

He also has a prescription to take methadone, but, Penhall pointed out, he has no other issues with other drugs or alcohol. Nevertheless, Hazlehurst wants to attend the Second Chance Recovery House in Campbell River to deal with his methadone addiction.

In the end, Judge Peter Doherty said Hazlehurst can be released on $500 bail and he can reside on Quadra Island, provided he is living with one of his parents and the plan is approved by his bail supervisor.

The judge also ordered Hazlehurst to abide by a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, to not go to the Antler Road property, and he cannot consume alcohol or take non-prescription drugs. He is charged with break and enter, and two counts of failing abide by a court order. His next court appearance is June 11.