Revelstoke man sent to jail for possessing shot gun and bike thefts

Bredo Arne Olav Straume pleaded guilty to illegal possession of fire arm and stolen high-end mountain bikes, expensive tools.

A Revelstoke man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in Revelstoke court last week.

A Revelstoke man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in Revelstoke court last week.

A Revelstoke man was sentenced to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to possession of a loaded shot gun, several stolen mountain bikes, stolen tools and a throwing star.

Bredo Arne Olav Straume made his first appearance in Revelstoke court on Wednesday, Apr. 5, months after he was arrested on July 28, 2016, the crimes in question.

Crown prosecutor Mariane Armstrong told the court that police were alerted to the stolen goods when a man purchased an expensive laser level from Straume that had a BPR Construction sticker on it.

Police confirmed with BPR that the level – and other tools – were stolen, and they conducted a search of Straume’s home.

There, they found three high-end mountain bikes worth $8,000 each, a collection of tools worth $4,000, a throwing star and a loaded, sawed-off shot gun.

Straume was arrested and released on a promise to appear in court last August, however, he took off and wasn’t arrested again until Mar. 5, when he was placed in custody in Kamloops.

On April 5, Armstrong and Straume’s lawyer Chris Johnson made a joint sentencing submission for 30 months in jail on the shot gun charge.

Judge Takahashi accepted the submission. He also added one month in prison for the theft of the mountain bikes and thefts of the tools, and two months for possession of the throwing star. Straume was also given a 20 year firearm prohibition.

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