Man gets jail time for Lantzville break and enter

One of two men charged following a break and enter in Lantzville on Good Friday was sentenced to nearly a year in jail.

Carlos Leonardo Olivera, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of breaking and entering during his first appearance in in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday and was sentenced to 11 months jail and one year probation. He must also submit a DNA sample.

Police were called out shortly after 1 p.m. to a house in the 6800 block of Stone Road after a neighbour spotted a strange car in the driveway. When the vehicle drove off, the neighbour noticed damage to the house and some money left in the driveway.

The witness gave the suspicious car's licence plate number to police, who tracked down the vehicle and arrested two Nanaimo men – Olivera and Malakai James Coyle, 22.

Coyle, who is charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen property, appears in court on June 14.

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