Two years for TV thief

 | May 2, 2012

The second man arrested in relation to a series of property thefts at Sun Peaks last December was sentenced in Kamloops court on April 30.

Jamie Koivisto was sentenced on Monday to 2 ½ years after pleading guilty to the thefts.

The Kamloops Daily News reports that Koivisto was convicted of five counts of break-and-enter, one count of possessing tools to break into buildings, as well as five breaches of probation.

The second man associated with the crimes, Jesse Tucker, received a nine-month conditional sentence in February after also pleading guilty to the crimes.

Koivisto, a 23-year old former property maintenance employee in the Sun Peaks community, targeted unoccupied townhomes, stealing flat screen TV’s, DVD players, gaming units, and other electronics. In total, he was involved in 54 break-ins at Sun Peaks between August and November, 2011.

Koivisto was picked up in mid-April after failing to make a court appearance, reports the Kamloops Daily News. He resisted arrest twice, and was found to be in possession of narcotics, as well as communications regarding drug deals and the sale of televisions.