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Quesnel man gets jail time for Bumper to Bumper B&E

Matthew Emmanuel Lucani sentenced to 149 days in jail, two years’ probation

A local man has been sentenced to jail time and probation after a July 18 break and enter.

Matthew Emmanuel Lucani, 44, has received a sentence of 149 days in jail, two years’ probation, a 10-year firearms ban and a $200 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to breaking and entering with intent to commit an offence in July this year.

Lucani was charged with B&E as well as two counts of theft $5,000 or under after breaking into local business Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts.

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He’ll see jail time for the B&E offence; however, charges for the theft were stayed after Lucani pled guilty to the break and enter charge.

Lucani is also set to appear in court Nov. 20 on a charge of arson damaging property, which also took place July 18.

Quesnel RCMP Sgt. Chris Riddle confirmed the department had recommended charges to Crown counsel for Lucani relating to a suspicious fire that was reported in the early hours of July 18, in a dumpster in the parking lot between Tim Hortons and Granville’s Coffee.

Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department responded to that fire, as well as four others, on the night of July 17 and morning of July 18.

Riddle indicated there was evidence of Lucani’s involvement in setting only the dumpster fire.

READ MORE: Five fires reported in Quesnel in eight hours

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