Heinrich Krahn, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of possession of stolen property and one count of mischief, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
His brother, Jake Krahn, was sentenced in May to 15 months in jail for driving a stolen oil truck into the back of his own pickup truck Heinrich had parked at the Tim Hortons restaurant just before midnight on March 7, 2012. The force of the collision pushed the $35,000 pickup truck into the restaurant.
Crown prosecutor Darwyn Ross told court the brothers were drinking the night of the incident and decided to take a truck owned by JaCar Energy Services, for which Krahn previously worked. Heinrich drove his brother’s pickup to the restaurant and waited. Moments later Jake showed up in the oil truck and plowed into his pickup.
Because Heinrich was party to the offence, he was charged with possession of stolen property. He was charged with mischief for trying to mislead police when they interviewed him.
Defence lawyer Tracy Hembroff pointed out Heinrich does not have any previous criminal convictions, and likely tried to help his brother because “blood is thicker than water.”