KENTVILLE - A Kentville man charged in relation to the theft of baby bunny rabbits from Hennigarâ€™s Farm Market in Greenwich last summer has been fined.
Four three-week-old bunnies, similar to the one seen here, were stolen from the rabbit pen at Hennigarâ€™s Farm Market in Greenwich in August 2013.
Colton Christopher Robert Young, 23, of Kentville, pleaded guilty April 14 to a charge of possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000, bunny rabbits, in Kentville on Sept. 4, 2013. Young was fined a total of $230.
A charge of willfully obstructing a peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty during an investigation into the theft by giving false information about the whereabouts of the rabbits was withdrawn.
There were two baby rabbits stolen from the pen in the farm marketâ€™s petting zoo on Aug. 26, 2013. There were two more rabbits taken from the pen two days later. According to a news release issued by the RCMP last September, following the arrests of a 22-year-old Kentville man and a 19-year-old Kentville woman, police recovered two deceased baby rabbits from an apartment building parking lot.
The case of the Kentville woman charged in connection with the thefts has gone to adult diversion. Tessa Lee Davidson pleaded guilty to a charge of theft under $5,000 in November. The Crown decided not to proceed with a second charge, possession of stolen property obtained by crime.