Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Gangster Jonathan Olson appeals

Prolific offender Jonathon Olsen is appealing his 11.5-year jail sentence for a crime spree five years ago that included shooting a fellow gangster in the head. Olson was convicted with Brodie Tyrel Takahashi Robinson for a series of incidents over the 2017 Canada Day long weekend. Olson was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 13, 2021. Olson has an extensive and violent criminal record. The Crown informed the court in September 2019 of a pending application under section 752.1 of the criminal code ... the dangerous offender tag and an indeterminate sentence. The dangerous offender designation application is now off the table. The Crown was seeking a sentence of 14 years.

Police dog Grinder after Olson attempted to drown him in the Vedder River in 2018.
Drama ensued as Olson was found in possession of a stolen vehicle near the Vedder Canal. He ended up in the water fleeing from a police dog that he fought off and attempted to drown. He was arrested by the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team after being found hiding in bushes. Both Robinson and Olson faced a minimum for the most serious weapons offences. The criminal code calls for a minimum of five years with the use of a restricted or prohibited firearm. Olson originally faced the rare charge of attempting to kill or maim a law enforcement animal, but that was dropped.