He just wouldn’t listen to warnings
the Ontario court of Justice, criminal division, convened in Pembroke on tuesday, Oct. 10. Presiding was Justice robert selkirk. representing the crown attorney’s office were natalie castonguay and federal crown tim mccann.
• shawn Pigeon pleaded guilty to breaching conditions of his probation. On Oct. 1, 2008, the accused failed to report for an appointment with his probation officer. seven days later, he failed to show up for a counselling session. Pigeon did make contact with probation services at which time he was cautioned that he would face criminal charges if he missed future appointments. He subsequently missed another appointment, however, when he attended another scheduled session his probation officer detected the odour of marijuana. He was then cautioned not to take drugs when reporting for appointments. that december when police were planning to lay more charges against Pigeon his family told officers that he had moved out west. Justice selkirk sentenced him to 20 days in jail followed by 12 months probation.
• samuel thompson pleaded guilty to obstructing a peace officer. On June 22, 2017, deep river police were parked on Poplar avenue when they observed a pick-up truck proceeding eastbound. the vehicle squealed its tires after turning onto deep river road. Police pulled the suspect vehicle over just prior to Highway 17. the driver, identified as the accused, claimed he was in a rush due to an emergency call. He then provided officers with a false name. two months later, a family member showed up at the station to discuss some outstanding provincial offence charges. Officers noted that he had the same name that thompson had provided and conducted an investigation. the accused eventually admitted to providing false identity. Justice selkirk imposed a $500 fine and a $100 victim surcharge.
• angela large pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and aiding and abetting in the breach of an undertaking. On april 4, 2017, a Petawawa woman filed a complaint with killaloe OPP. the woman said she had received a series of harassing text messages, social media posts and phone messages from large, who lived in madawaska valley. Police contacted large and told her to cease contacting the woman. However, the victim returned to the detachment a month later to report that large had posted derogatory comments about her on Facebook and instagram. she had also received messages on her work blackberry from large. On may 4, police once more cautioned large. Five days later, police learned that the accused had posted more harassing Facebook messages. Over the next few weeks, the woman continued to receive harassing phone calls. the accused was arrested on June 19. then on June 28, the woman received a phone call in which she identified the female caller as large. While listening over the phone, the victim heard a man’s voice in the background. Police concluded that the male was with large violating his undertaking given to police. Justice selkirk granted a conditional discharge and imposed 12 months probation and a $200 victim surcharge.
• donald kingsbury pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000. Justice selkirk adjourned sentencing until Oct. 24.
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