He just wouldn’t lis­ten to warn­ings

The Daily Observer - - NEWS - SEAN CHASE SChase@post­media.com

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.


Wel­come to The Daily Ob­server photo quiz! Each week, you’ll be faced with a new photo, taken some­where around the val­ley and it’ll be up to you to fig­ure out where it was taken. Think you know the an­swer? Submit your guesses by next Tues­day at noon by phone (613-732-3691 ext. 509903) or email (pem.edi­to­rial@sun­media.ca). Cor­rect guessers will have their names printed along with the an­swer next week, when we’ll have a brand new photo quiz for you. Last week’s photo was of a statue by the front doors of Grey Gables in Pem­broke ... and there were no cor­rect guessers. Bet­ter luck this week.

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