Court re­port

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Fine is­sued in four-year-old case

A Port aux Basques man who faced a charge of fail­ing to com­ply with a con­di­tion of an un­der­tak­ing or re­cog­ni­zance in 2012 had his mat­ter dealt with April 20.

Chad­wick Os­mond was in court while the Crown read the facts per­tain­ing to the con­di­tion.

The court heard Os­mond failed to at­tend the Port aux Basques RCMP de­tach­ment in Fe­bru­ary 2012 for a weekly check-in. Os­mond rec­og­nized the mis­take and checked in a cou­ple of days later. He was ar­rested and re­leased with a prom­ise to ap­pear in court.

Given there were no other breaches, the Crown sug­gested a nom­i­nal fine of $100, to which Os­mond’s lawyer agreed.

Judge Lynn E. Cole sen­tenced Os­mond to a $100 fine, waived the vic­tim sur­charge and gave him six months to pay.

Fish­er­man re­ceives fine for hal­ibut

A Port aux Basques fisher fac­ing two charges un­der the Fish­eries Act saw one dropped, while a guilty plea was en­tered on the other.

Don­ald Pur­chase, who was in court April 20, rep­re­sented him­self on the charges, to which he ac­knowl­edged full un­der­stand­ing.

The court heard fish­eries of­fi­cers found a hal­ibut on Pur­chase’s fish­ing ves­sel in Novem­ber 2015 dur­ing cod­fish sea­son.

The fish was seized and Pur­chase was read his rights.

Given the fact it was Pur­chase’s first of­fence in what was called a lengthy ca­reer by the Crown, a nom­i­nal fine was sug­gested, along with the for­fei­ture of the fish.

Judge Lynn E. Cole sen­tenced Pur­chase with a $500 fine with six months to pay.

War­rant is­sued for un­paid fines

A La Poile man, who was fined $3,000 in March 2014 with 12 months to pay on fishery charges, had a war­rant for ar­rest made April 20.

Jonathan Or­gan, who faced charges re­lat­ing to breach­ing an or­der, was not present in the court­house.

The Crown re­quested the war­rant, which was is­sued by Judge Lynn E. Cole.

Trial com­ing for as­sault charge

A woman fac­ing an as­sault charge, who was not present in court April 20, saw her lawyer en­ter a not guilty plea by des­ig­na­tion.

Dis­cus­sion took place on a trial date for Ber­na­dine Hoskins, who an­tic­i­pates be­ing out of prov­ince for work com­mit­ments within the near fu­ture.

Hoskins’ orig­i­nal re­quest of a De­cem­ber trial seemed at length to the Crown. The mat­ter was set over by Judge Lynn E. Cole un­til April 22, at which time a date for trial was ex­pected to be set.

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