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.