IN THE COURTS
A partial compilation of offences from Kingston’s Ontario Court of Justice for the period of Nov. 26 to 30, 2018. Only sentences that involved a large fine, probation or incarceration are included.
Alicia S. Sears, 33, was convicted of violating probation she received six years ago by failing to perform the 60 hours of community service she was assigned. She was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service. Assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada said Sears was originally placed on probation in Belleville in October 2012, and Justice
Stephen Hunter ordered her to complete 60 hours of community service before it expired in October 2013. She only performed three of those hours, he told Justice Larry O’Brien, before her probation ended. Skoropada said “everyone forgot about it” until Sears recently contacted Kingston Police and reported on herself. It was noted by Justice O’Brien that Sears hasn’t been in any trouble in the past six years.
Andrew J. Seguin, 28, was convicted of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified in late June; threatening and mischief to property arising out of an unrelated incident in July where he damaged
the window screen of a Division Street house, plus a related breach of bail granted following his June arrest; and on two breaches of his June 2017 probation order, by failing to keep the peace and by not reporting to his probation officer in August and September this year. He was sentenced to 24 months and one day in prison. Justice Larry O’Brien was told Seguin had been prohibited from driving until early December this year as a consequence of a previous conviction for dangerous driving.
One evening in late June, however, assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada said, a Kingston Police officer patrolling west on Bath Road saw a motorcycle go by and noticed it was missing a licence plate.The officer tried to pull the bike over. But instead of complying, Skoropada said, the motorcyclist switched to the left lane and accelerated. The bike was passing other vehicles on the road, weaving through traffic, he told the judge, when at Gardiners Road it crossed into the eastbound lanes and continued west against
the flow of traffic before weaving back into the westbound lanes, turning south, then turning again onto Henderson Boulevard, where the officer lost sight of it. Shortly before 8 p.m., however, the judge was told, a resident on Lakeview Avenue reported seeing a motorcycle wipe out and its rider hiding the bike and his jacket. Skoropada said Seguin left on foot and called a friend to pick him up on Castell Avenue. But he later returned to retrieve his jacket and found police waiting.