Category: Courthouse

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COCAINE DEALER, FENTANYL MIX UP CAUSES DEATH

COCAINE DEALER, FENTANYL MIX UP CAUSES DEATH

(BRANTFORD, ON) – A 35-year-old cocaine dealer named Andrew Allison(pictured on right) made a fatal mistake last year, which resulted in the death of 56-year-old Anthony Mirco(pictured left). The drug dealer sold Mirco fentanyl, instead of the requested cocaine, causing the man to go into a coma and die. The judge who overheard the case...

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MAN DRAGS PERSON WITH TRUCK, ARRESTED

MAN DRAGS PERSON WITH TRUCK, ARRESTED

(PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning in the Thunder Bay Courthouse via audio from the Ontario Provincial Police Pikangikum detachment is 42-year-old Robinson Turtle. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and duty counsel lawyer Arturo Acosta. It is alleged that...

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“CAREER CRIMINAL” ARRESTED WITH DRUGS

“CAREER CRIMINAL” ARRESTED WITH DRUGS

(KENORA, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning in the Thunder Bay Courthouse by audio from the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is 49-year-old Norman Hatfield. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and duty counsel lawyer Arturo Acosta. Hatfield was arrested on the...

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ASSAULT & NUMEROUS BREACHES

ASSAULT & NUMEROUS BREACHES

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning in the Thunder Bay Courthouse by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station via video is 32-year-old Aaron Troy Papaequash. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and duty counsel lawyer Arturo Acosta. Papequash landed...

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PROWL AT NIGHT, LCBO THEFT, BREACHES & MORE

PROWL AT NIGHT, LCBO THEFT, BREACHES & MORE

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning in the Thunder Bay Courthouse by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station via video is 33-year-old Robert Morgan Coaster. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and duty counsel lawyer Arturo Acosta. Coaster is...

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BREAK AND ENTER WITH THEFT AND A BREACH

BREAK AND ENTER WITH THEFT AND A BREACH

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station is a 27-year-old male, Keith James Surgenor. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Andrea Mason and duty counsel lawyer Andrew Stewart. Surgenor is facing the following charges: Failure...

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MOTHER CHARGED: ABANDONED BABY

MOTHER CHARGED: ABANDONED BABY

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call concerning a possible abandoned infant in the Academy Drive area on July 2, 2018. While waiting for police to arrive, a nearby resident was able to provide assistance to the 4 month old. The infant was transported to hospital for medical attention. A subsequent...

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Man Ordered To Pay Fire Suppression Costs

Man Ordered To Pay Fire Suppression Costs

(FORT FRANCES, ONT) – A Fort Frances man has been fined and ordered to pay forest fire suppression costs under the Forest Fires Prevention Act. Geoffrey Stanger was convicted at trial and fined $800 for starting a fire without a permit and $800 for failing to tend a fire. He was also ordered to pay...

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WINDSOR STREET CRIMINAL SENTENCED

WINDSOR STREET CRIMINAL SENTENCED

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Appearing for sentencing today was 28-year-old Clinton Netemegesic, Her Honour Chantal Brochu and the Crown are present, along with defence lawyer Gil Labine. Netemegesic was found guilty of manslaughter stemming from an incident at an infamous 288 Windsor Street housing complex. In July 2016, a fight erupted and the victim succumbed to...

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CN ORDERED TO OPEN JAMES STREET BRIDGE

CN ORDERED TO OPEN JAMES STREET BRIDGE

(THUNDER BAY,ONT) – In a ruling released  this morning, CN has breached their agreement and must reopen the James Street Bridge. The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned last years Ontario Superiors Court of Justice ruling, which left the bridge closed. “This is a good day,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “The highest court in Ontario...

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PREGNANT WOMAN HIT WITH 2×4

PREGNANT WOMAN HIT WITH 2×4

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 today by video for bail from the Thunder Bay Police Service station is 39-year-old Bradley Russell McLaughlin. His Worship Bruce Leaman presiding, along with the Crown Attorney and duty counsel. McLaughlin is quiet as he speaks softly. He seems tired and sluggish in his responses. McLaughlin is...

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ASSAULT & UTTER THREAT

ASSAULT & UTTER THREAT

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning is 34-year-old Armand Carrier. His Worship Bruce Leaman presiding, along with Emily Delaney as Crown Attorney, and duty counsel is present. Armand Carrier has been charged with the following charges: Assault Uttering Threats to cause bodily harm Armand is remanded into custody for a court...

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ASSAULT ON A WOMAN AND CONFINEMENT

ASSAULT ON A WOMAN AND CONFINEMENT

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning by video from the Thunder Bay Police Station is 28-year-old Adam Ullius. His Worship Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Derrick Silvestro as the Provincial Crown Attorney, and Andrew Desmoulin as duty counsel. Ullius seems alert, attentive, and eager to be released. Ullius is alleged...

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VIOLENCE IN NIPIGON

VIOLENCE IN NIPIGON

(NIPIGON, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning by telephone is 21-year-old Mason Andrew Potan. His Worship Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Derrick Silvestro as the Provincial Crown Attorney, and Andrew Desmoulin as duty counsel. Potan seems attentive, responsive and aware throughout the proceeding. Potan has has been charged with the following charges:...

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TBAY DRUG BUST WITH TIES TO TORONTO AREA

TBAY DRUG BUST WITH TIES TO TORONTO AREA

This article contains two court appearances, one regarding Rikki Shyanne Donnelly, the second regarding Jasanthan Kandiah. Both accused are believed to be drug traffickers from Southern Ontario, and have an alleged history of violent robberies where guns have been discharged. (THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning is 20-year-old Rikki Shyanne Donnelly....

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GOT A SMOKE? ROBBED & BEATEN

GOT A SMOKE? ROBBED & BEATEN

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Not appearing in courtroom 204 this afternoon is 25-year-old Ruben Meekis. Her Honour Helen Pierce, along with Crown Attorney Jane Ann McGill and defence lawyer Gil Labine. Ruben Meekis did not appear for his sentencing today on an almost 7-year-old offence. He has a history of not appearing in court, and...

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ALLEGED CAR HOPPER FACES 23 CHARGES

ALLEGED CAR HOPPER FACES 23 CHARGES

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station is 45-year-old Dwayne Quirt. Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and defence lawyer Leon Nicol. Quirt was arrested on number charges surrounding a recent scourge of alleged car break-ins,...

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