(COUCHICHING, ON) – On November 25th, 2019, hardworking officers with the Couchiching detachment of the Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) arrested 25-year-old Scot Tolgoni after allegations arose that he was in contact with someone he is ordered not to be around. A 911 call was made which reported that a male and female were throwing each other around in the snow in Couchiching First Nation.
Officers detained Tolgoni and during his arrest, they allege that he was “pulling away” and “causing a struggle”. Tongoni has 11 previous charges working their way through court, one of which is from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. It was not made clear in court what those charges are.
Tolgoni appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom on November 26th, 2019 via telephone call while in police custody at the Couchiching First Nation detachment of the T3PS.
Justice of the Peace Dennete Ellard was presiding along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and duty counsel representative Marylynn Thompson. Tolgoni is facing the following new charges:
- Breaching bail conditions (not to contact a certain woman).
- Breaching bail conditions (not to consume alcohol).
- Resisting police (pulling away and causing a struggle).
Tolgoni was already released on bail and is not granted release from jail today. He is scheduled to appear today, November 28th, 2019, in a Fort Frances court for another chance at being released. Sources indicate that his lawyer of choice is Fort Frances lawyer Peter Howie. Howie did not appear in court for Tolgoni for this appearance.