(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On December 7th, 2019, allegations are that 21-year-old Trevor Patrick Randall Achneepineskum, an Ontario Works recipient, was at the bus station on Water Street with some friends. A city bus driver was there on a bus and witnessed that Achneepineskum’s friends were trying to get him home safely.
At this time, it is alleged that Achneepineskum became irate and started shouting “FUCK YOU” “FUCK ALL OF YOU” and then spit on the face of the bus driver. A 911 call was made and hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the scene. Achneepineskum was arrested, charged and held in police custody pending a court appearance.
This morning, in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom, he appeared via video link from the TBPS station located at 1200 Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding along with Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and a duty counsel representative.
Achneepineskum is facing two new charges today, those charges are:
- Assault (spitting in the face of the bus driver).
- Breaching probation (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
His previous charges, which are still outstanding are:
- Assault with a weapon (assault on a woman with a pool cue).
Achneepineskum has over 30 previous criminal convictions. Even so, he is granted release from jail today on a recognizance bail plan pegged at $250 without deposit and no-surety needed. His release conditions are:
- Report your address within 24 hours of being released.
- Report any change to your address within 24 hours.
- Report weekly to the TBPS.
- Not to contact 3 people.
- Not to attend with 100 meters of anywhere those 3 people might be.
- Not to attend the Midtown Inn (due to the alleged pool cue assault).
- Not to attend any vehicle or property owned by Thunder Bay Transit.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code.
Achneepineskum is release from police custody and is scheduled to return to court on January 13th, 2019 to begin answering to the charges before him.
HISTORY article dated july 15th, 2019.
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Not long ago we saw a violent video in which assaults were flying around and even a chair, too. This morning was no different.
Sometime between midnight and 3:00 am allegations are that a male lost his shit and assaulted a woman with a pool cue. During the altercation, he also broke two windows with that pool cue.
Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the scene and made the arrest of 20-year-old Trevor Patrick Randall Achneepineskum. He was taken to the police station on Balmoral (Hotel Balmoral) where he waited to appear in bail court this morning.
During his appearance for bail this morning, visiting Justice of the Peace Munroe presided along with Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” Van Kessel and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy.
Achneepineskum is facing the following criminal charges:
- Assault with a weapon (pool cue).
- Mischief causing damage under $5000 x2 (windows).
Achneepineskum is not new to the criminal justice system. The 20-year old has outstanding charges pending before the courts. On May 24th, 2019 he is alleged to have stolen an item from a local Wal-Mart. He was on probation from a previous matter during that time and was also charged with breaching a probation condition of “keep the peace and be of good behaviour”.
He is also going through court for allegedly failing to report to his probation officer between September 26th 2018 and October 31 2018. He also has a breach of probation charge outstanding from this incident as well.
The Crown states that the accused is in a reverse-onus situation and that they intend to show the court why he should remain in jail. A reverse-onus situation means that the accused has to show the court why he should be released. Court hears the Crown is concerned on primary and secondary grounds regarding his release. Primary ground concerns indicates the Crown doubts the accused will return to court should they be released. Secondary ground concerns means the Crown believes there is a substantial likelihood of the accused either reoffending or becoming a public safety concern.
Further, the Crown states that Achneepineskum has a lengthy criminal record which includes violence and failing to comply with court orders.
Duty counsels requests the matter be remanded until Wednesday, which will give the accused some time to contact a lawyer of his choice. Achneepineskum is escorted back to his jail cell at the TBPS station where he will wait for prisoner transport to the Thunder Bay District Jail A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”.