(KENORA, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have made an arrest regarding a man that was robbed of $60 by a suspect that was wearing a disguise and wielding a firearm.
An investigation was launched and as a result of that investigation, officers arrested 20-year-old Quinton Cameron and charged him with:
- Wearing a disguise while armed with a weapon with intent to commit a robbery.
- Breaching probation x2.
- Possession of an imitation handgun with intent to commit robbery.
Cameron has a previous criminal charge working through the courts surrounding the possession of stolen property. Courtroom discussions indicate that the weapon used was an imitation handgun.
He appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom today via telephone call while in police custody at the Kenora detachment of the OPP. Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The Hammer” Silvestro and duty counsel lawyer Robert Atatise.
The Crown states that Cameron is in a reverse-onus situation, meaning Cameron will have to show the courts why he should be released. Court hears that the Crown must seek detention when a firearm is involved. All three grounds of concern are cited as reasons for the detention of Cameron today.
Primary ground concerns means that the Crown believes the liklihood of Cameron to return to court, should he be released, is low. Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes that should the accused be released, that the liklihood of the accused to either re-offend, become a public safety concern, or both. Tertiary grounds means that the Crown believes that should the accused be released, the public may lose confidence in the administration of justice.
Duty counsel requests that Cameron return to court on Monday in Kenora to have another swing at being released. Cameron is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, when he is scheduled to return to court.
Cameron will be housed at the Kenora District Jail until at least Monday.