(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Allegations are that a 18-year-old Shanyssa Carpenter of Pikangikum First Nation was at the Intercity Shopping Centre yesterday, December 2nd, 2019 when issues started to become prevalent.
Security got reports of a drunken woman spitting on random patrons at the shopping centre. They responded to the scene and were spit on as well. They detained the woman and called police to come and pick her up. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) arrived and took the woman to the Balmoral Street police station.
While she was being processed and search, allegations are that the woman spit on a police officer yet again.
Carpenter appeared in court this morning via video link from the Balmoral Street police station. Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchkeesic was presiding over matters this morning. Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and duty counsel were present this morning.
The accused is facing a single charge of assault police.
The Crown recommends the release of Carpenter on an undertaking with no surety. The proposed conditions are as follows:
- Not to attend the Intercity Shopping Centre located at 1000 Fort William Road.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Not to possess or consume any alcohol.
- Report her address within 24 hours of being released.
Carpenter is ordered released from jail and is scheduled to appear back before court on January 7th, 2020 to begin answering to the charges.