Picton Ave Knife-Point Robbery Suspect Back Behind Bars

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Overnight, hardworking Thunder Bay Police Service officers intercepted 19-year-old Skylar George of Seine River First Nation around 3:55 am outside of his residence. It is alleged that he attempted to evade arrest by providing a false name to police once he was confronted. He was previously released on two separate bail orders which both required him to be at home between the hours of 9:00 pm and 7:00 am. George presses the courts saying that he was on his way to the hospital. His plea is ignored and he is reminded to speak to his lawyer in private and not to speak about what happened in open court.

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George was ferried down to 1200 Balmoral Avenue which is the location of the Thunder Bay Police Service station. A warrant was discovered for his arrest and was executed at 6:10 am.

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He was previously arrested on September 21st regarding a knife point robbery on Picton Ave which landed him behind bars. That story will be linked at the end of the article.

George appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link from the TBPS station. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman, Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and a duty counsel lawyer were present.  George is facing numerous charges from numerous dates. Those charges are:

November 10th, 2019 (today):

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  • Obstruct police (false name).
  • Breaching bail conditions (curfew 9:00 pm to 7:00 am). x2
  • Failure to comply with a probation order made on December 13th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).

October 15th, 2019:

  • Breaching bail conditions by failing to report to the John Howard Society as required. x2
  • Failing to comply with a probation order made on December 13th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
  • Breaching bail conditions made in Fort Frances which required him to report any change of address to the Fort Frances OPP.

October 29th, 2019:

  • Breaching bail conditions (curfew 9:00 pm to 7:00 am). x2
  • Failing to comply with a probation order made on December 13th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).

September 21st, 2019:

  • Robbery.
  • Failing to comply with a probation order made on December 13th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
  • Breaching bail conditions (reside in Seine River First Nation).

George is going to have to spend some more time behind bars. He has amassed many, many, many outstanding charges and will have to show the courts why he should be released, as he is in a reverse-onus situation due to the 524 application put forth. A “reverse-onus” situation means that the burden is on him to convince the courts why they should release him.

The highly intelligent criminal defence lawyer Kevin Matthews is on the record as George’s lawyer for his previous criminal matters and is likely going to be his lawyer for the new set of charges he has racked up. Matthews can expect to receive an update on his client in his email.

George is denied freedom today and will be shipped off to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail. He will likely remain at the jail until Matthews secures yet another release for the man with numerous outstanding charges.

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2 Replies to “Picton Ave Knife-Point Robbery Suspect Back Behind Bars”

  1. Let these scumbags weed themselves out in jail. Who cares if the jail cell is overcrowded. I would rather see the funding spent on ensuring the guards safety. The judges and politicians sure aint any doing anything to reduce or eliminate the high crimes in Canada, In fact they reward the criminals and punish the victim. They are just as guilty as these POS.

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