(NIPIGON, ON) – Have you ever had a dispute with a nearby neighbour and thought “I’m going to smear dog sh*t on their door!”. I can’t say I’ve thought about smearing it, but potentially just throwing it in their yard or at the door.
Taking the time to smear dog sh*t on someone’s door says a lot.
Allegations in court on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 are that Jennifer Hendrickson had an issue with someone and between June 2019 and October 2019, had smeared dog sh*t on the persons door. Further, it is alleged that she had criminally harassed the person to the point they feared for their safety on January 27th, 2020. Further yet, she was also charged with operating a conveyance in a manner that was dangerous to the public.
Hendrickson appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom in front of Justice of the Peace Ray Zuiliani. Crown Attorney Heather Brachen was also present along with expert criminal defense lawyer Patricia Vo acting as duty counsel.
Hendrickson is facing the following list of charges stemming from the incidents:
- Criminal harassment.
- Operate a conveyance in a manner dangerous to the public.
The Crown informs the court that Hendrickson is in a “Crown-onus” situation, which means that the burden falls on the Crown to show the court why the accused should remain in jail. Court hears that the Crown intends to do just that. A request is put forward that would prohibit Hendrickson from contacting or communicating with 3 people during her time in jail.
Duty counsel requests that Hendrickson be scheduled for a bail hearing on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. Both requests are granted.
Hendrickson is ordered to remain in jail until at least her bail hearing. She is set to be transported to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where she will remain until at least that hearing.