(PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, ON) – Police officers in the remote northern community of Pikangikum often have their hands full and their capacity stretched when dealing with issues arising in the community.
On September 8th, it is alleged that 34-year-old Trevor Peters assaulted a person with a pair of scissors, then when police arrived, assaulted two police officers with the same scissors. He was arrested and held at the local police detachment to have a bail appearance in the morning.
Peters appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court via telephone call this morning in front of His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio. Crown Attorney Andrew Sadler and duty counsel lawyer Attatise were also present, administering justice. Peters is facing the following criminal charges:
- Assault with a weapon (scissors).
- Assault police with a weapon (scissors) x2.
- Breaching probation order (keep the peace and be of good behaviour) x2.
The Crown is opposing the release of Peters today and cites significant secondary ground concerns as the basis for that opposition. Court hears that Peters has an extensive criminal record as well. A “no contact order” is requested so that Peters is prohibited from contacting his alleged victim while in custody.
Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk that the accused might re-offend or become a public safety concern should they be released.
Duty counsel requests that the matter be scheduled in a Kenora courtroom tomorrow morning. Peters will be flown out of Pikangikum and transported to the Kenora District Jail where he will remain behind bars until at least his court appearance on Monday, September 9th, 2019.