(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Allegations are that a 39-year-old Trevor Fron stole from the Walmart located 777 Memorial Ave on January 7th, 2020. Police also charged him on allegations that he assaulted a woman on January 6th 2020, the same woman he was court-ordered via a probation order not to contact on April 30th, 2019. A warrant was issued for his arrest regarding the assault on a woman.
Court documents say that Fron was on three separate probation orders, one from May 17th, 2018, one from December 2019, and one from April 30th, 2019. All three probation orders required him to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour”. He was arrested and transported to the Thunder Bay Police Service headquarters located at 1200 Balmoral where police held him pending a court appearance.
This morning, in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom, Fron appeared via video link from the police station in front of Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard. Crown Attorney Stacy Hamilton was also present along with duty counsel lawyer Sandy Stewart.
Fron is facing the following charges:
- Theft under $5000.
- Breaching probation order made on May 17th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
- Assault (on a woman).
- Breaching a probation order made on April 30th, 2019 (not to contact the woman he is alleged to have assaulted).
- Breaching a probation order made in December 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
Crown Attorney Hamilton tells the court that Fron is in a Crown-onus situation, meaning the Crown carries the burden to show the courts why he should remain in jail. Further, she tells the court that there are primary and secondary ground concerns regarding the release of Fron. Primary ground concerns mean that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk that Fron might not return for court, should he be released. Secondary ground concerns mean the Crown believes there is a substantial likelihood that Fron, should he be released, would either re-offend, become a public safety concern, interfere with the administration of justice, or any combination of those.
Duty counsel tells the court that Fron’s lawyer of choice is Brennen Sacevich and that he will inform him of Fron’s situation. A request is put forward for Fron to return to court on Friday for another swing at bail. Fron swears while the Justice of the Peace goes over what was ordered with him. The JP tells him not to swear in her courtroom.
Fron is ordered to remain in jail until at least Friday, where he will have another swing at getting released from jail. He will likely spend at least from now until Friday at the Thunder Bay District Jail.
History, information dated September 17th, 2017.
On Sunday, September 17th, 2017, officers with the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to reports of a house fire on Dog Lake Road in Gorham Township. The fire was deemed suspicious and a description of the vehicle that fled the scene was given to responding officers.
Police were informed of a collision that took place on Kam Current Road shortly after the fire was reported. Police responded to that call and the vehicle matched the description of the suspect vehicle that fled the scene of the fire. Police spoke to the driver and determined that alcohol was a factor in the collision. The driver was taken down to the OPP detachment for further testing.
Then, 36-year-old Trevor Fron was arrested and charged with the following:
- Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
- Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
- Arson – Damage to Property contrary to section 434 of the Criminal Code.
- Break and Enter – Commit an Indictable Offence contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.