(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A man from Aroland First Nation was in Thunder Bay recently and is alleged to have went on a mischief spree in the city’s north side on July 9th.
The Shoppers Drug Mart “Wellwise” location was hit with graffiti on the outside of the building which faces John Street. Further, a garage and fence across John Street was also spray painted.
The “Sand ‘N Sea” location on Algoma was also vandalized with graffiti at the rear of the building along with a window being broken at the Algoma Family Dental located beide Sand ‘N Sea.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail courtroom this morning via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station is 26-year-old Sidney Megan. Presiding over this mornings proceedings was Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic.
Megan is facing 4 counts of mischief. He also has an outstanding charge still working it’s way through the justice system stemming from an impaired charge which was laid on February 21st, 2019.
The Crown states that they are concerned about releasing Megan based on the secondary grounds. Secondary grounds indicates that the crown is concerned that the accused may re-offend or possibly become a public safety concern. Although they are ready to recommend release.
The Crown asks for the following conditions for Megan’s release:
- Not to attend the 4 locations that he is alleged to have vandalized.
- Not to be within 50 metres of the 4 locations.
- Not to possess or buy spray paint.
- Reside at the address he provided in Aroland First Nation.
Duty counsel asks on behalf of Megan if the matter could return to a Geraldton courtroom, as that is the closest courthouse to his residence. The request is granted, but Megan is informed that should the matter goto trial, he will be required to return to the Thunder Bay Courthouse.
Megan is released and is scheduled to return court on August 15th in Geraldton.
Anyone with photos of Sidney Megan are asked to contact us with them.