In the courts, June 12 to 16


In the courts, June 12 to 16
  1. In the courts, June 12 to 16
    thewhig.com
    A compilation of offences from Kingston's Ontario Court of Justice for the period of June 12 to 16, 2017. Only sentences that involved a large fine, probation or incarceration are…
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A compilation of offences from Kingston's Ontario Court of Justice for the period of June 12 to 16, 2017. Only sentences that involved a large fine, probation or incarceration are included.

Roxanne P. Barker, 30, was convicted of violating a condition of bail in early June that confined her to her residence in the London, Ont., area unless accompanied by her bail surety. She was given enhanced credit on six days of pretrial custody and sentenced to a further 11 days in jail. Justice Larry O'Brien was told Barker's violation was discovered after Kingston Police arrived at a Midland Avenue parking lot to investigate reports of possible domestic violence. They found Barker in the company of a man who was not her bail surety, according to assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada, and charged her with breaching bail. Defence lawyer Mary Jane Kingston told the judge that Barker was involved in an abusive relationship that included drugs and came to Kingston in an attempt to reclaim her life. Barker, somewhat cryptically explained to the judge that she didn't want her bail surety or her bail surety's family to get hurt, "so I just left." In sentencing her, Justice O'Brien commented that "she's experiencing one of life's lows," and observed that Barker had no criminal record until earlier this year and she now has three convictions registered.

Terry A. Forbes, 62, was convicted of theft and violating bail. He was sentenced to time served, probation for 18 months and was ordered to pay $54.98 in restitution.

Jason K. Gordon, 46, was convicted on three counts of illegally possessing drugs and violating bail. He was credited with 75 days of pretrial custody and was sentenced to time served and probation for 12 months.

Scott J. Gregory, 30, was convicted of stealing T-shirts from the Bench clothing outlet on Dalton Avenue in mid-May, in concert with another person. He was given enhanced credit on 15 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to time served. Justice Larry O'Brien was told Gregory and a female companion were able to leave the store undetected without paying for two $30 T-shirts. They were, however, captured by the store's video surveillance system in the act of stealing the garments and were later identified from the footage and arrested. Justice O'Brien was told that Gregory has drug issues and prior convictions for drug offences, but no prior theft convictions.

Mary-Anne Hanna-Brixhe, 53, was convicted of violating probation she received in February 2016 and bail granted in April this year by failing to report to her probation supervisor and subsequently failing to report to the John Howard Bail Supervision Program. She was given enhanced credit for 39 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to time served. Hanna-Brixhe's lawyer, Mike Woogh, told Justice Allan Letourneau his client is assisted by Addictions and Mental Health Services and said she "faces challenges with respect to keeping appointments." She works with a counsellor from Street Health, he said, and at the time of her bail breach was living at Interval House. Hanna-Brixhe apologized to Justice Letourneau for her lapses and assured him, "I didn't mean to be disrespectful." Preston G. Hilliard, 28, was convicted on two counts of trafficking, three counts of possessing stolen property, drug possession, illegal possession of a weapon, two probation violations and a bail breach. He was given enhanced credit on 124 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to a further 34 and a half months in prison. Two lifetime weapons prohibitions were also imposed on him.

Mark A. Hoppa, 52, was convicted of violating two conditions of probation he received in February that forbid him communicating with a specific woman or approaching within 100 metres of her, except with her written, revokable consent, and subsequently violating a term of bail that forbid him being at the Princess Street motel where the woman lives. He was given enhanced credit on 60 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to time served. Nineteen days after he received the February order restricting contact, Justice Allan Letourneau was told, a Kingston Police officer investigating an unrelated incident found Hoppa socializing with the woman without her requisite written consent having been filed. Assistant Crown attorney Megan Williams said he was arrested but was released the following day on bail with a condition barring him from the motel where the woman lived. Two months later, in mid-April, Williams said the same Kingston Police officer who arrested Hoppa in February returned to the motel to speak to the woman and found Hoppa in her room a second time. The door to the room was wide open at the time, Williams told the judge, and Hoppa was sitting on the bed playing guitar with the woman beside him. Hoppa's lawyer, Dave Sinnett, told the judge that his doesn't have a significant record for domestic violence. Most of his convictions, Sinnett said, have been for property crimes such as thefts of scrap metal.

Steven J. Lachapelle, 40, was convicted on two counts of possessing stolen property in early May; a Giant Yukon FX mountain bike and a MacBook Pro laptop reported stolen in mid-February, plus possession of a crossbow in violation of a court order issued in 2008 prohibiting him from having or handling weapons. He was given enhanced credit on 66 days of pretrial custody, sentenced to time served and was issued another 10-year weapons prohibition. Justice Larry O'Brien was told Lachapelle was charged after Kingston Police executed a search warrant on his residence in the expectation of finding stolen bicycles in a shed. Assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada said they only found one stolen bicycle, but discovered the stolen laptop and crossbow incident to that search.

Ryan P. Lapointe, 26, was convicted of three thefts, possession of a weapon in contravention of a court order, drug possession and violating probation. He was given enhanced credit on 69 days of pretrial custody, sentenced to a further 76 days in jail and probation for 12 months.

Douglas J. Lee, 55, was convicted of possessing a prohibited firearm. He was given enhanced credit on 64 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to time served and probation for three years.

Dylan R. Near, 21, was convicted of assaulting his estranged and pregnant partner by grabbing her around the neck and pushing her up against a wall. He was credited with six days of pretrial custody and given a six-month conditional sentence to serve in the community, the first four months on home confinement, the final two subject to a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. Additionally, Near was placed on probation for 18 months, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and to make a $250 donation to a Kingston women's shelter, plus pay $200 a month in child support.

Anthony L. Paynter, 21, was convicted of two assaults on his partner in late May and two associated violations of probation imposed in November, committed when he contacted the woman, and by failing to keep the peace. He was given enhanced credit on 24 days of pretrial custody, sentenced to a further 60 days in jail and probation for 18 months. Justice Allan Letourneau was told that Paynter, contrary to the terms of his probation, was drinking when he committed the assaults. Assistant Crown attorney Megan Williams told the judge his victim wanted to go dancing and he poured a beer over her head and she responded by striking him in the head with a high heel shoe. But Paynter subsequently head-butted the woman in the face, afterward claiming it was an accident that happened when he fell forward. Justice Letourneau only reluctantly agreed to impose the 60-day sentence recommended by both Williams and defence lawyer Paul Blais as a joint submission. He said Paynter's behaviour "concerns me deeply, the head-butting especially," and told the lawyers that "head-butting, first off it's vicious," and noted that Paynter did it to a woman. "I'm…

  1. Tuesday's Games

    Local2.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 07:39 local2.ca
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  2. Scores and Schedule

    Local2.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 07:39 local2.ca
    Tuesday's Games MLB American League Toronto 4 Oakland 1 Kansas City 3 Detroit 1 Cleveland 11 L.A. Angels 7 (11 innings) Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 4 Seattle 6 Boston 5 (13 innings) National League Milwaukee 8 Washington 0…
  3. Photo of the Day: Into the City

    Urbantoronto.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 07:20 urbantoronto.ca
    Today's Photo of the Day features a moody night view captured from Strachan Avenue over the rail corridor. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by lejano (Fernando A), this long exposure view captures a train in motion, heading towards Union Station. Train approaching Downtown Toronto, image by lejano (Fernando A) via Flickr Want to see your work featured as Photo of the Day? Head over to the City Photos & Videos section of the Forum, or submit your images to…
  4. Rideau Canal closed due to high water levels

    Ottawa.ctvnews.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 07:00 ottawa.ctvnews.ca
    Parks Canada urging boaters to stay moored along Rideau Canal due to high water…
  5. Ontario PC leader vows to close fundraising loopholes if elected premier

    Elliotlakestandard.ca - Ontario
    Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says he will close two glaring political fundraising loopholes left open by the Liberal government if he’s elected …
  6. Ontario PC leader vows to close fundraising loopholes if elected premier

    Timminspress.com - Ontario
    07.26 / 06:23 www.timminspress.com
    Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says he will close two glaring political fundraising loopholes left open by the Liberal government if he’s elected …
  7. ‘You’re not just getting a coal plant, you’re getting a toxic waste site’

    Nugget.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 06:01 www.nugget.ca
    Hydro One’s $6.7-billion purchase of an American utility company comes with the costly responsibility of helping to clean up an 800-acre “toxic soup” waste site in the United States, the Sierra Club says…
  8. Tests the water with Facebook post

    Nugget.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 06:01 www.nugget.ca
    North Bay deputy mayor Sheldon Forgette is pondering a run for mayor in the fall of…
  9. Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal

    Local2.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:42 local2.ca
    Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6…
  10. Sister: Teen driver in fatal California crash not at fault

    Local2.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:42 local2.ca
    FRESNO, Calif. — A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the d…
  11. Sister: Teen driver in fatal California crash not at fault

    Local2.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:42 local2.ca
    FRESNO, Calif. — A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the d…
  12. UK's Boris Johnson tours Sydney Opera House before meetings

    Local2.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:42 local2.ca
    SYDNEY, Australia — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson toured the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday ahead of high-level bilateral security talks with Australian o…
  13. Victim wants hit-and-run motorist taken off the road

    Nugget.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:36 www.nugget.ca
    Andrew Hiscock wants the driver of a car that struck him at the intersection of Copeland and Murray streets July 20 taken off the…
  14. Amidships

    Thesarniajournal.ca - Sarnia
    07.26 / 05:18 thesarniajournal.ca
    In addition to their cultural significant, shipwrecks often act as important habitat for variety of fish. Here, anglers in a fishing boat equipped with a small trolling motor try their luck over the remains of the Gladstone, which lies in strong current just offshore from Canatara Park. Built in 1888, the 283-foot wooden cargo ship... Read more » The post Amidships appeared first on The Sarnia…
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    Thesarniajournal.ca - Sarnia
    07.26 / 05:18 thesarniajournal.ca
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  16. Ontario PC leader vows to close fundraising loopholes if elected premier

    Timminstimes.com - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:13 www.timminstimes.com
    Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says he will close two glaring political fundraising loopholes left open by the Liberal government if he’s elected …
  17. Ontario PC leader vows to close fundraising loopholes if elected premier

    Saultthisweek.com - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:13 www.saultthisweek.com
    Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says he will close two glaring political fundraising loopholes left open by the Liberal government if he’s elected …
  18. Ontario PC leader vows to close fundraising loopholes if elected premier

    Northernnews.ca - Ontario
    07.26 / 05:13 www.northernnews.ca
    Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says he will close two glaring political fundraising loopholes left open by the Liberal government if he’s elected …
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    Niagarafallsreview.ca - Ontario
    Sixty years after nine Avro Arrow free flight models went missing in Lake Ontario, a high-tech, all-Canadian search is under way for their…
  20. Ontario PC leader vows to close fundraising loopholes if elected premier

    Niagarafallsreview.ca - Ontario
    Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says he will close two glaring political fundraising loopholes left open by the Liberal government if he’s elected …