Tumbler Ridge Provincial Court

October 21, 2004

Court was held in Tumbler Ridge on October 21st, 10 AM. Court opened with Youth Court. There were six youth called forward with a total of twelve charges ranging from causing a disturbance to mischief and breach of probation. There was one warrant to hold issued and seven charges were held over to February 24th for arraignment. An arraignment hearing is simply to officially begin the court process. During the arraignment the accused in consultation with his/her lawyer will decide how to deal with the charges. They can choose to enter a guilty plea at that point, or a not guilty plea.

Adult Court

Richard Baker

– charges of impaired driving and driving over .08. He also charged with driving while prohibited and federally charged with production of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Held over to February 24th, 2005 for arraignment

Leigh Carpenter Charged under the controlled drugs and substances act with trafficking in a narcotic. Held over to February 24th, 2005 for disposition.

Sylvie M. Constantineau

Charged with Fraudulently altered drivers license under the motor vehicle act. Held over to February 24th for arraignment and to obtain counsel.

Jerod DoonanCharged with impaired driving and driving over .08 under the criminal code. Also charged with prohibited driving under the motor vehicle act. Held over to February 24th for arraignment

Jack M Duhaime

Charged with breach of undertaking and charged with mischief (damaging property). Held over to February 24th for arraignment

Dennis Enns

Charged under the criminal code with assault and with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Pled not Guilty Plea on both charges, set to October 22nd, 2004 to fix a date for trial in Dawson Creek

Daniel Frayne

Charged with impaired driving. Held over to November 25th, 2004 in Chetwynd.

Samantha Greenway

Charged with cultivation and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Held over to February 24th, 2005 for arraignment.

Wade Inman

Charged with one count of assault and two counts of uttering a threat. Held over to February 24th, 2005 for arraignment.

Sven Johnson

Pled guilty to ?Driving with undue care?, $1000 fine.

Mitch Loberg

Charged with impaired driving and over .08. Not guilty plea, date to be fixed October 22nd, 2004.

Christopher McGraw

Pled guilty to causing a disturbance by fighting as a result of a fight that occurred in front of the high school. Sentenced to six-month probation and 25 hours of community services.

Bruce Taylor

Charged with assault. Held over February 24th, 2005 for arraignment.

Nathan Taylor

Charged with one count of assault with a weapon and one charge of aggravated assault and one charge of mischief to property. Held over February 24th, 2005 for arraignment.

Stephen Young

Charged with possession or property obtained by crime. Held over to February 24th, 2005 for arraignment.

The next court date in Tumbler Ridge is February 24, 2005. Please note that court is open to the public and they may attend at any time and observe the proceedings.