Midnight Vandal (Okotoks) – Charges Withdrawn

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Charges:
CC: s.439(4) – Mischief

Allegations:
My client was observed by his ex-friend’s mother to be making loud noises in their backyard in the middle of the night.  He was trying to break in. He set off a motion sensor light and then was observed to be doing something to their truck.  She yelled at him.  He told her to F-Off and ran away.  She immediately recognized him as her son’s friend.  He had vandalized the truck window with a sharp object.

Result:
Charges Withdrawn.  Crown entered a Stay of Proceedings.

Elderly Domestic Violence (Calgary) – Charges Withdrawn

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Charges:
CC: s.267(A) – Assault with a Weapon, s.264.1(1)(A) – Uttering Threats

Allegations:
My 81 year-old client got into an argument with his elderly wife because she wanted to divorce him, and called him crazy.  He called her a bitch and a prostitute.  He pulled out a knife from a kitchen drawer, pointed it at her and said that he was going to kill her.  She managed to deescalate the situation and put away the knife.  Then, my client grabbed another knife, pointed it at her again, and told her that she wasn’t going to get any of his money.  Both of them are advanced in years and suffer from dementia.

Result:
Charges Withdrawn.  Crown entered a Stay of Proceedings

Prevented From Calling the Police (Okotoks) – Charges Withdrawn

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Charges:
CC: s.266 – Assault x 2; s.279(2) – Unlawful Confinement

Allegations:
On two separate occasions, my client and his girlfriend got into an argument while she was driving.  Both times, she reached for her cell phone, threatening to call the police.  Both times, my client grabbed her wrist, in order to prevent her from calling, causing her to swerve all over the highway.  On a third occasion, again, during an argument, my client prevented his girlfriend from leaving his residence.

Result:
Charges Withdrawn.  Resolved with a Peace Bond before trial.

Badlands Bad Boys (Drumheller) – Charges Withdrawn

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Charges:
CC: s.348(1)(B) – Break & Enter and Commit Indictable Offence; s.333.1 – Theft of a Motor Vehicle x 2; s.353.1(4) – Removing a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN); s.354 – Possession of Stolen Property; CDSA: s/4(1) – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth).

Allegations:
My client and a co-accused, broke into some buildings at the Badlands Passion Play site and were observed by an employee to be on a red quad, and putting several expensive tools into a large tote.  Both were wearing ski masks.  They also smashed the windows on two vehicles with a hammer, stole tools and other items from inside, and tampered with the ignitions in an attempt to steal the vehicles.  The police simply followed the ATV wheel tracks in the snow, directly to their location, and arrested them with all of the stolen goods.  The quad was also found to be stolen, and the VIN had been removed.  My client was also found to be in possession of meth.

Result:
This matter was scheduled for trial, but since my client was already on probation for other charges, I worked out a deal whereby he pleaded guilty only to the charge of B&E and got probation for an additional 6 months. All other charges were withdrawn.