2017-08-09

The Court Report



Conditional sentence, probation for drug possession, breaches. A 21 year old Liverpool woman is subject to a nightly six month curfew as part of her conditional sentence following her admission to charges of drug possession and breaching court orders. Paige Marina Dexter will also be on probation for six months. Police, acting on source information, were told Dexter and her boyfriend were selling, dilaudid, percocet and marijuana in the Liverpool area. A February 2015 traffic stop of the vehicle they were in yielded the discovery of $135 and 12 one-gram baggies of marijuana in Dexter's handbag. Eleven grams of marijuana were found in a small makeup bag, court heard. Nearly 40 percocet tablets, 18 four milligram tablets of hydromorphone and $625 were found on Dexter during a search of her person at the RCMP detachment. She was subject to court-ordered conditions related to that incident when she breached them in March 2015. Dexter was sentenced July 31.

Resisted arrest, uttered threats. A Queens County woman is on house arrest for five months - part of a nine month conditional sentence - on charges including uttering threats and resisting police. Jody Ann Wamboldt, 27, of Summerville Centre made repeated phone calls in March to 911 threatening to harm herself, court heard, and threatened to stab the 911 call-taker in addition to threatening death to a RCMP officer. Wamboldt will be subject to a nightly curfew for four months following her term on house arrest. She was also placed on a year of probation and ordered to submit a DNA sample to the national databank. Wamboldt was sentenced August 3.

Probation, fine on five charges. A Hemford man is on probation for 18 months and was fined $1,950 in relation to his conviction on charges including uttering threats, assault, drug possession and drug production. A provincial court judge earlier found Michael Anthony Brown, 52, guilty of the allegations arising from incidents in November 2014. Brown's neighbour said there was an assault, death threats and threats to burn property. When police arrived at Brown's place to make an arrest, officers smelled fresh marijuana. Authorities later discovered 42 immature marijuana plants in a closet area tray, along with a functioning hydroponic operation which included lights, timers and a water reservoir. Eight full size plants were found as well as dried marijuana, court heard. Brown was sentenced July 31.

Over the limit. A pair of seniors were fined and banned from driving for a year after they admitted to operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit in separate incidents. Tom Jorgensen, 70, of Oakland failed the breathalyser in September 2015 after police responded to a vehicle crash in the Hebbs Cross area. Jorgensen, who exhibited signs of alcohol impairment, admitted to police to consuming wine earlier. He subsequently registered breathalyser readings of 210 and 200 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit for a fully-licenced driver is 80. Jorgensen, who was sentenced August 3, was fined $1,950 in addition to being sentenced to the one year driving prohibition. Meanwhile, James Gordon Norman, 77, of Liverpool registered two blood-alcohol readings of 150 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. He failed the breathalyser in April after the vehicle he was driving struck another automobile in a driveway. Norman, sentenced August 2, was fined $1,560 and ordered to pay $300 in restitution.

Refused breathalyser. A 71 year old woman was fined $1,300 and banned from driving in Canada as a result of her admission to a charge of refusing the breathalyser. Lelia Elsie Slauenwhite was the driver of a vehicle that was subject to a police traffic stop in Hebbs Cross in July. The vehicle was acting in a manner that attracted the attention of law enforcement, court heard. Slauenwhite admitted to police she'd consumed wine earlier and authorities noted signs of alcohol impairment. She, however, was unable to provide a suitable breath sample when ordered to do so. She was sentenced August 3.

Assaulted woman. A Lunenburg man is on house arrest for three months after accepting responsibility for assaulting a woman in November 2016. Brandon Lee Veinotte, 28, grabbed the woman by the back of her head by the hair and pulled during an argument, court heard. Veinotte was handed a conditional sentence and placed on a year of probation. He also must submit a DNA sample to the national databank. He was sentenced August 1.

House arrest for threats, assault. A 55 year old Lunenburg County man was handed a three month conditional sentence for uttering threats and grabbing a woman by her shoulders with enough force to put her backwards. Anthony Kenneth Lohnes of Bridgewater will be on house arrest for the first two months of his sentence with the final month being subject to a nightly curfew. He'll also be on probation for a year and must submit a DNA sample to the national databank. The incident occurred in January. Lohnes was sentenced August 1.

Breached recognizance. A Liverpool man was fined $325 and placed on a year of probation after he admitted to breaching a court order. Brian Lee Grezaud, 35, texted and called a woman while on an order to abstain from contacting her, court heard. Grezaud breached his recognizance in March. He was sentenced August 2.

Broke a window. A 50 year old man who broke a window of a woman's home was fined $260 and entered into a $500 non-cash peace bond. Derrick Francis O'Nabigon wanted to retrieve his phone from the woman's residence and put enough force onto the window to break it, court heard. The incident caused $50 damage. The incident occurred on Canada Day. O'Nabigon pleaded guilty to property mischief on August 2.

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