‘What the public doesn’t hear about’ project Week III

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Oh, what a week it’s been.

Monday

[PUBLIC HOLIDAY, COURTS CLOSED] No Briefing. Media were e-mailed a notification that sex offender Winston George Thomas was slated for release and due to take up residence in the city.

Tuesday

Media briefing held. 5 things on the docket – a cadet recruit class application notification, a strong arm robbery arrest, two police vehicle chases [one in which a guy was shocked with a Taser] and ag assault with a weapon arrest.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

[For brevities sake: PO = probation order; recog = bail]

Catch and release? Here’s proof. What a weekend it was for that, and crime overall. This seems more than usual because courts were closed on Monday.

  • Male, aggravated assault [not released]
  • Male, fail POx2
  • Female, fail recog x2
  • Male, fail recog (on charge for public indecency and possession of weapon dangerous)
  • Male, robbery with firearm, 8x weapons offences [police released on this]
  • Male, robbery with firearm, weapons offences, fail conditions of prior release
  • Female, assault
  • Female, fail PO
  • Male, fail release conditions x2, fail abstain alcohol
  • Male, utter threats
  • Male, assault peace officer
  • Male, fail PO, theft over $5,000 [vehicle], house break enter and theft, drunk driving, operate over .08
  • Male, HTA
  • Female, fail bail conditions – abstain
  • Male, assault peace officer, fail PO
  • Male, fail POx2
  • Male, fail to attend court
  • Male, fail POx2 – 3x HTA [arrested during traffic stop]
  • Male, fail report bail supervision
  • Male, fail conditions of youth sentence, fail POx2, mischief under $5,000 x2
  • Male, fail recog x2
  • Male, drug trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, fail youth sentence x2
  • Male, fail recog x2
  • Female, theft under $5,000, mischief under $5,000, assault
  • Male, fail report bail supervision, fail attend court
  • Male, fail PO
  • Male, fail bail conditions
  • Female, utter threats
  • Female, fail conditions, fail PO, fail attend court
  • Male, possess weapon dangerous, violation of court ordered weapons ban, 7x conditional sentence breach
  • Male, Assault, carry concealed weapon, utter threats, point firearm, possession dangerous – wanted on aggravated assault from June 19 [home invasion] Police released on this
  • Male, robbery with imitation weapon x3, possess weapon dangerous
  • Male, robbery with firearm, fraud under $5,000
  • Male, fail PO, carry conceal, possess weapon dangerous, fail bail condition, HTA
  • Male, assault, utter threats, cause public disturbance
  • Male, fail report bail supervision
  • Female, house break and enter with intent to commit robbery or violence
  • Male, fail POx2
  • Male, fail POx2
  • Female, Murder 2nd degree, aggravated assault, fail report bail supervision, fail attend court, fail bail x5 [Police released on this – it’s the woman accused of killing Mike Allan – tons on this here in prior posts]
  • Male, fail attend (pending on mischief/damage to car over $5,000, possess weapon dangerous
  • Male, drunk-driving, fail stop scene of an accident, HTA, alc over .08
  • Male, fail report bail supervision
  • Male, carry conceal, assault with weapon, possess weapon dangerous
  • Female, assault, obstruct peace officer (pending on a theft under warrant from 2005 and 3x fail attend breaches)
  • Male, drive dangerous, obstruct peace officer, flight from police, fail PO, HTA x2 (pending on assault w/weapon cause bodily harm x2, fail PO and uttering threats)
  • Female, assault x2 (pending on 4x fail bail conditions)
  • Male, fail bail

There was also, I should note, a fatal drunk-driving-related crash in Berens River that RCMP did not release on. Happened on Saturday – no comment from RCMP even when requested on Tuesday.

Five days after, they issue an emailed statement that was hella confusing.

Wednesday

No media briefing, but info e-mailed out. On the sheet is: A commercial robbery [request for assistance/info], an assault with a weapon [request for assistance] and a missing person [request for assistance]. No arrests are announced.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, 2x fail conditional sentence
  • Male, uttering threats x8, fail restraining order [non-domestic] x4, fail bail x3, use firearm, carry conceal, possession for dangerous purpose
  • Male, mischief to property under $5,000, possess break in tools, possession weapon for danger. purp, possession of stolen car, fail probation, possess property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Female, flight from PO, operate disqualified, fail conditional sentence x2
  • Female, assault cause bodily harm x2, fail bail
  • Male, 2x fail bail conditions … pending on house break/enter commit mischief, counterfeiting, forgery x2, credit card fraud, counterfeiting [possess counterfeit markings], forgery [obtained by instrument based on forged document] and fail to attend court
  • Male, utter threats, fail PO x2, fail release from police custody x3
  • Male, assault cause bodily harm, assault, fail PO x4, utter threats x2, fail bail x4 [including not possess weapons]
  • Male, 4x possession purpose trafficking, possession of criminal property under $5,000 [drug money], careless shipping of a firearm, possession dangerous purpose, 3x unauthorized possession, 5x bail breaches [pending on robbery with a weapon, mischief, unauthorized possession, possess weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Male, 6x fail youth sentence [four for being in car when not allowed to be], HTA, drive dangerous, flight from PO, theft of car, theft of car
  • Female [this one’s interesting, upcoming blog] 9x HTA – mostly driving disqualified in span of a few months – and a PO breach for a drug conviction

Thursday

Media briefing held, an inspector is made available to talk about new federal legislation regarding criminal organizations/and the daily blotter is about a commercial robbery, a ‘foot pursuit’ arrest and a break and enter.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, fail PO x2, possession of stolen car, possess criminal property x2, flight PO, personation ID fraud, drug possession x2 and 3x HTA [police released on this – the ‘foot pursuit’ arrest]
  • Male, fraud, obtain credit fraudulently under $5,000, fraud under $5,000 x2, fail POx3
  • Male, fail attend
  • Male, fail attend court, fail bail [pending on possess stolen car and break, enter and theft]
  • Male, fail PO
  • Male, (Gene Malcolm) drug trafficking, possess property obtained by crime, 3x fail bail, 6x weapons charges [a firearm]
  • Male, assault PO, assault, obstruction, resist PO, fail youth sentence
  • Male, fail bail
  • Female, theft under $5,000, fail bail x2, fail youth sentence x2

Friday

Media briefing is held: on the list is … a homicide, a shooting, a commercial robbery arrest and an assault arrest.

Now, on the adult criminal intake docket [people arrested and locked up] from the weekend – does not include domestic violence-related arrests, youths arrested or people arrested and released on a promise to appear. Neither does it include RCMP arrests resulting in people being locked up in Winnipeg, which show up on the docket.

  • Male, 2 x bail breach, possess weapon x2 [pending on 3x breach, fail attend court, assault with weapon, mischief to property under $5,000
  • Male, drug trafficking, possess criminal property under $5,000, possess firearm, careless storage, 2x weapons offence and mischief
  • Male, drug trafficking, possess criminal property $5,000, possess weapon dangerous, careless storage and 5x bail breaches
  • Female, drug trafficking, possess criminal property $5,000, possess weapon dangerous, careless storage and 3x bail breaches [is pending on weapons prohibition breach, drug trafficking and break, enter and theft
  • Male, house break enter with intent to commit an offence, possess break in tools, 2x bail breach
  • Female, drug possession, fail PO [pending on 2x fail youth sentence, discharge firearm with intent to wound [four-year mandatory minimum, aggravated assault, breach of court-order and weapons ban breach from Bloodvein…she was arrested Thursday in Winnipeg]
  • Male, assault PO, utter threats, mischief, cause disturbance [pending on assault, mischief and fail attend court]
  • Male, fail youth sentence x5, fail attend court
  • Female, theft under $5,000 x2, fail attend court and breach of bail
  • Female, breach bail x4 [pending on assault cause bodily harm, fail bail x2, breach court order and theft under $5,000 from 2007]
  • Male, HTA, drug-trafficking, attend court, bail breach x4
  • Male, theft under $5,000
  • Male, fail bail
  • Male, robbery with weapon, point firearm, 3x weapons offences
  • Male, uttering threats

Note: virtually every single person arrested this week and last weekend [and these are just scratching the surface] was out on bail or probation or other court-imposed conditions and is back in custody.

Is it any great mystery why morale in the system is so low? Why the system is so slow?

If I was a police officer, or probation official or Crown, I’d be beside myself.

It’s boom times for defence lawyers, if you can get the client to pay.


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