Court Report – December

| January 7, 2015

gavel_courtThe Alberta Justice Court convened Monday, December 22. Judge, J. A Watson, presided.

Scheduled to appear: 30 adults were facing 92 charges; 16 of those charges involved people making their first appearance. 12 adults were scheduled for trial and there were three youth matters. Six warrants issued and six charges were withdrawn or dismissed.


Marius Betz was convicted in absence a fine of $57 for improper parallel parking.

Ryan Thompson was convicted in absence for $172 for failure to obey traffic laws.

Joel Toth was convicted in absence a $156 fine for speeding.

Mayor Verma was fined $172 for failure to obey traffic laws.

Samuel Walters was fined $402 for a careless driving charge.

James Renwick was fined $1500 and granted one month to pay, for a careless driving charge.

Branistav Leskovac pled guilty to assault with a weapon and failure to appear. Judge Watson ordered a $100 fine, $1000 fine, a day in jail and a dna order. He was also granted time to pay until June 30th, 2015. The Crown Attorney described the event as “young drunk foolishness, a bar fight at the Grizzly tavern, where he brought a pool cue to the fight.”

Bryan Santa entered a guilty plea of theft of diesel and was granted a $1000 fine, 18 months’ probation and granted two months to pay.

Kelly Jewitt was convicted in absence a fine of $172 for failure to obey traffic laws.

Melvin Richard was found guilty following a one witness trail, after being stopped by a RCMP Transportation Officer five kilometers east of the 947 road on Jan. 22, 2014. The Judge ordered a $350 fine for outer logs not secured and a $150 ticket for failure to provide information.

Jody Willis was fined two tickets, $287 for failure to stop at a stop sign and $100 for a possession charge, following a two witness trial from a February 26, 2014 incident.

Time Served

Crystal Beaudry pled guilty of a possession of a stolen vehicle and speeding, from a pursuit on a lease road on October 6, 2013. She was in custody of other matters and Judge Watson granted time served/90 days.


Probation/Peace Bond

Cody McGrath pled guilty to assault and mischief, following a complaint by two women. He was served one day in jail, 12 months’ probation, a no contact order with the complaint and restitution of $500.

Rachel Nokadlak pled guilty to an assault charge and was granted a one year peace bond.

Valene Gallinger pled guilty to assault causing bodily harm, following the RCMP called to a domestic disturbance on Dec. 13, 2014. She was served a 12 month conditional probation.


The next Provincial Court date in Fox Creek is January 26, 2015.

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