May Court Report

| May 27, 2015

gavel_courtThe Alberta Justice Court convened on Monday, May 25 at Fox Creek Provincial Court. Judge, J. A Watson, presided.

Scheduled to appear were 36 adults who were facing 105 charges. Eight adults were scheduled for trial and there was one youth matters. Seven warrants were issued, two matters were quashed and of the 28 traffic tickets; 19 were for speeding.



Ryan Keller was convicted in absence a $156 fine for speeding.

Matthew Shepard pled guilty to a failure to abide by the rules of the road charge and was fined $248.

Jeffrey Lundih pled guilty to a transporting liquor charge and was fined $115.

Shelby Schroeder pled guilty and was fined $172 for exceeding the maximum speed limit.

Tyler Toussaint pled guilty and was fined $300 for exceeding the maximum speed limit.


Impaired Driving

Robert Snarr pled guilty to driving over .80, providing a false name to authorities and obstructing a police officer. He was prohibited his driver’s license for one year and fined $1000 and $1500.

Melvyn Zwarich pled guilty to driving over .80 and was prohibited his driver’s license for one year and fined $1000.


Peace Bonds

Barry Eastman entered into a one year peace bond, facing an assault charge.

Scott Birdsell entered a guilty plea for assault and was fined $300.


Waived charges

Ryan Christie remains a prisoner in British Columbia. His break and enter charges and mischief to property matters were waived to the Surrey, B.C Provincial Court for June 24, 2015. The crown attorney requested, and was granted, a warrant to hold for four months be in place in Fox Creek.

The next Provincial Court date in Fox Creek is June 22nd.



Editor’s note: The Fox Creek School Grade Eight class and their teacher, Mrs. Kim Garbe attended the court session on May 25th as part of their option, Forensic Science class.

The majority of the students commented that court was “very intimidating.”

The Grade

The Grade Eight class during a break at the May 25th Fox Creek Provincial Court session they attended as part of their option Forensic Science Class.

Judge Watson welcomed the class, complimented the group for their behavior and addressed any questions they had. He explained he was a lawyer for 35 years, prior to being appointed a judge for the past ten years.

“I am very pleased you came,” said Judge Watson.


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