(THUNDER BAY, ON) – SECURITY GUARD ASSAULTED AND LIBRARY PHONE DESTROYED.
A 28 year old VERONICA GEORGINA LYNN SKUNK and 25 year old JUSTIN ESQUEGA appeared via video from Thunder Bay Police Station on Sunday March 10,2019.
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach is presiding. Provincial Crown Tiffany Boisvert is here along with Duty Counsel Lianne Roberge.
First up is SKUNK. She just got released on recognizance with a surety on March 5,2019 for an alleged aggravated assault at the marina overpass.
SKUNK is wearing a white and black shirt that says ‘VIBES’.
Court hears allegations that SKUNK & ESQUEGA were intoxicated at the Waverly Library located at 285 Red River Road on Saturday afternoon. It’s further alleged they were embroiled in a heated argument when security approached asking them to leave.
ESQUEGA allegedly punched the security guard while SKUNK destroyed the library phone. TBPS Officers arrived and recognized SKUNK knowing she was on conditions.
ESQUEGA allegedly obstructed police by trying to stop the lawful arrest of SKUNK. ESQUEGA was on a probation order from July 26,2018 and faces and additional breach charge.
ESQUEGA has an assault, obstruction and breach charge. He’s released on an undertaking with conditions to stay away from the library and report his address within 24 hours. His next court appearance is April 2,2019.
SKUNK is at the top of the bail ladder. She’s remanded into custody. She appeared again on Monday by video and is remanded into custody.
As per usual practice, no notification to the public from the Director of Communications at TBPS about this incident.
FEBRUARY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
Thunder Bay Police were travelling down Water Street the afternoon of February 16,2019 when they witnessed a male allegedly being assaulted on the pedestrian bridge.
Officers witnessed both VERONICA SKUNK and JESSIE CHAPAIS allegedly kicking and stomping the male victim in the head while on the ground. Officers went to intervene and make arrests. SKUNK threatened to spit in one officer’s face and CHAPAIS was obstructing police.
The young indigenous male victim was taken to hospital with broken jaw and multiple head injuries. He remains in hospital recovering from this vicious attack.
Inside Edition sources indicate that the victim would most likely have died had the TBPS officers not happened to come by.
VERONICA SKUNK is facing 4 criminal charges.
- assault causing bodily harm
- resisting arrest
- failure to comply X 2
She has a lengthy criminal history and most recently charged in December 2018 with a 6 year welfare fraud in Thunder Bay as well as an assault that was being diverted through the Indigenous People’s Court.