(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A 19-year-old Braiden Trimboli appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service Station (Hotel Balmoral). He made his appearance by video in front of Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill. Crown Attorney VanKessel was present as well as a law student on behalf of Branden Sasevich.
Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service arrested Trimboli after recovering a stolen Toyota Tundra truck that he is alleged to have been in possession of. They also located a set of stolen plates also alleged to be in Trimboli’s possession. The truck had sustained damage, believed to have been caused by Trimboli.
Trimboli is facing the following criminal charges:
- Possession of a stolen Toyota Truck worth over $5000.
- Possession of stolen licence plates.
- Mischief causing damage under $5000.
The Crown states that this is a Crown-onus situtaion, but that they intend to show the courts why Trimboli should be held in jail. A Crown-onus situation means that the Crown has to show the courts why Trimboli should remain in jail, for him to stay detained.
Further, the court hears from the Crown that there are concerns surrounding the secondary grounds should Trimboli be released. We also hear that there is a bail plan already in the works for Trimboli’s release, but it appears there is nothing that satisfies the Crown’s concerns today.
The Crown requests that Trimboli be ordered not to contact 4 people while he is held in jail.
Sasevich’s law student requests a remand until tomorrow so that Sasevich has time to finishing crafting Trimboli’s bail plan. The request is granted and Trimboli is escorted back into his cell at the Thunder Bay Police Service station. He will remain in jail until at least tomorrow. Soon he will be transported to the overcrowded and undermanned Thunder Bay District Jail A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”.
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