(DRYDEN, ON) – A woman’s attempt to make off with a delicious package of cooked ribs was thwarted yesterday, on July 12th. Allegations are that the woman entered the Safeway in Dryden, Ontario and attempted to make her escape with stolen ribs in tow.
Officers with the Dryden Police Service responded to the scene and arrested the woman. She was charged with theft under $5000. Police also arrested her on the strength of two warrants. The first warrant was for two failing to appear in court charges and the second warrant was for Criminal Negligence and Failure to provide the necessities of life x3.
Details about the charges stemming from the warrants were not revealed in court.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court via telephone from the Dryden Police Service station this morning is 25-year-old Alisha Day. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Delaney and duty counsel lawyer Morris.
The Crown states this is a reverse-onus situation, meaning Day would have to show the court why she should be released. Further, there are concerns on both the primary and secondary grounds regarding her release. Primary ground concerns means the Crown believes there is substantial risk that the accused might not return to court. Secondary ground concerns means the Crown believes that the accused is likely to reoffend or become a public safety concern. Consent to be released is strongly opposed.
Duty counsel speaks to Day in the privacy room and upon returns has a brief discussion with the Crown. After speaking to the Crown at the request of Day, duty counsel states that the Crown’s position has not changed and asks for a remand to a Sioux Lookout bail court on Monday.
The request is granted and Day is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, where she will have another chance at being released from jail.
PRO TIP: Tony Roma’s has all you can eat ribs on Monday’s for only $15.
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