(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station is a 27-year-old male, Keith James Surgenor.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Andrea Mason and duty counsel lawyer Andrew Stewart.
Surgenor is facing the following charges:
- Failure to comply with conditions (do not contact 3 people)
- Break and enter to commit and indictable offence (theft)
He was also arrested for an outstanding warrant that alleges between January and March of 2018, he failed to report to his probation officer, resulting in the charge:
- Failure to comply with probation order
The Crown is opposed to Surgenor’s release, and state that he allegedly attended the address of someone he is not supposed to have any contact with numerous times.
Allegations say that he attended this address so many times that the complainant had to move.
The Crown is opposed to Surgenor’s release due to secondary ground concerns, the Crown is also asking for a section 516(2) order naming the complainant and one other person.
Secondary ground concerns indicate the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to reoffend or become a public safety concern is substantial.
A 516(2) order means that the Crown is requesting that the accused not be permitted to contact the people named while they are in custody, whether directly or indirectly.
Duty counsel requests a remand to a future date.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Leaman orders Surgenor remanded into custody.
Surgenor then appears to beg to be released on a “promise to appear”, and indicates he has to work.
His Worship Leaman informs Surgenor that a promise to appear is not an option, and that the Crown is opposed to his release.
Surgenor appears to continue to beg to be released, and starts reciting his work schedule.
His Worship again reminds him that he will have a chance to be released, but not today.
Surgenor is escorted back to his cell at the Thunder Bay Police Station where he is awaiting to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail.
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