(GREENSTONE, ON) – Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning, via video link from the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police detachment is 27-year-old Kalvin Godin. He was arrested on September 26th by OPP officers and has been charged a number of times regarding allegations of breaching his bail conditions.
Kalvin Godin was arrested and charged after a brutal home invasion happened in Geraldton which resulted in one man being sent to The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Devine was presiding this morning along with Crown Attorney Afton Brown and duty counsel lawyer Brennen Sacevich. Godin’s new charges are:
- Breaching bail condition (reside with surety).
- Breaching bail condition (be amendable to the rules and discipline of your surety).
- Breaching bail condition (curfew 10pm to 6am).
- Breaching bail condition (stay out of Geraldton unless for medical purposes or accompanied by either your surety, father, or for court purposes).
The Crown refuses to release Godin today. Godin declines to speak with duty counsel initally but eventually accepts their help. After speaking to duty counsel, Godin is scheduled to appear in court on October 3rd and has chosen famed criminal defence lawyer David Bruzzese as his counsel of choice.
Godin will remain in jail until at least his next court appearance. He will be transported down to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail (A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”).
HISTORY ON GODIN
JULY 14, 2019 (GREENSTONE, ON) – A recent and very concerning incident has unfolded in Geraldton at a home that was the residence of a member of the community.
We have been told that a woman was visiting the man’s home in the 700 block of First Avenue East and once he had fallen asleep for the evening, she had let two other men into the house. One of the men was wearing a mask. Then the two males and possibly the female started to beat the home owner with a crow bar and drill. There was also a pellet gun involved as well as the victim being stabbed multiple times.
Sources further indicate that it is alleged the trio dragged the man out of the home and tried to put him in the back of a vehicle but was disrupted by the Ontario Provincial Police responding to the home as a person in the area dialed 911.
The trio fled the scene and a media release asking the public to locate a male and female was released. The second male was wearing a mask during the incident so his identity was not confirmed at the time. The trio are believed to be actively involved in the crystal methamphetamine trade. The home owner/victim does not have anything to do with crystal methamphetamine. The victim was robbed of a few hundred dollars and is currently at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in unrecognizable condition due to the severe beating that almost took his life.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning is 27-year-old Kalvin Godin. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and M. Haque. Duty counsel is also present.
Godin has been arrested in relation to the incident alleged above. He is believed to have been the masked individual.
Godin has been charged with the following charges stemming from the July 12th incident:
- Robbery with a knife.
- Theft of a debit card.
- Break and enter to commit assault (home invasion).
- Assault with a weapon x3.
- Aggravated assault.
- Uttering threats to cause bodily harm.
Godin was ordered to be held in custody pending a Wednesday court date. Brynn and Delaney remain at large.
PREVIOUS MEDIA RELEASE
On July 12. 2019 at approximately 5:30 a.m. members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a robbery that occurred at a residence on First Street in the City of Geraldton.
The assailants left the residence and Police are currently searching for :
- Delaney BAXTER (25 year old male).
- Brynn SHAWAYAHAMISH (20 year old female)
Both suspects are from Greenstone and are wanted in relation to the following Criminal Code offences:
- Being unlawfully in a Dwelling House
- Aggravated Assault
- Uttering Threats
The North West Region Crime Unit is currently investigating the incident and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Sources indicate that the two may have fled to a northern reserve.
HISTORY ON BAXTER
GREENSTONE OPP OFFICER GETS SPIT ON BY MAN FROM OGOKI POST. (By: Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition)
A 25 year old DELANEY BAXTER was arrested yesterday, Wednesday March 27,2019 about 2pm in the afternoon on Main Street in Geraldton. BAXTER allegedly followed a woman, threw her to the ground and slapped her.
He has a previous charge of assaulting the same woman.
Sources indicate that while being transported to the OPP Station that a handcuffed BAXTER began smashing his face against the partition in the police vehicle. Police transported him to hospital for treatment where he allegedly spit in the officer’s face and received another assault charge.
BAXTER was released with conditions to go live in Ogoki Post. He has a future court date in Geraldton.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, any information regarding these incidents can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at http://www.p3tips.com/273
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