Court Report

Grow-op conviction and petty crimes with addiction

Slave Lake
Provincial Court
June 26, 2019
Judge A. Chrenek

Appearing via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre, Corey Alfred Auger (27) pled guilty to assault and two counts of breach of condition.
On April 12, 2019, Auger and another individual tried to enter a Slave Lake business, the crown said. Auger was intoxicated. The owner asked to speak with them outside. Auger charged at the complainant and punched him in the face three times, then left the scene. He was under conditions not to be intoxicated outside of his home.
On June 16, 2019, at 2:24 p.m., police received a complaint that Auger was intoxicated and yelling, the crown said. When police arrived, he had left the scene. They found him hiding in a trailer.
Auger mentioned his alcohol addiction.
Auger was sentenced to 90 days for assault, 30 days concurrent for the first breach and 15 days consecutive for the second, less 12 days credit, so 93 days remaining.

Kyle Desmond Beaver (25) appeared via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre to plead guilty to shoplifting under $5,000, mischief and failure to comply.
In February 2019, Beaver was released on conditions to report to a bail supervisor, the crown said. On March 6, he didn’t attend.
On May 9, 2019, Beaver entered the Slave Lake Walmart, the prosecutor said. He started to fill a bag with video games. Staff are very familiar with him. They confronted him and called the police. The items he attempted to steal cost around $650.
On June 4, 2019, Beaver broke into an apartment building, the crown said. There is security video of him picking the building lock and mail boxes. He was not able to steal any mail.
Beaver’s biggest problem is drug addiction, the defence said.
Beaver was fined $150 for failure to comply. He was sentenced to 90 days total, 45 days consecutive for each shoplifting and mischief, and 12 months probation.

Appearing via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre, Rhonda Roxy Cardinal (28) pled guilty to resisting a peace officer, possession of stolen property, failure to appear and two breaches of conditions. Under the Traffic Safety Act, she pled guilty to driving without insurance.
On March 9, 2019, police were watching a vehicle in Slave Lake, the crown said. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over. It sped through town endangering people. After a high speed chase, police stopped the vehicle on the highway with a spike belt.
Cardinal and other occupants fled, the prosecutor said. The police found and arrested all of them. Cardinal was under conditions to have no contact with one of the other occupants.
Cardinal missed a court date.
Police pulled over a vehicle that Cardinal was driving, the crown said. She was under conditions not to be in a vehicle without the registered owner. The passenger was not the registered owner. Cardinal was not insured to drive that car.
In the car, the police found a container with personal items such as kitchen stuff and art supplies which had been stolen during a break and enter.
Defence mentioned her struggle with alcohol addiction.
Cardinal was sentenced to 30 days concurrent for breach of condition and resisting a peace officer. She was sentenced to 30 days consecutive for the second breach and 14 days consecutive for possession. For failure to appear, she was fined $100. She received the minimum fine of $2,875 for driving without insurance, no time to pay was given. The 45 days default time will run concurrently.
The total sentence was 74 days, less six days credit, so 68 days left to serve.

Bobby Gene Carmichael (44) appeared via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre to enter a guilty plea to three counts of possession of stolen property.
On April 24, 2019, police received a report of a break and enter at a residence where some property was stolen, the crown said. Police interviewed a witness who saw a male riding a bicycle with a distinctive baby chariot attached.
Carmichael is known to ride such a bike, the crown said. At a traffic stop, police came across Carmichael riding his bike. Police searched an area where Carmichael stored some things. They found a snowboard, snowboard case, and painting supplies, which were stolen during the April 24 break in.
On May 5, an officer in a patrol car saw Carmichael riding his bike, the crown said. A search of his backpack revealed valves stolen from Apex Wells and a cell phone stolen from another individual.
Defence mentioned Carmichael’s meth addiction.
A joint submission was made for 90 days concurrent for each count.
Sentencing will be on September 10.

Sheena Janelle Auger (27) pled guilty to uttering a forged document, fraud under $5,000, identity fraud, and breach.
On Feb. 26, 2019, Auger entered the Slave Lake Winks, the crown said. She handed the cashier a cheque for $388 and another person’s Indian status card with a photo of her. The cashier said they were going to contact the RCMP to verify the ID.
Auger left the store, the prosecutor said. The police contacted the owner of the ID. The last time he and Auger were together, she stole both.
On March 14, 2019, while under an undertaking to abstain from alcohol, police found Auger heavily intoxicated.
Auger was sentenced to 12 months probation with the main conditions not to go to Slave Lake Winks and take addiction treatment and counselling. She was fined $200 for breach of conditions.

Leonard Rene Cyr (67) pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance for trafficking, and two counts each of careless use of and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
On September 14, 2018 at 4:52 a.m., the person living in the basement of Cyr’s house called 911 to report a possible break in, the federal prosecutor said. Slave Lake RCMP responded. The person entering the house was Cyr’s guest. However, the RCMP noticed a large amount of marijuana growing in the house.
It was a grow-op, the prosecutor said. There was 1,640 grams of marijuana. Being under three kg, the prosecutor and defence were able to suggest a conditional sentence.
The gun charges were for one handgun and two rifles, the federal prosecutor said. All of which were carelessly stored. Cyr didn’t have a license.
Most of the cannabis was for Cyr’s use, the defence said.
For possession for trafficking, Cyr was sentenced to an 18 month conditional sentence. The first nine months are house arrest. The remainder are probation. For the gun charges, he was sentenced to four months concurrent and a mandatory weapons prohibition.

Jordan Peter Gladue pled guilty to disobeying a court order. An agent presented his written guilty plea.
On July 10, 2018, Gladue entered into a common law peace bond with conditions to report to a probation officer and have no contact with an individual, the crown prosecutor said. Gladue initially reported. The last meeting he attended was September 21, 2018.
On October 5, he missed an appointment. On November 7, he left a voice mail saying he would come the next day, but didn’t show up.
Gladue was fined $300.

Tasha Jean Laframboise (29) pled guilty to shop-breaking and theft and failure to appear.
On January 7, 2019, police were called to a break and enter at an oil lease, the crown said. The security camera caught two individuals breaking the lock.
There was a GPS tracker on a stolen item, the crown said. Police tracked this to a scrap yard. One of the perpetrators was identified from the scrap yard security camera. Investigation revealed that Laframboise was involved.
Laframboise missed a court date.
Defence mentioned her struggle with addiction.
Laframboise was sentenced to 60 days intermittent custody for shop breaking and theft. For failure to appear, she was fined $100.

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