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Girls night out goes badly for Jessica, Akasha and Amanda

Saturday, March 29, 2014   by: Staff


Jessica Pilot, age 19 years, of Wellington Street East was arrested on Albert Street East at approximately 8 p.m. charged with two counts of possession under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

 Found on her person were two syringes containing morphine and cocaine.
She will appear in court on May 5.
Akasha Piche, age 18 years, of Trunk Road was arrested and charged with assault on two persons after police were called to the Sault Area Hospital.
She will appear in court on May 5.
Amanda Artuso age 30 of Beverly Street and Scott Masecaiz, age 25, of Kerr Drive were arrested and charged at 1:30 a.m. when their vehicle was checked on Cathcart St. at Beverly Street.
Artuso was the subject of a curfew condition of her probation and was charged with breaching that condition.
Both were also charged with possession under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act when marihuana was located in the vehicle by K9 officer Justice.
They will appear in court on May 5.
Police also attended six loud party / noise complaints and several calls for intoxicated persons overnight.

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drypaint 3/29/2014 8:15:50 AM Report

Must be end of the
jojoe71 3/29/2014 9:00:30 AM Report

Just a day in the life of the night life.
Mr. Poster 3/29/2014 10:05:44 AM Report

as the song says....Girls just wanna have fun......
harshbee 3/29/2014 10:08:45 AM Report

this news is interesting , but not necessary, why can't the media realize how many lives they affect by publishing names ? they break up families, they cause people to have suicidle thoughts, and i think people should get more respect from the media, i'm sure there's plenty of news to be delivered out there . besides our communities ,and our families who shunt people out of their lives ..
Zap 3/29/2014 10:36:08 AM Report

The war on marjuna is stupid. It would be nice if they put this much energy into fixing the health system. The other news page sault star calls it (pot)? How do they get that out of the word marjuna ? hopefully humanity moves forward out of ignorance soon.
ROBBW 3/29/2014 11:09:41 AM Report

Harshbee...very smart comment. Media should be more concerned about the community holistically and stop with all the fear mongering. Zap, why do we, as a society, want any "Mind Alerting Drugs" used for recreation? Can't we just find happiness/love/peace within ourselves? I guess some people are just that shallow or immature.
mr.jack 3/29/2014 11:22:49 AM Report

well i disagree with not putting names on sootoday or any other media sites... we the people need to know who these clowns are in our city, if these clowns feel bad or break up familes then they should of thought about what they did first... LIST THE NAMES
harry dick 3/29/2014 11:36:37 AM Report

I agree with Mr. Jack . The public needs to know who the law breakers are and where they live. These people could be in your neighbourhood trying to sell drugs to your kids. If you break the law , your right to privacy should be lost , to help protect the public, by knowing who these people are and explaining to your kids about saying no to people that try to sell you drugs.
troubador 3/29/2014 11:49:57 AM Report

You people cry when they put names in the news ,and cry when they don't..
atticus 3/29/2014 12:18:16 PM Report

Naming them is one thing ... making fun of them is another.

AlwaysAWinner 3/29/2014 12:26:10 PM Report

EXCEPT NONE ARE GUILTY YET- why don't you worry about people found guilty of crimes, not people charged. these people have been charged, none are found guilty. false arrests happen.

you fools who bring up safety, these people could be innocent yet you all label them as criminals just because they are arrested. you never heard of a false arrest?

there's no reason to publish names until they're found GUILTY. anything else is unnecessary, keep thinking names help you somehow. they don't. not until they're found guilty.
B_I 3/29/2014 12:30:45 PM Report

Knowing there names isn't about knowing if they are in your neighbourhood it's about throwing stones.
atticus 3/29/2014 12:37:19 PM Report

I have to agree, but the naming is not going away anytime soon. It is the media 's**t on' that I have a problem with. Could cause some accused to rebel in a worse way.
KBO 3/29/2014 12:52:53 PM Report

Too bad Sootoday does not have the time to have a court reporter, to find out and publish whether guilty or not and the sentence that is handed out by the courts.It is all a matter of public record,the Sault Star used to do so and still may I'm not sure.
jessiecat 3/29/2014 1:21:11 PM Report

19 years old and syringes / yikes
nitrocircus199 3/29/2014 3:24:33 PM Report

If they found drugs in their possession pretty sure they are guilty, what are they doing holding it for a friend?! Lol get outta town
shawnlynnn 3/29/2014 3:48:44 PM Report

Found with possession of syringes and drugs sounds pretty guilty to me, these people lost the right to their privacy the minute they walked outside with drugs. By providing names to the public you'd think it would make people not want to do such things. Don't want the entire Sault knowing you that you do something? Don't do it.
AlwaysAWinner 3/29/2014 4:06:06 PM Report

some people don't care what others think, especially the people in this awful town. you should not do something because its morally wrong, not because your crappy neighbours will find out. like I said, bring charged is one thing, being found guilty is another. yeah the ones caught with drugs on hand can be open and shut, what about other cases? like assault?or rape? there's false tape claims every day, and their names are published. think about being in that persons shoes. your friends, family, and employer now think you're a rapist. stuff like that causes suicides and murders. and for what, the BS excuse of public safety? if they were a risk to your safety, THEY WOULD BE IN JAIL

get a clue
Frio 3/29/2014 4:19:00 PM Report

If the people who are committing crimes and/or are a danger to the public are frequently in the police report being arrested over and over again, I tend to believe they are out in public much more than they are in jail.
shawnlynnn 3/29/2014 4:22:37 PM Report

Man relax, no one is accusing anyone of rape here and if someone is arrested for rape there is likely significant evidence behind it. Im sure this girl who assaulted two individuals at the hospital had plenty of witnesses and reason to be arrested. The other girl was breaching her probation which is a known fact and the other in possession of drugs. They all deserved to have their names known and it's as simple as that. Your real issue here isn't with people that have a different opinion than you, it's with the government because that's how things go and I doubt you'll be a winner in this one. Just remember, don't go around raping and assaulting people and you should be good to go.
AlwaysAWinner 3/29/2014 4:35:17 PM Report

ignorance at its best. so no one lies? no one lies about being raped? or who beat up who? there is LIKELY significant evidence? guess what, people are arrested on accusations alone, and its unfair for anyone charged with a crime to be labelled as a criminal without being found guilty. stop acting like no innocent people are charged. your justification is "they probably did it" which is the furthest thing from the point. the point is they're not GUILTY yet. do you count your chickens before they hatch?

they didn't DESERVE their names to be published, unless they are found GUILTY. god the soo breeds stupid at a high level
shawnlynnn 3/29/2014 4:46:19 PM Report

In these stories it is stated that these people are arrested. Which is a fact. Therefore can be publicly stated. However, it is not stated that they were proven guilty, because that is not a fact and hence not stated in the story. Therefore there is no wrong doing and what you are saying is that the public should not be aware that these persons were arrested. However, they were arrested and that is simply the truth. Also, good analogies on the subject, very convincing, counting chickens is very relatable to the posting of names on news websites.
bulletcards 3/29/2014 6:39:41 PM Report

freedom of the press and freedom of information. if you don't want your name published, then don't commit a crime. if you are that concerned about your name being seen for criminal activity it should deture you from criminal activity. can't sum it up any simpilar than that.
drypaint 3/29/2014 7:48:21 PM Report

You wanna play...? You gotta pay. Suck it up buttercups.
Mr. Poster 3/29/2014 8:47:57 PM Report

Would any of these "newsy" stories ever each the pages of the Toronto Star? I think not. Small centres where not much happens consider this news we just have to know.
AlwaysAWinner 3/29/2014 9:39:05 PM Report

"if you don't want your name published, then don't commit a crime."

how dumb are you, did you read what I said? I said these people can be INNOCENT. this doesn't mean they're guilty, that's for a judge to decide. so as much as you don't like it, they're innocent right now. yes it's easier to say the girl with drugs is guilty, but other crimes can be easily lied about.

it applies to any crime, rape, assault, whatever. just because someone is arrested doesn't mean they're guilty.
Bad Dawg 3/29/2014 10:00:59 PM Report

but rarely do cops arrest innocent law abiding people
Deano_ 3/30/2014 1:33:53 AM Report

It really doesn't matter if it is "rare" for cops to arrest those who didn't actually break the law.
People are still innocent until proven otherwise in court.
It amazes me how many dimwitted shallow morons there are in Sault Ste. Marie.
Has anyone ever thought of a lawsuit against this website?
Wouldn't be a bad idea, because posting names before someone is actually convicted can devastate people's lives. And this website is doing it so they can get more hits to make more money on advertisements.
Do you ever see LEGITIMATE news sources ever posting names before convictions?
Not in cases like this, anyway.
Right of Centre 3/30/2014 8:56:52 AM Report

"Do you ever see LEGITIMATE news sources ever posting names before convictions?
Not in cases like this, anyway."

Deano, they have also been published in The Sault Star.
troubador 3/30/2014 11:17:29 AM Report

Deano,,maybe there are not as many "dimwitted shallow morons" in our town as you think,maybe only "dimwitted shallow morons"post on this site
allthingscrimson1 3/31/2014 1:38:41 PM Report

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure names are not published for offenses such as rape, domestic assault or child abuse to protect the victims.
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