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OPP lay charges in Havilland standoff

Friday, April 04, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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(Havilland Township, ON) – Shortly after 12 pm on April 3, 2014, a male and a female were arrested and taken into custody as a result of a police standoff at a residence in the 6000 block of Highway 17 north.

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police arrested and charged 24-year-old Trevor Justin FREDIN of Bory’s Place, Hinton, AB with the following offences: three counts of Break and Enter; one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; one count of Fail to Stop for police; four counts of Failing to Comply with Recognizance; one count of Failing to comply with Probation order; one count of Mischief under $5000; one count of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and one count of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.   

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing today in Provincial Court, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Sault Ste. Marie OPP also arrested and charged 40 year old Maria Michelle MILLS of no fixed address with the following offences: one count of Break and Enter; one count of Mischief under $5000; one count of Possession of Stolen Property under $5000; three counts of Failing to Comply with Probation Order; and three counts of Failing to Comply with Recognizance.

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing today in Provincial Court, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

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Earlier SooToday.com coverage of this story:

Suspects arrested after Batchawana Bay standoff (updated)

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TFinn 4/4/2014 9:53:58 AM Report

Bail ...lol ...really. ???
rocketman 4/4/2014 10:05:17 AM Report

what about the gas didnt pay for up by wawa or is that not theft anymore,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.
bruno-b 4/4/2014 10:05:54 AM Report

I find it hard to grasp that the OPP would deploy a spike belt and then not follow closely behind,giving these suspect enough time to attempt to break into two summer residents, The OPP endangered the public by not apprehending these two right at the highway ..18 OPP cars and trucks and tactical unit just shows the incompetence and overkill by the OPP
ThinkAgain 4/4/2014 10:05:57 AM Report

And what did it cost the tax payer (35+ cops plus 12+ vehicles used)

And they say Bail court, lol
superior87 4/4/2014 10:17:54 AM Report

Yes, a bail hearing is a constitutionally guaranteed right of all citizens of Canada.

But don't let a little thing like facts get in the way of some good uninformed complaining.
Krusto 4/4/2014 10:20:26 AM Report

Bruno before you shoot your mouth off try and read the whole story!!! You might see there are firearms offences being laid as well. You don't know all the facts so unless you were one of the officers involved at the time, don't try attempt to be the arm chair quarter back and act like it's another typical police overkill
Brietsy 4/4/2014 10:24:08 AM Report

I said this before, and I'll say it again, I'd like to see the costs of arresting someone come out of the criminal's pockets. or garnished from their wages. or welfare cheques. or prison salaries. or whatever the heck money they get. even if it takes 15 years to get it all back.
ranny 4/4/2014 10:27:29 AM Report

@bruno-b Yes, it's the police fault for everything. How would you approach the situation? Please enlist and apply as an OPP or City Police and show us what a law enforcement should really do. :) You do realized at the time they had a weapon? I'm sure they're nice people in your book and should be given another chance in life. Perhaps you like to give them room and board and support? :)
superior87 4/4/2014 10:29:35 AM Report

Brietsy - then you'll have a situation where a person released from prison will have a difficult time rehabilitating and reintegrating into society if their wages are garnished/they have to pay for the next however many years. Then you'll get situations where these people get out, get stuck in a cycle of poverty, and the same sorts of things will continue to happen.

There's no perfect system. Tax money goes into providing essential services like police forces. It's not really realistic to fund it through convicted person's as they tend to be low-to-no income earners generally.
ThinkAgain 4/4/2014 10:31:28 AM Report

@Brietsy

I agree with you 100%, its time to change the already failing system we now call "fair".
Brietsy 4/4/2014 10:40:05 AM Report

I'm just thinking that jail time costs a boatload of money (someone keeps posting a 113K/year number around here) and prison, while not good per se, is not neccisarily a step down.

What I figure, is that upon release, or after getting sentanced, or whatever, they should be sat down with essentially a debt councillor, and a payment plan should be drafted. Not enough to keep these people down entirely, but enough to repay society, over time. A

s their financial situations improve or decline, the payments would get bigger or smaller. Same as if you were trying to pay off any other government backed loan (like a stuident loan).
Ohwow 4/4/2014 10:42:02 AM Report

I blame the PUC for this..
Jitterbug 4/4/2014 10:45:05 AM Report

Can someone fill me in on why The orilla police involved are they trained different. We do have a special law enforcement unit here.
bounder 4/4/2014 10:57:33 AM Report

How do you lay charges, woops mind in the gutter again.
Brietsy 4/4/2014 11:00:17 AM Report

It involves handcuffs?
iamtc 4/4/2014 11:20:18 AM Report

These people wanted to come here for the tap water
superior87 4/4/2014 11:25:07 AM Report

Brietsy - "I'm just thinking that jail time costs a boatload of money (someone keeps posting a 113K/year number around here) and prison, while not good per se, is not neccisarily a step down."

What do you mean by this?
Brietsy 4/4/2014 11:44:25 AM Report

To someone living in a home without electricity, or where the heat goes out fairly regularly, prison is not a good thing (you know, loss of privacy and loss of freedom) but it's 3 hot meals a day, and not going cold at night. that's what I meant.

and someone has been posting on the comment threads a lot lately about a study saying that it's 113K per year to keep a convict in prison
ThinkAgain 4/4/2014 11:44:26 AM Report

Sault Ste Marie attracts "tourists" anyway they can.
superior87 4/4/2014 11:50:34 AM Report

Brietsy - maybe for some that is the case, but it is still a loss of your freedom which is arguably the most important thing a person has. That is a VERY serious thing to lose, even if you are in a struggling or difficult situation. That is why sending someone to prison and taking away their liberty is not a decision taken on lightly by the people in a position to do so.
Brietsy 4/4/2014 12:02:20 PM Report

I never said it was to be decided lightly. I'm just saying that it is expensive.

I have read about people who, especially in winter, would use it as a way to not freeze to death. Hit a guy, get a 6 month stay, etc.

I'm not saying it's right. I'm not saying it's good. I wish it was not the case, but it is what I have found.
Sam C 4/4/2014 12:04:34 PM Report

Briesty... A criminal's wages...? Just where is it you think criminals work?

We have Police to do just what they have done in this situation and others. They are not, and should not be, working on a "cost-recovery" basis. That's like saying if your house burns down you should have to repay the Fire Department.



Brietsy 4/4/2014 12:12:23 PM Report

Criminals in penitentiary recieve a stipend. and it is not like paying for the fire fighters to save your house, unless you are burning it down.

In reality, what I'm suggesting is less focused on the cost recovery, and more as a deterent to criminals.

I'm just trying to figure out a way to make criminals not want to do crime. what if it cost them real money if they were caught? not just returning what they stole, but paying for the whole process?
Hamguy 4/4/2014 12:14:26 PM Report

To jitterbug:
The Police from Orillia are members of the OPP. They are a special trained unit for situations like this.
Matti 4/4/2014 1:46:35 PM Report

@ OWOW, YOU are a mindless idiot who is clearly uneducated. LOSER
Brietsy 4/4/2014 2:15:26 PM Report

he can't be that bad. he successfully troll baited you.
What it is. 4/4/2014 3:26:48 PM Report

Cops do nice job.
Frio 4/4/2014 4:27:35 PM Report

Breitsy the death penalty, chain gangs, hard labour, dungeon prison conditions,longer sentences etc. have a long history and have not been successful at deterring that percentage of the population that does not care about what the law says because they don't really care.. It is ridiculous to expect criminally minded people who are full time parasites on society and social programs to pay for anything related to their criminal activities.
Ohwow 4/4/2014 5:05:21 PM Report

@ matti
I feel sorry for you...
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