Judge tells man to ‘stop spending your family’s money’ on fines
January 13, 2021
Judge G.W. Paul
Dylan Julian Noskiye was in custody. On his behalf, his lawyer entered guilty pleas to 11 crimes, many of them weapons offences. A Gladue Report and Agreed Statement of Facts were ordered. Sentencing will be May 5, 2021.
The crimes were from three batches of offences. The dates and details were not read in.
The first eight crimes were from one group of offences. These were failure to comply (x3), use a firearm in the commission of an offence, carry a concealed weapon, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, possession of a weapon contrary to an order, and assault with a weapon causing bodily harm.
Noskiye also pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and another failure to comply from another incident.
The final crime was possession of a weapon contrary to an order.
Kimberly McInnis (41), of Slave Lake, pled guilty to possession of a forged document. Seven other charges were withdrawn.
On September 23, 2020, McInnis was approached via a private social media message by a man that she considered her friend, said the Crown. The man asked her to cash a cheque for him. The cheque was counterfeit and was for $2,800. She went to the Slave Lake bank where it was supposedly issued. However, the teller could tell it was a fake, refused to cash it and kept the cheque.
On September 25, 2020, McInnis tried to cash another fraudulent cheque for $2,175, said the Crown. The teller recognized her, called the police, and didn’t cash the cheque.
McInnis does not have a criminal record.
The Crown and duty council recommended a conditional discharge of 12 months probation.
McInnis “thought she was assisting a friend,” said duty council.
“I see it for what it is,” said Judge Paul, “certainly a gullible individual doing something for a ne’er-do-well.”
McInnis was sentenced to a conditional sentence of 12 months probation. The conditions are to keep the peace, report to probation, have no contact with the man who approached her, remain in Alberta, and have no one else’s financial documents or identification unless she is with that person.
If she does not get in trouble with the law during her probation or for a year afterward, the criminal record will be removed.
Micah Anthony Thunder (22), of Smith, appeared by phone. He pled guilty to public mischief.
On April 5, 2020, a man kept calling 911, said the Crown. He was outside of the Slave Lake police detachment. He sounded intoxicated and had no legal reason to be calling. A police officer was sent to speak with him. The officer recognized Thunder, who was “grossly intoxicated.” Thunder told the officer that he lived at the police station.
Thunder had no record.
Thunder was living with his sister in Smith, said the defence. She’d told him not to drink in the house, so when he started drinking he left. It was April and cold. He didn’t have a jacket. He was looking for a warm place and didn’t know what else to do so kept calling 911. Thunder lost his job because of the warrant and has been sober for two months.
Thunder received an absolute discharge, which means he does not end up with a criminal record.
“This is your break, Mr. Thunder,” said Judge Paul. “Listen to your sister.”
At trial, a man entered into a $2,000 12-month peace bond. A criminal charge was withdrawn. The conditions were to keep the peace, have no contact with the complainant, report, and take assessment and treatment as directed with a focus on alcohol or drug abuse or anger management.
At trial, Peter James Doerksen (40), of La Crete, changed his plea to guilty of failure to comply with release conditions. Two other charges were withdrawn.
On July 11, 2020 at around 9 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP received a report of a domestic assault, said the Crown. The witness was driving a boat near Devonshire Beach. On the beach, he saw a man hit a woman with a chair or a cooler. Doerksen was under conditions to have no contact with the woman, as a release condition charges of domestic assault against the victim from Fort Vermillion. He was highly intoxicated.
Doerksen’s record is long, said the Crown. It goes from 2000 to 2019. It shows an “unhappy or a very terrible relationship with alcohol addiction.”
“Mr. Doerksen, 20 years and you’ve been coming to these courts,” said Judge Paul. “You’ve spent five grand or more on fines. Stop spending your family’s money by getting drunk” and committing crimes.
Doerksen was fined $300, with no Victim Fine Surcharge.