Waterville man facing sex charges
From the courts.
Dylan Michael Mark George, 18, of Waterville, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual touching involving a person under 16 years of age and invitation to sexual touching.
The accused had previously filed a designation of counsel to be represented by defence lawyer Robert Stewart and was not present in Kentville provincial court Dec. 17. The court imposed a publication ban to protect the identity of the alleged victim and adjourned the matters to Jan. 11 for election and plea.
It’s alleged that George committed the offences in Waterville Aug. 18. The charges have not been proven in court.
Jail time for uttering threats, mischief, probation offence
Dillon Michael Hunter, 18, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, has been sentenced to jail time for two counts of uttering death threats by electronic device, committing mischief by throwing yellow paint on a brick wall of Tommy Gunn’s in Windsor and failing to comply with probation.
Hunter pleaded guilty to the charges in November and the matters were adjourned until Dec. 15 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Judge Claudine MacDonald sentenced Hunter to a total of 90 days in custody on the four charges, 12 months of probation and fined him a total of $600 in victim surcharges.
Hunter committed the offences in North Kentville between July 13 and 15 and in Windsor Nov. 14.
Two additional counts of uttering death threats by electronic device and a charge of criminal harassment were withdrawn Dec. 15.
Intermittent custody for impaired driving
Christopher James Curran, 31, of Berwick, has been sentenced to intermittent jail time for having care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired.
Curran pleaded guilty to the charge in February. The court imposed a two-year driving prohibition against him.
In April, the defence requested an adjournment for a curative treatment discharge application. The matter was adjourned for the continuation of sentencing and to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Curran was present in Kentville provincial court Dec. 17. The court was informed that Curran was no longer seeking curative treatment.
Judge Claudine MacDonald sentenced Curran to 30 days of intermittent custody on weekends, beginning Dec. 25. Curran was also sentenced to four months of non-reporting probation and fined a $100 victim surcharge.
A charge of having care or control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit was withdrawn Dec. 17.
Curran committed the offence in Aylesford Dec. 21, 2014. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Curran gave breathalyser readings of 120 and 100.
Guilty of included offence of assault
John Lawrence Rheaume, 21, of Rockland, was handed a conditional discharge with probation after pleading guilty to the included offence of assault.
Rheaume pleaded not guilty to an original charge of assault causing bodily harm in June. He pleaded guilty to the lesser, included offence of assault with the consent of the Crown in October. The matter was adjourned until Dec. 15 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Rheaume a conditional discharge with eight months of probation. Rheaume was ordered to pay $373.11 in restitution to the victim.
Rheaume committed the offence in North Kentville Dec. 5, 2014.
Fined for drug production, careless storage of firearm
Michael Frederick Weihers, 60, of Harmony, has been fined for unlawfully producing marijuana and storing a rifle in a careless manner.
Weihers pleaded guilty to the production charge and not guilty to the careless storage charge Nov. 2. The matters were adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing on the production charge. The careless storage charge was adjourned for trial.
Weihers changed his plea to guilty to the careless storage charge prior to the scheduled trial Dec. 17. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Weihers $650 and sentenced him to 18 months of probation, including 100 hours of community service work.
The court granted a forfeiture order for items seized in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charge. A 10-year firearm prohibition and a lifetime prohibition on restricted and prohibited weapons was imposed.
Weihers was also fined $195 on the careless storage charge. The court granted a forfeiture order for a rifle and ammunition. Weihers was given a 30-day grace period to lawfully dispose of any firearms in his possession.
Weihers committed the offences in Harmony June 18.
Fined for drug possession
Gregory Adam Mapplebeck, 29, of Aylesford, has been fined for unlawfully possessing marijuana.
Mapplebeck pleaded not guilty to the charge, and to a charge of possessing cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, in September. The matters were adjourned for trial, but Mapplebeck changed his plea to guilty to the possession charge Dec. 17. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Mapplebeck $390 and sentenced him to six months of probation. The possession for the purpose of trafficking charge was withdrawn.
The court dismissed both charges against a co-accused, Joan Brittany Olmstead, 21, of New Minas, Dec. 17.
Mapplebeck committed the offence in Aylesford May 6.
Daniel Gordon Brown, 41, of Aylesford, was fined for operating a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
Brown pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 14. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined him of $1,560 and imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him.
Brown committed the offence in Kentville Oct. 16. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Brown gave breathalyser readings of 200 and 200.
Cory Mark Robertson, 23, of Kentville, was fined $1,300 and banned from driving for one year for operating a motor vehicle Oct. 30 in Wolfville while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit. Robertson gave breathalyser readings of 160 and 160.
Interfered with lawful enjoyment of property
James Michael Lupton, 55, of North Kentville, has been sentenced to probation and fined for interfering with an individual’s lawful enjoyment of property.
Lupton pleaded guilty Nov. 30 and the matter was adjourned to Dec. 15 for sentencing. Judge Claudine MacDonald sentenced Lupton to six months of non-reporting probation and fined him $65.
Lupton committed the offence in North Kentville between July 15 and Aug. 9.