Kings and West Hants court report
Criminal harassment, undertaking offences Michael Joseph Frank, 47, of Canning, will serve a period of imprisonment in the community after pleading guilty to committing criminal harassment by making or causing repeated phone calls to be made to an individual; failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, to have no direct or indirect contact with an individual; and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, to notify the New Minas RCMP of any change of address. Frank changed his pleas to guilty on June 29. The matters were adjourned to Sept. 7 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Frank a 45-day conditional sentence order on the three charges. Frank will serve house arrest for the first 30 days, to be followed by daily curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the remaining time. The conditional sentence will be followed by 12 months of probation. Frank committed the offences in North Kentville between Nov. 1, 2020, and March 6, 2021; and in New Minas between Nov. 1, 2020, and March 6, 2021. criminal Three more counts of harassment and a charge of willfully obstructing, interrupting, or interfering with the lawful use and enjoyment of property were dismissed on Sept. 7. Time deemed served, probation for various offences Katie Dianne Thibodeau, 20, of Dartmouth, has been sentenced to time deemed served and probation after pleading guilty to several offences. They include uttering a threat to cause bodily harm or death; two counts of failing to comply with probation; assaulting a member of the Kentville Police Service engaged in the execution of her duty; and two counts of failing to comply with a condition of a release order. Thibodeau was present in provincial court, in custody, on Sept. 7 when she pleaded guilty to the charges. Considering time spent remanded in custody, Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Thibodeau to time deemed served on the six charges and 24 months of probation. Thibodeau committed the offences in Kentville on Oct. 27, 2022; June 3, 2023, and June 20, 2023. Charges of willfully resisting a member of the Kentville Police Service engaged in the execution of her duty; committing mischief by willfully destroying or damaging property to a value not exceeding $5,000; and another count of failing to comply with a condition of a release order were withdrawn on Sept. 7. Fined for impaired driving Evan James Lawrence Wellwood, 22, of Cambridge, Kings County, has been fined for having a blood alcohol concentration that was equal to or exceeded the legal limit within two hours of ceasing to operate a conveyance. Wellwood pleaded guilty to the charge on Sept. 6. Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek fined Wellwood $2,000 and imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him. Wellwood committed the offence in Kentville on Aug. 8. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Wellwood gave a blood alcohol reading of 180. A charge of operating a conveyance while his ability to do so was impaired to any degree by alcohol or a drug or both was withdrawn on Sept. 6.