A local man was remanded in custody after charges alleging he stole a vehicle and evaded police while impaired.
The Crown prosecutor was not agreeable to the release of Estevan resident Evan Garrow, during provincial court proceedings on June 23. Garrow applied for representation by Legal Aid, but before doing so had expressed to Judge Karl Bazin that he wasn't interested in seeking counsel.
He was remanded until Monday, and after an appearance was remanded further to July 18.
In other court proceedings, Amanda Knebush, who is alleged to have involvement in the kidnappings that occurred on the May long weekend with six other accused made an appearance before Judge Bazin. A bail verification report was ordered at her last appearance in court, and while it was ready for her June 23 appearance, she was remanded once again and her show-cause hearing is now scheduled for July 28.
Jordan Kehler, of Estevan, was released from custody on a $1,000 recognizance, with a number of conditions. He has been charged with stealing a credit card and Canadian currency not exceeding $5,000.
Kehler was released with his mother acting as surety and must abide by a curfew. Other conditions of his release require him to attend either Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings and psychiatric or psychological counselling as directed by his bail supervisor and he must seek employment.
Kehler's next court date is July 18.
A pair of male youth siblings from Estevan were sentenced following an incident in which they broke into the Cactus Park concession stand and damaged three baseball bats. The total cost to repair or replace the bats is $800. One of the boys spent a month in custody after being arrested following the incident while the other was in custody for two weeks.
Both youths received a 12-month probation order, of which the first six months they will be confined to a curfew between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. The youth who served only two weeks in custody was also given 80 hours of community service to complete, while the other must complete 50 hours.
A preliminary inquiry has been set for Robert Achadinha, Corey Johnston and Dax Mortimer, who are all being tried together and face drug trafficking charges. A date had previously been set for the matter but one of the Crown witnesses, a police constable, was unavailable on that date due to medical reasons. The new date is July 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
All three accused are in custody and have been since their arrest Aug. 31, 2010. Achadinha is in custody in British Columbia, but appeared in court last Thursday, and has requested to be present for the hearing.