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On May 9, 2022, a date will be set in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops after a bail application involving Derek Favell, 39, was adjourned April 20. It’s expected a date will be set then for the judge to provide a decision on the application. (Kamloops This Week file photo)

Another delay in court case for man charged in death of Shuswap woman

Next court date involving second-degree murder charges in death of Ashley Simpson in Kamloops in May

On May 9, 2022, a date will be set in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops after a bail application involving Derek Favell, 39, was adjourned April 20. It’s expected a date will be set then for the judge to provide a decision on the application. (Kamloops This Week file photo)
Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Ex-Alberta justice minister found in contempt of court for defamation-threat letter

Judge ruled letter was an attempt to intimidate Dr. Anny Sauvageau while she was on witness stand

Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Man sentenced in Salmon Arm on April 4, 2022 to 455 days in jail, minus time served, as well as two years’ probation with 17 conditions. (File photo)

Jail time for man who caused others to fear for their safety in Salmon Arm

As well as criminal harassment, charges included break and enter with intent to commit a crime

Man sentenced in Salmon Arm on April 4, 2022 to 455 days in jail, minus time served, as well as two years’ probation with 17 conditions. (File photo)
Wade Cudmore (right) is seen here with his late mom Kathy Richardson in an undated photo. (Submitted)

Penticton man accused in double murder pleads guilty to several other crimes

Wade Cudmore was arrested after driving a stolen car 100 km/hr down Lakeshore Drive

Wade Cudmore (right) is seen here with his late mom Kathy Richardson in an undated photo. (Submitted)
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Sentencing delayed for Oliver man charged with threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend

Dean Roger Vanbocquestal threatened to burn down the home where his ex-girlfriend was

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B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)

Canada Post suing after Penticton mail carrier mauled by dog

The carrier was bit in the face and continues to undergo medical care from the 2020 injuries

B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Tribunal awards Osoyoos couple $1,600 following neighbour dispute, assault

A separate criminal case is before the courts

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo: Black Press Media)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Penticton Law Courts. (File Photo)

430 more days in jail for Penticton man convicted of break and enter, assault

Josef Pavlik pleaded guilty to breaking into a home and assaulting a man

Penticton Law Courts. (File Photo)
Lynda Saundry, born 1961, is charged with the murder of North Okanagan resident Barry Jones in July 2020. (Black Press file photo)

North Okanagan murder case still without a trial date

A fourth hearing for Lynda Saundry, accused of first degree murder, was adjourned on Monday

Lynda Saundry, born 1961, is charged with the murder of North Okanagan resident Barry Jones in July 2020. (Black Press file photo)
A still from a video released shows a woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store and dropped his phone on the ground. (Facebook)

Charges stayed against woman accused of spitting on Okanagan employee during height of pandemic

The woman was captured on video shared by the business owner

A still from a video released shows a woman who allegedly spat on an employee at Skaha Liquor Store and dropped his phone on the ground. (Facebook)
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Gilbert Abunaga is charged with three counts of sexual offences, two of which relate to voyeurism. His application to adjourn his trial in B.C. Supreme Court was successful on Monday, March 7, 2022. Abunaga will appear in court again on March 21 to fix a new trial date. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Man charged with voyeuristic sex offences in Vernon granted new trial

Gilbert Abunaga applied to have his trial adjourned; will be back in court March 21

Gilbert Abunaga is charged with three counts of sexual offences, two of which relate to voyeurism. His application to adjourn his trial in B.C. Supreme Court was successful on Monday, March 7, 2022. Abunaga will appear in court again on March 21 to fix a new trial date. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Warrant issued after prolific Penticton offender fails to show for trial

The Penticton man was set to face charges of assault, threats, and mischief

Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)

Trial of notorious B.C. fugitive Brandon Teixeira set to begin July 4

Teixeira was arrested in California following extensive manhunt

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is scheduled for trial beginning July 4, 2022. (File photos)
Kelowna Court House (File photo)

Okanagan rapist to serve 5 years in jail

Darren Webb was sentenced on March 3 in Kelowna

Kelowna Court House (File photo)
Curtis Sagmoen of Silver Creek faces a charge dating back to Oct. 29, 2020, of assaulting a peace officer. (File photo)

Trial of Curtis Sagmoen adjourned

Sagmoen, charged with assaulting a police officer, now scheduled for a pre-trial conference March 8

Curtis Sagmoen of Silver Creek faces a charge dating back to Oct. 29, 2020, of assaulting a peace officer. (File photo)
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Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Prolific Okanagan offender receives suspended sentence for stealing Harley

Jake Soros will spend two years on probation after stealing a motorcycle

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Penticton’s Law Courts. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Voir dire begins in Sagmoen North Okanagan saga

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is charged with assaulting a peace officer; voir dire determines admissibility of evidence for trial

Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan-Capital News/FILE)

Warrant issued for anti-lock down protester facing assault charge in Kelowna

David Lindsay faces two counts of assault relating to an incident on Aug. 19, 2021

Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan-Capital News/FILE)