Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Court: Online Dating Case Underway in Bridgewater

An 18 year-old Queens County woman believed to be behind an online dating scheme has had her case adjourned until next month. Jessica Boudreau did not appear in court on Wednesday afternoon but was represented by her lawyer. Boudreau is accused of orchestrating an online plot which may have contributed to the death of 19 year-old Brandon Wentzell. Wentzell died on February 6th from a lethal combination of painkillers and vodka. He began mixing drugs and alcohol after a date with his online girlfriend was cancelled at the last minute. In reality, Wentzell's online girlfriend never existed and the relationship was based on a hoax allegedly organized by Boudreau. She is facing a charge of public mischief and is due back in court on May 2nd.

Preliminary Hearing Set for Eisnor

A preliminary hearing will be held this November in the case of a Barss Corner man facing a charge of first degree murder. Forty-nine year old Wayne Paul Eisnor is accused of shooting his estranged wife in a grocery store parking lot in June of 2010 before turning the gun on himself. He was found fit to stand trial in a ruling handed down earlier this month. Eisnor was originally deemed unfit to stand trial but Judge Gregory Lenehan ruled his mental condition had improved significantly since the shooting. The hearing has been scheduled for November 22nd and 23rd.

RCMP Arrest Three People in Gas Station Robbery

RCMP have arrested three people in connection to an armed robbery in Hebbville. Police apprehended a 50-year-old man and 44-year-old woman Wednesday morning at a residence on Fancy Lake Road in Conquerall Mills. A 26-year-old woman was also arrested Wednesday morning at a home on Leary Fraser Road in Dayspring. The arrests are in relation to an armed robbery that occurred on February 24th at a gas-station in Hebbville. It is alleged a man entered the business with a firearm and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. All three people face charges of armed robbery. The investigation is continuing.

MODL Exploring Options on Illegal Dumping

The Municipality of Lunenburg is trying to take a stance on illegal dumping in the community. Mayor Don Downe is hoping to create fines for people convicted of illegally dumping waste and rewards to individuals who help identify people in the act. Downe says options are running out to try and solve the problem.
"We have done the education, we have spent the money on Region 6 for the educating, our solid waste facility spends money on educating people, we go out into the community, but the bottom line is that the communities are still being abused by this issue."
The mayor says there needs to be a deterrent in place, so people think twice about dumping their garbage on other people's property. The matter will go to a standing committee to explore what options the municipality can move ahead with.