Two co-accused charged in connection to numerous break and enters and thefts across Central Saskatchewan had more court appearances in Saskatoon Provincial Court.
Cody Kemick, 37, had an appearance scheduled on July 23 to enter a plea and election. Chantal Dubois, 40, had an appearance scheduled on July 22 for election. Both appearances, however, were adjourned.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous adjournments and delays across the province. The 13 permanent courthouses in the province remain open but there are access restrictions in place and they remain closed to the public. Access is restricted to only those necessary for the proceedings including counsel, litigants, the accused, witnesses, support workers, immediate family and support persons as well as members of the media. But many defendants, crown, defence – and some judges - are appearing in courts across the province by telephone. Social distancing is in effect inside the courtrooms with only a few chairs spread metres apart available for seating. Everyone entering the courthouse is pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
Kemick and Dubois were arrested in May after the RCMP Provincial GIS from Saskatoon, along with officers from Saskatoon, Outlook, Rosetown and Humboldt detachments executed a search warrant at Kemick’s Saskatoon home. Police seized about $35,000 worth of stolen property, which included items such as tools, computers, electronic devices, ammunition, cheques, hair salon products, lottery tickets and clothing. These items are believed to be from break and-enters into several businesses, residences and vehicles in Lucky Lake, Dinsmore, Rosetown, Kerrobert, Aberdeen, Humboldt, Milden, Conquest and Saskatoon.
Dubois is now scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court Aug. 19 for election. Kemick is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Aug. 20 for plea and election.