Police locate Kevin Petit

Police located  Kevin Richard Petit, 33, of North Battleford, at a house in Battleford Wednesday afternoon. Battlefords RCMP had issued a request for the public's help in locating Petit on June 13.

Petit phoned the News-Optimist shortly before 4:30 saying police were at his door with guns drawn. He protested his innocence, and said he had barricaded himself inside but had no gun.

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RCMP were looking for Petit on numerous charges including arson, uttering threats, failing to comply with a court order, pointing a firearm and other firearms offences. 

On Thursday morning Petit was in provincial court in North Battleford before Judge Lorna Dyck. His charges include threatening to burn property, threatening to burn furniture, failure to comply with conditions of an undertaking, pointing a restricted firearm, possession of a restricted firearm dangerous to the public peace, carrying a restricted firearm, possession of a restricted weapon without a license, possession of a handgun while not being the holder, possession of a firearm while not being the holder, possession of a restricted firearm while prohibited, two counts of knowingly uttering a threat, possession of a restricted firearm with serial number altered, and failure to report to a probation officer while at large on an undertaking,

Petit was also charged with failing to attend court.

Petit was in court Thursday in custody and was vocal in expressing his displeasure. He told the judge he was "trapped in the system" because he had a record.   

Petit is remanded in custody and is due to appear again in provincial court July 10 for a scheduled bail hearing. The Crown is opposing Petit's release. An order has been made on the Crown's request for an update to the bail supervision report in the meantime.

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