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Time served for man who breached condition to remain in southern Ontario

Thunder Bay police were about to execute a search warrant at a notorious city motel known for attracting drug activity when they noticed a man running away from them.
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THUNDER BAY - Thunder Bay police were about to execute a search warrant for a number of rooms at an infamous city motel known for attracting criminal activity when they noticed a man running away from them in late April.

Christopher Anoff, 27, was followed by police into the lobby of the Midtown Inn and was detained by police on the suspicion that he was involved with the rooms subjected to a warrant, federal Crown counsel Ron Poirier said by audio in a Thunder Bay courtroom on Friday, July 10.

Police determined that Anoff was on a release order from Toronto that required him to reside with a surety in Oshawa.

Once he was under arrests and searched, police located more than $1,200 in his possession.

Anoff appeared by audio from the Thunder Bay District Jail and pleaded guilty to one count of breaching a release order and one count of proceeds of property not exceeding $5,000 on Friday morning.

A joint submission presented by defence counsel Sharon Scharfe and Poirier of one-day deemed served followed by a 12-month probation period was endorsed by Justice Francesco Valente.

Anoff has spent 72 days in custody which was enhanced to 108 days, the court heard.

Part of his condition requires him to be out of the city of Thunder Bay within two days.

He was also ordered to give a sample of his DNA to the national forensic DNA databank.



Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards reports on court and crime under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada.
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