LETHBRIDGE: 58-year old Pieter Teerling walked out of court this morning with the mischief charge against him withdrawn.
He was charged in December after an employee discovered a briefcase on a walkway outside a strip mall along the 3100 block of 12th Avenue North. On the package was a note saying there were explosives inside.
Regional Police cordoned the area off and detonated the package using the bomb disposal unit robot. They then found that there were in fact no explosives in the briefcase.
The charge against Teerling was withdrawn after he completed the Alternative Measures program.
For Alternative Measures to be used, the alleged offender must fully and freely consent to participate in the program. It may not be used if the person expresses the wish to have any charge dealt with by the court. The person seeking entry to the program must accept responsibility for the act or omission that forms the basis of the offence.
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 12/9/2013 10:04:53 AM
Source: Patrick Burles-- Country 95 News