Judge denies Kemick’s request to combine all charges at one courthouse

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A Saskatoon man failed in his attempt to get his charges at two different courthouses combined at one location.

Cody Kemick, 37, appeared in Swift Current Provincial Court by phone on March 31 and asked that court to move his Swift Current charges to Saskatoon Provincial Court where he faces numerous charges.

“I was kind of hoping to get everything put together,” Kemick told the court.

Legal aid lawyer Adrian McBride said he was advised that Kemick attempted to resolve his charges in Saskatoon without success.

“Crown advised that his counsel spent a considerable amount of time with Kemick and they were not able to resolve the matter,” said McBride.

“These (charges) will stay here,” Judge Karl Bazin told Kemick.

In Swift Current he is charged with break and enter, breaching release conditions, and failing to stop for police. Kemick was released on bail a couple of times but he was re-arrested after allegedly trying to flee from Swift Current police in December 2020.

In Saskatoon Provincial Court he is facing 10 counts of possession of stolen property, four counts of break and enter to commit theft, theft and mischief, breach of probation and theft under $5,000. He was additionally charged with possession of child porn.

Kemick, and Chantal Dubois, 41, were arrested in May 2020 after Saskatoon Provincial RCMP GIS, along with officers from Saskatoon, Outlook, Rosetown and Humboldt detachments, raided Kemick’s Saskatoon home. Police seized about $35,000 worth of stolen property, including tools, computers, electronic devices, ammunition, cheques, hair salon products, lottery tickets and clothing. Police say the items were stolen from businesses, residences and vehicles in Saskatoon, Unity, Lucky Lake, Dinsmore, Rosetown, Kerrobert, Aberdeen, Humboldt, Milden, and Conquest.

Dubois had an appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court on March 31 and her matter was adjourned to April 28.

Kemick is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court and Swift Current Provincial Court on April 8 and May 5 respectively.

ljoy@glaciermedia.ca

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist