Sandon woman makes court appearance

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A Sandon woman will appear before a judge in October to answer to charges of mischief and uttering threats.

Vida Turok made a first appearance in Nakusp court on September 8 before Judge Robert Brown.

Turok was charged July 31 after police say a woman in Sandon was causing a disturbance and uttering threats. A wooden footbridge in the historic ghost town was destroyed with a chainsaw in the incident.

At the court hearing, the Crown told Judge Brown it was dropping one of two charges of uttering threats, and seeking reduced bail conditions. Only one condition remains – that she have no contact with another resident of Sandon.

Crown attorney Rebecca Smyth told the Valley Voice that the “least onerous” set of bail conditions were the most appropriate in this case.

Turok will appear in court again October 6 to make a plea on the charges.

John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice

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