Woman arrested after a N.B. home invasion, car theft, denied bail

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A woman arrested after an alleged home invasion and vehicle theft was denied bail in North Battleford Provincial Court April 22.

Crown Prosecutor Loren Klein opposed the release of 24-year-old Niesha Baptiste. The details of what was said during a show cause hearing can’t be published.

Baptiste and Delainey Sunchild Moosomin, 23, were arrested April 4. Battlefords RCMP say that an unknown man entered a residence and demanded vehicle keys from the property owner. The suspect was given keys to a 2002 white Buick Century. Police recovered the vehicle not long after and arrested Moosomin and Baptiste.

Moosomin had a show cause hearing scheduled today but it was adjourned to May 13. He is charged with stealing keys with a knife, resisting a peace officer, theft of a vehicle, break and enter, and mischief/property damage under $5,000. He also has charges from December 2019 including carrying a concealed weapon (knife and bear spray).

Baptiste was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police during a pursuit, resisting a peace officer, possession of a vehicle under $5,000 by crime, and failing to comply with probation conditions. Baptiste also has charges from January including driving a vehicle while being pursued by police, driving a vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, failing to comply with a probation order not to possess weapons, and two counts of failing to appear in court.

The charges against Baptiste and Moosomin haven’t been proven in court.

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