Separate court cases involving fatal crash, rural B&E remanded

By Angela Brown
March 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Two serious North Battleford area cases that are before the court have been remanded to next week.

Brandon Stucka, 27, appeared at North Battleford provincial court via CCTV from Saskatoon Thursday.  

Stucka is facing a number of charges related to a fatal crash Sept. 22, 2017 near Lloydminster that killed three women.

Defence lawyer Andrew Lister said discussions are still ongoing about the file, so Stucka's case was remanded to March 7 at 11 a.m.

Stucka, who hails from Lloydminster, was charged with criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of undertaking.

Denholm B&E

In a separate matter, an in-custody male youth who is facing charges related to an alleged break and enter to a residence in Denholm on Feb. 22 appeared in North Battleford court Thursday.

His lawyer was not present in the courtroom.

This case was remanded to March 6 at 9:30 a.m.

At the time of the incident, police reported suspects had left the scene of the break and enter with several firearms, some of which were high-powered hunting rifles.

Police said members spotted the suspect vehicle speeding westbound and engaged in a pursuit. After attempting a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to stop and turned North onto Highway 4. Police said the suspect vehicle rear-ended the RCMP vehicle and came to a stop, at which point the suspects were arrested.

RCMP said the suspect vehicle sustained considerable damage, but no one was injured. Police seized several high calibre rifles from the vehicle, matching the description of those stolen from the Denholm residence.

A second youth who is also facing charges related to the incident is due back in court on March 16 at 9:30 a.m.

The two suspects cannot be named due to provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

The allegations in these cases have not been proven in court.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: Commenting on this story is closed now that both matters are before the courts. 

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