Hepburn native Victor Mosquera — accused of assault and break-and-enter in Moose Jaw — has been released on cash bail and will live with family until his next court appearance.
Mosquera, 22, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court recently, where his Legal Aid lawyer applied for his release. Details of the submissions and arguments from the Crown and defence cannot be reported since the judge imposed a publication ban on the proceedings.
After listening to the submissions, Judge Brian Hendrickson agreed to release Mosquera on a $1,000 cash bail; family members who were in court agreed to pay on his behalf. He will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, give his address and phone number to a bail supervisor, not consume alcohol or drugs, take counselling, have no contact with his victims, and not be in Moose Jaw unless for court.
Hendrickson adjourned Mosquera’s matters to Monday, Jan. 13.
According to previous information released by the Moose Jaw Police Service, officers responded to a call in the VLA area at 12:34 a.m. on Nov. 23 for a break and enter in progress. Mosquera had allegedly assaulted the homeowner and fled, only to return later and allegedly force entry into the residence before fleeing again.
Police arrived and Mosquera allegedly fled on foot before allegedly breaking into another residence and hiding until confronted by the homeowner. Another struggle ensued and Mosquera allegedly fled on foot again. The canine unit arrived and tracked the accused through several yards before Mosquera was located and apprehended.
Neither of the assault victims was seriously injured.
Mosquera faces two charges each of break and enter and assault, as well as breach of probation.
Moose Jaw provincial court next meets on Dec. 4.