May 24, 2024

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A Fort McMurray man with a prolonged historical past of hate crime and harassment convictions has been charged with allegedly making threatening feedback about planes on the Fort McMurray Worldwide Airport.

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Sgt. Sabrina Clayton of Wooden Buffalo RCMP couldn’t describe the precise nature of the alleged threats, however stated in an interview that investigators deemed the feedback to be of a threatening nature. The feedback have been allegedly made Aug. 18.

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Police added he just lately made a collection of “disturbing and harassing telephone calls” to the places of work of native authorities officers. Clayton couldn’t verify which officers have been contacted or when.

Bradley Love, 64, was arrested Wednesday and charged with uttering threats, indecent communications and mailing obscene matter. Love stays in police custody and is scheduled to make his first look in Fort McMurray’s Alberta Court docket of Justice on Thursday. Love is going through upcoming trials for different legal prices.

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In October 2020, Love was charged with 10 counts of mischief beneath $5,000. Wooden Buffalo RCMP say the incidents allegedly occurred between February and September of 2020. Roughly 30 witnesses have been subpoenaed to seem for a trial that was to start in Might 2022. The trial was pushed to Nov. 20 due to Love’s well being problems on the time.

In July 2021, Love was charged with one rely of mischief beneath $5,000. Wooden Buffalo RCMP say he slashed the tire of a automobile owned by a Fort McMurray resident. A two-day trial begins Nov. 30.

Lengthy historical past of hate crime, harassment convictions

Love has served a number of sentences following hate crime and harassment convictions in Alberta and the Toronto space.

In Dec. 2021, Love was given a 24-month probationary sentence for threatening a workers member on the constituency workplace of former Fort McMurray-Chilly Lake MP David Yurdiga. A second rely of uttering threats of inflicting bodily hurt towards the identical staffer was dismissed.

He was discovered not responsible of two counts of uttering threats of bodily hurt towards Yurdiga.  Two prices of indecent communication towards Yurdiga have been stayed.

Love was sentenced to 9 months in jail by a Brampton, Ont. courtroom for unlawfully pointing a firearm in 1996. A Toronto courtroom sentenced him to a few months in jail in 1998 for uttering threats and once more in 2006 for failing to adjust to probation.

In 2003, he was charged with sending racist and anti-Semitic messages to 17 folks. He pled responsible in a Newmarket, Ont. courtroom to greater than 20 counts of willfully selling hatred and served an 18-month jail sentence.In 2012, a Newmarket, Ont. courtroom gave Love an 18-month sentence for violating probation after giving a speech at a Toronto lodge in 2009. He served 11 months of the sentence.

In 2013 he was discovered responsible of criminally harassing a number of folks in Fort McMurray, together with workers at this newspaper and a youth amassing donations for charity. He was ordered to not contact them.

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