A man on the lam for serious charges from British Columbia — described as an “extreme hazard to society” — was caught in Manitoba after being tricked by a Mountie.
During arrest, he allegedly tried to throw off police by giving a false first name, Frank.
But a short time later, his ex-girlfriend told police that the suspect’s real name was Calvin.
An officer decided to put the matter to the test by calling to the arrestee: “Hey, Calvin!”
“Yeah?” the man responded, thereby confirming his true identity.
The man was arrested on June 7, after a concerned citizen reported a suspected impaired driver who’d missed a turn and was throwing beer out the vehicle window.
Police arrived at the corner of Highway 83 and Assiniboine Street in Russell to find a Pontiac Sunfire.
Its Saskatchewan plate didn’t match the vehicle which was unregistered and uninsured.
The man found with the car, who appeared drunk and smelled of alcohol, was arrested.
Tests indicated that he had double the legal level of alcohol in his system.
He offered a name but police were suspicious when they checked it.
Records showed that the man associated with that name had specific tattoos that the suspect didn’t.
The suspect claimed that he’d had the tattoos removed, and it was only when his ex-girlfriend reported her car stolen and supplied his correct name that police learned his true identity.
They also learned that the suspect was supposed to remain in B.C. or Alberta. He was wanted for sentencing in B.C. on charges that include aggravated assault, uttering threats and mischief.
Now arrested for impaired driving, possession of stolen property and obstructing justice, the man added to the growing list of charges by allegedly threatening his former girlfriend.
During the man’s bail hearing this week, Crown attorney Ron Toews noted that the suspect has previously been convicted 13 times of impaired driving related offences.
At the time of his arrest for the Russell incident, he was banned for life from driving anywhere in Canada.
Toews described the man as an “extreme hazard to society” and asked Judge John Combs to deny bail.
Combs agreed, denied bail and the accused was remanded to Oct. 17.
Calvin George Fleury, 42, is charged with 13 offences that include motor vehicle theft, impaired driving and identity fraud.
The allegations outlined during the bail hearing haven’t been proven in court.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 27, 2012