UPDATE: Accused in same-day thefts released

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The St. John's man accused of following up one theft on Friday with another just a few hours later was released from police custody Saturday morning.

RNC

Casey Stevens, 25, made a brief appearance in a St. John's courtroom, one day after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested him twice within the span of a few hours.

Judge Pamela Goulding released Stevens on an undertaking and he is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 6. Stevens is facing two counts of theft under $5,000 and four counts of failing to comply with the conditions of a probation order.

According to the RNC overnight report, Stevens was first arrested Friday morning after police were called to Dominion on Blackmarsh Road. Officers charged him with theft and released Stevens at that time with a promise made to appear in court at a later date.

Officers were then called to Walmart on Kelsey Drive at 4 p.m. Stevens was once again arrested, but this time he was remanded in custody until Saturday's court appearance.

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(Earlier story)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary crossed paths with a man in St. John's twice on Friday and kept him in custody overnight on charges of theft.

According to the RNC's overnight report, the 25-year-old was first arrested Friday morning after police were called to Dominion on Blackmarsh Road. The accused was charged with theft under $5,000 and released from police custody with a promise made to appear in court at a later date.

At 4 p.m. Friday, officers were called to Walmart on Kelsey Drive. Police arrested the same 25-year-old male on an identical charge.

This time, the accused was kept in custody. He is scheduled to appear in Weekend and Statutory Holidays Court later today.

Organizations: Walmart

Geographic location: Blackmarsh Road

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  • Unfortunate Son
    January 11, 2014 - 16:34

    Ms. Goulding...Are you serious?