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Woman gets six months jail for offences


By Delon Shurtz on June 18, 2021.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

A Lethbridge woman who earlier this year threatened to kill two other people, will spend the rest of her summer behind bars.
Serina Nooitgedagt, 27, was sentenced to six months in jail after she pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of uttering threats to cause death, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and two counts of drug possession.
On May 14 of this year, Nooitgedagt went to a Lethbridge residence to visit her children, but was told by two women she was not allowed to be on the property. Nooitgedagt became upset, refused to leave, and pulled a large knife from a bag she was carrying.
She then placed her hand back in the bag and said she had a gun and was going to shoot the women.
“I’ve got a f—ing gun you f—ing bitches, and you come out here to get me I’m going to get you guys. I’m going to f—-ing shoot you.”
Crown Prosecutor Clayton Giles said police were notified, but before they arrived Nooitgedagt’s former intimate partner, Brett Anderson, was seen taking what appeared to be a handgun from Nooitgedagt and hiding it.
A witness followed Anderson and recovered the gun after it was hidden, then handed it to the police when they arrived.
“That item, as it turns out, was a very realistic-looking BB gun,” Giles pointed out. “It looked like a model common to law enforcement called a Glock.”
Nooitgedagt, who had attempted to flee on a bicycle, surrendered to police after they approached her with their real guns drawn, and she was arrested. Police searched her and found three grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and several cellphone sims cards.
In an unrelated incident, Nooitgedagt was caught driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen Sept. 12 of last year.
The following day while driving the vehicle she struck a parked car at the southside Walmart, and was detained at the scene by witnesses after she attempted to flee. She managed to jump into the vehicle, however, and drive away.
Police reviewed video footage captured by witnesses, and recognized Nooitgedagt and realized the vehicle had been stolen the previous day.
They found the vehicle later parked in front of a residence, and Nooitgedagt was sitting in the passenger seat. Police also found a small amount of meth under the seat.
Nooitgedagt, who suffers from substance abuse, told court she is doing her best to get better and turn her life around, and is involved in programs to help her deal with her addictions and anger issues.
“I am hoping to come out as a better member of the community,” she said.
Judge Erin Olsen agreed with the global six-month sentence recommended by the Crown and defence, and advised Nooitgedagt not to carry weapons, even fake ones.
“The best way to get yourself shot is to carry an imitation firearm,” she warned the woman.

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