Male Guilty And Fined For Discharging A Firearm Without Reasonable Consideration For People Or Property


The Ontario government is safeguarding the public against unsafe and illegal hunting practices.

Roland Robidas of Sturgeon Falls pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm without reasonable consideration for people or property and was fined $1,500 and must complete the Ontario hunter education course before obtaining another hunting licence. Robidas also pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm across the travelled portion of a right-of-way for public vehicular travel and received a suspended sentence.

The court heard that on October 2, 2023, conservation officers received a complaint from a resident who witnessed Robidas – who was hunting grouse at the time – discharge a shotgun across a municipal road towards a neighbouring residence. Pellets from the shot struck the siding of an occupied residence, causing damage.

Justice of the Peace Ruby Beck heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Sturgeon Falls, on January 11, 2024.

To report a natural resource problem or provide information about an unsolved case, members of the public can call the ministry TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS. For more information about unsolved cases, please visit


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