The Corner Brook man charged in August with uttering threats against hospital staff was successful in getting some the items seized from him from returned.
Glen Freake, 40, was arrested on Aug. 16 and charged with two counts of uttering threats — one against staff and the other to cause damage to hospital property. He’s also charged with two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of a court order.
He was released on an undertaking that same day.
Freake, who is hearing impaired, was assisted during a hearing on his application for the return of his property in provincial court by a translator who appeared via videoconference from St. John’s.
The items he was seeking to have returned included a laptop, iPhone and charger. While Freake said police had also seized a hard drive and camera, those items were not specified by Crown attorney Adam Sparkes.
After a brief adjournment Sparkes said the Crown was consenting to anything seized by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, save for a BB gun.
Freake will be back in court Oct. 23.