Teneycke claims he was under police surveillance

Ronald Arthur Teneycke, facing five charges, including breach of conditions, said he was under police surveillance at the time.

Ronald Arthur Teneycke appeared in the Penticton provincial court on Wednesday via video facing five charges.

Ronald Arthur Teneycke appeared in the Penticton provincial court on Wednesday via video facing five charges.

While it appears Ronald Arthur Teneycke thinks he has a defence against some of the eight current charges against him, his lawyer seems to have a different plan.

Teneycke, 52, is facing five counts of breaching various probation orders, plus single counts of driving while prohibited, making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon contrary to a court order.

“I’d like to go on record stating I was under police surveillance when I was in the community and that’s proof I didn’t breach probation,” said Teneycke, who appeared Wednesday in provincial court in Penticton via videoconference from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Defence counsel James Pennington had a justice of the peace adjourn all four of Teneycke’s court files until Feb. 25 while he works on a “proposal to Crown to resolve all of these outstanding matters.”

Asked outside the courtroom if that resolution might include a plea agreement, Pennington answered, “No, I was just communicating with the Crown.”

The breach charges relate to alleged offences between October and November 2014, and the driving while prohibited charge stems from an incident in September 2014.

The most recent charges of making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon contrary to a court order are alleged to have occurred between December 2013 and March 2014, although Teneycke wasn’t arrested until Jan. 22, 2015.

Circumstances related to those alleged offences are covered by a publication ban that was issued at Teneycke’s bail hearing Jan. 26 by a judge who ordered he remain in custody while the matter makes its way through the courts.