SQ Police Beat
What appeared to have been a recent routine arrest for assault turned into a drug bust for SQ police. The Jan. 19 incident began at 3:40 p.m. when police were called to break up an argument at an apartment in Vaudreuil-Dorion. While searching a 25-year-old man who was arrested for assault, officers found drugs in his possession that led them to request a warrant to search his home. That search allowed police to seize close to 25 grams of what appeared to be cocaine, over 25 grams of a substance they believed was hashish, more than 45 grams of what appeared to be marijuana, and more than 1,070 pills resembling ecstasy. In addition, a prohibited weapon and a box of ammunition were seized. The suspect was detained. He faces charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, and assault.
Using false ID no help
Even the use of someone else’s identification did not stop police from learning the true identity of a suspect in VaudreuilDorion. SQ officers patrolling along Chicoine St. on Jan. 15, at 9:15 p.m. stopped a man after recognizing him as the same person listed in a police bulletin. Though the suspect first tried to use his brother’s ID, police soon learned his true identity and arrested him. The 31-year-old was turned over to officers with the Montreal Police Service. He faced charges including impersonation and breach of conditions for failing to comply with an evening curfew.
Slow down in winter
Police are reminding motorists to adjust driving habits during winter, and to avoid driving altogether when possible during hazardous winter conditions. Highway patrol officers reported numerous accidents due to difficult winter driving conditions during the past week and a half. In one case, a driver collided with a snowplow driver on Jan. 19 at 6:45 a.m., when the car, travelling west on Grand Boulevard in L’Île-Perrot, hit a tractor travelling in the eastbound lane. No apparent injuries due to the accident were reported.
Meanwhile, a 23-year-old woman was arrested for drunk driving after blowing more than twice the legal limit during a breathalyzer test. Her car was impounded for 30 days, and her drivers license was suspended for 90 days.
And a 21-year-old man was also arrested for drunk diving while on Don-Quichotte Blvd. in L’Île-Perrot. Police say his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.
A 43-year-old woman was arrested Jan. 18 for shoplifting at a business on Cardinal-Léger Blvd. in Pincourt. The woman was caught leaving the store without paying for various items she had hidden in her bag.
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