Thief in Ma­gog caught red-handed

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

Mem­phrem­a­gog Po­lice ar­rested a man Sun­day, caught red-handed at­tempt­ing to steal a car trailer. The ar­rest oc­curred around 2:30 p.m. in the in­dus­trial sec­tor of Ma­gog. Po­lice no­ticed a Pon­tiac Mon­tana pulling a dou­ble-axle trailer that seemed too big for the car’s ca­pac­ity. Dur­ing the in­ter­cep­tion on St-pa­trice St. East, the po­lice no­ticed that the driver was in pos­ses­sion of bur­glary tools, which were for­bid­den to him by court or­der only weeks be­fore due to charges of break­ing and en­ter­ing.

Fol­low­ing a brief in­quiry into the trailer, it was de­ter­mined that it had been stolen just min­utes be­fore the in­ter­cep­tion that oc­curred two kilo­me­ters away. In ad­di­tion, a sub­stance that ap­peared to be crack, as well as a small amount of cannabis and a set of "brass knuck­les" was found dur­ing the search of the ve­hi­cle.

The 39-year-old Sher­brooke man, who is well known to po­lice, will now face counts of theft of more than $5,000, pos­ses­sion of bur­glary tools, pos­ses­sion of

nar­cotics, pos­ses­sion of cannabis, pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon, and breach of con­di­tions.

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