Thief in Magog caught red-handed
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.