Ma­gog fel­low rides again

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Ber­trand Gos­selin Sher­brooke Court­house

Last Mon­day, Ray­mond Pierre Roy, a 24 year-old Ma­gog res­i­dent, found out if Judge Danielle Côté was will­ing to give him a chance. The crimes he had com­mit­ted were all con­cern­ing break­ing and en­ter­ing in sheds. His main tar­get was all kinds of tools. Through his lawyer, Mia Manoc­chio, Roy tried to con­vince Judge Côté that he was on drugs when he com­mit­ted the crimes. Ac­cord­ing to his tes­ti­mony, he had all kinds of tools at home so why would he steal tools? The Crown Pros­e­cu­tor, Ém­i­lie Baril-Côté, surely did not buy Roy’s nice words. Ac­cord­ing to the young Crown Pros­e­cu­tor, Ray­mond Pierre Roy is a born thief.

Just one week ago Mon­day, dur­ing the night of Fe­bru­ary 28th to March 1st, Roy was caught al­most red-handed by the Ma­gog mu­nic­i­pal po­lice. He was then sus­pected of two thefts. From some­one’s car, he al­legedly stole a lap­top and, from a small truck, he would have stolen an­other $2,000 worth of tools. Be­fore Judge Michel Beau­chemin, Roy pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and for hav­ing not re­spected bail con­di­tions. On March 7th, Mrs. Baril-Côté fin­ished sub­mit­ting her ev­i­dence in the trial be­fore Judge Danielle Côté. Roy is fac­ing charges for break­ing and en­ter­ing into sheds, thefts of tools and ar­sons. One of the fires had de­stroyed the shop of a cab­i­net­maker and its con­tents. The owner had no in­surance for all his be­long­ings which were worth close to $200,000. In April 2008, Ray­mond Pierre Roy was con­demned to a 12 month sus­pended sen­tence for four crimes of break­ing and en­ter­ing.

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