Guns seized in Stanstead Township
About sixty marijuana plants were found growing outside a property on Amy Street in Stanstead Township. This led to a search of the house on the property where officers with the Sureté du Québec found seven firearms. The resident who was subsequently arrested, fifty-five year-old Germain Roy, was under court order not to have firearms in his possession. A woman was also arrested at the scene.
A 46 year-old man living on the Tomifobia Road, in Ogden, was arrested last Wednesday in connection with two cases of breaking and entering that occurred recently in the Stanstead area. Found in his home were several objects that had been reported as stolen including several chainsaws and a Honda whipper snipper. Contraband tobacco was also found on the premises. After appearing in front of the judge, the suspect was released after promising to reappear in court.
A forty-three year old male showed up at a bar in Ayer’s Cliff last weekend, in the afternoon, but didn’t get any service because he was so inebriated. He left the premises in a car so the bar worker phoned the police who soon stopped him en route to another drinking establishment. “The suspect’s car was seized for thirty days and his license was suspended for ninety days,” commented Sgt. Louis Philippe Ruel.
Lt. Yanic Ferland, the director of the SQ post of the Memphremagog MRC, wants to warn drivers about the number of deer in the region. With the coming of the hunting season and the cold weather there is always a sharp increase in the number of deer and vehicle collisions. Drivers are being asked to slow down when they see deer signs, they are there for a reason, and when there is a forest or high vegetation along the roadway. In the Estrie region, deer are responsible for one out of every three road accidents. On the Ministry of Transport roads alone there are about 1000 collisions annually in the Estrie region.