Po­lice News

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Last Thurs­day, at around 4:15 in the morn­ing, Sureté du Que­bec of­fi­cers from the Mem­phrem­a­gog post ar­rived at the scene of a fire on a farm prop­erty on Aero­port Road, in Pot­ton. No-one had re­ported the fire when the of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered it. They found a farm build­ing hous­ing goats en­gulfed in flames and called the fire de­part­ment. De­spite their in­ter­ven­tion, the farm build­ing was a to­tal write-off and it is im­pos­si­ble to say how many goats per­ished in the fire. The rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the fire de­part­ment be­lieves the ori­gin of the fire was ac­ci­den­tal.

Drink­ing and driv­ing

Since the Christ­mas hol­i­days, when peo­ple were mak­ing good use of the Op­er­a­tion Nez Rouge to get them home safely af­ter par­ty­ing, sev­eral peo­ple have been ar­rested for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence. Last Wed­nes­day, just be­fore 6:00 pm, the po­lice stopped a driver who was on St. David Street, in Ma­gog, who had con­sumed too much al­co­hol. The 56 year-old Ma­gog man was ar­rested and given a breathal­yser which re­vealed that he had twice the le­gal amount of al­co­hol in his blood. His driver’s per­mit was sus­pended for 90 days and his ve­hi­cle was seized for thirty days. He was re­leased and will ap­pear be­fore the court to face charges of driv­ing with more than 80 mg of al­co­hol in the blood, threat­en­ing po­lice and ob­struct­ing jus­tice.

On the week­end two more men were ar­rested for drink­ing and driv­ing. The first, aged 50 and a res­i­dent of Sher­brooke,

was in­ter­cepted in Ma­gog on Satur­day around 6:00 pm with al­most twice the le­gal limit of al­co­hol in his blood. The sus­pect was kept in de­ten­tion since he was await­ing process for two other files of the same na­ture that took place out­side of Que­bec. The sec­ond driver, a 48 year-old St-De­nis-de-Brompton man, was ar­rested Sun­day morn­ing around 3:20 am, in Ma­gog. He also had twice the le­gal limit of al­co­hol in his blood. He was re­leased and will ap­pear in court at a later date and had his li­cense sus­pended for 90 days.

TheS­tanstead Col­lege Spar­tans hockey team has been on the road the last two week­ends, com­pet­ing in tour­na­ments. From Jan­uary 18th to the 20th, the team played in the Northwood School Tour­na­ment, at Lake Placid, where they had two wins and one loss.

From Jan­uary 24th to the 27th the team was in Cal­gary for a Mid West Prep League tour­na­ment at the Edge School. The Spar­tans beat Rice 4 to 3; tied against Ri­d­ley 2 to 2; and beat Edge 5 to 4. They lost to St. An­drew’s, the top team in their league, with the score of 5 to 4. Goals in the game against St. An­drew’s were scored by Ni­co­las Beaudin (2), Lu­cas Zwaagstra

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