House explodes in Ste. Catherine de Hatley see
The Regie de police de Memphremagog (RPM), with help from a fire scene specialist with the Surete du Quebec, is investigating the cause of the fire that did considerable damage to a home on Cerisaie Road in SteCatherine-de-Hatley on April 24th. The occupants were absent at the time of the fire. A search through the debris allowed investigators to confirm that an explosion did take place at the fire, but they still don’t know if the explosion caused the fire or the other way around. The case is now considered suspicious by the investigators. Anyone with information can call, in a confidential manner, 819 843-3334 or
Echec au crime at 1 800 711-1800.
Last Friday at around noon, on route 220 in Orford, a patroller passed a vehicle speeding in the other direction. By the time the patroller turned around, the car was escaping and had hit a guardrail in an intersection. The driver, who had a passenger in the car, escaped and hid the car on a wooded road. The vehicle was found soon after with only the passenger sitting in the
driving seat, saying that she had been driving. The 23 year-old escapee from Sherbrooke was identified but not found even after searching the area with a dog-handler. Police have been looking for that individual, with eleven arrest warrants, since 2009. The woman, who is 37 weeks pregnant, was arrested for obstruction of justice and taken to the hospital with stomach pains.
Three drivers, all 23 years of age, were arrest- ed between 3:30 am and 4:40 am on April 27th. The two men and woman had all been drinking and had more than the legal limit of alcohol in their blood. Their licenses were suspended for 90 days and they will face criminal charges in the coming weeks.
During the night between Sunday and Monday, a white, 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor was stolen from a private yard in Magog.