House ex­plodes in Ste. Cather­ine de Hat­ley see

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

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