– Spring weather means more speeders
Last Friday, an officer on the autoroute intercepted two drivers who were speeding. A little before 2:00 pm, a nineteen year-old driver on the autoroute 55 in Ste-Catherinede-Hatley was doing 160 km/hr. He received a fine of $1,040 and he will lose his license. A second driver was stopped on autoroute 10 in Shefford at around 4:30 pm. The man in his fifties was doing more than 160 km/hr. It was not the first time he had been caught speeding and his license was already suspended, so he received a fine of $1,800 and 14 inaptitude points.
On Sunday, an employee at the Galeries Orford realized that there had been a theft during the night. How the thief or thieves entered is still not known, however, the grill of a business was forced and a wall broken to get into another store where money, candies, stuffed animals and several cell phones were stolen. Also on Sunday, officers with the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) responded to a call about an erratic driver on Ruisseau Rouge Street and proceeded to arrest the same individual that they arrested on May 4th for doing 147 kilometres an hour in a 90 km/hr zone. At that time, the individual tried to lose the police, passing vehicles with its lights off, over a distance of 3.5 kilometres. The RPM would also like to remind vehicle owners to lock their cars at all times, especially at night. Over the weekend, there was one theft reported but witnesses saw and chased off suspects who were checking for unlocked cars in people’s driveways in three different sectors of town.