Last Sunday, members of the Brome-Missisquoi Surete du Quebec carried out an operation to test the noise levels of the exhaust systems of motorbikes in a parking lot in Cowansville. Seventeen systems were measured with the help of a sound meter and six were found to be too loud.
The sound meter is a measuring tool that the police have been using since 2013 in a three-year long pilot project in collaboration with the SAAQ. The police will, in the near future, carry out sound monitoring campaigns in the Memphremagog and Saint-Francois MRC’s.
The fine for having a noisy exhaust system totals $162, including the extra fees. If drivers don’t cooperate with police when asked to allow their vehicle to be tested for sound levels, they will receive a fine of $200 which comes to a total of $283 with fees.
Brome-Missisquoi police searched a residence in Cowansville at the end of May regarding an investigation related to a string of thefts that occurred in schools. Stolen computer material was found and a 16 year-old teenager and a 44 year-old woman were arrested and charged with breaking and entering.
A second phase of the investigation led to the arrest of five other people (two minors and three adults) at the beginning of June and the discovery of 25 stolen computers which belonged to the Val-des-cerfs and Eastern Townships school commis- sions.
Investigators are still looking for another thirty or so stolen Ipads which can be identified by their school board inscriptions. Anyone who has any information can call the police at 1-800-6594264. There are still about thirty stolen Ipads in circulation that can be identified by their school board labels.
There are still about thirty stolen Ipads in circulation that can be identified by their school board labels.