On Sunday, September 21st, around 2:30 pm, a patroller on autoroute 410 caught a 24 year-old man going more than 185 km per hour on his motorcycle. When he was stopped, the police found that the Sherbrooke resident`s license was no longer valid because of a previous infraction. The man received two hefty fines: $1,326 and 18 inaptitude points for excessive speeding, and $1,889 for driving without a valid permit. His motorcycle was seized for thirty days. On top of speeding and driving without a license, there was a passenger on board the motorcycle.
Last Wednesday, when officers with the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) were making a routine stop of a Ford Windstar with two passengers, they recognized one of the passengers, a nineteen year-old man, as a ‘person of interest’ for Immigration Canada. After communicating with Immigration Canada, officers learnt that the man was an illegal immigrant. An Immigration Canada agent spoke with the young man and informed him that he was being arrested and then asked the RPM to detain him until Immigration agents could question him.
Late Wednesday evening, at around 11:50 pm, the Regie de police Memphremagog received a call concerning the theft of a vehicle on Principale Est, in Magog. While the owner of the dark green Dodge Caravan was on her way to a washroom, she saw her vehicle being stolen. It has not yet been found and the suspect is still at large. Remember to lock your car doors!
On Thursday, September 18th, the RPM found 187 cannabis plants on a property on the Chemin de la Grand-Ligne, in Orford Township. The plants measured an average of two metres high and were spotted from a police helicopter. A 49 year-old Orford Township resident was arrested and then later released to appear in court at a later date, and more arrests are expected regarding this case. The next morning, the RPM arrived at a residence on route 220 in Orford Township with a search warrant. A routine stop by an officer three weeks before had begun this investigation. In the garage, the police found a marijuana grow-op of 300 plants. A 31 year-old man and a 25 year-old woman were arrested and charged with cannabis production, possession with intent to traffic, and the theft of electricity.