– Accidental death in maple bush
Aman in his fifties died accidentally on Saturday, July 11th, on a property on the Cyr road in Ascot Corner. The man, who had been working in his maple bush, died when a branch from a tree that he was cutting fell on his head. A coroner’s inquest is still under way although police found nothing suspicious about the accident.
A fire that took place in a home on the Stanstead Road, in Ogden, on Saturday around 5:30 pm, is being investigated. The residents were not hurt but the building is a total loss. For now, the cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) was called to a camping site in Orford Park on Sunday, around 4:00 in the morning. When a forty year-old woman headed to the washroom, she saw a man stealing a purse from her minivan and screamed at him. He took off, dropping the purse, but she followed and caught up with the 69 year-old man who then punched her in the chin. She kept following him and screaming which alerted another camper who intercepted the man. He was guarded by the two ‘crime-busters’ until the police arrived.
The Sherbrooke Police Service is asking the public to help solve a theft that left a young man unconscious, with a concussion and several facial wounds. The 22 year-old was walking home after an evening downtown on July 12th, at 3:25 am, when he was attacked by a group of 7 or 8 individuals who crossed his path at 256 Dufferin, in Sherbrooke. They took the
man’s cellphone after beating him.
On Sunday, around 6:30 pm, emergency workers were called to try to find two teenagers lost in a wooded area around Marston. The two friends tried to go down the Victoria River from ValRacine towards Lac Megantic, had to stop to portage, and became exhausted. The teens were found about thirty minutes after midnight, safe and sound. The use of a Sureté du Quebec helicopter was used to rescue and return the teens to Baiesdes-Sables where they were reunited with their families.
A driver was caught going more than 100km/hr in a 50 km zone on route 116 in Danville on Saturday. She was given a fine of $734 and ten inaptitude points. Another driver was caught doing more than 120 km/hr in a 50 km zone in Wotton on Monday. The man in his forties had his license suspended immediately for seven days and received a fine of $1,223 and 14 inaptitude points.
The risk of being involved in a collision increases drastically as the speed of the car increases. For example, in an urban setting, the risk of being involved in a collision doubles with each 5 kilometres above the speed limit. Speeding is the main cause of fatal collisions on Quebec roads.