– Ac­ci­den­tal death in maple bush

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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.

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