Police News – Follow-up of July hitand-run
On July 18th, 2015, around 8:45 am, a runner was hit by the mirror on the passenger side of a sport utility vehicle on the 13th rang in Orford near the intersection with Des Moissons. The runner was heading north when he was hit and the driver of the white vehicle continued without stopping to help the injured runner. The runner brought himself to the hospital before contacting the police.
The investigator with the Régie de police de Memphrémagog (RPM) contacted car dealers in the area and was able to identify the vehicle as a Hyundai Santa Fe built between 2001 and 2006.
After a press release was sent out describing the vehicle, four independent witnesses contacted the RPM reporting a vehicle matching the description which was owned by a Ste-Catherine de Hatley construction company and usually driven by a 27 year-old man from the same town. The vehicle was taken for evidence and the man was arrested and questioned by the police on Thursday, December 3rd. He was later released and the investigation continues.
Coaticook Sureté du Quebec officers carried out an operation earlier in the month on the hill on Child Street. During the operation, thirteen fines were given out, mostly for speeding. Also, one speeder was caught doing more than 100 km/ hr in a zone of 50. The fine came to $802 and ten inaptitude points for the man who was in his forties.
The Service des enquetes regionals de la Sureté du Quebec arrested a Sherbrooke man, last Friday, in connection with child pornography. Twenty-two year-old Mathieu Dumont appeared at the Sherbrooke Court House in the afternoon to face charges of importing child pornography and accessing child pornography. The police carried out a search in the afternoon at his home where computer material was retrieved to be analyzed.
The public can transmit any information about the sexual exploitation of children at cyberaide.ca.