During the night of February 19th, a Magog business on Sherbrooke Street was broken into. One or more people forced the door of a storage shed to steal more than $1000 in food. The investigation by the patrollers and detectives with the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) quickly led to the arrest of Bertrand Lee Buzzell, a 35 year-old Magog man with prior arrests dating back to 1995.
After a search of his home on St. Joseph Street on February 23rd, Mr. Buzzell was arrested, caught in the act of cooking some of the stolen meat. More food items from the targeted restaurant were found, such as meat, seafood, drinks, and desserts. All the food items were marked with the restaurant’s logo.
Bertand Lee Buzzell was accused of breaking and entering, theft, breaking probation, possession of a small quantity of marijuana and cannabis resin, and possession of a prohibited weapon, a telescopic stick.
Another investigation into the theft of around $150 from the coffee machine at the Magog library, which occurred on February 14th, 2016, was being conducted at the time of Mr. Buzzell’s arrest and, because he was linked to this crime, he was charged with it as well. The coffee machine received about $300 worth of damage during the theft.
For the moment, the suspect is being kept in detention.