Po­lice News – coun­ter­feit money in Ma­gog area

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Mem­phré­m­a­gog MRC

On April 21st, the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) was called when a man tried to pass a fake Cana­dian $100 bill at the SAQ on Prin­ci­pale Ouest, in Ma­gog. The roughly 45 year-old man wore a black vest, a checked shirt, jeans, sun­glasses and black shoes and spoke French. He left with his fake money be­fore buy­ing any­thing and had other bills in his pos­ses­sion. The RPM wants lo­cal busi­nesses to be on the look-out for fake Cana­dian money.

On April 22nd, the RPM re­ceived a com­plaint about sus­pect phone-calls re­ceived by cit­i­zens. The peo­ple are asked to meet the caller and show them their elec­tric­ity bills, pos­si­bly to get a re­fund, and are asked other ques­tions like if they live alone. These types of phone-calls are dan­ger­ous and any­one who re­ceives one is asked to con­tact the po­lice im­me­di­ately, and press *57 af­ter the phone-call to get the per­son’s num­ber.

Also on April 22nd, around 7:15 pm, the RPM stopped a ve­hi­cle on the Ayer’s Cliff Road in Ste- Cather­ine-de-Hat­ley for a rou­tine check. The of­fi­cers no­ticed a strong cannabis smell com­ing from the ve­hi­cle and the man was ar­rested. The po­lice found only a few grams of hashish in his pos­ses­sion but the 51 year-old man had no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­pers. The sus­pect sug­gested go­ing to his home to get the doc­u­ments, which he did, ac­com­pa­nied by the po­lice. Once there, the of­fi­cers no­ticed a strong odor of cannabis, some­thing they were get­ting used to, and a sec­ond man, 41 years old, was ar­rested. The po­lice then got a search war­rant which led to the seizure of about forty cannabis plants a lit­tle over a me­ter high each, hashish, $1,100 in cash and the equip­ment to pro­duce cannabis. The two sus­pects were freed and will await crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings.

On April 24th around 9:30 pm, an alarm brought the po­lice to Fisette Street, in Ma­gog, where they found a bro­ken win­dow and traces of blood lead­ing to the garage where two bi­cy­cles were miss­ing. Two in­di­vid­u­als were ar­rested about 100 me­ters

away with the bi­cy­cles. A 30 year-old man and a 19 year-old woman, both from Mon­treal, were ar­rested for break­ing and en­ter­ing and theft. They were re­leased with a prom­ise to ap­pear in court. Later that night, around 2:25 am, the same sus­pect was sur­prised when he tried to steal a cash reg­is­ter in a restau­rant on Sher­brooke Street, in Ma­gog. Af­ter his ar­rest, the po­lice dis­cov­ered that he had stolen things in sev­eral Ma­gog de­pan­neurs. The young woman with him was work­ing for him as an es­cort and ac­cu­sa­tions of pimp­ing will be made when the man ap­pears in court.

Some­time be­tween 4:30 pm on Mon­day and 6:30 am on Tues­day, there was a huge rob­bery on the con­struc­tion site of Hy­dro Ma­gog at 2023 RenePat­naude. An em­ployee dis­cov­ered the theft on Tues­day morn­ing when he ar­rived at the con­struc­tion site. More than forty con­struc­tion work­ers had their tools stolen, val­ued at thou­sands of dol­lars. Most of the tools stolen were man­ual tools rather than elec­tric tools, which were left in place. The area had been locked up with pan­els need­ing a spe­cial tool to open and the tool­boxes were locked. The thief or thieves must have been fa­mil­iar with the site and known what type of tool they needed to ac­cess the equip­ment. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call the RPM in­ves­ti­ga­tor at 819 843-3334.

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