Police News – Warning to parents
On Sunday, July 10th, around 8:30 pm in Orford, the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) received a complaint about a dangerous individual in a vehicle. It was the parents on Du Blizzard Street, in Orford, who told the police that a man in his forties, Caucasian, short hair with dark eyes, a black beard, and speaking French, driving a dark red Chevy Van with rust on the bottom of the doors, was acting suspiciously. The man approached children at the side of the road, offering them candies. The man, who was alone in the vehicle, fled when an adult approached the van. A message has been sent out to all the police services in the region.
Late last week, according to the RPM, speed was at the cause of an accident that occurred on Montagnac Street. An eighteen year-old female driver was going too fast when she failed to make a stop at an intersection. Instead, she drove into a small pond on a private property, and then climbed out the window of the car. The driver wasn’t hurt but did receive a fine of $169 and three inaptitude points.
Also last week, on July 5th, a 49 year-old Magog man, Martin Dubois, drowned while swimming in Lac Fraser in MontOrford National Park. The man, who was a teacher at La Ruche high school, was trying to swim from the shore to a rock in the lake about one hundred meters from the shore, when he began having trouble. The person he was swimming with tried to help, and cried for help when a boat came near. He was taken to shore by boat where the beach lifeguard and a citizen tried to resuscitate him while waiting for the ambulance. He was pronounced dead at the CSSS Memphremagog.