Police News – Cows escape to swim in lake
Last Friday, around noon, the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) arrested a 52 year-old man for breaking conditions. The man was supposed to stay at least ten meters from his former partner’s home but he was found at the limits of her property filming with a cell phone. On Sunday, around 12:30 pm, the RPM received a call about a herd of cows seen in the waters of Lake Memphremagog in the Austin area. The cows had broken through their fence to go and have a nice swim in the lake. The farmer was able to round up his cows and he fixed the fence, and all ended well.
Late last Friday night, there was a wave of criminal fires set between 11:00 pm and 2:30 am, around the City of Sherbrooke. The seven fires were started in rolling garbage and recycling bins, most causing little damage except for two of the fires that damaged sheds. Following an investigation by the Sherbrooke police, a man was arrested on September 18th.
The Sureté du Quebec’s Operation Cisaille continues in the Townships. In Woburn, police found and dismantled a grow-op in a barn where 350 marijuana plants were growing. One suspect was arrested. Earlier in September, a team of seven officers of the Coaticook MRC spent three days eradicating plants, finding more than 5,300 plants in Martinville, Compton and St-Hermenegilde. Last week, more than 1000 cannabis plants were eradicated in ten different locations in the municipalities of St-Valere, St-Albert, Kingsey Falls, Ste-Clothilde de Horton and Victoriaville. Anyone who sees suspect activities can call Echec au crime at 1 800 711-1800.