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Police Report April 21, 2021

Dramatic rescue in Sainte-Barbe

The owner of a house located on chemin Bord de l’Eau in Sainte-Barbe was rescued from her burning home on April 16.
The woman was sleeping when flames broke out shortly before 1 a.m. “On the scene, and with the help of police officers, we were able to quickly get inside which allowed us to evacuate the owner who was still asleep,” said fire chief Joel Trudeau, of the municipal fire department. At the time, the fire was raging on an exterior wall and was threatening to spread to the attic. The fire caused considerable damage to the building.
About thirty firefighters battled the flames. In addition to the Sainte-Barbe Fire Department, firefighters from Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka and Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague were also on site.

(Éric Tremblay – Le Journal St-François)


Hefty fine for excessive speeding in Franklin

Officers from the Sûreté du Québec’s MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent station clocked a motorist travelling 65 kilometres above the speed limit on April 10 in Franklin. At approximately 9:30 a.m., officers pulled over a driver who had been travelling at 115 kilometres per hour in a 50 kilometre per hour zone on Route 209. The individual was fined $1,312 and received 14 demerit points. His driver’s licence was also suspended for a period of seven days.
The Sûreté du Québec would like to remind motorists that excessive speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal collisions on Quebec roads.



Drug-related arrests in Sainte-Barbe

An investigation that began last June led to a seizure of illegal drugs and drug-related materials from a residence in Sainte-Barbe on April 7. The operation was carried out as part of the ACCES – Cannabis program (Concerted Action Against the Underground Economy) by police officers and investigators from the Sûreté du Québec’s MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent station, as well as the Division des enquêtes et de la coordination sur le crime organisé (organized crime division).

Officers, in collaboration with a dog handler, searched a private residence located on 30th Street in Sainte-Barbe and seized approximately 50 grams of cocaine, close to 225 grams of cannabis, three cannabis plants and cuttings, 20 firearms, more than $1,000 in Canadian currency, and documents related to the trafficking of drugs.

A 60-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman from Sainte-Barbe were arrested. They were to appear at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse to face drug-related charges on April 8.


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