Pedestrian Shot Twice
Feb 9 – Laval police are investigating a mysterious shooting in Chomedey that left one woman with two bullets in her leg. The incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say she was walking along Boul. Curé-Labelle near Boul. Notre-Dame in Chomedey when she was hit by the two bullets. Few details about the victim were released, except that she’s an adult female and her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Officer suspended for imprudent driving
Feb 9 – In March 2013, Laval police officer Jessica St-Pierre and her partner were responding to a call regarding an altercation between two men on Boul. Samson when the police cruiser was involved in a collision at an intersection with another vehicle. According to the report, St-Pierre was driving over the Highway 13 Boul. Samson overpass traveling at 106 km/hr. The police cruiser’s lights and sirens were on and the officer slowed the vehicle to 97 km/hr as she went through the red light at the intersection. Another car entered the intersection and that’s when the collision occurred. The driver of the second car suffered minor injuries.
The Police Ethics Committee ruled that the accident could have been avoided had St-Pierre showed more caution when crossing the intersection, adding the call the officers were responding to was not a matter of life or death. The Committee penalised the officer with an eight-day suspension without pay. St-Pierre has since apologized for the accident.
Network of crack cocaine dealers dismantled
Feb 10 – More than 100 officers from the LPD, the SQ, the Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudière Regional Squad, as well as the Thérèse-de-Blainville police service were involved in carrying out 8 search warrants in Laval, Lorraine, and St-Lin that targeted a well-structured network of crack and cocaine drug dealers operating mainly in Chomedey.
The investigation, nicknamed Dentelle, began in July 2015 following information received from the public. Eight suspects were arrested on multiple charges of drug trafficking and possession with intent to traffic. Police are still looking for a ninth suspect connected to this case.
Teenager Stabbed in Pont-Viau Park
Feb 14 – A violent fight between two groups left a 17-year-old fighting for his life after being stabbed multiple times. According to Laval police, the incident occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday evening. Two groups of people got into an altercation at René-Patenaude Park and the teenaged victim ended up being stabbed several times. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery. As of Monday morning, the victim’s condition had stabilized and his life was no longer in danger.
The investigation continues and police have not yet identified any possible suspects.