Police Seek Suspect Who Skipped Bail
Feb 18 – Police are searching for a man who failed to show up in court recently.
André Doré was arrested in 2014 and charged with multiple drug-related offenses. He was released on bail but has failed to appear in court since then.
The mug shot of Doré was taken when he was 56-years-old. He is now 62.
According to police, he was living in Chertsey, in the Laurentians, but his current whereabouts are unknown.
Police urge anyone with information about Doré’s location to call their info-line and speak confidentially with an officer: 450-662-INFO (4636)
Armed Standoff in Fabreville Ends Quietly
Feb 15 – A section of Boul. Ste-Rose was closed off to traffic on Friday afternoon as police dealt with an armed standoff situation.
Police say they received a call at 4:30 p.m. reporting an armed man in a house on Bellemare St. in Fabreville. A neighbour had rung the doorbell and had been greeted by a man with a gun at the door. The neighbour retreated to his house and called 911.
Around 10 officers were dispatched to negotiate with the armed man. They eventually convinced him to exit the house and the situation ended peacefully. The man was detained and could face possible criminal charges including pointing a gun at someone.
Ste-Rose Boulevard was closed for several hours between 31st Avenue and Frenette Street, as the standoff unfolded.
First Two Homicides of 2019 Occur Only Days Apart
Feb 14 – Laval police were called to the scene of the first two homicides of the year, which occurred only days apart from each other. The provincial police has since taken over the investigation due to the victims’ ties to organized crime.
The first murder happened on Feb 11.
Police responded to a call about an injured man in the parking lot of an apartment building on Havre des Îles Avenue in Chomedey. It was just after 4 a.m. Monday morning.
The victim, later identified as 35-year-old Eliot Blanchard, was taken to hospital in serious condition but later died of his wounds. Blanchard was well-known to police for previous drug-related offenses and his connections to local organized crime.
The second murder to occur in Laval happened about three days later.
Shortly before midnight on February 13, police received a call reporting a man lying on the ground beside his car on Potier St near the intersection of Edimbourg St. in Vimont. When police arrived, the victim was semi-conscious. He had suffered obvious injuries as well as a bullet to the head. He was rushed to hospital but subsequently died of his injuries.
The victim was identified as Ray Kahno, who police say, was a well-known drug smuggler with strong ties to the Italian mafia.
Walking Prohibited Along Snowmobile Trails
Feb 5 – Laval police want to remind everyone that walking along snowmobile trails is prohibited by law.
Pedestrians are not permitted on the trails, unless it is for the sole purpose of crossing the path safely and in the most direct manner.
Offenders may be subject to a fine of $150, plus fees.
Laval officers patrol the paths to ensure everyone’s safety.
Snowmobile trails are open until March 31, 2019.