Human Bones Discovered in Vacant Lot on 440
Apr 27 – Laval police are investigating after human bones were found near Highway 440 early Wednesday morning. Police received a call around 9:15 a.m. from workers at a construction site who was touring the site by foot and stumbled upon the gruesome discovery. Investigators were dispatched; the bones were quickly identified as human remains and the scene was cordoned off.
The bones were found by the side of Highway 440, just east of Highway 13, in a vacant lot next to a McDonald’s restaurant.
Police Seek Ring-Snatching Thief
Apr 22 – Laval police are looking for a middle-aged man who stole rings from an elderly woman in Laval when she answered the door. On March 15 at about 4 p.m., a man knocked at the woman’s door and snatched two rings right off her fingers as she stood in the doorway, then he ran off. When investigators questioned neighbours, they discovered that several days earlier a man matching the suspect’s description had approached another woman living nearby. She told police the man had knocked at her door under the guise of needing to inspect her water-heater, and that he had been very insistent.
The suspect is described as a white male, about 35-45 years old. He is about 1.75m (5’7”) tall and weighs about 70kg (155lb).
Police are asking anyone with information to call the LPD confidential info-line at 450-662-4636 or 911 and mention file LVL 160315 040.
Police Suspect Other Potential Fraud Victims
Apr 22 – Police have arrested 52-year-old Lyn Levasseur, accused of committing fraud to the tune of several thousands of dollars. At the time, Levasseur was working in administration at a business in Laval and police suspect she may have also targeted other businesses or individuals. Investigators believe more victims may yet come forward.
Levasseur appeared in court on April 21 to face one count of fraud – article 380 (1) of the Criminal Code.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police info-line at 450-662-4636 or 911 and mention file LVL 151202-057. All calls are treated confidentially.
Commuters Urged to Report Sexual Crimes on Public Transit
Apr 19 – Laval police have joined other police forces in the greater Montreal area in a new awareness campaign called Réagissez-Dénoncez (See It – Speak Out) designed to encourage people to report incidents of inappropriate behaviour on public transit. That can include incidents of flashing, groping, exhibitionism or sexual assault.
The month-long campaign encourages commuters – victims or witnesses – to contact police whenever they see people committing sexual crimes. The most common incidents are inappropriate sexual contact, which often occur at rush hour when the busses and metros are crowded, and cases of exhibitionism.
According to police, the number of reported sexual crimes in the metro system doubled from 2013 to 2015.