Illegal Pot Grow-Op Busted
Feb 2 – Police arrested a 51-year-old man for illegally growing more than 150 cannabis plants in his house on Isabelle St in Fabreville. The unlicensed, and thus illegal, pot plantation was located a stone’s throw from Coeur-Soleil Elementary School.
Stemming from information received several weeks ago from a tip, investigators from the LPD’s Drug and Morality Squad also received information from Hydro-Quebec about the possible theft of electricity at the residence, indicating the likelihood of an illegal growing operation.
Police busted the weed grower during a search of the residence that took place at 10:40 a.m. on Feb 1.
The man was previously known to police, and has a prior record for similar offenses.
Car Crash and a Ticket
Feb 1 – Police responded to a violent car crash shortly before midnight at the intersection of boulevards Curé-Labelle and Louis-Payette. A driver headed south on Curé-Labelle ran a red light and plowed straight into the driver’s side of a vehicle turning north from Louis-Payette. Police called firefighters for help extricating the driver from her smashed car. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the woman and she was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries to her head and back.
The faulty driver did not suffer any injuries, but he was treated to a ticket for his negligent driving.
Seeking Identity of Sexual Assault Suspect
Jan 31 – Laval police are asking the public for assistance in tracking down a sexual assault suspect who claimed he was a nurse working for a CLSC. The suspect is wanted in connection with two separate incidents.
The first incident occurred in Chomedey on Dec. 6.
According to police, a man approached the victim’s residence and, once she opened the door, identified himself as a nurse from a CLSC. The victim was already receiving medical care and had no reason to be suspicious. Police say the suspect then exposed himself. The victim immediately closed her door and the suspect calmly walked away.
Police say the second incident occurred at the same address on Dec. 14. The victim recognized the suspect from the previous incident and refused to open her door.
Police have confirmed the suspect is not an employee at a CLSC.
The suspect is described as a male with a dark complexion, between 25 and 30 years old. He is of medium build and stands about 5-foot 7-inches (1.7 m) tall. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a dark coat with a fur-trimmed hood, and carried a red back pack.
Anyone with any information is urged to call 450-662-INFO (4636) or 911, and mention file LVL 181206 097. Calls are treated confidentially.
Thieves Steal TV & Fireplace
Jan 29 – After breaking in to Coiffure Extase in Fabreville at about 11 p.m., a duo of thieves treated themselves to the hair salon’s 55” television, electric fireplace, and about $500 in cash. The salon suffered minor damage, including busted locks on the front door, as well as a hole in the wall leading to a neighbouring store.
Police are reviewing security footage from the salon’s surveillance camera.
Igloos Prohibited on Laval Roads
Jan 25 – Police want to remind motorists that motorized igloos are not permitted on Laval roads.
Drivers must assume the responsibility of clearing the snow from their vehicle before attempting to drive.
A vehicle’s front and rear windshields, as well as side passenger windows, must be free of ice, snow, or anything that obstructs visibility for the driver.
Fines for this infraction range between $100 – $200, plus fees.
For the safety of pedestrians and others on the road, drivers must also remove any accumulated snow or ice that may detach and fly off once the vehicle is in motion.
Failure to adhere to this regulation may earn drivers a ticket ranging from $60 – $100, plus fees.