Car Crashes into Couche-Tard
July 8 – First responders were called to a dépanneur in Chomedey after a car crashed into the store’s front window. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on Sunday. For reasons yet to be discovered, the driver of a grey 4-door Honda Civic failed to stop the vehicle in the allotted parking spot and ended up smashing into one of the floor-to-ceiling front windows of the Couche-Tard located at 2520 Boul. Curé-Labelle, just south of Autoroute 440.
(photos by C.A.)
Fortunately, the vehicle was not going very fast when it rolled into the dep, and the collision caused no serious injuries.
Investigators will review the store’s security footage to help determine the sequence of events that led to the crash.
Police Investigate Fatal Fall
July 5 – Police are investigating after a worker fell to his death while attempting to carry out some repairs at a Laval business.
According to authorities, the 57-year-old man was an employee of a refrigeration/ventilation company. He was working at Volailles Régal, located on Michelin St. in the industrial sector of Chomedey when he suddenly plummeted several metres from where he was positioned.
Investigators are waiting to review security footage to determine the circumstances surrounding the untimely death.
Canada-Wide Arrest Warrant for Pimp
July 4 – Police across the country are on the lookout for David “Lingo” Maignan in connection with one count of sex trafficking of a minor, and other related charges. Authorities believe other victims have yet to come forward.
Maignan is an 18-year-old male who speaks both French and English. He is 1.86 m (6’1”) tall and weighs about 72 kg (160 lbs).
Police urge anyone with information about Maignan’s whereabouts to contact 911. Individuals should not attempt to approach him, as police consider him violent, dangerous, and possibly armed.
Suspect in Double Attempted Murder Arrested in Laval
July 3 – The suspect in a shooting incident in a Longueuil strip club was arrested in Laval late Monday night. Authorities in Longueuil had been looking for David Midouin since the January 7th shooting incident at Cabaret Doric, which injured two people inside the bar at the time.
Murillo Arizola Sentenced to 8 Years
July 2 – Winston Omar Murillo Arizola was sentenced to 8 years in prison on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, breach of conditions, and impersonating a police officer.
The 39-year-old received his sentence on June 14 at the Laval courthouse.
Laval police initially arrested Murillo Arizola on December 6, 2015, after he impersonated an officer and assaulted a woman. Two witnesses called 911 and alerted authorities which enabled the police to quickly nab the suspect.
When the story of his arrest was publicized by local media, other victims came forward with more reports of sexual assault by Murillo Arizola. The crimes were committed in Laval and Montreal between the years 1997 and 2007.
With collaboration from the Montreal police force, Laval investigators were able to arrest Murillo Arizola once again in February 2016 on new charges of sexual assault.
Tougher Laws Aim to Curb Distracted Driving
June 30 – New, tougher laws concerning the use of cell phones while driving came into effect on the final day of June this year.
A first-time offender caught using a cell phone while at the wheel – talking, texting, or just holding a cell phone while driving – will face a $300 fine and lose 5 points from their license.
A repeat offense will result in double the fine ($600!) and a suspended license for those who didn’t learn the lesson the first time.