Police Seek Victims of Convicted Pedophile
May 7 – Laval police are searching for potential underage victims of sexual exploitation following the arrest of convicted pedophile, Michel Fradette.
Police allege 39-year-old Fradette tried to solicit sexual favours from a 12-year-old girl. His cellphone allegedly contained thousands of photos and videos of child pornography.
At the time of his arrest, Fradette was on parole after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl.
Investigators say they believe Fradette may have other victims who have yet to come forward.
Mafia Murder at Laval Sheraton
May 4 – Laval police were called to the scene of a fatal shooting at the Laval Sheraton last Saturday. The incident took place at around 10 p.m. in front of hundreds of witnesses, including children.
The victim was identified as 49-year-old Salvatore Scoppa, whose criminal record includes guilty pleas for assault causing bodily harm and breaking and entering. He was the brother of Andrew Scoppa, alleged to be an influential figure in the Montreal Mafia.
The shooting in Laval was the first of three fatal shootings in the Montreal area in the span of eight days.
A 25-year-old man was fatally gunned down in a Brossard restaurant on Friday night. Two days later, another man was killed outside a residence in Terrebonne.
Police Seek Possible Witnesses
May 1 – Laval police are seeking witnesses to the homicide that took place during the evening of Thursday, April 25, in Ste-Rose at the corner of Boul. Marc-Aurèle-Fortin and François-Baillargé St.
Police want to hear from anyone who was in that area between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Anyone with information can speak confidentially with an officer by calling the info-line at 450-662-INFO (4636).