Gunfire in Chomedey
Sep 7 – Police responded to a call late Friday night in Chomedey after gunshots were heard. The street was closed while police established a secure perimeter and searched the area. An investigation is ongoing.
Pedophile Arrested, Police Seek Other Victims
Sep 6 – Laval police arrested a 73-year-old man alleged to have committed multiple sexual assaults on minors, starting in the 1960s. Several victims recently came forward to report the crimes, which led police to identify and arrest Antoine Trudeau. The victims were between the ages of 5 and 17, at the time the assaults occurred.
Investigators believe Trudeau may have assaulted other minors, and police are encouraging anyone who may have been victimized by this man to contact police.
Trudeau is a former member of a religious group called The Mission of the Holy Spirit. Back then, he was known by the name “Lafleche Trudeau.”
The alleged pedophile was arrested in June. He was arraigned and released on bail with conditions, and he is scheduled to return to court on November 7.
All calls to the Laval police info-line are confidential: 450-662-INFO (4636)
Police Arrest Cora Kidnapper
Sep 4 – Police arrested the main suspect behind the kidnapping of Nicholas Tsouflidis, the president of the Cora Group breakfast chain, which occurred 18 months ago.
Tsouflidis was taken at gunpoint from his Mirabel home, in March 2017. A passerby found him tied up and beaten, but alive, in a ditch by the side of Highway 13 in Laval several hours later.
The alleged kidnapper, 49-year-old Paul Zaidan, was arrested at his home in Laval early last Tuesday morning on charges including kidnapping and unlawful confinement. He was arraigned the following day.
Several published reports identified Zaidan as a former Cora franchisee. Laval police don’t believe the incident was linked to organized crime.
Police note there may be more impending arrests in the case.
No Suspects in Attempted Murder
Sep 1 – A man in his 30s was taken to hospital in serious condition after being shot several times last Friday evening.
Police were called at 5:20 p.m. by a passerby who discovered the injured and unconscious victim lying on the sidewalk of Bruno St. near Mayfield St. in Chomedey.
Investigators searched the scene for clues but there were apparently no witnesses and no one reported hearing gunshots, so there is little information to work with.
The incident is being treated as an attempted murder. Police do not currently have a suspect.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police info-line at 450-662-INFO (4636).
Police Seek Info on Truck Thief
Aug 29 – Police are turning to the public for help identifying a suspect who allegedly stole a Dodge Durango then helped himself to the owner’s credit card and did a little shopping at a nearby dépanneur.
The truck theft occurred on May 15 in the Chomedey area. Some of the owner’s personal documents were in the vehicle, including a credit card. It was used about an hour later.
Police are looking for two suspects; both are young, white males in their 20s. A surveillance camera captured the image of one of the suspects.
Police are also looking for the woman who seemed to be accompanying the suspect at the time these surveillance photos were taken. She is wanted for questioning as a witness; police do not consider her a suspect in the car theft.
Anyone with any information on the individual in the photo is urged to call 450-662-INFO (4636) or 911 and mention file LVL 180515 012.