Police warn drivers to use care at St. John's/Pierrefonds intersection
Station 3 (serving Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Ste. Genevieve and Ile Bizard):
A 42-year-old Pierrefonds woman had her car stolen from the parking lot of a local train station while she was at work recently, police said. The woman arrived at the Roxboro train station Feb. 7 at 5:25 p.m., and upon searching the parking lot for her 2004 Toyota Matrix, realized the car had been stolen, said Const. Dan Maheu of Montreal police Station 3. Police said no trace of a break-in could be found on the ground and because the lot has no surveillance cameras, no video of the incident is available and no witnesses reported the event. The doors were locked on the car and distinctive markings include a Revenu-Quebec sticker on the driver's side of the windshield and a sticker marked 'Vengo' on the passenger side. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Station 3 police are warning drivers using the intersection of Pierrefonds and St. John's boulevards to drive with caution in the wake of an accident that totalled both vehicles involved earlier this month. The accident occurred Feb. 2 at 10:09 a.m., said Const. Dan Maheu of Montreal police Station 3. One car was travelling east on Pierrefonds Boulevard on a green light and had the right of way going straight through the intersection. The second car, travelling west on Pierrefonds Boulevard, attempted to turn south onto St. John's Boulevard despite not having the right of way, when the two collided, Maheu said. The driver of the car travelling east was not visibly injured, but having undergone recent neck surgery, was taken to Lakeshore General Hospital as a precaution, while the driver of the car travelling east appeared slightly confused by the incident and was bleeding from a laceration to the head, Maheu said. The second driver was transported to Sacré-Coeur hospital for a trauma screening. Maheu warns drivers to exercise caution at the intersection because drivers try to 'force' the light and execute potentially dangerous turns in the name of haste.
Station 5 (serving Pointe Claire and Dorval):
Station 5 police stopped a man attempting to ship stolen goods to the Middle East through the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Dorval late last month. The 43-year-old Montreal man is being investigated after customs agents investigated his shipment, which consisted of a number of boxes filled with electronic equipment, said Const. Helene Jubinville of Montreal police Station 5. When customs inspected the boxes Jan. 30 at 1:45 p.m., they discovered the equipment had all been stolen. Police advise anyone that is in possession of stolen property is committing a crime and can be charged. The investigation is still in progress, Jubinville added.
A Pointe Claire restaurant was broken into during the night late last month, with the thieves targeting an automated-teller machine (ATM) located in the rear of the restaurant.
Const. Liliana Bellucci of Montreal police Station 5 said thieves broke two locks with a steel bar before moving into the eatery on St. John's Boulevard in Pointe Claire Jan. 26 between 2:06 and 2:11 a.m., when they moved to the rear of the restaurant and forced the door on the front of the cash machine, making off with the money inside. Police were unable to say how much cash was taken or to even get a brief description of the suspects, Bellucci said. The investigation is ongoing.