Two citizens have been recognized by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) for the role they played in reporting a crime in February.

On February 26, the SQ presented certificates to Dominic Poulin and Mélissa Allaire for their civic involvement. On February 14 at around 4:30 p.m., they notified police of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center on Avenue Bethany in Lachute. Thanks to their vigilance and the information they provided, the police were able to locate the first suspicious vehicle as well as a second vehicle. Following police intervention, five people were arrested for theft and concealment. While searching the suspects, officers found that one of them had hidden something under a dress.  Police seized 42 cell phones from one person and 50 from another.  All suspects later appeared in court.

Poulin and Allaire received their certificates at the SQ MRC d’Argenteuil post with Lachute Mayor Carl Péloquin, MRC d’Argenteuil Public Security Committee Chair Marc-Olivier Labelle, and the interim manager of the MRC d ‘Argenteuil post, Sergeant Patrick Bourgon.