Friday , January 15 2021

740 statements of offense in Quebec since the curfew came into effect

The police have issued 740 tickets since the curfew came into effect on Saturday night across Quebec.

In Montreal, the police have issued 82 tickets, including one for a person homeless, for non-compliance with the curfew, according to a count established Monday morning.

The patrollers of the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ), for their part, submitted about twenty tickets from Sunday to Monday, in connection with the curfew regulation. During the night from Saturday to Sunday, around thirty reports were submitted.

Offenders who were caught outside after 8 p.m. were fined $ 1,550 each.

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) recognizes the vulnerable situation of homeless people, by being rather permissive with this social category.

“We don’t do it on purpose to issue them tickets, but we are there to help them,” said Caroline Chèvrefils, spokesperson for the SPVM.

The Montreal police did not specify the nature of the interventions made during this second night under curfew, so we do not know exactly why this homeless man was punished for having violated it.

During the first night, the SPVM had issued 103 tickets and a general offense report for recidivism, which will be given to prosecutors.

In addition, the Chateauguay Police Department (SPC) issued 12 statements of offense for non-compliance with the curfew during the weekend.

More than 300 people have been arrested, the SPC said in a statement.

In the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, which covers a vast territory north of Gatineau, the police only issued a statement of offense to someone who did not respect the curfew, police authorities said. . A total of 147 checks were carried out over the weekend by this police force.

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