Car theft averted

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By Jessica Murphy Westmount public security helped prevent a car robbery last Thursday.

Public security officers Robert Forbes and Sergeant Kim Colquhoun were patrolling the Western periphery of Westmount when they noticed three suspicious young men near a car at the Sherbrooke Street and Decarie Boulevard intersection at 3:28 a.m. They called Station 12 police, who arrested the men on suspicion of car theft. “We prevented a car robbery,” noted public security Captain Richard Bourdon.

Colquhoun and Forbes were featured in this column last month as well, when they nabbed three teenage pot smokers at the Summit lookout.

Park and parking patrols to increase

Public security has hired five new parking inspectors. Two start this week, two next week, and one the following week. “First of all, we lost three parking inspectors to the police academy and we have to replace them,” said Bourdon, who is temporarily replacing Director Richard Blondin. “Also, we need more parking inspectors for the summer.”

Public security is also in the process of hiring eight cadets to patrol parks. This is in continuation with last summer’s park patrols, as public security wants to increase their presence in Westmount’s parks and to continue to enforce new park curfew regulations to curb underage drinking and graffiti.

The police tech cadets will be in the parks from late May until Labour Day.

Organizations: Station 12

Geographic location: Westmount, Sherbrooke Street, Decarie Boulevard

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