Quebec police arrest six after St. Leonard break-in, seize loaded firearms
A Surete du Quebec badge is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
MONTREAL -- Six men have been arrested and loaded firearms have been found in Montreal in connection to an alleged breaking-and-entering in the St-Leonard borough.
Police obtained search warrants for two dwellings and three vehicles following the alleged break-in on Montpetit street, they wrote in a release.
During those searches, police seized two firearms.
Five of the six men arrested appeared at the Montreal courthouse on Friday to face charges of breaking and entering a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence, as well as possession of a prohibited and loaded firearm.
Another 37-year-old man allegedly involved in the incident was released.
The five who remain in custody are:
- Rémy Paquet, 44, from Quebec City
- Éric Ouimet, 43, from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
- Gilles Junior Brisson, 34, from Pointe-aux-Trembles
- Yan Pichette, 40, from Quebec City
- Martin Lamarche, 38, from Laval
The five suspects are expected to return to court next week.
Police say their investigation is ongoing.