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A resident of the South Shore arrested by mistake by the police –

Zachary Boivin is not ready to forget his evening of August 17, when agents of the Régie intermunicipale de police Roussillon arrested him at his home, then released after finding that they had made a mistake about the person.

The Régie intermunicipale de police Roussillon did not want to comment on this event, “since it is not appropriate to comment on an operational file, as well as its methods of intervention,” she told the Reflection.

Zachary Boivin (Photo courtesy)

As for Zachary Boivin, 18, he says he suffered a shock.

“It’s better than yesterday, let’s say,” he told the Journal the day after his arrest.

“I haven’t slept all night. It was a nightmare, ”continued his mother Marcelina Jugureanu.

At around 9 p.m., three police cars arrived at his home in Delson.

“I thought it was for an event in the neighborhood, but I realized they were there to talk to us,” she says. I opened the door, then they asked me if a man named Zachary Boivin lived at that address. I didn’t understand what was going on. ”

“You don’t show up at someone’s house to arrest them without knowing if it’s the right person!” -Marcelina Jugureanu

According to his version, the police told him that they intended to put his son under arrest. Seeking to know the reasons for the intervention, but without success, Ms. Jugureanu said she suggested to the police that they were wrong.

“They reminded me that Zachary was major and that I did not have to intervene, continues the one who affirms that the police officers did not read him his rights. He was told that he would be able to speak to a lawyer once he arrived at the station. “

The mother was not yet at the end of her surprises when she learned that the latter was being questioned by the police in a parking lot at the end of the street rather than at the station in Candiac.


Zachary Boivin confirms that he was questioned about his whereabouts of his evening, a few meters from the house, he says.

“They told me several times that they knew I left my room through the window to do something wrong. I pointed out to them that at 18, I didn’t have to go out the window, but rather the front door, ”he quipped.

According to the young man, it was when the police spoke about his alleged criminal record, in particular, that the tone changed.

“I’ve already been notified of a burnt headlight on my vehicle, that’s all,” he says. Then, they wanted to confirm personal information. They were incorrect in my case. ”

At his request, the police took him back to his home after an interrogation of about twenty minutes, relates the resident of Delson, without apologizing.


Ms. Jugureanu wishes to file a police ethics complaint, since she considers that “the intervention procedure was not normal”.

“They came to us without thinking,” she protested.

In this regard, the Régie intermunicipale de police Roussillon informed the Reflection that she invite the complainant to contact her “so that she can direct her properly”.