3 dangerous criminals escape jail
Paul Cherry, The Gazette [Montreal, Quebec]
Monday, December 17, 2007
Three men considered armed and dangerous escaped from the Montreal Detention Centre with the aid of a ladder they used to scale a wall.
A fourth inmate, at what was formerly known as the Bordeaux jail, was also part of the apparently well-planned escape but broke his leg when he fell off the ladder.
Constable Rémy Guilbert, of the Sûreté du Québec, said because all three of the men who escaped should be considered armed and dangerous because of their criminal pasts. All three escaped in a car that was waiting for them outside the detention centre.
Alain Ste. Marie, 36, in particular has a lengthy criminal record that includes several convictions for armed robbery. He was being held at the detention centre while awaiting trial on a total of 62 charges, including
several counts of armed robbery. Ste. Marie is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
Stéphane Bissonnette, 25, had two cases pending, one for armed robbery and the other for possession of cocaine. Bissonnette is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 183 pounds.
Laurent Bousquet, 28, was awaiting a possible trial for armed robbery and recently completed a 14-month sentence for an armed robbery on the South Shore.
Guilbert was unable to say how the men were able to access a ladder for their escape.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the three men can contact the SQ at [phone number removed].