Bas-Saint-Laurent: a potentially dangerous fugitive still wanted

Bas-Saint-Laurent: potentially dangerous fugitive still wanted


The manhunt to locate fugitive Jérôme-Vincent Vaillancourt continued for a second day on Thursday in Bas-Saint-Laurent.

Au At the time of going to press, the 42-year-old man wanted for unlawful liberty had still not been found.


The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has been discreet in its public statements, limiting itself to saying that police officers were on the ground and that investigators were still “assigned” to this event.

“For obvious questions of security, whether for our members, the population and the individual in question, we cannot disclose more [information] in relation to their position on the ground,” said Sergeant Hélène St-Pierre.

According to information reported by Radio-Canada, the police do not rule out that the suspect may have traveled to New Brunswick. The SQ, however, did not want to confirm this possibility.

Vaillancourt, who has a well-stocked criminal record, fled after being seen in Matane. He then left the road in Saint-Ulric, before fleeing on foot.

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