AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT

On Monday, September 9, 2019 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Akwesasne Mohawk Police received a call of an individual suffering from unknown injuries. Police were dispatched to the area of River Road in Akwesasne, Quebec, where an off-duty paramedic was attending to the individual, a young male, who was seriously injured and unable to speak with police. Officers spoke with a second individual, who was also injured. Police obtained information that both subjects had been assaulted at a nearby residence and were transported to a hospital. Police also attended the hospital to continue their investigation.

This matter is still under investigation. No further information may be provided at this time.

Investigators are asking anyone who has information relating to this incident to call police at 613-575-2340. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Akwesasne Crime Stoppers by calling 613-575-2255.

HOMICIDE IN KANA:TAKON – INFORMATION UPDATE AUG 28, 2019

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service has issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of homicide suspect Victor J. Lazore, 33, Akwesasne, in connection with the death of 58-year-old Jeffery Allen Lazore-Arquette, Akwesasne on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 9:39 AM, the Akwesasne Central Dispatch received a phone call requesting an ambulance to attend the residence of Jeffery Allen Lazore- Arquette in Kana:takon (St. Regis, QC). The Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance Service and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police attended the residence.

Uniformed patrol officers entered into the residence and found a male known as Jeffrey Lazore inside the residence suffering from an unknown injury. The victim was immediately tended to by paramedic staff and transported to the Cornwall Community Hospital. The AMPS secured the area and the Sûreté Du Quebec Forensic Identification Unit was called to assist with processing the scene.

Jeffrey Allen Lazore-Arquette succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon of August 11, 2019 at the Ottawa General Hospital. On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 members of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service attended the Ottawa General Hospital for the postmortem autopsy examination. Preliminary findings confirmed the death to be caused by a gunshot wound. AMPS are investigating the incident as a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.

No further information may be released at this time.

Anyone with information that may help investigators are urged to call the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340 or the Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display. You will not be required to testify in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

HOMICIDE IN KANA: TAKON – INFORMATION UPDATE ( AUGUST 16, 2019)

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police, with assistance from U.S. authorities, have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the recent homicide in Kana:takon (St. Regis). An extradition order is being sought. Formal charges are forthcoming.

No further information can be released at this time. The public’s patience is appreciated.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340 or the Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.

Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display. You will not be required to testify in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

HOMICIDE IN KANA: TAKON – INFORMATION UPDATE (August 14, 2019)

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is continuing to investigate a recent homicide that occurred on Sunday, August 11, 2019, in the district of Kana:takon (St. Regis).  The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Allen Lazore-Arquette (age 58) of Akwesasne. 

AMPS investigators were called to the scene and the scene was secured and processed with assistance from the Sûreté du Quebec Forensic Identification Unit. The scene has since been released. A post mortem examination has been performed and investigators are waiting for the complete report.

At this time, no arrests have been made in relation to this incident. The investigation is ongoing and police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.

No further information will be released at this time.

Investigators are confident that someone has information that will help solve this investigation and provide closure for the family. Anyone with information is urged to call the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340 or the Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.

Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display. You will not be required to testify in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

AMPS INVESTIGATNG HOMICIDE IN KANA:TAKON

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is currently investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, August 11, 2019, in the district of Kana:takon (St. Regis).

The investigation ensued in the early morning when police and EMT’s responded to a residence where a male victim was found with an unknown injury. Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance transported the victim to Cornwall Community Hospital at which point he was airlifted to Ottawa. 

The victim identified as Jeffrey Allen Lazore-Arquette (age 58) of Akwesasne, succumbed to his injuries at the Ottawa hospital. 

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police and the Surete du Quebec Identification Unit are currently securing the scene of the investigation.

Investigators are encouraging anyone with information potentially relevant to the ongoing investigation to contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police or the local Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.

Akwesasne Mohawk Police Seize Guns, Drugs & Cash in Kana:takon

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service conducted a search warrant execution as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation on April 5, 2019 at approximately 7:00 PM at a residence in Kana:takon. The investigation is ongoing; however, one person has been formally charged in Valleyfield Provincial Court while a second person is scheduled to appear at a later date.

Andrew Mitchell Jr., 38, has been formally charged for the following offences:

  • Possession of a scheduled 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking cocaine
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing that the serial number has been altered or removed
  • Two counts of breaching a probation order

An extensive search of a residence on Sweetgrass Lane resulted in the seizure of cocaine, pills, marihuana, packaging materials, 2 handguns, 6 rifles, ammunition, 3 body armor vests, and approximately $16,000 in currency.

According to Chief of Police Shawn Dulude, “The AMPS would like to assure that the community is aware that any information provided to police in criminal matters will be investigated thoroughly. Community safety is of the utmost importance and it is my intention that our agency continues providing quality service to Akwesasronon.”

Chief Dulude concluded by congratulating the officers involved in the investigation, “[It was] a job well done by our investigators and the officers involved in the search warrant.”

Search Warrant Results in Seizure and Arrest

This past Saturday night (December 22, 2018) the Integrated Drug & Crime Unit of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence in the District of Tsi Snaihne (Snye).

The late night raid was the result of an ongoing investigation into illicit drug trafficking. The warrant execution resulted in the seizure of various types of drugs, an undetermined quantity of currency as well as firearms. Two people were arrested for offences subject to the Cannabis Act, the Criminal Code of Canada as well as the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. 

Both subjects were remanded to custody and will appear on Thursday, December 27, 2018 for a bail hearing. 

Louis Francis, 36 and Valerie Ann Lazore, 40 were charged accordingly before the Valleyfield Provincial Court on the following charges:

  • Possession of cannabis for unlawful sale and distribution subject to the Cannabis Act
  • Two counts of production of cannabis by altering the chemical or physical properties of cannabis subject to the Cannabis Act
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine subject to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act
  • Possession of a firearm without lawful possession subject to the Criminal Code
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm subject to the Criminal Code Valerie Ann Lazore was additionally charged with obstructing police in the execution of duty subject to the Criminal Code.

According to Akwesasne Mohawk Police Chief Shawn Dulude, the search warrant was a success as there were items seized at the residence that corroborate the application of the judicial authorization.

“Search warrants are no easy task to obtain, a lot of investigative work is put into the process,” said Chief of Police Dulude. “This was a significant seizure as drugs and guns pose a real safety concern.”

Police seized a large quantity of drugs in various forms and types.

“It will be quite the task to process all the items seized but at this point, I can confirm that there were many seized exhibits that reflect drug trafficking,” added Chief Dulude.

JOINT INVESTIGATION CONCERNING A HOMICIDE IN AKWESASNE

Akwesasne, July 26th 2018 – The Sûreté du Québec’s Crimes Against the Person
Investigation Service, in collaboration with the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and the St.
Regis Tribal Police, are currently investigating a homicide following the discovery of
unidentified human remains, yesterday, near St. Regis Island, in Akwesasne.

The investigation has revealed that the victim is Kenneth Francis Leaf, 50 years old, from
Akwesasne, who had been missing since January 2018. Investigators from the different police
services are working together in order to identify the perpetrator(s) of this vile crime.
Anyone who has information about this event is asked to contact the Sûreté du Québec’s
Criminal Information Center at 1-800-659-4264.

AMPS Officers Will Be Trained And Equipped With Naloxone Kits

Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service have started to phase in a plan to equip officers with a life-saving drug that reverses the effects of Opioid overdose.

30 AMPS offices will be trained and equipped with Naloxone kits. All uniformed patrol officers will be provided with Naloxone kits to carry while on patrol.

More than half of the patrol officers have already been trained to use the drug.  They will be help those who find themselves in an overdose situation, by administering naloxone, then helping them get the follow-up medical attention they will require.

Naloxone temporarily reverses the effects of opioid drugs like fentanyl, morphine, methadone and heroin.

Chief Dulude expects all 30 officers to start receiving their kits by mid-August.