(Sherbrooke) The Service de police de Sherbrooke (SPS) reports that it has distributed in the territory it patrols 26 tickets during the holiday season for breaches of public health instructions.
In its report drawn up on Monday, the SPS specifies that seven of these findings were submitted after the receipt of 35 calls requiring police travel between 23 and 28 December. During the period from December 29 to January 3, 19 reports were submitted after the receipt of 33 calls requiring police travel.
The SPS reports two types of offense: prohibited gatherings and failure to wear a mask.
For its part, the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) distributed 52 statements of offense last Thursday evening, including 46 for violation of the public health decree, during rallies in the Parliament Hill sector, despite the ban in force. During Christmas week, from December 21 to 27, the SPVQ issued 41 tickets, most for illegal gatherings.
About 50 fines were distributed during Christmas week by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), which mainly served as warnings to those who violated health measures. A few days ago, in its report from December 21 to 27, the SQ said that it had submitted 51 findings and general offense reports, but added that 604 warnings had been issued during the same period.
As for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), which must draw up its holiday report this week on its interventions to ensure sanitary rules, it reported that during Christmas week, its agents had issued 34 tickets, ten times less than the previous week. Its agents, however, made 7,873 visits to commercial establishments when the sale of non-priority goods was to have ceased.