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“Hold-up et fructueuse chasse à l’homme dans l’est,”

Le Petit journal
, August 22, 1948. Page 03.

Un bandit de 23 ans a causé tout un émoi, vendredi matin, dans la paisible paroisse de Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, à l’extrême est de Montréal. Cerné par des policiers, il a vite du rendre l’argent volé, une somme d’environ $17,000, et reprendre le chemin de la prison qu’il n’avait quittée que le mois dernier. Les photos ci-haut retracent ce drame. A l’extrème gauches, les constables Edouard Leriche, Thibeault et St-Aubin encadrent le prévenu, qui a dit se nommer Bob Robert, mais dont le nom véritable seriat Marcel Davidson. La photo suivante montre le sergent X. Vailliancourt, de la Circulation, et l’agent Charbonneau, de Radio-Police, tenant la serviette aux $17,000. A noter que M. Vaillancourt n’était nullement de service, au moment du drame. Par dévouement, il a littéralement sauté dans son pantalon, pour donner le chasée au bandit, sur sa motorcyclette, et c’est à lui que revient surtout l’honneur de la capture. M. Vailliancourt  n’avait ni bretelles ni ceinture, et c’est un copain policier qui le voyant en train de perdre son patalon lui a prêté une ceinture. La photo suivante montre le local de la banque où

le bandit s’est emparé des $17,000, à l’angle des rues Boyce et Monsabré. Deux policiers ont vu le bandit démarrant dans une auto Ford, portant une licence ontarienne. C’est alors que la chasse commença, conduite par le motocycliste Vaillancourt, pour se terminer dans un cul-de-sac, d’où

le bandit se sauve à travers champs pour être bientôt cerné. A l’extrème droite, Mme. Henri Desrosiers, et son jeune fils, habitant le logis situé au-dessus de la banque,

le malandrin a tiré deux coups de revolver pour mieux effrayer les commis de banqus. L’un des projecticles a percé le plafond de la banque et le plancher du logis de Mme Desrosiers, passant à quelques pouces du sofa (cercie noir)

elle se reposait avec son enfant. 

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“Runaway Boy Recaptured,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 24, 1912. Page 01.

Kingston Lad Was Enjoying Drive With Livery Horse and Rig.
Ingersoll, July 24. – Bruce Ireland, a fifteen-year-old lad who four months ago escaped from the Industrial School at Mimico for the third time, was captured here by Constable Bearss. Last evening the lad was taken to Mimico by Mr. J. Morrison of the Industrial School. The lad, who was sentenced at Kingston, has evidently caused the school authorities considerable trouble. After reaching Ingersoll he hired a horse and buggy at a livery stable, and spent an hour or more driving about the town. Soon after returning to the livery stable he was taken into custody.

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“Sent to Industrial School.” Kingston Daily Standard. July 17, 1912. Page 08.
In juvenile court this morning a 16 year old lad was sent to the Industrial School. He was found guilty of having stolen a fare box from the Street Railway Company. Another boy who was implicated in the theft was remanded. There were five in the crowd, and warrants are out for the other three.

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“Burglarized Fruit Store,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 11, 1912. Page 01.

Two Youths Caught in Royal Fruit Store.

One Boy, Aged 14, Was Arrested – The Elder Boy Escaped – Had Beans, Fruit and Cigarettes.

The operations of two youthful burglars in the Royal Ice Cream Parlor were interrupted about 5 o’clock this morning by the proprietor, Michael Pappas. One of the young thieves, aged 14, was captured and appeared before the magistrate in juvenile court this morning. He was remanded until Friday morning.

That the young boys had every detail well planned is evidenced by the fact that they left bicycles in an alley near by. Granting entrance to the back of the shop by the shop leading off Montreal street, the young lads forced this back door and had just taken possession of a can of beans, a tin of fruit and some cigarettes when they were disturbed by the proprietor. A quantity of ice cream had been consumed and destroyed, as well as a number of dishes.

The elder boy escaped but the police will probably arrest him this afternoon.

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“Brought to Penitentiary,” Kingston Daily Standard. July 5, 1912. Page 08.

Thomas Moffat, the Gloucester township youth who was sentenced to three years in Portsmouth Penitentiary by Magistrate Smith on four charges of theft and housebreaking, was brought to the penitentiary yesterday by Sheriff G. C. Richardson.

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“‘Stop Cowboy Stuff’ – 17, Had Gun, Jailed,” Toronto Star. July 3, 1948. Page 19.

Newmarket, July 3 – ‘The cowboy stuff will have to be stopped,’ Magistrate O. S. Hollinrake told Alfred Wolfe Johnson, 17, when he sentenced him to one year determinate and 18 months indeterminate in York county court here yesterday on a charge of forcibly seizing I. Cornfield. On a second charge of pointing a loaded revolver, Johnson received six months sentence concurrent.

Johnston was arrested after Cornfield, a taxi driver, was ordered at gunpoint to drive from Newmarket to Sutton, June 3.

‘A heavier sentence might have been imposed because the consequences of your actions might have been more serious,’ said the magistrate. ‘You are only 17 and have been away from home for two years. A heavy sentence might be detrimental to your rehabilitation.’

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“Given Four Years,” Kingston Daily Standard. May 9, 1912. Page 08.

Belleville Youth Gets Heavy Term For Burglary.

The boy, Joseph Foley, aged sixteen years, who was convicted on his plea of guilty of burglarizing the house of his employer, Mr. Grass, in Thurlow, on April 30th, and stealing an open-faced watch and some money appeared before Magistrate Masson, Belleville, Wednesday morning, and was given four years in the Portsmouth Penitentiary.

His Worship had asked the youth if he had anything so say, to which the answer was given that he had not. The prisoner had been before the court several times in the last few months.

The boy is a small, sullen sort of chap. The term did not seem to affect him much. One big tear was seen on his right cheek as he sat down.

This is the heaviest sentence that has been passed in the Belleville police court in over eighteen months….

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