The former star pilot, on the run since December, finally surrendered to the police on Wednesday evening. The man was one of the ten most wanted criminals in the province.
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Normand Dubé arrived at the Mascouche police headquarters at around 6:30 pm The police had been chasing him for more than six weeks.
At around 10 p.m., the man, wearing a toque and a gray coat, came out of the police station handcuffed, escorted by two policemen. According to our information, he was transported to the Saint-Jérôme detention facility.
The court had revoked his freedom on recent charges of breach of conditions in mid-December. Mr. Dubé would have gone to a notary and to the bank, without notifying the police of his movements when he had to do so.
The latter was suspected of hiding in outfitting operations in the north of the province, according to the search notice of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ). Our sources indicate that he would have had assistance in hiding during this period. According to our information, more than twenty people, including acquaintances of Normand Dubé, had been met in order to find him.
The fugitive is said to have left his car and cell phone at his residence in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, in the Basses-Laurentides, before disappearing. Warrants were reportedly requested to analyze its electronic equipment.
Normand Dubé was found guilty of sabotaging Hydro-Quebec high voltage lines in 2014, as well as of having started arson and of making threats against officials in another case.