Canadian Fugitives Back In Jail

June 23, 2014

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Three men who broke out of the Orsainville Detention Center in suburban Quebec City June 7 were rearrested yesterday morning in Montreal.

Serge Pomerleau, Denis Lefebvre and Yves Denis were arraigned today in Quebec City on charges of escaping from a provincial detention centre and escaping lawful custody. Reportedly, Pomerleau laughed when prosecutors asked the judge to deny bail.  Police and Candian news outlets have linked the three men to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Police have treated the men as if they were a public threat. They were transported to court in three separate motorcades and no one was admitted to the courtroom without being searched.

Before their apprehension the three men were last seen flying in the general direction of the Atlantic Ocean in a green helicopter that had landed in the detention center yard.

Simon Bédard

The men were apprehended in a Montreal condominium that police say had been rented by a man named Simon Bédard. Bédard rented the condo from a corporation called Gestions Pierre Loiselle Inc. Police have declined to say how they found the fugitives.

Bédard has been reported to be a longtime member of the Mercenaries Motorcycle Club which has maintained friendly relations with the Hells Angels over the last two decades. Bédard lost a leg when a bomb exploded under his automobile in 1995. Police blamed the bombing on a fraternal organization called the Rock Machine and claimed the incident was connected to a “war” over control of the sale of illicit drugs in Quebec Province.

Police have announced they would like to interrogate Bédard but do not know where he is.

Operation Crawfish

Denis, Lefebvre and Pomerleau were arrested at the conclusion of a police investigation called Operation Crawfish. Police claimed to have confiscated “several kilos” of cocaine, about $1 million in cash and numerous personal possessions including Pomerleau’s airplane and helicopter. Two Canadian judges were among 51 people arrested in connection to the case.

Police also allege the three men were “key players” in an extensive drug-trafficking ring in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Police accused the men of being “tied” to the Hells Angels in Canada. The exact nature of those ties has never been made public. Police say the men killed three “rival” drug dealers. They are scheduled for trial on those charges next January.

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12 Responses to “Canadian Fugitives Back In Jail”

  1. Ol'Goat Says:

    What Road Whore

  2. jj solari Says:

    “lawful custody.” hahahahahaha being kidnapped sounds ok if you just use the right vocabulary.

  3. Road Whore Says:

    What a lousy plan! Yes, great first part of the plan, and then what the hell happened? I’m sorely disappointed…if you’ve got the resources and the cojones to pull off an escape like that then you should have had the resources and cojones to have remained free for the rest of your natural life!

    Ride Free

  4. RVN69 Says:

    Looks like they planned part A of the excape pretty well, the rest not so much.

  5. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    A green helicopter? Bwaaahaaa. What a great story!!

  6. Dave Says:


    I think the only people better at twisting words are politicians and women. I prefer not to speak to any of them unless I have to, and then I speak as few words as possible (especially when talking to my wife).

  7. Paladin Says:

    Once airborne, the rescued individuals next stop of any length should have been in a Country where the predominate language is either Spanish or Portuguese. Why these guys spent two weeks hiding out in Montreal is rather puzzling.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  8. Nags Says:

    Always remember anything you say can and will be twisted around, taken out of context, and used to put you under the jail. The only thing to say after ur arrested is “where’s my lawyer”?

  9. Done Says:

    “Friendly realtions” with the 81. Is that some Canadian legal term of which I’m blissfully unware? I recall an 81 Club House where both the FP Members & Prospects did the upkeep on elderly neighbor’s houses in a rather urban neighborhood, where their 24/7 occupants somehow kept crime on that dead end to a minimum. A sweet little old lady who was grateful would always wave when they rode by and they would stop and see that she was okay. Perhaps in Canada she is on a list of “friendly old ladies”. What rubbish.

  10. Jim666 Says:

    You are correct sir!
    I almost commented on this story on yahoo but decided not too.
    90% of all the worlds non violent drug offenders are behind bars because somebody else didn’t want to do their time not because the cops know how to do Sherlock Holmes detective work but simply because of some low life snitch !

    what to say to a cop if questioned ? = “NOTHING”

    Virginia Jim

  11. Dave Says:

    I smell a rat.

  12. Paladin Says:

    Obviously; all the facts are unknown, but on the surface, one would think that if one had the resources to pull off an airborne rescue, there would be new “papers” and other transport standing by, capable of getting the above mentioned out of their Country and into another.

    When planning any endeavor, it is critically important that the operation’s momentum be maintained. The home team’s reaction never trumps the visiting team’s action. A successful operation has to be at a minimum two moves ahead of the opposition. Why two moves? If Murphy gets on board, two moves allows for a change of plans (plan B) while still giving a “one move” cushion against the home team.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


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