Project Trinité | 17 persons are formally charged

22 september 2020

The SPVM assures greater police visibility in 5 Montréal neighbourhoods

Montréal, September 22, 2020 — The Director of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), Sylvain Caron, held a press briefing today, accompanied by Christine Christie, Inspector with the Service des enquêtes criminelles, and Cédric Couture, Inspector with the Service de la gendarmerie du Sud-Ouest, to share the results of the Project Trinité investigation regarding an attempted murder that occurred in October 2019 in Côte-des-Neiges. Mr. Caron also sought to reassure the population regarding all the work done by his police officers to solve violent crimes and assure greater police visibility in the areas that require it.

“Such events have an impact on the sense of safety felt by the citizens. I wish to reassure them today about the investigative work that has been done and that is not always visible. I want the public to know that we are there, that we are present and that we are doing our job. Montréal has always been proud to proclaim that it is a safe city and that all Montréal police officers are doing everything in their power to keep it that way. I thank them for this,” Mr. Caron emphasizes.

The Director of the SPVM expressed his determination to solve the other violent incidents that have occurred in the territory and that are undermining Montrealers’ feeling of security, especially in certain areas. The SPVM does not intend to skimp on resources.

He also took the opportunity to remind the public about the neighbourhood security operation, which is continuing in the weeks ahead and which involves reinforcement and greater support for Ville-Marie, Montréal-Nord, Ahuntsic and Rivière-des-Prairies in their local police visibility plans.

Project Trinité

This is an investigation that began in October 2019 after an attempted murder in Côte-des-Neiges. The investigation established that 4 suspects were directly involved in the event and 13 other individuals ran criminal activities related to firearms and drugs. A total of 17 persons are formally charged in court (14 persons have been arrested and 3 others are the subjects of outstanding arrest warrants). Depending on the case, the suspects will have to face charges of attempted murder, accessory after the fact, assault, and other counts related to firearms possession and trafficking and drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. The investigators also conducted 15 searches that resulted in the seizure of:

  • 5 firearms
  • 6 prohibited devices
  • hundreds of rounds of ammunition
  • various narcotics

The following 17 persons are formally charged

LEACH, Jérôme, 25 ans     THOMAS-BAILEY, Victoria, 22 ans
BOYCE-DICKSON, Chaquille, 25 ans   ZARIN, Amir-Reza, 24 ans
JOSEPH, Glendon, 21 ans  DAUTRUCHE, Kelvin, 25 ans
LEACH, Evander, 23 ans DE LA ROSA-CUSTODIO, Josée, 26 ans
MUNROE, Kelvin, 25 ans   HYACINTHE, Ashley-Jade, 26 ans
REID, Lalute, 45 ans JOHN, Shante, 26 ans
BATISTE, Esbon, 32 ans  LEWIS-MEADE, Nicolas, 24 ans
THOMAS-BAILEY, Alexandria, 27 ans JOSEPH, Duranus Shevron, 30 ans   
THOMAS-BAILEY, Samantha, 29 ans  


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