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Mug shot of Valentina Velasquez, taken from a prior arrest. Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.

Velasquez back in Vermont to face charges

in Derby/Derby Line/Newport/Quebec/Sherbrooke/Stanstead/Vermont

DERBY LINE — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrived last week at the Derby Line port of entry with Valentina Velasquez. Velasquez, the suspect in an attempted armed robbery that took place in Derby, who fled the country and illegally entered Canada without inspection in September, was subject to a Canadian Removal Order due…

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Mug shot of Valentina Velasquez, taken from a prior arrest. Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.

Quebec court orders psychiatric exam for international police chase suspect

in Derby/Eastern Townships/Newport/News/Quebec/Sherbrooke

SHERBROOKE, QC — Valentina Velasquez, 31, of Newport, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine her ability to face the charges against her in Canada, after she led police on an international chase that started in Derby, and ended near Coaticook, Quebec. The request for the evaluation came through her lawyer who was at the…

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Nearly 300 march in solidarity with Gaza in Sherbrooke

in Eastern Townships/News/Quebec/Sherbrooke

SHERBROOKE, QC — Chanting “Isreal assassin,” and “vivre, vivre, Palistine,” as well as accusing Israel of genocide, nearly three hundred protesters took to the streets of downtown Sherbrooke on Saturday to march in solidarity with Gaza. The large crowd started gathering on Place de la Gare, outside the Grand Times Hotel at around noon, and…

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