Crime family stole lumber to build house


by Trevor Greenway on December 3, 2009

The Gatineau Hills’ own Bonnie and Clyde are no longer just a duo, as a third suspect has been arrested in the break and enters that took place Nov. 11 and 12.

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The newest suspect, 46-year-old Robin Seguin, joins his brother 35-year-old Danny Seguin and his wife Claudine Barrette, who were both busted red handed in mid-robbery at 71 River Rd in Alcove Nov. 12. Barrette and Danny were immediately arrested and police later arrested Robin on Nov. 23 after receiving information from witnesses.

MRC des Collines Police Spokesperson Martin Fournel said the interrogation of Robin led police to tie the three to at least 12 more break and enters in the area. It also led them to a search warrant, which took place at the home Danny and Claudine at 715 Poisson Blanc Rd in Gracefield.

“In the Outaouais region, they were quite active,” said Fournel.

The Nov. 26 search warrant revealed a bow and arrow that was buried in the basement, some jewelry and some power tools. MRC des Collines Police Spokesperson Martin Fournel said it’s hard hard to know the value of stolen goods actually in the house, but added that part of the house was also built with stolen goods.

“We can presume that they are building their house with stolen stuff,” he said, who added that police have information of the trio stealing lumber in the area.

Fournel wouldn’t say exactly how officers knew to dig in the basement for the weapon, only that they had “good information on where to search.”

Robin was detained, as he has an extensive criminal record, including some penitentiary time. Danny and his wife Claudine, who were released on a promise to reappear in court Feb. 10, 2010, have not been rearrested, but Fournel said they would be interviewed again in the near future.