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Man charged with kidnapping by RCMP in Colchester County District

Syed Azam

Colchester County District RCMP has charged a man with Adbuction after an incident that lead to an Amber Alert in Quebec.

A man has been charged with assault by the Colchester County District RCMP following an incident that triggered an Amber Alert in Quebec.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) contacted the Colchester County District RCMP on June 7, 2023, about a man who had been observed with an infant in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, close to Trois-Rivières. After the man stopped for gas at a gas station in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford but was unable to pay for it, the SQ received a request for a health check. The gas station attendant was concerned about the infant’s safety because the man was holding the child. The representative snapped a picture of the baby, the vehicle the man was driving and the tag. The vehicle had a Nova Scotia license plate, so the SQ contacted the Colchester County District RCMP.

Stewiacke Road residence was searched by RCMP officers. in West St. Andrews and verified that the child was not at home. As part of the investigation, RCMP officers began collecting additional information and learned that the man, who is related to the child, had taken the child. With help from the SQ, a Golden Alarm was given in Québec for the newborn child. The man, his infant, and the vehicle were safely located in Saint-Hyacinthe 45 minutes later. The infant was taken into care until arrangements could be made to reunite her with family in Nova Scotia. The man was arrested.

Jessie Wayne MacPhee, 31, of Lanesville, has been accused of Kidnapping. MacPhee was remanded into guardianship in Québec on June 7 and on June 9, he was gotten back to Nova Scotia. Today, MacPhee is scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court.

The RCMP would like to express their gratitude to the SQ for their assistance with this investigation and for locating MacPhee and the infant as quickly as possible. The RCMP might likewise want to thank the service station representative and individuals from people in general in Québec who brought in tips that lead the SQ to finding MacPhee and the baby. Since then, the infant has been reunited with his or her Nova Scotian family.

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