Several hours after starting a manhunt in Saint-Ulric, the Sûreté du Québec asked for the ;help from the public to find Jérôme-Vincent Vaillancourt, still at large. Since Wednesday morning, several police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have been on the trail of the 42-year-old man, wanted for illegal freedom.
The SQ specifies that the suspect is 1m96 (6ft 5in) tall, has brown hair and blue eyes. He has tribal-type tattoos on both arms, a sun on his chest on the heart side, and a star on the back of his neck.
Wednesday morning, the man was dressed in black and was carrying a dark backpack. He could be armed.
The Sûreté du Québec is looking for information related to the movements of the blue 2022 Honda HR-V vehicle, registered in Quebec Z84 MGM, found on route 132 between Matane and Saint-Ulric.
The blue Honda HR-V, found Wednesday morning.
Anyone who sees Jérôme-Vincent Vaillancourt is asked not to approach him and to contact 911. Any information that could help find him can be communicated, confidentially, to the Criminal Information Center of the Sûreté du Québec. Quebec at 1 800 659-4264.
The pursuit began at 9:20 a.m. this morning in Matane. The individual in his forties is said to have fled in a stolen vehicle, before abandoning it in Saint-Ulric after leaving the road, to continue on foot.
Started in Matane and then in the Saint-Ulric and Saint-Léandre sectors, the search extended to Saint-Vianney, in the Matapédia, where the individual would have been seen. According to the SQ, he would travel in a white car.
Police monitoring the area of Saint -Léandre
The Sûreté du Québec is still unable to indicate whether the man is armed or not. The police force acts as if it is.