Press release

The following information is to alert, educate and advise the public on important events involving the BNPP police service.  This information may include changes to the law; job offers; dangers that the public may encounter, including AMBER alerts; and files that are destined for the courts. 

Barricaded person

On May 24, 2022 at 5:43 a.m., BNPP Regional Police officers were called to intervene in a residence in Pointe-Verte. A man was barricaded in a house and the BNPP negociator agent managed to get him out and he surrendered to the officers. He was brought to the hospital for an evaluation. The intervention took place without violence and ended a little before 10:00 a.m. Police officers, members of the Miramichi and Bathurst intervention unit, came to lend a hand to those of the BNPP Regional Police. 

Charges laid

On May 24, 2022, the BNPP Regional Police filed a series of criminal charges against Michel Beaudoin, 56, of Petit-Rocher. The new charges are: assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, sexual assault, administering a destructive substance, forcible confinement and attempted murder. This stems from an event that occurred on May 5th, 2022 in Petit-Rocher when the police intervened in a private residence.

Michel Beaudoin is incarcerated and will be back in court on June 20th to enter a plea.

The investigation was conducted by the officers from the BNPP Regional Police and assisted by the Identification Service of the Bathurst Police Force.

The court issued a publication ban under section 517(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada

On May 4th, 2022, Steven Laurette appeared in the Bathurst Provincial Court to answer two criminal charges against him. The offenses are under sections 139 (2)(a) obstructing justice and 145 (5)(b) failing to comply with an order. The plea has been adjourned and Mr. Laurette is due back in court on May 12th at 1:30 p.m. The investigation was carried out by the BNPP Regional Police.