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Officer and Father Arrest Same Man 28 Years Apart

AP via YellowBrix

October 15, 2010

SALEM, Mass. (AP) – When Salem, Mass., police officer Kevin St. Pierre arrested a man suspected of robbing two stores this week, he thought the suspect’s name sounded familiar. He was right. His father, former Chief Robert St. Pierre, had arrested Clement Lavigne 28 years ago during an investigation of a series of arsons in the city. Kevin St. Pierre was 4 at the time, his dad a lieutenant.

The younger St. Pierre told The Salem News the suspect’s name rang a bell when he made the arrest Thursday, but didn’t realize who he had nabbed until veteran officers reminded him.

Lavigne, then 24, was convicted of the 1982 arsons and spent time in prison.

Lavigne, now 53, pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering and larceny in the new case and was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Lavigne’s attorney, Heidi Shore, did not immediately return a phone message.


Information from: http://www.salemnews.com/


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    This guy should quit all together..His number is up..just wait for the grand kid...

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    arroyol

    over 3 years ago

    696 Comments

    Sweet

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I have arrested Father and Mother. Then 20 years later arrested son. Nothing like keeping it in the family.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16734 Comments

    Ok.......

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    Hbryant188

    over 3 years ago

    594 Comments

    Gives new meaning to the term "Career Criminal".

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10910 Comments

    Just goes to prove some folks need a structured lifestyle( like jail ! ) to stay in line. Old habits are hard to break .....

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    SkoolCop

    over 3 years ago

    4534 Comments

    Additional proof that you just can't fix stupid and that stupid is as stupid does.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    WOW.... How is this for "refreshing news"...? Gotta love it..!!!

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    Alexander_Ott

    over 3 years ago

    572 Comments

    Like father like son, eh?

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    "And around and around it goes. Where it stop nobody knows." The Wheel of Fortune at the Carnival. Karma's a B___H isn't it? Some folks are just hard to forget.

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    mdbake1980

    over 3 years ago

    96 Comments

    Creatures of habbit?! Keeps us employed.

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    npd783

    over 3 years ago

    1158 Comments

    That is one of the best stories yet.

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    revcarey70

    over 3 years ago

    234 Comments

    And round and around we go!

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    Cat_D

    over 3 years ago

    9610 Comments

    HAHAHAHAHHA I'm sorry thats funny !!!! Talk about bad karma, maybe the criminal shouldn't be committing crimes. Then the LEO's would leave him alone !!!

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