This is the image that police released in September during a search for suspects in the Sutton kidnapping.
Sûreté du Quebec
A 52-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection to the kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl that took place on Sept. 19, 2018 in Sutton, according to the Sûreté du Québec.Montreal’s Jean-Pierre Bellemare was arrested by American authorities in the United States and handed over to the Sûreté du Québec.He may appear at the Granby courthouse as early as July 2 for charges of kidnapping, sequestration and extortion.On Sept. 19, the victim was abducted early on during the day and was quickly located, unharmed. It is believed that the victim was targeted in an attempt to obtain a ransom from the victim’s parents, one of whom is reportedly a bank employee.As reported in the Gazette in 1986, Bellemare had been previously convicted in 1986 and sentenced to 12 years in prison after a policeman’s son was kidnapped and a ransom demanded.Christian Hebert, 13, son of Const. Claude Hebert, was whisked into a truck while on his way to school in Laval. The kidnapping in 1986, which included intense bargaining over how to deliver the ransom, lasted 55 hours. The boy was released unharmed. Police located the abductors by tracing telephone calls to an Ontario St. apartment.Bellemare, who was 19 at the time, and one other person were arrested after a package of money was deposited near railway tracks in Montreal’s east end. Nearly 200 policemen from Laval, the Montreal Urban Community and the Sûreté du Quebec participated in the investigation.