Excrement thrown at Riom prison, drug seizures, gas leak… The news from this Wednesday in Auvergne

Excrement thrown at Riom prison, drug seizures, gas leak… The news from this Wednesday in Auvergne
Excrement thrown at Riom prison, drug seizures, gas leak… The news from this Wednesday in Auvergne

A look back at the news from this Wednesday, July 3, 2024 in Auvergne, particularly in Puy-de-Dôme and Cantal.

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Excrement thrown at Riom Penitentiary

A prisoner benefiting from a sentence adjustment in the semi-open unit verbally assaulted a female guard in the parking lot of the Riom Penitentiary Center on May 16. Following this incident, he was placed in a closed regime before returning to the semi-open unit.

On June 13, this same inmate attacked and threatened a guard in the semi-open unit. He was then sent to the disciplinary unit. For two days, he threatened the guards with death, then ended up throwing a tray of excrement at one of them.

The Clermont-Ferrand prosecutor’s office took him into custody and questioned him, and he denied any involvement. They decided to bring him before the prosecutor, and he was tried this afternoon in immediate appearance.

He refuses to comply in Clermont-Ferrand

He was driving at high speed on Tuesday, July 2, at 2 a.m., on Boulevard Clémentel in Clermont-Ferrand. When the police patrol tried to stop him, the 22-year-old man fled.

Carjacking in Allier: the three perpetrators flee to Creuse, a large military force deployed

The police found the vehicle, reported stolen, with no one on board, near the Montpied stadium. While the car was being towed away, the driver reappeared. He was taken into custody for refusing to comply and receiving stolen goods.

Significant drug seizures during checks in Clermont-Ferrand

Drug seizures following checks were successful on Tuesday in Clermont-Ferrand. Nearly 81 g of cocaine, 481 g of cannabis resin and 27 g of herbs were discovered by police in a plastic bag that a 17-year-old man had just hidden in the ground on Avenue Charras. The latter was arrested and taken into custody.

In the Gauthière district, around 9 p.m., the driver and passenger of a Peugeot 208 were caught throwing various objects out of the door window when the police arrived. These were narcotics already packaged for resale, nearly 200 g of cannabis. Aged 23 and 29, the two men were also taken to the police station to be questioned in police custody.

A fire breaks out in a wood pellet factory in Saint-Germain-près-Herment

A fire broke out this Wednesday, around 3:50 p.m., in Saint-Germain-près-Herment, in a wood pellet production plant. The fifteen employees who were on the site were evacuated. None were injured. The fire affected a fine sawdust silo as well as a conveyor. Thirty-seven firefighters were mobilized to bring it under control.


Quad overturns, driver injured in La Chapelle-Laurent

The firefighters were alerted this Wednesday, around 1 p.m., of a quad accident at the place called “Chaliac”, in La Chapelle-Laurent. The high mountain gendarmerie platoon of Murat and the firefighters of Massiac managed to reach the victim, a 56-year-old man suffering from back and hip injuries. As the place was very difficult to access, the Dragon 63 civil security helicopter was dispatched to the scene to winch the fifty-year-old and transport him to the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital.

Gas leak causes several evacuations in Aurillac

A gas leak was detected this Tuesday on rue Francis-Fesq in Aurillac. A pipe was apparently punctured during an intervention on a construction site.

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Ten local residents were evacuated by the firefighters and several were confined while GrDF repaired the fault. The emergency services then took multiple measures to check that there were no pockets of residual gas. They proceeded to ventilate the buildings. Around twenty firefighters from Aurillac intervened.



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