Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 72 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on April 5, 2023 to 5:00 am on
Fraud and Theft over $5000 – Arrest
In December 2022, a local business owner contacted the Belleville Police Service after noticing what appeared to be fraudulent transactions in relation to their business accounts. Members of the Belleville Police Service Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation. Detectives determined that a now former employee who was working in the capacity of Marketing Manager had re-directed more than $600,000 to their personal bank account over a 4-year period.
As a result of the investigation, 44-year-old Jennifer Simao of Bloomfield was charged with Fraud Over $5000 and Theft Over $5000. SIMAO was released on an Undertaking and will appear in court on May 11, 2023.
Mischief, Breach Probation and Weapons Dangerous
On 06 April 2023 at 12:01 am police were called to an east end residence in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, police learned that a male had attended the residence of his ex-girlfriend and broke a window out of a door. The male fled the residence prior to police arrival. Police conducted a search of the area and located the suspect hiding under a car. The male was arrested and charged with weapons dangerous, mischief under $5000 and breaching his probation. He was held for a bail hearing on 6 April 2023.
Break and Enter
On 05 April 2023 at 6:05 am police received a call to attend a business on Dundas St. East in regards to an insecure door. Upon arrival the keyholder of the business informed police that they observed a suspect walking away just prior to police arriving. Following an investigation, 43-year-old James Patrick of no fixed address was arrested and charged with break and enter, mischief under $5000 and breach of probation. He was held for a bail hearing on 5 April 2023.
Project RENEWAL - Trafficking Arrest
On the 5th of April 2023 at 12:39 pm, Officers with Project Renewal located and arrested 46-year-old Stephen Gillmore at a location in Belleville’s east end. Gillmore is currently on Federal Parole – Statutory Release. At the time of the arrest, officers located a small quantity of fentanyl and cocaine on his person.
Following the arrest of Gillmore, Project Renewal with the assistance of the Belleville Emergency Response Unit and K9 Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act Warrant in Corbyville, where more drugs and weapons were seized.
• $8075.00 In Canadian Currency
• 196.2 grams of Cocaine
• 89 grams of Fentanyl
• 461.6 grams of Crystal Meth
• Brass Knuckles
• A Taser
46-Year-old Stephen Gillmore of Belleville was charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
• Possession of a prohibited device- Taser
• Possession of a prohibited device- brass knuckles
• Possession of a weapon while prohibited
• Proceeds over $5000
Gillmore was held for a Bail Hearing April 6th, 2023
39-year-old Sari Durette of Belleville was charged with:
• Possession of Cocaine
Durette was released from custody on an Undertaking with a court date of April 24th 2023
21-year-old Haley Podniewicz of Corbyville was charged with:
• Possession of Cocaine
Podniewicz was released from custody on an undertaking with a court date of April 24th 2023