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The Belleville Police Service responded to 60 calls for service between the 27th of April 2020 at 5:00 a.m. and the 28th of April 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

Break & Enter, Mischief to Property

Belleville, ON – On the 27th of April 2020 at approximately 2:30 p.m., police received a complaint of a suspect who had broken into the garage of an East end residence and fled the scene with the complainant’s bicycle.  Police were given a description of the suspect and the bicycle that was stolen. 

A short time later, police were able to locate the suspect with the stolen bicycle on Church Street.  The accused Belleville resident, 27-year-old, Aaron Woods was charged with Mischief to Property and Break and Enter.  There was no damage to the bicycle and it was returned to the owner. 

The accused was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear at the Belleville Ontario Court of Justice to answer to the two criminal charges on June 25th, 2020. 

Missing Dog

Belleville, ON – On April 27th 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., city police were advised of a possible animal cruelty complaint.  A man was seen with a black Lab cross Rottweiler which was laying down in the ditch along Old Hwy 2 near Mitchel Side Rd. 

A passerby stopped and took the suspected owner’s dog and placed it in their vehicle and drove away. 

City police are asking that if anyone witnessed the incident or if the person that took the dog would please contact Cst Jeff Sarley of the Belleville Police Service at jsarley@police.belleville.on.ca or 613-966-0882 ext 4190. 

Drive Disqualified / 45 Day Vehicle Impoundment

Belleville, ON – On April 27th 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m., city police stopped a vehicle on Haig Rd. at Dundas St. E for Highway Traffic Act violations.  During the investigation, the officer found the driver to be a Disqualified Driver for criminal matters. 

Thirty-two-year-old Deseronto resident, Chris Roberts was charged with one count of Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited under the criminal code.  The accused vehicle was impounded for 45 days.  Mr. Roberts was also issued some Provincial Offence Act Summons for traffic violations and will be attending the Belleville Ontario Court of Justice to answer to his charge on June 25th, 2020. 

Belleville, ON – On April 27th 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., another city officer stopped a vehicle on Cannifton Rd. in regards to a traffic violation.  During that investigation the officer found the driver to be a Disqualified Driver for criminal matters.

Thirty-three-year-old Belleville resident, Joseph Dunkley was charged with one count of Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited under the criminal code.  The accused vehicle was impounded for 45 days and Mr. Dunkley will be attending the Belleville Ontario Court of Justice to answer to his charge on June 25th, 2020.

Possession for the Purpose, Possession of Prohibited Weapons, Breach of Bail Court Order Conditions and Weapons Prohibition

Belleville. ON – On April 28th 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a city police officer conducted a routine traffic stop in the South East end residential area.  Through the officer’s investigation, the driver turned out to be a suspended driver within the province.  The officer felt that the situation didn’t seem quite right so he arrested the driver for the suspended drive offence.  Upon searching the driver, the officer located numerous different individual packages of crystal meth as well as packages in plain view beside the driver’s seat.  At that time a 35-year-old female passenger was arrested as well for the drug possession. 

Officer’s conducted a search of the accused vehicle and located more crystal meth, marijuana, purple heroin/fentanyl, a set of brass knuckles, a spring-loaded switch blade and drug scales.  A check on the police system revealed that the accused was currently out on bail with conditions that he was now in breach of. 

The accused, a 34-year-old male Belleville resident, was charged with the following charges;

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Crystal Meth
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon contrary to a Court Order
  • Fail to Comply with a Court Order
  • 3 counts of criminal Drive While Disqualified
  • Drive Under Suspension – Highway Traffic Act
  • Have Care & Control of a Motor Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available – Cannabis Control Act

The accused vehicle was seized by the police for an automatic 45 day impound at the scene. 

The accused is currently in custody at the Belleville Police Service and is scheduled to appear before a Justice this morning for a Show Cause Hearing at the Belleville Ontario Court of Justice at 11:00 a.m. 

The investigation is still ongoing at this point and no formal charges have yet been laid against the female passenger.