Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 99 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on April 3, 2023 to 5:00 am on
Over the past 24 hours, the Belleville Police Service have received fourteen 9-1-1 hang up calls. The majority of calls were related to pocket dials, one was a child who dialed in error and one was dialed in error from an Apple watch. Only one of the fourteen calls required immediate assistance for a female who had fallen and required assistance from Paramedics.
Unintentional 9-1-1 calls become a public safety issue and strain law enforcement resources. Police are reminding people to lock your key pad on your mobile device and to prevent small children from playing with these devices.
If you place an unintended 9-1-1 call, it is important that you stay on the line as every call is taken seriously. When you stay on the line, it gives you the opportunity to speak with an operator.
If you hang up, we will call back. It is important that you answer as we are trying to determine if there is an emergency. If there is no answer on a call back, alternative steps and additional resources may be required to locate the caller.
Every second counts when someone is waiting for an emergency operator to pick up a 9-1-1 call. The Belleville Police Service thanks everyone for their attention to this potentially life saving matter.
Disturb the peace
On the 3rd of April 2023, at approximately 7:40 p.m., officers were called to an east end location regarding a disturbance. Reports were coming in about two males fighting in the middle of the intersection in and out of traffic. One male was reported to have a shovel. Upon police arrival, they arrested a 45-year-old man from Plainfield. The male was charged with being intoxicated in a public place. The male was released once he was deemed to no longer be a threat to himself or others.