Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 70 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on the 14th of December, 2022, to 5:00 am on the
“Safety on Sidney” – Traffic Safety Initiative
The Belleville Police Service Traffic Safety Unit conducted a traffic safety initiative called “Safety on Sidney”. The initiative ran from December 5th, 2022, until December 9th, 2022.
The Traffic Safety Unit focused enforcement on Sidney Street, between College Street West and Cascade Boulevard. This initiative was conducted due to complaints from crossing guards and parents who reported speeding vehicles and drivers not stopping for school buses. This section of Sidney Street consists of alternating amber lights notifying motorists of a 40km/hr speed limit while flashing.
While conducting enforcement in the area, the Traffic Safety Unit also found increased speeds in the area of north Sidney Street, from Millennium Park Way to Vermilyea Road.
A total of 47 charges were laid, including a driver caught on their cell phone, a school bus driver speeding 81km/hr in a 60km/hr zone, two drivers with suspended licences and one driver charged for stunt driving who was speeding 93km/hr in the 40km/hr zone. That driver had their licence suspended for 30 days, and their vehicle was impounded for 14 days. Speeding was the most enforced offence throughout the week.
The Belleville Police Service Traffic Safety Unit wants to remind drivers to drive within the posted speed limit and always drive with due care and attention.
Arrest on Warrants
On the 15th of December, 2022, at 3:45 am, Belleville Police received an alarm call at a building on Station Street, Belleville, Ontario. Upon arrival, police observed that the plywood had been removed from a window and that someone had gained entry. Police made contact with two males who, when requested, exited the building. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male and a 36-year-old male of no fixed address were arrested for breaching the conditions of their probation. They were both held for a bail hearing on the 15th of December, 2022.
On the 14th of December 2022 at 12:35 pm, Belleville Police received a call about mischief to a business on Bell Boulevard. The store manager noticed a small hole in the glass on the building, Police determined that a BB had been shot at the window and broken the outside pane of glass. There were no suspects located. If anyone has any information in regards to this incident they are asked to contact the Belleville Police.