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July 17, 2020Warning - this news article expired on 2021-07-17. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 62 calls for service from July 16th, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. to July 17th, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.


Abandoned Vehicle – No Insurance Charge

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:45am, a city officer was in the Via Rail parking lot observing traffic when they observed a vehicle approach the stop sign at Bleecker Av and Station and stop at the stop sign and exit the vehicle while on the road.  The driver went into a store leaving the drivers door open.  The officer circled around to approach the vehicle and then observed the driver to exit the store and walked away heading towards a complex near by leaving the vehicle unattended on the street.  The officer recognized the driver and confirmed the unit addressed the driver went into.  The officer checked the plate of the suspect vehicle which was determined to have no insurance attached it.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by police and the officer attended the residence where the suspect was observed entering.  The officer made contact with the suspect driver at the front door who was then wearing different clothing. 

The suspect driver, a 51-year-old Belleville resident, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Insurance and issued a summons for Provincial offences Court where he is scheduled to attend on August 10th, 2020 to answer to his charge. 


Motor Vehicle Collision with Injuries

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 1:20pm, police dispatched were advised of a motor vehicle collision on Blessington Rd in Thurlow Township with one vehicle in the ditch and both vehicles severely damaged with airbags deployed. Thurlow Township Fire Rescue and City EMS were dispatched to the scene as well. 

Both drivers were taken to Belleville General Hospital with unknown extent of injuries but were confirmed to be in stable condition and not to be life threatening.   It took emergency crews approximately an hour to clear the wreckage from the roadway and both vehicles were removed via recovery tow. 

A Belleville man was charged with one count of Turn Left – Not in Safety under the Ontario Highway traffic Act. 


Bail Conditions – Fail to Comply

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 1:30pm, city police received a call from the Judicial Bail Program advising that one of their clients was breaching his no communication order with his previous victim.  Officers attended the victim’s residence on Bridge St W and found the accused located within which the accused was restricted from attending.  The accused was taken into custody and held at the Belleville Police Service.

The accused, a 51-year-old Belleville resident was held in custody and will attend a Show cause Hearing on July 17th, 2020 to answer to his charge.


Motor Vehicle Collision

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 2:30pm, city police attended the intersection of Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd and Moira St W in regards to a two-motor vehicle collision.  There were no injuries reported. A 26-year-old Belleville man was charged with Improper Right Turn under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. 


Drive Suspended / Plates Not Authorized

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 3pm, a city officer conducted a traffic stop on Emily St at Lingham St.  The vehicle stop investigation revealed that the female driver was a suspended driver in the province of Ontario and the plates on the vehicle did not belong to that vehicle. 

The 37-year-old Belleville woman was issued two summonses charged with Suspended Driving and Plates Not Authorized under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.  The vehicle was seized for seven days under the provincial legislation.  The accused is scheduled to attend the Ontario Provincial Offences Court on August 10th, 2020 to answer to her charges. 


Theft of Boating Equipment

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 3pm, city police were dispatched to an east end storage business in regards to a theft of boating/fishing equipment.  Police met the complainant at the storage facility and found that a Garmin Marine GPS system and a Garmin fish finding computer were taken by unknown suspect(s) sometime between July 6th, 2020 and July 13th, 2020.  There were obvious signs that the cabin of the boat was entered but no damage to the vessel was reported.  The value of the stolen equipment is estimated at $1300.00. 

If anyone has any information about this crime, they are asked to contact the investigating officer, Constable McCurdy of the Belleville Police Service at 613-966-0882 ext 4195 or Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous. 


Breach of Undertaking

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 6:45pm, city police attended a residence on Cannifton Rd in regards to a male trashing the residence.  Upon police arrival, officers spoke to a female who advised that her sisters ex-boyfriend attended the residence and was causing a disturbance.  Officers located the male suspect and confirmed that the suspect was on a court order to have no communication with his ex-girlfriend or to be at her residence. 

Officers arrested the male for two counts of Breach of Undertaking and transported him to the Belleville Police Service where he was held in custody for a Show Cause Hearing scheduled for July 17th, 2020 at 11am in front of a Justice to answer to his two charges. 

The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identity of the female victim in this matter. 


Disturbance at Hotel

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 8pm, city police were notified by an employee at a North Front St hotel that there was a man laying on the ground in the parking lot beside a motorcycle.  Hotel employees asked the gentleman to leave the property but he became verbally aggressive with the employees.  Officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter and spoke to the gentleman who was not all that cooperative.  The gentleman advised he was from Toronto and heading to Montreal.  He then attempted to get on the motorcycle but officers stopped him because the motorcycle was un-plated and had no insurance to be on the roadways.  Police had the motorcycle removed from the property at the request of the hotel staff as he was not a patron.  Police assisted the gentleman in getting a room at a local shelter for the evening until the morning when he could make proper arrangements to get the proper paperwork for his bike. 

Thirty minutes later, the gentleman called the 911 emergency lines 3 times demanding his motorcycle back.  He was cautioned for improper use of the 911 system.  The gentleman began causing a disturbance at the shelter and continued to call 911 demanding his bike to be returned.  Police re-attended the shelter and the gentleman was un-corporative with the police and continued to cause a disturbance.  Officers apprehended him for the disturbance and transported him the Belleville Police service to calm down.  The gentleman advised officers at the station that he was experiencing some medical discomfort from a previous medical issue from months back so officers assisted him to the Belleville General Hospital where he received treatment and remained for the rest of the evening without incident. 


Dangerous Traffic Hazard

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 11pm, police dispatch was notified by a resident on King George SQ that large amounts of water was coming up through the street flooding the roadway.  Officers arrived on scene and confirmed the traffic hazard.  City works crews were notified and shortly thereafter attended the scene to fix the water issue.  A small section of the roadway was closed off until the issue was resolved. 


Unwanted Person at a Business

Belleville, ON – On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 11:30pm, police dispatched received a call from a south end gas station that there was a gentleman on a motorcycle giving the attendants a bit of a hard time and would not leave the business property when asked to do so by the employees.  They advised the gentleman that they contacted police and the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.  Officers requested to review the businesses CCTV video system and they identified the suspect who was known to the officers. 

Police attended the residence of the suspect and served him with a trespass notice not to be at the business in the future.  No charges were laid. 


18 Dropped 911 Calls in 24 Hours

Belleville, ON – The Belleville Police Service is reporting that they have received eighteen 911 calls made by mistake over the past 24 hours where callers hung up prior to speaking with dispatchers.  The Belleville Police would like to remind residents that if they dial 911 by mistake to remain on the line to advise the dispatch call takers that the call was made in error.  Dropped 911 calls taps the resources of police dispatch as they have to triangulate the coordinates of the call and send officers to check if there is in fact an emergency.