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July 22, 2022Warning - this news article expired on 2022-08-25. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 67 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on the 21st of July, 2022, to 5:00 am on the 22nd of July, 2022.

Breach of Undertaking/Weapons Dangerous/ Possession of CDSA

On July 21, 2022 at 11:26 pm Belleville Police were called to a business parking lot on Bell Boulevard Belleville, Ontario, regarding a suspicious vehicle.  Officers attended in the area and located a vehicle with two adult males and two adult females.  Upon further police investigation it was revealed that the occupants were in possession of illegal narcotics. During the search incident to arrest of two male occupants a small quantity of cocaine, a set of brass knuckles and a collapsible baton were located.  As a result, 30-year-old Matthew Westfall of no fixed address and 39-year-old Richard Gourlie, of Quinte West, Ontario were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance - cocaine, failing to comply with an undertaking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.  Richard Gourlie was also wanted on several warrants from previous drug related charges.  Westfall was released on an undertaking while Gourlie was held for a bail hearing on July 22, 2022.