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July 26, 2022Warning - this news article expired on 2022-08-26. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 76 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on the 25th of July, 2022, to 5:00 am on the 26th of July, 2022.

Intoxicated at Fire Station

On the 26th of July, 2022, at 1:00 am, the Belleville Fire Department contacted Belleville Police and reported a highly intoxicated male in the lobby of their headquarters. Officers arrived and located a 35-year-old male Belleville, Ontario resident. The male was highly intoxicated and arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. He was transported to the Belleville Police Service and held until he was sober enough to care for himself.

Police Pursuit / K9 track

On the 26th of July, 2022, at 1:36 am, Belleville Uniform Patrol officers noticed a van and trailer near a closed business on Maitland Drive, Belleville, Ontario. Officers stopped and noticed that the van had a fake paper license plate.  Police briefly spoke to the driver before fleeing in the vehicle towards Highway 401.  Police followed the vehicle but discontinued the pursuit for public safety reasons.

A short time later, officers observed the vehicle on Frankford Road in Quinte West, Ontario.  With the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police, a spike belt was deployed, and the vehicle was disabled just north of Frankford, Ontario. The Belleville Police K9 Unit and the Emergency Response Unit conducted a track for several kilometres without finding the suspect.  Investigation revealed that the van and trailer were stolen from the Toronto area earlier this month.  The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Belleville Police Service or Quinte Crime Stoppers.