Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 64 calls for service over a 24-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on the 16th of March, 2022 to 5:00 am on the 17th of March, 2022.
Child Luring investigation
In October of 2021, Officers from the Belleville Police Service began an investigation after receiving a complaint of Child Luring. As a result of that investigation, two search warrants were executed at separate addresses in the City of Belleville on the 16th of March 2022.
The first warrant resulted in the arrest of 61 year-old-Belleville resident, Joseph WORKMAN. WORKMAN was charged with one count of Corrupting Children contrary to Section 172.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code and two counts of Breach of Prohibition contrary to section 161(4) of the Criminal Code. WORKMAN appeared for a bail hearing on the 16th of March and was released with strict conditions. WORKMANS’ next court date is the 14th of March 2022.
The second warrant resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Belleville resident Tyson SIMMONS. SIMMONS was charged with one count of Luring a person under 14 years of age by means of telecommunication contrary to section 172.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. SIMMONS was released on an Undertaking with strict conditions. SIMMONS’ next court date is the 21st of April 2022.
The investigation is continued by members of the Belleville Police Service Tech Crimes Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit.
On March 17th, 2022 police were patrolling in the area of Bridge Street East when they observed a female having difficulty walking. An officer stopped to assist however, the 45-year-old female was found to be very intoxicated and unable to communicate with police. The female was arrested for her own protection for public intoxication and transported to Belleville Police Service for her own safety. She was held in custody until sober and able to care for herself.