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November 17, 2022Warning - this news article expired on 2022-12-17. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

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 November, 2022, to 5:00 am on the 17th of November, 2022.

On-Going Frauds / Attempt Frauds

The Belleville Police Service is reminding the public to be very suspicious of unsolicited telephone calls requesting money related to family members being arrested and held for bail.

This scam usually involves elderly persons being contacted, advising that a family member – usually a grandchild – has been arrested and requires money for bail. The caller requests money to be wired to some location in the world or to meet at a place and provide cash in aid of the family member. We recommend that potential victims contact their family members and make attempts to verify the validity of the claim.

Belleville Police want to warn the public that these scammers will prey on people’s emotions. Belleville Police urge people to question anyone demanding money or personal information. If a person claims to be from a police service, you can call the service directly to confirm the situation.

The public is reminded that no one from a legitimate law enforcement agency or the courts would ever call and demand money for bail.

For more information on this or other scams and how to protect yourself, go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.

Steady 24- hours

The Belleville Police report a steady 24-hour period ending at 5:00 am on the 17th of November, 2022. Police did respond to several incidents that ended peacefully with police intervention.  Those incidents included unwanted persons, compliance checks, domestic disputes, ambulance assist calls and suspicious persons. There were two reported motor vehicle collisions that were minor, with property damage only.