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November 7, 2022

Total calls for service – Belleville Police responded to 220 calls for service over a 72-hour period beginning at 5:00 am on the 4th of November, 2022, to 5:00 am on the 7th of November, 2022.

False robbery report

          On Tuesday 1 November 2022, a post was made to social media regarding a female who was robbed at knife point on College Street West between 9:00am and 10:00am. The post received considerable attention as people were concerned about the seemingly random attack. An officer attempted to review the incident as the poster stated the police had been contacted. Police were able to contact the female who claimed she was robbed. The female stated that a male had indicated he had a knife and took money and a credit card from her. She attended the Belleville Police Service on 4 November to provide a statement regarding the events. During the interview, the female advised that the incident had been made up as she had lost the money which was owed for rent to the person who had made the social media post. The female was cautioned with public mischief, and the investigation is complete.

Domestic assault

          On 5 November, 2022, at 2:10am, police received a call to a Thurlow address regarding a domestic assault. A male reported that he struck his wife in the face. Police attended and arrested the 38-year-old Belleville man for assault cause bodily harm. The victim was transported top Belleville General Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The male was held for a bail hearing on 5 November 2022.

Impaired driving

          On 6 November 2022, at 11:05pm, police were called to a single motor vehicle collision at Front Street and Victoria Avenue. When police arrived, they observed the vehicle to be abandoned. A short time later, the female driver returned to the vehicle, as she had locked herself out of it, so she retrieved a spare set of keys. The female, 57-year-old Sandra Mann, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and over 80mgs. She will appear in court on 8 December 2022.