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Weekend media release - May 27, 2024

Threating customers leads to arrest

A 52-year-old man was arrested and held for bail after police were called to a local business for a disturbance, Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to an east end restaurant around 10:30 a.m. after the man threatened several customers before leaving the establishment.

The male, who was of no fixed-address, was located a short distance away and found to be wanted on a warrant issued by the local probation office for breaching conditions. In addition to the warrant, he was also arrested and charged with an additional breach of his conditions and held for a bail hearing.

Police looking to ID suspect

Anyone with information or video footage of an area along Coleman Street is asked to contact police following a report of a male on a motorized bike breaking into a business early Sunday.

Officers were called to the business after the male suspect – described as wearing a red backpack – was observed inside the property looking around with flashlight.

The property is located just north of the intersection of Coleman Street and Moira Street West. Shortly after the call came into the police dispatch centre, the male left the scene on what was described as a motorized bicycle.

Anyone with information about the incident or potential CCTV camera footage is asked to contact Const. Josh DURNAN at

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Female charged with robbery

A two-hour search for a robbery suspect who allegedly decked an employee of a north end business while stealing muffins led to the arrest of a 49-year-old woman, Saturday evening.

Police were called to a north end business after the employee, who was attempting to stop a woman from leaving the property with stolen baked goods, was punched in the face.

Officers arrived and after reviewing store video of the incident was able to identify the female.

She was located a couple of hours later by police and arrested.

Charged with Robbery is Rose Uwimana of no fixed address. Uwimana was released on an undertaking with conditions shortly after her arrest and provided a court date of July 11, 2024 to face the charge.

Industrial Park drug deal leads to charges

A couple of sharp-eyed officers on patrol in the city’s northeast industrial park spotted a would-be drug transaction that led to charges, Saturday afternoon.

The officers were on patrol in the area of Adam Street when two men – who appeared to be out-of-place in a private parking lot – conducted what looked to be a suspicious transaction.

Following an investigation, officers found one of the men to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, a loaded flare gun, a large amount of Canadian currency and a quantity of narcotics.

A 41-year-old Tweed man was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Weapons Dangerous and Breach of Probation. He was held for a bail hearing.

The other male, while initially placed under arrest, was released unconditionally.

Van and side-by-side collide

An investigation is ongoing into a collision between an off-road vehicle and a van that caused minor injuries to four people, Friday.

Police were called to an area of Zion Road near Cranston Road around 7 p.m. for a report of a van that collided with a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle. The collision caused significant damage to both vehicles and four people sustained non-life threatening injuries.

No charges have been laid, however an investigation into the incident is continuing.

Arrested on warrants

An early Friday morning call involving threats led police to a woman wanted on numerous warrants, including robbery.

Police were called to the area of Cannifton Road near Byron Street for a report of threats. While conducting an investigation into the incident, officers found one of the involved parties – a 28-year-old Belleville woman – was wanted on warrants issued by the city police service.

Ashley Anderson, 28, of Belleville, was arrested and held on three outstanding warrants including two counts of Theft under $5,000 and Robbery. She was held for a bail hearing.