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03 August 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-09-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Liquor arrests

Belleville, Ontario – On August 2nd 2018 at 1:10 p.m. police were called to a location in the north-west area of the city for a report of suspicious man milling about. The man was located without incident.  Officers observed the man was under a heavy influence of alcohol.  A 37-year old was arrested and taken into custody for his own protection under the Liquor Licence Act.  He was lodged into a holding cell and released later in the evening when sober on a provincial offence notice.

At 10:08 p.m. on this same date a 57-year old city man was taken into police custody after a reported disturbance in a back yard in the south-western area of the city.  Police report the man was involved in a verbal confrontation with his wife and neighbours.  The man was arrested and taken into custody for breaching the peace.  Alcohol was a factor in this matter.

At 2:20 a.m. early Friday morning a 25-year old city man was observed to be stumbling about in the west hill area.  An investigation by responding officers revealed the man was intoxicated from the consumption of alcohol and could not care for himself.  The man was arrested without incident for being intoxicated in a public place. He was transported to police headquarters and placed to a holding cell until sober later in the day.  He received an offence notice.

 

Bicycle thefts

Belleville, Ontario – Police responded to two reports of thefts of bicycles on Thursday.  The first occurred at 1:43 p.m. in the west end of the city.  An Innova bicycle was stolen.  Police have a serial number for the item if located.  At 5:22 p.m. police received another report of a stolen Airwalk mountain bike from a residence in the east end of the city.  Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact city police at (613) 966-0882 or Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Theft and fraud

Belleville, Ontario – Police received a report of what was believed to be a lost or stolen bank card from a city resident on Thursday at 4:08 p.m.  The resident reported to police that she came to be aware that in fact, her bank card had been used by unknown suspect(s) at different locations throughout the city within the last month for hundreds of dollars.  Police are continuing the investigation into tracking video at the locations involved, hoping to identify a suspect.  Anyone who may have information on this event is asked to contact investigating officer Cst. Ron Kanyo #132 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4132 or by e-mail at: rkanyo@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Downtown fire

Belleville, Ontario – Police on patrol came upon a structure fire while patrolling this morning at 3:42 a.m.  High flames were observed at the north-east corner of the structure.  The Belleville Fire Department arrived within moments and quickly extinguished it.  There was minor damage to the building in the Coleman Street and Bridge Street West area.  There were no reported injuries, and it is believed the fire initially began in a waste dumpster prior to spreading. A criminal investigation into the matter was launched. After viewing video from the business, a male suspect was arrested one hour later standing outside of another business on Front Street.

The 25-year old Belleville man was taken into custody on charges of arson and breaching an undertaking. He is being held in police custody pending a bail hearing.  Anyone with information on this occurrence is asked to contact investigating officer Cst. Dave Bradley #95 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4095 or by e-mail at: dbradley95@police.belleville.on.ca