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05 April 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-05-05. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Dangerous conditions

Belleville, ONT – City police attended to a total of 11 dangerous conditions calls throughout the day on April 4th from the weather and high winds.  At 1:50 p.m. police responded to wires down along Bleecker Avenue.  A short time later at 1:54 p.m. police responded to a large tree falling down on Victoria Avenue taking hydro wires down with it.  Reported at 1:56 p.m. was a call about a traffic lighting house which was down on Sidney Street.  Police attended along with public works crews for repairs.  At 2:27 p.m. police responded to the Dufferin Avenue area where a large tree fell taking hydro wires down with it.  At 2:29 p.m. a report was received of a large tree falling in the Bridge Street East area causing wires to spark.  Shortly after this at 2:37 p.m. a pedestrian was struck by a fallen tree in the Bridge Street East area.  The pedestrian was taken to Belleville Hospital by EMS.  There was no word on the extent of injuries to the person.  Lastly, at 3:19 p.m. police responded to an entrance near Chapters at the Quinte Mall where a traffic light was reported to have flown off its wire and crashed to the ground.  There were no reports of injury or other damage at this location.  Crews were on scene quickly to secure the area and any hazardous conditions as a result.


Motor vehicle collisions

Belleville, ONT – Police responded to 7 motor vehicle collisions Wednesday afternoon.  Four of the collisions were minor in nature and were reported for property damage only.  There were no injuries.  At 10:19 a.m. two motor vehicles connected on North Front Street causing moderate damage. One driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with – change lane not in safety.

At 2:53 p.m. police were called to Wallbridge-Loyalist Road for a report of a traffic hazard. This ended up being a trailer full of canoes blowing around.  Police noted it that caused minor property damage only.  Nobody was injured and there were no further reports of other vehicles being involved.

At 3:23 p.m. police attended to the Bridge Street East and Dufferin Avenue area where a power line fell striking a truck.  There was property damage only and nobody was hurt.


Assault investigation concluded

Belleville, ONT – City police have concluded an investigation into an assault which occurred in the west portion of the city 2 days earlier. On April 4th 2018 a 32-year old city man turned himself into police headquarters.  He has been charged with assault and forcible entry.  The man was released on an officer-in-charge undertaking with strict conditions and a promise-to-appear in provincial court in Belleville later this month.



Belleville, ONT – At 3:36 p.m. on Aril 4th police attended to a shopping mall in the north portion of the city for a report of a shoplifter.  An investigation ensued and police arrested a 20- year old female.  She has been charged with theft – under five thousand dollars and possession of property obtained by crime – under five thousand dollars.  The Brampton woman is being held in police custody pending a bail hearing.


Arrest on warrants

Belleville, ONT – At 3:33 p.m. on April 4th 2018 police arrested a man wanted on outstanding warrants for charges of assault and assault causing bodily harm. This was in relation to a domestic incident in the latter part of March of this year.  The man was arrested in the south-west area of the city and taken into custody by officers.  He will appear in provincial court for a bail hearing at a later date. The name of the man is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.


Domestic occurrence

Belleville, ONT – On the early morning of April 5th 2018 at 01:12 a.m. police responded to a domestic related incident in the downtown core.  An investigation resulted in a 28-year old Quinte West man being arrested and taken into custody on one count of assault.  A female suffered minor injuries from this incident.  Alcohol was a factor in this occurrence.  The man, who is not being identified to protect the identity of the victim, was released on a promise-to-appear in Belleville provincial court later this month. 


Other disturbances

Belleville, ONT - Police responded to numerous other family disputes, harassment calls, alarms, noise complaints and suspicious persons calls.  All were cleared as solved without charges.