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11 August 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-09-13. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Motor vehicle collisions

Belleville, Ontario – On August 10th 2018 police responded to five motor vehicle collisions within the city.  Two of these were reported through the Collision Reporting Centre for minor damage and insurance purposes only.

On this same date at 11:56 a.m. police investigated a collision involving two vehicles along Cannifton Road.  Although no injuries were reported, a 31-year old man was charged under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act with the offence of careless driving.

At 3:53 p.m. this date police responded to a collision involving two motor vehicles in the College Street East and Carmen Avenue area.  An investigation resulted in in a 71-year old female receiving an offence notice under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act for the offence of - failing to have evidence of insurance.  One vehicle had to be towed from the scene.  There was no report on any injuries.

At 7:42 p.m. this date police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two motor vehicles on Wallbridge-Loyalist Road.  The collision was first reported as people with possible injuries, but the investigation revealed it was all property damage only.  A 28-year old man was charged and issued a notice for the offence of – following too closely under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

 

Theft

Belleville, Ontario – On August 10th 2018 at 3:14 p.m. police responded to a retail outlet in the north end of the city for a reported theft.  Store security apprehended a male as he stole merchandise without paying.  Police continued the arrest of the male, charging 41-year old Kevin James Crosbie of Stirling, Ontario with theft – under $5,000.00.  He was released on an appearance notice with a September court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

 

Liquor arrest

Belleville, Ontario – On August 11th 2018 at 12:02 a.m. police responded to a disturbance in the North Front Street area for a report of numerous people fighting.  Most combatants were dispersed upon police arrival.  One female continued to act in disorderly manner.  The 35-year old Stirling, Ontario female was arrested under the Liquor Licence Act for her own protection, and for the protection of others.  She was transported to police headquarters and lodged to a holding cell to await a sober release later in the day.  She received an offence notice for public intoxication.

 

Robbery

Belleville, Ontario – On Thursday August 8th 2018 at 10:30 p.m. a female victim was walking on Everett Street at Catharine Street.  She was approached from behind and struck in the head by an unknown male who then tried unsuccessfully to steal her purse.  The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and stole a plastic bag containing prescription medication.  The male suspect is described as white, in his mid 20’s, approximately 5’9”tall with a medium build and short dark hair.  The suspect was last seen running east-bound on Catharine Street towards Coleman Street.  The investigation is continuing.  Anyone having any information about this incident is asked to contact investigating officer Cst. Dan Hounslow #12 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4012 or by e-mail at: dhounslow@police.belleville.on.ca or Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Rental scam awareness

Belleville, Ontario – Belleville Police would like the public to be aware of a rental scam in the Belleville area.  The suspect(s) take legitimate homes or properties for sale online and then create a fake ad on “Craig’s List” offering this property for rent.  The suspect then asks the victim to wire money to a location in Florida to complete the transaction.  Police are warning the public to be vigilant about any online sales that requires wiring money to unknown individuals.

 

9-1-1 call/hang-ups

Belleville, Ontario – Police responded to seven 9-1-1 call/hang-ups within the preceding 24-hour period.  Four of these were cleared as accidental dials, while another was located where children were playing with a phone.  One was dialed through to police as a medical-assist call, and transferred.  A final one for the day caught police attention where a gentleman had a pocket-dial generate from his cell phone without him knowing it.  The man was located at a local golf course playing a round.  Nobody was found to be in any distress.