Escape Lawful Custody & Foot Pursuit
At approximately 1am this morning city police were called to an East end neighbourhood with regards to a youth, young offender breaching his probation orders. The youth was arrested at his residence and was given some courtesy to collect some clothing and shoes prior to being taken to the Belleville Police Service for processing. The young offender took off on his father and officers through his garage door.
Officers gave chase after the accused party and were able to catch up with him approximately 20 minutes after initial contact. The accused was then secured and transported to the police station.
The 17 year old Belleville youth was charged with 3 counts of breach of probation and 1 count of escape lawful custody. He is to appear in Belleville Provincial Court this afternoon for a show cause hearing.