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16 June 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-07-18. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Assault

Belleville, ONT - Shortly after 9:00 a.m. police responded to a call of an assault in the city’s west end. A male walking his dog got into a verbal dispute over his dog’s interaction with the dog belonging to a resident of a house he was walking by. The dispute turned physical and 40-year old city resident Glenn Moore was arrested for assault. There were minor injuries sustained during the altercation and Moore was later released on a promise to appear with a July court date to answer to the charge.

 

Break and enter

Belleville, ONT - At 9:30 a.m. police received a call regarding a break and enter to an east end residence. The occupant was awakened when a male kicked in the apartment door and stole a Bluetooth speaker before running off. While police were on scene conducting the investigation the suspect, who is known to the occupants, walked by and was arrested. 33-year old Michael Spatola was later released on a promise-to-appear for break and enter. He was given a July court date to answer to the charge.

 

Commercial break and enters

Belleville, ONT - Police continue to investigate further break and enters which were discovered in the early morning hours of June 16th 2018.  Two businesses in the east end of the city were targeted by unknown suspect(s).  Police arrived at the first location to find damage to the entrance.  Further investigation revealed the male suspect was scared off from the building by the owner who was still inside.  The suspect in this incident is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years of age wearing shorts, a T-shirt and running shoes.  Colours of his clothing could not be described as the area of the store was dark. 

A second business within close proximity to the first one suffered an attempt break-in.  There was damage to an entrance, but police report the suspect was not successful in gaining entry.  The Belleville Police Service’s Forensic Identification Section was called in to assist in both investigations.  Anyone with information about these occurrences is asked to contact investigating officer Cst. Jeff Sarley #190 at: (613) 966-0882 ext. 4190 or by e-mail at: jsarley@police.belleville.on.ca  or Quinte Crimestoppers at: 1-800-222-8477.

 

Theft

Belleville, ONT – At 12:49 p.m.  police were called to investigate a report of a theft from a shopping centre in the city’s north end.  A man was observed by security to be walking away with a cart full of merchandise.  When stopped by security, the suspect became confrontational and attempted to evade.  The man was located and arrested a short distance away near Highway #401.  50-year old Cecil Primo was charged with theft – under $5,000.00 and released on an appearance notice to appear in Provincial Court in July.

 

Liquor arrest

Belleville, ONT – On June 15th 2018 at 9:38 p.m.  police arrived at Quinte Healthcare Corp – Belleville site for a report of a man who was drunk and refusing to leave the hospital.  An investigation resulted in a 25-year old Brockville, Ontario man getting arrested.  He was charged with being intoxicated in a public place under the Liquor Licence Act and taken into custody.  The man was released on a provincial offence notice the next day once sober.

 

Domestic disputes

Belleville, ONT – On June 15th 2018 at 6:50 p.m.  police responded to a dispute between a man and a woman in the east end of the city.  An investigation revealed a man damaged some property within the home.  There were no reported injuries.  Police attempted to mediate with the couple, but were unsuccessful.  The man agreed to leave for the evening.  An investigation is continuing. 

On June 15th 2018 at 11:02 p.m. police responded to another dispute in the central core of the city for a report of a man and a woman fighting outside of a restaurant.  Police attended and investigated.  This pair had  a difference of opinions regarding  property being moved between residences by a wagon.  It was agreed by both they would go separate ways for the evening.  There was no report of any injuries. 

 

Other assistance

Belleville, ONT – Police attended 4 calls to assist ambulance within the preceding 24-hour period.  People were taken to hospital in 3 of the matters.  Police also attended to numerous liquor licence act violations, neighbour disputes, traffic complaints, harassment calls, and a total of six 911 call/911 hang-ups – all which were investigated and resulted from accidental pocket-dials, non-emergent questions, and in one case a group of teen-aged children playing with a pay phone.