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17 October 2009Warning - this news article expired on 2009-11-17. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable 17 October 2009
Assault
Belleville, Ont. - On October 17, 2009, at 1:50 a.m., a male and female got into a taxi at a North Front Street bar and requested a fare to Rednersville Road.
While they were enroute the male passenger initiated an argument with the taxi driver over the fare. In the area of the Bay Bridge the male passenger reached around the driver from behind and attempted to put him in a choke hold. A struggle ensued between the taxi driver and the male passenger. The male passenger reached over the taxi driver and grabbed the steering wheel which caused the vehicle to loose control and strike a guard rail. The female passenger was then able to get into the front seat and gain control of the taxi and bring it to a safe stop on Dundas Street West.
A 21 year old Prince Edward County male was arrested and charged with one count each of Assault and Assault with a Weapon. He was later released on a Promise to Appear with an OIC Undertaking with a November court date. The taxi driver received minor injuries as a result of this incident.
Break and Enter
Belleville, Ont. - On October 17, 2009, at 1:19 a.m., police responded to a Dundas Street Doctor?s office that was broken into. Entry was gained through a window and a Fujitsu laptop was stolen. The value is estimated at $ 2800, nothing else was disturbed. This incident is still under investigation.
Weapons
Belleville, Ont. - On October 17, 2009, at 12:15 p.m., police attended a Stanley Street regarding a child being shot with a pellet gun. Two children, ages 11 and 12 years old, were playing in the area when they were approached by another 10 year old male who was known to them. The 10 year old attempted to grab their jackets and as a result they began to struggle. It was alleged the 10 year produced a small air pistol and shot the 12 year old in the arm. The 10 year old then fled from the area. Further police investigation revealed the 10 year old had taken the pellet gun from his father without his father?s knowledge or consent. The pellet pistol was turned over to police for destruction. The 10 year old was spoken by police and his parents. Due to his age no criminal charges could be laid and he was cautioned for his actions. The victim received minor injuries as a result of this incident.