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The Belleville Police Service responded to 51 calls between January 17th 2019 at 5:00 a.m. and January 18th 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Officer assaulted

Belleville, Ontario – On January 16th 2019 at 3:23 p.m., police attended an east-end residence to investigate a missing young girl.  Police were invited inside by a man who answered the door.  Further investigation into the matter revealed the girl to be inside the home.  Also observed were items consistent with illicit drug use.  Police believed the girl inside to be a “child in need of protection,” and attempted to apprehend her.  During the apprehension the man became aggressive towards police.  The man struck the face of one of the apprehending officers causing a minor injury.  19-year old Mark Woodhead of Frankford, Ontario was arrested and charged with “assaulting a peace officer.”  Woodhead was released from custody on an officer-in-charge undertaking with strict conditions and a promise-to-appear in court later this month.

 

Break, enter and thefts

Belleville, Ontario – On January 17th 2019 at 7:19 a.m., police were called to a break and enter investigation at a residence in the Moira Street West area.  The investigation revealed that between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., an unknown intruder entered a trailer and stole a PlayStation.  Anyone with information about this is asked to please contact Investigating Officer Cst. Chris Tijssen #188 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4188 or by e-mail at: ctijssen@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

On January 17th 2019 at 7:56 a.m., police attended to a second break and enter call in the King George Square area.  A quantity of fishing gear was stolen from a shed.  Two other property items were left behind by the thief.  The Forensic Identification Section also attended this location to assist with gathering the property and crime-scene photography.  Anyone with information about this occurrence is asked to please contact Investigating Officer Cst. Lacey Montgomery #186 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4186 or by e-mail at:  lmontgomery@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

A third break and enter occurrence was reported at 11:26 a.m. The investigation revealed that an unknown person entered a business on Bell Boulevard between 10:17 p.m. on January 16th and the morning of January 17th 2018 and broke into a donation bin.  It is unknown at this time as to what, if anything, was taken.  Police do have video surveillance to work with, and the investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information on who may be responsible for this is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Ryan Laycoe #181 (613) 966-0882 ext. 4181 or by e-mail at: rlaycoe@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Suspect caught in home

Belleville, Ontario - On January 17th 2019 at 4:30 p.m., police were called to a residence on the west side of the city for a report of a suspicious person lurking about.  An investigation revealed that a homeowner arrived home to find the unknown man in his house.  The homeowner was able to snap a quick picture of the suspect on his cell phone as the suspect attempted to flee the area.  Just a few minutes later police observed the man in the photo not far from the original scene.  33-year old city resident Dustin Bradley Barnett was arrested and taken into custody on 2 counts of breaking, entering and committing theft.  The second count was from a break-in the previous day. Police recovered some of the involved property, and the investigation is continuing.  Barnett was released from custody on an officer-in-charge undertaking with strict conditions and a promise-to-appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in February.  Anyone who may have further information as this matter continues to unfold is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Dave Johnson #141 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4141 or by e-mail at: djohnson@police.belleville.on.ca

Arrested on warrants

Belleville, Ontario – On January 17th 2019 at 3:11 p.m., police located a female in the Front Street and Victoria Avenue area who was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.  28-year old city resident Angela Evelyn Elizabeth Nolan was arrested and taken into custody on charges of “failing to comply with an appearance notice to appear for the Identification of Criminal Act, and failing to attend court.”  These charges originated from a theft-under five thousand dollars charge from August of 2018.  Nolan was released from custody on a promise-to-appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on all charges in February.

On January 17th 2019 at 5:09 p.m. police were called to a North Front Street business for a report of a male trespassing on the property.  This investigation resulted in 26-year old David Jeffrey Reid, of Belleville, being taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant for “failing to attend court.” The original charges stemming from this matter were for “theft-under five thousand dollars and breach of probation.”  Reid has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Drunk on the train

Belleville, Ontario – On January 17th 2019 at 6:02 p.m., police attended the Via Station for a report of a drunken and rowdy male passenger.  The train was coming from Toronto and on its way to Ottawa when conductors decided that the male should get off at the Belleville stop.  Police assisted the crew and removed the man without incident.  The reason for the removal was explained to the man.  After some further discussion, the 38-year old man was permitted to enter into a taxi service agreement.  He left the city without further incident and headed back to Ottawa in the cab.

 

Drunkenness on the bus results in charges

Belleville, Ontario – On January 17th 2019 at 7:38 p.m., police received a report about an intoxicated man on a riding on a city bus, figuring he was on a bus to go home to Southern Ontario.  When spoken to by the bus employee, the man became assaultive.  An investigation resulted in 31-year old Eric Kruchka of Hamilton, Ontario being arrested and taken into custody. He was charged with “assault, and resisting a peace officer.”  Kruchka was later released on an officer-in-charge undertaking with conditions and a promise-to-appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in February.  The bus driver suffered minor cuts and bruising to his nose / facial area.

 

Liquor arrest in the downtown

Belleville, Ontario – On January 17th 2019 at 9:52 p.m., police were called to Front Street for a report of man staggering and bouncing off buildings.  This investigation resulted in the arrest of a 28-year old city man for “being intoxicated in a public place.”  The man was unable to care for himself, and he was arrested for his own protection and the protection of others.  The man was lodged to a holding cell for the night before being released later in the morning on a provincial offences ticket.