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Break and Enter
Belleville, Ontario ? On 18 May, 2010 at 9:24 p.m., police attended at a residence on Reynolds Crescent in response to a break and enter that occurred sometime between Sunday, 16 May and Tuesday 18 May.
The resident reported that unknown person(s) gained entry by smashing a window and once inside stole a lap top computer. This investigation is ongoing.
Motor Vehicle Collision
Belleville, Ontario ? On 18 May, 2010 at 7:59 a.m., two parties of three vehicles involved in a motor vehicle collision at North Front Street and College Street attended the Belleville Police Service.
Both drivers reported that just before 7:30 a.m. they were eastbound on College Street but stopped at a red light at North Front Street.
First in line waiting for the light was a Chrysler Pacifica, followed by a Dodge Dakota. The Dodge Dakota (which was struck from the rear by an unknown small grey car) subsequently struck the Pacifica.
The small grey car failed to remain at this collision. Belleville Police Service is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the small grey car and/or the driver that was involved in this collision.

If anyone has any information in relation to this collision please contact Constable Coughlin at 613-966 -0882 ext 4156 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Initiative
Belleville, Ontario ? On Monday, 17 May, 2010 and Tuesday May 18th, 2010; the Belleville Police Service hosted a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Initiative with the assistance of the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of the Environment, the Kingston Police, and the Ontario Provincial Police.
The focus of this initiative was on safety compliance standards for all locally engaged commercial vehicles.
A total of 56 commercial vehicles were located and were deemed to require a spot inspection.
From the 56 vehicles that were subject to a spot inspection, 30 vehicles were taken out of service, for a variety of mechanical fitness issues.
From the 30 that were taken out of service, 14 vehicles had their plates permanently removed for serious safety defects.
In addition, there were 37 equipment charges laid for other offences.

This initiative is in support of our Services strategic vision of road Safety: "In all cases we want to make our community roadways as safe as possible".

Special Olympics Torch Run

Date:    Tuesday May 25th, 2010.

Time:    11:00 start

Start Location/Time:    Sports CheckExit Quinte Mall at 11:00

End Location/Time:     Rear of City Hall for approx 11:45 hours

Route:     Start (11:00) at the Quinte Mallby the Sports Check entrance, run eastbound on Bell Blvd, southbound on North Front      Street and come to a stop at the rear of City Hall (2.4 Km's).

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The Belleville Police Service has been involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run since 1987.
The objective of the sponsorship of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) is to raise both funds and awareness for the Ontario Special Olympics. Ontario continues to have the world's most successful Torch Run, with over $16 million dollars raised since its inception in 1986.
In 2010, the Belleville Police Service has raised over $ 6,000.00 to be donated to The Torch Run.

This contribution is as a result of the OHL Big Ticket Night with the Belleville Bulls which took place on January 16th, 2010 and NHL Alumni Game February 21st, 2010.

Mayor Ellis and Chief McMullan will meet the participants at City Hall for a few words of encouragement.
On the day of the run, police members will have buckets on hand to collect monies that members of the public wish to donate.