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20 June 2014Warning - this news article expired on 2014-07-20. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Home Renovation Fraud, Belleville Ontario


With the warm weather as of late, Belleville Police have received complaints from citizens about outside home renovation work being done without proper permits, and the working crew promising less expensive rates on "cash only deals.

One elderly couple in Bellevilles north end recently paid a large sum of cash to an outside contractor for stone installation and sealing repair for the perimeter of their home.  The job was left uncompleted last month by David Van Home Improvements.  The cash was turned over pending a "promise to complete the job at a later date, with no receipts being issued.  Police would like to remind people to try and check on the real credentials on such construction persons/companies before agreeing to any work to be completed.  A legitimate contract should always be displayed, acknowledged and signed by all parties prior to any work being agreed to.  Any person with any information about company or any other type of similar occurrence is asked to contact Detective-Sergeant Brad Lentini at (613)-966-0882 ext. 2224 or Crimestoppers.


E-bike Thefts, Belleville Ontario


On the 19th of June 2014, Belleville Police Service received report of 2 E-Bikes being taken from outside a residence on Moira Street West overnight. The bikes are GIO brand, one yellow with black and the other white with black.

A second report of a blue KOMDA brand E-Bike was taken from a Union Street address while locked in a bicycle rack. Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to call Belleville Police Service or Quinte Crime Stoppers.