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21 April 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-05-23. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Motor vehicle collisions

 

Belleville, Ontario – Police responded to ten motor vehicle collisions within the preceding 24-hour period.  Seven of the events were securely handled at the Belleville Police Service’s Collision Reporting Centre and were reported for property damage only.

At 6:52 a.m. on April 20th 2018 police charged a motorist in the Victoria Avenue area for failing to yield from a private road under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act as the motorist struck another approaching vehicle while leaving a driveway.  There were no reported injuries.

At 12:00 p.m. on April 20th 2018 police responded to a collision in the Bell Blvd and North Front Street area.  At first the call came in as a possible fail to remain and an erratic driver.  Investigation revealed that one of the involved drivers had suffered a medical emergency.  There was no report on damage.  The driver was attended to by EMS.   At 12:23 p.m. at the same location another driver suffered a medical emergency in swiping another vehicle.  Investigation revealed this driver to have suffered a medical event and was taken to Belleville Hospital for treatment. 

At 2:56 p.m. on April 20th 2018 police responded to the north Sidney Street area for another collision.  An investigation revealed two vehicles were involved in this collision.  One vehicle was reported to have suffered major damage and a tow truck was called to assist.  A 57-year old female was charged under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act with failing to yield from a private road.

 

Weapons

Belleville, Ontario – At 9:06 a.m. on April 20th 2018 police responded to a weapon call in the east end of the city.  Police were notified of lots of yelling and screaming from the residence as well as a person being possibly armed.  An investigation resulted in 36-year old Alicia Ann Palmer being arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon.  She was released from custody on a Promise-to-Appear in provincial court in Belleville next month.  There was no report on injuries.

 

Break and enters

Belleville, Ontario – Police responded to two break and enter investigations on April 20th 2018.  The first was reported at 7:26 p.m. in the central area of the city.  A city resident reported to coming home and finding his residence broken into.  Electronics, a camera, and a passport were stolen.  There are currently no suspects and an investigation is continuing.  Anybody with any information about this call is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Rachel Terpstra #177 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4177 or Quinte Crimestoppers at (613) 969-8477.

Exactly one hour later at 8:26 p.m. police responded to another break and enter to a residence in the city’s east end.  An investigation revealed that a large amount of electronics and other items were missing.  Crime scene officers were also deployed to this call to collect further evidence.  An investigation is continuing.  Anybody with any information about this matter is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Zach DeSousa #184 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4184 or Quinte Crimestoppers at (613) 969-8477.

 

Theft

Belleville, Ontario – On April 20th 2018 at 1:34 p.m. police responded to a call at a business in the downtown area for a report of a man being observed on camera going through donation bins, stealing some items and destroying others.  An investigation is continuing as police will try to identify, locate, arrest and charge the man with offences related to theft and mischief.  Anybody with any information about this is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Kiel Martin #167 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4167 or Quinte Crimestoppers at (613) 969-8477.

 

Domestic / family disputes

Belleville, Ontario – On April 20th 2018 at 10:16 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance in the north end of the city.  An investigation revealed an adult couple had become engaged in an argument with one another.  Both were separated for the evening.  There were no injuries and nobody was charged.  Alcohol was a major factor in this incident. 

Earlier in the day at 2:33 p.m. police responded to a family dispute in the east end of the city.  An investigation revealed there had been some arguing going on between two family members.  All was calm upon police departure and a 45-year old man was cautioned with the offence of criminal harassment. 

 

Mattress fire

Belleville, Ontario – On April 21st 2018 at 12:32 a.m. an officer on general patrol came across a burning mattress in the Dundas Street East area.  Nobody else was in close proximity at the time.  The Belleville Fire Department was contacted to ensure the fire was put out.  It is unknown who and why the mattress was lit up.  Nobody was injured, and there was no further property damage. 

 

Other

Police responded to numerous other calls including calls for assistance, noise complaints, traffic complaints, disturb the peace calls, mischief, landlord and tenant problems, and assisting ambulance calls.  There was also four 911 call / 911 hang-ups in the preceding 24-hour period.  All locations drew the attention of officers.  Three were misdialed in error and one was an accidental dial.  Nobody was found to be in any distress at any of the locations.