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22 February 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-03-22. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Break and Enter
Belleville, Ontario ? On 20 February, 2011 at 8:48 a.m., police attended at a residence on Boswell Street in response to a complaint of a break and enter that occurred between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. The complaint reported that unknown person(s) forced entry to the residence by kicking in a door and subsequently stealing hair style equipment, cash and jewelry. This investigation is ongoing.

Assault with Weapon/ Weapons Dangerous
Belleville, Ontario ? On 20 February, 2011 at 2:04 p.m., police were waved down by a male standing in the parking of a business on Dundas Street, East. It was reported to police that this male was in the parking lot near his car, when a second male drove his vehicle into the same parking lot and attempted to park his car. The victim observed that this male's vehicle was about to hit his vehicle and therefore banged on the second vehicle to alert the diver. The driver of the second vehicle got out of his vehicle and pulled a knife and threatened the victim. There were no injuries as a result of this incident. Joseph Gagnon (62 years) of Belleville has been charged with one count of Assault with a Weapon and one count of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. Gagnon will appear in Provincial court on 7 April, 2011.

Fraud Alert
Belleville, Ontario ? On 20 February, 2011 police took 2 complaints in relation to citizens being contacted by a male (with a heavy Middle East accent) on the telephone. The purpose of the unsolicited call was to convince the citizen that their computer was not working properly and to allow the caller access to their home computer and then the caller would install software that would speed up the computers processing time. The victim was immediately charged a fee on their credit card and ultimately there was no difference in the speed of the computer. The website associated to this scam is http://www.onlinepccare.com/ and phone number from the call display is 469-615-6068. Investigation revealed that there was an alert notice associated to the website advising the website was stealing credit card numbers, passwords and personal information. Belleville Police are reminding the public to be aware of unwanted solicitation and providing personal information over the internet.