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22nd November 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-12-22. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 59 calls between November 21st 2018 at 5:00 a.m. and November 22nd 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Motor vehicle collisions

Belleville, Ontario – On November 21st 2018, city police responded to six motor vehicle collisions across the city.

At 8:01 a.m. police attended to the area of Byron Street and Centre Street for a report of a two-car collision.  Investigation revealed a school bus had been rear-ended.  There was no report of injuries; however, the investigation is continuing.  Anyone who may have witnessed this is asked to please contact Investigating Officer Cst. Christopher Tijssen #188 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4188 or by e-mail at: ctijssen@police.belleville.on.ca

At 08:30 a.m. police were called to the area of Zion Road and Highway 37 for a report of a single motor vehicle mishap.  An investigation revealed that a motor vehicle lost control and slid into a ditch.  There was no further report of injuries or damage.

At 11:42 a.m. police arrived at the intersection of Sidney Street and Bridge Street West for a report of a two-car collision.  An investigation resulted in one vehicle being towed from the scene.  A driver (age and gender not reported) was charged with an unspecified offence under the Highway Traffic Act.

At 2:10 p.m. police investigated a collision at the Front Street and Station Street intersection.  There was minor damage and no injuries reported.  This occurrence was filed further with the Collision Reporting Centre for property damage only.

At 3:37 p.m. police responded to the area of Moira Street East and Pinnacle Street for a two-car collision.  Air bags had deployed in one vehicle.  Police did not report on injuries, but damage was reported as moderate.  One involved driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with the offence of “red light – fail to stop.”

Lastly, at 5:15 p.m. this date, police responded to a collision involving a Dodge Caravan and a deer in the area of Marshall Road and Moira Street West.  The animal was gone upon police arrival.  Damage was moderate, and the involved vehicle had to be towed from the location.

Liquor theft

Belleville, Ontario – On November 21st 2018 at 4:48 p.m. police were called to a Bell Boulevard business for a report of a theft of liquor.  Police responded and observed a suspect via video surveillance taking the item and leaving without paying.  The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10” in height and wearing a bright red hoodie-type sweater with the hood pulled up over his head.  Anyone who may have information on this suspect or the event itself is asked to please contact Investigating Officer Cst. Andrea Boulay #183 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4183 or by e-mail at: aboulay@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Crimes against the elderly

Belleville, Ontario – On November 21st 2018 at 7:47 p.m. police responded to a call from an elderly city woman who was victimized by having her property stolen by a passerby who had earlier helped the woman after she had fallen in the area of Bridge Street West and Sidney Street. The woman reported she had taken a fall to the street at the reported location.  A passer-by - described as a white female, approximately 25-30 years of age, with a pierced eyebrow - assisted the fallen woman up to her feet.  The two had discussion.  The suspect woman then assisted the elderly female to her home, which is within close proximity to the fall.  Once at the home of the victim, the suspect was described as becoming “snoopy” and lurking around inside the residence against the wishes of the victim.  An investigation revealed the suspect had left the residence, but not before stealing medication, jewelry, a banking card, and cell phone belonging to the victim.  Police are in the process of obtaining video from two locations: one being where the victim resides and another store where her bank card was used.  The victim was not harmed in any way.   Police are continuing a vigorous investigation into this matter and are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect by contacting Investigating Officer Cst. Andrea Boulay #183 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4183 or by e-mail at: aboulay@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Any video obtained as a result of this investigation will be forwarded to the media for further public assistance.