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24 September 2012Warning - this news article expired on 2012-10-24. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Break and Enter

Belleville, Ontario On September 23rd, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., Police attended at a on Herchimer Avenue in relation to a complaint of a break and enter. The home owner advised that sometime overnight unknown persons broke into his shed. Taken were the following items: an X box 360 game controller, a BMX trick bicycle which has red wheels and orange handlebars, and a Canadian Tire multi-tool kit in a black case. The investigation is continuing.

Internet Fraud

Belleville, Ontario Police received a call from a City resident about a potential fraud. He explained that while on the Internet, his computer displayed a message with a header that claimed to be from the Internet Crimes Division of the Federal Police Department. It went on to say that this male was going be charged with numerous offences and could face up to 8 years in prison. However, if he paid $100.00 in advance, then there would be no charges.

His computer screen was frozen, and the message went on to say that once the funds were received, they would release the computer.

He was able to regain access to his computer by shutting down the Internet, and doing a full system restore from a previous save point.

This is another example of a fraud. People are reminded not to send money to any Internet sites until they have had a chance to confirm the legitimacy of the site.