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26 April 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-05-27. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Cold case solved from 2002

On April 26th, 2002, police responded to a residential break and enter on Grier Street. The unknown suspect removed a quantity of coins and cash from a safe. The BPS Forensic Identification Unit attended and collected trace amounts of DNA left behind by the suspect. These samples were submitted to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for analysis; however there were no matches at that time.


In July of 2016, police responded to a commercial break and enter on Pinnacle Street. As a result of the investigation, John Charles Serson of Belleville was charged and convicted of this break and enter. Upon conviction he was ordered to provide a DNA sample. Once this was sample was uploaded at the Centre of Forensic Sciences, it was learned that this sample matched the DNA sample taken from the 2002 case.


On April 23rd, 2018, John Charles Serson, 52 years of age, was arrested and charged with break, enter and theft in relation to the 2002 incident. He will appear in court on May 17th, 2018.



On February 21st, 2018, police initially attended at a cheque-cashing facility in relation to a fraud. They advised that a male had cashed a cheque using the banking app. on his phone on December 1st, 2017. This male cashed the same $1600.00 cheque on December 14th, 2017.

On April 25th, 2018 a 40-year-old Brighton man was charged with fraud under $5000.00. He will appear in court on May 17th, 2018.



On April 25th, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call at a residence in the village of Cannifton. It was learned that a male had damaged the door of the residence. The 23-year-old Belleville man was located and arrested. He was held for a bail hearing on April 26th, 2018 on charges of mischief under $5000.00 and breach of probation. There were no injuries.


Motor Vehicle Collisions

On April 25th, 2018, at 10:25 a.m. police attended at the intersection of Pinnacle Street and Moira Street East in relation to a two-car collision. One driver remained trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by Belleville Fire Department. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. There were no reported injuries. One of the drivers was charged with failing to stop at a red light.


On April 25th, 2018, at 3:10 p.m. police attended on Cannifton Road at Station Street as a pedestrian had been struck by a car. The adult male pedestrian was taken by paramedics to BGH for treatment of minor injuries. The pedestrian was charged with failing to use a crosswalk.