Belleville, Ontario – On August 25th, 2018, at 6:01 p.m. an officer on patrol recognized a male downtown who had been released on bail conditions in relation to an August 3rd fire. The 25-year-old Belleville man had been consuming alcohol which was a breach of one of the conditions of his recognizance. He was arrested and held for a bail hearing.
Another officer learned of a fire that this male had set in the kitchen of a rooming house on July 11th, 2018 on West Moira Street. Belleville Fire Department quickly extinguished the small fire that night. Prior to setting this blaze the accused had removed the batteries from the working smoke detectors. There were two other boarders in the building at the time of the fire. No one was injured.
Another tenant in the building described how the accused had killed a cat in July and disposed of it in the kitchen garbage.
The male was held in custody awaiting a bail hearing on August 26th, 2018 on charges of breach of a recognizance, arson, mischief endangering life, and killing an animal.
Arrested on warrants
Belleville, Ontario – On August 26th, 2018, at 1:48 a.m. an officer on patrol on Bridge Street West at Cedar Street recognized a male who was wanted on outstanding warrants. The 48-year-old Belleville man was arrested and held for a bail hearing on August 26th, 2018.