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26 June 2015 - FraudsWarning - this news article expired on 2015-07-26. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Frauds

Belleville, Ontario – On June 25th, 2015 police received a complaint of a fraud. An area resident believed that her grandson had been involved in an accident in Quebec. Money was forwarded to Quebec only to learn that her grandson was not in Quebec.

Another fraud complaint was received as an area resident believed that he had won a lottery. This person forwarded a sum of money as instructed which would potentially release the funds. There was no lottery win.

Belleville Police are warning people not to send any money under any of these circumstances. The callers sound convincing as they use several different themes. In another scam the grandson is in jail in Quebec and needs money sent for bail.  In addition to the lottery scam there is the inheritance fraud. In this instance the person is told that they will receive a large inheritance from a country overseas once the lawyers’ fees are paid.

Arrest in a Fraud Case

Belleville, Ontario – On June 25th, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. police attended on Janlyn Crescent in relation to a suspicious vehicle with Quebec licence plates. The vehicle was stopped and during the investigation an invoice was discovered. This invoice described a fitness machine with a value of $3500.00 which was to be delivered to an address on Janlyn Cres.  Officers spoke with the home owner on Janlyn Cres. and learned that their credit card had been compromised on-line several months ago. The home owner confirmed that they did not order any fitness equipment. A check with a local courier revealed that the fitness equipment was on a truck headed to Janlyn Cres.  A 49 year old Montreal man was arrested for fraud. The fitness equipment was seized by the officers. The accused was held for a bail hearing on June 26th, 2015.

Break and Enter//2 charged

Belleville, Ontario – On June 25th, 2015, at 6:02 a.m., a home owner on Dundas Street West reported a break and enter to their home overnight. Items stolen included a large screen TV and electronics. The investigation lead to a search warrant for a residence in the west end. At 10:00 a.m. a 33 year old Belleville man was arrested for possession of stolen property. Also arrested was a 30 year old Belleville woman. All of the property was recovered. The couple was held for bail on June 26th, 2015.

Accidents

Belleville, Ontario – On June 25th, 2015, at 8:14 a.m. police attended in a parking lot on Bell Blvd. as a cyclist had struck a parked car. The cyclist suffered minor injuries. No charges as the accident occurred on private property.

At 5:11 p.m. police attended on Dundas Street East at the hospital in relation to a two-car accident. A 63 year old Trenton man was charged with careless driving.  There were no injuries.

At 10:03 p.m. police attended on Dundas Street East at the Bayview Mall in relation to a two-car accident. One of the drivers suffered minor injuries and was transported by EMS to BGH. A 27 year old Shannonville man was charged with failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

Public Intoxication

Belleville, Ontario – On June 25th, 2015, at 7:22 p.m. police and EMS attended on Applewood Drive in relation to a woman lying in the street. A 32 year old Belleville woman was arrested for her own protection under the Liquor Licence Act.

On June 25th, 2015, at 9:25 p.m. police responded to a disturbance on Bleecker Ave. A 22 year old Belleville man was arrested for breach of the peace. There were no injuries.

Assault

Belleville, Ontario – On June 26th, 2015, at 12:30 a.m. police attended on Bleecker Avenue in relation to a complaint of an assault. A 41 year old Belleville man was arrested nearby. The victim suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention. The accused was held for bail on June 26th on a charge of assault.