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26 November 2019Warning - this news article expired on 2019-12-26. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 71 calls between November 25th 2019 at 5:00 a.m. and November 26th 2019 at 5:00 a.m.

Break and enters

Belleville, ON – On November 25th 2019 at 12:05 p.m., police responded to a call of a break, enter and theft from a home in the east end of the city.  The investigation noted this to have occurred some time between November 22nd and November 25th while the homeowner was away. A computer and cash, in excess of $1,000 was stolen.  A scenes-of-crimes officer was also dispatched to assist in the matter.  The investigation is continuing.  Police are asking anybody who may have information to please contact investigating officer Cst. Kelsey Cailes #175 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4175 or by e-mail at: kcailes@police.belleville.on.ca or by contacting Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Belleville, ON – Police responded to a second break and enter at 2:23 p.m. to a Church in the north-west end of the city.  An investigation revealed unknown person(s) had made entry into the structure sometime during the past weekend.  Police did not say what, or if any damage occurred, but it appeared nothing was stolen.  There was physical evidence to work with at this location, and a scenes-of-crimes officer was also dispatched to assist in this matter.  The investigation continues, and police are asking anyone who may have information to please contact investigating officer Cst. Kelsey Cailes #175 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4175 or by e-mail at: kcailes@police.belleville.on.ca or by contacting Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Belleville, ON – Police responded to a third break and enter at 3:03 p.m. in the Grove Street and Pinnacle Street area.  This investigation revealed unknown person(s) broke into a residence while the homeowner was away, and made off with prescription medications.  Police are continuing to investigate the matter, and are asking anybody who may have information about this to please contact investigating officer Cst. Steven Genore #194 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4194 or by e-mail at: sgenore@police.belleville.on.ca or by contacting Quinte Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Christmas lights vandals

Belleville, ON – On November 25th 2019 at 3:21 p.m., police were notified of Christmas lights being destroyed at an east-end home.  A homeowner notified police that unknown person(s) had cut a cord attached to the light display, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on this date.  Further, the same cord was cut a day prior.  An investigation into both occurrences is continuing, and police are asking anyone who may have information about who may be responsible to please contact investigating officer Cst. Matthew Sly #198 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4198 or by e-mail at: msly@police.belleville.on.ca or by contacting Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Belleville, ON – Police received a second call of Christmas lights being destroyed at a home in the Bridge Street West area at 5:03 p.m.  The homeowner advised police that sometime during the day unknown person(s) destroyed strings of Christmas lights on her property as well.  The caller further advised that this was the second act of vandalism to her light display this week, with the first occurring on Saturday.  This investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone with information to please contact investigating officer Sgt. Brad Lentini #71 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4071 or by e-mail at: blentini@police.belleville.on.ca or by contacting Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Assault charge

Belleville, ON - On November 25th 2019 at 5:12 p.m., police responded to a North Front Street business for a report of an assault.  Attending officers were met by store security who had detained a young female after she was observed beating on a young male.  The male did not receive any serious injuries, but the female was arrested and taken into custody.  The 14 year old female, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was processed on a single charge of assault.  She was released from custody on strict undertaking conditions and a promise-to-appear in the Youth Criminal Justice Court at a later date. 

Weapons

Belleville, ON – On November 26th 2019 at 12:13 a.m., police swarmed a business area on Dundas Street West for a report of a male who had brandished a hand gun and a machete outside of an eatery.  A store employee, who observed this, described a male who possessed the firearm and the edged weapon by placing both on top of a garbage container just outside of the location.  The male, upon being noticed by the employee, quickly returned both items to a back pack he was carrying and fled on a bicycle towards the Mary Street area.  The male suspect is described as white, bearded, heavier set, in his 30’s, wearing a fall-type black jacket, a black toque, and a white shirt. The investigation is continuing, and police will be searching with the assistance from video cameras attached to businesses in the area.  Anyone who may have information about this male suspect is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Lindsay Stevenson #157 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4157 or by e-mail at: lstevenson@police.belleville.on.ca or by contacting Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Arrested on warrants

Belleville, ON – On November 26th 2019 at 2:45 a.m., police came across a wanted female on the east side of the city.  An investigation revealed numerous outstanding arrest warrants were held by police.  32 year old Jennifer Michelle Murphy, of Campbellford, was arrested without incident and taken into custody on charges of theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and two counts of breaching probation.  Murphy has been released from custody on a promise-to-appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on December 19th.