Belleville, Ontario – On September 22nd 2017, a male entered a business in the downtown core and spoke with a female employee. During their conversation, the male proceeded to remove what appeared to be a firearm from a bag; points the firearm at the employee and makes reference to a “hold up” and for her to remove her clothing. The employee was obviously taken back by the sudden event and walks away telling her supervisor while remaining calm. At the time, the employee wasn’t sure if the firearm was real or not. The supervisor told the male to leave which he did without further incident. The incident was not reported to the police until the following day. An investigation was immediately commenced. Police were able to identify the man as a 56 year old male from Quinte West.
On the 26th of September 2017, the male was arrested in Belleville. The firearm was determined not to be real but was a replica. As a result, the male was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and using an imitation firearm while attempting to commit an offence. The male was held in custody for a Show Cause Hearing.
Motor Vehicle Collision
Belleville Ontario, - On September 26th 2017 at 11:00 pm officers attended at the intersection of Moira St W and Sidney St regarding a 2 vehicle collision. The investigation revealed that an eastbound vehicle on Moira St W turning left on an advanced green light was struck by a westbound vehicle. The driver of the westbound vehicle was charged with going through a red light. There were no injuries and both vehicles were damaged beyond repair.