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27 September 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-10-27. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Shoplifting occurrences

Belleville, Ontario – On September 26th 2018 at 5:04 p.m. police attended to a north end shopping center for a call about people stealing merchandise.  Police were advised that two males were observed stealing merchandise and fleeing from the store.  A description of one male was provided as being 6 feet tall wearing a gray hooded shirt with turquoise strings hanging from it.  This male left the area in what was described as a lime-green coloured pick-up truck. An investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Terri Smith #140 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4140 or by e-mail at: or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

At 5:35 p.m. police attended the same location for a report of a man stealing merchandise.  An investigation resulted in the arrest of 25-year old Thomasburg, Ontario resident Matthew Jayson Dunning.  Dunning was taken into custody and charged with theft – under $5,000.00. and breach of a recognizance.  He was released on an undertaking with conditions and a promise-to-appear in court later this month.


West end automobile crash

Belleville, Ontario – On September 26th 2018 at 9:00 p.m. police responded to the area of Moira Street West for a report of a motor vehicle striking another parked vehicle.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  The investigation demonstrated that a male driver had suffered a medical condition event.  There were no reported injuries, and no charges filed.


Other assistance

Belleville, Ontario – Police responded to numerous other calls for assistance including unwanted persons, alarms, suspicious persons and vehicles, liquor occurrences, assist ambulance, traffic hazards,  and a dozen 911call/911 hang-ups within the preceding 24-hour period.  All of these were solved as people calling 911 by pocket-dial, other information, and simple hang-ups on operators.  Nobody was found to be in any distress at any of the locations checked.