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28 January 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-02-28. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Snowmobile Collision
Belleville, Ontario ? On 27 January, 2011 at 12:48 p.m., police attended at the boat launch on Herchimer Street in response to a personal injury collision.
The driver a 64 year old male from Brechin, was leaving the parking lot area headingtowards the boat ramp to enter upon the frozen bay when he accelerated abruptly, the driver lost control and struck the dock.
He was transported to Belleville General Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.
The Traffic Management Unit is investigating and requesting that any person(s) who may have information in relation to this investigation to contact Constable Travers at Belleville Police at 613 966 0882.

Assault
Belleville, Ontario ? On 25 January, 2011 at 11:50 a.m., police attended at a local high school in response to a complaint by staff of an assault that took place off school property. It is alleged that a 14 year old male had departed school property. The result was that there was a physical confrontation between the two, 14 year old males. The victim suffered from a concussion and a chipped tooth. A 14 year old male has been charged with Assault, Assault Bodily Harm and Breach of Youth Court Sentence (the Youth Criminal Justice Act protects the identity of persons less than 18 years charged with a Criminal offence). As well a 15 year old male has been charged with one count of assault in relation to this occurrence.

Fraud Alert
Belleville, Ontario ? On 27 January, 2011, Belleville Police received a complaint of a suspicious telephone solicitation. A Belleville citizen was contacted by a person who claimed he was acting on behalf of Scotia Bank and informing him that he had been preapproved for a RRSP loan. The citizen made inquiries of caller and the caller could not answer the questions. The citizen ended the call and then contacted Scotiabank security. Scotiabank advised there was no promotion being conducted in support of this type of solicitation. Belleville Police are reminding the public that prevention is the best protection against providing personal information to fraudsters.

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
Belleville, Ontario ? On 27 January, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., police attended in the parking lot of a Dundas Street, East business in response to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Police attended in the parking and observed a vehicle parked at the rear of the parking lot facing north with 2 occupants.
Investigation of this vehicle led to the arrest of the driver and passenger. The 17 year old male driver of the vehicle has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and will appear in Youth court on 22 February, 2011. The Youth Criminal Justice Act protects the identity of persons less than 18 years charged with a Criminal offence. The passenger of the vehicle, Nykolas Melnyk (18years) of Belleville has also been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and will appear in Provincial court on 24 February, 2011.