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28 September 2009Warning - this news article expired on 2009-10-28. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable 28 September 2009

Recovered Seadoo
Belleville, Ont. - On September 28, 2009, at 11:00 p.m., an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on Maitland Drive in the City?s north end. A pick-up truck was towing a Seadoo on a trailer. A check revealed that the Seadoo and trailer had been stolen from a Quinte West marina on August 17, 2009.
The driver, a 36 year old Bath man, was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property over $5000.00. Inside the truck were various tools including bolt cutters. This led to a charge of Possession of break-in tools. In addition, the driver was found to be a suspended driver and charged with this offence. He will remain in custody awaiting a Bail Hearing on September 29, 2009.
Break & Enter
Belleville, Ont. ? On September 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., a Russell Street resident reported a Break & Enter sometime within the preceding six hours. The homeowner reported several items were taken including two flat screen TV?s and a lap top. This Break and Enter is currently under investigation by the Belleville Police Service.
Harassing Phone Calls
Belleville, Ont. ? On September 28, 2009, police investigated a complaint from a victim who reported receiving several phone calls that were harassing in nature. As a result a 40 year old Belleville man was arrested and charged with one count of Mischief and one count of Harassing Phones Calls. He was subsequently released with a November court date.
Shoplifting (x2)
Belleville, Ont. ? On September 28, 2009, at 12:40 a.m., police arrested a 52 year old Belleville woman for shoplifting at North Front Street grocery store. The woman was observed concealing a large quantity of meat and leaving the store without making any attempts to pay for the same. She was arrested and charged with one count of Theft Under. She was released with a November 2009 court date.
Belleville, Ont. ? On September 28, 2009, at 6:40 p.m., police responded to a Shoplifter at a Bell Blvd address. A 35 year old Belleville resident was observed by store security to have concealed jewelry and left the store without paying for the same. She was arrested and charged with Theft Under and released with a November court date. Police recovered $55.00 in stolen jewelry.
Thefts from Motor vehicles (x16)
Belleville, Ont. ? On September 28, 2009, Belleville police responded to 16 reports of Theft from Motor Vehicles from over night. All of the incidents of theft occurred in the east end of Belleville. A total of 18 vehicles were entered and the victims reported the majority of vehicles were left unlocked. Property taken included wallets, a camera, loose change, CD?s, DVD?s and a total of 6 GPS?s were stolen.
These thefts are currently under investigation by the Belleville Police Service.

Public Message

Theft From Motor Vehicles

Theft from vehicles is another reason why you should always lock your car.

Opportunistic thieves will often rummage through any type of vehicle they find unlocked seeking valuables. Prevent this type of theft by always keeping your vehicle locked or within a locked garage.

Never attract thieves to your vehicle by storing valuables or packages in open sight. Opportunistic thieves will not hesitate to break into your vehicle if they see something they want or think is of value such as a GPS or wallet. Prevent damage to your vehicle and loss of its contents by removing valuables from your vehicle at your earliest opportunity.

When you must store valuables in your vehicle for a short period of time, lock them in a trunk or, where your vehicle does not have a trunk; cover them as discreetly as possible.