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30 May 2019Warning - this news article expired on 2019-06-30. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police responded to 67 calls for service between 29 May 2019 at 5:00 am and 30 May 2019 at 5:00 am

Fraudulent canvassers

Belleville, ON On 28 May 2019, Belleville Police were patrolling the east end of the city when two females were to be observed canvassing for donations. Police spoke with the females who denied attempting to solicit donations and refused to provide any further information to police. At the time, police canvassed the area, but were unable ascertain any evidence to further an investigation The Belleville Police Service is once again advising citizens to be extremely cautious when dealing with door to door solicitations. Certain precautions can be taken to limit the risk of being a victim of scam artists.

  • Ask for identification, name tags etc. to verify if the person is in fact representing the organization.  Simple pledge sheets can be downloaded by anyone, including scam artists
  • NEVER allow the soliciting parties, regardless of age, inside your home. If you need to go to another room, close the door behind you. Just because the soliciting person(s) are young, doesn't always mean you won't be the victim of a fraud or theft.
  • ALWAYS ask for a receipt should you decide to donate
  • Report any suspicious activity or solicitations to your local police service

 

Arrested on warrants.

Belleville, ON. On 29 May 2019 Belleville Police were kept busy with persons arrested on outstanding warrants.

  • At 1:53pm, police were called to an east end address to assist ambulance with a medical call. While there, police identified a male who had a warrant for failing to comply with a condition of his probation. Damian Helm, 23, of Belleville was arrested on the outstanding warrant. He was held for a bail hearing on 30 May 2019.
  • At 2:00pm, Brandon Greig, 36, of Belleville was observed by police. He had an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with an appearance notice. He was arrested and later released with a June court date.
  • At 7:30pm, police were speaking to a female over the phone who had an outstanding warrant for failing to attend for fingerprints. Police directed the female to turn herself in to which she agreed. Joy Anne MaCrae, 51, of Belleville was arrested and later released with a June Court date.
  • At 9:03pm, police observed a female on Stanley Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for mischief.  Wendi Budgell, 35, of Belleville was arrest and held for a bail hearing on 30 May.
  • At 2:25am on 30 May, police located a female on Bleecker Avenue who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft and failing to appear for court. Jennifer Murphy, 32, of Belleville was arrested and held for a bail hearing on 30 May.