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30 October 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-11-30. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Gambling woes

Belleville, Ontario – On October 29th 2018 at 12:53 p.m. police were called to a parking lot in the North Front Street and Bell Boulevard area for reports of man smashing his head against the steering wheel in his car until he bled.  Witnesses provided police with a solid description of the vehicle along with its licence plate.  Police eventually caught up with the vehicle in the area of Brown Street and Station Street.  Police had discussion with the driver and learned the man was upset with his lack of luck at the casino on this date.  He did not request EMS or other medical attention. The man exited the area without further incident.  

 

Motor vehicle collisions

Belleville, Ontario – On October 29th 2018 police attended to a total of eight motor vehicle collisions across the city.  All were for property damage only, and there were no reported injuries. Seven of these were completed at the Collision Reporting Center. 

At 1:38 p.m. police responded to a three-car collision in the area of Dundas Street West and Avonlough Road.  No injuries were reported, but damage to the vehicles was moderate.  Police charged a 39-year old man under the Highway Traffic Act with the offence of “driver motor vehicle – no currently validated permit.”  A female driver (age not provided) was also charged under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act with the offence of “failing to have an insurance card.”

 

Theft from motor vehicle

Belleville, Ontario – On October 29th 2018 at 5:39 p.m. city police received a complaint of a theft of property from a parked vehicle at a business on Dundas Street West.  The female victim had her wallet stolen from the vehicle while inside the location tending to business.  Credit cards, banking cards, sorts of personal identification, and cash were among the items stolen.  Further investigation revealed that the suspect(s) had used some of the cards at different locations and businesses throughout the city. The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information about this theft is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Dan Hounslow #12 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4012 or by e-mail at: dhounslow@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Truck fire

Belleville, Ontario – On October 28th 2018 at 8:40 p.m. police responded to a truck fire in the Wallbridge Loyalist Road and Bell Boulevard area.  Belleville Firefighters were on scene and extinguished the flames.  It appeared that an oil drum being hauled by the truck may have been sparked a blow torch, causing the blaze.  Damage to the truck was major, and it was towed from the location.  Nobody was injured.  

 

Head-on collision results in injury

Belleville, Ontario – On October 29th 2018 at 9:42 p.m. police attended to the area of Cannifton Road and Byron Street for a report of two motor vehicles colliding head-on.  Damage to both vehicles was major.  Both were towed from the location.  EMS attended to assist both drivers, one which was transported to Quinte Healthcare Corp for minor head injuries.  The highway area at this location had traffic being diverted onto other side streets while investigators and EMS completed their duties.  A 42-year old female driver from Belleville was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with the offence of “failing to yield from  private drive.”

 

Breach of the peace

Belleville, Ontario – On October 30th 2018 at 12:48 a.m. police were called to the Catharine Street area for a report of a female banging on doors, yelling and screaming in the neighbourhood.  Police quickly caught up with the 20-year old female.  She was uncooperative with police and was arrested for breaching the peace.  She was transported to the Belleville Police Service where she was eventually identified and placed to a holding cell until calm and safe. She was released later in the morning, unconditionally.

 

Other assistance

Belleville, Ontario – Police attended a host of other assistance calls including noise complaints, harassment, unwanted persons, assisting ambulance, suspicious persons, neighbour disputes and domestic disputes.  In all, police also attended to six 9-1-1 accidental activation calls.  All were investigated and cleared as being dialed in error or by “pocket dial.”  Nobody was found to be in any distress at any of these.