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31 May 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2018-06-30. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Motor vehicle collisions

Belleville, Ont – Police attendedfive motor vehicle collisions within the preceding 24-hour period.  Three collisions were reported for property damage only with no injuries.  On May 30th 2018 at 7:41 a.m. police attended to the Glendale Road area for a report of a two-vehicle collision.  There was moderate property damage only.  A 24-year old Quinte West man was charged under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act with having defective brakes.

At 12:06 p.m. on this same date police were dispatched to a collision in the North Front Street and Earl Street area.  Information received indicated there was personal injuries.  EMS attended to the injured along with the Belleville Fire Department who were called to assist with shutting down power in the area.  It was reported that one vehicle had driven into a house.  Extensive damage was noted.  Police report one female was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  A 28-year old Prince Edward County man has been charged with failing to yield to traffic.


Retail theft

Belleville, Ont – On May 30th 2018 at 7:39 p.m. police responded to a shopping center in the north portion of the city for a report of a female trying to leave without paying for merchandise.  An investigation revealed a white female wearing a white dress and a white hat with similar gray design attempted to leave the business after being discovered by security in an attempt to get away with the property and avoid paying.  When observed and spoken with, the woman ran off to an awaiting motor vehicle with an unknown driver.  All merchandise was recovered at the scene. Please see below photos of the female suspect and the vehicle which has licence plates (HLB-395) from Newfoundland and Labrador attached.  The female is described as being between 35 and 45 years of age, with blondish-brown shoulder-length hair.  She spoke English with no accent, and was quick to run away to the vehicle in the photo below.  Police are continuing this investigation.  Anyone with any information on the suspect or the vehicle involved (dark coloured Hyundai Elantra) is asked to contact investigating officer Cst. Corey McGee at: (613) 966-0882 ext. 4164 or by e-mail at: 



Break enter and theft

Belleville, Ont – Police are continuing an investigation into a break and enter early this morning which occurred in the south-west end of the city.  A man out walking his dog came across a portion of a cash register and called police.  Responding officers checked the area and found smashed glass and gained entry into a local business.  Police have not stated how much cash may be missing, but damage to the property is estimated at approximately $1,200.00.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact investigating officer Cst. Dave Bradley #95 at: (613) 966-0882 ext. 4095 or by e-mail at: or Quinte Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Impaired Driving

Belleville, Ont – On May 30th 2018 at 8:06 p.m. a police officer on patrol observed a motorist driving unsteady in the Yeomans Street area.  The vehicle was observed to have hit a curb twice. It then drove through a stop sign at excessive speed.  Police stopped the vehicle and an investigation resulted in the 33-year old driver being arrested.  Jordan Joseph Rutledge of Thomasburgh was taken into custody on charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80 mgs. Rutledge has been released from custody on a Promise-to-Appear in Provincial Court next month.