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5 June 2010Warning - this news article expired on 2010-07-05. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable 5 June 2010
Motor Vehicle Collisiion (Fatality)
Belleville, Ontario ?On June 5, 2010, at approximately 4:22 PM a single motor vehicle collision occurred on Old Highway 2 at Old Kingston Rd. Amotorcycle was eastbound on Old Highway 2 approaching Kingston Rd when the driver braked for vehicles turning onto Old Kingston Road. The male driver  lost control throwing himself and his female passenger from the motorcycle. Both occupants of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and were transported to Belleville General Hospital. Attempts to revive the driver were unsuccessful and the driver was pronounced deceased. The female passenger was transported to Kingston General Hospital with life threatening injuries.
Advanced Collision Reconstructionist and the Forensic Identification Unit were on scene for approximately four hours conducting the detailed investigation. The investigation is continuing but early indicators are that speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.
The male driver has been identified as: Christopher "Kenneth" KNOTT , 71 years old,  of Hamilton Rd, RR5 Belleville.The female passenger was Lynne KNOTT  also of Hamilton road, RR#5 Belleville.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Police, Sgt Tom Sweet 613-966-0882 extension 2227 or Crime Stoppers.
Injured Cyclist

Belleville, Ontario ?On June 5, 2010, at approximately 6:47 PM a 45 year old male was riding a bicycle westbound on College St. West near Heartwood Drive. The male struck the curb and was thrown from the bicycle landing on the concrete sidewalk. The rider was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious life threatening head injuries. The male was transported to Belleville General Hospital and transferred to Kingston General Hospital for treatment. Advanced Collision Reconstructionists and the Forensic Identification Unit were on scene for several hours conducting the detailed investigation. A collision reconstruction team is continuing the investigation. If anyone has any information, please contact Sgt Tom Sweet 613-966-0882 extension 2227 or Crime Stoppers.

This male's name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

Possession of Stolen Property & Obstruct Police

Belleville, Ontario ? On June 5, 2010, police received a report of two suspicious persons in the area of Finch Drive. The witness woke to hear a car alarm going off. He observed two males going through a vehicle and as a result phoned police. A short time later two males were arrested in the area by police and both were found to be in possession of stolen property.

Charged with one count of Possession of Stolen Property is a 15 year old Belleville male and charged with one count each of Possession of Stolen Property and Obstruct Police is a 17 year old Belleville male. Both were released with a court date set in July 2010. The names of the youths cannot be released due to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Break & Enter(s)

Belleville, Ontario ? On June 4, 2010 a resident on Lewis Street reported a Beak & Enter to his apartment. The front door of the apartment was pried and money was taken.

On June 5, 2010, home owners Oak Street reported suspects broke into their home sometime between 11:00 p.m. on June the 4th and 3:00 a.m. on June the 5th. Entry was gained by cutting the screen on a bedroom window. Once inside suspects stole a lap top and a pocket knife.

Belleville, Ontario ? On June 5, 2010, at approximately 0500 hrs police were called to 230 Front Street  to assist the Belleville Fire Department with a structure fire at that location. In conjunction with the Belleville Fire Department, officers with the Forensic Identification Unit were on scene, and Detectives with the Belleville Police Service's Criminal Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding this fire.