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5 October 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-11-05. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Arson ? ARREST

Belleville, Ontario ? On September 25th at 10:15 p.m. police responded to a deliberately set fire on Catherine Street. The fire involved a suspect setting a couch and garbage on fire.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on October 4, 2011 police arrested and charged a 49 year old Belleville male with one count of Arson. The accused has been held in custody awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for later this date.

Police are continuing to investigate the recent incidents of Arson and are requesting that anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to call Belleville Police Service at 613 966-0882 or Crime Stoppers at 613 969-8477.

Motor Vehicle / Pedestrian Collision

Belleville, Ontario ? On October 4, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. police responded to a pedestrian motor vehicle collision on Dundas St West just west of Wright Avenue. A 49 year old Belleville woman stepped onto the roadway in the east bound lane and was struck by an east bound vehicle.

The pedestrian was transported to Kingston General Hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured as a result of this accident and neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a factor in this collision.

The Belleville Police Service Traffic Management Unit attended to complete a reconstruction of the collision. The investigation is continuing and witnesses are asked to contact Cst. Brad Stitt at 613-966-0882 ext 2233.

Stolen Vehicle

Belleville, Ontario ? On October 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. police received a report of a theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was taken from Wellington Cres location sometime after September 29th. The vehicle is described as a silver 2001 2-door, Chev, Cavalier with plate number BLHD198

Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative

On the 28th and 29th of September 2011 the Belleville Police Service, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Revenue and OPP Highway Truck Unit conducted a two day commercial vehicle safety compliance check focusing on the Belleville area.

A total of 59 commercial vehicles were inspected with 32 vehiclesor 54% deemed out of service for safety defects that required immediate repairs to allow the vehicles to continue operating.

A total of 8 vehicles had their licence plates removed after serious safety defects were found. A total of 32 Provincial Offence Notices were issued forequipment related violations. Ministry of the Environment conducted 36 inspections andlaid 5 charges, and the Ministry of Revenue completed 46 inspections and laid3 charges.