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7 December 2009Warning - this news article expired on 2010-01-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Drug Offences

Belleville, Ontario ? On December 7, 2009, at 12:55 a.m., police observed a vehicle being driven in the west end of Belleville. Police knew the driver to be suspended and arrested the 31 year old Belleville male for this offence. On searching the driver he was found to be in possession of crack cocaine. He was subsequently charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine and released on an Appearance Notice with a December 2009 court date.

Break & Enter

Belleville, Ontario ? On December 7, 2009, at 3:55 a.m., police responded to an alarm at a Coleman street business to find the business had been broken into. Suspects gained entry by smashing a south window to the business. A small amount of cash was taken. This incident is currently under investigation.

Liquor Licence Act

Belleville, Ontario ? On December 7, 2009, at 10:20 p.m., police were called to Quinte Heath Care to assist with an unruly male in the Emergency Unit of the hospital. The male was very aggressive and found to be intoxicated. He was arrested for his own protection and the 41 year Belleville male was charged with Intoxicated in a Public Place under the Liquor Licence Act.

Motor vehicle Collision(s)

Belleville, Ontario ? On December 7, 2009, Belleville Police responded to 9 motor vehicle collisions between 11:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.

The first accident occurred on Kelly Road in Thurlow Township at 11:30 a.m. This was a single motor vehicle roll over collision. The 50 year old female driver received minor injuries however did not require medical attention. The involved vehicle was an SUV and although this was a roll over collision the vehicle received minor damage. The weather was a factor in this collision and this accident is still under investigation.

Another collision occurred at 3:00 p.m., on Phillipston Road in Thurlow Township. This was a single motor vehicle collision. The 17 year old female driver lost control and the vehicle went off the road into a ditch. The driver received minor injuries and was treated at Quinte Health Care. The weather and road condition were a factor in this collision and this accident is still under investigation.

Police responded to a third single motor vehicle collision on Airport Parkway at 5:00 p.m. The SUV was located in the ditch off the roadway. There was little damage to the vehicle and the driver did not sustain any injuries. Again this accident was associated to weather and road conditions.

Winter Driving Message from Police:

Police would like to remind the public now that the winter season is upon us; drivers are reminded to slow down. Even on a clear day, roads can unexpectedly be snow-covered and/or icy in area. Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination, keep vehicles clear of snow and ice and avoid driving during snowstorms whenever possible.

Crime Prevention Messages:

  • Slow down. Vehicles take longer to stop on slippery roads
  • Clear all snow and ice off your vehicle to ensure an unobstructed view
  • Check weather and travel conditions before heading out and give yourself plenty of time to get to you destination
  • Drive according to road and weather conditions. Speed limits are for ideal conditions and it will take you longer to stop on snow-covered or icy roads
  • Keep plenty of windshield washer fluid on board