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7 July 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-08-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Theft from Vehicle(s)

Belleville, Ontario ? On July 6, 2011 police received 8 reports of theft from motor vehicles and two attempt thefts whereas vehicles were entered and ransacked however nothing was taken.

All occurred overnight from July 6th to the 7th with most occurring after 10:00 p.m. Thieves took loose change, cigarettes, a phone charger, a lap top, credits cards, CD's and in one incident a vehicle owner reported 10 rings were stolen from his vehicle.

In most cases the vehicles were left unlocked however in one incident thieves actually used what appeared to be a pry bar to pop the vehicle door enabling it to be unlocked. In this incident nothing had been left in the vehicle therefore nothing was taken however the vehicle sustained a considerable amount of damage.

In another incident a Dufferin Avenue a resident reported seeing a male person checking vehicles on their street earlier in the day however did not report it to police at the time. The next morning they found their vehicle had been entered and realized this male was probably the thief. The suspect was described as male, white, 20-30 years old, wearing shorts and a white muscle shirt.

Vehicles were entered on Dufferin Ave, McDonald Ave, Eastwood Park Dr, Orchard Dr, Robertson Lane, and McFee Street.

Stolen Vehicle

Belleville, Ontario ? On July 6, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a drive way on Foster Ave. The homeowner heard a noise in the front of her house and when she got up to respond to it she found her vehicle gone.

The vehicle is a 2001, 2-door, red, Oldsmobile Alero with plate BJLY764.

Dangerous Situation ? Railway Tracks

Belleville, Ontario ? On July 6, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. police responded to two youths ?playing chicken' with a train on the railway tracks off Moira Street East. The witness reported the youths were on the CN Bridge over the Moira River. Police responded and with the assistance of the CN police the youths were cleared from the tracks and cautioned for their behaviour. Both youths (11 and 17 years old) were taken home and turned over to their parents.

Police would like to remind parents to caution their children regarding the dangers of playing on or near the railway tracks. The following are good rules to pass onto your children;

The only safe way to cross the railway tracks is in a place that is designed for crossing:

A railway crossing ? also called level crossing

Most crossings have a sign and lights or bells that alert you if a train is coming and crossings also have gates that close if a train is coming.

When crossing tracks at a railway crossing, follow these rules:

  • Stop and look both ways before crossing the tracks. Listen for the train coming and for warning bells. If there are lights, watch for them to flash. Remember a number of modern trains are deceptively silent ? and extremely fast.
  • If a train is going by, stand well back from the tracks.
  • Never try to cross the tracks if a train is coming. It is too dangerous and you may not cross in time.
  • If a train goes by, look both ways again before crossing. Make sure another train is not coming. Many crossings have more than one track, which means there could be more than one train at the same time.
  • Never play on or near train tracks as it is dangerous.