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January 20, 2021Warning - this news article expired on 2021-02-20. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 57 calls for service from January 19th, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. to January 20th, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

Theft of a Monstrance from a Local Church

Belleville, ON – On the 19th of January 2021 at 9:20 p.m. Police attended a Church, on Church Street, regarding a report of a theft. Upon arrival, Police conducted an investigation and learned that a Monstrance was stolen from the Church sometime between 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. this date. The Monstrance is a very meaningful item to the church and this incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact Cst. Jordan Rhodes #223 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4223; or email jrhodes@police.belleville.on.ca. Please see the photo of the Monstrance below.

Mischief Charges in the Downtown Core

Belleville, ON – On the 19th of January 2021 at 10:50 p.m. Police, while patrolling the downtown core on Front Street, observed a male causing mischief, by means of graffiti, to a sign belonging to one of the businesses. Police prevented the continuation of the offence by placing the male under arrest for Mischief under $5000. The Belleville male was identified as 27-year-old Matthew Buckaway. He was charged with Mischief under $5000 and released on an Appearance Notice where he was given a court date of February 18th 2021 to face the charges.

Breach of Probation, Extortion & Criminal Harassment Charges

Belleville, ON – On the 19th of January 2021 at 10:25 a.m. Police received information that a male was harassing a female who was staying in the City of Belleville. Police conducted an investigation and swiftly located the suspect male in the area of North Park Street and Bell Blvd. As a result of the investigation Police arrested the 39-year-old male, who was not from the Belleville area, for Breach of Probation, Extortion and Criminal Harassment. The male was transported to the Belleville Police Service where he is being held for bail.

City Police also report a fairly steady 24-hour period ending at 5:00 a.m. on January 20th  2021.  Police did respond to several incidents that ended peacefully with Police intervention. Those incidents included numerous noise complaints, disturbances, domestics, suspicious persons and vehicles, traffic complaints, neighbour and family disputes, animal complaints, and calls to assist ambulance.