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July 21, 2020

Belleville Police Service responded to 61 calls for service from the 20th of July 2020 at 5:00 a.m. to the 21st of July 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

 

Arrested on Warrant

Belleville, Ontario – On the 20th of July 2020 at 10:50 p.m. Police were notified by Quinte West OPP that they had a female in custody on the strength of an outstanding Belleville Police Service warrant. Arrangements were made to have the female transported to the Belleville Police Service, where 40-year-old Amanda Lake is being held for bail. The charges include two counts of Failing to Comply with Release Order.

 

Disturbance Results in Charges

Belleville, Ontario – On the 20th of July 2020 at 11:00 p.m. Police responded to a disturbance on Victoria Ave in the City. Police attended the area and conducted an investigation where they learned a male and female were involved in a domestic. As a result of the investigation, Police arrested and charged the involved male with Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling, Spousal Assault and two counts of Domestic Mischief. The male was transported to the Belleville Police Service where he was later released on an Undertaking, given a court date of August 17th 2020 to face the charges.

Soon after being released to an address out of the City, the male returned to the City and attended the victim’s residence. Police located the male who was subsequently arrested for Breaching his Undertaking release conditions. As a result, the male is being held for bail at the Belleville Police Service.

 

Notice to Public Regarding Scams

Belleville, Ontario – On the 20th of July 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Police responded to a call regarding a CRA Scam. Police learned that the victim received a phone call from a male caller indicating he was with the Canada Revenue Agency and that the victim owed $1,000 in taxes.  The victim was told that they could be arrested if they didn’t pay up.  The phone number on the victim’s call display showed 613-962-3456 which is the Belleville Police Service emergency line and so the victim felt the call was legitimate.  The victim was made to purchase $1,000 dollars in Google Play gift cards and then take photos of the cards and text them back to the caller.  Police would like to remind the public that the CRA scammers use a technique known as “spoofing” where they can make it appear that they are calling from a legitimate business phone number and in this instance, the scammers made it appear they were calling from the Belleville Police Service.  This is a reminder to the public that the Belleville Police Service does not contact people on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canada Revenue Agency will not telephone people regarding overdue accounts.  If anyone asks for any payment with gift cards there is a good chance it is a scam and people should do their due diligence in contacting the business themselves for their own protection.