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July 31, 2020

Belleville Police Service responded to 62 calls for service from the 30th of July 2020 at 5:00 a.m. to the 31st of July 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

 

Couple arrested

Belleville ON- On the 30th of July 2020 at 6:30am, a Belleville Police officer on patrol in the north end of the city observed a male who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking x2 and a female for whom there were grounds for her arrest regarding a mischief investigation.  34-year-old Steven Sullivan of Belleville was released with a court date of the 31st August 2020.  28-year-old Crystal Hawley of Belleville was charged with mischief and released with a court date of September 3rd 2020.

 

Vehicle taken without consent

Belleville ON- On the 30th of July 2020 at 11:30am Belleville Police were notified that a vehicle had been taken from a west end residence without consent of the owner.  Officers located the vehicle minutes later in the east end and the driver was arrested.  A 31-year-old Belleville resident was charged with driving while prohibited and breaching an undertaking.  He was held for a bail hearing on the 31st of July 2020.

 

Shoplifter

Belleville ON-On the 30th of July 2020 at 7pm Belleville Police attended the Canadian Tire store on Bell Boulevard regarding a shoplifter.  59-year-old Katherine North of Belleville was charged with theft and released with an August 27th court date.

 

Multiple victims of rental scam

Belleville Police dealt with multiple victims yesterday of a rental scam which continues to circulate in the area.  Victims lost funds ranging for $150 to $4000 dollars.  Fake ads are placed on Kijiji advertising real local residences that the fraudsters claim they are renting out but in fact don’t own.  The fraudster attaches associated cell phone numbers, email addresses and a backstory to the ad which are not legitimate.  The fraudsters will request a deposit to ensure the victim can rent the residence promising a tour of the residence when the money is received.  Once the money is transferred via email to the fraudster it cannot be recovered.  It is recommended that anyone responding to these online ads attend the residence with the owner or their representative prior to providing any funds to them to ensure they are legitimate.