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June 23, 2020

The Belleville Police Service responded to 70 calls for service from June 22nd, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. to June 23rd, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

Crisis at Local Shelter

Belleville, ON – On June 22nd, 2020 at approximately 5:30 a.m., city police officers attended a local shelter in regards to a female in crisis and causing a disturbance.  Officers contacted the 32-year-old female who was suffering from some mental health issues.  After some time, officers were able to calm the female down enough to assist her to Belleville General Hospital where she received care.  There were no injuries or charges. 

Disturbance at Automotive Shop

Belleville, ON – On June 22nd, 2020 at approximately 9:15 a.m., police attended a Thurlow Township automotive shop in regards to a disturbance.  The police investigation revealed that a 34-year-old female patron was unsatisfied with a business transaction at the shop and was becoming aggressive.  Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and gave both parties advice and escorted the female off the business property. 

Motor Vehicle Collision – Serious Injury

Belleville, ON – On June 22nd, 2020 at approximately 10:00 a.m., city police were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on Old Hwy 2 at Mitchell Side Road.  The Belleville Police Traffic Management Unit was also dispatched to the scene along with their Air Drone to survey and process the scene.  Police closed Hwy 2 for approximately 6 hours while members of the TMU unit investigated.

City police say that, initial reports appear as though an elderly gentleman that was operating a small Toyota sedan pulled onto Hwy 2 from Mitchell Side Road and may have not stopped at the stop sign and was t-boned by a large mail courier delivery truck travelling on Hwy 2 westbound.  Investigation revealed that the elderly driver was not secured in his vehicle by the use of his set belt.  Fire rescue and city EMS attended the scene as well.  The elderly driver had to be extricated from his vehicle by fire rescue and he was transported to Belleville General Hospital.  Police were later notified that the elderly driver was subsequently transported to Kingston General Hospital with life threatening injures.  The extent of his injuries is not exactly known at this time.  The delivery truck involved was occupied by 2 males.  Neither occupants sustained any injuries.  A member of the Traffic Management Unit confirmed that speed nor alcohol was a factor in this collision. 

A second delivery truck from the same company of the delivery truck that was involved in the collision attended the scene to transfer all the mail and parcels from the wrecked delivery truck into the other truck so delivery service was not interrupted. 

Both vehicles involved in the collision had to be removed from the scene via tow recovery services.  Members of the Traffic Management Unit remained on scene for approximately 6 hours to process the scene for evidence. 

Sergeant Brad Stitt of the Belleville Police Service Traffic Management Unit is seeking assistance from any citizens that may have witnessed the motor vehicle collision or that may have any dash cam video that could assist in the investigation.  If you can assist, you are asked to call Sgt Stitt at 613-813-0882 ext 4121 or email at bstitt@police.belleville.on.ca . Charges have not been laid as of yet but may be pending. 

Warrants

Belleville, ON – On June 22nd, 2020 at approximately 11:00 a.m., city police were notified by the Brockville Police Service that their officers arrested a 52-year-old Picton man in Brockville on an outstanding Belleville Police warrant.  Belleville officers attended the Brockville Police Service and the accused was transferred over to them and the suspect was returned to Belleville. 

The Belleville warrant is in relation to 2 counts of Breach of Probation stemming from an incident in Belleville back in April of the year.  The accused was held for a Show Cause Hearing scheduled for June 23rd, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in front of a Belleville Ontario Court of Justice. 

Consensual Fight

Belleville, ON – On June 22nd, 2020 at approximately 4:15 p.m., city police were dispatched to a South East end housing complex regarding 2 adult females fighting.  Upon police arrival, officers broke up a physical fight between 2 adult females in the complexes front yard.  One female sustained minor injuries to the head and city EMS attended and treated her injuries on scene. 

The investigation revealed that the fight started between the ladies over trouble between each others kid’s and that the fight between them was consensual.  No charges were laid and both women were cautioned regarding their actions.

Suspended Driver

Belleville, ON – On June 23rd, 2020 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a city police officer conducted a traffic stop on Wickett Street.  The traffic stop investigation revealed that the driver was a suspended driver in the province.  The 41-year-old female driver was charged with Driving While Under Suspension under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.  The female driver is scheduled to appear in Provincial Offences Court on July 6th, 2020 to answer to her charge.