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May 15, 2021Warning - this news article expired on 2021-06-17. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 64 calls from May 14th 2021 at 5:00 a.m. to May 15th 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

Catalytic Converter Thefts Continue

Belleville, ON – On May 14th 2021 at 1:49 p.m., police received yet another report of a theft of a catalytic converter.  The incident is believed to have occurred some time between May 7th and May 11th from a location on College Street East. Copper and other metals have always been a hot commodity for thieves and catalytic converters are no exception.  This is because they contain highly valuable metals such as palladium, rhodium, and platinum.  Thieves can remove a converter in less than two minutes, making it easy to steal even in broad daylight.  Police are asking anyone who may have information about this theft to please contact investigating officer Sgt. Barry Lannin #146 at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4146 or by e-mail at: blannin@police.belleville.on.ca or by calling Crime Stoppers at (613) 969-8477.

Theft Arrest

Belleville, ON – On May 14th 2021 at 3:35 p.m., police were called to a shopping centre in the north end of the city regarding a shoplifter.  Police say a male was observed by store security to have attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise.  Security approached the male once outside the store. Words were exchanged, and the male threw the property to the ground.  After a police investigation, the man was arrested.  Quinte West resident John Aaron Dempsey, 38 years of age was charged with one count of theft-under $5,000.00.  He was released shortly after on an appearance notice to appear in Belleville Provincial Court on July 8th 2021 at 09:00 a.m.

Arrested on Warrants

Belleville, ON – On May 14th 2021 at 9:10 p.m., city police observed a woman believed to be wanted on arrest warrants walking in the area of Church Street and Station Street.  Police confirmed the warrants, and arrested the female, taking her into custody.  Jaquelin Kayla Rose Bloor, 29 years of age, of no fixed address was transported to the Belleville Police Service and held in custody to be brought before a Justice on the morning of May 15th before the Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) Court via CCTV.  Bloor is facing the following collective charges on all warrants.

Failing to comply with conditions on an undertaking contrary to section 145(4)(b) of the Criminal Code (3 counts), theft-under $5,000.00 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code (3 counts), failing to comply with a probation order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code (5 counts), failing to attend court contrary to section 145(2)(b) of the Criminal Code, failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking (appearing for the Identification of Criminals Act) contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code, and possession of a schedule 1 substance – Fentanyl contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

On May 15th 2021 at 9:15 p.m., city police observed a male in the area of Church Street and Great St. James Street believed to have been wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. After confirming the warrant, police arrested 49-year old city resident Jason Mingo Rushlow.  He was taken into custody on charges including failing to comply with conditions of a probation order (3 counts), and failing to comply with a conditional sentence order, which was placed upon him by a Provincial Court Judge earlier this year. Rushlow will appear before a Justice on the morning of April 15th before the Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) Court via CCTV.