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May 16, 2017Warning - this news article expired on 2017-06-16. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Impaired driver


Belleville, Ontario – On May 15th, 2017, at 9:51 p.m. police responded to a downtown bar in relation to an unwanted male. The staff advised that the intoxicated male left in a SUV eastbound on Dundas Street East. An officer observed the SUV at Foster Avenue and activated rooflights and siren. At this point the SUV accelerated away at a high rate of speed. Given the high speeds, the pursuit was terminated by the officer just past the hospital. Officers continued eastbound and observed that a three-wheel motorcycle had been sideswiped by the SUV at Point Anne Road. The driver kept the bike upright and was not injured.


At 10:00 p.m. a resident on Airport Parkway advised that a northbound SUV on Mitchell Road had sailed over Airport Parkway through a fence into a field.


A 57-year old Shannonville man was arrested at the scene for impaired driving. He was also charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, flight from police, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. He was held for a bail hearing on May 16th, 2017.


The accused was not injured in either accident. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident can contact A/Sgt. Josefik at



Intoxicated male


Belleville, Ontario – On May 15th, 2017, at 4:05 p.m. police responded to Victoria Park as several males were consuming alcohol. One male was passed out on the ground. A 47-year old Belleville man was arrested for his own protection under the Liquor Licence Act. He was issued a ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.



Break and Enter


Belleville, Ontario – On May 7th, 2017, at 4:40 p.m. a homeowner on Clifford Street reported that his home had been broken into. A quantity of jewelry had been taken. Anyone with information on this break-in can call Constable Charbonneau at 966-0882 ext. 4144 or Quinte Crimestoppers.



On the lighter side


Belleville, Ontario – An officer on patrol at the intersection of Albion and Pine Street Friday morning stopped to thank a young cyclist – a Queen Victoria student – for wearing his helmet. The officer was subsequently challenged to a race.

Not having a bicycle, the officer opted to use his cruiser while the youngster pedaled down the street towards school.

It was close…however the student edged out the cruiser in a photo finish, and managed to get to school on time.