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May 29, 2020Warning - this news article expired on 2020-06-29. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 81 calls from May 28th, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. to May 29th, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

Trespassing / Illegal Garbage Dumping

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 8:30 a.m., city police attended the rear of a North West business in regards to a male dumping personal garbage at the back of the property.  A 57-year-old Belleville man was charged under the Ontario Trespass to Property Act for Engaging in Prohibited Activity on Premises and was made to collect his garbage. 

Threats

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 12:00 p.m., Police were notified by a complainant that a 21-year-old female known to the complainant had just threatened to kill her and her family pet dog.  The complainant further advised that the suspect had just left Quinte Health Care and was on the way walking over to the complainant’s residence.  Officers attended the area of the complainant’s residence and a few minutes later located the suspect walking towards them.  After a brief conversation with the suspect, she was taken into custody for uttering threats towards the complainant. 

The 21-year-old female suspect from Belleville was charged with one count of Uttering Death Threats and one count of Uttering Threats to Kill an Animal.  The female suspect was not released and held in custody to appear before a Justice at a show cause hearing scheduled for May 29th at 11am to answer to the charges at the Belleville Ontario Court of Justice. 

Pedestrian Traffic Complaint

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m., police responded to the top end of North Front St in regards to a male running out into the middle of traffic jumping onto vehicles.  When officers arrived on scene, the man jumped onto the hood of the police patrol vehicle yelling and screaming at the police.  Officers confronted the gentleman who was combative towards them.  Officers were able to safely apprehend the male whom later they determined was suffering from some mental health issues.  Police transported the man to Quinte Health Care where he could be treated medically.  There were no damages to any vehicles.  The suspect male received some minor injuries to his head from jumping out into the moving traffic. 

Weapons & Drugs

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 3:50 p.m., police received a call about a woman on Pinnacle St openly waiving a knife around causing a disturbance.  City police arrived on scene and were able to take the lady into custody without incident.  During the search of the accused, officers located a small quantity of crack cocaine on her person.

Twenty-Three-year-old, Vanessa Brunke of Belleville was charged with one count of Weapons Dangerous and once count of Possession of Cocaine.  The accused was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to attend the Belleville Ontario Court of Justice on July 6th, 2020 to answer to the charges. 

Mischief to Lawns / Dirt Bikes

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., city police were dispatched to a South East town house complex where kids had been riding dirt bikes across numerous lawns belonging to different units and causing some minor damage and being a nuisance.  Police were able to locate and identify the youth who were later returned to the parents to be dealt with.  No charges were laid. 

Road Rage

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 6:15 pm, police attended the area off Elm St and Moira St E in regards to a road rage incident.  There were two vehicles involved with numerous parties in both vehicles.  All parties stopped their vehicles and got out to confront each other with one man brandishing a crowbar.  Police were on scene before any physical altercation took place and calmed all parties down.  Everyone was cautioned regarding their actions and sent on their separate ways. 

Trespassing & Mischief

Belleville, ON – On May 28th, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., police attended a bank vestibule downtown on Front St in regards to a male throwing garbage around.  Upon arrival, police located a male in the ATM area of the bank and observed numerous cigarette butts on the floor as well as broken vodka glass bottles. 

A 56-year-old Belleville man was arrested for Trespassing and subsequently charged for Engaging in Prohibited Activity on the Premises.  The suspect was later released and moved along after the garbage and broken glass was removed. 

911 Calls

Belleville, ON – Police have received numerous dropped 911 calls over the past 24 hours that have not required police attention.  Belleville Police would like to remind citizens that 911 is for immediate emergency calls only.  Also, often times 911 is dialed by mistake, generally with cell phones.  Police would remind citizens that if you have dialed 911 mistakenly to remain on the line and speak to the attendant to confirm that you do not require the police.  When police receive dropped 911 calls, resources are tapped to triangulate the call source and investigate if the calls require police attendance.