Weekend Police Updates

Street Hockey
Saturday afternoon officers on patrol spotted youths playing street hockey on Victoria Ave. and in the spirit of goodwill the officers joined in and engaged the youths in a friendly hockey game. It was a closely contested game that went into overtime. One of the officer’s inability to back-check led to an odd man rush and the kids buried the OT winner top shelf to take the victory 7-6.

Sometime overnight (Saturday into Sunday), unknown suspects attended the parking lot area of 99 and 95 Sidney Street and damaged several vehicles. Damage included tires being slashed and side mirrors broken. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Belleville Police Service or Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Theft from vehicles
Sometime overnight (Saturday into Sunday), unknown suspects attended the area of Ridgeway and Sienna and proceeded to steal from several parked vehicles in the neighborhood. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Belleville Police Service or Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Water maintenance for County this week

The County’s water main flushing and hydrant maintenance program will begin on Monday in Wellington. Flushing will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

· Water mains will be flushed and hydrants will be serviced throughout the County’s drinking water systems in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code.

· The spring water main flushing and hydrant maintenance program will take place in the following locations within Wellington:

April 24: Area east of Skiff Cove Road, up to and including Consecon Street but excluding Wellington on The Lake.

April 25: Area east of Consecon Street, up to and including Maple Street on north and south sides of Wellington Main Street and Beach Street.

April 26: Area east of Maple Street and north of Wellington Main Street.

· Detailed information on what to expect when flushing is taking place in your area is available online at www.thecounty.ca. To receive updates on where hydrant flushing is taking place, follow the County on Twitter (@Shire_Hall) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PrinceEdwardCounty).

· While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use (Example: running tap water for extended periods, using the washing machine and dish washer simultaneously).

· Customers in the immediate areas may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.

· If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.

G-Hawks one win away from glory

The Trenton Golden Hawks are a victory away from back-to-back Buckland Cup championships.

They defeated the Georgetown Raiders 5-2 on the road Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven final series.

Trenton got goals from five different sources, including Liam Morgan, Jeremy Pullara, Chris Sekelyk, Lucas Brown and Jordan Chard. Chris Janzen stopped 28 of 30 Georgetown shots in the win.

Morgan says a fast start was the key to victory.


Defenceman Chays Ruddy says the team played a solid road game in a tough building in Georgetown.


The boys from Quinte West will look to wrap up the OJHL portion of their season Sunday night on home ice. If you can’t make it out to the rink, you can turn your radio dial to 800 CJBQ. Jack Miller has the broadcast for Eastern Overhead Doors starting at 6:50, puck drop is 7 p.m.

Bar fight in Quinte West

Quinte West OPP officers and 2 ambulances responded to a disturbance in a parking lot near downtown Trenton early Sunday morning.

There was a fight outside of a bar at closing time.

Two combatants were taken to Trenton Memorial Hospital, one with facial injuries. Both were conscious.

Missing teens found safe

There is a happy ending in the case of two missing Belleville teenagers.

17-year-old Grayson Stewart and 14-year-old Krystal Rose Stewart both returned home safe and sound after being reported missing yesterday.

Grayson Stewart returned to his residence sometime yesterday morning, while Krystal Rose was found by Belleville Police with the help of citizens.

Police would like to thank the community in assisting with locating the teens.

Local sports notes- Saturday, April 22, 2017

A couple of local sports notes for today. The Quinte Ten Pin Bowling Association presents the 4th Annual Quinte Bowl Youth Baker Doubles tournament. There is a minimum $2000. scholarship prize payout to at least the top 5 teams. It’s taking place this afternoon at the Quinte Bowl. There is a $50 entry fee per team. Registration opens at 12:30. Practise begins at 1:15 with bowling at 1:30.

The Belleville Bulldogs are holding a free “Try Rugby Day” today at Mary Ann Sills Park. From 10 until noon junior players from Under 14 to Under 18 are on the pitch. From noon until 2 all players from grades 1 to 8 are invited to try rugby.

Valuables stolen in B&E

Belleville Police sprung into action to investigate a break and enter at a home on Bradgate Avenue yesterday afternoon around 4 p.m.

Officers found that the suspect had forced himself through a window at the residence and stole some jewellery and electronics.

You are asked to contact Belleville Police or Crime Stoppers if you have any information on this incident.

Busy overnight for Belleville Police

Belleville Police dealt with three separate incidents regarding alcohol-related disturbances Saturday night and into early Sunday morning.

First, around 8:30 p.m., officers arrested a 24-year-old Belleville man on Russell Place for his own protection for being intoxicated in a public place. Then at 2 a.m., police nabbed a 20-year-old Picton man at a bar on Front Street, and arrested him for public intoxication. Finally, at 4:45 a.m., police arrested three people on Bridge Street East near Charles Street for public intoxication. The 26-year-old male, 27-year-old female and the 28-year-old female arrested were all from Belleville.

No injuries were reported in any of these incidents.

Drugs seized, Belleville man charged

A routine traffic stop led to the seizure of drugs in Belleville last night.

At 9:30 p.m., a Belleville police officer stopped a car on Bridge Street West, and discovered that the operator of the vehicle was prohibited from driving by the courts. They found heroin and marijuana in the car during an ensuing search.

31-year-old Drew David Stone of Belleville was charged with driving while prohibited, and possession of heroin and marijuana.

He is expected to appear in court May 18.

G-Hawks even series with shutout victory

The Trenton Golden Hawks celebrate after evening up the best-of-seven Buckland Cup Final on Saturday night. Photo: Brock Tufts/Quinte Broadcasting

The Golden Hawks scrum it up with the Georgetown Raiders in some pre-Easter festivities in Game 2 of the OJHL’s Buckland Cup Final. Photo: Brock Tufts/Quinte Broadcasting

The Buckland Cup Final series is now a best of five affair.

Backup netminder Elliot Gerth turned in a 31-save shutout performance in relief of injured starter Chris Janzen to help the Trenton Golden Hawks take down the Georgetown Raiders 3-0 Saturday night in Game 2.

Trenton Coach/GM Jerome Dupont talks about Gerth’s stellar start and the other key cogs that contributed to the win.


Jordan Chard, Lucas Brown and Anthony Sorrentino all scored for the G-Hawks in the second period. Final shots favoured Georgetown however, 31-30.

The two teams get a two-day break for Easter before returning to the ice for Game 3 Tuesday night at 7:30 in Georgetown. CJBQ will have that game for Eastern Overhead Doors.

Carrying Place Fire

A look at the older wood frame home that burned to the ground early Saturday morning. (Photo: John Spitters/Quinte News)

Quinte West Firemen extinguish a blaze at a house off the Loyalist Parkway in Carrying Place Saturday morning. (Photo: John Whalen/Quinte West Fire)

Divisions of the Quinte West Fire Department were on hand to put out a fire started at a house off the Loyalist Parkway in Carrying Place Saturday morning, as well as offer assistance to the victims. (Photo: John Whalen/Quinte West) Fire

Quinte West Fire responded to a structure fire that broke out at a house off of the Loyalist Parkway in Carrying Place, just south of the Murray Canal swing bridge this morning.

Firefighters from the South Murray hall were called out to the blaze at about 7 a.m. Saturday.

The older wood-frame home was completely destroyed, but a woman and her friends were able to escape.

Two dogs and some cats did perish in the fire.

The woman who owned the home was providing shelter to her friends, a couple who had lost their home to fire a couple of weeks ago (Mar. 29) on Wooler Road, just north of the 401. This marks the second time in only a few weeks that the couple has been inside two houses that eventually burned to the ground.

The house has a very small hobby farm beside it, with horses and other various animals penned off, so they stayed away from the blaze.

The cause of this fire is currently unknown and the investigation continues.

According to Quinte West Fire Chief John Whalen, the estimated damage of the fire is measured at around $200,000. Chief Whalen says the Red Cross was instrumental in offering victim assistance.

To hear a full interview with Beth Jones, one of the people who escaped the fire, listen below.


Police search for missing woman

Photo and description of missing 57-year-old woman Maria DeWagner, last seen Thursday, April 13. Photo: OPPCommunicationsER/Twitter

Police are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing 57-year-old woman.

Maria DeWagner was last seen at her residence in Loyalist Township on Thursday afternoon.

She is described as 5’4″ tall, weighing approximately 250 lbs with blue eyes and grey hair. Last seen wearing blue jeans, hiking boots, a grey shirt and sterling silver horse necklace.

Any person with information regarding Maria DeWagner’s wherabouts should contact the Napanee OPP at 1-888-310-1122, 911 or Crimestoppers.