The Belleville Police Service responded to 59 calls for service between April 11, 2018
at 5 a.m. and April 12, 2018 at 5 a.m.
Motor vehicle collisions
Police responded to two motor vehicle collisions in the preceding 24-hour period. On April 11, 2018 at 08:47 a.m. police responded to a collision involving a total of five motor vehicles at the intersection of Wallbridge-Loyalist Road and Old Highway #2. Luckily, there were no reported injuries and property damage only to the involved vehicles, two of which were towed. One driver was charged with careless driving under the Ontario Highway Act.
Police responded to a second motor vehicle collision at 8:37 p.m. which occurred in a parking lot in the Bell Blvd. business area. Police received the call as a “hit and run” occurrence. An investigation resulted in a young female being charged with failing to report an accident under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. She was issued a provincial offence notice. Damage to both vehicles was minor.
Arrest on warrants
On April 11, 2018 at 4:10 p.m. police were called to a gas bar in the Highway #62 and Millennium Parkway area regarding a suspicious male. The male had been seen attempting to open doors in the parking lot of an adjacent business. Police located the male inside a washroom and noticed him to be unsteady on his feet. He also had an open container of alcohol on his person. The 23-year-old male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. A further check on the male confirmed existing arrest warrants for Assault and Failing to Comply, held by the Quinte West OPP. The male was taken into custody and turned over to the Quinte West OPP where he was held for a bail hearing.
Domestics in the streets
On April 11, 2018 at 2:29 p.m. police responded to a dispute in the Dundas Street East and John Street area. An investigation revealed two young female adults were engaged in a verbal confrontation only. There was no report of any assault or injury. Police spoke with them and issued advice to the pair. They were sent on their way without further incident.
On April 11, 2018 at 2:53 p.m. police responded to another dispute in the North Front Street and Evans Street area. A young female and a young male were involved in a verbal argument only. The pair was separated and went their different routes.
On April 11, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. police responded to the railway tracks in the Coleman Street and Earl Street area for a report of youths placing pieces of metal on the tracks. Police investigated and located one youth who admitted that he and friends were placing items on the tracks. The items were removed safely and the youth was spoken to about the dangers of being in close proximity to the tracks. Two other youths are to be located and spoken to regarding the same dangers along with the act of committing criminal mischief.
An earlier call to train tracks situated in the Moira Street West and Sidney Street area at 10:38 a.m. resulted in police searching for two teenaged boys throwing stones towards the tracks. Police searched the area, but both males were gone upon police arrival. Police are reminding everyone that “train time is any time”, and that placing anything on any train tracks can result in severe disaster and criminal charges.
On April 11, 2018 at 2:11 p.m. police responded to a family dispute in the far east end of the city. Two persons in the home had become engaged in a heated argument. Both were spoken to and the situation was resolved upon police departure. Nobody was injured, and nothing in the home was damaged.
911 call/911 hang-ups
Police responded to a total of five 911 hang-up calls in the preceding 24-hour period. Three were deemed to be hang-ups and either no persons were found to be in distress or the call was dialed in error. One caller was calling to find out information about a car accident he was involved in a day earlier, while another caller contacted police enquiring questions about paying rent. Police remind everyone that if a call to 911 is not emergent to please contact the Belleville Police Service business number at: (613) 966-0882.
Police responded to numerous other complaints involving frauds, thefts, traffic complaints, landlord and tenant disputes, and issues involving harassment. Many of these investigations are ongoing with further investigation to occur.