Gun seized; prohibited driver; suspicious activity

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Gun, ammunition seized

Belleville police have charged two city man after a domestic incident resulted in the seizure of a gun and ammunition.

The charges come after city police were called to the area of Wickett Street Thursday evening with regards to a domestic. Police conducted an investigation which resulted in a host of charges against a 32-year-old Belleville man and a 30-year-old Belleville man.

Upon the arrest of the pair, police report, they were found to be in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

The 32-year-old man is charged with two counts of domestic assault, two counts of making threats and “a multitude of firearms charges.”

The 30-year-old man is charged with breach of recognizance, breach of probation, five counts of firearm prohibition breaches; and a multitude of other firearms charges.

Both men were transported to the Belleville Police Service where they were held for bail.

Prohibited driver

A 24-year-old Belleville man was charged following a traffic stop Thursday.

City police report an officer conducted a traffic stop at Dundas Street East and Newberry Street and discovered the driver was prohibited from driving and was found to be breaching his probation.

As a result, the man was arrested and charged with driving while prohibited and three counts of breach of probation. He was transported to the Belleville Police Service where he was released on a promise to appear.

Theft charge

A short foot pursuit ended with a man being arrested and charged with theft Thursday.

Belleville police were called to a Millennium Parkway business at 7 p.m. in regards to a shoplifting incident. After a short foot pursuit, a 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000.

The man was transported to the Belleville Police Service where he was later released on a promise to appear in court next month.

Suspicious activity ends in arrests

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Prince Edward OPP is reminding residents to be vigilant in their neighbourhoods and report any suspicious persons or activity they feel is out of the ordinary.

The reminder comes after officers received several calls Thursday of suspicious activity on County Road 23 and Spencer Road area north of the village of Ameliasburgh. Witnesses reported a person running through a field with a stick, acting intoxicated. A vehicle in the area was followed to Park View Road, which is a dead end.

“The witness was diligent enough to call OPP and wait for the officers to arrive,” stated OPP in a media release.

The officers located the suspect vehicle on Loyalist Parkway at a nearby gas station. An investigation was conducted into the occupants and, as a result, two people were charged under the Highway Traffic Act.  Investigation is continuing regarding the identity of the runner.

OPP report 21-year-old  Bradley Paul Douglas, from Corbyville, was issued a Provincial Offences Notice for driving a motor vehicle with no licence and was issued a summons for driving while under suspension. Lindsay Anne Montgomery, 35, from Colborne,  has been issued a summons for careless driving and driving while under suspension.

Both are scheduled to appear in court in November.

“Prince Edward OPP would like to thank the citizens that contacted OPP to report this suspicious activity and would like to remind everyone that greater community involvement is what helps keep Prince Edward County safe. The OPP Crime Prevention strategy is designed to reduce break and enter crimes and engages and empowers citizens to take an active role in helping prevent crime,” stated Prince Edward OPP Detachment Commander John Hatch.