Armed home invasion, flight from police lead to charges for Belleville man

Belleville Police Service – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

An alarming armed home invasion in Belleville led to numerous charges for a 24-year-old local man, police state in a media release.

On April 3, just before 7:30 a.m., a homeowner called the Belleville Police Service reporting that a man had kicked open the door to his residence and threatened him with a knife.

By the time officers arrived the west end residence, however, the suspect had fled. After a brief search of the area, the suspect was located in his residence, however he refused to cooperate with police, the media release explains. As a result, the residence was contained by police, including members of the Belleville Police Emergency Response Unit and K9 team. Trained negotiators also attended.

After brief negotiations, the suspect surrendered “peacefully without any further incident,” police report.

As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old Belleville man was charged with two counts of uttering threats, two counts of assault with a weapon, assault, mischief and break and enter.

Police did not name the suspect, who was held for a bail hearing.

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