The early hours of January 1, 2024 were busy for Belleville police.
According to a media release, just before 1 a.m., police were called to the downtown core regarding a male who had been “screaming and hollering” while walking the streets for the previous 20 minutes. Police attended and located the male. The investigation revealed that the 58-year-old male of Consecon was heavily intoxicated and unable to safely care for himself. As a result, he was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place, and transported to the Belleville Police Service where he remained until he was sober.
Later that morning, at about 3 a.m., police received a complaint of a disturbance at an apartment building in the city’s north end. Officers initially attended regarding a noise complaint and cautioned the homeowner. The noise was lowered as requested. A short time later, police were informed that two males had re-entered the residence and escalated the disturbance again. Police re-attended. The investigation led to the arrest of both males for breaching the peace. They were 20 and 24 years old and both from Belleville. Once it was determined that the men were not going to continue the disturbance, they were both released unconditionally.
Also on Jan. 1, at 4:10 p.m., police received a request to attend a residence in the city’s north end regarding a male who was causing a disturbance. Police say that upon arrival, officers discovered he was breaching a condition of his probation. During the ordeal, the suspect was accused of physically assaulting an officer. As a result, Lucas Fox, 20, of Belleville was arrested and charged with breaching his probation and assaulting a peace officer. This charge has not been proven in court. Fox was released on an undertaking with a court date in January 2024. The officer did not sustain any injuries.