Belleville Police have issued information regarding a collision that occurred on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 that left a vehicle nose-first on the front lawn of a home.
Police state that on Sept. 27, at 8:47 a.m., the Belleville Police Department responded to a call concerning a domestic dispute at a residence in the western part of the city. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the man currently present at the residence was subject to conditions prohibiting any contact with a woman residing there.
Initially, upon the arrival of the police, the male had left the residence on foot.
Law enforcement conducted a thorough search of the vicinity and subsequently observed the suspect in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Police say an attempt was made to stop the vehicle on Cascade Boulevard, but the driver chose to flee in an effort to evade the officers. A brief pursuit ensued, which was quickly terminated due to concerns for public safety. The last sighting of the vehicle was on Parkdale Drive.
Police and the suspect’s vehicle both remained in the area. After a short period of time, the suspect’s vehicle was sighted near the intersection of Lemoine Street and Maple Drive, where police claim the driver deliberately collided with a fully marked police cruiser containing an officer who was stationed near the intersection.
The suspect vehicle then continued onto Sidney Street, travelling northbound.
“It’s important to note that the police were not actively pursuing the vehicle at this point,” Belleville Police state in a press release.
Subsequently, the suspect vehicle collided with another unrelated vehicle that was travelling eastbound across Sidney Street, toward Tracey Street. Following this collision, the suspect vehicle left the road and collided with a traffic light pole, coming to a stop.
Paramedics were called to the scene, and fortunately, no injuries were reported for the occupants of the unrelated vehicle. The suspect did report minor injuries. The police officer in the cruiser that was struck also emerged unharmed. Both vehicles involved in the Sidney Street collision had to be towed away from the scene.
The Belleville Police have arrested and charged a 41-year-old male from Whitby in connection with these events.
Notably, the suspect was already subject to eight separate Canada-wide driving prohibition orders, according to Belleville Police. Consequently, he is facing charges that include eight counts of driving while prohibited, dangerous driving, fleeing from the police, three counts of breaching a court order, impaired operation of a motor vehicle due to drug use, and numerous violations of the Highway Traffic Act.
Charges have not been proven in court.
The male has been detained for a bail hearing.
The police are actively engaged in conversations with numerous witnesses who were identified during the course of this incident, and the investigation remains ongoing.