Family dispute leads to charges

Photo by Logan Cadue

On Sunday, Jul. 7, 2024, shortlly before 1 a.m., Belleville Police were dispatched to a residence in the city’s north end where, upon their arrival, police were told by the home owner that an 18-year-old resident of the house had returned home and appeared under the influence of drugs.

The 18-year-old and his younger brother had allegedly become involved in a physical altercation.  According to police, the 18-year-old then proceeded to smash glass furniture and punch a hole in the wall.  He then departed the residence, prior to police arrival, returning home a short time later.

“During his arrest, the 18-year-old physically resisted and assaulted a police officer,” Belleville Police said in a release on the incident. “After the brief struggle with police, the male was taken into custody.  As a result of this incident, the male was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a peace officer and mischief.  The officer was not injured.”

Police say they also learned that the same male was currently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from an incident on the 22nd of June in Belleville.  The arrest warrant was for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, assault with a weapon, robbery with a weapon, mischief under $5000 and assault with a weapon. 

The 18-year-old male was held in custody for a bail hearing on the new charges and the arrest warrant.

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