Belleville Police Service – Suspicious Package Near Children’s Playground

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An area along the city’s waterfront trail will remain off-limits to the public as officers with the Belleville Police Service are continuing to deal with a situation in the east end today.

Police were called to an area near the children’s playground on Keegan Parkway around 8:30 a.m. Saturday after a passerby observed what was thought to be a suspicious package.

The location and description of the package – not only beside the playground but near the walking trail and directly south of Belleville hospital – led to officers create a large perimeter to maintain public safety in the event it was an explosive device.

The Ontario Provincial Police Explosive Disposal Unit is on route to the scene and has been coordinating with members of the Belleville Police Emergency Response Unit since the discovery.

The public is requested to stay away from the cordoned off area until the matter is resolved.

Other emergency services – the Belleville Fire Department and Hastings-Quinte EMS – have been staged nearby to assist, if required.

The Belleville Police Criminal Investigations Unit, Forensic Investigations Unit and Traffic Safety Unit (drone operations) have also been activated to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det.-Const. Stephanie Bested at 613-966-0882 ext. 4170 or

Anyone looking to provide information to police anonymously can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 613-969-8477 or

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