19 August 2009

Belleville lives up to its motto...

..."the friendly city"...
Belleville police made good on a year-old promise Tuesday by naming two individuals charged with communicating for the purpose of prostitution.

Marie Rouleau, 42, and John Young, 40, both of Belleville, face charges following an incident in the city's downtown Sunday night. The pair were arrested shortly after 10 p. m. on Pinnacle Street.

Both were handed October court dates before being released.

Prostitution has become a problem in Belleville over the past year with at least 12 charges being laid over the course of six months in 2008.

LAST WORD: In other genitalia-related news
Jim Hillier is seeking residents' signatures in hopes of persuading city council to change its current adult entertainment establishment bylaw which recognizes the former Doc's Palace as a strip club.

Council reinstated the bylaw, which had expired, earlier this month. City staff is reviewing the document and may recommend the property at the corner of Station and Bettes streets have its designation removed.