In late October, St. James Catholic Cemetery in Belleville was one of the many cemeteries greatly affected by vandals states, The Intelligencer. Extensive graffiti damage has been done to 895 tombstones. The affected areas range from Belleville, to Kingston to Quinte West. The Ontario Provincial Police of the surrounding area have put out patrols for the affected cemeteries and are doing their best to detain the perpetrators.

Following these incidents, an arrest has been made states The Intelligencer. The woman in question had been arrested on January 13, 2023, by Belleville Police. Her name as stated during this time is referred to only as “Wild”. The woman is twenty years old and hails from Stirling-Rawdon. She has been charged with three counts of mischief, estimating about five thousand dollars during the 2021 November cemetery vandalisms. Her court hearing is set for February 16, and there is an investigation being held by the Criminal Investigations Division of Belleville Police. The city police released a statement of thanks regarding the incidents, explaining their gratitude for help in solving this case from the Ontario Centre of Forensic Science and the public’s support.