Kingston Police Warn of Counterfeit US Money – Eastern Ontario Regional Police Blotter #KPS #CCPS NOV 18, 2014

Kingston Police Warn of Counterfeit US Money – Eastern Ontario Regional Police Blotter #KPS #CCPS NOV 18, 2014

BREACH

 

Cornwall, ON – Lianne Killen, 24 of Brockville and Aaron Taylor, 26 of Long Sault were both arrested on November 15th, 2014 and charged with breaching release conditions. It is alleged that on November 15th, 2014 during a traffic stop they were found to be in the company of each other and had consumed alcohol. Killen was charged with breaching her recognizance for being in the company of the man and for having consumed alcohol while Taylor was charged with breaching his undertaking for having consumed alcohol and failing to keep the peace. Both were taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

 

Cornwall, ON –   Raymond Sylvester of South Mountain was arrested on November 15th, 2014 and charged with breaching his recognizance for breaching his curfew, having consumed alcohol and failing to keep the peace. He was also charged with breaching his probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on November 15th, 2014 while investigating a disturbance call at a Belmont Street address police found the man to be breaching his release conditions. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

 

ASSAULT

 

Cornwall, ON – A 14-year-old and 15-year-old youth both from Cornwall were arrested on November 15th, 2014 and charged with assault. It is alleged that on October 3rd, 2014 during an argument at a local high school a 14-year-old a Cornwall youth was pushed, punched and kicked by the two youths known to her. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On November 15th, 2014 both youths attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. They were taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date. Their names were not released as per provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

IMPAIRED

 

Cornwall, ON – Ryan Kyer, 20 of Martintown was arrested on November 16th, 2014 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, over 80, breach of probation and undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on November 16th, 2014 the man was found to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol in the area of Ninth Street and Pitt Street. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop, charged accordingly and later released to appear in court on November 27th, 2014

 

BREAK AND ENTER, ASSAULT, ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, MISCHIEF

 

Cornwall, ON – A 22-year-old Martintown man was arrested on November 16th, 2014 and charged with break and enter, assault, assault with a weapon and mischief. It is alleged that on November 16th, 2014 the man entered his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend’s residence without permission and during an argument the man grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the throat and pushed her. He then struck a 26-year-old man that was present with a cell phone causing it to break. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was arrested, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victims in the matter.

 

WARRANT

 

Cornwall, ON – Eric Perkins, 26 of Cornwall was arrested on November 16th, 2014 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that the man failed to attend court on October 2nd, 2014 for an assault charge and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On November 16th, 2014 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and released to appear in court on December 23rd, 2014.

 

THEFT UNDER $5000, BREACH

 

Cornwall, ON – Marcel Delorme, 49 of Cornwall was arrested on November 16th, 2014 and charged with theft under $5000 along with breach of probation and undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on November 16th, 2014 the man attended a Second Street East store and removed meat and cheese making no attempt to pay for the items as he left the store. He was stopped by the Loss Prevention Officer and police were contacted. The man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on December 16th, 2014.

 

Cornwall, ON – Brandon Dziadyk, 27 of Cornwall was arrested on November 17th, 2014 and charged with three counts of theft under $5000 and three counts of breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on November 7th, 2014 the man attended a Brookdale Avenue store and removed a quantity of men’s hair product making no attempt to pay for them as he left the store. On November 11th, 2014 he attended a Pitt Street store and removed a pair of boots making no attempt to pay for them as he left the store. On November 12th, 2014 the man attended a Second Street East store and removed a quantity of cheese and meat making no attempt to pay for the items as he left the store. Police were contacted on all three occasions and investigations ensued. On November 17th, 2014 the man was located at an Arthur Street address, taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

Kingston Police Service

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 99 calls for service during the 24 hour period of November 17 with 11 additional dispatches between midnight and the morning shift. Some of these included:

  • 3 domestic calls
  • 1 harassment call
  • 1 weapons offence call
  • 2 fight/disturbance calls
  • 3 undesirable calls
  • 1 customer trouble call
  • 7 alarm calls
  • 4 noise complaints
  • 2 missing person calls
  • 3 Mental Health Act calls
  • 8 medical assist calls
  • 8 assist citizen calls
  • 3 break and enter calls

12 theft calls

  • 6 mischief calls
  • 4 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 parking/vehicle complaints
  • 9 driving complaints
  • 11 suspicious activity calls

There were six individuals in police cells this morning, four women and two men, between the ages of 18 to 46 years-old. The offences involve: robbery, causing a disturbance and breach of undertaking.

 

Local Businesses Cautioned Regarding Counterfeit U.S. Currency

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Detectives from the Fraud Unit are warning vendors and the public to be aware of and on the lookout for fake American $50 and $100 bills.

In Kingston, starting near the beginning of November 2014 there have been at least three occurrences where counterfeit U.S. currency has been used. Two instances occurred at food services locations at Queen’s University and the third at a downtown business on Princess Street. The fake bills from Queen’s were two American $50 bills and the one from downtown was one American $100 bill.

As Canadian currency is becoming more difficult to counterfeit criminals are attempting to use fake American bills to defraud local businesses, as vendors aren’t as familiar with what these bills should look and feel like. When in doubt local businesses can refuse to accept the denominations or are welcome to contact police to verify legitimacy.

KPS 1 NOV 18 2014Some indicators to determine if a bill is fake:

  • Feel the texture, especially over the numbers which feel raised. The counterfeit bills all appear to be smooth or feel flat.
  • The edges of the bills can be jagged or uneven.
  • If held up to a light source the face of Ulysses S. Grant for $50 bills and Benjamin Franklin for $100 bills should appear on a watermark on the right side of the bill.
  • The words “U.S. 50” or “U.S. 100” should appear in a line of text vertically to the right of the portrait for $50 bills and to the left of the portrait for $100 bills.

Additional information can be found on the websites of the United States Secret Service and “U.S. Currency – Know Your Money.”

Contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 if currency is believed to be counterfeit. If legitimate the bill will be returned to the complainant.

Please see images below of American $50 and $100 bill security features from NewMoney.gov:

Source: www.newmoney.gov

Source: www.newmoney.gov

Police Interview of Break & Enter Accused Released to Educate Students

With winter break for post-secondary students approaching, and vacation holidays in the minds of others, Kingston Police is releasing an inside look into the viewpoint of a local offender who has experience in committing break and enters.

A redacted interview video has been uploaded to the Kingston Police YouTube channel which can be viewed here.

The accused, later convicted and past the 30 day appeal period, was arrested by General Crime detectives earlier in 2014 and interviewed about his actions relating to student houses. In the interview he states:

They all leave their doors unlocked around there. All those students do. When they go to the bar, they’re drinking and they leave their doors unlocked. It’s an easy place to go in and get laptops and…go. Especially when I’m all strung out high and need money.”

From the experience of the detectives this is a common technique and attitude of many break and enter offenders. Some offenders are even known to brazenly walk-up to a residence and knock on the front door. If there is no answer they will attempt to gain entry. If someone does come to the door the suspect will give an excuse they were looking for a fictitious friend and mistakenly must have the wrong address. If you feel suspicious about a stranger’s actions call police after attempting to get physical and clothing descriptors and last known direction of travel.

Kingston Police recommend the following:

  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Ensure every roommate has a key to gain entry when returning home.
  • Have blinds or curtains drawn and don’t leave valuables in plain view to provide extra incentive to break-in.
  • Take photographs and record serial numbers of any valuables in case they are stolen. Police cannot enter an item on the CPIC federal database without a serial number.
  • Do not online advertise in advance or during a holiday vacation. Criminals have been known to search through social media sites to find addresses where the homeowners are away. Post about your travels once you return.
  • Queen’s students can sign-up for the free “Holiday Housecheck” service offered at the end of November by the AMS Municipal Affairs Commission. Volunteers will check your residence twice a week during the winter break and make the house appear lived-in by picking up mail and packing down snow. For more information or to volunteer, if a Queen’s student, please go to www.myams.org.

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