Kingston Police Report 2014 & 2015 Hate Crime Numbers JUNE 15, 2017

Kingston Police Report 2014 & 2015 Hate Crime Numbers JUNE 15, 2017

 

Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 128 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on June 14, 2017. Of these, 78 calls occurred in the city central area, 35 in the west end, 5 in the east end, and 1 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 3 domestic calls
  • 2 assault calls
  • 2 sexual assaults
  • 4 harassment calls
  • 1 weapons offence call
  • 1 fight/disturbance call
  • 5 undesirable calls
  • 1 drunk call
  • 1 custody dispute call
  • 3 alarm calls
  • 2 neighbour dispute calls
  • 3 noise complaints
  • 1 trouble with kids call
  • 2 missing person calls
  • 2 Mental Health Act calls
  • 7 assist citizen calls
  • 5 break and enter calls
  • 8 theft calls
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 3 fraud calls
  • 9 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 impaired driving call
  • 11 driving complaints
  • 10 suspicious activity calls

There were 6 men arrested within the last 24 hours, between 22 and 62 years of age, for the following: robbery, possession of a weapon, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5000, assault police, breach undertaking and breach probation. Two persons were arrested on outstanding warrants.

Residents are encouraged to view the Kingston Police Crime Mapping Tool that can be accessed through the website here. To further community awareness and improve accessibility to calls-for-police-service occurring in the community, Kingston Police has merged Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with police calls-for-service data for user-friendly public consumption.

One Man Arrested, Police Looking for Second, After Failed Robbery

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A 22-year-old local man was arrested shortly after a failed robbery attempt on Clergy street. A second male is currently being sought.

On June 14, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the victim was walking south bound on Clergy Street East. Two men that had been walking ahead of the victim suddenly stopped. As the victim continued walking, one man pulled out a knife while the second man approached and demanded her purse. The man tried to grab the purse and after a brief struggle the two men took off without it. One man fled on foot and the second on a bicycle.

The victim called police and officers began searching the area. A man matching the description of the one who held the knife was located and arrested.

The man was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. He was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, and assault with a weapon.

The victim was not injured.

The second man has not yet been found and Detectives are currently investigating. He is described as a white male, late teens to early twenties, tall, skinny, dark red shorter hair, last seen wearing dark clothing. He was last seen riding on Clergy Street.

Anyone with information, please contact Detective Clint Wills at 613-549-4660 ext. 6266 or via email at cwills@kpf.ca.

You can also provide tips anonymously via:

  • By calling our general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to be anonymous

  • By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Neighbour Dispute Ends with Several Charges

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A 33-year-old local man is facing several charges after he brandished a knife during a neighbor dispute.

On June 14, 2017 at approximately 8:00 a.m. police were called to an apartment building in the 1500 block of Princess Street for a neighbor dispute. Initial information received was that the accused had brandished a knife during the argument, but the complainant was now safely in her apartment.

Officers spoke with both parties, however the complainant refused to be cooperative with the investigation. While speaking with the accused, his behaviour was such that he was taken to the hospital for a well-being check. While at the hospital the accused was uncooperative and at one point he punched and broke a wall clock.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. the accused was released from the hospital and arrested for the mischief and possession of a weapon. The accused began screaming for help as he was being escorted to the police cruiser and his behaviour continued to worsen. At police headquarters the accused was uncooperative, belligerent and violent, kicking one officer in the leg as they escorted him to cells.

The accused was held to attend a bail hearing the following day and has been charged with possession of a weapon, mischief under $5000, breach undertaking and assault police.

Hate Crimes Reported in Kingston for 2014 and 2015

On June 13, 2017, Statistics Canada released the 2015 report on Hate Crime in Canada. The report can be read by visiting their website here: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170613/dq170613b-eng.htm?HPA=1

“For the survey, a hate crime is defined to include a criminal offence committed against a person or property, where there is evidence that the offence was motivated by hate, based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any other similar factor.”

In 2014 Kingston Police had 8 reported incidents that fell under the definition of hate crime for.

  • Mischief – Male broke a church window using a hammer, charged with mischief.
  • Mischief – Vehicle was egged, complainant believed it was done because she was an immigrant to this community, no suspects.
  • Racial slur – Merchant threatening and making racial slurs to other merchants, male spoken to and warned.
  • Racial slur – Neighbor made racist comments to complainant after verbal argument over weeds on the property, male warned about harassment and racial comments.
  • Graffiti – School spray painted with religious slur.
  • Graffiti – School spray painted with word “heck”, complainant believed it was hate related, no evidence found to support hate based.
  • Graffiti – Vehicle written on with slur towards race of a friend, no suspects.
  • Graffiti – Racial slurs written on a fence, no suspects.

In 2015 Kingston Police had 7 reported incidents that fell under the definition of hate crime.

  • Mischief – A racial slur scratched into a vehicle.
  • Graffiti – 3 incidents believed to be related, two bus stops and one fountain all spray painted with the same racial sex based slur, no suspect identified.
  • Assault – Intoxicated female assaulted 3 other females and made racial slurs during the assaults, female arrested and charged.
  • Assault – Male assaulted another male, stating he hated men of a stated nationality, male arrested and charged.
  • Assault – 3 males assaulted the victim while making comments towards sexual orientation, males fled scene and were not identified.

With the exception of the 3 assaults in 2015 the hate based offences in Kingston for the most part do not involve physical violence. We believe the reporting of these incidents indicate that members of the community feel comfortable in coming forward to Kingston Police and for several years, we have dedicated officers to victim services and diversity.

Kingston Police encourage our residents to continue to report incidents that are suspected to be hate based. They will be investigated and charges will be laid when appropriate.

For those looking for advice or information regarding hate crimes please contact our Community Diversity Officer Frank Howard at 613-549-4660 ext. 6126 or by email at fhoward@kingstonpolice.ca. You can follow Frank on twitter at @KP_Community

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