Knife Attack on Kingston Access Bus & Fentanyl Bust 121517

Knife Attack on Kingston Access Bus & Fentanyl Bust 121517

 

Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 155 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on December 14, 2017. Of these, 97 calls occurred in the city central area, 33 in the west end, 4 in the east end, and 3 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 4 domestic calls
  • 2 assault calls
  • 1 sexual assault
  • 5 harassment calls
  • 1 fight/disturbance call
  • 11 undesirable calls
  • 1 custody dispute call
  • 3 alarm calls
  • 1 neighbour dispute call
  • 4 missing person calls
  • 1 Mental Health Act call
  • 7 medical assist calls
  • 16 assist citizen calls
  • 3 break and enter calls
  • 3 theft calls
  • 3 shoplifting calls
  • 1 mischief call
  • 3 fraud calls
  • 12 motor vehicle collisions
  • 3 driving complaints
  • 3 traffic concerns
  • 10 suspicious activity calls
  • 2 drug calls

There were 7 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 5 men and 2 women, between 19 and 53 years of age, for the following: possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, assault, attempt murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, have face masked to commit an offence, theft, public intoxication, and breach probation. One person was arrested on a warrant.

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.

Kingston Police Drug Unit Arrest Two and Seize Dangerous Fentanyl

Release Date: December 15, 2017

17-42331

A 29-year-old woman and 19-year-old woman, both from Ottawa, have been arrested and charged with trafficking multiple drugs, including extremely dangerous powdered Fentanyl.

On December 14, 2017 at approximately 3:45 p.m. members of the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at local hotel room. Once inside the room officers located what is believed to be powdered fentanyl, plus a large quantity of suspected heroin, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine.

Within ten minutes of the executing the warrant the two accused were located at the Ontario Court of Justice at 279 Wellington Street.

The two accused were arrested and searched. The 19-year-old accused was found to be in possession of a small baggy of suspected cocaine.

The 29-year-old accused was found to be in possession of a large quantity of Canadian currency and a small baggy of suspected heroin.

Both accused were transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.

The two accused have been charged jointly with possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of property obtained by crime.

In total police seized just over $4300 in Canadian currency and just over $41,000 in illicit drugs.

Due to the extreme dangers of handling the suspected powder fentanyl, the drugs were processed using a PowderSafe ventilation device by officers wearing protective gear.

Synthetic fentanyl is often used for lacing other drugs but may even be sold in very small quantities (point 1 level of a gram) for direct use. Fentanyl is a very powerful and dangerous opioid. Fentanyl amounts as small as the size of 1 to 2 grains of salt can cause overdose and even death. To learn more about Fentanyl please see Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/fentanyl.aspx



Local Man Charged with Attempt Murder

Release Date: December 15, 2017

17-42288 / 42313

A 40-year-old local man is facing attempt murder charges after two violent attacks in the same day.

On December 14, 2017 at approximately 11:45 a.m. the victim was in a City Access bus out front on an address on Elmwood Street. The accused approached the bus and tapped on the door. The victim opened the door and the accused advised he wanted to go to another city. The victim informed the accused the bus does not go to other cities, and was also an accessibility bus.  The accused then withdrew a large knife and plunged it at the victim. The victim managed to deflect the attack and the two struggled as the accused continued to attempt to stab the victim. The victim was able to knock the knife out of the accused hand and push him off the bus.

The victim suffered minor injuries and the accused fled on foot.  Police responded and began searching for the accused, several items of evidence were collected from the scene and area.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. police responded to a mid-town address regarding an unwelcomed male. The complainant reported she had invited a confused male into her home who was now acting strangely and she wanted him removed. Police investigated the male and discovered he was the accused they were searching for.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

After the arrest, another incident involving the accused was reported to police. Police learned that earlier on the same date the accused was at an apartment when he attacked one of the residents with a hammer, striking her in the head. The accused was ordered out of the apartment and a witness called for an ambulance, but did not call police at that time. The victim was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

The accused has been charged with two counts of attempt murder, two counts of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, and have face masked to commit an offence.

Anyone with information, is asked to please contact Detective James Veltman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6300 or via email at jveltman@kingstonpolice.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)

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