Busy First Kingston Police Blotter for 2018 #KPS

Busy First Kingston Police Blotter for 2018 #KPS

 

Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 426 calls for service over the New Year’s weekend of December 29, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Of these, 279 calls occurred in the city central area, 80 in the west end, 16 in the east end, and 9 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 20 domestic calls
  • 8 assault calls
  • 11 harassment calls
  • 11 fight/disturbance calls
  • 21 undesirable calls
  • 5 drunk calls
  • 1 customer trouble call
  • 6 custody dispute calls
  • 22 alarm calls
  • 4 neighbour dispute calls
  • 12 noise complaints
  • 1 trouble with kids call
  • 3 missing person calls
  • 9 Mental Health Act calls
  • 19 medical assist calls
  • 38 assist citizen calls
  • 6 break and enter calls
  • 26 theft calls
  • 2 shoplifting calls
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 8 mischief calls
  • 3 fraud calls
  • 26 motor vehicle collisions
  • 2 impaired driving calls
  • 2 parking/vehicle complaints
  • 20 driving complaints
  • 2 traffic concerns
  • 20 suspicious activity calls
  • 1 trespass/prowler call
  • 1 drug call

There were 23 individuals arrested over the New Year’s weekend of December 29, 2017 to January 1, 2018, including 20 men and 3 women, between 19 and 62 years of age, for the following: impaired driving, operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol, fail to provide breath sample, assault, carry concealed weapon, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of ammunition while prohibited, break and enter, possession of break-in tools, theft, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, utter threats, mischief, possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, breach undertaking, breach recognizance, and breach probation. Three 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.



Driver Leaves Bar on Foot but Returns to Vehicle and Crashes

Release Date: January 2, 2018

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A 19-year-old local man has been arrested for impaired driving after he crashed his vehicle into a snow bank despite bar staff trying to stop him from driving.

On December 31, 2017 at approximately 12:15 a.m. police responded to the area of Truedell Road and Kilburn Street for a possible impaired driver. Witnesses reported the accused had gotten stuck in a snow bank and was attempting to push the vehicle out with the help of two other males. On police arrival the males were attempting to leave the scene in a taxi cab. Officers spoke with the males and upon questioning the driver he became aggressive and showed signs of intoxication by alcohol. The driver was arrested and a search of the vehicle revealed open liquor throughout.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he refused to provide a breath sample.

Further investigation revealed the accused and other males had been drinking at a bar earlier and were told not to drive. The males left the vehicle and walked away, but returned a short time later, got into the vehicle and drove off.

The accused was charged with impaired driving and fail to provide breath sample.

The accused was later released with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

Single Motor Vehicle Collision Ends in Arrest for Impaired

Release Date: January 2, 2018

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A 46-year-old local man was charged with impaired driving after a crashing into a stone wall.

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 2:15 a.m. a single motor collision occurred on private property at 42 Leroy Grant Drive. A motor vehicle struck and became lodged on a rock portion of a wall at the front entrance to the apartment building.

On arrival the officer observed several persons around the vehicle, including the driver who was using a shovel in an attempt to dislodge the vehicle. The officer learned the accused had been drinking and formed grounds he was impaired by alcohol.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have approximately 1 ½ times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The accused was charged with impaired driving and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol.

The accused was later released with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

Driver Arrested within 10 Minutes of Officers Setting up RIDE Checkpoint

Release Date: January 2, 2018

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A 23-year-old Odessa man was arrested at a RIDE checkpoint after registering a fail on the roadside device.

On December 31, 2017 officers were conducting a RIDE checkpoint at the intersection of Sydenham and Princess Street. At approximately 11:00 p.m. the accused drove up to the checkpoint and officers made observations the accused had been drinking. The accused level of intoxication was tested with a roadside device. The accused registered a fail and was subsequently arrested.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have approximately 2 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The accused was charged with over 80 mg of alcohol.

The accused was later released with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

Man Attacks Driver and Passengers before Stealing Vehicle

Release Date: January 2, 2018

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A 41-year-old local man is facing numerous charges after he lost his temper, and attacked his girlfriend and other passengers before stealing her van.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fight at the corner of Colborne Street and Division Street. Officers learned the accused had been riding in the back of the van with several others while the owner of the van, his girlfriend was driving. The accused became angry and wanted to go home. The accused then climbed over the middle seat and began punching his girlfriend in the head. A male passenger riding in the middle attempted to stop the assault while the girlfriend stopped the vehicle and other passengers exited. The accused then punched the male passenger in the face, knocking him out of the van. A female passenger attempted to call 911 and was tackled to the ground by the accused before he fled in the van.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. while searching for the accused, officers located him driving the stolen vehicle eastbound on Concession Street. The accused turned northbound on MacDonnell Street and then ran a stop sign at First Avenue before going down a private lane where he was caught on foot after exiting the vehicle.

The accused was arrested and during a search officers found a small quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine. The accused also had fives knives concealed on him ammunition in his back pack.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with three counts of assault, five counts of carry concealed weapon, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of ammunition while prohibited, and two counts of breach probation.

For those suffering domestic violence – no one has the right to abuse you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Kingston Police or some of the other valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area:

Two Arrested for Break and Enter Thanks to Observant Neighbour

Release Date: January 2, 2018

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A 19-year-old Bath woman and 62-year-old Kingston man have both been arrested for break and enter after an observant neighbour noticed suspicious activity.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 10:30 a.m. a witness observed a suspicious van parked in front of a neighbours residence. The witness observed the female accused walking from the van towards the residence. The witness knew his neighbours were away and he went over to investigate. When the witness met the male accused carrying bags from the home he questioned him. The male accused then dropped the bags in the snowbank and fled in the van.

The witness called police and informed the responding officers that he believed the female accused was still inside. Officers conducted a search and located the accused female hiding in the basement.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. the involved vehicle was located at a hotel on Princess Street and the accused male was arrested.

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

The accused parties were charged jointly with break and enter. The accused female was additionally charged with possession of break-in tools, breach recognizance, and breach probation. The accused male was additionally charged with breach probation.

Shoplifter Brandishes Knife after Being Caught

Release Date: January 2, 2018

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A 28-year-old local man is facing multiple charges after brandishing a knife when he was caught for shoplifting candy bars.

On December 28, 2017 shortly after 12:00 p.m. the complainant located the accused in a restaurant. The complainant was working in a nearby convenience store and had gone looking for the accused who had just stolen multiple candy bars. The accused pushed the complainant and fled on foot. The complainant chased and caught the accused who then brandished a knife. The complainant backed away and the accused fled. Police were called and officers identified the accused after viewing surveillance video.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m. officers on patrol observed the accused walking on Princes Street near Bagot Street.

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

The accused was charged with theft, assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, and breach probation.

Police Asking for Public’s Assistance to Locate Missing Man

Release Date: December 29, 2017

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Update:

Police are continuing their search for missing 37-year-old James Switzer of Kingston.

Another photo of James is attached. Please view and contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 with any information.

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)

Original Post:

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate missing 37-year-old James Switzer of Kingston. James was last seen by his girlfriend in their home at approximately 11:00 p.m. on December 24, 2017. James does not have access to a vehicle and usually travels by City Bus or Taxi.

James is described as a white male, 5’11”, 178lbs, short auburn hair and beard.

Kingston Police Welcome Two New Officers

Release Date: January 2, 2018

On January 2, 2017 new officers Sara O’toole and Trevor Sharpe were sworn in at the Superior Court by the Honourable Justice Tranmer. Members of Kingston Police Senior Command including Chief Larochelle, Deputy Chief McNeely, Inspector Corcoran and Inspector Rice attended the ceremony.

Sara grew up in New Brunswick and has a Bachelor Degree in Applied Sciences and Community Health. Sara played competitive hockey in university, where her women’s team won a Division 1 NCAA championship. Her professional hockey career has given her a broad understanding of different cultures, having spent time in the USA, Switzerland and Russia. Since 2014 Sara successfully owns and operates her own business as a trainer of young female hockey players. In addition to her work Sara has volunteered her time to charities overseas as well as coaching women’s hockey. Since she was a young child Sara has been interested in policing and she is a welcome addition to our City and our Police Service.

Trevor was born and raised in Ottawa and in 2005 he obtained a diploma in Police Foundations. Since then Trevor has worked within the law enforcement/security field, with the last nine years as a special constable. Since 2009 he has worked at OC Transpo, where he progressed to Sergeant Special constable. He brings a wide range of skills and qualifications including a strong understanding of provincial and federal laws, supervisory experience and conflict dispute resolution. Trevor is also an active member in the community and has volunteered his time to various charities, fundraisers and high school sports programs. Trevor also served as a volunteer with Ottawa Fire Service, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. We welcome Trevor and his family to Kingston and our Police Service.

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