Busy Kingston Police Blotter & Federal Warrant for RICHARD WEERTS 050718

Busy Kingston Police Blotter & Federal Warrant for RICHARD WEERTS 050718

 

Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 417 calls for service over the weekend of May 4-6, 2018. Of these, 303 calls occurred in the city central area, 71 in the west end, 18 in the east end, and 9 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 17 domestic calls
  • 5 assault calls
  • 1 sexual assault
  • 3 harassment calls
  • 16 fight/disturbance calls
  • 24 undesirable calls
  • 6 drunk calls
  • 2 customer trouble calls
  • 2 custody dispute calls
  • 10 alarm calls
  • 1 neighbour dispute call
  • 11 noise complaints
  • 4 missing person calls
  • 11 Mental Health Act calls
  • 11 medical assist calls
  • 38 assist citizen calls
  • 4 break and enter calls
  • 17 theft calls
  • 5 shoplifting calls
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 9 mischief calls
  • 1 fraud call
  • 15 motor vehicle collisions
  • 5 impaired driving calls
  • 4 parking/vehicle complaints
  • 18 driving complaints
  • 4 traffic concerns
  • 39 suspicious activity calls
  • 5 trespass/prowler calls
  • 4 drug calls

There were 24 individuals arrested over the weekend of May 4-6, 2018 including 17 men and 7 women, between 17 and 54 years of age, for the following: utter threats to cause bodily harm, utter threats to damage property, theft, possession of stolen property, possession of ammunition while prohibited, assault, mischief, assault cause bodily harm, operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drug, attempt break and enter, use stolen credit card, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited weapon, fail to appear, public intoxication, breach peace, breach recognizance, and breach probation. Two persons were arrested on 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.

Man Arrested Twice in the Same Day for Threatening Security Guards

Release Date: May 7, 2018

18-16024 / 18-16140

A 27-year-old local man was arrested twice in the same day after making violent threats to two security guards.

On May 5, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a security guard at a local car dealership found the accused underneath a new truck when he went to investigate an alarm. Rather than fleeing when confronted, the accused walked towards the guard and made threats to assault him and damage vehicles. The guard called police and within minutes officers arrived and found the accused hiding in another truck on the lot.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing. The accused was charged with utter threats to cause bodily harm, utter threats to damage property, and breach probation.

Later in the same day the accused was released by the courts on recognizance with conditions that included not to possess any weapon. At approximately 8:45 p.m. that evening the accused stole an item from a store in the downtown area of Princess Street. When a security guard stopped him, the accused pulled a rock from his pocket and threatened the guard before fleeing.

On May 6, 2018 at approximately 1:45 p.m. the accused was observed in the downtown area of Princess Street by the same store security guard and police were called.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was once again held to attend a bail hearing. The accused was additionally charged with theft, utter threats, breach recognizance, and breach probation.



Man Arrested after Becoming Violent During Argument with Ex

Release Date: May 7, 2018

18-16161

A 29-year-old local man is facing multiple charges after he became violent with his ex-girlfriend and her male friend.

On May 5, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m. the victim and her friend met the accused at a restaurant on Division Street. The victim had contacted the accused in regards to getting her apartment keys back and the two began arguing. During the argument the accused spit in the victim’s face, threw her phone to the ground and pinned her friend to the car seat. As he was leaving the accused threatened to kill the friend if he called police. Officers located the accused riding his bicycle a short distance away.

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

The accused was charged with two counts of assault, mischief, and utter threats.

No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:

Youth Charged for Basketball Game Assault

Release Date: May 7, 2018

18-12826

A 17-year-old Markham youth has been charged after intentionally assaulting another youth during a local basketball game.

On April 8, 2018 the victim and the accused were playing against each other in a provincial basketball league game in Kingston. During the game, the accused intentionally punched the victim in her face and the victim suffered serious injury that later required medical attention. Due to the extent of the injury the incident was reported to police. Arrangements were made for the accused who resides in Markham to return to Kingston and answer for the assault.

On May 5, 2018 the accused turned herself in a Kingston Police Headquarters. The accused was arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date. The accused was charged with assault cause bodily harm.

Youth Charged with Impaired by Drug after 2 Crashes

Release Date: May 7, 2018

18-15910

A 17-year-old local youth has been charged with driving while impaired by drug after crashing into two vehicles within less than 15 minutes.

On May 4, 2018 at approximately 10:45 a.m. the accused was seen driving in an erratic manner westbound on Bath Road. When the accused turned onto Coverdale Avenue he rear ended a vehicle. The accused handed the driver an incorrect document and then fled the scene. A short time later when the accused turned onto Acadia Drive he struck a tractor trailer waiting to turn. The accused exited his vehicle and the truck driver grabbed his keys before the accused could leave.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was later released on a promise to appear 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 accused was charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drug.

Security Video Helps Officers Catch Credit Card Thief

Release Date: May 7, 2018

18-14516

A 33-year-old local man was identified through security video after using stolen credit cards.

On April 24, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. the complainant discovered a window smashed out of her vehicle and her debit and credit cards stolen. Later the same day the accused attended a convenience store on Division Street and used the tap feature on a stolen credit card to make multiple purchases. Police viewed the security video and recognized the accused.

On May 4, 2018 at approximately 5:45 a.m. a patrol officer located the accused walking on Patrick Street. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing. The accused was charged with mischief, theft, two counts of use stolen credit card, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Thunder Bay Woman Charged with Two Attempt B&E’s

Release Date: May 7, 2018

18-15905

A 35-year-old Thunder Bay woman was arrested after she was seen attempting two break and enters.

On May 4, 2018 at approximately 10:15 a.m. the accused was seen walking into the backyard of an address on Portsmouth Avenue. A few moments later the accused reappeared and attempted to gain entry through the front door. Unable to get into the residence the accused attempted another break and enter at a nearby apartment building. On arrival officers located the accused exiting the apartment building vestibule area.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was held to attend a bail hearing. The accused was charged with two counts of attempt break and enter.

FEDERAL INMATE WANTED

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(TORONTO, ON) – The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of their breach of Parole.

Richard Weerts is described as an Indigenous male, 54 years of age, 5’9” (175cm), 168 lbs. (76kg) with black hair and one brown eye. He is missing his left eye and has a tear drop tattoo just below and on his right cheek he has tattooed a Tomahawk. He also has serveral tattoos on both arms.

He is currently serving a three (3) year and nine (9) month sentence for Robbery and Possession of a Weapon.

The offender is known to frequent the cities of Toronto, Kingston and London.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial ROPE Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE)

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