Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 201 calls for service during the weekend of May 23-24. Some of these included:
- 9 domestic calls
- 3 assault calls
- 6 harassment calls
- 13 fight/disturbance calls
- 2 undesirable calls
- 5 drunk calls
- 2 customer trouble calls
- 1 custody dispute call
- 7 alarm calls
- 3 neighbour dispute calls
- 7 noise complaints
- 2 missing person calls
- 4 Mental Health Act calls
- 9 medical assist calls
- 10 assist citizen calls
- 1 break and enter call
- 12 theft calls
- 4 shoplifting calls
- 3 mischief calls
- 2 fraud calls
- 7 motor vehicle collisions
- 11 driving complaints
- 22 suspicious activity calls
- 1 trespass/prowler call
There were four males in police cells this morning between the ages of 24 and 50 years of age. The offences involve: shoplifting, unlawfully in a dwelling house, assault with a weapon, public intoxication and various breach charges. An additional 13 individuals were in police custody over the weekend.
Kingston Police Lay Drug Trafficking Charges
After an investigation members of the Kingston Police Drug Unit conducted street arrests of two men relating to the trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine in the City of Kingston.
At approximately noon on Thursday, May 21 the Drug Unit arrested and charged 20-year-old Shaqeem AKBAR-DOWNEY and 19-year-old Alexander C. HYATT, both from Toronto, with two counts each of Possession of a Controlled Substance. They were found by a vehicle in the parking lot of a 300-block Bath Road apartment complex. Two ounces of what are believed to cocaine and crystal methamphetamine were seized at the time.
Officers then executed search warrants on an apartment within the Bath Road property as well as a residence on Calderwood Drive. Seizure of suspected crack cocaine and crystal amphetamine totaled over $100,000 in street value. Two safes, $19,000 in Canadian currency, drug trafficking paraphernalia, multiple cell phones and a Nissan Altima registered to AKBAR-DOWNEY were all seized as proceeds of crime or offence-related property.
Both accused attended a bail hearing on May 22 and were remanded into custody with a future court date.
Man Invites Himself into Former Partner’s Residence
A 24-year-old Kingston male was arrested when he attended his ex-girlfriend’s basement apartment, while on conditions not to have contact with her, and then helped himself to a neighbour’s beer located in the same residence.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 24 Kingston Police were called to the residence just off of Portsmouth Avenue to find the accused watching television in the basement apartment with another male while the female was sleeping. He was initially arrested for Breach of Probation, but after speaking to the woman she stated she had no clue her former domestic partner was in the dwelling until she had woken up. Housemates were the ones who had called police when the accused enter their residence without permission, knowing he was not to have contact with her.
The accused was transported to the police station and held overnight to attend a bail hearing the following day. He is charged with being Unlawfully in a Dwelling House and six counts of Breach of Probation.
Man Strikes Garage Door with Vehicle, Attempts to Steal Bicycle
A homeowner had a rude awakening when an unknown vehicle struck his garage door at four o’clock in the morning and the driver later tried to steal a bicycle from the same carport.
On Friday, May 22 Kingston Police were called to the Italia Lane residence to find a Toyota sedan abandoned in the driveway that had no association to the homeowner. There was front bumper damage to the vehicle and the garage door was pushed inwards and off its tracks.
The vehicle was towed and attempts were made to contact the registered owner. Police left the scene but were called back by the homeowner after he discovered a stranger attempting to steal a bicycle from his garage at approximately 7:00 a.m. He also had in his possession the garage door opener and Bluetooth device belonging to the homeowner.
Kingston Police returned and took 34-year-old local man Brandon CRUSE into custody, who was determined to be the owner of the damaged Toyota. He was transported to the station to attend a bail hearing and was later remanded into custody with a future court date. He is charged with Break and Enter, Mischief, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property, all under $5,000.
Multiple Intoxication Arrests Made in Entertainment District over Weekend
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Kingston Police were busy with a number of Public Intoxication arrests during the early morning of Sunday, May 25, following Saturday night festivities and fighting.
The first incident occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. where a 19-year-old Kingston male attempted to get into an altercation with security staff outside of a licensed establishment on Princess Street near Division Street.
The second incident occurred at 1:50 a.m. where a 19-year-old Hamilton man with Kingston connections had also attempted to fight bar security staff and was found intoxicated out on the Princess Street sidewalk. The male became combative with both police and security staff and had to be restrained before being transported to the station.
The accused in the third incident was a 25-year-old Kingston associate of the male from the second occurrence. He was intoxicated, belligerent and attempting to interfere with officers arresting his friend. He was advised to leave the area but returned almost immediately, becoming aggressive towards officers. He was also subsequently arrested for Public Intoxication.
Another associate of the Hamilton man, a 17-year-old Kingston youth, also began shouting and interfering with the arresting officers shortly after 2:00 a.m., even stating he would sue police for their actions. He was also given a warning to leave the area but quickly returned and continued his aggression towards the patrol officers. He was arrested for Breach of the Peace and after calming down police determined that while he had been drinking he was not intoxicated to the point of being charged or transported to cells. He was removed from the area and transported to a residence where he was unconditionally released.