Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 130 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on May 28. Some of these included:
- 5 domestic calls
- 1 assault call
- 3 harassment calls
- 4 fight/disturbance calls
- 7 undesirable calls
- 3 drunk calls
- 1 alarm call
- 7 noise complaints
- 2 missing person calls
- 3 Mental Health Act calls
- 2 medical assist calls
- 10 assist citizen calls
- 13 theft calls
- 1 shoplifting call
- 1 mischief call
- 3 fraud calls
- 6 motor vehicle collisions
- 1 parking/vehicle complaint
- 5 driving complaints
- 5 suspicious activity calls
- 1 panhandling call
- 2 drug calls
There were four individuals in police cells this morning, three men and one woman, between the ages of 38 and 56 years of age. The offences involve: possession for the purpose of trafficking in controlled substances, theft and mischief.
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.
Within the course of one week members of the Kingston Police Drug Unit have made two significant arrests and seizures concerning the trafficking of controlled substances in the Kingston area.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 a white Chrysler 300 was stopped on Taylor Kidd Boulevard near Mona Drive. As a result of the Drug Unit’s investigation the three occupants were arrested for Possession for Purpose of Trafficking in various Controlled Substances. A search of the vehicle resulted in a plastic container believed to contain crystal methamphetamine and plastic bags containing the same drug in addition to a smaller quantity of marihuana.
The drugs have an estimated street value of $115,000. Canadian currency in the amount of $5,000, cell phones and the vehicle itself were seized as proceeds of crime and offence-related property.
38-year-old Derek E. SMITH from Toronto, 45-year-old Josephine H. STUFKO from Kingston and 56-year-old Gus G. GEORGANGTOPOULOS from Kingston were all held overnight in police cells and later remanded into custody following a bail hearing on May 29.
On Friday, May 22 two Toronto men were arrested on Bath Road with an excess of $100,000 in crystal methamphetamine and cocaine. In addition $19,000 in Canadian currency and a Nissan Altima were seized. These two incidents alone have resulted in the seizure of over $200,000 in hard drugs, $25,000 in cash, two vehicles, cell phones and other drug paraphernalia.
Male Exposes Himself to Children
Three young female students in Kingston’s west end witnessed a male suspect exposing himself as they were walking to school in the morning.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 29 the three girls, between 10 and 12 years of age, were on Auden Park Drive when they observed a male sitting beside a tree, with his shorts pulled down and exposing himself. The male was last seen fleeing over a fence between two properties.
The students safely attended school, reported the incident to school staff and Kingston Police Uniform Patrol officers arrived on scene. The area was searched but the male was not located. He is described as Caucasian, roughly in his 30’s or 40’s in terms of age, short dark hair, beard and stated as being unkempt. He was wearing black shorts, a black and white striped-shirt, brown sandals and sunglasses.
Anyone with information is please asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.
Erratic Motorist Charged with Stunt Driving
A 56-year-old Kingston man has been charged with Stunt Driving and had both his driver’s licence and vehicle seized for seven days after he dangerously followed and chased another motorist.
Starting shortly after 9:00 a.m. on May 28 a female driver in a red Nissan Xterra was westbound on Bath Road coming to McEwen Drive when she observed a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck approaching her from behind and getting extremely close to her rear bumper.
The motorist of the truck continued to aggressively drive behind the female complainant, flashing his high beams continuously and weaving from side-to-side. As she approached Coverdale Drive to make a left hand turn the male drive up beside, pacing her and glaring at her. After making her turn the other driver continued westbound on Bath Road.
Scared and concerned for her safety the female driver contacted Kingston Police and provided the licence plate of the truck. A Uniform Patrol investigated the matter and was able to make contact with the male, who attended the police station. The officer formed grounds to believe the male had been driving recklessly and was consequently charged with Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
It was subsequently discovered the same male had been charged one week prior, on May 21, with the HTA offence of Following too Closely. There were similar circumstances, where a female driver became frightened of the accused’s hostile driving behaviour on Bath Road at Gardiners Road.
Police are still hoping to speak to any independent witnesses who may have observed one or both of these vehicles and their interaction on the date, time and location in which this occurred. Anyone with information is please asked to contact Constable Taylor Lauzon at 613-549-4660 ext. 6360 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.
One Day Traffic Blitz Statistics for Speeding STEP Initiative
Members of the Kingston Police CORE Unit, including Traffic officers, conducted a one day blitz as part of the month-long speeding enforcement for the STEP initiative that resulted in a total of 36 charges.
On Wednesday, May 27 the following Highway Traffic Act offences were enforced:
- 29 speeding tickets (highest was 41 km/h over the posted limit)
- 2 stop sign violations
- 2 suspended drivers (1 leading to an arrest)
- 1 seat belt violation
- 1 expired permit; and
- 1 helmet violation for a motor-assisted bicycle rider
Full statistics for the month will be available in the beginning of June.
Man Steals E-Bike after His Own Breaks Down
A 51-year-old Kingston man is facing charges of Theft and Mischief Under $5,000 after his own E-Bike (electronic bicycle) apparently broke down and he decided to steal another one nearby.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 28, the female owner of an E-Bike had left it parked outside the Shopper’s Drug Mart located on Division Street at Benson Street when the accused approached it, damaged the starter area and some wiring, and fled with the vehicle eastbound on Conacher Drive. From witness statements he left behind his own E-Bike, keys and a jacket. These were seized as evidence.
The E-Bike was recovered behind a Conacher Drive apartment building a short distance away, but then the accused returned to the Shopper’s Drug Mart area, was identified from witness descriptors and consequently arrested. He was held overnight in police cells and will attend a bail hearing later in the day.
Officer Receives Minor Injury, Urinated On During Arrest of Male
A simple trespassing call for service escalated after an officer was injured when a man refused to leave and began resisting arrest.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. Uniform Patrol officers were dispatched to an address in the 400-block area of Division Street after the owner was requesting an unknown male be escorted from the property.
The 30-year-old Kingston area man did not listen to multiple requests by officers to simply leave the property without any charge or arrest. He refused to identify himself and in an attempt to ignore officers began eating a meal in his possession. He was cautioned he was trespassing and could face arrest if he did not comply with the officers’ directions.
When officers approached the male he confronted them in an aggressive manner and was at that time advised he was being arrested under the Trespass to Property Act for refusing to leave when directed to do so.
The accused began resisting arresting arrest, fell to the ground and refused to provide his hands. He rolled over on a female officer’s ankle and leg, causing her to fall. At this time he also began to urinate on both himself and the officer. He was eventually controlled, handcuffed and transported to the police station where he will be held for a bail hearing. In addition to the trespassing offence he is being charged criminally with Resisting Arrest. The female officer’s injuries are described as minor.