Shotgun Threats Over Unpaid Rent in Kingston – #KPS Police Blotter MARCH 9, 2016

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 101 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on March 8, 2016. Some of these included:

  • 7 domestic calls
  • 2 assault calls
  • 3 harassment calls
  • 2 fight/disturbance calls
  • 3 undesirable calls
  • 1 customer trouble call
  • 1 alarm call
  • 1 trouble with kids call
  • 2 missing person calls
  • 1 Mental Health Act call
  • 4 medical assist calls
  • 8 assist citizen calls
  • 2 break and enter calls
  • 12 theft calls
  • 4 shoplifting calls
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 7 mischief calls
  • 1 fraud call
  • 3 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 parking/vehicle complaint
  • 1 driving complaints
  • 11 suspicious activity calls
  • 1 trespass/prowler call

There were five individuals in cells over the last 24 hours with four men, between 23 and 54 years of age, held for later release or to attend bail hearings for the following offences: assault, assault police, uttering threats, criminal harassment, mischief and breaches of probation.


Assault and Threats over Unpaid Rent Leads to Arrest


A 50-year-old local man was arrested by Kingston Police after his refusal to leave a residence due to overdue rent caused him to assault the victim and threatened him with a shotgun that was never seen.

The 49-year-old male victim had initially tried to have the accused vacate his Montreal Street residence over multiple lapses of unpaid rent. Earlier in 2016 the accused had punched the victim in the face, picked up a hammer and threatened him with it. Police were not called in relation to this incident.

Then at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 8th the victim again confronted the accused, this time with an eviction notice. The accused refused to leave and then stated he had a shotgun in his possession and would use it against the victim.

The victim, fearful for his life, fled the residence and attended another nearby address of a family member where Kingston Police were called and uniform patrol members attended. After learning of the mention of a shotgun members of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) attended and assisted the investigating officers in an attempt to located and apprehend the accused. While not at the Montreal Street address he was located nearby and arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m.

No shotgun was located either at the residence or on the accused, who was transported to police headquarters and held overnight to attend a bail hearing the following day. He is charged with Assault, Uttering Threats to Cause Death and Criminal Harassment.

Arrest Made after Man Breaks Window at Local Shelter


A 45-year-old man is in custody after he refused to leave a local shelter and punched out a window in the process.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on March 8th Kingston Police uniform patrol members attended the “In From the Cold” shelter located at 540 Montreal Street in response to the disturbance. The accused was located and initially arrested for being intoxicated in a public place while they continued to investigate. Upon speaking to staff and witnesses they formed reasonable grounds to believe the man was inside the shelter, intoxicated and became violent and making a mess. Angry at being asked to leave he punched and smashed a double-paned window valued at approximately $200.

The accused was transported to police headquarters and held overnight for a bail hearing the following day. He is being charged with one count of Mischief under $5,000 and two counts of Breach of Probation.

Jealous Man Charged with Domestic Assault


A 54-year-old local male, jealous over his girlfriend watching television with another man, was arrested by Kingston Police after he assaulted her over the matter.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. on March 8th the 41-year-old female victim was at a male friend’s house watching television at a Victoria Street residence. The accused, who is in an on-and-off relationship with the victim, attended the address and began making derogatory remarks towards the woman.

When the female refused to leave at the accused’s demands he then assaulted her by slapping her in the face and left the area. Uniform patrol members were contacted and attended. Forming reasonable grounds that the arrest occurred they were about to attempt to locate the man when dispatchers advised he was already at the front desk of police headquarters.

The investigating officers attended the station and arrested the man for domestic assault. He was lodged in cells overnight to attend a bail hearing the following day.

Domestic Incident Results in Assault and Severe Property Damage


A 23-year-old local man is in custody following a tirade that involved assaulting his domestic partner, heavily damaging two nearby residences associated to them and jumping on the victim’s car.

Shortly after midnight on March 9th the female victim was woken up by the accused at their residence off of Montreal Street. He was apparently enraged that she was unable to drive him to a destination earlier that evening.

The verbal argument continued outside to the front of the house where the accused proceeded to punch the victim in the jaw, causing minor injury. The accused went back inside the house where he began damaging property and ransacking the bedroom. The accused then made mention a nearby residence, also owned by the victim in which she was in the process of moving from, was also damaged.

The victim attended the second address to find even more severe damage to the property, including smashed windows and damage to dry wall and multiple televisions. As the victim proceeded outside she observed the accused jumping up and down on her car, causing damage to her windshield. He then slashed two of her front tires.

Kingston Police uniform patrol members were dispatched to the scene where the accused fought with officers in the commission of making an arrest. He took a combative stance and began swinging his arms, striking one officer in the face during the process. The man was eventually controlled and handcuffed. He was initially transported to a local hospital to receive medical treatment as he fought with police in the residence while in bare feet and surrounded by broken glass that he had earlier smashed.

Once medically cleared the accused was transported to police headquarters and lodged in cells to attend a later bail hearing. He is charged with Domestic Assault, Assaulting a Peace Officer, one count of Mischief over $5,000 and two counts of Mischief under $5,000.

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:

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