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Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 106 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on November 7, 2016. Of these 76 calls occurred in the city central area, 17 in the west end, six in the east end, and none north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 5 domestic calls
- 1 sexual assault
- 5 harassment calls
- 2 fight/disturbance calls
- 6 undesirable calls
- 2 drunk calls
- 3 noise complaints
- 1 missing person call
- 2 Mental Health Act calls
- 2 medical assist calls
- 8 assist citizen calls
- 7 break and enter calls
- 3 theft calls
- 1 theft of vehicle call
- 4 mischief calls
- 1 fraud call
- 8 motor vehicle collisions
- 1 driving complaint
- 16 suspicious activity calls
There were six individuals arrested within the last 24 hours, with three men and one woman, between 22 and 36 years of age, held for later release or to attend bail hearings for the following offences:
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 Used Baseball Bat in Domestic Assault on Partner
A 27-year-old local man is facing charges after a neighbour called 9-1-1 during an ongoing assault, including with a baseball bat, against his domestic partner.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on November 7, 2016, the couple began a verbal argument in their apartment building located on Portsmouth Avenue. It escalated to the point where the accused assaulted the 27-year-old victim multiple times, throwing her against a piece of furniture and a door. He also struck her with a baseball bat found within the apartment.
The assault continued into the hallway where the victim knocked on a neighbour’s door to call police. The accused left the scene and Kingston Police uniform patrol officers attended, where they were able to observe multiple injuries inflicted upon the victim, none of them life-threatening. Paramedics were called to the scene to assess her injuries.
While officers were still on scene the accused was observed returning to the parking lot. When the patrol cruiser was seen the accused turned around and exited. The officer followed the vehicle and the accused was identified and arrested on Van Order Drive. He was transported to police headquarters and lodged in cells to attend a bail hearing the following day. He is facing charges of assault, assault with a weapon and breach of 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:
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – Support Services and Programs
- K3C Community Counselling Centres
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee)
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
Crime Prevention Week – “Planning together for safer communities”
As part of Crime Prevention Week running from November 6 to 12, 2016, Kingston Police want to ensure our community is protected from the ever-increasing pattern of online frauds and cybercrime.
Cybercrimes are among the fast growing types of criminal activity. With more and more people engaging in on-line activities such communicating at work, school and with family and friends, banking, shopping, etc., the on-line world offers criminals many opportunities to victimize people from anywhere in the world.
- Use Strong Passwords
Use different user ID / password combinations for different accounts and avoid writing them down. Make the passwords more complicated by combining letters, numbers, special characters (minimum 10 characters in total) and change them on a regular basis. Alternatively, use a password app or software to keep all of your passwords secure in one place and can generate unique passwords as required. Find a review of 2016 password managers here.
- Secure your computer
- Activate your firewall
- Firewalls are the first line of cyber defense; they block connections to unknown or bogus sites and will keep out some types of viruses and hackers.
- Use anti-virus/malware software
- Prevent viruses from infecting your computer by installing and regularly updating anti-virus software.
- Block spyware attacks
- Prevent spyware from infiltrating your computer by installing and updating anti-spyware software.
- Be Social Media Savvy
Make sure your social networking profiles (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MSN, etc.) are set to private. Check your security settings. Be careful what information you post online. Once it is on the Internet, it is there forever!
- Secure your Mobile Devices
Be aware that your mobile device is vulnerable to viruses and hackers. Download applications from trusted sources.
- Install the latest operating system updates
Keep your applications and operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux) current with the latest system updates. Turn on automatic updates to prevent potential attacks on older software.
- Protect your Data
Use encryption for your most sensitive files such as tax returns or financial records, make regular back-ups of all your important data, and store it in another location.
- Secure your wireless network
Wi-Fi (wireless) networks at home are vulnerable to intrusion if they are not properly secured. Review and modify default settings. Public Wi-Fi, a.k.a. “Hot Spots”, are also vulnerable. Avoid conducting financial or corporate transactions on these networks.
- Protect your e-identity
Be cautious when giving out personal information such as your name, address, phone number or financial information on the Internet. Make sure that websites are secure (e.g. when making online purchases) or that you’ve enabled privacy settings (e.g. when accessing/using social networking sites).
- Avoid being scammed
Always think before you click on a link or file of unknown origin. Don’t feel pressured by any emails. Check the source of the message. When in doubt, verify the source. Never reply to emails that ask you to verify your information or confirm your user ID or password.
- Call the right person for help
Don’t panic! If you are a victim, if you encounter illegal Internet content (e.g. child exploitation) or if you suspect a computer crime, identity theft or a commercial scam, report this to your local police. If you need help with maintenance or software installation on your computer, consult with your service provider or a certified computer technician.
For more information on helping children protect themselves while on the Internet, visit: Cybertip.ca.
For more information on Cyber Security, visit: Get Cyber Safe
To download a PDF version of the “Little Black Book of Scams,” visit: Competition Bureau
For more information about online fraud, scams or identity theft, visit:
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