Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 478 calls for service over the Canada Day long weekend of June 30 to July 3, 2017. Of these, 315 calls occurred in the city central area, 105 in the west end, 20 in the east end, and 12 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 21 domestic calls
- 6 assault calls
- 11 harassment calls
- 2 weapons offence calls
- 4 fight/disturbance calls
- 31 undesirable calls
- 2 drunk calls
- 3 customer trouble calls
- 2 custody dispute calls
- 11 alarm calls
- 4 neighbour dispute calls
- 25 noise complaints
- 3 trouble with kids calls
- 3 missing person calls
- 14 Mental Health Act calls
- 23 medical assist calls
- 40 assist citizen calls
- 6 break and enter calls
- 25 theft calls
- 7 shoplifting calls
- 4 theft of vehicle call
- 7 mischief calls
- 3 fraud calls
- 20 motor vehicle collisions
- 4 impaired driving calls
- 4 parking/vehicle complaints
- 22 driving complaints
- 5 traffic concerns
- 32 suspicious activity calls
- 5 trespass/prowler calls
- 3 drug calls
There were 24 individuals arrested from June 30 to July 3, 2017 including 16 men and 8 women, between 16 and 58 years of age, for the following: assault, assault with a weapon, assault police, resist arrest, robbery, mischief, possession of stolen property, transportation fraud, theft under $5000, unlawfully in a dwelling, utter threats to cause death, harassment, public intoxication, breach recognizance, and breach of probation. Three persons were arrested on outstanding 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.
Two Arrested after Man Squeals Tires in Stolen Truck
A 31-year-old local man and a 31-year-old local woman were both arrested after a traffic stop for squealing tires.
On July 3, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m. the 31-year-old man was driving a stolen truck in the area of King Street West and Portsmouth Avenue. The woman and another male party were passengers in the vehicle. The driver drew the attention of a nearby patrol officer by squealing the tires. The officer conducted a traffic stop and quickly discovered the vehicle was stolen.
The woman was found to be breaching her probation by associating with the driver and the male passenger. The woman was also found to be in possession of a stolen cheque.
The driver and the woman were both arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearings.
The driver was charged with possession of stolen property and breach of probation. The woman was charged with possession of stolen property and two counts of breach probation.
Woman Calls Victim before Vandalizing his Truck
A 49-year-old local woman was arrested after calling the victim (husband) and then damaging his personal vehicle.
On July 3, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the victim responded to a phone call from the accused to check on his truck. When the victim arrived the accused proceeded to smash out a tail light with a wrench and scratch the vehicle. During a struggle over the wrench the victim suffered an injury to his wrist. The two argued and eventually separated.
At approximately 2:45 a.m. police found the accused sitting on the front porch of her residence. The accused tried to flee from officers by running into the house and then she resisted arrested by trying to pull away from the officers.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where she was held to attend a bail hearing.
The accused was charged with assault with a weapon, mischief and resist arrest.
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 http://buff.ly/2lZx0uv
Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – Support Services and Programs http://buff.ly/2lZuHaM
K3C Community Counselling Centres http://buff.ly/2mL1FtU
KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) http://buff.ly/2lZm3sM
Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://buff.ly/2mKSLN7
Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington http://buff.ly/2lZrFDw
Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family http://buff.ly/2lZrDLU
Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory http://buff.ly/2mKOVDw
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres http://buff.ly/2lZoVWU
Driver Bites Pedestrian during Road Rage Incident
A 58-year-old local man has been arrested after biting a pedestrian who yelled at him.
On July 1, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the area of Johnson Street and King Street regarding a road rage incident. Officers learned the victim had tried to cross the road when the accused allegedly ran a red light. The victim yelled at the accused that he had run a red light at which point the accused got out of his vehicle and called the victim on to fight. The accused then lunged at the victim and bit his nose. The accused jumped back in his vehicle and left the area.
The accused was charged with assault.
Man and Woman Arrested After Trying to Skip Out on Taxi Fare
A 28-year-old local man and a 26-year-old local woman were both arrested after an attempt to skip out on a taxi fare, escalated into an assault.
On July 2, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m. the two accused took a taxi to an address Concession Street. When they did not have enough money to pay the fare the taxi driver advised his dispatch and the victim (another taxi driver) attended the location. The male accused then attempted to flee and when the victim followed the accused stopped and punched the victim in the face. The accused also picked up a piece of wooden board and threw it at the victim.
Police were called and located both accused nearby. The male was arrested without incident, however the female provided a false name and then attempted to resist arrest. Both were transported to police headquarters where the female accused continued to be un-cooperative and bit an officer’s finger.
Both accused were held to attend bail hearings. Both were charged with transportation fraud. The male was additionally charged with assault, and assault with a weapon. The female was additionally charged with resist arrest, assault police and breach recognizance.
Victim Robbed by Friend after Offering to Share his Food
A 16-year-old local youth and a 19-year-old local man have both been arrested after robbing the youth’s friend.
On June 30, 2017 at approximately 1:15 a.m. after chatting online the victim met up with the accused (16-year-old friend) in the area of Princess Street and Drayton Avenue. The victim was carrying a bag of food which he had intended to share with the accused. The victim placed his wallet with a large quantity of cash inside the bag.
As the two left the area and walked north down an alleyway the second accused (male unknown to the victim) jumped out from behind a building. The male accused made a remark about the victim’s money and then attacked the victim. The victim fell to the ground and the male accused continued the assault. During the attack, the bag of food ripped open and the victim’s wallet fell out and his cash spilled out.
The two accused gathered up the bills and fled. Officers tracked the two accused to the youth’s residence and at approximately 10:45 a.m. both were arrested. Both accused were transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend bail hearings.
Both accused were charged with robbery. The male accused was additionally charged with breach probation.
CRA Scammers using Caller ID Spoofing
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams with Caller ID Spoofing are very active at this time. Caller ID spoofing is when someone changes what is displayed as the calling number. Often scammers will spoof a government phone number to make the call appear as if it is coming from a legitimate organization.
Kingston Police recommend you do not provide or confirm personal information from any call or email you are suspicious of. Contact CRA directly if you wish to confirm.
Caller ID Spoofing information: http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/telemarketing/identit.htm
CRA contact information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/menu-eng.html
If you have provided personal information and/or suffered a monetary loss you can report the incident to Kingston Police by calling 613-549-4660 or online via: https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/services/online/crime-report/
If you simply wish to provide information about the fraudulent call, please submit a report to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre via: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm
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