Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 132 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on July 20, 2017. Of these, 91 calls occurred in the city central area, 21 in the west end, 4 in the east end, and 3 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 5 domestic calls
- 1 assault call
- 1 sexual assault
- 3 harassment calls
- 4 fight/disturbance calls
- 5 undesirable calls
- 1 customer trouble call
- 1 custody dispute call
- 4 alarm calls
- 1 neighbour dispute call
- 2 noise complaints
- 2 missing person calls
- 4 Mental Health Act calls
- 1 medical assist call
- 10 assist citizen calls
- 3 break and enter calls
- 6 theft calls
- 1 shoplifting call
- 1 mischief call
- 3 motor vehicle collisions
- 2 impaired driving calls
- 1 parking/vehicle complaint
- 6 driving complaints
- 1 traffic concern
- 7 suspicious activity calls
There were 9 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 5 men and 4 women, between 17 and 45 years of age, for the following: resist arrest, possession of a controlled drug, cause disturbance, utter threats to cause bodily harm, utter threats to cause death, public intoxication, breach undertaking and breach probation. Five 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.
Repetitive Suspended Driver Caught Once Again
A 30-year-old local man with a lengthy history of driving suspensions was caught once again by an observant officer.
On July 20, 2017 at approximately 12:30 p.m. an officer observed the accused driving on Compton Street. The officer was familiar with the accused and aware his licence was suspended. The accused in fact is currently bound by 3 provincial driving suspensions and has 24 prior Ontario Highway Act driving suspensions.
As the vehicle stopped in front of an address on Compton Street the officer approached and advised the accused he was under arrest as he exited the vehicle. The accused began screaming for the officer to let him go and resisted arrest by pulling away. A group of citizens gathered at the screams and began yelling and encouraging him to not comply.
The officer was required to use physical force to gain compliance and handcuff the accused. During a search the officer located various drugs including suspected heroine, and crystal methamphetamine.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with resist arrest, three counts of possession of a controlled drug, and two counts of breach probation. The accused was additionally charged under the Highway Traffic Act for driving under suspension and driving with an expired validation sticker.
Woman Facing Charges for Threatening Text Messages
A 28-year-old Napanee woman has been charged after threating the victim via text messages she sent to another woman.
On July 7, 2017 police received information regarding threatening text messages. The text messages were not sent directly to the victim, but rather another woman. In the messages the accused threatened to assault the victim and kill members of her family.
The accused whereabouts were unknown and a warrant was requested.
On July 20, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m. the accused turned herself in at police headquarters. The accused was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with utter threats to cause bodily harm and utter threats to cause death.
Police Seeking Assistance in Theft of Kitten
On June 26, 2017 a special needs kitten, “Flipper” was stolen from the Kingston Humane Society. The Humane Society is concerned with locating the kitten and having it returned to ensure proper care.
The female in the attached photos may have information in regards to the theft of the kitten. She left the Humane Society in a grey coloured newer Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra type vehicle, shortly after the theft.
Anyone with information, please contact Constable Jennifer McNamara at 613-549-4660 ext. 3311 or via email at email@example.com.
You can also provide tips anonymously via:
By calling our general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to be anonymous
By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
A recent media release regarding a driver arrested after running a yellow-amber light has revealed a lot of confusion surrounding yellow-amber lights. Therefore we felt it would be beneficial to speak to the rules that all drivers should be aware of when confronted by a yellow-amber light.
Flashing yellow-amber light
A flashing yellow light means you should drive with caution when approaching and moving through the intersection.
Solid yellow-amber light
A solid yellow — or amber — light means stop as the red light is about to appear. You must stop if you can do so safely; otherwise, go with caution.
It is important to note the phrase “You must stop if you can do so safely”. The determination of if it is safe to stop depends on several factors including:
Your distance from the light when it changes
Your speed and if you are speeding
Traffic behind your vehicle
These factors are taken under consideration when/if an officer stops and charges a driver for running a yellow-amber light.
An Amber light offence falls under section 144(15) Amber light – fail to stop. It carries a $180 fine and 3 demerit points. A Red light offence falls under section 144(18) Red light – fail to stop. It carries a fine of $325 and 3 demerit points. You will not be arrested for running an amber light, in the incident we previously released the driver was arrested for using a validation on his licence plate that was not authorized for the vehicle.
Additional information on yellow-amber lights:
If you are already in the intersection (passed the crosswalk or stop line or edge of opposing roadway) and the light turns amber you should clear the intersection.
If you are making a left turn, enter on the green (one car at a time) and wait until it is safe to turn. If the light turns amber while you are waiting, complete your turn as soon as oncoming traffic stops.
Finally, here are a few tips to ensure you react safely and properly when confronted by yellow-amber lights.
Check your rear view mirror and the traffic light frequently as you approach an intersection.
If you are not checking the traffic light frequently you may not notice when it changes to yellow-amber. When you finally look up and notice the traffic light has changed to yellow-amber, you may no longer have time to stop. You may then end up running through a yellow-amber light you could have stopped for, or worse a red light.
If you are not checking your rear view mirror frequently you have no idea of how close or how fast a vehicle is behind you. A vehicle racing up behind may affect your ability to stop safely should the light turn amber and you may have to proceed.