Kingston Police Seek JASON DOUGLAS SERSON Attempted Murder 081617

Man Wanted for Attempt Murder

Release Date: August 16, 2017


On August 16, 2017 at approximately 3:45 a.m. a stabbing occurred in a residence in the 600 block of Division Street. The accused had attended the apartment and asked the victim to cook him a meal.

While the victim was occupied with cooking the accused pulled out a knife from his waist area and suddenly began stabbing the victim. A witness grabbed a frying pan to intervene. The accused fled on foot and his current whereabouts are unknown.

The victim suffered approximately 9 stab wound in the chest and back area. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he is in critical, but stable condition.

38 year-old Jason Douglas Serson of Kingston is wanted for attempted murder. Serson is a Caucasian male, 5’10”, 165lbs, with dark hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white tee-shirt.

Anyone who observes this male is asked to call 911. Do not approach as he may still be carrying a knife and is considered dangerous. Anyone who may have any information about this incident or his possible whereabouts is asked to please contact Detective Blair Watt at 613-549-4660 ext. 6320or via email at

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)


Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 137 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on August 15, 2017. Of these, 87 calls occurred in the city central area, 34 in the west end, 3 in the east end, and 2 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 6 domestic calls
  • 2 harassment calls
  • 1 fight/disturbance call
  • 4 undesirable calls
  • 1 drunk call
  • 3 alarm calls
  • 1 neighbour dispute call
  • 1 trouble with kids call
  • 1 missing person call
  • 3 Mental Health Act calls
  • 2 medical assist calls
  • 14 assist citizen calls
  • 4 break and enter calls
  • 11 theft calls
  • 2 shoplifting calls
  • 4 mischief calls
  • 5 fraud calls
  • 8 motor vehicle collisions
  • 2 impaired driving calls
  • 2 parking/vehicle complaints
  • 1 driving complaint
  • 1 traffic concern
  • 9 suspicious activity calls
  • 1 trespass/prowler call

There were 6 men arrested within the last 24 hours, between 29 and 58 years of age, for the following: public intoxication, possession of stolen property, fail to stop for police, dangerous driving, drive disqualified, robbery, and have face masked. 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.

Man Arrested after Bank Robbery

Release Date: August 16, 2017


A 53-year-old local man was located and arrested within 40 minutes of robbing the Bank of Montreal at 704 on Front Road.

On August 15, 2017 at approximately 2:15 p.m. the accused entered the bank. The accused handed the teller a note demanding cash and advising he had a weapon and would use it. The accused placed the small quantity of money in a grocery bag and left in a vehicle.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. a patrol officer located the vehicle in a parking lot on Coverdale Drive. The accused was located shortly afterwards walking on sidewalk on Coverdale Drive and arrested without incident. No weapon was seen during the robbery or found on the accused.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with robbery and have face masked.

Wanted Man Caught after Pursuit and then Foot Chase

Release Date: August 15, 2017


A 58-year-old wanted man was caught after he tried to flee from police in a stolen vehicle and then on foot.

On August 15, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m. the accused was driving eastbound on Princess Street just west of Albert Street. A patrol officer queried the plate and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen. The officer activated her emergency lights at which time the driver turned suddenly and sped off, northbound on Albert Street. The officer pursued with emergency lights and sirens activated as the driver made multiple lefts turns, running several stop signs before returning to Princess Street.

The driver headed westbound on Princess Street where he drove up on the sidewalk. The vehicle struck cement flower boxes, a light standard and the cement base of a display sign before coming to a stop near Princess and Tower Street. The driver then jumped out and fled north on Tower Street. The officer pursued and quickly caught up to him at which point he complied with her commands and went to the ground.

The driver was arrested and once identified he was found a Canada wide prohibited driver and wanted on a Canada wide warrant.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with possession of stolen property, fail to stop for police, dangerous driving, and drive disqualified.


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