Attempted Mail Theft Caught on Video in Kingston 083117

Attempted Mail Theft Caught on Video in Kingston 083117

 

Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 120 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on August 30, 2017. Of these, 71 calls occurred in the city central area, 26 in the west end, 9 in the east end, and 1 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 5 domestic calls
  • 3 assault calls
  • 2 sexual assaults
  • 4 harassment calls
  • 1 fight/disturbance call
  • 6 undesirable calls
  • 4 alarm calls
  • 5 noise complaints
  • 2 trouble with kids calls
  • 2 missing person calls
  • 3 Mental Health Act calls
  • 4 medical assist calls
  • 8 assist citizen calls
  • 2 break and enter calls
  • 5 theft calls
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 3 mischief calls
  • 1 fraud call
  • 4 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 impaired driving call
  • 2 driving complaints
  • 3 traffic concerns
  • 6 suspicious activity calls

There were 4 women arrested within the last 24 hours, between 16 and 47 years of age, for the following: attempt to steal mail, possession of stolen property, use stolen credit card, four counts of fraud, breach recognizance, and breach probation.

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.

Woman Charged after Police View Video of Her Going through Mail

Release Date: August 31, 2017

17-27575

A 26-year-old local woman was identified by police after the complainant filmed the accused going through her mail.

On August 27, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m. the accused attended a residence on University Avenue. The accused was caught in the act of rummaging through the mail and the complainant filmed the accused while asking her to leave. The accused became belligerent but did leave the property. The complaint reported the incident to police and provided the video.

The accused was identified through the video and on August 30, 2017 she located and arrested. She was charged with attempt to steal mail and held to attend a bail hearing.

The accused may have stolen mail from other residences in the area. If you reside in the Queens University Avenue area and have discovered your mail was stolen in and around August 27, 2017, please contact Detective Braun via email a jbraun@kingstonpolice.ca.

To report theft of mail from other areas please call 613-549-4660 extension 0, or submit a report online through our website at https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/services/online/crime-report/.

Please note that we do not take reports directly through our Social Media accounts. These accounts are NOT monitored 24/7. Information submitted to these accounts may not discovered in a timely manner to be acted upon.

Youth Arrested after Police Identify her through Store Surveillance

Release Date: August 31, 2017

17-18683

A 16-year-old local youth who made multiple purchases with a stolen credit card was identified by officers after they reviewed store surveillance.

On June 19, 2017 the complainant forgot her bag with her wallet in it while she was in the downtown area shopping. When she returned the bag was still there, but her wallet was gone. The complainant contacted her credit card company and learned the card had been used within the time span of one hour to make multiple purchases until it was declined.

Officers reviewed the video surveillance and the accused was identified.

On August 30, 2017 the accused turned herself in at Kingston Police headquarters.

The accused was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with possession of stolen property, use stolen credit card, and four counts of fraud.

School Bus Safety

Release Date: August 31, 2017

As the school year starts up again, Kingston Police wish to remind drivers approaching a school bus to be alert and prepared to stop. Children may be crossing the roadway to get on or off the bus and it is every driver’s responsibility to ensure they can do so safely. If the upper red lights are flashing drivers in both directions must stop. If there is a median dividing the roadway, drivers on the opposite side are not required to stop.

Drivers who pass a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing can be charged and face fines from $400 to $2000 and six demerit points. Subsequent offences can result in fines from $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and up to six months in jail. It’s important to note that vehicle owners can be charged if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus, even if they weren’t driving.

See the MTO website for more information and helpful tips and advice: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/school-bus-safety.shtml

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