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Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 130 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on October 17, 2017. Of these, 87 calls occurred in the city central area, 28 in the west end, 3 in the east end, and 2 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 3 domestic calls
  • 3 assault calls
  • 6 harassment calls
  • 5 fight/disturbance calls
  • 5 undesirable calls
  • 1 customer trouble call
  • 4 alarm calls
  • 1 noise complaint
  • 1 missing person call
  • 1 medical assist call
  • 15 assist citizen call
  • 1 break and enter call
  • 9 theft calls
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 4 mischief calls
  • 2 fraud calls
  • 6 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 impaired driving call
  • 2 parking/vehicle complaints
  • 7 driving complaints
  • 7 suspicious activity calls
  • 2 trespass/prowler calls

There were 8 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 5 men and 3 women, between 16 and 75 years of age, for the following: obstruct police, possession of ammunition while prohibited, possession of a controlled substance, impaired driving, operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol, sexual assault and forcible confinement, assault, resist arrest, fraud exceeding $5000, breach recognizance, breach undertaking, 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.

Curfew Check Ends in 3 Arrests

Release Date: October 18, 2017

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A 23-year-old local man, a 26-year-old man of no fixed address and a 22-year-old local woman were all arrested when officers attended an address for a curfew check.

On October 17, 2017 at approximately 10:45 p.m. officers attended an address on Weller Avenue to conduct a curfew check on a 23-year-old local man. The man was in his residence, but was arrested when officers learned he was wanted by Gananoque police.

Up arrival officers witnessed a woman run and hide in a bedroom. Both the man and woman were questioned and both provided false information as to her identity. Once officers confirmed her identity it was determined the both were breaching release conditions by associating with each other. The 22-year-old local woman was arrested.

A 26-year-old man also in the residence was recognized by the officers and was known to be on probation and in breach of multiple probation conditions. The 26-year-old was arrested and during a search he was found to be in possession of a round of ammunition, a bag of suspected crystal methamphetamine, and a small quantity of other suspected controlled substances.

All three accused were transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearings the following day.

The 23-year-old man was charged with obstruct police, breach recognizance, and two counts of breach probation. The 22-year-old woman was charged with obstruct police, and three counts of breach undertaking. The 26-year-old man was charged with possession of ammunition while prohibited, possession of a controlled substance, and six counts of breach probation.

Hit and Run Driver Arrested for Impaired Driving

Release Date: October 18, 2017


A 29-year-old local woman was arrested for impaired driving after hitting a parked vehicle and leaving the scene.

On October 17, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m. the accused struck a parked vehicle at the corner of Nelson Street and York Street. The owner of the vehicle witnessed the collision and yelled at the accused to stop as she continued down York Street. The owner ran after the vehicle and observed it pull into a parking lot on Frontenac Street.

Officers responded to the parking lot and located the accused standing beside her vehicle. The accused denied being in an accident despite significant damage to her vehicle.

The accused was arrested for impaired driving and transported to police headquarters where she provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have approximately 3 ½ times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

The accused was charged with impaired driving, operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol and fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a future court date. Her driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Granddaughter

Release Date: October 18, 2017


A 75-year-old local man had been charged after police learned he sexually assaulted his adult granddaughter.

On October 7, 2017 Kingston police received information regarding a sexual assault that occurred in late August 2017. An investigation revealed that the incident occurred while the victim was residing with her grandparents. Twice on the same date the accused sexually assaulted the victim and at one point attempted to stop her from leaving a room.

On October 17, 2017 the accused turned himself in at police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with two counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement.

Quebec Man Charged after Emergency/Granny Scam Investigation

Release Date: October 18, 2017


A 46-year-old man from Verdun Quebec has been arrested after defrauding a local woman of just over $10,000.

On January 26, 2017 the complainant who is in her 70’s, received a call from a young woman who sounded like her daughter. The woman was crying and claimed to have been arrested by Quebec police for an impaired driving offence with injuries. The woman asked the complainant not to tell her “husband” out of embarrassment.

After the initial call the complainant received additional calls by persons claiming to be woman’s lawyer. The caller asked for money to cover fines, transfer fees, and bail. The complainant was directed to transfer money via Western Union and also through a bank.

In total the complainant transferred just over $10,000 before she called her son-in-law to tell him what was happening. When she discovered her daughter was there, the complainant realized it was a scam and contacted Kingston police.

On January 31, 2017 a Detective in the Kingston police fraud unit began investigating the “Emergency/Granny Scam”. The accused was identified and a warrant issued for his arrest.

The accused was arrested in Montreal and on October 13, 2017 he was transported to Kingston police headquarters. The accused was charged with fraud exceeding $5000.

Detective Shawn Bough of the Kingston Police Fraud unit asks people to be cautious when contacted by unknown persons asking for money. This particular scam usually has a sense of urgency and may make you think you have to act immediately. The fraudsters are very sophisticated and may have personal information about you to make it seem very believable. Once you have sent some money they often claim there is another problem that requires more money to resolve.

Please take the time to verify all the information through your own sources before automatically sending money. If you have any suspicion or concerns about what you have been told then then take down their contact information and talk to someone you trust or call the police.

Youth Assaults Multiple Students at School

Release Date: October 18, 2017


A 16-year-old Odessa youth was arrested after assaulting multiple students while in attendance at a local secondary school.

On October 17, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the accused entered the library and began swearing which caused another student to look in his direction. This made the accused angry and he punched the student twice in the head. Another student attempted to intervene and the accused punched him in the mouth.

Moments after the assault in the library the accused was in the hallway where he attacked another student and had to be pulled off him. The accused then spit in the face of a staff member as he was escorted outside.

When the first responding officer arrived the accused swore at him and resisted arrest. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with four counts of assault, and resist arrest.

Police Asking for Assistance to Identify Assault Suspect

Release Date: October 18, 2017


On October 7, 2017 at approximately 11:00 pm a group of friends, including the two female victims, were on Princess Street west of Division Street. An altercation ensued, initiated by the unknown male suspect, during which time the two females were assaulted. Other citizens came to the aid of the female victims and they were able to run into the nearby Shoppers Drug Mart where staff assisted them and contacted the police. The suspect followed them inside and continued to yell and be aggressive before leaving a short time later. He left the area prior to arrival by police.

The suspect is described as being of Middle Eastern descent, olive coloured skin, dark hair with some dark facial hair, average height and build, 20-25 years of age. At the time of the offence he was wearing beige shorts, a green shirt, and light coloured shoes.

Please view the attached photos and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Blair Watt at 613-549-4660 ext. 6320 or via email at bwatt@kingstonpolice.ca.

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)

Off-Duty Officers Stops Truck with Dangerous Load

Release Date: October 18, 2017


A 45-year-old local man was charged after large rocks fell from the dump truck he was driving on Highway 401.

On October 16, 2017 at approximately 5:15 p.m. an off-duty Kingston police officer was traveling westbound on Highway 401 near Sir John A McDonald Boulevard. The officer observed a dump truck traveling the same direction, dropping large stones from its load onto the highway. The officer was able to avoid the debris and catch up to the dump truck as if pulled off at Gardiners Road. The officer identify himself and directed the driver to pull over.

The rear gate was found to be insecure which was properly closed. The driver was directed to attend the station for a vehicle inspection. As a result of the inspection the dump truck was pulled off the road until a major defect was repaired.

The driver was charged with insecure load under the Highway Traffic Act.

Zero Tolerance for Failing to Stop for School Buses

Release Date: October 18, 2017

Kingston Police continue to receive multiple complaints of drivers disobeying school bus lights and stop arms. Drivers approaching a school bus must 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.

Police want to warn drivers that there will be zero tolerance for failing to stop for school buses. Drivers who pass a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing will 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

57 Commercial Motor Vehicles Taken Out of Service for Safety Concerns

Release Date: October 18, 2017

Over past few weeks officers from the Kingston Police Traffic Unit have participated in numerous CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) inspections. The CMV inspections are conducted in partnership with officers from Ontario Provincial Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Finance.

The following are some of the statistics from these joint inspections.

August 29/ 2017                Madoc area

  • 31 inspections conducted on large commercial trucks
  • 9 were taken out of service for major defects (29% out of service rating)
  • 24 charges were laid
  • 2 inspections were conducted on vehicles under 4500 kg
  • Both vehicles were taken out of service for major defects and 2 charges were laid

September 8/ 2017         Kingston

  • 18 inspections conducted on large commercial trucks
  • 15 vehicles were taken out of service for major defects (an 83% out of service rating)
  • 18 charges were laid and 2 sets of plates were seized

September 9/ 2017         Belleville

  • 30 inspections were conducted on large commercial trucks
  • 11 vehicles were taken out of service for major defects (a 37% out of service rating)
  • 14 charges were laid

September 19/2017        Quinte West

  • 36 inspections were conducted on large commercial trucks
  • 16 vehicles were taken out of service for major defects (a 44% out of service rating)
  • 22 charges were laid
  • 4 vehicles were inspected that were under 4500kg
  • All 4 vehicles were taken out of service for major defects and 3 charges were laid

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