Submitted: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 109 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2018. Of these, 69 calls occurred in the city central area, 16 in the west end, 7 in the east end, and 4 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 2 domestic calls
- 4 assault calls
- 5 harassment calls
- 4 fight/disturbance calls
- 2 undesirable calls
- 2 customer trouble calls
- 5 alarm calls
- 1 neighbour dispute call
- 2 noise complaints
- 4 missing person calls
- 4 Mental Health Act calls
- 1 medical assist call
- 6 assist citizen calls
- 4 break and enter calls
- 5 theft calls
- 2 shoplifting calls
- 4 motor vehicle collisions
- 6 driving complaints
- 2 traffic concerns
- 9 suspicious activity calls
- 1 trespass/prowler calls
- 1 drug call
There were 3 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 2 men and 1 women, between 28 and 61 years of age, for the following: voyeurism, uttering threats to cause death, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, harassment by threatening conduct, mischief, 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.
Man Charged with Voyeurism
Release Date: March 1, 2018
A 61-year-old local man has been charged after police learn of a previously unreported incident.
In November 2017 a male was seen standing outside an apartment window on Leroy Grant Drive at dusk. The male was watching a female inside the apartment. When the male became aware a witness had seen him, he left and was not identified. The incident was not reported to police at that time.
On February 13, 2018 police were called to investigate a male acting in a suspicious manner on Leroy Grant Drive. The incident was deemed non-criminal, however when officers identified the male, witnesses reported the November 2017 and identified him.
On February 28, 2018 the accused was located and arrested. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was later released with a future court date.
The accused was charged with voyeurism.
Man Charged with Harassment and Threats after Refusing to Leave Ex Alone
Release Date: March 1, 2018
A 31-year-old local man is facing charges after police learned he had been harassing his ex for approximately 6 months.
On February 19, 2018 at approximately 1:45 a.m. the victim received a call from her ex who was in the lobby of her apartment building. The couple had separated in September 2018, but since then the accused has refused to leave the victim alone, contacting her repeatedly and showing up at her residence uninvited. When the victim went to the lobby and met her ex, he pulled a knife and made threatening remarks. The victim retreated to her apartment and later learned the accused had made his way into the building and was seen wandering the halls up to 4:30 a.m.
Fearful of the accused increasing disturbing behaviour the victim contacted police. An investigation revealed another incident where the accused pulled a knife on the victim and made threatening remarks in January 2018.
The accused whereabouts were unknown and a warrant was requested.
On March 1, 2018 at approximately 3:45 a.m. an officer on patrol located the accused on Princess Street at Bagot Street. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with uttering threats to cause death, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and harassment by threatening conduct.
Kingston Police want to let victims of domestic violence know that no one has the right to abuse you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Kingston Police or any of these other valuable support services and resources for victims of sexual or domestic violence in the Kingston area:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660) www.kingstonpolice.ca
- Kingston Interval House http://buff.ly/2lZx0uv
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – Support Services and Programs http://buff.ly/2lZuHaM
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada http://buff.ly/2mL1FtU
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) http://buff.ly/2lZm3sM. For men http://kfacc.org/do-you-need-help/for-men/
- 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
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families http://www.menandfamilies.org/
March is Fraud Prevention Month
Throughout the year Kingston Police receive numerous complaints regarding suspicious door to door sales persons, phone calls and emails offering various products and services. For Fraud Prevention Month Kingston Police is partnering with Utilities Kingston to help combat these types of frauds through education and information.
Citizens should be aware that as of March 1st many of these products and services can no longer be offered or sold at your home unless you initiate the transaction. Read about these new rules and learn which products and services are covered at Ontario.ca
https://www.ontario.ca/page/door-door-sales-and-home-service-contracts#Rules. If someone comes to your door to sell these products and services on or after March 1, don’t be afraid to shut the door and call Consumer Protection Ontario at 1-800-889-9768.
Here are some useful tips to help Kingston residents and businesses learn how to recognize, reject and report fraud:
- Be extra cautious about any unsolicited calls, emails or mailings.
- A door-to-door salesperson may suggest they are working with your utility company. Know that Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro do not go door-to-door for sales purposes.
- You may receive phone calls from scammers claiming to be from your utility company and threatening to disconnect your utility service if you do not immediately provide payment. Utilities Kingston does not place outbound calls to collect payments.
- Certain products and services may no longer be offered or sold at the door as of March 1, 2018. Learn about new rules from Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/door-door-sales-and-home-service-contracts#Rules
- Don’t be afraid to hang up the phone, delete the email or close your Internet connection.
- Don’t purchase a product or service without carefully checking out the product, service and company.
- Don’t disclose personal information about your finances, bank accounts, credit cards, utility bill, social insurance and driver’s license numbers to any business that can’t prove it is legitimate.
- At the door, always make sure you get a business card and look at the salesperson’s ID badge first. Ask to see their City-issued license to sell door-to-door in the City of Kingston.
- Remember, you have the right to ask sales people to leave your property.
- Report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. This agency collects information on fraud and works closely with police to solve these crimes.
- If you receive a suspicious phone call or visit at your door from someone claiming to represent Utilities Kingston, hang up and call Utilities Kingston at 613-546-0000. They have customer service representative available Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM by calling.
- If people refuse to leave your property or you become a victim of fraud through monetary loss, call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.
Get involved with the conversation online by tweeting to:
@kingstonpolice and @utilitieskngstn using the hashtag #FPM2018.
Fraud Prevention Month is spearheaded by the Competition Bureau.