Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 151 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on April 4, 2018. Of these, 101 calls occurred in the city central area, 29 in the west end, 10 in the east end, and 7 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 2 domestic calls
- 3 assault calls
- 1 sexual assault
- 3 harassment calls
- 1 fight/disturbance call
- 3 undesirable calls
- 1 customer trouble call
- 5 alarm calls
- 2 neighbour dispute calls
- 6 noise complaints
- 1 missing person call
- 2 Mental Health Act calls
- 2 medical assist calls
- 7 assist citizen calls
- 4 break and enter calls
- 6 theft calls
- 1 shoplifting call
- 1 theft of vehicle call
- 4 mischief calls
- 3 fraud calls
- 5 motor vehicle collisions
- 1 parking/vehicle complaint
- 4 driving complaints
- 17 traffic concerns
- 7 suspicious activity calls
- 1 trespass/prowler call
There were 7 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 6 men and 1 woman, between 18 and 53 years of age, for the following: impaired driving, operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol, possession of property obtained by crime, carry concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, dangerous driving, fail to stop for police, mischief, fail to appear, breach recognizance, and breach probation. Four persons were arrested on warrant.
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 Impaired after Taking a Cab then Returning for Vehicle
Release Date: April 5, 2018
A 53-year-old London man has been charged with impaired driving after taking a cab, but then returning for his vehicle and driving on the wrong side of the road.
On April 5, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m. after disturbing other guests in the hotel bar, yelling in the hallways and being kicked out is room, the accused left the hotel in a cab. At approximately 3:00 a.m. the accused returned to the hotel parking lot and drove away in his vehicle. Hotel staff contacted police and the accused was stopped after an officer caught him driving on the wrong side of the concrete barrier on Centennial Drive.
The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have approximately 2 ¼ times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The accused was charged with impaired driving and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol.
The accused was later released with a future court date. His 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 Facing 16 Charges after Officer Notices Wrong Plates on Vehicle
Release Date: April 5, 2018
A 39-year-old local man is facing 16 charges after he was found to be driving suspended with his child not safely restrained, while transporting multiple types of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
On April 4, 2018 at approximately 4:45 p.m. the accused was driving westbound on MacCauley Street. A patrol officer attempted a traffic stop when he noticed the licence plates were not registered to the vehicle. The driver failed to stop for police, turning down Daley Street before pulling into a parking lot, driving to the back, jumping a curb and becoming stuck in the mud. The male driver was arrested and a female was found in the passenger holding a child under two years of age in her lap.
During a search of the accused, the officer found multiple bags of drugs including heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and cocaine, as well as various drug paraphernalia, a large quantity of Canadian currency, a canister of mace, and government issued identification from several different persons.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, carry concealed weapon, two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, dangerous driving, and fail to stop for police. The accused was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with plates not authorized, fail to ensure child properly secured, entertainment screen visible to driver, and three counts of drive under suspension. The accused also charged under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act with drive no insurance.
High Speeds End in a Rollover, Vehicle Seizures and Driving Suspensions
Release Date: April 5, 2018
Three drivers are facing serious charges after speeding leads to a rollover, vehicle impoundments and driving suspensions.
On March 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Jackson Mills road near Burbrook road. A lone male driver was trapped in an over turned vehicle which was pinned against a guard rail and a tree on the east side of the roadway. Kingston Fire Department and Frontenac Paramedics were able to extricate the driver and he was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation by Kingston Police Traffic Unit revealed the motor vehicle was travelling northbound on Jackson Mills Rd and lost control on a curve due to high speed. The vehicle left the roadway, struck the east guard rail and flipped onto its roof. A 47-year-old Kingston area man was issued a Part 1 Summons for Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
On April 1, 2018 at 2:25 a.m. a Kingston Police Traffic Officer was behind a vehicle travelling southbound on Bayridge Drive. The vehicle accelerated and the officer clocked the vehicle on mobile radar at 111 km/h in the 50 km/h zone. A 24-year-old Kingston man was issued a Part 3 Summons to attend court for Stunt Driving, Speeding, and other Highway traffic Act Offences.
On April 4, 2018 at 12:38 p.m. a Kingston Police Traffic Officer observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Taylor Kidd Boulevard. The officer clocked the vehicle on radar at 117 km/h in the posted 60 km/h zone. A 33-year-old Verona man was issued a Part 3 Summons to attend court for Stunt Driving and Speeding.
The penalties for stunt driving include a 7 day Driver’s licence suspension and 7 day impoundment as well as a summons to court.