Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 117 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on April 12, 2018. Of these, 83 calls occurred in the city central area, 23 in the west end, 2 in the east end, and 2 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 9 domestic calls
- 1 assault call
- 1 sexual assault
- 5 harassment calls
- 2 fight/disturbance calls
- 3 undesirable calls
- 1 customer trouble call
- 3 custody dispute calls
- 1 alarm call
- 2 neighbour dispute calls
- 2 Mental Health Act calls
- 3 medical assist calls
- 11 assist citizen calls
- 3 break and enter calls
- 6 theft calls
- 2 shoplifting calls
- 2 mischief calls
- 2 fraud calls
- 6 motor vehicle collisions
- 2 driving complaints
- 1 traffic concern
- 12 suspicious activity calls
- 1 trespass/prowler call
There were 11 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 10 men and 1 woman, between 14 and 51 years of age, for the following: aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, administer noxious chemical, sexual assault, harassment by threatening conduct, assault cause bodily harm, breach recognizance, and breach probation. Five persons were arrested on 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.
Victim Drugged and Sexually Assaulted by Ex-Boyfriend
Release Date: April 13, 2018
A 35-year-old local man has been charged after he invited the victim to his residence and then drugged and sexually assaulted her.
On March 13, 2018 the victim was visiting with her ex-boyfriend, the accused, at his west end residence. The accused gave the victim a glass of wine and at some point she began feeling disoriented and started blacking out and coming to. While in this state the victim was sexually assaulted by the accused. The following morning the victim attended the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Clinic (SADV) at Kingston General Hospital.
On March 23, 2018 a toxicology report confirmed the victim had been drugged with GHB (Gama-Hydroxybutyrate). Kingston Police Sexual Assault Unit began an investigation and formed grounds to arrest the accused.
On April 12, 2018 the accused turned himself in at police headquarters. The accused was arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.
The accused was charged with administer noxious chemical and sexual assault.
Kingston Police want to let victims of sexual assault know that it is their choice to disclose the incident to police. If you have been sexually assaulted or abused and are uncertain what to do, please attend the hospital and see the caring and compassionate staff at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence clinic (SADV). The staff can help you with counselling and coping strategies in addition to providing testing for sexually transmitted diseases and providing access to HIV medication. If you are willing the staff will also complete the sexual assault evidence kit. Evidence can be collected up to twelve days following a sexual assault. Depending on the circumstances it may be possible for DNA evidence to be obtained from clothing after it has been washed. Your confidentiality is guaranteed and police will only be contacted by the hospital if you request it at the time. The SADV clinic will store the contents of the kit for a preliminary period of 6 months which offers a victim time to gather information on the process and decide on how they want to proceed.
The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
Kingston Police (613-549-4660) www.kingstonpolice.ca
Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/services/online/path-of-strength-app/
Kingston Interval House http://kingstonintervalhouse.com/
Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – http://sackingston.com/
Resolve Counselling Services Canada https://resolvecounselling.org/
Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://victimservicesontario.ca/
Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/
Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/violence.php
Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres https://www.sadvtreatmentcentres.ca/
Canadian Centre for Men and Families http://www.menandfamilies.org/
Man Arrested for Harassing Sexual Behaviour at Coffee Shop
Release Date: April 13, 2018
A 46-year-old local man has been arrested after police respond to sexual harassment at a coffee shop.
On April 12, 2018 at approximately 8:15 a.m. the victim entered a coffee shop on King Street. The accused whom she does not know was in the restaurant and approached her. The accused began harassing the victim by making sexual remarks towards her while touching himself inappropriately in public. The accused then headed for the bathroom while making moaning sounds and continuing to touch himself in a sexual nature.
Police were called to the restaurant and located the accused in the washroom. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.
The accused was charged with harassment by threatening conduct and breach probation.
UPDATE: Man Arrested for Administering a Noxious substance to Colleague
UPDATE: April 13, 2018
On January 29, 2018 Kingston Police Detectives arrested and charged a 25-year-old local man for administering a noxious substance to a male colleague and former roommate. Despite police contesting his release, the accused was released by the court on his own recognizance.
On April 5, 2018 police received a completed forensic report with extremely concerning findings. The noxious substances found in the victim’s water, food and the containers were considered highly volatile with varying dangerous side effects and purposes. One substance has no known commercial use in North America, is cancer causing and known to be lethal. Another substance is used as a solvent and found in some commercial products used as a starting fluid for diesel and gasoline engines. In consideration of this new information, grounds for additional charges were formed.
On April 12, 2018 Detectives located the accused at his residence. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters and held for another bail hearing. The accused is now charged with administer noxious chemical, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: January 30, 2018
A 25-year-old local man has been arrested for administering a noxious substance to a male colleague and former roommate.
On January 29, 2018 Kingston Police were called to Queen’s University to meet with Queen’s Security in relation to a suspected poisoning involving two graduate students. After becoming ill, the victim accused a fellow researcher and former roommate of poisoning his food.
The victim reported that food he brought to work over the past few weeks had a bitter taste and was making him ill. Furthermore, every Friday when he drove home to his family the victim reported that his water had a chemical taste and smell.
On January 29, 2018 the accused was captured on video administering a clear substance in the area where the victim’s lunch is kept.
The accused was located at his residence and arrested. He was transported to police headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The accused was charged with administer noxious chemical, and assault with a weapon. The victim has sought medical attention as a result of this incident.
UPDATE: Three More Arrests in Violent Retribution Attack
UPDATE: April 13, 2018
On April 1, 2018 Kingston Police arrested and charged a 32-year-old local man and 31-year-old local man for taking part in a violent retribution attack after losing a consensual fight. Through the on-going investigation detectives identified and formed grounds to arrest three additional men for their role in the attack.
On April 6, 2018 detectives located and arrested a 27-year-old local man at an address on Montreal Street. The accused was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. The accused was charged with assault cause bodily harm.
On April 9, 2018 patrol officers arrested a 29-year-old local man at an address on Montreal Street. The accused was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. The accused was charged with assault cause bodily harm.
On April 12, 2018 members of the Kingston Police Street Crime unit arrested a 32-year-old local man at an address on Conacher Drive. The accused was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. The accused was charged with assault cause bodily harm and breach probation.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: April 3, 2018
A 32-year-old local man and 31-year-old local man have both been arrested for taking part in a violent retribution attack after losing a consensual fight.
On April 1, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. the victim and the 32-year-old accused met outside their apartment building on Divisions Street, to settle a dispute with a fist fight. The 31-year-old accused was present and while the two were fighting he grabbed a weapon from his car and approached the fight. When the victim knocked the 32-year-old unconscious, the 31-year-old attempted to hit the victim with the weapon, but missed. The victim then punched the 31-year-old before returning to his apartment.
A short time later the victim was taken from his apartment by the 32-year-old wielding a weapon. The victim was escorted back to the parking lot where both accused along with several other males proceeded to attack him. The victim was knocked down and then punched and kicked until he fell unconscious. A female who attempted to stop the attack and was struck in the head. Police and Frontenac paramedics responded to the location and the victim was transported to hospital.
The two accused were arrested later in that morning after attending police headquarters. The 32-year-old was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and assault. The 31-year-old charged with assault. Both were held pending a bail hearing.