Police Look for Copper Thieves in Kingston Ontario – #KPS 060518


Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 129 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on June 4, 2018. Of these, 90 calls occurred in the city central area, 24 in the west end, 5 in the east end, and 5 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 1 domestic call
  • 3 assault calls
  • 1 sexual assault
  • 3 harassment calls
  • 1 fight/disturbance call
  • 7 undesirable calls
  • 1 custody dispute call
  • 3 alarm calls
  • 2 neighbour dispute calls
  • 4 noise complaints
  • 2 Mental Health Act calls
  • 5 medical assist calls
  • 19 assist citizen calls
  • 3 break and enter calls
  • 6 theft calls
  • 1 shoplifting call
  • 1 theft of vehicle call
  • 1 mischief call
  • 3 fraud calls
  • 4 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 parking/vehicle complaint
  • 6 driving complaints
  • 8 suspicious activity calls
  • 2 trespass/prowler calls

There were 6 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 4 men and 2 women, between 15 and 57 years of age, for the following: uttering threats, assault with a weapon, two counts of theft, assault, mischief, use credit card obtained by offence, theft of vehicle, and five counts of breach probation. Two 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.

Officers Evacuate Tenants during Fire at 16 Russell St, Arson Suspected

Release Date: June 5, 2018


On June 1, 2018 at approximately 9:45 p.m. police responded to a fire at 16 Russell Street. On arrival officers observed an elderly man in a second floor window directly above an area of the building engulfed in flames. The man yelled out that he was disabled and one officer lifted the second officer up to the window. The officer climbed through the window of the smoke filled apartment and was able to safely evacuate the man. Additional officers arrived shortly afterwards and assisted in the evacuation of other tenants.

Kingston Fire responded to extinguish the blaze. Victim services and Red Cross later attended to attempt to find temporary accommodations for the displaced tenants.

At this time the fire is deemed to be arson and is currently under investigation. Anyone with information, is asked to please contact Detective Ross at 613-549-4660 ext. 6232 or via email at bross@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)

Police Looking for Copper Thieves

Release Date: June 5, 2018

18-18782 / 18-18763

On at least two occasions in the May 2018 thieves have dismantled and stolen copper piping from a building in the 300 block of King St East.

Please view the attached suspect photos and anyone with information, is asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.

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)


Man Wields Screwdriver as Weapon after 2nd Failed Shoplifting Attempt

Release Date: June 5, 2018

18-20131 / 18-19051

A 57-year-old local man wanted for shoplifting is facing multiple charges after trying again and then threating to stab store security with a screw driver.

On June 4, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the accused entered a downtown grocery store. The accused placed several items of meat in a cart and walked out of the store without paying. The complainant confronted the accused and identified himself as the loss prevention officer. The accused tossed the items and pulled out a screw driver and pair of pliers. The accused threatened to stab the complainant as he swung the screw driver at him. The accused then fled on foot and the complainant chased him, eventually cornering him inside a building under renovation and calling police. The accused was found coming down stairs with a piece of pipe in his hand as officers arrived.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was already wanted for multiple counts of breach probation and a previous failed shoplifting incident where he attempted to steal over $500 worth of merchandise. The accused is now charged with uttering threats, assault with a weapon, two counts of theft, and four counts of breach probation.

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