Calls for Service
Kingston Police had 96 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on December 3, 2018. Of these, 77 calls occurred in the city central area, 13 in the west end, 2 in the east end, and 3 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:
- 2 domestic calls
- 1 sexual assault
- 4 harassment calls
- 4 fight/disturbance calls
- 4 undesirable calls
- 1 customer trouble call
- 3 alarm calls
- 2 noise complaints
- 1 missing person call
- 5 Mental Health Act calls
- 3 medical assist calls
- 9 assist citizen calls
- 5 break and enter calls
- 6 theft calls
- 1 shoplifting calls
- 1 theft of vehicle call
- 2 mischief calls
- 4 motor vehicle collisions
- 3 driving complaints
- 6 suspicious activity calls
- 1 drug call
There were 6 men arrested within the last 24 hours, between 20 and 57 years of age, for the following: assault, utter threats to cause death, harassment by repeated communication, harassment by threatening conduct, two counts of utter threats to cause bodily harm, theft, use stolen credit card, and one for public intoxication.
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.
Pedestrian Struck after Driver Signals Her to Proceed
Release Date: December 4, 2018
On December 3, 2018 at approximately 8:45 a.m. police responded to a serious collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at Norman Rogers Drive and Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian, a 31-year-old female, was rushed to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing on the northwest turning lane island from Sir John A MacDonald to Norman Rogers Drive. The pedestrian was attempting to walk eastbound across Sir John A MacDonald. There is no marked crosswalk for crossing Sir John A MacDonald at this location. The driver of a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Sir John A MacDonald stopped traffic in the curb lane and waved the pedestrian to cross. A motor vehicle traveling southbound in the center lane with right-of-way struck the pedestrian as she walked past the stopped lane of traffic and into the live lane of traffic.
The investigation is on-going and it is undetermined at this time if charges will be laid.
Police would like to caution both drivers and pedestrians regarding motioning someone to go and proceeding with or without right-of-way. For you own safety, always be sure it is clear to proceed by checking all drivers and pedestrians that may be in or come across your path.
Domestic Assault and On-Going Harassment after Separation Ends in Arrest
Release Date: December 4, 2018
On September 6, 2018 during a domestic argument the accused got on top of the victim and began choking her. The assault was not reported to police at that time. In late October after the relationship ended, the accused became angry when the victim refused to come visit him. The accused began harassing the victim by sending over 200 Facebook and text messages over a 24 hour period, some of which included threats. The accused also created fake Facebook profile accounts in an attempt to communicate and harass the victim’s family and friends.
On November 5, 2018 the incidents were reported to police and a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused.
On December 3, 2018 the accused turned himself in at police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
A 36-year-old local man was charged with assault, utter threats to cause death, harassment by repeated communication, harassment by threatening conduct, and utter threats to cause bodily harm.
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. 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-resources/victim-services/#path_of_strength
Kingston Interval House http://kingstonintervalhouse.com/
Kingston Sexual Assault Centre – http://sackingston.com/
Resolve Counselling Services Canada https://resolvecounselling.org/
KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) http://kfacc.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/
Holiday Crime Prevention
Release Date: December 4, 2018
During the Holiday Season, property thefts from homes, vehicles, workplaces, recreational facility lockers, and other public areas, rise dramatically. As part of our crime prevention initiatives Kingston Police would like to help make our community aware of these types of thefts and how to best avoid becoming a victim.
Be sure to lock your vehicle whether you are parking in your driveway, on the street, at the mall, or even at your workplace. Thieves will be checking parked cars and they will most likely enter or break into vehicles when they see valuables or gifts in plain sight. #LockItOrLoseIt https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/news-community/news-releases/crime-prevention-campaign-lock-it-or-lose-it/.
Decline front step parcel drop off. Thieves are well aware that during the holiday season many people are receiving valuable gifts through delivery services and they are constantly wandering and biking through our neighbourhoods looking for recently delivered goods.
Avoid leaving vehicle keys, valuables, cash, credit cards, and even your identification in lockers at recreational facilities. Thieves are frequently entering these locations and breaking into lockers, even cutting off locks to gain access.
Don’t forget to lock your home doors and windows whenever possible, and don’t leave expensive gifts wrapped or un-wrapped in plain view from windows in your home. Thieves often peak in home windows to see if anything of value makes it worth the risk of committing a break and enter.
Thieves are aware many of us leave during the Holidays. Whether you ’re a student going home or a local resident traveling somewhere, you should take a few steps to decrease the chance your residence may be broken into:
Make sure your home/apartment is locked up.
Have a trusted neighbor/friend check on the residence, shovel your driveway, walkway, porch, etc.
Contact the post office to put your mail on hold or have someone collect it while you are gone.
Do not post on social media that you will be away or post your holiday photos while you are away.
For more tips on Home, Auto and Business Security see our website: https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/safety-crime-prevention/home-business-auto/
This year’s @OACPOfficial Crime Prevention theme is “Help us Help You”, and by taking the following measures you can help Kingston Police to identify and return your property if it is stolen:
Record make, model and serial numbers of bicycles and electronic gifts as you purchase and/or receive them.
Take a photo of particularly valuable and/or unique items.
Register your bicycle on the Kingston Police Bike Watch program https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/news-community/community-programs/bike-watch/