Kingston Police Bulletin – December 16th, 2016

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Kingston Police Bulletin – December 16th, 2016.

Man Escapes Briefly from Arresting Officer, Recaptured

A wanted Kingston man briefly escaped custody on Thursday morning, but was recaptured after a short foot chase and struggle.

Cst. Guy Forbes was patrolling the area of Princess and Barrie Streets at 10:40am on Thursday, December 15th, 2016, when he saw a male person on a bicycle, whom he recognized as being wanted on a bench warrant.

The officer stopped the accused, and placed him under arrest, advising him of the warrant to arrest. As the officer began to take physical custody of the accused, he broke away from Cst. Forbes and fled southbound toward the University district. The officer gave chase for several blocks before losing sight of the accused on Johnson Street, and the K-9 unit was requested.

Before K-9 arrived, however, Cst. Forbes and other officer found the subject hiding in a small shed in the backyard of a William Street residence. The accused was combative with officers, and after a short struggle, was taken into custody.

A 30 year old male resident of Kingston is charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Probation
  • Escape Lawful Custody
  • Obstruct/Resist Peace Officer

The accused will appear for a bail hearing Friday afternoon in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Investigation of Dangerous Driving Reveals Domestic Offences

A male suspect is in custody for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief to property after a suspicious vehicle fled from an officer Thursday night.

Shortly before 9:00pm Thursday night, an officer parked at Division and Stephen streets, noticed a suspicious male exit a vehicle at the Mac’s Milk store at that location. The male exited the store, and drove away. The officer learned from a query of the plate, that the vehicle was registered to a female who was the victim of domestic violence. Before police could conduct a traffic stop to investigate the driver, the vehicle sped away, and the officer lost sight of it.

A short time later, the officer located the vehicle again a short distance away. Again, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed, ignoring stop signs and traffic lights. In the greater interest of public safety, the officer opted not to pursue the vehicle, but rather to investigate the identity of the driver by other means.

Investigation revealed that the driver was in fact the owner’s former partner, who was on probation with a condition not to contact her. The investigation also showed that the suspect had done damage at the victim’s home earlier in the day.

An arrest warrant was requested for the 28 year old suspect.

On Friday, December 16, 2016, police received an “abandoned” 911 call from the victim’s residence, indicating that the phone was hung up before anyone spoke to call takers. Officers responded immediately, and ultimately located the suspect inside the residence. He was arrested and will be held in custody pending video remand on Saturday morning.

The 28 year old accused is charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Probation (multiple counts)
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Mischief to Property (Domestic)

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.