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Police seek to identify downtown Kingston robbery suspect

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance to identify the male suspect, wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a downtown Kingston convenience store. According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The male suspect entered

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Insecure load leads Kingston Police officers to stolen truck

A local man is facing charges after issues with the connection between a truck and trailer he was driving drew attention of police – who then discovered the truck in question was stolen.

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Kingston Police: Family concerned for well-being of missing man

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing man. Wayne Bierkos, 57, of Kingston was last seen on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 leaving the area of Wilson Street on foot. One of Bierkos’ family members reached out to police, as there

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OPP Communications Centre in Smiths Falls slated for closure

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communications Centre in Smiths Falls will be closing in 2022. The Communications Centre, located at 91 Cordelia Street in Smiths Falls, employs just over 100 OPP members, and is targeted for closure in early 2022, according to Bill Dickson, Acting Manager of Communications for the

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Kingston Police seek to identify suspects in theft from west-end pharmacy

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in identifying the male and female suspects pictured, who were allegedly involved in a nearly $3,000 theft from a west-end pharmacy. According to police, the theft took place at the Shoppers Drug Mart location at the Cataraqui

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Kingston woman found asleep at the wheel charged with impaired driving

A local woman reported to police for erratic driving is now facing impaired driving changes after she was located by Frontenac Paramedics passed out behind the wheel in Kingston’s west end. According to Kingston Police, a concerned citizen provided information to police after seeing a Ford Focus swerving “all over

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Kingston Police seek to identify grocery store ‘distraction theft’ suspects

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are requesting public assistance to identify the two men pictured, suspects in the theft of a purse from an elderly shopper at a grocery store located in the Kingston Centre. According to police, the two men used “distraction theft” techniques to carry

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They can dissolve The Kingston Local, but not Kingston’s local journalism

It has happened again. Like a bad recurring nightmare that one attempts to keep at bay, we sat in our shocked-unshocked-ness, wondering how it would all play out… knowing full well how it all played out. On Monday, April 26, 2021, The Kingston Local, a Kingston-based publication, was shuttered by

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Kingston Youth Shelter moves to city’s west end

The Kingston Youth Shelter, formerly located at 113 Lower Union Street, has moved to the former Fairfield Manor West site at 805 Ridley Drive — albeit only temporarily. The City of Kingston acquired the former Fairfield Manor West site after Council voted to do so in October 2020. Prior to

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Police provide update on Bath Road death, Cassidy Street stabbing

Kingston Police are providing a handful of details regarding the homicide investigation involving a death and stabbing that occurred within 48 hours on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13, 2021. According to Kingston Police, Ryan Villeneuve, 41, was found deceased after police responded to the apartment building at 290

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Public Health warns of high risk of drug overdose in KFL&A

An extremely toxic batch of drugs circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, prompting the local Health Unit to issue a warning to local residents. According to Public Health, drug toxicology reports from recent weeks indicate the presence of fentanyl, carfentanil, and benzodiazepine analogues in the local

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Kingston Police request assistance to identify break and enter suspects

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance to identify the two suspects pictured, a man and woman both involved in a break and enter and theft at an apartment building in downtown Kingston. According to police, the incident occurred in the early morning of

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