Investigation of suspicious vehicle leads to foot pursuit, 18 charges

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A patrol officer who became suspicious of a vehicle in downtown Kingston ended up arresting a man who was in violation of both the law and his probation.

The officer took note of the vehicle at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 while patrolling on Joseph Street. When the officer stopped to investigate, it was quickly determined that the man driving the vehicle was prohibited from driving.

Suddenly, without prompting, the driver exited the vehicle. The officer observed a knife sticking out of the man’s front pocket and, although the officer safely seized the knife, the accused man then fled on foot to the back of a nearby parking lot. The officer pursued and the accused man was arrested inside a unit after a brief struggle, according to Kingston Police.

Upon a search, the accused man was found to be in possession of a second knife, brass knuckles, over $4,000 in cash, and a small quantity of suspected hydromorphone pills.

The accused man was then transported to hospital due to concerns he’d ingested methamphetamine, police said. After the accused man was medically cleared, he was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The 36-year-old local man was found to be under two probation orders with number conditions. As a result, the man is now facing the following 18 charges:

  • Six counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited
  • Two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without a licence
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Obstructing police
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Six counts of breach of probation
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