A group of vigilant neighbours helped police and their canine track down an intruder that was spotted after breaking into a west end resident’s home.
The complainant was in her west end home when she heard a loud bang at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jul. 5, 2018. As the resident went outside to investigate, she saw the accused male walking towards her shed. The complainant then ran to her neighbour’s home to call 911. Moments later, multiple neighbours began confronting the male and even followed him for a distance as he fled on foot, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
When police arrived, the neighbours provided descriptions and information on what direction the accused was last seen moving in. The police canine began to track and the accused was found hiding under a set of stairs behind a nearby home.
The ensuing investigation found that the accused had broken the gate at the side of the complainant’s house in order to enter her backyard. He had also begun gathering various items. The accused, a 24-year-old local man, was arrested and charged with theft, mischief, and breach of probation.