Break and enter suspects caught in less than 20 minutes thanks to K-9 Unit

Members of the Kingston Police K-9 Unit.

The quick-acting K-9 Unit of Kingston Police helped ensure three suspects involved in a break and enter and theft were found literally within minutes in Kingston’s west end.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, security cameras caught two males inside a business on Westbrook Road. Alerted by the security system, the business owner contacted Kingston Police, who responded to find a vehicle parked along the fence line of the property, despite the fact the gates to the business were closed and locked.

The business owner arrive on the scene and was able to confirm that a number of items in the back of the vehicle had been stolen from the business. The Kingston Police K-9 unit was called in and initiated track – which led to three suspects being arrested and charged within 20 minutes.

The first suspect, a 48-year-old man, was located in less than three minutes, according to a press release from Kingston Police. The second suspect, a 52-year-old man, was located shortly thereafter when he “began yelling out as the K-9 Unit closed in on him. The last suspect, a 35-year-old woman, was located by the K-9 Unit approximately 10 minutes later. All three suspects are from the Kingston area.

The 48-year-old man and the 35-year-old woman were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries, which were sustained during the arrest by the K-9 Unit.

All three suspects have been jointly charged with breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. The 48-year-old man was also charged with breach of undertaking and breach of recognizance. The 35-year-old woman was additionally charged with two counts of breach of probation.

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