In January 2020 the Kingston Police Property Crime Unit became aware of a suspect who was responsible for a plethora of catalytic converter thefts within the city of Kingston and the surrounding area, according to a release from Kingston Police, dated Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Kingston Police ran an active investigation until June of 2020 when the thefts appeared to stop.
In October 2020 the suspect returned to stealing catalytic converters and the Kingston Police initiated another investigation, according to the release. On January 1, 2021 the extensive investigation came to a conclusion with the arrest of a Kingston man who has been identified as Michael Hluschuk.
Hluschuk was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a future bail hearing.
Michael Hluschuk a 36-year-old local man has been charged with five counts of theft under $5000, five counts of mischief under $5000 and two counts of unlawful possession of a schedule 1 substance.
Kingston Police are asking anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation, to please contact Detective Wilby at 613-549-4660 ext. 6217 or via email at [email protected].
You can also provide tips anonymously by calling their general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.