Male apprehended for damaging downtown Kingston storefronts

Kingston Police say they have apprehended a 58-year-old local man and charged him with breaking the window panes of multiple downtown storefronts, causing what Kingston Police estimate at tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Between Jun. 2 and 3, 2020, windows of such businesses as Fire and Flower, Jack Astor’s, Dollarama and Starbucks were broken. Kingston Police say officers were able to obtain video footage from one of the stores and the suspect was positively identified from that footage. Additional evidence, which Kingston Police did not immediately disclose, led Kingston Police to charge the man for vandalism to a second store.

Kingston Police distributed an internal bulletin among officers, advising that the man was wanted on charges of Mischief. Kingston Police say that at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Jun. 3, 2020, uniform patrol officers located the suspect downtown on Wellington St.

He was arrested and transported to the police station, where Kingston Police say further information was obtained that gave them grounds to believe he had additionally vandalized the windows of The Iron Duke and earlier instances against one of the other stores. The man has been charged with a total of seven counts of Mischief under $5,000 and released on an Undertaking to attend court on a future date.

He has been placed on multiple conditions of release, including not to enter the downtown Kingston area.

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