Mischief and thefts in Kingston’s east end lead to arrest and charges

Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

An individual has been arrested by Kingston Police after an investigation into multiple reports of mischief to vehicles in the east end of the city on the morning of Monday, Jun. 19, 2023.

At approximately 8 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of Grenadier Drive in Kingston’s east end in regards to reported mischief to a motor vehicle. According to a release from Kingston Police, when officers arrived at this location they discovered that the complainant’s motor vehicle had had its side window smashed in with a large rock which was still inside the vehicle on the driver’s seat.

While investigating this incident of mischief, police received information that two other vehicles in the area of Grenadier Drive as well as Chartwell Crescent had also been broken into. Police said that items were found to be missing from the vehicles.

According to the release, police were able to obtain security video of an involved suspect and, at approximately 8:30 a.m., located an individual matching this description in the 400 block of Princess Street. Police arrested the accused for the charges of theft and mischief.

Police noted that searching the accused subsequent to their arrest revealed that they were in possession of a prohibited knife and a large amount of a substance suspected to be Fentanyl. The accused was also found to be in possession of items which had been stolen from the vandalized vehicles.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.

A 39-year-old local individual was charged with:

  • Two counts of mischief under $5,000
  • Two counts of theft under $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for trafficking
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon

Anyone with additional information or video footage pertaining to this incident or who may have had property stolen from their vehicle/vehicle damaged on this date in the vicinity of the above mentioned east end subdivision, is asked to please contact Constable James Droppo at 613-549-4660 ext. 6395 or via email at [email protected].

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