A local woman has been charged with robbery after stealing a car at the Collins Bay rail crossing.
At approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday, Jul. 19, 2020, a CN rail employee, who was operating rig equipment on the tracks just west of the Collins Bay Road rail crossing, observed the accused female enter the booth of his rig. The accused appeared to be in distress and was yelling and screaming at him before quickly exiting the booth and jumping off of the slow moving rig.
The accused then ran to another CN employee’s truck nearby and attempted to get in. When she was unable to enter that vehicle she approached a motor vehicle on the road near the crossing. While speaking to the driver the accused suddenly jumped into the vehicle through the passenger window and began assaulting the driver. The CN employee ran to assist the driver of the motor vehicle who was being assaulted, and was able to help her escape from the vehicle and assault in progress. As the vehicle, still in gear, began to roll away the accused jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene with the car heading south on Collin’s Bay Road and then west on Bath Road.
Kingston Police attended the scene and searched the area but were unable to locate the accused and the stolen vehicle. Kingston Police notified the Ontario Provincial Police of the assault and theft and provided a description of the stolen vehicle and the accused female. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Kingston Police were notified by the Picton detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police that the accused had walked into their station to turn herself in and been had subsequently arrested.
The accused was then transported to Kingston Police headquarters where she was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
A 48-year-old local woman was charged with violent robbery from person and being unlawfully at large.