Kingston Police placed an individual under arrest after responding to an assault call in the area of Montreal Street and John Counter Boulevard earlier this week.
At approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, police arrived at the scene, and the victim, who had been driving a motor vehicle at the time of the assault, indicated that their partner had punched them in the face several times before exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot. According to a media release, police observed lacerations on the victim’s face as a result of the assault.
Kingston Police said that officers searched for the accused and located them in the area of Wiley Street and Weller Avenue. As police attempted an arrest, the accused reportedly actively resisted and attempted to displace equipment from the officer’s uniform. After a short struggle, police took the accused into custody, according to the release.
The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
A 38-year-old local individual was charged with:
- assaulting police with the intent to resist arrest
- failing to comply with a release order
The following is a message from Kingston Police:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) and KFACC for men
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families