Insecure load leads Kingston Police officers to stolen truck

After noticing these vehicles stopped on the side of Montreal Street due to an insecure connection between the truck and trailer, Kingston Police discovered the truck had previously been reported stolen. Photo by Blake McGinness.

A local man is facing charges after issues with the connection between a truck and trailer he was driving drew attention of police – who then discovered the truck in question was stolen.

Kingston Police and Wards Towing on scene after police found that the truck towing the trailer pictured has been stolen. Photo by Blake McGinness.

Just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Kingston Police officers noticed a man stopped on the side of Montreal Street, apparently due to the poor attachment of a camping trailer to the truck he was driving. The officers quickly learned that the truck the man was in possession of had originally been taken from an address on Carruthers Avenue on the Victoria Day holiday weekend, either on Sunday, May 23 or Monday, May 24, 2021, according to police.

“The accused was found to have a camping trailer of his attached to the stolen truck that he had been transporting from Kingston’s east end to a preferred destination in a west-end parking lot to setup the trailer to live in,” said Sgt. Steve Koopman of Kingston Police.

Koopman said there is no indication that the camping trailer was stolen. The 27-year-old Kingston man was charged with possession of stolen property with regard to the truck.

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