Kingston man arrested after break and enter, intimate partner violence

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A local man is facing multiple charges after breaking in to a west end home and confining the residents, a woman and child, for an extended number of hours.

According to a release from Kingston Police, at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, the accused male attended the west end Kingston residence of the female victim, with whom he had had an intimate relationship, and proceeded to break in through a basement window. The female had reportedly been awoken by the loud sounds of him breaking into the home where she had been asleep with her young child in her bedroom. The accused waited outside the victim’s bedroom while she awoke, according to the release.

Police said the victim and the accused went to speak to each other in a spare bedroom where he began acting in a bizarre manner, which caused her to fear for her safety. He reportedly stood in front of the door and refused to let her leave the room and also took her cellphone from her, preventing her from being able to contact the police. The accused kept the woman confined in the bedroom for an extended number of hours before allowing her to transport her child to a different location, according to police. Upon her arrival back at the residence a short time later, police said the accused gave the victim back her cell phone and then promptly left the scene.

According to the release, police responded and learned that the accused was currently on court-imposed conditions to remain away from the victim and abstain from any communications with her, which stemmed from previous intimate partner violence related incidents. Police said that further investigation revealed that on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, while at the home of the accused, he had become enraged toward the victim and had struck her in the face before then throwing her onto the bed. In yet another incident that had occurred on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, police said that the accused had been at the victim’s residence and during an argument had slapped her across the face.

At approximately 3:25 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, police located the accused at his east end Kingston residence and placed him under arrest, according to the release. He was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a future bail hearing.

A 31-year-old local man was charged with break and enter to a dwelling house, forcible confinement, two counts of assault, four counts of failing to comply with a release order, and breach of probation.

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:

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