A local man is facing multiple charges after breaking into a local builder’s yard and driving off in a stolen dump truck.
Kingston Police received a call of suspicious activity in the area of Grant Timmins Drive and Binnington Court at approximately 12:57 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. According to police, the accused man entered the locked and fenced compound at approximately 12:30 a.m. He was seen on security video attempting to break into the building, however, when we was unable to do so, the man approached a dump truck in the compound yard. Police did not say how, the man was able to start the vehicle, and he proceeded to drive the truck through the locked main gate of the yard, damaging it beyond repair.
When the theft was later reported, police responded to the location and were able to identify the man upon further investigation. Police also learned that two expensive concrete saws had also been stolen from the property, and an investigation for the stolen property ensued.
According to police, officers located the dump truck outside of an address on Van Order Drive at approximately 11:20 a.m. – nearly 12 hours after it was stolen. The accused man was found sitting near the stolen vehicle and was arrested.
The 26-year-old Kingston man was charged with:
- Breaking and entering of a non-dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offence
- Mischief over $5,000
- Theft under $5,000
- Two counts of breach of undertaking
- Breach of probation