A local man who broke a window to gain entry to a downtown residence was found by the homeowner inside the home around lunchtime yesterday.
The break and enter occurred in the 200 block of Division Street, where the accused man broke a window to unlock the door of a storage area of the house on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Once in the storage area, the man was able to gain entry into the residence, he was located by a resident of the house, who immediately called 9-1-1 at approximately 12:14 p.m. The resident attempted to keep the man in place until police arrived, but the man was able to escape through the back door of the residence. He then entered a shed on the property.
There was a substantial police presence as Kingston Police officers in three different cruisers arrived on the scene. There, both the homeowner and officers witnessed the accused man exiting the shed and heading towards Division Street.
Officer pursued the man, but he ran and refused to stop for police before entered into another building nearby, which he had no lawful right to be in, according to Sgt. Steve Koopman of Kingston Police. The officers pursuing the accused man were able to gain entry into the second building, where they located the man on the second floor of the building and arrested him.
The man was found to be in possession of two backpacks which contained several pieces of stolen ID, as well as other property.
The 33-year-old local man was charged with breaking and entering, unlawfully being in a dwelling house, and two counts of possession of stolen property.