A local man has been arrested and charged after he showed up uninvited at his ex’s residence, forced his way into her apartment, and caused damages after she fled the scene.
According to Kingston Police, the incident occurred on Friday, Jun. 21, 2019, when the accused man contacted the female victim by phone and told her he was coming over to her apartment to see their child. The two had been in a relationship six years ago and have one child together, however, the victim told the accused man not to attend her residence as their child was at school at the time.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. that day, the accused man attended the victim’s apartment building in the north end of Kingston. There, he gained entry to the building through the main lobby door, and proceeded to force his way into the victim’s apartment. Once in the apartment, the accused man got into a physical altercation with a friend of the victim, and the victim fled the residence.
After the accused man had left the apartment, the victim returned home and discovered significant damage to her apartment, including holes in the walls, blood on the floor and curtains, and a cracked toilet.
At 10:10 p.m. that same day, the accused man turned himself in at Kingston Police Headquarters. He was subsequently arrested and held to attend a bail hearing at a later day.
The 30-year-old Kingston man was charged with forcible entry, being unlawfully in a dwelling/house, and mischief under $5,000.
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