A local man, wanted by Kingston Police, was arrested in downtown Toronto after an investigation into a recent incident revealed multiple historical assaults.
On December 23, 2021, members of the Kingston Police Uniform Patrol Division received a 911 call from a female victim advising that her intimate partner, a 39-year-old male from Kingston, had just assaulted her.
According to a release from Kingston Police, following the assault, the female victim attempted to leave the scene in her vehicle. The suspect continued to follow her in another vehicle, eventually driving at a high rate of speed in a dangerous manner while yelling and tailgating her, police said.
Using his vehicle the suspect made contact with the victim’s vehicle, causing it to flip, according to the release. Police said that the suspect then fled the area. The victim sustained minor injuries from the vehicle collision.
The investigation revealed multiple historical assaults by the suspect, and the suspect became wanted for numerous criminal offences. According to the release, police checked several addresses but were unable to locate this male in the City of Kingston.
An arrest warrant was issued and the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit began an extensive search for the male. According to the release, the search led Street Crime members to the Greater Toronto Area. With the assistance of the Toronto Police Major Crime Unit, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, the male suspect was located in downtown Toronto and arrested without incident.
The male was transported to Kingston Police Headquarters where he attended a bail hearing. He was remanded into custody pending his next court date.
The 39-year-old male suspect is charged with:
- Assault x 3
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Mischief/Damage to property not exceeding $5000 x 2
- Operation while prohibited x 3
- Fail to comply with release order x 4
- Theft under $5,000
- Uttering threats/ death or bodily harm
The following is a message from Kingston Police:
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
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families