The change from August to September is one of the most significant transition times in Kingston’s year. As Kingstonians marked the end of summer and many prepared for the return to school, an already-busy week was punctuated with a number of unexpected events. Here’s a recap of the major local stories that the Kingstonist brought you this past week:
- Thanks to some vigilant passersby and store staff, Kingston Police rescued a toddler from a van at the Midland Ave Walmart parking lot. Frontenac Paramedics transported the child to Kingston General Hospital for observation. Kingston Police say no criminal charges were laid in the incident.
- Kingston Police asked for assistance locating a missing 12-year-old youth who has been the subject of similar searches in the past, most recently in March. She was later spotted by an alert citizen who had seen several social media posts and contacted Kingston Police, alerting them regarding her location. She was returned to her family safe and sound.
- A new student housing complex was denied its occupancy permit, throwing a wrench into tenants’ move-in plans over the long weekend. The site supervisor has requested a re-inspection on Tuesday.
- A pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck in downtown Kingston. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and the intersection of Princess St and Wellington St was closed for much of the day as Kingston Police investigated.
- OPP sought the public’s assistance to identify a fraud suspect, who was one of two women caught on surveillance allegedly using a stolen credit card at a business in Amherstview.