Kingston news in review, September 10-September 16 2018

We’re now about halfway through September and Kingston has gotten its first taste of Fall-ish weather. In addition to the surprisingly quick turn of weather, here are the things that caught your attention the most through the past week:

  1. Kingston Police warned the public of an increasingly common scam, wherein someone is told they’d lost a $20 bill, allowing the scammer to then steal credit or debit cards from the victim’s wallet.
  2. A serious collision involving an SUV and a passenger vehicle occurred at Princess St and Bayridge Dr on Thursday. Several of the teenaged occupants from the passenger vehicle were taken to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. The roadway was closed for most of the day for police investigation. Kingston Police say this is one of 7 serious collisions they are actively investigating, including several fatal ones in the past 3 weeks.
  3. A major development in the Kingston Police investigation into the September 4th killing of Jean-Guy Vincent, Kingston’s first homicide of 2018, kept it at the forefront of Kingstonians’ attention. 41-year-old Shannon Ainsworth, the wife of the victim, along with 21-year-old Logan Lewis, the brother of Aaron Lewis, the suspect initially arrested, were apprehended by Kingston Police. All three are now charged with 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and several weapons charges related to the homicide.
  4. A large power outage in Kingston’s west-end kept about 4000 Kingstonians in the dark for a large part of the evening on September 11th and into the early morning hours of September 12th. An investigation determined that a transformer had blown at the corner of Henderson and Glen Castle Rd.
  5. Two teens were arrested after taking a stolen vehicle on a high-speed joyride through most of Kingston’s north-end. Our friends at First Response Media caught much of the action on video.

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