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Kingston Police arrest bike thief after west end garage break-in

Photo by First Response Media.

A local man who broke into a garage and was caught on video surveillance in late May has been arrested and charged after being recognized by police while riding the stolen bike.

The initial theft occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, when video surveillance at a west end residence captured the accused entering the garage of the residence and stealing a bicycle.

Later that day, at approximately 5 p.m., the victim of the theft observed the accused man on the stolen bicycle outside of a restaurant. After taking a photo of the accused man on his bicycle, the victim contacted police.

Police recognized the accused man from previous dealings and, on Friday, Jun. 14, 2019 at approximately 11:10 p.m., police officers dealing with an unrelated matter observed the accused man riding a bicycle in the west end of the city. The accused man was subsequently arrested.

The 42-year-old Kingston man was charged with breaking and entering of a house with intent, theft under $5,000, and breach of probation.

 

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