Kingston Police have arrested and charged a local individual after officers on patrol noticed the individual acting suspiciously in the early morning hours in an area where break and enter incidents had occurred recently.
According to a release from Kingston Police, at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, members of the Kingston Police Patrol Division were conducting patrols in the area of Clubhouse Drive and Weller Avenue, where break and enter incidents had been recently reported, when they notice a suspicious person.
“While conducting patrols, officers observed an individual wearing all black clothing and operating a bicycle without a light. The individual was carrying a large box and wearing a backpack which had tools protruding from it,” police said.
“Officers attempted to speak to the individual, however the individual refused to stop and fled the area. While fleeing, the individual fell off their bicycle. A brief foot pursuit ensued which resulted in the individual being detained.”
The officers discovered, upon being provided with the individual’s identity, that the individual was in breach of a residential curfew. The individual was arrested for breaching their curfew conditions.
According to police, a search of the individual and the backpack they were wearing revealed the individual was in possession of break and enter tools which included, a hack saw, grinder, grinder blades, knives, side snips, Allen keys, screwdrivers, and a pry bar.
The 34-year-old Kingston individual was charged with:
- Possession of break-in instruments,
- Possession of property obtained by crime,
- Two counts of breach of probation
- Two counts of breach of release conditions
They were transported to Kingston Police Headquarters and held for a bail hearing.