Kingston Police arrest man for possession of vehicle stolen in January

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A strange story with a number of twists and turns has come to an end after Kingston Police were finally able to determine a local man had been in possession of a previously-reported stolen vehicle.

The victim’s issues actually began in October of 2018, when she had been the victim of a break and enter. During that incident, her car keys were taken.

Then, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, two suspects were captured on security video approaching the victim’s car at approximately 1:26 a.m. in the parking lot of her residence. The video showed there was no forced entry to the vehicle, and it appeared that one of the suspects was using a key fob to gain entry to the vehicle. The suspects entered the vehicle and drove off in an unknown direction. The victim reported her vehicle stolen the next day, according to Kingston Police.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, police located the vehicle travelling northbound on Division Street. Police made attempts to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle was able to flee the scene.

A few days later on Sunday, Jan. 20, Kingston Police located the stolen vehicle abandoned on Kingston Mills Road. The vehicle was seized for a forensic examination, which turned up DNA evidence. Further investigation matched the DNA found in the vehicle to the accused man, who had been in possession of the stolen car, police said.

On Thursday, Mar. 21, police located and arrested the accused man. The 31-year-old Kingston man was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000.

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