As Kingston Police continue to combat domestic violence cases in the area, three men have been arrested for domestic violence since Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, resulting in a total of 10 charges.
The first case took place on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, and began with argument over food. At approximately 1:30 p.m. that day, the accused man returned to his midtown residence and began arguing with the victim, his girlfriend, whom he’d been in a relationship with for three years. As the fighting continued, the two made their way into the living room, where the accused man kicked the victim, causing her to fall off the couch. The pair then struggled and the accused man proceeded to bite the victim’s arm. As the victim attempted to flee, the accused threatened to kill her violently.
Police responded to the address and took the accused man into custody. The 37-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault and uttering threats.
The second case involved forcible confinement and resulted in a litany of charges for the accused man. According to Kingston Police, the accused man went to the residence of the female victim in Kingston’s north end. Although the two had been in a relationship for over two years, the accused man was currently on court-ordered conditions to remain away from the victim following a previous domestic incident.
Once inside the residence, the accused man became belligerent and threw the victim down on a bed. The man then took the victim’s phone and computer from her so that she had no means of outside communication. The accused then threatened to kill the victim. Only when the victim was able to gain access to the accused man’s phone was she able to make an emergency call to the police.
Kingston Police responded and located the accused man outside the victim’s home.
The 38-year-old Kingston man was arrested and charged with assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats, and two counts of breach of recognizance.
Finally, a man from Waterloo, Ont. was arrested following a domestic dispute that involved him assaulting and choking his girlfriend here in Kingston.
That incident began at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 when an argument began between the two at a downtown coffee shop. Although they had been in a relationship for eight months, the couple had ongoing issues, according to Kingston Police.
The two continued to argue as they walked to the victim’s residence, and, once there, the accused man damaged several items inside. As the altercation escalated, the accused man pushed the victim up against a wall, causing a bookshelf to break. The accused man then proceeded to choke the victim with both hands before leaving the residence.
Police were contacted and responded to the victim’s home. The ensuing investigation found that, after the violent incident, the accused man had sent intimate photos of the victim to one of her family members.
Police then searched the area and were able to locate the accused man in a parking lot on Barrie Street.
The 22-year-old Waterloo man was arrested and charged with assault, mischief under $1,000, and publishing an intimate image without consent.
The following is a statement from Kingston Police with a list of resources for anyone involved in a volatile relationship, or anyone who knows someone experiencing domestic abuse:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) and KFACC for men
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres