After a break and enter at an apartment complex in mid-April, police have tracked down and charged two Kingston men with a litany of offences.
The pair – a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old man – broke into an apartment complex in central Kingston at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019. According to Kingston Police, the accused 38-year-old used a pry bar to break a lock, while the 28-year-old covered his face and kept look out.
After breaking the lock, both accused parties entered the building and went into the garage area. There, the locks on two bicycles were cut, and both accused parties fled on the stolen bikes. The break and enter was later discovered and reported to police.
As the result of the ensuing investigation, police were able to identify both of the accused men on Friday, May 3, 2019. The 28-year-old accused man was found to already be in custody on an unrelated matter, police said.
Then, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, a patrol officer saw the 38-year-old accused man riding a bicycle on Princess Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. When directed by the officer to stop, the accused man refused instead riding onto Holden Street, and then behind an address on that street. The officer exited his cruiser and a foot chase ensued. The officer was able to catch and arrest the accused man behind the building.
When the officer searched both the accused man and his backpack, a number of items commonly used for breaking and entering were found, including a large pair of bolt cutters, knives, and screwdrivers, as well key chains containing numerous keys, and other tools.
The 38-year-old local man and the 28-year-old local man were jointly charged with breaking and entering. The 38-year-old was additionally charged with:
- Two counts of mischief
- Two counts of possession of break-in tools
- Two counts of breach of probation
The 28-year-old was additionally charged with:
- Having his face masked to commit an offence
- Breach of probation