Earlier this year, Kingston Police asked for public assistance to identify a suspect in a mischief case involving vandalism at a local conservation area. This suspect has not yet been identified, and police continue to ask the public for any information they may have on this individual, pictured above.
According to a release from Kingston Police, dated Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, between April and August 2023, numerous acts of vandalism took place at Lemoine Point Conservation Area off of Coverdale Drive in Kingston’s west end. During this period of time, approximately 30 benches have been damaged along with washroom doors and various other signage on the property.
Police said that conservation area enthusiasts have been both outraged and dismayed over the fact that many of the benches that have been vandalized are memorial benches that have small plaques with names inscribed on them. The damage to the benches, washroom doors, and signage on the property has amounted to approximately $5,000.
Further security footage/pictures from the property, which was obtained in August, show that the suspect responsible generally appears in the area in the late morning hours, police said.
According to the release, other parks that have been similarly targeted with vandalism include Everett Point, Beattie Park, Lake Ontario Park, Rotary Park and Patterson Park. Police noted that there have also been similar acts of vandalism at the west end of Old Front Road and the waterfront beach behind Providence Care Hospital.
Police described the suspect as a Caucasian male, with a slim to medium build and short brown hair. “On all of the dates that the suspect attended he was wearing a blue bicycle helmet with a small rearview mirror rod which extended out from the front of his helmet on the left side. He also was wearing a brown t-shirt, dark shorts and a grey or blue backpack,” police said. “He was riding a light blue or grey bicycle with a unique rear fender. There was also a small bag/pouch attached to the front handlebars of the bicycle.”
According to the release, during more recent incidents the male has worn a navy-blue hoodie or a yellow zip-up jacket. Police noted that during each of the incidents this male suspect had been riding the same bicycle with a green Gatorade bottle with an orange top in the bicycle’s bottle holder cage.
Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Detective Stefan Walker via email at [email protected] or by calling 613-549-4660 ext. 6332. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number at 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.