After being called to a residence in the early morning hours, Kingston Police have uncovered a history of intimate partner violence, and charged one local resident.
Officers were dispatched to the residence in the north end of Kingston at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2023. There, officers spoke with the victim, who indicated that the accused person had threatened them with death. As police continued their investigation, officers found that, on a previous date, the accused individual had grabbed the victim by the arm and burned their wrist on a stovetop burner. Since then, the accused person had threatened to kill the victim “numerous times” if the victim attempted to contact police about the assault.
“Since the initial assault, the accused had also struck the victim in the face on several occasions,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Thursday, Jul. 6, 2023.
According to police, the accused individual, who was present at the residence when officers arrived, was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m.
The accused, a 45-year-old Kingston resident, was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause death.
The following is a message from Kingston Police:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner 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 Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee)
- 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