Update (Friday, Jan. 17, 2020): According to Kingston Police, the suspect in this case was recognized by her family through postings about the incident on social media. Those family members contacted the suspect and advised her that police were searching for her. At 4 p.am. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the woman was booked at police headquarters, where she was later released on conditions with a future court date.
The 18-year-old Kingston woman was charged with assault and threats to cause bodily harm.
Kingston Police have released the above photo (since removed) and are asking for public assistance in identifying the female pictured, a suspect in an assault that occurred earlier this month.
According to police, the incident occurred on Friday, Jan 3, 2020, when, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the woman entered a downtown convenience store with a male. The female victim, who was in the store at the time, watched as the suspect began to mock and laugh at another female in the store who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
“The suspect then began to videotape this female at which time the victim asked her to stop the recording so as to preserve the dignity of the female who was in a compromised state,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.
The suspect then began to verbally berate the victim, calling her names and yelling obscenities at her. The victim left the store and was attempting to get into her vehicle when the suspect ran out of the store and confronted her. As the victim tried to close the door to her vehicle, the suspect slammed it against her leg. The suspect then kicked at the driver’s side door and side panel. The victim attempted to reverse out of her parking space, but the victim blocked her ability to do so.
“As the suspect slammed her fists on the front hood of the vehicle the victim was finally able to flee the scene,” police said.
Police responded and spoke to the victim, who had sustained minor injuries during the confrontation. Police also observed and documented various damages to the victim’s vehicle.
Police were able to obtain an image of the suspect and her male associate from the store’s security video.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian female approximately 25 to 30 years of age. She was wearing a black hoodie, grey sweatpants and boots. Her associate is described as a Caucasian male approximately 25 to 30 years of age with a full brown beard. He was wearing a brown jacket, black shirt with horizontal stripes, and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Lapierre at 613-549-4660 ext. 6382, or via email at [email protected].
Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous.