A local man and a local woman were each arrested and charged after police apprehended them in two separate vehicle theft cases over the weekend.
The first incident occurred on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 when, at approximately 8 p.m., police received information that a man was trying to sell a stolen truck at an address on Princess Street. According to Kingston Police, responding officers located the stolen vehicle and, a short time later, the accused man was found hiding behind the door in a hotel room.
The 29-year-old Kingston man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, and breach of probation.
Then, on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, the complainant reported that his vehicle had just been stolen after he left it running in a downtown driveway at approximately 11:40 a.m. Kingston Police Volunteers spotted the vehicle a short time later on Thomas Street, and officers responded, locating the vehicle travelling northbound on Montreal Street. The driver failed to stop for police, and the vehicle was last seen on Division Street.
Police later located the accused female driver as she was attending the residence of her ex, despite being on conditions not to associate with him. While resisting arrest, the accused woman attempted to punch an officer in the head.
The 22-year-old Kingston woman was charged with:
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Failure to stop for police
- Dangerous driving
- Resisting arrest
- Two counts of breach of undertaking
Later in the investigation, police found that the accused woman had no driver’s licence, and she subsequently issued a provincial offence notice under the Highway Traffic Act. The motor vehicle was not damaged and later returned to the rightful owner.