Kingston Police nab fleeing wanted man in Westbrook

Kingston Police cruisers along Brule Road, located off of Princess Street in Westbrook in Kingston’s west end, where a wanted man from South Frontenac Township was apprehended on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Photo by Cris Vilela.

A heavy police presence descended on the Westbrook area of Kingston yesterday and, while they left having apprehended the man they were after, the flurry of activity in between was perhaps more than they’d expected.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, a number of Kingston Police officers attended the corner of Brule Road and Princess Street to carry out a warrant on a wanted man from South Frontenac Township. According to Kingston Police, the man was wanted on a warrant out of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Kingston Police were advised the wanted man was within their jurisdiction.

However, when officers arrived in Westbrook, the man in question fled the scene in a densely brush-covered area. The Kingston Police Canine Unit was called in to assist and, after over an hour of tracking, they were able to apprehend the suspect safely and without incident. He was located in the heavily wooded area beyond the brush he’d fled into, according to Kingston Police, and taken into custody at approximately 2:45 p.m.

The 47-year-old South Frontenac man was wanted on warrants for two offences from December 2019 and January 2020, including a shoplifting incident, as well as a Bench warrant for failure to attend court. Further charges may be pending.

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