Kingston Police release footage of suspect in downtown arson case

As previously reported by Kingstonist, Kingston Police are currently investigating the fire that took place on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at the building located at 72 Princess Street, which is being treated as an arson case.

The fire began on the morning of August 4, and was started in the tarped in area at the back of the building, which is home to Modern Primitive, an imported jewelry, textiles, and home goods store. A week later, Kingston Fire and Rescue confirmed that they had handed the investigation into the fire over to Kingston Police, and that the case is considered to have been an arson.

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, Kingston Police released the following video, taken from a security camera across the street from the building, which is often referred to as Rochleau House — one of the oldest buildings in downtown Kingston.

“The suspect can be seen exiting Rochleau Court, located between 76 Princess St. and 72 Princess St. The suspect then crosses to the north side of Princess St. before continuing west bound on Princess St,” Kingston Police said in a press release.

“The suspect is wearing a yellow top, light colored pants and carrying a bag over their left shoulder. The suspect also walks with a unique gait.”

Video footage via Kingston Police.

Anyone with information about the identity of this individual in the footage is asked to contact Detective David Wein at 613-549-4660 ext. 6198, or via email at [email protected].

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