UPDATE (Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023):
Kingston Police have made an arrest in relation to multiple break-and-entre cases which took place earlier this year.
“Acting on a citizen-generated tip from the Kingston Police media release, investigators were able to isolate their search for the suspect to a one-block residential radius on Palace Road in midtown Kingston,” police said in a media release.
According to police, the accused was arrested on Saturday, Mar. 4, 2023, at their residence and transported to police headquarters to be held for a bail hearing.
The 52-year-old accused party was charged with:
- Four counts of break and enter with intent to commit an offence in a place other than a residence.
“Kingston Police thank all those who provided tips that led to the identification of the accused party in this case,” police said.
Original article (published Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023):
Once again, Kingston Police are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect involved in multiple break-and-enter cases currently being investigated.
This is the third time police have released information on the suspect publicly. On Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Kingston Police released one photo (below) of the accused man, who reportedly threw a rock through the window of a business on Princess Street (between Victoria and Nelson Streets) on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. The suspect then stole items form inside the business, according to police.
Then, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, Kingston Police again appealed to the public for help identifying the suspect, although no new information was provided at the time.
Now, three weeks later, Kingston Police have disclosed that the suspect has been involved in further break-and-enter cases, and released more photos of the suspect in question (as above).
According to police, the break-ins all occurred on Princess Street, escalating on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, when the suspect “broke into several businesses” located on Princess Street between Bath Road and Regent Street. Again, the suspect used a rock to smash the front doors of the businesses in order to gain entry.
In a press release on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023, Kingston Police described what the suspect was wearing at the time of the February 17 incident: a patterned toque with ear flaps, a black jacket with fur on the hood, dark pants with a graphic on the left leg, and white and black running shoes. At the time of the January 23 incident, the suspect was wearing a striped zip-up hooded sweater, dark pants, and dark shoes, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents or the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Detective Constable Jason Lachapelle at 613-549-4660 ext. 6294, or via email at [email protected].