UPDATE (Friday, Nov. 25, 2022):
The “suspicious male” who had a questionable interaction with a group of young women in the west end of Kingston on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, has been identified, according to Kingston Police.
“Kingston Police wish to thank the public for their tips and assistance,” said Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police.
Kingston Police have released the above photograph and are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the man pictured, a “suspicious male” who had a questionable interaction with a group of young women.
According to police, at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, the male pictured approached a “small group of young women” who were gathered in the parking lot of the LaSalle Plaza located at the corner of Bath and Days Roads in Kingston’s west end. The man then invited the women to his residence and indicated that he “had drugs that he could share with them.”
“He asked the ages of the young woman and appeared upset when they said that they were in their early twenties, indicating that he believed they were much younger,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.
“He refused to leave the group alone and when they attempted to leave the area, he followed them briefly. Before leaving the area in his vehicle he also offered multiple times to give the woman a ride in his car anywhere they wanted to go.”
Police described the man as being Caucasian with a slim build, brown hair, and a greying beard. At the time of the incident, he was wearing “a distinctive tan coloured fedora styled hat with a forward facing feather, brown band, and multiple pins attached to it.” He was wearing a shirt, unbuttoned to his chest, showing a necklace and pendant, as well as a plaid button-up jacket, faded blue jeans, and two-toned tan and grey rain shoes. The man had approached the women from a grey car with black rims, which may have been snow tires/rims.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of this man is asked to contact Detective Andrew Wilby at 613-549-4660 ext. 6217, 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.