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Kingston Police seek information on theft of guitars from north-end school

After a total of 10 guitars were stolen from a local elementary school, Kingston Police are requesting public assistance to identify suspects involved, or relay information regarding the stolen instruments.

A number of the guitars stolen from a north-end Kingston school (or guitars that look similar to the stolen guitars) overnight from Thursday, Feb. 24 to Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Photos via Kingston Police.

According to police, some time between Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at approximately 7:50 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at approximately 6 a.m., the suspect(s) broke into the north-end public school. Once inside the building, the suspect(s) attended several areas of the school. This including the music room, where a number of guitars and bass guitars were taken and removed from the property.

In total, 10 guitars and bass guitars were taken, including:

  • Two classical six-string guitars
  • Two six-string acoustic guitars (Serial #s RG7560TBLU and FC110080860)
  • A red Yamaha bass guitar
  • A sunburst-coloured/patterned Oscar Schmidt bass guitar
  • A gold-coloured double cutaway Washburn electric guitar
  • A wine-coloured Epiphone SG electric guitar (similar to the wine-coloured Gibson SG pictured)
  • A black Yamaha Stratocaster-style electric guitar
  • A black Squire Stratocaster-style electric guitar

Anyone with information regarding the stolen guitars/bass guitars, or the identity of the involved suspect(s), is asked to contact Detective Jason Lachapelle of Kingston Police via email at [email protected].

The raw images of the stolen guitars (and one that looks like one of the stolen guitars) as distributed by Kingston Police are below.

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2 thoughts on “Kingston Police seek information on theft of guitars from north-end school

  • March 2, 2022 at 5:22 pm
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    It seems they are taking care not to mention the name of the school. It might help if we knew. These guitars coud be in the same neighborhood. Although most knowledgeable thieves would know enough not to fence these instruments in the same area they were stolen from, you never know. There are always a few Darwin awards recipients in every neighborhood.

    • March 3, 2022 at 9:59 am
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      Hi Wayne,

      Because Kingston Police did not release the name of the school, we chose not to, as well, because there’s always the possibility of impeding an investigation or the like that we have to be cognizant of.
      Having said that, the school has already been identified across various social media platforms, so we have no issue disclosing at this point that the instruments were stolen from Rideau Heights Public School.
      We appreciate your feedback!
      -Tori Stafford

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