Kingston resident arrested after break-in and theft in Augusta Township

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A Kingston resident is one of two people facing charges after a break-in at a storage unit facility in Augusta Township.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the break-in happened on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, shortly after 5 p.m. on Second Concession Road.

“The owner of the facility noticed an open door and when he went to check on the unit, he was confronted by two people and hit by a pepper-spray-like substance. The two individuals then fled on foot,” the OPP said.

Members of the Grenville County OPP Detachment, the OPP Emergency Response Team and an OPP Canine Unit located and arrested two suspects in the area, according to the release.

Peter Botting, age 26 of Russell Township, has been charged with:

  • Administering a noxious thing
  • Break and enter to commit an indictable offence
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Two counts of failure to comply with a probation order
  • Three counts of failure to comply with a release order

Erica Currie, age 33 of Kingston, has been charged with:

  • Break and enter – commit an indictable offence
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking

The OPP shared that both accused also have outstanding warrants from other police services. They were held in custody, with bail hearings scheduled for today, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville.

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