Kingston resident arrested assaulting police officer at Memorial Centre

The Kingston Memorial Centre, located at 303 York Street. Photo via Wikipedia.

Kingston Police arrested a local resident over the weekend when that resident assaulted a police officer responding to a disturbance.

According to police, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2024, police were called to the Memorial Centre, located on York Street in downtown Kingston. There, a disturbance had erupted with the accused individual yelling profanities. At the time, the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market was taking place. When the individual was asked to leave the premises by City of Kingston Staff, the individual responded by verbally threatening to kill one of the staff members, police said in a press release on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024.

After locating the person in question still trespassing on the property, police advised the accused individual that they were under attest.

“At this time, and without provocation, the accused then assaulted the officer, causing physical injury,” Kingston Police said.

“At approximately 12:20 p.m. police were able to gain control of the accused, who continued to resist arrest. Once in custody, the accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.”

According to police, the officer who was assaulted attended the hospital for medical treatment and was later released.

As a result, 46-year-old James Fairservice of Kingston was charged with:

  • Assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm
  • Assault with the intent to resist arrest
  • Uttering threats to cause death
  • Causing a disturbance

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