Update (Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 at 3:10 p.m.):
According to the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the two Kingston teens arrested and charged as a result of a single-vehicle collsion in Horton Township were travelling in a stolen vehicle. Const. Brianna Roberge of the Renfrew Detachment explained that, because the pair were travelling in the stolen vehicle, they were charged with possession of property obtained by crime worth over $5,000, however, the investigation into the stolen vehicle remains in the hands of Kingston Police, who may further charge the two 16-year-olds because the vehicle was stolen in Kingston.
Kingstonist has inquired with Kingston Police as to whether that investigation is underway and whether police plan the lay charges against the teens. Kingston Police did not immediately respond to those inquiries. Kingstonist will provide updated coverage if/when more information on this matter becomes available.
Original article (Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022):
Two teenagers from Kingston are facing a number of charges after the pair fled the scene following a collision in the Renfrew area.
According to the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Hirton Township at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, and responded to the call.
“It was reported that a driver tried to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed, lost control, and drove off the road and into the ditch. Two people were observed exiting the vehicle and fleeing the scene,” Renfrew OPP said in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.
“Shortly thereafter, officers on scene located the two young people and they were subsequently arrested and charged.”
As a result, two 16-year-olds from Kingston were each charged with:
- Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
- Careless driving
- Class G1 licence holder unaccompanied by a qualified driver
- Class G1 licence holder carrying front-seat passenger
- Possession of cannabis as a person under the age of 19
Reports online from unverified sources claim that the vehicle the pair were travelling in was stolen. Kingstonist has inquired with the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP as to if this is the case, and if that is what the possession of property obtained by crime charges stem from. Response was not immediately received by time of publication. Kingstonist will update this article if/when more information becomes available.