Local man charged after breaking into downtown business and resisting arrest

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A local man is facing charges after multiple infractions at downtown Kingston businesses, including breaking and entering.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, the accused male proceeded to leave an establishment without making any attempt to pay for the alcoholic drinks he had consumed, according to a report from Kingston Police, dated Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Police say the accused then attended a nearby convenience store. However, after being asked to leave due to not wearing a mask, then kicked the front door of the business, shattering the glass.

According to the report, the accused then attended a nearby restaurant, which was closed at the time, and forced the locked front door open causing significant damages to the door and frame. Police attended and located the suspect walking in the area of Clarence Street at King Street.

At approximately 12:40 p.m. police attempted to arrest the accused who actively resisted their efforts to take him into custody, according to the report. Once the accused was placed in the back of the police cruiser he made repeated threats that he would kill the arresting officer.

The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a future bail hearing.

A 43-year-old local man was charged with break and enter, resisting a peace officer, uttering threats to cause death and mischief under $5000.

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