A patrol officer who observed some odd behaviour on Joseph Street ended up finding a lot more after searching the Kingston man involved.
The patrol officer came across the accused man at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. The man was standing in the middle of the road with an e-bike. The accused man looked at the police cruiser, but turned his attention back to the e-bike and failed to move out the way. As the officer looked on, the accused man dropped a hatchet. The officer then discovered the e-bike had just been stolen from a Joseph Street address.
The accused man was arrested and found to be in possession of a Remington tool converted into a firearm, loaded with a .22 calibre round. The man was also in possession of bolt cutters, pliers, and a small quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
The 29-year-old man was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, four offences related to the possession of a prohibited weapon, possession/carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of break-in tools, possession of a controlled substance, theft of a motor vehicle, and breach of probation.