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Local man facing multiple charges after bike theft in downtown Kingston

Photo by First Response Media.

A Kingston man who was observed behaving suspiciously while riding a bike and holding another bike has been arrested and charged after witnesses contacted police.

The incident occurred on Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019 when a witness saw the accused man riding a bike on Sydenham Street and checking vehicles in the area. The witness contacted Kingston Police, and reported that the accused man had a second bike in his possession.

Responding officers attended the area and located the accused man, who had already disposed of one of the bicycles. The ensuing investigation found that the accused man had entered a garage in downtown Kingston and stolen the bicycle he was currently riding. The man was the owner of the bike he’d disposed of, police learned. The accused man was arrested for breaking and entering to the garage and the theft of the bike.

Upon arrest, police searched the accused and located break-in instruments and other tools used to steal bicycles in his backpack. Police also located a packaged substance in a small case believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

The 20-year-old local man was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit a crime, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, unlawful possession of a Schedule 1 substance, and breach of probation.

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