Local pair arrested after assaulting police, driving into a parked cruiser

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Kingston Police responding to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle parked behind a west end business ended up in a tussle to gain control of a stolen vehicle.

The incident began at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019 when Kingston Police officers responded to the call. Prior to their arrival, the officers were informed by police dispatch that the vehicle in question was stolen.

Officers arrived at the business, which is located near the corner of Centennial Drive and Princess Street, and found that the vehicle was still parked behind the business with the two accused parties inside. The accused man was sitting in the driver’s seat, while the accused female was sitting in the back seat.

According to Kingston Police, the accused woman was removed from the vehicle while officers went to speak with the accused man at the driver’s side door. However, after police informed him that he was under arrest for being in a stolen vehicle, the accused man grabbed the gearshift and put the car in drive. While the vehicle was in motion, an officer leapt into the vehicle and attempted to gain control of the accused man. The accused man then punched the officer in the face.

The accused man then put the vehicle into reverse and rammed into the police cruiser, which had been parked behind the suspect vehicle. The impact was enough to throw the cruiser nearly 30 feet, according to Kingston Police. Police were then able to gain control of the accused man and bring the vehicle to a stop.

During all of this, the accused woman had fled from police, but she was located and captured a short distance away trying to make an escape by laying down in the back seat of a taxi so as not to be seen.

The ensuing investigation found that there was a firearm in the stolen vehicle, as well as a Taser. Police also located small baggies containing a white substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle. Additionally, the accused woman was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants.

The 37-year-old Kingston man was charged with:

  • Assaulting police with intent to resist arrest
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited
  • Occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a firearm while knowingly not holding a licence
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Failure to stop for police
  • Dangerous driving
  • Two counts of operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Unlawfully possessing a Schedule 1 substance

The 40-year-old Kingston woman was charged with:

  • Posession of a firearm while knowingly not holding a licence
  • Unlawfully possessing a Schedule 1 substance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Escaping the lawful custody of a peace officer
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