Man arrested after months of reported harassment

Photo by First Response Media.

Kingston Police say they have arrested a local man after repeated incidents of harassment.

Police say the female victim contacted them at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Jul. 13 to report the suspect had been following her as she made her way to a friend’s house, downtown.

The two had previously been neighbours. During that time, the suspect would make her feel uncomfortable with unwanted communications, according to Police. The suspect moved in March 2020, but police say the unwanted communications continued via social media and phone calls. The suspect would reportedly randomly show up at the victim’s home, and follow her throughout the city when she went out.

Police report that the victim asked numerous times for the suspect to leave her alone, but to no avail. According to police, on July 9, 2020 the victim received a message on social media depicting disturbing images and content of a threatening nature. Police say the constant, unwanted communications and stalking behaviour made the victim fearful for her safety.

When police arrived to the scene on Monday night, the suspect had left the area on foot and could not be located. At approximately 11:00 p.m. police located the suspect near Bath Road at Centennial Drive. He was subsequently arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

A 42-year-old local man was charged with harassment by threatening conduct.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

Leave a Reply

You cannot copy content from this page, please share the link instead!