A local male has been charged with drug possession, possession of a prohibited weapon and prowling by night after police witness him shining a flashlight on a residence and vehicle on Patrick Street.
While on regular patrol on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, a police officer observed the male accused walking north on Patrick Street while carrying a flashlight at approximately 1:55 a.m. According to police, he then proceeded to turn his flashlight on intermittently while looking at the residence and a vehicle in the driveway.
After several seconds the accused walked back to the sidewalk and continued walking toward Fraser Street, Kingston Police report. The officer recognized the accused from previous dealings and arrested him for prowling by night on the Patrick Street property.
The accused was searched and police located a butterfly style knife in his pants pocket. This knife was considered a prohibited weapon as it was able to be opened using centrifugal force, police say. Police also searched a satchel that the male had in his possession and discovered a plastic container that contained a quantity of a substance suspected to be cocaine. It was further discovered that the accused was breaching multiple court imposed probation conditions.
The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
A 25-year-old local man was charged with
- prowl at night on other person’s property,
- possession of prohibited weapon,
- possession of prohibited weapon while prohibited,
- unlawful possession of schedule 1 substance,
- and two counts breach of probation