Man with break-in tools at underground parking garage near KGH, Queen’s arrested

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In the early morning hours today, Kingston Police arrested a man who was behaving suspiciously and tried to obstruct police.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Bagot Street and Earl Street to check out a suspicious male who had just been in the underground parking garage on Stuart Street and emerged from the garage carrying three backpacks. Officers located the man, who was dressed in dark clothing, had his hood up, and was wearing gloves, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

The man identified himself to the officers, who did not believe he was telling the truth. Although the man insisted he was giving police his correct name, the officers learned his true identity without the man’s cooperation, police said.

The man was arrested for obstructing police, and a search of his backpack found an assortment of tools frequently used for break-ins and thefts, including a handsaw, bolt cutters, vice grips, a crowbar, a hammer, and a utility knife.

The 31-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with obstructing police, possession of break-in tools, and three counts of breach of probation.

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