A large police presence has remained on-scene at a Bur Brook Road residence throughout the day on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, as the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) carried out an investigation.
A handful of OPP vehicles, including basic police cruisers, both marked and unmarked, and a large OPP tactical response truck arrived on Bur Brook Road sometime before 9:20 a.m. One marked OPP vehicle remained parked in the driveway of the residence in question throughout the day, while other police vehicles lined the seldom-busy somewhat rural road. Specifically, the residence at the focus of the police activity is between Cole Hill Road and Sydenham Road, just north of Highway 401. Biker Enforcement Unit officers could be seen on the property as the investigation carried on throughout the day.
“Keeping in mind that it is ongoing, what I’m able to release is limited,” Acting Staff Sergeant Jeff Brazeau of the OPP said in a phone interview with Kingstonist.
“There has been and continues to be enforcement action at that address. This started today and remains ongoing,” Sgt. Brazeau continued. “I’d truly like to be able to comment further, but I can’t, just to protect the integrity of the investigation.”
While Bur Brook Road is north of Highway 401, it is technically within the City of Kingston limits. For their part, Kingston Police – specifically the Kingston Police Forensic Identification Unit – arrived on scene at the residence just before 2:30 p.m.
“There is no risk to public safety at this time,” Brazeau confirmed. “The enforcement action at this address remains ongoing.”
Police had cleared from the residence by approximately 3:30 p.m.
Kingstonist has reached out to Kingston Police for information on their involvement in this investigation. No response from Kingston Police was received by time of publication. Kingstonist will update this article if/when more information becomes available.