A Kingston man is facing charges after trying to enter several residences and being found inside a woman’s home uninvited.
According to Kingston Police, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, the woman was in her north end residence when, at approximately 11:30 a.m., she heard her front door open and close, and then hear a man’s voice coming from the first floor of her home. The woman walked downstairs and witnesses the accused man, whom she didn’t know, standing in her kitchen. The man proceeded to leave the residence without incident, and was then observed by the woman checking the front doors of other homes in the neighbourhood.
The woman took photos of the accused man and posted them on social media as a warning to others in the area. She then contacted police.
“Due to other witnesses seeing the posting on social media, the accused was located at a downtown Kingston restaurant. At approximately 2:30 p.m. police arrested the accused for the break in,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
Upon searching the man, police discovered unopened bottles of alcohol, which they later learned had been stolen from inside a residential porch at an unknown address.
The 58-year-old local man was charged with breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property under $5,000.