Update: Identified – Police looking to identify suspect in theft from Kingston Indigenous Language Nest

Update (Tuesday, May 23, 2023):
The suspect involved in the theft of gardening equpiment from a local non-profit organization has been identified after Kingston Police appealed to the community for assistance to do so.

Kingston Police originally requested public assistance on Thursday, May 18, 2023, seeking to identify the male suspect, who was captured on security footage at the Kingston Indigenous Language Nest (KILN) where thefts had been occurring at an out building on the property. According to police, approximately $3,000 worth of equipment was stolen from the organization.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Kingston Police thanked the public for their assistance in the matter, noting that the suspect had been positively identified.

“On May 22, 2023, a 49 year old local individual was arrested and charged with two counts of break and enter, as well as two counts of theft under $5,000,” police said in a press release.

Kingstonist has removed the photo of the suspect which police had released in connection with this case in order to avoid future confusion.


Original article (Thursday, May 18, 2023):
Kingston Police have released the above photo and are requesting public assistance to identify the person pictured, the suspect in a break at enter at a local non-profit organization where approximately $3,000 worth of property was stolen.

According to police, “during the overnight hours” of Thursday, May 11, 2023, the suspect broke into several secured out buildings on the property of the Kingston Indigenous Language Nest (KILN), which is located at 610 Montreal Street.

“The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest has recently experienced multiple thefts to one of their out buildings over the past two weeks,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

“These thefts have resulted in a loss of approximately $3,000 worth of gardening equipment.”

Police described the suspect in the May 11 break-in as being Caucasian with a medium build, possibly with missing teeth. The suspect was observed on security footage wearing dark pants, and blue sweatshirt, and a red, white, and blue jacket. The suspect was also wearing white running shoes, a red and black Toronto Raptors hat, and carrying a black backpack, Kingston Police said.

Anyone with information about the above incidents or the identity of the suspect pictured/described is asked to contact Detective Constable Jason Lachapelle via email at [email protected].

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