In the three days from Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, Kingston police responded 13 calls over domestic issues, resulting the arrest of three men and one woman.
On Friday, Nov. 16, police were called to a residence in the city’s north end due to a domestic altercation just before 10 p.m. Upon responding, police found themselves in the middle of a couple’s argument when the two began arguing again in front of the officers. Police determined that both the male and female had been physically assaultive, and both parties were arrested and charged with assault.
Then, on Saturday, Nov. 17, police were called to an address in Portsmouth. There, the female victim had arrived with her friend to retrieve some of her belongings at approximately 1:30 a.m. The accused male had messaged the victim telling her that he would destroy her property if she didn’t come to get it. When the victim and her friend arrived, the man came outside and immediately began to argue with the victim’s friend. As the victim went to exit the vehicle, the accused man kicked the door of the vehicle, pinching the victim’s legs and feet in the door. When the victim finally did exit the vehicle, the accused man punched her in the face and kicked her in the stomach. The man then began walking back to his residence, but suddenly changed his mind, turning and running back to the vehicle where he jumped on the trunk and stomped on the back window, breaking it.
As police arrived, the accused man fled into his house while officers directed him to stop. He then barricaded himself in a room, and officers were required to use force to enter the residence. The man then attempted to resist arrest before police finally arrested him and transported him to Kingston Police Headquarters.
The 19-year-old local man is charged with assault, mischief, resisting arrest, and two counts of breach of recognizance.
The final arrest took place on Sunday, Nov. 18, when the victim returned home at approximately 7:40 p.m. after being away for a week. The victim had told the accused man to leave her residence while she was away, but he had failed to do so. When she confronted the man about it, the two began arguing while the man began packing his things. As the argument escalated, the man grabbed the victim by the neck and shoved her into a wall. The victim then began hitting the accused man until he let her go, and which point she left the apartment and called police.
Responding officers located and arrested the accused man. The 44-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault.
The following is a reminder from Kingston Police:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee)
For women: http://kfacc.org/ For men: http://kfacc.org/do-you-need-help/for-men/
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://victimservicesontario.ca/