Police urge vigilance after two suspicious incidents in University District

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Kingston Police are advising downtown residents, particularly those in the University District to “be vigilant” after two suspicious incidents involving trespassing.

According to police, the first incident occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, when witnesses in a home on Division Street in the University District were awoken by a male suspect yelling outside their residence. On that occasion, the male suspect aggressively yelled threats and vulgarities at those inside the residence, however, the man did not enter the residence and finally left the property.

Then, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at approximately 9 p.m., occupants of a University Avenue apartment heard a male suspect speaking belligerently outside one of their windows. The suspect didn’t enter the building, and eventually left the property.

“Although it is unknown if these two incidents are related police are asking the public to be vigilant in and around their properties especially in the University District and downtown core. Should suspicious or harassing behaviour be observed or if someone is seen lurking and trespassing on private property please contact Kingston Police immediately by phone,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

“Although online reporting is available to members of the public it is always best to phone police directly in the case of an urgent matter that requires immediate assistance.” Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact Detective Carter at 613-549-4660 ext. 6222, or via email at acarter@kingstonpolice.ca.

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