Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw Enforcement kept the streets clear in the University District this past weekend. Over 120 charges were laid through the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), and four major incidents were reported by Kingston Police in a release dated Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
At approximately 11:50 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, officers observed a 20-year-old Queen’s student with open alcohol in a large group on Brock Street near University Avenue, who consequently fled from officers after her peer group advised her to run from the officers. According to the release, she was apprehended in the backyard of a nearby residence and arrested for public intoxication and obstructing police. Police said she was resisting arrest and refusing to comply with directions while being handcuffed.
Upon being walked back to the police cruiser and placed in the rear seat, the female began hurling profanities at and berating the officers, according to the release. She kicked at the interior of the cruiser during her transport to the Kingston Police Headquarters and, upon arriving in the booking sally port (secured entryway), the officers observed she had cracked and broken the Plexiglas divider. She was charged with the criminal offences of mischief and resisting arrest. She was later released on an undertaking with a future court date and a condition not to consume alcohol.
Kingston Police and Bylaw Enforcement responded to a total of 210 noise complaints from Friday through to Sunday (Sept 24-26, 2021) in the University District. Total charges and penalties between the two agencies were:
- 6 Criminal Code charges
- 2 obstruct police
- 2 breaches of release conditions
- 1 mischief
- 1 prowl by night
- 41 Liquor Licence Act offences
- 40 open alcohol
- 1 public intoxication arrest and charge
- 61 aggravated nuisance party AMPs
- 13 amplified sound AMPs
- 2 obstruct AMPs