Kingston Police responded to numerous calls over Halloween weekend, including a significant arrest in Kingston’s west end, where quick action from a patrol officer stopped a suspect from fleeing the scene.
Shortly after midnight on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, patrol officers were dispatched to a business located on Bath Road between Gardiners Road and Centennial Drive, according to a release from Kingston Police
According to police, three individuals were observed in the rear grounds of this business property rummaging through boxes. When officers arrived on scene, they observed an individual flee from the property on a motorcycle. This male drove directly past the responding officers who were unable to stop him as he fled the scene, according to the release. The two other individuals were still on the grounds and one also fled, this time on foot, and again managed to evade police.
The third individual attempted to flee the scene also on a motorcycle, however he didn’t get far as a patrol officer was able to sprint towards the suspect, and remove him from the motorcycle, according to the release. Police said the suspect then managed to shake loose from the officer’s grip and run away, but yet again the speedy officer tracked the suspect down in a short foot pursuit and took him into custody at 12:30 a.m.
A 32-year-old Kingston man was subsequently charged with several offences including:
- Break and Enter,
- Theft of Motor Vehicle,
- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and
- Breach of Probation.