Suspect arrested after rash of break-ins and vandalized vehicles at Kingston apartment buildings

One of 56 vehicles that had windows smashed out while parked in an underground parking garage at an Old Mill Road apartment building. The local resident allegedly responsible has now been arrested and charged by Kingston Police. Photo by Sarah Burtch/Kingstonist.

Kingston Police have arrested a local resident after a string of incidents over the past four months that culminated with a break and enter that saw over 50 vehicles vandalized.

As previously reported, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2024, a total of 56 vehicles were vandalized, most having had their windows smashed out, after a parking garage at an apartment building on Old Mill Road was broken into. Many of the vehicles had items taken from them.

This was not the first instance of someone breaking into secured parking garages of apartment buildings in Kingston, police shared today, Thursday, Apr. 11, 2024.

“Over the past four months, multiple apartment buildings have been broken into throughout Kingston. During each of these incidents, items were stolen, and property was vandalized,” Kingston Police said in a press release.

With regard to the Old Mill Road apartment building incident, police said that the suspect “used a tool” to break the windows out of the 56 vehicles parked in the secure underground garage. The suspect, who was captured on security video during these offences, “rummaged through each vehicle seeking items to steal,” police said.

After viewing the security footage, police “circulated this information and the related images of the accused, who was wearing notable articles of clothing during the incident, to other officers in attempts at having them identified,” Kingston Police detailed.

According to police, later the same day, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers with the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit “observed an individual riding a bicycle in the parking lot of an apartment building located on Leroy Grant Drive.”

“The individual who was observed had an outstanding warrant for their arrest and they were subsequently taken into custody,” Police stated.

“Searching this individual’s belongings, incident to arrest, revealed to the keen-eyed officers that the arrested party was also in possession of an article of clothing, which matched one that was worn by the suspect responsible for the Old Mill Road incidents earlier that day.”

According to police, 44-year-old Charles Reynolds of Kingston was charged with:

  • Three counts of breaking and entering with intent to commit an offence
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Two counts of mischief under $5,000

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