‘Suspicious’ individual arrested for prowling in Kingston’s north end

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A local individual is facing charges after Kingston Police observed suspicious behaviour on a residential property in the area of Abbey Glen Drive and Weller Avenue in Worthington Park, a residential neighbourhood in the Kingscourt-Rideau district.

According to a release from Kingston Police, officers were on patrol in the area on Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2024, and noted the individual at approximately 10:20 p.m.

“Officers were proactively patrolling this neighbourhood when they observed an individual in dark clothing and wearing a backpack standing in the yard of a private residential property close to the side of a house. The individual was acting suspiciously and looking from [side] to side and when they saw the headlights of the police cruiser coming toward them, they promptly began walking away from the residence and off of the private property,” Kingston Police detailed.

According to the release, police stopped and spoke with the individual and ascertained that they had no reasonable explanation regarding why they had been loitering on a property which did not belong to them.

At approximately 10:25 p.m. officers arrested the accused for prowling at night on another person’s property. According to the release, further investigation revealed that the accused was also breaching multiple conditions of a release order. Officers further confirmed with the homeowner that the accused had no reason to be on their private residential property, let alone late in the evening, Kingston Police relayed.

Police said the accused was transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

A 53-year-old local individual was charged with prowling at night on another person’s property and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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