For the 24-hour period from 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, Kingston Police received nine domestic-related calls. Three of those cases ended with arrests and charges.
Breaching court order leads to criminal harassment charges for Kingston man
A local man who was placed on conditions to abstain from communication with his ex-girlfriend in 2017 is now facing four charges after failing to do so.
Police became aware of ongoing harassment between the accused man and the female victim on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The two had been in a 27-year relationship, but that relationship ended in 2017, and the accused man was placed on the aforementioned conditions not to communicate with the victim, as well as to remain physically away from her. Further investigation by Kingston Police found that the accused man had made multiple attempts to contact the victim, and had continued to harass her on numerous occasions.
At approximately 7:55 p.m. the same day, police located the accused man in the north end of the city. The 57-year-old Kingston man was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal harassment, and two counts of breaching a court order.
Local woman charged with assault following domestic disturbance
What started as an argument between a couple on their drive home turned into a physical altercation where a Kingston woman left her partner with multiple injuries.
The accused woman and the male victim, who had been in a relationship for about five years, were still arguing when they arrived home at their north end residence. Once inside the residence, the argument escalated and the accused woman proceeded to attack the victim, causing “numerous injuries to his chest, neck, and eye,” according to Kingston Police. The victim was then able to leave the residence and contact police.
Kingston Police responded at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, and located the accused woman still at the residence. The 29-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault.
Kingston man charged with domestic assaults of wife of 30 years
After Kingston Police became aware of domestic related assaults what occurred between a local man and his wife, the victim, the investigation led to multiple assault charges.
Police became aware of the issue at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2019. The accused man and the victim had been married for 30 years, and police learned that the accused man had previously struck the victim in the face resulting in injuries to her nose. Following that incident, the victim had sought medical attention for the injury.
Further investigation found that, on another occasion, the accused man had grabbed the victim by both arms and shook her with force when she had tried to intervene between the accused man and their son during an argument.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. the same day, police went to the couple’s residence north of Highway 401. The 67-year-old local man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault.
The following is a statement from Kingston Police:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) and KFACC for men
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres