A theft in progress call to Kingston Police ended with two men arrested and charged following a residential break and enter.
Police responded to the call at an east end residence on Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 at approximately 7 a.m. There, a citizen had seen the first accused man in a neighbour’s garage stealing gas from a vehicle. Responding officers located the man nearby walking away from the residence and placed him under arrest.
Police then learned that an unknown pickup truck and trailer were parked just off the roadway, also near the residence. Upon approaching the pickup truck, police observed the second accused man in the driver’s seat, passed out behind the wheel. After being awoken, the second accused man was disoriented and showed signs of being impaired. He was subsequently arrested.
The ensuing investigation found that the pickup truck and trailer had first been observed at the location at approximately 6:20 a.m. the same morning. According to Kingston Police, the accused men had entered the garage and then rummaged through a vehicle before siphoning gas from it. Police also discovered that the licence plates attached to the pickup truck and trailer itself were stolen.
A 24-year-old local man was charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and three counts of breach of probation. The other accused man, a 25-year-old local man, was charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000, and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.