From Tuesday, Mar. 26 to Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, Kingston Police responded to 10 domestic calls. As a result, two local men have been arrested and charged in relation to two respective domestic incidents.
The first incident began on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, and involved the violation of court conditions and violent threats.
At approximately 6 p.m. that day, the accused man violated court imposed condition when he went to the residence of the female victim in mid-town Kingston. Although the couple had been in a four year relationship and the victim was currently two months pregnant with the child of the accused man, the accused was already on court imposed conditions to remain away from the victim. Those conditions stemmed from a recent domestic-related arrest just last month.
Later on in the evening, the two became involved in an argument, during which the accused man threatened to stab the victim and kill the unborn baby she was carrying, according to Kingston Police. At that point, the accused approached the victim and pulled a switchblade knife from his shirt sleeve and opened it. At that time, a mutual friend of the couple who was present intervened. The accused man then proceeded to leave the residence.
Police learned of the incident at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019. The accused man was located and arrested at his residence.
The 38-year-old Kingston man was charged with uttering threats, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, and two counts of breach of recognizance.
The second incident occurred on Thursday, Mar. 28, 210, and also involved threats of violence.
In that case, the accused man contacted the female victim by phone and began to argue with her about relationship issues. The couple had been dating for five year, and living together for approximately six months. According to Kingston Police, the accused man became enraged with the victim, and, as the argument escalated, he threatened to kill her. A short time later, the victim then received a second call from the accused man, who indicated he would violently kill her, causing her to fear for her life.
Police learned of the incident and were able to contact the accused man by phone. The accused man agreed to attend Kingston Police Headquarters, where he was subsequently arrested.
The 25-year-old Kingston man was charged with two counts of uttering threats.
The following is a message 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