On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Kingston Police arrested and charged two men in relation to incidents involving domestic violence, resulting in a total of 10 charges laid.
In the first case, police discovered an instance of domestic assault while investigating an unrelated incident. Police responded to a residence in Kington’s north end regarding a disturbance, which was determined to me a non-criminal matter, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
While speaking with the female present at the home, officers noticed damage to her home and, upon further investigation, found that the female had been assaulted by the accused man, her partner, two days earlier. Police learned that, during an argument, the accused had violently pushed the victim across a room in her home, causing her to fail and suffer injury.
Later on Tuesday, Jan. 8, police located and arrested the accused. The 24-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault.
On the same day, police were called to another residence for a domestic incident. At approximately 8:20 p.m., the accused man in the case broke into the home of his ex-wife, located north of the city. The man entered through a rear door of the residence, despite the “numerous court ordered conditions to remain away from his ex-wife, stemming from a previous domestic related incident that had occurred in November of 2018,” Kingston Police said.
Once inside the home, the accused man “went on a rampage” and assaulted both his ex-wife and a second female victim multiple times. During the incident, the man armed himself with a kitchen knife, and the victims locked themselves in the children’s bedroom of the residence. The accused man then broke down the door and continued to assault the victims.
When police arrived, the victims and children were able to escape the home. After lengthy negotiations, the accused man surrendered to police and was taken into custody. The 38-year-old local man was charged with two counts of assault, breaking and entering, two counts of mischief, and four counts of breach of recognizance.
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
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families