On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, Kingston Police responded to four domestic incidents. As a result of two of those incidents, two men have been arrested and charged.
The first arrest occurred when the victim of more than one domestic assault returned to Kingston to make a statement to police. The victim and the accused began arguing over having someone watch their child so that the victim could attend an event, according to a press release from Kingston Police. When the argument escalated, the accused hit the victim multiple times while a witness tried to intervene. The victim suffered injuries to her head and mouth.
After the attack, the victim left Kingston, but returned on September 20 to speak with police. An investigation found that the victim had previously been assaulted by the accused in October of 2017.
That same day, the accused was located at his home and arrest. The 18-year-old local man is charged with two counts of assault, uttering threats, and two counts of breach of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The other arrest occurred when the accused man became annoyed when the victim used a flashlight to find something at approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 20. The two began to argue and the victim told the man to leave. When the victim opened the door to usher the man out, he flicked blood on her from a wound on his hand and the pushed her backwards through the open door.
The man then walked towards the driveway and threatened to smash the victims’ car windows. The victim tried to get between the man and her car, and the man punched her in the eye. The victim’s son called 911, and the accused fled, but was located and arrested nearby.
The 27-year-old Kingston man is charged with two counts of assault, uttering threats to damage property, and breach of probation.
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 https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/services-resources/victim-services/#path_of_strength
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee)
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834) http://victimservicesontario.ca/
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/violence.php
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory http://services.findhelp.ca/ovss/
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres https://www.sadvtreatmentcentres.ca/