A Kingston man has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and two counts breach probation after elbowing an unidentified male on Princess Street on Tuesday, May 17, 2019.
Police observed the accused man walking westbound on Princess Street in downtown Kingston at approximately 4:00 p.m. The accused was then observed by police elbowing an unidentified male who appeared to be walking with his family.
The accused man proceeded to laugh and was then observed entering a restaurant on Princess Street.
Police attended inside the restaurant and were advised by the employees that the accused was not welcome. Police approached the accused man and asked for him to leave the restaurant, at which time he began to scream and bang on the restaurant window. The accused then ran toward the entrance of the restaurant and damaged the front door by kicking it open.
Once outside the accused man took up a fighting stance and attempted to engage the officer in a fight. Police attempted to arrest the male party for the mischief caused to the door of the restaurant however he violently resisted and attempted to assault police. After a brief struggle the accused was taken into custody by police.
The 41-year-old local man was charged with assault police, resist arrest, and two counts breach probation.