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Local man facing child luring charges

A Kingston man has been charged with child luring and child pornography offences. Members of the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and OPP Crime Unit have arrested and charged the man following an investigation relating to the luring of a child over the

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Police warn the public about extortion schemes with a twist

Kingston Police have released a warning about extortion schemes occurring over email. “So, you may or may not visit sensitive websites every now and again. But, what happens when a hacker tries to blackmail you with “proof” of you on a sensitive website?” Kingston Police asked in a release, dated

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Police warn parents about youth sextortion through image sharing

Kingston Police are warning parents about an increasing and serious trend involving youth being extorted for money. There has been a concerning rise in teenagers reporting issues surrounding video communication with adults posing as teenagers, according to a report from Kingston Police, dated Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. On platforms that

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OPP issue warrant for man involved in armed robbery in Leeds County

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have issued an arrest warrant for one man, who, along with another man and a woman, were involved in an armed robbery in Leeds County. Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the armed robbery, which occurred at

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Charges laid after investigation into alleged robbery and extortion incident

Three people are facing multiple charges after an investigation into an alleged robbery and extortion incident involving a taxi driver. The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the incident. According to a report from Frontenac OPP, dated Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, a taxi driver reported that on

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Police release top 10 Canadian frauds of 2019

Kingston Police have released information from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) regarding the most common and damaging fraud schemes of 2019. According to police, the CAFC received 46,465 fraud reports from Canadian consumers and businesses in 2019. The total reported losses from these scams were $96,163,328.64. The following are the

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Six people arrested after kidnapping and robbery

Kingston Police have arrested six individuals, all local, after a man was taken against his will, threatened, and forced to participate in a robbery. According to police, the victim was taken against his will on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in the area of Patrick and Thomas Streets. The victim was

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Kingston Police warning parents of online ‘sextortionists’ targeting teens

According to Kingston Police and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, there is “an increasing and very serious trend involving Canadian youth being extorted for money.” In a press release on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, Kingston Police said there has been a concerning rise in teenagers reporting issues regarding video

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