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Cybercriminals use synonyms to bypass security filters

Kingston Police have released details on yet another way cybercriminals are gaining access to your inbox: synonyms. “Most email clients have security filters that scan your incoming emails for keywords,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer – C.O.R.E. Unit. “When certain keywords accompany other suspicious elements, the email will

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Kingston man arrested for theft of over $200k in construction equipment

An investigation stretching as long as 2021 thus far has concluded with a Kingston man being arrested and charged in connection with the theft of heavy construction equipment. According to Kingston Police, their investigation into the theft of the equipment from a housing developments in the Kingston area began in

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Kingston Police warn phishing scams at all-time high

The following is a message from Kingston Police regarding phishing scams and social engineering: The prevalence of phishing scams is at an all-time high. Because you are the key to preventing a cyberattack within your home or your organization, it is important to question the legitimacy of every email you

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Kingston man found asleep at steering wheel arrested for impaired driving

A witness concerned after spotting a stopped vehicle impeding traffic contacted police in what ended up being a case involving a driver impaired by drugs. According to Kingston Police, at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Jun. 7, 2021, the witness saw the vehicle stopped in the northbound lane of Alfred

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Update: Suspect arrested – Kingston Police seeking male believed to be in possession of a firearm

UPDATE (Friday, Jun. 11, 2021): Kingston Police have arrested the suspect involved in a north end shooting last week that resulted in a community caution recommending residents in Rideau Heights remain indoors. The investigation into the incident began on Saturday, Jun. 5, 2021. That morning, an altercation took place in

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Man refusing to wear face covering arrested for assault at Kingston train station

An altercation involving a man refusing to wear a face covering in compliance with COVID-19 protocols resulted in that man being arrested after he assaulted an employee at the Kingston train station. At approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021, the accused man entered the Via Rail station on

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Police seek to identify downtown Kingston robbery suspect

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance to identify the male suspect, wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a downtown Kingston convenience store. According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The male suspect entered

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Kingston Police warn of a recent email and phone based scam

The following is a message from Kingston Police, warning of a new scam using both email and a telephone call to trick the public into downloading malware onto their systems: Thank you for calling—here’s some malware. Kingston Police is aware of a recent social engineering scam that utilizes real people

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Kingston man charged after threatening security guard with a knife

A local man became confrontational with a security guard at a business in downtown Kingston after being asked to leave the premises after refusing to wear a mask. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021, the accused male entered a business on Montreal Street in downtown Kingston. According

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Kingston Police seeking public assistance to locate missing man

Kingston Police have released the above image and are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man. Matthew Bonner, 28 years of age, was last seen in the area of Princess Street and Anderson Street in Kingston’s west end on the morning of Friday, May 28, 2021, according to

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Insecure load leads Kingston Police officers to stolen truck

A local man is facing charges after issues with the connection between a truck and trailer he was driving drew attention of police – who then discovered the truck in question was stolen.

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Kingston Police: Family concerned for well-being of missing man

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing man. Wayne Bierkos, 57, of Kingston was last seen on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 leaving the area of Wilson Street on foot. One of Bierkos’ family members reached out to police, as there

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