Two local residents have been arrested and charged in relation to the multiple vehicle break-ins that happened over the course of one night in Kingston’s north end.
Dozens of residents woke up on the morning of Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018, to find windows of their vehicles smashed and items taken from within. At approximately 5 a.m., a man was seen looking into parked vehicles with a flashlight on Virginia Street, according to a press release from Kingston Police. The witness yelled at the man to stop what he was doing, and the man grabbed some nearby bags and met up with a woman, who was also carrying bags. Police were contacted, and located the man and woman still in the area upon arrival. Both were carrying multiple bags, which contained stolen purses, wallets, passports and other forms of personal identification.
Both the 21-year-old man and the 20-year-old woman were arrested, taken to Kingston Police Headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing. The pair are jointly charged with mischief, theft, and possession of stolen property.
Kingston Police report they have taken 30 reports of thefts from vehicles and/or damage to vehicles in the area, all of which occurred overnight between Tuesday, Jun. 5 and Wednesday, Jun. 6. The investigation is ongoing, and police suspect there may be more cases that have yet to be reported, and encourage citizens to check their vehicles and report any theft or damage.