Release Date: July 11, 2019

19-22632

 

On June 23, 2019 at approximately 2:45 p.m. the male accused was observed by a Kingston Transit bus driver near the intersection of Brock Street and Alfred Street in downtown Kingston. The bus driver had observed the accused riding a bicycle and attempting to flag her down as she merged back into traffic after completing one of her scheduled stops on Brock Street. The bus driver did not stop for the accused as it was unsafe to do so after merging back into traffic.

 

The bus driver continued along her route to Bath Road and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and observed the accused approaching from the rear of the bus as she waited at a red light at the intersection. The accused pulled in front of the bus, got off of his bicycle, and removed a child from the rear bicycle seat. He then placed the child down on the roadway and proceeded to block the bus from moving with his bicycle.

 

The accused approached the front of the bus and began yelling, screaming, and hitting the front window. The accused also began taking pictures of the bus driver. Passengers on the bus became concerned in regards to the disturbance as well as the welfare of the child who had been left in traffic.

 

The Kingston Transit bus was delayed for several minutes while the accused caused the disturbance. He eventually placed the child back in the bicycle seat and departed westbound on Bath Road after failing to stop for a red light at the intersection of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard. The accused stopped and delayed the bus for a second time further west on Bath Road. The delays affected numerous Kingston Transit passengers, routes, and transfers.

 

On June 24, 2019 police were notified about the incident and further investigation revealed the identity of the accused. Police contacted the accused who initially refused to meet with them.

 

On July 10, 2019 the accused attended police headquarters where he was subsequently arrested. He was later released on conditions with a future court date.

 

A 50-year-old local man was charged with causing a disturbance and obstruct property under $5000.