Release Date: November 6, 2019

19-42855

 

On November 5, 2019 at approximately 4:25 p.m. the male accused was observed driving a vehicle north on Division Street by police. A police investigation had revealed that the licence plates on the vehicle that the accused was operating had been reported as stolen. Police followed this vehicle to a Guy Street address where the accused exited the vehicle and entered a residence.

 

Upon exiting the residence and reentering the vehicle a short time later police approached the accused and arrested him for being in possession of stolen property.

 

After searching the vehicle police located a baggy containing a crystal like substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine on the driver’s side floor. Police also found a quantity of suspected stolen power tools inside the vehicle. Further investigation also revealed that the vehicle was not registered and was also uninsured. The accused was a suspended driver and was breaching two of his court imposed conditions.

 

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

 

A 30-year-old local man was charged with possession under $5000, unlawfully possess schedule 1 substance, and two counts breach probation.

 

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Kingston Police wishes to remind the public of the importance of documenting or distinctly marking tools and other valuable property in order to make it possible to trace them back to their rightful owners should they be stolen.