Officer Catches Fleeing Cyclist
Release Date: November 5, 2018
A 30-year-old local man was caught after fleeing from Police.
On Saturday November 3 at approximately 7:15 a.m. an officer was driving southbound on Division Street approaching Guy Street. He noticed a cyclist riding on the west sidewalk (contrary to Kingston city by-law) without any lights (contrary to the Highway Traffic Act). The rider identified himself when asked to do so and the officer learned he was breaching some judicial release conditions. The cyclist refused to stop for the officer and sped southbound ditching his bike in the area of Concession Street. The accused went in behind the plaza, squeezing through a hole in the fence and into an open field. The officer managed to follow the accused and watched him toss a small, plastic baggy. Other officers assisted and the accused was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with possession of a controlled drug, possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order, possession of a dangerous weapon and two counts of failing to comply with his recognizance.