Kingston Police

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Children Being Approached by Stranger Offering Candy

Release Date: June 12, 2018



Kingston Police wish to notify the public of information regarding two recent incidents involving a man approaching young children and offering them candy. In both incidents the man offered candy if the children went with him to his white van, however no van was actually seen. Reports are conflicting to some degree, however in one incident that occurred in a park off Curtis Crescent, the male was described as white, in his 20’s, 5’8”, average build, dark brown past the shoulder hair, and wearing dark clothing.


The incidents are being investigated and anyone with similar incidents or any information, is asked to please contact Detective Amanda Smith at 613-549-4660 ext. 6292 or via email at


Parents are encouraged to remind their children to stay away from people they do not know. The following link provides some good advice on this: 


You can also provide tips anonymously via:


  • By calling our general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to be anonymous
  • By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)