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  • Police advising that ransoming businesses has become a successful business for cybercriminals

    Release Date: January 12, 2024

    On Christmas Eve, cybercriminals targeted three hospitals in Germany using Lockbit 3.0 ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects computers and networks. It holds data and other sensitive information “hostage” in exchange for payment. If you refuse to meet their payment demands, the cybercriminals could destroy the files. Or they could make them available to the public, resulting in data theft and leaks of sensitive information.

  • Police seek to identify individual suspected of multiple break-ins and thefts in downtown Kingston

    Release Date: January 12, 2024

    23-51044

    Since late December 2023, multiple incidents of break-ins and thefts have been reported by residents of at least three apartment buildings in the area of Ontario Street and Lower Union Street in downtown Kingston.

  • Police warn that easy income for you can be an easy scam for cybercriminals

    Release Date: December 27, 2023

    Countless people around the world are experiencing economic strain. It’s no surprise that cybercriminals are ready to take advantage of this situation. In fact, they’re using a unique social engineering tactic to gain your trust and steal your money.

  • Police arrest and charge individual from Toronto with various theft and fraud related offences

    Release Date: December 27, 2023

    23-33757/23-46535

    In June 2023, Kingston Police began an investigation into an individual who worked at a restaurant in Kingston. This individual, while at their workplace, would wear special glasses that had recording capabilities. The individual would take debit/credit cards from customers in hand and look at them closely before returning them. It was later discovered that the accused was recording the debit/credit card information.

  • Announcement of R. Scott Fraser as Chief of Police

    MEDIA RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    December 19, 2023   Time:  8:30 am

    Re:  Announcement of R. Scott Fraser as Chief of Police

    The Kingston Police Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Acting Chief Scott Fraser as the new Chief of Police with the Kingston Police, effective January 1, 2024.

  • Police alerting public to beware of new Disney+ phishing scam

    Release Date: December 15, 2023

    Callback phishing is when a phishing email directs you to call a number instead of clicking on a link. These emails are often fake notifications that encourage you to make a call to correct an error. A recent scam impersonating the popular streaming service Disney+ is a great example of this tactic.

  • Kingston Police Special Services Division continues targeted enforcement of drug traffickers

    Release Date: December 15, 2023

    The Kingston Police Special Services Division continues with their commitment to targeted enforcement of drug traffickers in the City of Kingston, executing two search warrants on December 14, 2023, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

  • One person arrested following search warrant execution at psychedelic mushroom dispensary

    Release Date: December 13, 2023

    23-48929

    On December 12, 2023, members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit concluded a lengthy investigation into the psychedelic mushroom dispensary “Shroomyz” located in downtown Kingston.

  • Individual charged with dangerous driving and impaired driving after causing two collisions

    Release Date: December 12, 2023

    23-48695

    On December 10, 2023, at approximately 1:55 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of Division Street and Ellice Street regarding a collision that had just occurred at that intersection.


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