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Individual arrested and charged with arson after starting a fire in lobby of police headquarters

Release Date: December 11, 2023



On December 11, 2023, at approximately 3:45 a.m. the accused entered the front lobby vestibule of Kingston Police headquarters located at 705 Division Street.


The accused walked over to a phone in the vestibule, removed a lighter from a pocket, and then began setting the phone on fire. The accused then exited the vestibule and proceeded on foot toward Division Street.


The incident was captured on security cameras and officers immediately attended the vestibule where the phone was now fully engulfed in flames. The fire was promptly extinguished, and police located and arrested the accused who was walking away from the scene while still on the perimeter of the property.


The accused, now in custody, was escorted back inside police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.


A 48-year-old local individual was charged with arson and mischief under $5000.

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