Apple iPhone Scam

Kingston Police are warning people about a scam involving the theft of iPhones.

Police got at least nine reports of a man working the scam at The Ale House and Stages on the weekend.

The victims are women who have their phone stolen from their purse or even back pocket.

The man approaches them with the empty case from the phone and asks if they’ve lost their phone…then he offers to use his iPhone so they can enter their email and Apple I-D to use the “Find My iPhone” so he can help them find their phone.

This allows him to unlock the stolen phone so it can be sold – or even worse – so he can get personal and banking information.

Drunk Driver

A 23 year old man from Cobourg has been charged with impaired driving in Kingston and police say he blew four times over the legal limit.

The man was arrested after a citizen called police about a dispute going on inside a vehicle stuck at the intersection of Dickens Drive and Mowat Avenue around 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

A 22 year old Kingston man was also arrested for breaching conditions of his release on charges of break and enter that include not consuming alcohol.

Inmate Arrested

He tasted freedom for a couple of days but the inmate who took off from the minimum security unit at Collins Bay is back behind bars.

Kingston Police arrested 50 year old Marc Leroux last night.

Leroux is from Kingston and was serving time for break and enter and failing to comply with court orders.

He had been reported missing when a head count was conducted at Collins Bay at 11:15 Saturday morning.

Belleville Casino

After years of planning and trying to attract one…Belleville is finally getting its casino.

Great Canadian Gaming will build the “Shoreline Casino” on Bell Boulevard.

Belleville city council approved the project last night.

Construction will start in the a few months and people should be able to start gambling by the spring of 2017.

Award – Kingston Youth

A young man from Kingston is one of the three recipients of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award for his work to end racial discrimination and promote social change.

Darian Baskatawang has been recognized for his work with the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities. He also volunteers with Queen’s University’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program, which he co-founded, and is a key figure with the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre on campus.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Kingston’s Original Hockey Hall of Fame is holding its grand re-opening tonight in the Rona meeting room at the Invista Centre.  It’s a private reception with the hall opening to the public on Friday.

President Mark Potter says a grant through the William J. Henderson Foundation has allowed the Original Hockey Hall of Fame to complete the most ambitious upgrade to its exhibits in its 70-plus year history.  Among the highlights will be a theatre showing a movie about hockey in Kingston narrated by Don Cherry.

There’s no admission to the hall at the Invista Centre.

Mary’s Talks

Former Kingston city councillor Pam Cross will be back in Kingston tonight as the lead speaker in a series of social action talks in memory of former councillor Mary Fleming.

Fleming was known for her social activism and the speakers series has been established to honour her work in Kingston.

Cross will share her own journey to activism.  It has focused on issues including women’s rights, the environment and prison issues.

Her talk…”I want to be an activist but I don’t know how Or Me”, takes place at seven tonight at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.