Search – Lake Ontario

A search for the man who jumped or fell off the Wolfe Island Ferry Friday afternoon continued through the weekend on Lake Ontario in Kingston.

Frontenac OPP has confirmed the man was seen in the water by someone on the ferry around 4:10 on Friday afternoon.

A backpack was found aboard the ferry and it contained the identification of an eighteen year old male.

Police say they believe it belonged to the man who was in the water and say they do not believe there is anything suspicious about the incident.

Opioid Overdoses

Kingston Community Health Centres says one person died of a drug overdose and four others suffered non-fatal overdoses in Kingston last week.

It says the overdoses are linked to the use of opiate based drugs and three of the incidents are believed to be linked to heroin.

It says the drug fentanyl may also be responsible and is encouraging anyone who knows someone at risk of overdose to talk to them about preventing overdoses.

It also says overdose kits are available through the Street Health Centre in downtown Kingston.

Coffee Shop – Drugs

Kingston Police have charged a 39-year-old man following an investigation into complaints about drug dealing at a coffee shop on Princess Street in downtown Kingston.

A man was arrested on Friday after drugs were sold to an undercover police officer who used cash with a recorded serial number.   Police say they seized marijuana, a quantity of Canadian currency — including the bill used by the undercover officer — and a prohibited spring-loaded folding knife.

A Kingston man is charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of property obtained by crime.

More Officers

The provincial government is moving to raise staffing levels at the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee and other Ontario’s jails.

Officials say they’re recruiting 180 new correctional officers in an effort to ensure staffing levels grow beyond normal turnover and retirement.  10 will be hired at the jail in Napanee.

The government had originally said the new officers would only replace those who were leaving or retiring.

David Bishop – Passes

Flags at Kingston Police headquarters are at half-mast in honour of a retired Kingston Police Officer who passed away last week.

David Alan Bishop died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was 65.

Bishop was a member of the Kingston Police force from 1980 to 2003.

He is being remembered as a kind, soft spoken man, who loved his family and his hobby of collecting antique radios.  Friends will gather at Sir John’s Public House this Sunday afternoon to remember David Alan Bishop.