Sexual Assault – Napanee

A 52 year old man from Napanee has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 16.  Gregory Frederick Vautrin was arrested and charged following an investigation that began on May 5th.  Vautrin has been charged with two counts of sexual interference with a person under 16…one count of sexual assault on a person under 16…one count of luring and one count of invitation to sexual touching.

Child Luring

A 26 year old man from Verona has been sentenced to serve 90 days in jail on weekends after pleading guilty in an internet child luring case.  Andrew Whan pleaded guilty to communicating with a person under 16 for the purpose of facilitating a sexual offence.  He’d advertised his desires on Craigslist and was contact by what he thought was a 14 year old girl.  It turned out to be a member of the OPP’s Child Exploitation Unit.

Train Vandalism

Police are trying to track down whoever is responsible for damaging a VIA Rail passenger train west of the Kingston Mills Locks.  Three windows on a westbound VIA train were broken when they were hit by objects shortly before seven on Wednesday night.

Kingston Police searched the area but couldn’t locate anybody or any evidence.

CN Police is also helping with the investigation.


Kingston Police hopes someone will be able to identify a man who used false identification to open two separate bank accounts, and cash forged business cheques worth over $11,000.  One of the incidents took place on the morning of April 28 at CIBC in downtown Kingston.  Surveillance photos show the man wearing a construction style reflective jacket.  The man used forged identification to also rip off several other banks.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Lockdown Over

The lockdown put in place at Bath Institution on Wednesday is over.

The Correctional Service announced yesterday afternoon that an exceptional search had been completed and visits to the institution had resumed.

A news release says the Correctional Service is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions.

There was no information about what was found in the search.


City council is expected to approve the plan for a second Walmart in Kingston next month.

A staff report is recommending the developer be granted all of the rezoning and Official Plan approvals to allow for a regional commercial designation at the former quarry off Division Street near the 401.  It used to be home to a soccer dome.

The development would be anchored by the Walmart and have space for five smaller retail outlets.

Sports Tourism

Another example of sports tourism hits Kingston this weekend….300 young hockey players, their coaches, team staff and parents are in Kingston for the third annual Junior Prospects Showcase.

The tournament at the Invista Centre features about 30 teams of players between the ages of 14 and 18.  It begins today and runs through Sunday.


Someone who bought a 6-49 ticket in Kingston for the Wednesday night draw is a millionaire.

OLG says the winning ticket for the guaranteed $1 million prize was sold somewhere in the Kingston area.

It hasn’t said exactly where the winning ticket was sold.

Victoria Day

Kingston has a day of activities planned at Lake Ontario Park for the holiday Monday.

The splash pad will be open…there’s live entertainment…food trucks…children’s activities and the Victoria Day fireworks will start at 9pm.

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