Kingston Man – Fentanyl Trafficking

Kingston Police have charged a man with trafficking in the deadly opioid Fentanyl.

A search warrant was executed at a residence on Rideau Street on Sunday afternoon.  Police say they seized they seized fentanyl, a large amount of cash, various firearms and prohibited weapons.

A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with trafficking, along with a variety of weapons charges and breach of probation.


Sex Offender – Supervision Order

A 28-year-old sex offenders living in Kingston has been released back into the community under a new condition prohibiting him from consuming cannabis.

Lucas Petrini had been living in the community under strict supervision orders.  He was caught smoking pot in July and was put back behind bars.

The Parole Board says because he wasn’t charged he has been released back into the community with a reprimand and a new condition to not consume cannabis.


Lockdown – Bath Institution

The medium security Bath Institution is under a lockdown.

The Correctional services says the lockdown was put in place around 5pm on Sunday to allow staff to conduct an exceptional search.

Anyone who had planned a visit is being asked to contact the institution directly.  Visits may be affected.


Impaired – 401 Crash

A man has been charged with impaired driving on the 401 near Odessa after a truck rammed the rear of a moving transport, lost control and came to rest against a tree on the side of the highway.

The crash happened around 10:30 Friday night.

Nobody was injured.

A 55-year-old man from Sunderland, Ontario has been charged with impaired driving and driving with over the legal limit of alcohol in his system.


Stunt Driving

At least three drivers have had their vehicles and licenses seized for seven days for stunt driving on the 401 in the Lennox and Addington County OPP’s territory on September 7th.

A 30-year-old man from Algeria was charged with going 172 km/h shortly after midnight.

A 20-year-old man from Leeds-Lansdowne Township was charged around 1am with going 172 km/h,

And…an 18-year-old man from B.C. was charged around 10:15 Saturday night with going 174 km/h.


OPP – Robbery

Frontenac OPP say a man has been robbed after he pulled over for a vehicle he thought had flashing emergency lights. Police say the man was approached by a man claiming he had a weapon and demanding his wallet.  After taking the wallet the man left in a dark coloured SUV.

It happened shortly before 10:30 on August 30th on Ardoch Road near Browns Lane in North Frontenac.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

The OPP says it is treating the incident very seriously and says if you are concerned about whether you are being followed or pulled over by someone other than a police officer you should call 9-1-1 to confirm an officer is attempting to stop you or advise you on what action to take.


Frontenacs – Annual BBQ

The Kingston Frontenacs are saying thank you to season ticket holders today.

The team is hosting its annual barbecue for seasons ticket holders at 5:30 on King Street between the Leon’s Centre and Food Basics.

The team turns it into a party with games, prizes, face painting and cotton candy.

Players and coaches will also be there to meet the fans.

The team opens the regular season on September 20th against Oshawa.


History File

From Tony’s today in history file…

It was on this day in 1814…that the largest warship built during the War of 1812 was launched in Kingston.

The St. Lawrence was an impressive sailing vessel with three decks.

It had a crew of 837 and carried 112 guns.

HMS St Lawrence never saw action.

Its hull was sunk just off the Kingston shore and is a popular diving attraction.