String of break & enter, theft cases reported in University District

Police confirm three break and enters on Alfred Street, theft in Douglas Library

Three break and enters were reported along Alfred Street in the last ten days.

Kingston Police have confirmed several break and enters were reported in the University District between May 10 and May 22. Three of the cases occurred on Alfred Street and one on Beverley Street.

On May 21, a vacant apartment on Alfred Street was broken into through a back door overnight. Kingston Police told The Journal there were “minor damages to the door frame” and nothing was stolen. 

The following day, the same house was broken into again. This time the intruder “kicked in a side door” and entered the property at night.

“It’s likely that someone knows it’s empty and they’re trying to go in there to potentially just spend the night, but there has been nobody arrested or charged, so we don’t know for sure,” said Kingston Police media officer Cameron Mack. 

On May 10, a different house on Alfred Street saw a break-in around midnight. Police said the complainant heard a noise and went downstairs to find that a window was open and a laptop, along with other personal items, was stolen.

Officers responding to the call questioned one person, but didn’t identify a suspect.

On May 19, a resident of a Beverley Street house reported a suspicious person after hearing a noise in their house that night. The complainant went downstairs to find a door open. Nothing was taken and a suspect was not identified.

Meanwhile, on Queen’s campus, multiple thefts were reported in the last ten days.

According to Kingston Police, on May 17, an individual studying in Douglas Library reported a stolen wallet.

Additionally, based on reports to the Kingston Police crime-mapping tool, another theft was reported at Stauffer Library on May 14 when a bicycle was allegedly stolen. On May 23, a theft was reported on campus at the intersection of Stuart Street and University Ave.

Kingston Police received 104 calls for service in the city-central area on May 22 and 91 on May 23.


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