High-speed chase, hit-and-run in Kens­ing­ton

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A hit-and-run ac­ci­dent and a high-speed mo­tor­cy­cle chase are among a num­ber of in­ci­dents Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Ser­vices con­tended with over the last week.

On Fri­day at around 10 p.m., po­lice re­ceived a 911 call about a hit-and-run on Broad­way Street in the town. Of­fi­cers ar­rived on scene and found two ve­hi­cles had been struck by another ve­hi­cle, which then fled the scene.

The driver of one of the ve­hi­cles struck suf­fered some in­juries. Paramedics with Is­land EMS were called to the scene.

Po­lice were able to gather some good in­for­ma­tion on the sus­pect ve­hi­cle and, early Sun­day morn­ing, the same ve­hi­cle was stopped by Summerside po­lice and was im­pounded.

The driver now faces crim­i­nal charges.

On Satur­day at 11:20 a.m., po­lice of­fi­cers on pa­trol noted a yel­low sport bike op­er­at­ing in a dan­ger­ous man­ner on Vic­to­ria Street West.

Po­lice stopped the mo­tor­cy­cle, but as the of­fi­cer ex­ited his po­lice car to speak with the man, the driver fled the scene on his bike be­fore po­lice could have any sort of con­ver­sa­tion.

A pur­suit en­sued. The speeds of the mo­tor­cy­cle were ex­ces­sive. The po­lice of­fi­cer noted the bike was headed west on Route 2 be­fore turn­ing into Tay­lor sub­di­vi­sion in Trav­eller’s Rest, then onto Nancy Cres­cent.

The driver lost con­trol of the bike at this time and crashed into the ditch, then took off run­ning through a field. The po­lice of­fi­cer yelled and in­structed the sus­pect to stop, which he did not. The of­fi­cer chased the sus­pect on foot and caught up with him in the field, re­sult­ing in the ar­rest of the sus­pect. The driver is fac­ing Crim­i­nal Code charges re­lated to driv­ing. Kens­ing­ton po­lice are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing thefts from the town’s liquor store. A fe­male sus­pect has been iden­ti­fied, and when she is lo­cated she will be ar­rested and charged.

There have also been a num­ber of re­ports of res­i­dents re­ceiv­ing nu­mer­ous phone calls with prom­ises of low­er­ing credit card in­ter­est rates and oth­ers promis­ing tax re­funds from the Canada Rev­enue Agency.

Po­lice re­mind the pub­lic not to dis­close their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion to th­ese call­ers, as th­ese calls and mes­sages are scams.

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