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