Kingston – A 15-year-old local youth is facing charges for endangering life after mixing hazardous chemicals in an apartment building.
On June 4, 2017 the accused was visiting family at an apartment on Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard. At approximately 5:00 p.m. the accused ignored his court order condition and left the residence without a parent. The accused went to the basement garbage disposal room with trash and recycling. While in the basement the accused went into a storage room and mixed several cleaners and solutions on the floor, creating a biohazard mess. The accused is seen on surveillance video leaving the room with smoke billowing out. The fire department had to respond and due to the hazardous conditions created by mixing chemicals a professional cleaning company was required.
On June 5, 2017 police were contacted and after a short investigation the identity of the accused was determined. At approximately 4:30 p.m. the accused attended police headquarters with his parents and was arrested.
The accused was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The accused was charged with mischief endangering life, theft under $5000, and breach of recognizance.