security guard assaulted
Kingston Police are asking for help to identify an alleged shoplifter who assaulted a store security guard before fleeing the scene. The incident happened on the evening of March 20 at the Canadian Tire store at the Kingston Centre on Bath Road. A man was seen removing merchandise from packaging and putting it in a bag he was carrying.
When confronted by store security, police say the suspect punched the employee in the face and then fled. He was last seen heading toward Concession Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
Robert Everett, 27, of Elmcrest Terrace, has been charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault charges in the Nov. 19, 2016, incident in which he reportedly entered the main lobby at the hospital around 11 p.m. and struck a security guard in the face. The man suffered minor facial injuries. While cursing and yelling, Everett is said to have told responding officers that he was going to kill everybody.
Police say that officers suspected that Everett may have been under the influence of narcotics and he was brought to the hospital s emergency department for evaluation. Police obtained a warrant for Everett s arrest and on Sunday, he turned himself in at police headquarters. Everett s bond was set at $10,000 and he was given a court date of March 28.
Four homeless people who say they were assaulted by guards at North Station last year sued a former guard and the security company he worked for, Allied Universal, on Thursday, alleging the company s negligence led to the violent episodes. Security video from TD Garden allegedly showed an Allied Universal guard shoving a disabled homeless man, Michael Hathaway, into a door and smashing the man s cane across his face. MBTA Transit Police arrested the security guard, Rene Norestant Jr., on assault charges, after inquiries from the Globe about the Dec. 22 incident.
Hathaway s beating appeared to be part of a pattern of abuse against homeless people in the concourses of North Station, which sits under TD Garden, the home of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins, a Globe review found. Norestant could not be reached for comment Thursday night. An Allied Universal spokeswoman said the company does not comment on pending litigation.
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Pat Jones, an attorney representing the four alleged victims, declined to comment on the case. The homeless people are seeking financial compensation, although their lawsuit does not specify how much.
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Being homeless is like being invisible, Kourtney McLean said. People bump into me, and it s as if I m not there. The suit alleges that in four separate instances in 2016, the alleged victims were standing on concourses or waiting areas in North Station and TD Garden when they were forcibly removed or pushed by an Allied Universal employee. Norestant was allegedly involved in several of the cases. The suit also accuses Allied of negligence and reckless conduct in failing to maintain the premises in a reasonable safe manner, failing to provide and maintain adequate security, failing to properly hire, train, supervise, manage, and control its employees, among other allegations.