An investigation of two separate armed robberies by the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit has led to the arrest of 31-year-old local man William James Bryant and 23-year-old local man Tim Maguire. The investigation has also revealed the involvement of 37-year-old local man Calder Morley Smith and 36-year-old local man Kevin William Harris, both currently wanted.
Kingston Police say that on February 18, 2018 accused Bryant, Maguire and Harris were at a residence on Nelson Street when they conspired to commit a robbery. The three allegedly obtained a crowbar, pellet gun, bear mace and ski masks. At approximately 12:30 a.m. the accused parties are said to have attended the victim’s residence and kicked in his door. The victim armed himself with a knife and one accused allegedly yelled out for the others to shoot or mace him. The victim yelled for a female in the residence to call 911 and the three accused fled.
Detectives from the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit began investigating and identified the involved parties.
On February 21, 2018 Bryant was located in the passenger seat of a vehicle on Division Street and arrested. During a search, officers found a knife on him as well as a ski mask in his pocket. Under the passenger seat, officers located a can of bear spray.
On February 22, 2018 officers attended a residence on Nelson Street where Maguire was located. Maguire was arrested as he attempted to flee.
Both Bryant and Maguire were held to attend bail hearings.
A warrant was issued for the third accused, Harris.
The arrests of Bryant and Maguire resulted in detectives uncovering an unreported armed robbery from January 31, 2018. On that date, a male victim sent a text message to a friend asking for a ride, but was unaware the message was received by Bryant who then sent Maguire and a female to pick up the victim. The victim took the ride and was brought to the female’s residence on Glen Arden Court where Bryant was waiting with Smith.
The victim had in his possession various electronic goods that he had just purchased, along with a quantity of cash. The victim became suspicious of what was happening when he realized his texts had never been received by his friend. When the victim left the residence the accused parties went after him. Bryant struck the victim in the head with a rifle while the other two accused dragged him inside. Once in the residence, Bryant pointed the rifle at the victim’s face while they stole his money and property.
31-year-old accused William James Bryant has been charged with robbery with a weapon, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, use firearm to commit an offence, three counts of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, point firearm, and two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited, all in relation to the January 31st armed robbery.
Also in relation to that robbery, 23-year-old accused Tim Maguire has been charged with robbery with a weapon, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, use of a firearm to commit an offence, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, and pointing a firearm.
37-year-old Calder Morley Smith is still wanted.
Both 31-year-old accused William James Bryant and 23-year-old accused Tim Maguire were charged with break and enter, robbery, use of a firearm to commit an offence, having a face masked to commit an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and carrying a concealed weapon, all in relation to the February 18th robbery.
36-year-old Kevin William Harris is still wanted in connection with that robbery.
Please view the attached photos of Smith and Harris. If either party is seen, call 911 and do not approach.