Family pleads for public help locating belongings hidden by mover

A family that recently moved to Kingston is asking for the community’s help in locating their belongings after their mover made death threats against them and hid all of their possessions.

Lisa Egginton and her family moved to Kingston on Sunday, the 25th of March, and she says the Calgary-area mover has hidden their belongings and refused to disclose their location in an attempt to extort more money from them.

“We believe he has stored them at a storage locker, acreage or warehouse in the Kingston area. I am pleading for anyone who knows information about our items to reach out to me or the Kingston Police Department,” she said in a social media post on Wednesday.

Egginton says the mover would have dropped the items off on either Sunday, March 25th or Monday March 26th, with a white F350 truck and 37-foot black enclosed cargo trailer with Alberta license plates.

The items allegedly taken include a 12-foot grey 4 seater ATV, 4 children’s quads, several boxes of household items, mattresses, a kitchen table, leather couch and several tool chests.

Most importantly, she says, the cargo also includes sentimental items that cannot be replaced, like children’s baby pictures and keepsakes. “The safe return of these items is my only priorities. He has left us with nothing, no cloths (sic), no furniture or items for my children. My whole life was in his trailer,” said Egginton in her post.

The mover, a 45-year-old man from Calgary, is now in Kingston Police custody and has been charged after threatening the lives of his clients.

Kingston Police confirmed in a release that on March 20, 2018, the victims hired the accused to deliver their belongings across the country to their new home just north of Kingston. After incurring additional costs due to break downs from overloading his trailer, the mover allegedly contacted the victims and demanded more money to cover his expenses. Kingston Police say that over the next several days the victims attempted to negotiate with the accused to deliver their property and then resolve the additional costs.

On March 25, 2018 the victims arrived in Kingston and contacted the mover once more. When he threatened to find them and kill them, the victims contacted police. The accused repeatedly hung up the phone on the investigating Kingston Police officer and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On March 27, 2018 the accused was located by Prescott OPP and arrested. Kingston Police took custody of the accused and transported him to police headquarters, where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

He was charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the family’s belongings, please contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.