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September 5, 2014 - Increase in Bike Thefts on Campus

Campus Security and Emergency Services has received increasing reports of bicycle thefts on campus in recent days.

In relation to one particular incident occurring on Thursday, September 4th, anyone who has had a bike go missing outside the Biosciences Complex yesterday is asked to make a report to Kingston Police at 613-549-4660, and also contact Campus Security and Emergency Services at 613-533-6080.

In addition to ensuring bicycles are properly secured to bike racks, members of the Queen's community are urged to contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately if suspicious persons or activity is observed at those locations.

The ERC can be reached at 613-533-6111 or by using any blue-light emergency phone or payphone on campus (free to call).

Similar activity observed off of university property should be reported to Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.


September 4, 2014 - Police Investigate Pellet Gun Incident

Shortly after midnight on September 4, two persons were struck with a pellet / BB north of the ARC and in the area of the Ale House located at Princess Street near Division Street. 

There are currently no suspects and police are investigating.

Anyone having information about this offence, or who has experienced a similar incident - please call Campus Security and Emergency services at 613-533-6080 or Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or 9-1-1 if an emergency.


June 29, 2014 -  Police Training near Main Campus

On Wednesday July 30, the Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit will be training at 11 Aberdeen Street near main campus between 8am and 4pm.

This exercises will allow specialized and rarely available training for the Emergency Response Unit.

We are posting this notice to ensure the Queen's University community is aware this activity will be taking place at that location.


May 21, 2014 -  Increase in Bicycle Theft Reports on Campus

Campus Security and Emergency Services has been informed of an increase in bicycle thefts on main campus. Bike racks targeted include those outside Humphrey Hall, the Queen's Centre, and Robert Sutherland Hall.

In addition to ensuring bicycles are properly secured to bike racks, members of the Queen's community are urged to contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately if suspicious persons or activity is observed at those locations. 

The ERC can be reached at 613-533-6111 or by using any blue-light emergency phone or payphone on campus (free to call).

Similar activity observed off of university property should be reported to Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.


April 17, 2014 -  Construction Sites are No Trespassing Zones

Campus Security and Emergency Services reminds people that the new Residence constructions sites on campus are no trespassing zones. 

Entering a construction site is extremely dangerous and will result in the Kingston Police being notified for response with a request to lay charges. 

If you observe unauthorised people entering or in a construction site, please contact the Queen’s Emergency Report Centre, available 24 hours a day at 613-533-6080 (non-emergency), 613-533-6111 (emergency) or by using a Blue Light Emergency Phone.


April 9, 2014 - Reminder to Not Leave Valuables Unattended

As exams begin, please do not leave valuables unattended while studying in public areas (ie. libraries & common rooms).  

If you see suspicous individuals or activity on campus, immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 (int 36111) or by using a Blue Light Emergency Phone or Assistance phone.

Suspicious persons or activity off-campus should be reported to Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or to 9-1-1 Emergency.


April 1, 2014 - Suspicious Person Reported

Campus Security and Emergency Services has been informed about a suspicious individual observed showing an interest in the computer store in Dupuis Hall (as well as the bicycle racks outside) on Friday, March 28 at approximately 1:30 pm.

According to a witness, the individual is a Caucasian male between 18 and 24 years of age, under 6' tall, with a goatee. At the time of this incident he was wearing a dark green ball cap with sunglasses perched on the bill, a grey jacket, baggy jeans, black & white sneakers, and carrying a black backpack.

If you see this individual or anyone acting suspiciously on campus, immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 (int 36111) or by using a Blue Light Emergency Phone or Assistance phone.

Suspicious persons or activity off-campus should be reported to Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or to 9-1-1 Emergency.


January 28, 2014 - Parking Lot Robbery at University Housing Property (An Clachan Complex)

JAN. 31 Update: Two suspects have been arrested. 

Kingston Police Media Release:

Arrests Made in Parking Lot Robbery 
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In little more than 24 hours after the offence detectives and other units of Kingston Police have identified, arrested and charged two local males for the parking lot robbery that occurred at the An Clachan Queen’s University housing property.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the victim was approached by two males while in the parking lot of the An Clachan residence, located at Macpherson Ave and Van Order Dr. One suspect asked if the victim would like to purchase drugs before brandishing what is believed to be a knife inside of a sheath. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and other belongings before both suspects fled the area westbound on Macpherson Ave towards Van Order Dr. 

From information obtained during their investigation detectives with the Major Crime Unit formed reasonable grounds to charge both accused with various offences in relation to the robbery. At approximately 1:00 p.m. on January 29 Curtis D. SMITH, 24-years-old, was located and arrested in the Concession St area by members of the Street Crime Unit. Later that same day, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the C.O.R.E. Unit located and arrested 29-year-old Jeff R. CRAWFORD, also in the Concession St area. Some items belonging to the victim were recovered.

Both accused attended a bail hearing on January 30 and were remanded into custody to return on a future court date. They are jointly charged with Robbery, Wear Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Use Weapon in the Commission of an Offence. SMITH is additionally charged with two counts of Breach of Probation and CRAWFORD with one Breach of Probation. 

See also CKWS-TV report

Original Kingston Police Media Release issued January 28:

Detectives from the Major Crime Unit are looking for assistance in identifying two suspects in a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a housing property owned by Queen’s University. 

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the victim was approached by two males while in the parking lot of the An Clachan residence, located at Macpherson Ave and Van Order Dr. One suspect asked if the victim would like to purchase drugs before brandishing what is believed to be a knife inside of a sheath. 

The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and other belongings before both suspects fled the area westbound on Macpherson Ave towards Van Order Dr. It is believed the suspects then ran northbound on Van Order Dr. The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Male, white, 5’6 – 5’8, 160lbs, 20-30 years of age wearing a black hooded jacket with red pinstripes on the sleeves. He also wore a black bandana that covered the lower half of his face.

Suspect #2: Male, white, 5’6 – 5’8, 160 lbs, 20-30 years of age wearing a white hooded jacket with a blue pinstripe on the sleeves. He also wore a white bandana that covered the lower half of his face.

If you see suspicious persons or activity on University property, please contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 (36111 internal).  

Anyone with information about this incident is please asked to contact Detective Adam McMullen at 613-549-4660 ext 6281 or via email at amcmullen@kpf.ca.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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December 9, 2013 - Suspicious Individuals Reported at Stauffer Library

Campus Security and Emergency Services has received a report of suspicious individuals seen in Stauffer Library at approximately 1:30 am Monday morning.

According to the witness, a man and woman were observed walking around the third floor area looking at empty desks.

Both individuals appeared to be in their mid to late forties. The male was described as having a heavy build and brown hair, while the woman had a slender build with blonde hair.

If you see these individuals - or anyone acting suspiciously - on campus, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 (int 36111).

Note also that a laptop computer was reported stolen later in the early morning hours at Stauffer Library. Campus Security and Emergency Services reminds students to keep their laptops and other valuables with them at all times.


July 9, 2013 - Student Reports Liquid Thrown at Her from Passing Vehicle

On July 8, a student reported that she was walking home on July 4th at approximately 11:15 pm when liquid was thrown at her from a passing vehicle.

The incident took place near Brock and Division Streets and the vehicle was described as a newer model, black pick up truck with three male occupants, all believed to be Caucasian. The students reports that the liquid thrown at her appeared to be gasoline.

The individual was advised to file a report with Kingston Police, who were also provided with an incident summary by Campus Security.

Anyone having information about this offence, or who has experienced a similar assault, should call Campus Security at 613-533-6080 or Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.


April 3, 2013 - Suspicious Activity in Student Housing Area 

Campus Security has received two reports from female Queen's students living in the vicinity of Birch, Earl, and Couper streets (north of main campus) of an individual looking in, and banging on, windows during the evening hours. 

One incident occurred in the early morning hours of March 24th and the other occurred in the evening on April 2nd. No descriptions were available in either instance. Kingston Police were notified in both cases and are currently investigating.

Residents living both on and off-campus are reminded of the following:

- Keep ground floor accessible windows, including those on fire escapes, closed and secure; particularly at night, when home alone, or when the residence is vacant.

- Ensure you have adequate window coverings in place on all windows.

- Keep exteriors lights on at night--use CFLs or equivalent to minimize energy use.

- Familiarize yourself with nearby Blue Light Emergency Phones, program the Queen's Emergency phone number into your cell phone (613-533-6111), and consider installing the SeQure Safety App on your mobile phone.

- Immediately report on-campus suspicious persons or activity to Campus Security at 613-533-6111 (internal: 36111) and off-campus incidents to Kingston Police at 911 or 613-549-4660.

Anyone with additional information on this matter is urged to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or Campus Security at 613-533-6733.


February 27, 2013 - Test of the SeQure Safety App "Push Notification" Feature

Campus Security will be testing the "push notifications" emergency feature on the SeQure Safety App during the afternoon of Wednesday February 27.

This feature enables SeQure to signal phones and display a message during emergency situations.

If you don't yet have the SeQure phone app, you can find the installation links for all supported platforms at: 
http://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs/safety/sequre.html

UPDATE: 'Push Notification' message sent at ~1:47pm (re: Locker thefts at the ARC). Notification instantly received on all monitored phones. 
NOTE: Current BB version does not support 'push notification', but the upcoming BB10 version will.


January 31, 2013 - Suspects Attempt to Trick Student into Vehicle

UPDATE: Soon after posting this Alert, Kingston Police reported they have concluded their investigation into this matter and there are no concerns for public safety at this time.

Kingston City Police are reporting that on Friday, January 25, between 12:00-12:15 p.m., a 13-year-old KCVI high school student was walking along Frontenac St when two males northbound in a faded red four-door sedan approached her.  The individuals attempted to lure her into the vehicle but she refused and ran southbound from the area towards Union St.

This alert is being issued to the Queen's University community due to its proximity to main campus as well as to ensure students, staff and faculty are aware of this incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed this encounter, or otherwise might have information that could assist police with their investigation, is asked to contact Detective Melanie Jefferies at 613-549-4660 ext 6185 or via email at mjefferies@kpf.ca.

For additional details, please read the complete report released by Kingston City Police on their website. 


January 24, 2013 - Increase in Personal Property Thefts

Campus Security has noted a recent increase in personal property thefts on campus resulting from items left unattended or in unsecured areas.

Laptop computers, cell phones, cash, clothing and other valuables have recently been stolen from unlocked change room lockers in the ARC and Medical Education buildings, and unlocked Residence rooms--sometimes after only being left unattended for only a brief period.

Please remember to use a lock on lockers, and to keep the door to your residence room or home off-campus locked at all times whether you are home or not.

If you see suspicious persons or activity on Campus, please contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 (36111 internal) or by using any Blue Light Emergency Phone or Assistance phone. Suspicious persons or activity off-campus should be reported to Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or to 9-1-1 Emergency.


November 28, 2012 - Unknown Man Reported in Student House Near Campus

A student residing in a home near main campus reported seeing an unknown male in his mid-40s leaving her kitchen and exit the house just after 7am yesterday morning.  The student confirmed their front door had been left unlocked as they had been awaiting the arrival of a housemate.

No additional description of the individual was available. Kingston City Police were contacted and attended to take a report.

Please ensure doors and windows are locked at all times, to be diligent about personal safety, and immediately phone police if you observe any suspicious persons or activity. Anyone with information related to this incident are asked to contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6080 (non-emergency) or Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660.


November 21, 2012 - Sexual Assaults Reported North of Main Campus

Kingston City Police have reported that two incidents of sexual assault occurred in a neighbourhood near main campus.

For details, a map of the locations, and suspect description, visit this post on their website .

The SeQure Safety App 'Push Notification' feature was utilized to issue this alert. 


October 29, 2012 - Campus Information Related to Hurricane Sandy

The University is watching the weather events in the U.S. closely and will continue to monitor developments over the next couple of days. 

Due the potential for heavy rain, high winds and power outages, faculty, staff and students should be prepared for power outages and weather associated disruptions both on campus and at home. 

For information on how the weather might be affecting campus, please check the University News Centre notices, the Status Line: 613-533-3333 and twitter feed.


September 20, 2012 - Laptop Theft at Stauffer Library, Suspect Description Provided

The Emergency Report Centre has been informed of a laptop theft that occurred in Stauffer Library this afternoon. 

A suspect description is similar to an individual also linked to laptop thefts at the library last year.

Most recent suspect description:

- Black male
- 6' tall

- approximately 20 or 21 years old
- wearing a black knit long sleeve sweater and possible blue jeans
- wearing medium size silver headphones playing loud music

If you observe an individual matching this description or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111 . 


June 14, 2012 - Queen's Email Accounts Targeted by "Assassin" Spam

A number of Queen's University email accounts have been the target of a spam email with the Subject line: "ASSASSIN: I'VE
BEEN PAID TO KILL YOU
".

Content of the email is as follows:

hello my name is killer demon am from china i've no other job than to kill to survive...you have been betrayed by some one

very very close to you .I have been paid to  kill you. I don't know what your offenses might be  and i don't care to know..
but the person wants you dead and right now your life is in my hands.. If You want to live then make an offer, and right now

you have just 78hours to live after that me and my men shall come

for your life and mark my word we shall not spare you.. And as am writing this mail to you my men are surrounding your house
right now watching you and if you do anything stupid by going to the police or any force then you shall receive  a

gun short from us.. but i can help you if you will pay me double of what i have been paid... then i can tell you who

wants you dead..but that will be after you have paid to save your life..your life is in your hands now.

This is to Warn you that you must keep this as very confidential as possible the moment we find out that this information
is been revealed then we shall take your life without any pity, right now let me inform you that your enemy is very close to you
as i'm sending this mail to you now.....remember do not tell anybody if i tell you who wants you dead... as soon as you tell anyone
then the information will spread and you will be dead.

you can contact me on this email( jasmescole098@aol.com

KILLER DEMON.

This is similar to phish or scam emails seen in the past, and a search of the indicated email account reveals it being found in other types of scam emailings as well.

Recipients of this email are advised to simply delete and ignore it.


May 28, 2012 - Break & Enter Incidents near Main Campus

Queen’s Campus Security is issuing an alert to notify members of the University community of two Break & Enter incidents in the student housing area.

In the first incident, personal items were discovered missing the next morning. In the most recent incident, a suspect fled the scene when he was encountered by a female tenant.

If you encounter anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour off-campus - please contact the Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or by calling 911; on campus - please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.

Campus Security advise residents to ensure their doors and windows are locked at all times, to be diligent about personal safety, and immediately phone police if you observe any suspicious persons or activity.

Students should consider insurance coverage for their homes and apartments. Some home insurance policies will provide coverage for a student away at college or university--check with your parents to see if their policy provides this type of coverage and what the limitations are.


April 27, 2012 - Description of Possible Laptop Thief at Stauffer Library

Campus Security is notifying the Queen's University Community about a possible suspect in at least two laptop thefts in Stauffer Library this month.

In those separate incidents, witnesses provided similar descriptions for an individual seen acting suspiciously in the area (although not actually observed in possession of the stolen property).

In the April 9 and April 26 thefts, which both occurred in the early evening hours, the suspect was described as:

- a Black male
- short hair
- 20 years old (or otherwise student age)
- approximately 6' tall
- wearing a white sweater (MAY have had some red or green on it)
- carrying a backpack

He was additionally described in one of the incidents as having a slim build and clean shaven.

If you observe an individual matching this description or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111 . 


April 18, 2012 - Increase in Personal Property Thefts

Campus Security has noted a recent increase in personal property thefts on campus resulting from items left unattended or in unsecured areas.

Laptop computers, cell phones, and other valuables have recently been stolen from cafeterias, libraries, and from unlocked change room lockers, sometimes after only being left unattended for a brief period.
 
If possible, please keep your possessions in sight at all times.  

We have been informed that personal belongings are not permitted in the exam venues and should therefore be left in a secured area.  

Campus Security has developed ‘reminder cards’ that are being left with unattended belongings in study areas, reminding people how quickly a thief can remove the property.

See also: Related incident reports


April 4, 2012 - Indecent Act Reported near Main Campus

At 1:17 am on April 4, Campus Security was informed that a man was observed walking around the intersection of Earl and Albert streets near main campus wearing a toque, boots and a coat but no pants or underwear. He was last seen heading south on Albert St. from Earl St.

According to witnesses, the man was further described as:

- Caucasian in his mid 20s to mid 30s,
- 6' tall with an average build and dark hair,
- wearing a plain black toque (no logo or writing visible), dark blue bomber-style jacket, and black work boots - as well as possibly having a dark coloured backpack.

Campus Security staff immediately searched the area but were unable to locate the man. Kingston City Police have also been notified of the incident.

If you observe an individual matching this description, or other suspicious activity on campus or near campus, please contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.

Members of the Queen's community are reminded that AMS Walkhome Service is available for accompanied walks by calling 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK). According to their website, Walkhome's service boundaries are: south to Lake Ontario, west to West Campus, north to York St. (a few blocks north of Princess Street) and to east to Ontario street.

If you require a 'safe walk' from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone or any campus payphone (free to call).


April 3, 2012 - Suspicious Fire in Student Housing Area

Kingston Police are seeking the assistance of members of the Queen's community who may have witnessed, or have knowledge of, a serious incident that occurred in the student housing area. 

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 3rd, Kingston Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 72 Division Street. Damage was limited to the front door of the structure. The nature and circumstances of the fire were deemed suspicious and Kingston Police were called to investigate further. 

The occupants of the residence were not present at the time of the occurrence, but had they been this incident could have had a tragic outcome.

Anyone who may have witnessed the occurrence or have knowledge of it is asked to contact Detective Clint Wills with the Kingston Police at 613-549-4660, ext. 6266.

Anonymous information can be given through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by clicking on the "Submit a Tip" button on the Kingston Police Facebook Page.

You may also contact Campus Security at 613-533-6733 and ask to speak with Joel Keenleyside or Murray Skeggs.


March 19, 2012 - Indecent Exposure Incident Reported

Campus Security has received a second-hand report that a male individual exposed himself to a female on Union Street at approximately 11:45 pm on Sunday, March 18.

According to the caller, a naked man jumped out of the bushes near St Mary's Hospital - about midway between main and west campus - while a female student was riding by on her bicycle.

No description of the suspect was available.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.

Campus Security is asking the female in question to please contact us directly at 613-533-6733 or to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 to provide a first-hand account of the incident.

Members of the Queen's community are reminded that AMS Walkhome Service is available for accompanied walks by calling 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK). According to their website, Walkhome's service boundaries are: south to Lake Ontario, west to West Campus, north to York St. (a few blocks north of Princess Street) and to east to Ontario street.

If you require a 'safe walk' from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone or any campus payphone (free to call).


March 15, 2012 - Personal Property Thefts

Campus Security has noted a recent trend in personal property thefts on campus resulting from items left unattended or in unsecured areas.

Laptop computers, cell phones, and other valuables have recently been stolen from cafeterias, libraries, and from unlocked change room lockers, sometimes after only being left unattended for a brief period.

Individuals are also advised to record the serial numbers on all property to assist in their recovery if stolen.


February, 2012 - Test of Queen's Emergency Notification System on Monday, Feb. 20

Queen’s University will be testing the Emergency Notification Systems (ENS) that are installed on pole-mounted outdoor speakers on top of Humphrey and Chernoff Halls and Stauffer Library on main campus and near John Orr Tower on west campus. 

Using the ENS, Campus Security can broadcast sirens and pre-recorded messages across campus to faculty, staff and students In the event of an emergency. 

Testing will include the broadcast of chimes and test messages. 

This will occur Monday February 20 at 12 pm (noon) when the University is closed for Family Day. 

PLEASE DISREGARD ANY CHIMES OR TEST MESSAGES YOU MAY HEAR. THIS IS A TEST.

THE TEST VOICE MESSAGE YOU WILL HEAR AFTER THE WESTMINSTER CHIMES IS: 
Attention: this is a test of the Queen’s Emergency Notification System. This is not an emergency. This is only a test.

The ENS uses siren signals followed by voice instructions that alert the campus community to take shelter and, if safe to do so, to check our communications channels for more information and instructions. Those channels include: 

* Queen's Security Twitter account at http://twitter.com/CampusSecurity
* Your Queen’s email account
* Queen's home page at http://queensu.ca
* University phone Status Line at 613-533-3333 

Please check the Emergency Notification System (ENS) webpage for more information, message samples and siren tones.

UPDATE: The Emergency Notification System was tested successfully.


February 9, 2012 - Incidents of Possible Drink Tampering Reported

Last night, Campus Security was informed of three incidents of levels of intoxication that appeared in excess of their actual consumption.

Although there were no definitive signs of drinks being tampered with, an alert is being issued to remind members of the Queen's community to exercise caution while socializing at parties and bars.

To protect yourself, always consider the following:

1. Don't accept open drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) from others whom you do not know or do not trust; this includes drinks that come in a glass.

2. When in bars or clubs always get your drink directly from the bartender/wait staff and do not take your eyes off the bartender/wait staff or your order; or let somebody you know and trust go to the bar for you.

3. At parties, only accept drinks in closed containers: bottles, cans or tetra packs.

4. Never leave your drink unattended or out of sight.

5. Do not drink from open beverage sources like punch bowls, pitchers or tubs.

6. Keep your eyes and ears open; if there is talk of date rape drugs or if friends seem "too intoxicated" for what they have consumed, leave the party or club immediately and don't go back.

If you or a friend feel dizzy, confused, experience memory loss or have other unexplained symptoms, get to a safe place immediately. Call a friend, family member, the Police, Queen's Security (on campus) or 911.

If you think you have been drugged, go directly to a hospital emergency room. Most sedating drugs are eliminated by the body within 24-hours.

If you have been or suspect you may have been assaulted, there are resources available to help you:

        Off-Campus Emergency: 911
        Queen's Emergency Report Centre: 613-533-6111
        Queen's Campus Security: 613-533-6733

        Sexual Assault Crisis Centre: 613-544-6424
        KGH Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Program: 613-549-6666 ext. 4880

        Student Counselling and Health Services: 613-533-2893
        Queen's Human Rights Office: 613-533-6886


February 8, 2012 - Barbells Stolen from Athletics & Recreation Centre

UPDATE : The barbell thief was arrested within a couple hours of this incident being posted online, after Kingston Police Detective James Veltman received information as to the potential identity and home of the suspect. A 4th year Queen's student was located at his residence, arrested and charged with Break, Enter and Theft. The barbell and weights were also recovered. 

This swift arrest is attributed to the community's involvement, and both Kingston Police and Campus Security thank those who used social media to spread the word and the individuals who contacted Police with information.

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Kingston Police and Queen's University Campus Security are requesting assistance in identifying a male suspect who forced entry into the Athletics and Recreation Centre ('The ARC' at 284 Earl Street) on February 3rd at approximately 5:00am and stole barbell weights and a curl-up bar.

Photos of suspect (on Facebook)

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James Veltman at 613-549-4660 x 6300 or via email at jveltman@kpf.ca

Anonymous information can be given through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by clicking on the "Submit a Tip" button on the left hand column of the Kingston Police Facebook Page.


January 31, 2012 - Kingston Police Issue Alert for Sexual Assault North of Main Campus

In the late hours on Saturday, January 28, 2012 police responded to the 600 Block of Victoria St, between Princess St and Concession St, regarding a sexual assault with a weapon.

Police spoke with the victim who told police that she was attacked by an unknown male who had a knife with him. This weapon was shown during the incident. The suspect may have been alerted during the attack and fled away on foot which allowed the victim to attend a nearby address for safety.

The male suspect is described as:

* white male, 
* medium/slim build, 
* middle aged, 
* grey/dark scruffy beard or facial hair, 
* wearing a grey coat, black hoodie, baseball style hat and jeans. 

If anyone has any information about this offence, please contact the lead investigator Det. Brent Griffiths at 613-549-4660 ext 6258 or by email at bgriffiths@kpf.ca.

If you wish to report anonymously through Crime Stoppers please call 1-888-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.


January 26, 2012 - Suspicious Person Reported

Campus Security is issuing an alert to the Queen's community concerning an individual who was observed on campus yesterday evening.

The individual has been the subject of an alert on May 30th of last year and is known to Campus Security and Kingston Police. The individual was
seen in Jeffrey Hall last night, but has frequented other locations on campus as well.

He is described as a 23 year old Asian male, 6'2" tall with an average build.

In this most recent incident, the individual was wearing a dirty 'Montreal Canadians' ballcap, light coloured jeans, white hi-cut athletic shoes, a
darker shirt or sweater, and a dark jacket. He also had a dark coloured knapsack used to a carry a laptop computer.

UPDATE: This individual is not a member of the Queen's community, but typically identifies himself as being a student or alumnus. 
He may be attempting to sublet a room near campus or seeking a couch to stay on. He is known to inhabit lounges and other rooms on campus and has been in possession of other people's property.

If you observe an individual matching this description, please contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


November 28, 2011 - Student Safety Reminder

Campus Security is reminding students to exercise caution when crossing streets surrounding campus following a pedestrian and motor vehicle collision early Wednesday evening.  

This is a particularly important reminder as winter weather approaches when vehicles may have difficulty stopping and vision may be obscured.


November 17, 2011 - Suspects Reported in Theft & Attempted Theft on Campus

At 6:00 pm on Tuesday November 15, students entering McGillivary Brown Hall saw an unknown man holding a guitar belonging to one of the students.  The man fled the scene but the owner managed to retrieve his guitar.

The suspect is described as:

- a Caucasian male,
- in his early 40s,
- 5'6" tall with a slim build,
- Shaggy grey hair and unshaven

At the time of this incident he was wearing a red baseball cap on backwards, black pants and a black wind breaker.

UPDATE: Kingston City Police have made an arrest in this case.

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At 1:40 pm on November 16, a Dunning Hall staff member reported their laptop computer had been stolen sometime between 11:30 am and 12:05 pm.

A coworker reported seeing an unknown man leaving the room during this time period, and described him as:

- in his late 20s or early 30s,
- short blond hair,
- very tall with broad shoulders.

At the time of this incident he was wearing a navy blue jacket with some lime green in it.

The stolen laptop computer is a Dell Latitude E6400, serial# 8GRJH1

If you see a person matching either of these descriptions, or otherwise observe suspicious activity on campus, please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.


November 16, 2011 - Suspicious Person Reported

Queen’s Campus Security is issuing an alert to notify students of a suspicious individual who interacted with a female student during the early morning hours of November 16.

At 4:45 am, a student activated a blue light Emergency Phone to report being approached by an unknown man outside Stauffer Library who offered to walk her home. 

After being notified of the incident, Campus Security attended the scene and observed the man walking westbound on Union Street near Goodes Hall.

Kingston City Police were notified and attended. The Officers spoke with the individual and confirmed identity before releasing him.

The individual is described as:

- Caucasian man in his late 40s,
- blue eyes

- no teeth

- dark reddish blond hair, balding on top with a full beard

At the time of this incident he was wearing a jeans & a black leather jacket with a grey t-shirt and jean jacket underneath.

The female student in question is asked to please contact either Joel Keenleyside or Murray Skeggs at Campus Security at 613-533-6733 to discuss this incident further.

If you encounter this individual, or anyone likewise engaged in suspicious behaviour, please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.

AMS Walkhome Service is available for accompanied walks by calling 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK). 
According to their website, Walkhome's service boundaries are: south to Lake Ontario, west to West Campus, north to York St. (a few blocks north of Princess Street) and to east to Ontario street.

 

If you require a 'safe walk' from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone, any campus payphone (free to call), or assistance phone.


September 22, 2011 - Queen's Student Reported Missing

UPDATE: After a 4 day search, Matthew Simms was found by police ("Belleville Intelligencer" article)

A Queen's University student, Matthew (Matt) Simms, has been reported missing by Prince Edward County OPP.

He was last seen near his home, just west of the village of Ameliasburg, at 10 am on Wednesday wearing only a towel.

Matthew is described as being 6’7” tall, with a thin build with straight, brown hair and bangs that hang to his eyes. He also has a large mole on his right jaw.

According to media reports, the OPP Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and the OPP helicopter have been deployed to search the area today.

Anyone with knowledge of Matthew Simms' location, or who have seen him since Wednesday morning, are asked to contact the Prince Edward OPP at 1-888-310-1122.


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