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November 5, 2010: Student Assaulted in Parking Lot

Queen’s Campus Security is issuing an alert to notify students of a reported assault in the parking lot north of Stauffer Library.

Campus Security received a report from a student, who reported a female acquaintance was grabbed by an unknown male while passing through the parking lot area behind Stauffer Library.  The female student managed to escape from her attacker.  Kingston Police and Campus Security searched the area, finding no suspect.

Description provided to security: Male, taller than 5 foot 4 inches, wearing a hoodie.  

If you encounter anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour off campus- please contact the Kingston Police at 911; on campus - 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.

Resource: Queen's University Student Safety and Community Living Safety & Security Resource List [or their main page]


November 1, 2010: Items Stolen From Student Housing

Queen’s Campus Security is issuing an alert to notify students of reports of thefts in the student housing area.

Over the weekend Campus Security received 5 reports from students that their homes had been entered and items removed. In each case the thefts were also reported to the Kingston Police

Items taken included Laptops, Ipods, cell phones and cameras.

If you encounter anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour Off campus- please contact the Kingston Police at 911; on campus - please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.

Students are reminded to ensure they have appropriate insurance coverage for their homes and apartments

Police 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.

Resource: Queen's University Student Safety and Community Living Safety & Security Resource List [or their main page]  


October 19, 2010: Female Student Approached With Knife on Frontenac St.

On the early morning hours of Oct 16th, a female student was approached, on Frontenac Street, by a male suspect who put a knife to her stomach. The student fled from the area and was not harmed or robbed.

The following description was provided:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • mid-20's
  • dark clothes and jacket
  • 6 ft
  • average build
  • scruffy facial hair

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information on the suspects is asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 Reference Incident #10-33594

Students who encounter personal safety issues when off-campus should immediately contact Kingston Police directly by calling 9-1-1.

October 4, 2010: Off Campus Robbery & Residence Thefts

At 2:15 am on Saturday morning, Campus Security was informed that three students were approached and robbed of their wallet and a purse by two males in Victoria Park - a few blocks north of main campus (report made to Kingston Police). 

During the robbery, one of the students was shot in the face with a BB gun by one of the males, but was not seriously injured.

The suspects were briefly described as:
- Approx. 16-17 years old (high school age)
- Approx 5'7" or 5'8" (both)
- Caucasian (both)
- One male had dark brown hair
- Both were wearing black hooded sweat shirts

Students who encounter personal safety issues when off-campus should immediately contact Kingston Police directly by calling 9-1-1.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information on the suspects is asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660


Students in Residences should also be aware of two laptop computer thefts from rooms left unlocked and unoccupied this past weekend. Please ensure rooms are locked when left unoccupied and while sleeping at night.

Do not provide access to locked Residence buildings to strangers or those without a key.
Report suspicious persons or intruders in Residence to Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre at (613) 533-6111 or 36111 from an internal phone.


September 7, 2010: Energy Reseller Solicitation in Student Housing Area

Campus Security has received a report about energy resellers soliciting in the Student Housing Area near main campus.

Students are asked to be extremely wary about opening their doors to strangers or signing contracts before being read thoroughly.

UPDATE: For more information about Energy Retailers (code of conduct, regulations, your rights, etc) read this article on our News page.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please contact Utilities Kingston during business hours at 613-546-0000 or visit http://www.utilitieskingston.com .


August 26, 2010: Suspicious Male Sought on Campus

Campus Security is again seeking a male individual who has been found sleeping in campus buildings on a number of occasions.

This morning at approximately 10am, an individual matching his description was observed jumping out of a second floor window of Victoria Hall and quickly leaving the scene.

The description was similar to the one featured in an Alert issued by our department on August 20, with the addition that he may be wearing sunglasses today.

He is described as:
- early to mid 20s,
- between 5'9" and 6'" tall,
- slim build (approx 170 lbs),
- dark brown short (ear length) curly hair.

On two occasions, including today, he was observed wearing a navy blue hoodie. In an earlier incident he was also wearing faded black surfer shorts, with a wide white stripe on the sides.

This individual may still be on campus and members of the Queen's University community are asked to call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 immediately if he is seen.


August 25, 2010: Bicycle Racks Targeted by Young Attempted Theft Suspects

Tuesday evening, Campus Security was notified about a group of suspicious youths loitering near bicycle racks - initially outside Botterell Hall and soon afterwards spotted outside Leggett Hall. 

In the second report, a witness reported the group appeared to be in possession of bolt cutters.

The individuals quickly dispersed when someone approached the bike racks and although no bicycles were stolen one of the bike locks did show signs of damage.

Security staff attended the scene immediately and searched all bike racks in the vicinity but the group was not located. Kingston Police were notified and responded as well.

The individuals were briefly described as being very young (between approximately 10 and 14 years old) and initially comprised of 4 males and a female, later containing only 3 males.

- The oldest male was described as being approximately 14 years old and wearing a black jacket and long black tearaway pants.

- One of the two younger males was described as wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a skateboard.

Members of the Queen's community are asked to contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately if a group with this description is seen on campus, particularly if observed in the vicinity of bicycle racks. The ERC can be reached by dialing 613-533-6111 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone, any campus payphone (free to call), or assistance phone.


August 23, 2010: Campus Security Seeking Possible Theft Suspect

Campus Security is seeking assistance with two incidents of theft that took place in the JDUC this Saturday, August 21.

Members of the Queen's community who were in the AMS area of the JDUC on Saturday afternoon, and observed suspicious persons or activity in that area - particularly around 4:25 pm when an intrusion system went into audible alarm - are asked to contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


August 20, 2010: Suspicious Person Reported

On two occasions this week, a male individual was discovered sleeping in an unlocked Residence room and a lounge in Mac-Corry between 8 and 8:30 am.

He is described as:
- early to mid 20s, 
- between 5'9" and 5'11" tall, 
- slim build (approx 170 lbs), 
- dark brown short (ear length) curly hair.
On one occasion he was found wearing faded black surfer shorts, with a wide white stripe on the sides, and a navy blue hoodie.

Members of the Queen's University community are asked to call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 if you encounter this man on campus.


August 10, 2010: Indecent Exposure in Student Housing Area

Shortly before 11pm on August 9, Campus Security received a call reporting a man had just exposed himself to a female near William Street and University Avenue, north of main campus.

Kingston City Police were immediately notified and Security staff searched the vicinity of the incident, but the suspect was not located.

He was described as:
- Caucasian
- Brown Hair
- in his 40s
- Approx. 5'9" tall
- Wearing glasses, a green polo shirt, and black shorts.

Campus Security encourages members of the Queen's community to avoid walking alone when possible, especially during the evening or at night.

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.  Their Summer hours of operation are from 9pm to 1am.


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.


June 30, 2010: Increase in Bike Part Thefts

Campus Security has been informed of an increase in bicycle part thefts on main campus, including three known occurrences outside Botterell 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 in the vicinity of University bike racks.

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

Bike owners can also read "Bicycle Theft Protection" tips. where you can download (or pick up) a Bicycle Information form.


June 14, 2010: Suspicious Persons Reported

During the afternoon of June 13, Campus Security received a report of two individuals checking doors in the upper ceilidh of the John Deutsch University Centre. 

The description provided matched a couple suspected of attempting to steal bike parts earlier this month. (see below Alert)

Descriptions:

White Male
Short almost shaved Blonde hair
20-25 years old
160-175 lbs
Blue T-Shirt
Two tone Brown Baggy Pants

Black Female
Glasses
Black Hair
Jean Shorts
Red Tank Top

Campus Security responded and Kingston Police were notified at the time. A search of the area failed to locate either of these individuals. Kingston Police are still actively seeking these two individuals.

If you see a couple matching this description, please contact Campus Security immediately at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone, any campus payphone (free to call), or assistancephone.


June 3, 2010: Suspected Bicycle Parts Thieves Reported

Campus Security received a report of two individuals attempting to strip parts from bicycles outside of Goodes Hall early on the morning of June 2nd. The pair were described by a witness as:

Male
Caucasian
Bleached Hair Punk Cut
5'9"-5'10"
Riding a bicycle (colour unknown)

Female
African American
Short
Heavy-set build
Riding a blue-coloured bicycle

Campus Security responded and Kingston Police were notified at the time. A search of the area failed to locate either of these individuals. Kingston Police are still actively seeking these two individuals.

If you see a man matching this description, please contact Campus Security immediately at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone, any campus payphone (free to call), or assistancephone.


April 12, 2010: Suspicious Person / Theft Suspect
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APRIL 22 - UPDATE: 
Kingston City Police report they have made an arrest in this incident.

Campus Security is issuing an Alert regarding an individual suspected of being involved in the theft of a laptop computer in Stauffer Library.

The computer was left unattended for a period of time until the unknown man sat down beside it, spoke on his cell phone briefly, then quickly packed up the computer and left.

The suspect was described as:
 - Caucasian Male
 - 300 lbs
 - shaved head
 - multiple tattoos
 - wearing a baseball hat, black pants, and a black jacket with a calligraphy "R" on the back

Anyone with information about this individual is asked to contact Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660.

If you see a man matching this description, please contact Campus Security immediately at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone, any campus payphone (free to call), or assistancephone.


March 11, 2010: Statement on Racist Incidents on Campus Released
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This week, three cars in the An Clachan residence parking lot were vandalized with racist graffiti. Campus security was called and city police have been alerted.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Campus Security at 613-533-6733.

We have also received information about an incident in a campus library where a student experienced disparaging remarks about their faith and culture.

Racist actions and attitudes have no place at this University where we have an obligation, and opportunity, to educate one another to overcome stereotypes and prejudices.

We know we have the Queen’s community’s support in addressing issues of racism and intolerance and in making our campus welcoming and respectful of every individual.

Students who are concerned and need support are encouraged to call Health, Counselling and Disability Services at 613-533-6000 ext. 78264. All members of the University community are encouraged to report incidents to, and seek support from, the Human Rights Office at 613-533-6886, or Campus Security at 613-533-6733.

- Principal Daniel Woolf
- VP Academic Patrick Deane


February 17, 2010: Trespass / Suspicious Persons Reported
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Campus Security is issuing an alert to report two incidents that occurred north of main campus.

The first incident occurred near Barrie & Colborne Streets at 6:00 a.m. on February 15, when a student at home noticed a man outside his window trying to open it.

The second incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on the 17th, when a male was spotted lurking outside a student's Johnson Street house.

In both cases the suspect fled after realizing he'd been spotted.

Police 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.

You can contact Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660 or by dialing 911.

Resource: Queen's University Student Safety and Community Living Safety & Security Resource List [or their main page]


February 13, 2010: Second Home Invasion Reported by Police
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APRIL 30, 2010 - UPDATE: 
Kingston City Police report they have made an arrest in this incident.

JUNE 12, 2010 - UPDATE:
Man convicted & sentenced to 5 years in prison. [News Article]

A second home invasion robbery has occurred in the Student Housing Area near the vicinity of Barrie and Brock Streets.

Kingston City Police informed Campus Security of the incident this morning and requested an Alert be issued.

Police 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.

You can contact Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660 or by dialing 911.

Resource: Queen's University Student Safety and Community Living Safety & Security Resource List [or their main page]


February 11, 2010: Phishing Email Scam on Campus
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Campus Security has received reports of another email phishing scam being sent to Queen's University email accounts.

Queen's I.T.S. issued a notice recently about a very similar incident, and advised the following:

The email asks you to reply with your password and other personal information. It is a hoax, attempting to steal your password. Do not reply to that message or follow any web links it contains; just delete it.

If you have already replied with your password, change your password immediately - the Queen's IT Support Centre at 613 533 6666.

Do not send your password to anyone in response to an email notice. Do not assume the absence of a warning from ITServices means a request is valid. Queen's University will never request your password by email.

If you are uncertain about the validity of a request for your password, please telephone the Queen's IT Support Centre at 613 533 6666.

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Copy of this scam email (the Rogers.com email address redacted, as it may be fake as well):

From 2010 Account Upgrade <XXXXX@rogers.com>
To undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject Dear QUEENSU.CA Account User

Dear QUEENSU.CA Account User

Due to the congestion in all QUEENSU.CA users and removal of all unused QUEENSU.CA Accounts, We would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information belowafter clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24hours for security reasons. please send detail of login via:

* User name: .........................
*Password: .........................
*Date of Birth: .....................
*Country Or Territory: ......

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not beinterrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to thisrequest. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after twoweeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Sincerely,
The QUEENSU.CA MAIL


February 9, 2010: Energy Reseller Solicitation in Student Housing Area
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Campus Security has received a report about energy resellers soliciting in the Student Housing Area near main campus. 

The individuals in this incident were described as being quite aggressive with their sales techniques and one man managed to enter a student's home before being asked to leave.

Students are asked to be extremely wary about opening their doors to strangers or signing contracts before being read thoroughly.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please contact Utilities Kingston during business hours at 613-546-0000 or visit http://www.utilitieskingston.com .


February 8, 2010: Home Invasion Reported in Student Housing Area
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APRIL 30, 2010 - UPDATE: 
Kingston City Police report they have made an arrest in this incident.

JUNE 12, 2010 - UPDATE:
Man convicted & sentenced to 5 years in prison. [News Article]

Campus Security is issuing an alert to inform members of the Queen's Community about a home invasion that took place in the Student Housing Area in the vicinity of Barrie and Earl Streets.

At 11:30 pm on February 7, Kingston City Police reported a male intruder entered an unlocked apartment and robbed its female occupant of cash and personal property.

The suspect is described as:
- male in his 30s
- 5'2"-5'3" tall,
- approximately 200 lbs with a stocky build

At the time of this incident he was wearing:
- a black toque, 
- black puffy winter jacket,
- black cloth or bandana with a white pattern over his face.

Campus Security recommends house, apartment, and residence room doors be kept locked at all times, and windows covered whenever possible.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660


December 14, 2009:
Attempted Break-In Suspect Reported
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Campus Security is issuing an alert for a man suspected of attempting to break into a building on main campus at approximately 3pm on Sunday December 13.

The man is described as:
- Caucasian male
- mid-to-late 40s
- average weight and height
- light color or grey scruffy facial hair (day or two growth)

At the time of the incident he was wearing a navy blue ski jacket with one wide white stripe on each shoulder, and had its hood up.
He was also seen carrying a basic household slotted screwdriver and smoking a cigarette.

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

Also ensure all intrusion systems are armed when your area is unoccupied and lock office doors even if you intend to be absent for a brief period of time.

Members of the Queen's Community who are working alone on Campus during the off-hours should also be aware of the Lone Worker Program offered by our department.


December 1, 2009 - Suspicious Persons Reported
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Campus Security is looking for two persons of interest who were seen loitering near bicycle racks and possibly tampering with bikes (seen near Etherington Hall on more than one occasion).

The individuals have been described as:

- Caucasian male approximately 5'10" tall with light brown hair and a beard.

- Caucasian female approximately 5'5" tall with dark brown or black hair. She has been seen wearing a side/saddle pouch and carrying a camera.

If you observe a couple matching this description, or anyone else acting suspiciously around bike racks on campus, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using a blue light Emergency Phone.


November 10, 2009 - Student Reports Assault near Main Campus
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Campus Security is issuing an alert to inform members of the Queen's Community that a student has reported being assaulted near main campus last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:00 pm on Court Street, east of main campus and just north of City Park.

The student reported she was pulled down to the ground from behind, but fought back and was able to run from the attacker. The man was only briefly described as wearing white sneakers and blue jeans.

A report was also filed with Kingston City Police. If you have information about this assault, or experienced a similar incident, please contact them at 613-549-4660.

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 assistancephone.


November 3, 2009 - Suspicious Vehicle Reported in Student Housing Area
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UPDATE: (1) Kingston City Police have made an arrest in this incident and related reports. The man faces charges of criminal harassment and indecent acts.
UPDATE: (2) The individual was sentenced to six months in jail and placed on probation for three years (Whig Standard article

A student has reported being followed by a red car as she walked on MacDonnell Street near main campus during the early evening of November 2nd. 

Both Campus Security and Kingston City Police were informed and immediately searched the surrounding area for the vehicle.

To report a similar incident or if you have additional information for Kingston City Police, please contact:

Detective Jason Cahill at 613-549-4660 (ext. 6233), or email: jcahill@kpf.ca
or 
Detective Sean Bambrick at 613-549-4660 (ext. 6171), or email sbambrick@kpf.ca

In light of this and other recent incidents, Campus Security encourages members of the Queen's community to avoid walking alone when possible, especially during the evening or at night.

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 assistancephone.


November 2, 2009 - Reappearance of Indecent Exposure Suspect
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UPDATE: (1) Kingston City Police have made an arrest in this incident and related reports. The man faces charges of criminal harassment and indecent acts.
UPDATE: (2) The individual was sentenced to six months in jail and placed on probation for three years (Whig Standard article

This past weekend, during the evening of October 30 and morning of October 31, there were two incidents similar to the indecent exposure alert issued on October 5 (see below).

In both of the most recent reports, an unknown male driving a red car asked a lone female pedestrian for directions and then exposed himself to her.

- The first occurred around 7:00 pm, October 30 near the corner of MacDonnell and Earl Streets. (Incident 3)
- The second incident took place at 8:00 am, October 31 on Frontenac Street just north of Goodes Hall. (Incident 4)

See the updated map below for the locations of these and the previous incidents.

October 5, 2009 - Kingston Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

KPD D/Cst Jason Cahill #233 has issued the following Alert to members of the Queen's University Community:

Please read the following and keep this in mind as you walk to/from class. The Kingston Police have received reports advising of a white male exposing himself or masturbating in public. All victims have been Asian females walking to or from Queens Campus. To our knowledge the male has not physically contacted any females, and has never exited his vehicle. 

Incident 1:
On June 30th 2009 at approximately 1630 hrs a male driver pulled up to the female complainant at Earl Street and King Street and asked for directions to Princess Street. The male motioned for her to look down and she noticed that the male was masturbating. The complainant walks away and the male turns to follow, but drives off westbound on Ontario Street when he sees that she’s approaching other students.

Incident 2: 
On Sept. 23rd 2009 at approximately 1800 hrs a male driver pulled up to the complainant at Frontenac Street and Johnson Street and asked directions to Princess Street. She started to give him directions when the male made an inappropriate comment and revealed that he was exposed. The complainant walked away and the subject turned the vehicle around to drive by her a second time.

Suspect Description: white male, 20’s or early 30’s with short blonde/light brown hair, clean shaven or with a few days growth, wearing a ball cap. He was tall and skinny with a thin face. His voice was described as soft spoken.

Description of Vehicle: older small red sports car, 2 door with a black or tan interior. The vehicle is possibly standard and one report recalls the interior being very messy.

To report a similar incident or for more information, please contact Detective Jason Cahill of the Kingston Police at:
Phone: 613-549-4660 (ext. 6233) 
or Email: jcahill@kpf.ca


October 27, 2009 - Student Assaulted & Robbed at West Campus
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Campus Security is issuing an alert to inform members of the Queen's Community that a student has reported being assaulted and robbed of cash at approximately 10:35 pm Monday evening. 

The incident occurred just outside the Jean Royce Hall Residence. Campus Security responded and searched the area. Kingston Police were notified and also attended.

The two suspects were described as:

- unshaven Caucasian male with a slim build, approximately 19 years old & 5'10" tall with short brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket, white shirt and jeans.

- clean shaven Caucasian male with a slim build, approximately 19 years old & 6' tall with short brown hair, and wearing black glasses.

If you have information about this assault and robbery, or experienced a similar incident, please contact Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660


October 7, 2009 - Purse Snatchings Reported near Campus
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Campus Security is issuing an alert to inform members of the Queen's Community that two purse snatching / theft incidents were reported to Kingston City Police during the late evening hours of October 6.

Map showing location of purse snatchings

Location of Purse Snatchings

The first incident occurred in the vicinity of West and Sydenham Streets - near City Park - at approximately 11:15 pm, when two males grabbed a black (with red & white) "Lulu Lemon" bag and ran west towards main campus. Kingston City Police informed Campus Security of the incident and the area of main campus was searched.

The second incident took place close to the same location, near the intersection of Earl & Bagot Streets, just before midnight when two males grabbed a student's purse and ran off.

The suspects were Caucasian and between the ages 18 and 25.

- One of the men in both incidents was described as being Caucasian with blond hair and about 5' 7" tall with a very thin build and wearing a red hoodie, black vest & running shoes.

- The second suspect was described as also very thin, slightly taller (about 5' 11"), and wearing a dark color rain jacket with the hood up.

If you have information about these thefts, or experienced a similar incident, please contact Kingston City Police at 613-549-4660


June 26, 2009 - Queen's Email Phishing Scam

Some Queen's email accounts have received a fraudulent email designed to trick recipients into providing their Queen's email username and password.  

If you receive this email, simply delete it.

NOTE: these perpetrators / spammers may use a variation of the email below (see July 7 update for one such variation). 
Delete any emails that similarly request your user information.

The Subject line is:  Attention Webmail User

Forged Email 'From' address is:  Webmail Support <support@queensu.ca> 

With the following text:

Attn: Webmail User,

We regret to announce to you that we will be making some vital
maintainance on our webmail database (queensu.ca) users and
removal of all unused queensu.ca Accounts, queensu.ca site
administrator would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will
have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information
below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be
suspended within 72 hours for security reasons.

YOUR  WEBMAIL ACCOUNT CONFIRMATION

Name:(********)
E-mail ID:(*******)
E-mail Password:(*******)
Date of birth:(********)

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will
not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your
attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Warning!!! Any account owner that refuses to update his or her
account within Three days of this update notification will loose
his or her account permanently and this procedure is attributed
to a routine webmail software update.

Thank you for using queensu.ca

Webmail Helpdesk

July 7 UPDATE: Another variation of this spam / phish attempt being sent to Queen's email addresses:

Subject: Dear queensu.ca User
From: helpdesk@queensu.ca <noellinec@eircom.net>
Reply-To: helpdesk@queensu.ca <helpdesk_account@discuz.org>

Dear queensu.ca User

Your email account has been used to send numerous Spam mails recently
from a foreign IP. As a result, queensu.ca has received advice to
suspend your account. However, you might not be the one  promoting this
Spam, as  your email account might have been compromised. To protect
your account from sending spam mails, you are to confirm  your true
ownership of this account by providing your username/Email Address
(*******) and PASSWORD (*******) as a reply  to this message. On receipt
of the requested  information, the queensu.ca email support shall block
your  account from Spam.

Failure to do this will violate the queensu.ca email terms & conditions.
This will render your  account inactive.

NOTE: You will be send a password reset message in next seven (7)
working days after undergoing this process for  security reasons.

Thanks for using queensu.ca

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May 7, 2009 - Suspect in B&E / Property Thefts

Campus Security is issuing an alert for a man suspected of entering locked offices to steal computers and other property.

The suspected is described as:

- Black male
- approx 5'10"-5'11" tall
- approx 200lbs with a stocky/muscular build
- late 20's-early 30's
- possible goatee or facial hair
- shaved head or very short buzz cut
- seen wearing light grey capris pants and a grey sweatshirt

If you encounter an individual matching this description - or anyone you don't recognize in your work area - please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.

Members of the Queen's Community who are working alone on Campus during the off-hours should also be aware of the Lone Worker Program offered by our department.

Always ensure all intrusion systems are armed when your area is unoccupied and lock office doors even if you intend to be absent for a brief period of time.


May 4, 2009 - Indecent / Lewd Incident Reported

At 3:25 pm on May 2nd, the Emergency Report Centre received a report of a naked man in the spectator's area above the squash courts in the PEC.

The man was briefly described as:

- Caucasian
- curly, auburn hair
- wearing glasses

NOTE: this description and activity indicate the individual may be the same person seen naked on campus last June, July and August.

That suspect was generally described as:

- Caucasian
- mid 40s to early 50s
- dark brown, curly hair
- 5'8" to 5'11" tall
- heavy build with a "pot belly"
- wearing glasses (possibly thick framed)

If you observe anyone engaged in this type of activity, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone. You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


April 28, 2009 - Additional B&E Incident Reported

As an update to our previously issued Alert, Campus Security is reporting an additional attempted break-in on Campus with a suspect description similar to that earlier incident...

A mail room door in Dupuis Hall was damaged and the following individual was seen at the door:

- Caucasian male,
- approx. 18yrs,
- 5'8" to 5'9" tall with an average build,
- short dark hair,
- no facial hair or distinguishing features.

At the time of this incident, was seen wearing
- large jeans (baggy)
- a red ball cap with white lettering,
- head phones,
- a red sweater (not sweat shirt).

Campus Security also received a report of an additional individual seen in the building trying a door handle and he was described as:

- Caucasian male,
- unshaven, 
- wearing a baggy white shirt with blue stripes or sleeves. 

This person may also be of interest to Campus Security.

If you encounter these individuals - or anyone else acting suspiciously - please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.

Also ensure all intrusion systems are armed when your area is unoccupied and lock office doors even if you intend to be absent for a brief period of time.


April 23, 2009 - Attempted B&E Suspect Sought

Campus Security is seeking an individual who attempted to break into an area of Dupuis Hall during the early hours of Tuesday, April 21.

The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male,
- between 25 and 30 years of age,
- tall with a thin build,
- dark short hair,
- possible moustache or goatee.

At the time of this incident he was wearing:
- a black bomber style jacket,
- baggy blue jeans,
- a red ball cap with white insignia,
- a dark T-shirt with white lettering,
- and black shoes.

If you encounter this individual - or anyone else acting suspiciously - please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.

Also ensure all intrusion systems are armed when your area is unoccupied and lock office doors even if you intend to be absent for a brief period of time.


April 9, 2009 - Kingston Police Identify Man Who Approached Women in City Park

The man who was the subject of our March 10 Alert and subsequent updates has been identified by Kingston City Police, in large part due to reports from members of the Queen's Community.

Full Kingston Police Media Release: Word Document | Plain Text.


March 27, 2009 - Unknown Male Enters Residence Rooms
UPDATE: An arrest has made in this incident

Queen’s Campus Security and Kingston Police are investigating after a man was reported to have entered an unlocked residence room early this morning and assaulted a student.

Other residents in the building have reported hearing a person trying to enter their locked rooms. One resident challenged a man after he came in to the room. He subsequently left.

The suspect is described as:

Male, 18-21
5’10”
Short, reddish-blond hair
Chiselled features
Slightly tanned
Possibly blue eyes
Wearing jeans and a plain blue polo shirt – no logos or printing

Security is being enhanced at all residences. 

All students are reminded to be vigilant about their personal safety 24/7.

All students are advised to ensure their Residence rooms are locked at all times, both during the night and anytime the room is unoccupied.

Do not let anyone “piggyback” behind you through locked residence doors, who doesn’t have a key. Challenge anyone who doesn’t appear to live in the building.

If you have any information about these events, please contact : the Queen’s Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or Kingston Police Service at 613-549-2111

March 29 Update: Arrest Made in Residence Assault

Further to an alert issued Friday, Kingston Police have made an arrest after a man was reported to have entered an unlocked residence room and assaulted a female student. Charges have been laid.

Queen's Security will continue to keep the university community informed of any potential security concerns. Suspicious activity or individuals should be reported immediately to Queen's Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or to the Kingston Police Service at 613-549-2111.

- Students are reminded to be vigilant about their personal safety 24/7
- Students are advised to keep their residence rooms locked at all times, both during the night and anytime the room is unoccupied. 
- Do not let anyone who doesn't have a key "piggyback" through locked residence doors.
- Report to Campus Security anyone who does not appear to live in the building.


March 10, 2009 - Student Approached in City Park

A student reported to Campus Security today that she had been approached by an unknown male in City Park - just East of main campus - at approximately 9 pm on March 8.

The student stated she had been walking home alone from main campus when an unknown man approached her and lunged at her while asking for sex.  She evaded him and ran from the suspect, who did not attempt to follow her. The student also filed a report with Kingston City Police that evening.

The suspect is described as:

- In his mid 20s
- Approx. 5'8 tall with a medium build
- Clean shaven with short, light coloured wavy hair

- The man was bare legged and not wearing pants at the time of this incident. 
- He had on a long dark colour ski jacket, dark Thinsulate winter boots, and may have wore prescription glasses.

March 12 Update: Campus Security has received two additional reports subsequent to issuing this Alert which may be related:

- Female student reports on the afternoon of March 5 or 6, she was approached on Bagot Street - a few blocks northeast of City Park - by an individual matching this description. She reports that he asked her if she wanted to have sex with him but he was not threatening and allowed her to leave at a normal pace.
- Female student reports having a similar experience around midnight March 6/7. She was walking with a friend on Bagot Street at City Park when they saw a suspicious individual seemingly waiting for a bus. They crossed the street, and a few moments later realized the man was quietly following very close behind them. The student's friend screamed but it didn't deter the individual, who continued to follow the two until they phoned KPD at which point he left.

March 17 Update: Campus Security has been informed of a new incident with details similar to the reports above.

- A Female student reported she was walking alone through City Park just after midnight on March 16, when an unknown man appeared and attempted to grab her arm while asking where she was going.  No contact was actually made, and the student ran from the scene without being pursued.

The individual in this case was described as a Caucasian man in his mid to late 20s, average height (~5'10") and medium build. At the time of this incident he was wearing a dark colored jacket, blue jeans, and a baseball cap.

March 26 Update: Campus Security has been informed of an incident involving students approached by a man in City Park...

- At 9:15 pm on March 25, a student reported that she and a female friend were just approached in City Park by an unknown male who asked them to have sex with him. The man was immediately rebuffed by the students and fled the scene.

The suspect had a hood pulled up and scrunched around his face, so no facial features could be seen or described, but they report he was between 6'2" & 6'3" tall and wearing blue jeans and a blue sports jacket with silver reflective tape along the arms.

The students were connected to Kingston City Police to file a report.

If you observe anyone engaged in this type of activity, please immediately call Kingston City Police at 613-549-2111 or by dialing 911.

Campus Security encourages the use of the AMS Walkhome Service available at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK). According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 assistancephone.


February 18, 2009 - Queen's Email Phishing Scam
(Update February 25 - Also see: Hallmark E-Card Scam)

Some Queen's email accounts have received a fraudulent email designed to trick recipients into providing their Queen's email username and password.  

If you receive this email, simply delete it.

The Subject line is: "Urgent Message" (or a variant, such as "Urgent Message From Queensu.ca")

With the following text:

Dear Queensu.ca Email User,

To complete your account activation with us, you are required to reply to this message and enter your password in the spaces provided (*******) you are required to do this before the next 48 hours of receipt of this email or your database will be erased and de-activated from our database.

Full Name:
Id:
Password:

Your account can also be verified using the link below:
http:// webmail . ciaccess . com
Thank you for using city.ac.uk
Queensu.ca Canada

UPDATE: February 20 - Most Recent Phishing Scam Text:

Dear Queensu.ca Email User,

To complete your account activation with us, you are required to
reply to this message and enter your password in the spaces provided
(*******) you are required to do this before the next 48 hours of
receipt of this email or your database will be erased and de-activated
from our database.

Full Name:
Id:
Password:

Your account can also be verified using the link below:
https: // webmail. queensu.ca /uwc/ auth
Thank you for using 012.net
Queensu.ca Canada

Update: February 25 - Hallmark / American Greetings E-Card Scam

Some Queen's University accounts are receiving emails with the subject line: 
"You have received A Hallmark E-Card!" (or a variant of that title - ie. could be from 'American Greetings'). 
The email also includes an zip file attachments.

Do Not open the attachment. Simply deleted the email.

More information about the Greeting Card Virus

How to Remove the Hallmark / American Greetings E-Card Virus


December 10, 2008 - ITS Reports Active Viruses on Campus

The Queen's IT Support Centre continues to see a hi rate of computers infected with variants of AV2009, AV2008, Antivirus XP and similar named viruses. These infections will inform the user that their computer has malware/viruses and that they should purchase the advertised antivirus program. The message presented is the actual virus.

BACKUP
It is crucial to have a current backup up your data files. Not only does a backup ensure that you will have access to your files in the event of a physical malfunction, it will also allow your computer to be reimaged in the event of a virus infection. Any computer, once infected with a virus becomes a risk to the safe keeping of data. The only guarantee to having a system return to a know state of security, is to have the system reimaged.

Removal of Virus
This virus is next to impossible to remove without manual removal steps. Please drop the computer off in the Software Repair Depot in the basement of Stauffer Library if you suspect that you have this virus. Please backup of your data first.

How to avoid infection!
Microsoft releases an update to its Malicious Software Removal Tool every Tuesday. It is imperative that all users run this update when prompted to do so. It is also imperative to install the Microsoft updates that are available every month. Turning on Automatic Updates will ensure this is completed. The following link explains the process to enable automatic updates.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/windowsupdate/automaticupdate.mspx

Symantec is available to the Queen’s community and can be downloaded through IDA. All members of the community should install IDA fromhttp://www.queensu.ca/its/software/ida.html and ensure that Symantec Antivirus is up to date. If IDA is running, it will automatically check the installed version and will instruct the user on the steps to follow. 
More information concerning this virus can be found here
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Entry.aspx?Name=Win32%2fFakeSecSen

For additional assistance, call IT Support at EXT 36666


November 20, 2008 - Telephone Service Interruption

ITS Telecom Phone Service Interruptions

It has been determined that this problem (campus phone interruptions) is the result of a major TELUS equipment failure in Toronto. TELUS mobility to landline service is also affected by this outage.

UPDATE: November 21, 8:00 am: Telecom Services reports phone systems are now working properly.


November 7, 2008 - Hoax Email Reported

Campus Security has received reports from Queen's University community members who received an email warning about (Burundanga) drug laced business cards.  That email is an "urban legend" or hoax.

Please visit this web page for more information about this hoax (Snopes.com)

Media Release Stating Email is a Hoax - from the Niagara Regional Police Service (indicated as the source of information in the email)

Original email below:

FYI..

Hello Everyone.....this has been passed to us by Paul Bevan of the
Sexual Assault Unit. Please read ! For those of you who don't know Paul
he was the police officer who did the Kristen French murder case.

A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female
putting petrol in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted
his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car
driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she
saw the men following her out of the station at the same time.
Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath.
She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand;
the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the service
station.

She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she
needed to do something at that moment. 

She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly
to ask for help.

The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several
minutes after she could finally catch her breath. Apparently, there was
a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her. This
drug is called 'BURUNDANGA' and it is used by people who wish to
incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them.
This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is
transferable on simple cards. So take heed and make sure you don*t
accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets.
This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when
they offer their services.

PLEASE SEND THIS E-MAIL ALERT TO EVERY FEMALE YOU KNOW.
Niagara Regional Police Service
68 Church Street. St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3C6 Canada Telephone
(905) 688-4111 Web: http://www.nrps.com

Margo Brazeau
Drug Support Clerk
RCMP "A" Division
Ottawa Drug Section
155 McArthur Avenue, Room 509
Tel.: (613) 993-5202


November 6, 2008 - Suspected Thief Reported

Campus Security is issuing an Alert regarding an individual spotted in MacDonald Hall this morning - November 6 - at approximately 10:55 am.

He was described as:
-- male
-- Caucasian
-- in his 50s
-- approximately 5'8" tall with a medium build
-- balding with brownish hair
-- today he was seen wearing a green patterned sweater that had purple in the design, and brown pants.

This individual was encountered in a staff room taking items out of the fridge and into a white plastic bag.  He was last seen exiting the north entrance of MacDonald Hall and may have headed East on Union Street.

UPDATE: At 11:51 am, as a result of this Alert being issued, the Emergency Report Centre was contacted by an Alert-L subscriber who was able to provide a possible identity for the suspect.  Campus Security is investigating that information.

If you observe this individual on University property today or in the future, please immediately call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone.  You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


October 10, 2008 - Hate Incidents Reported

Over the past few weeks, Campus Security has received several reports of hate activity toward members of the local Muslim community.

These incidents, reported to have taken place both on and off campus, have included anti-Islamic vandalism, property destruction, theft, verbal harassment, intimidation and violent threats.

Members of the Queen’s community are asked to be on alert for hateful activity directed toward Muslims and/or other identifiable groups. Campus Security encourages people to be mindful of their personal safety and to report all incidents of hateful acts.

What To Do If You Are The Target of a Hateful Act

Personal Abuse/Violence

· Get yourself to safety – if necessary, call/ask for help. If you are on campus and concerned for your safety, contact Campus Security at (613) 533-6111 right away. If you are off-campus and concerned for your safety, contact Kingston Police at (613) 549-4660. 

· Try to remember as much as you can about the perpetrator(s) – height, skin colour, clothing, distinguishing features, vehicle makes/models/licence plate numbers, etc.

· Immediately document all you remember about the situation – date, time, place, physical descriptions and offensive behavior.

· As soon as possible, report your concerns to Kingston Police and Queen’s Campus Security .


Hate Material (e.g. hate literature/graffiti)

· Remove the offensive material if possible, but DON’T THROW IT AWAY.

· If the offensive material has been emailed to you, keep an electronic copy of the message as well as a print-out – forward the message to stopit@queensu.ca

· Keep a written or photographic record of hate propaganda that can’t be removed, such as graffiti. If you don’t have a camera, call Campus Security at (613) 533-6111; they will attend and take a picture.

· If you find hate material off campus, contact the Hate Crimes Unit of the Kingston Police at (613) 549-4660. If the material was found in a store or building, let the owner know that the material was distributed on their property.


October 9, 2008 - Assault on Main Campus

At approximately 1:30 am on October 7, a female student was walking alone between Mackintosh Corry and Jeffrey Halls when she noticed a male individual pacing ahead of her. As she walked past, the male grabbed her by the arm but she was able to break free and ran from the scene. The male did not follow the student and he was not located by Security staff who searched the area immediately after receiving this report.

He was briefly described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 5'11" tall with short brown hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt.


Campus Security encourages the use of the AMS Walkhome Service available at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK). According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 assistancephone.


August 22, 2008 - Notice Issued to Faculty & Staff

Due to an increase in thefts, security alerts, and reports of suspicious persons on campus recently, Campus Security issued an Alert email to all staff & faculty to provide a few safety precautions and security procedures: 

- Trust your intuition and act on it. If you feel uncomfortable, there is a reason for it. Make your feelings known.

- Familiarize yourself with your surroundings, especially phone locations, designated emergency exits, and other possible avenues for help.

- Do not leave items unattended for any length of time. Lock your room or office when leaving it, even for a few minutes.

- Try to work with another person if you are staying past regular hours.

- If you are uncomfortable working alone, keep your door locked. Inform Campus Security where you are working, what time you expect to leave, and call them when you leave. Security can check on you. 

- When you leave, consider calling the Walkhome Service (613-533-WALK) to walk you home, or Campus Security (613-533-6080) to escort you across campus.

- If you see someone acting in a suspicious manner, report it to Campus Security by calling 613-533-6111 or by using one of the Queen's Campus emergency or pay phones. This can discourage those who would violate the rights of others and yourself.

- Make your concerns about campus safety known to students, faculty,
your colleagues, the administration, and Queen's Campus Security (613-533-6733)

- Remain alert, both on Queen's property and off campus.

You can sign up to our Alert Listserve and receive future alerts issued to the Queen's community for incidents related to property theft or personal safety.  Subscribe using your Queen's email address by clicking on the link at the top of this page that reads "Click here to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) the Alert List-serve".


August 20, 2008 - Suspicious Individual / Theft Suspect Spotted

Campus Security reissued an Alert regarding an individual suspected of theft on Campus and spotted in the Biosciences Complex today (August 20) at approximately 9:10 am.

He is described as:
-- male
-- Caucasian
-- 53 years of age
-- thin build ~110 lbs.
-- Salt and pepper hair (long and messy)
-- face appeared concave (pushed-in)
-- on this occasion, he was seen wearing a white sweater with a pattern on it, jeans, and carrying a red plastic bag.

10:00 am -  UPDATE: Security staff searched Campus after receiving the initial report from the Biosciences Complex, and located this individual at the south east end of Campus. He was subsequently served a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University property.

Additions to original description: wearing a white sweatshirt with a snowmen design on it, black jeans, red white and blue sneakers, and carrying a red plastic shopping bag from the 'Minotaur' gift store.

If you observe this individual on University property in the future, please call the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone. You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


August 11, 2008 - Indecent / Lewd Incident Reported

At 07:53 pm on Sunday, August 10th, Campus Security received a report from Kingston Police that a student had called reporting a naked male in the John Deutsch University Centre. Campus Security responded and met with Kingston Police but a search of the facility failed to locate the individual in question. 

When the student contacted Campus Security she described the individual as:

- male
- early to mid-40s
- approximately 5'8"--5'9" (173--175 cm)
- short brown curly hair (small curls)
- pot belly
- wearing black tube socks and glasses with a thick black frame

Campus Security is increasing foot patrols in the area as a result of this report. 

If you observe anyone engaged in this type of activity, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone. You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


July 29, 2008 - Theft / Suspicious Person Reported

Campus Security received a call on Friday, July 25th, from a staff member working in Fleming Hall (Stewart-Pollack wing), who reported a wallet was stolen from their office sometime between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.

Campus Security subsequently received an e-mail over the weekend from another staff member working in the area, who reported seeing the following suspicious individual at about the time the wallet went missing on Friday:

-- male
-- Caucasian
-- anywhere between 35-50 years of age
-- disheveled appearance
-- thin build
-- dark brown hair (long and messy)
-- face appeared concave (pushed-in) with sunken eyes
-- wearing baggy pants with a loose-fitting shirt (possibly pale
green in colour)
-- carrying a yellow grocery bag that appeared full

If you observe this individual, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


July 13 / 15, 2008 - Incident / Lewd Incident Reported

At 6:15 pm on July 13th, the Emergency Report Centre received a call from a student working in Mac-Corry who reported seeing a male individual who was completely nude on the second floor of Mac-Corry Hall. The male left the area as soon as the student contacted Campus Security.

At 4:40 pm on July 15th, the Emergency Report Centre received a call from a student who reported seeing a partially nude male individual, who may have been getting dressed at the time, in the basement lounge of MacDonald Hall.

At 6:29 pm that same evening, a faculty member reported seeing a nude male in the "student street" area of Mackintosh Corry Hall.  When the man realized he had been seen, he ducked into the cafeteria area and got dressed, then quickly exited the building.

Security staff responded immediately after each report and searched the surrounding area but the suspect was not located. Kingston City Police have also been informed of these incidents and Campus Security is now increasing foot patrols in these areas as a result of these reports.

This individual was generally described as:

- Caucasian male
- in his mid-40s to early 50s.
- 5'10" or taller
- dark curly brown hair
- heavy build
- no tattoos, facial hair, or piercings were noticed

NOTE: AMS Walkhome is available for students, staff and faculty during the Summer months between 9pm and 1am.  They can be reached at 533-WALK (533-9255)

If you observe anyone engaged in this type of activity, please immediately call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


June 18, 2008 - Indecent / Lewd Incident Reported 

At 5:14 pm on June 17, the Emergency Report Centre received a call from a student working in the John Deutsch University Centre who reported being confronted by a male individual who was completely nude and masturbating. The suspect made an effort to try to keep her at the scene, but she managed to force her way by him and contacted Campus Security.

Security staff attended immediately to meet with the student and searched the JDUC and nearby buildings but the suspect was not found. Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and are investigating.

The suspect is described as:
- a Caucasian male
- in his late 50s
- approximately 5'11" tall
- grey hair with a short grey/white beard
- has a "pot belly"
- no tattoos or scars were noticed

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


June 11, 2008 - Suspicious Person / Computer Theft Reported

The Emergency Report Center received three reports of a suspicious individual within a short period of time this afternoon in Stirling Hall, Mackintosh Corry, and Harrison Lecaine where a laptop computer was also reported stolen.

The suspect is described as a 6' tall Caucasian man in his 40s with a scruffy appearance, curly brown hair, and a bad complexion that may make him appear to be older.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a brown button up shirt and jeans.

In all incidents the man walked into a closed office and, when he discovered the room was occupied, would ask for the correct time and then quickly leave the scene.

This individual - observed carrying a laptop computer - left campus in a small red 4-door car driven by an Asian male described as being about 6' tall, with straight black hair past his ears, and wearing sunglasses.

Additional vehicle details were provided to Kingston City Police and Security Alerts issued.

UPDATES:  

(1) Campus Security has been subsequently informed that a man fitting the initial suspect's description may have also been seen in Ellis Hall during this same timeframe.  It was also discovered an attempt had been made to steal a laptop computer in this building, however the perpetrator was unsuccessful because the computer had been securely fastened to a desk.

The laptop computer believed stolen from Harrison LeCaine by this individual was described as being a 13" Toshiba "Tecra M8" model ( Serial# 28068918W ) and its AC adaptor was also taken.

(2) The suspect vehicle is a red Toyota Yaris (similar to the one pictured here) and Kingston City Police are currently investigating this incident.

If you see this vehicle or individuals fitting the above descriptions on campus, or anyone engaged in similar behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.

FINAL UPDATE: Individuals involved in this theft have been arrested and subsequently convicted in court.  
For more information: Read this Whig Standard article.


May 6, 2008 - New Email Password Phishing Scam

Queen's IT Services has issued the following alert:

This is a warning about a message sent to a number of people at Queen's, with the Subject "VERIFY YOUR QUEENSU.CA MAIL ACCOUNT".

It asks you to reply with your username and password. It is a hoax, attempting to steal your password. Do not reply to that message; just delete it.

If you have already replied with your password, change your password immediately, using the ITServices password change at:
https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/mynetid/

Do not send your password to anyone in response to an email notice.


May 2, 2008 - Power Outage on Campus

A number of buildings on main campus lost power overnight and were closed due to a transformer failure.

UPDATE 9:50 am: All buildings are reported back in service except Stauffer Library.  The library will remain closed until tomorrow morning at 9:00 am (Saturday, May 3)

For future updates you can check this web page, QDIN display panels, the Queen's home page, or the Status Line at 533-3333.


April 22, 2008 - Email Phishing Scam

A new phishing scam has been received by a number of Queen's email address that states a database and email upgrade is being performed, then requests you reply to that email with your user name and password. 

This email appears legitimate but should NOT be replied to
If you receive the attached email below, simply delete it from your inbox.

-------------

Subject :   EMAIL MAINTAINANCE IN PROGRESS

Dear E-mail Users,

  The new Queensu™ Webmail is a fast and light-weight appliction
to quickly and easily access your e-mail. We are currently upgrading
our data base and e-mail center. We are deleting Queensu™
Webmail to create more space for new email.

  To prevent your email from closing you will have to update it below
so that we will know that it's a present used email.

***********************************************
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
Username : ......... .....
E-mail Password : ...............
***********************************************

Thank you for using Queensu™ Webmail!
Warning Code:VX2G98HHG

Thanks,
Queensu™ Webmail Centre
https:// webmail. queensu. ca /uwc /auth

ADDENDUM: Campus Security has also been notified of another scam email received on Queen's University accountS.

It has the following header information: "From: IRS <office@irs.gov>" | "Subject: Important Notification" and states you are eligible to receive a tax refund from the U.S. Government (although the included website address is in Romania).   

This is also a spam email and should be deleted from your inbox without being replied to.


April 21, 2008 - Threatening Emails Reported

IT Services reports members of the Queen's community have received threatening emails with the following content:

Subject:  she has already gone to hospital ! ! !

Hello <name>

Listen to me carefully, i don't know what your name is, but i'll
find you and i'll cripple you, because this is you who tempted her!!!
She has already gone to hospital, you're next, this is
evidence:    http : // sofia. dkz. info / detectiv /

This is a spam or phishing type email directed at many addresses around the world.  
If you receive this or a similarly worded email in your own inbox, delete it immediately and do not click on any website addresses included in the message.

According to Whois Domain information, the website indicated in these emails (which may have been hacked) is hosted in the UK and registered to an address in the Ukraine.
Whois Information for DKZ.INFO


March 26, 2008 - Suspicious Person Report

Miller Hall & Botterell Hall - At approximately 10:15 am, University staff contacted Campus Security to report encountering an unknown man wandering through their building and providing suspicious statements when questioned. 

Security staff responded and located the man as he was entering a taxi outside Botterell Hall.  He provided identification and was monitored until seen leaving University property.

The man is described as follows:

- Caucasian male
- in his late 40s or early 50s with a medium build
- grey / white hair
- scruffy appearance
- wearing a yellow with black jacket, burgundy shirt, and grey pants
- carrying a dark (possibly dark blue) knapsack

If you see a person matching this description on campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


March 18, 2008 - Email Scam

IT Services has reported two similar email phishing scams that attempt to steal Queen's account passwords. You are advised to delete any such messages and never send your password to anyone in response to an email notice...

1st example:

Subject: CONFIRM YOUR QUEENSU.CA EMAIL ACCOUNT!!!

Dear QUEENSU.CA Subscriber,

To verify your QUEENSU.CA account, you must reply to this
email immediately and enter your password here (*********)

Failure to do this will immediately render your email
address deactivated from our database.

You can also confirm your email address by logging into your
QUEENSU.CA account at https://webmail.queensu.ca/uwc/auth

Thank you for using QUEENSU.CA !
THE QUEENSU.CA TEAM

2nd example:

From: UPGRADE TEAM <info@queensu.ca>
Subject: ***verify YOUR Queensu EMAIL NOW***
Reply-to: serviceupgrade@hotmail.co.uk

***verify YOUR Queensu EMAIL NOW***

Dear Queensu Email  Owner,
This message is from Queensu messaging center to all Queensu emailEmail owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and
e-mail  center. We are deleting all unused Queensu email to create more space for new one.

===================================================
To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it\'s a present used account.
===========================================================

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL BELOW

Email Username :....................

EMAIL Password :................

Date of Birth : ..........

Country or Territory : ..............
====================================================
Warning!!! Email owner that refuses to update his or her Email,within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her Email permanently.

Thanks,
Queensu Team
Queensu.CA

For Help or further information: Contact the IT Support Centre (ITSC) for assistance, internally at x36666 or externally at 613-533-6666.


March 5, 2008 - Weather Alert

UPDATE: Queen's will return to normal operations tomorrow (Thursday, March 6). 
For future updates, please
call the emergency status line at 613-533-3333 and check
Queen's University website at www.queensu.ca .

Original Alert: Due to extreme weather conditions, classes are cancelled (for Wednesday, March 5) and the university has reduced operations. Employees should consult with their direct supervisors as to whether they should report to work. Caution in travelling to campus is strongly advised.


February 29, 2008 - Break & Enter Incidents Reported

Members of the Queen's University community should be aware there have been recent break and enter incidents involving theft of cash and one computer in the following locations: Mackintosh Corry, JDUC, Walter Light, the PhysEd Centre, and Gordon Hall.

In some cases there was forcible entry and in other areas there were no indications force was used.


The university community should consider the following:

- Computers owned by the university should be indelibly marked in an obvious location as "Queen's University, 'YOUR DEPARTMENT' ". Use an indelible marker or an electric scribe - the latter is available for sign out at Campus Security at no charge. 

- Cash counting and deposit preparation should be conducted in secure areas and outside of public view. Avoid storing large amounts of cash on the premises.

- Any safes should be affixed to the floor or wall with the appropriate fasteners and have a Fire and Security rating. Contact Physical Plant Services (533-6075) for assistance in securing the safe to a wall or floor.

Additional property safety tips can be downloaded here:  WORD Document / RTF Document

If you see suspicious persons or activity on campus, please phone the Emergency Report Centre at 533-6111.


February 27, 2008 - "Death Threat" Email Scam Reported

Queen's IT Services reports:

Several people have received typo-filled messages asking them to pay thousands of dollars to save their own lives from a professional assassin. The poorly written missives begin "I am very sorry for you Xxxxx,..." without stating the name of the recipient, and warn "DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELLING ANYONE".

Although the content is distressing, in reality it is just another email scam and not unique to Queen's.
ITServices advises simply deleting the message if you receive it.

Click here to see an example of this email

If you still have any concerns about this issue, please feel free to contact Campus Security at 533-6733.


January 24, 2008 - Suspicious Person Reports

During the morning of Thursday January 24, Campus Security received two suspicious person reports from staff in both McArthur and Goodwin Halls. Based on the descriptions, it is believed the same individual may be involved in both incidents.

The man was observed looking into offices and also encountered inside an unattended office when noticed by staff. They were suspicious of this person due to his actions, and the answers he provided when questioned, and contacted the ERC to file a report.

The individual was described as follows:

- Caucasian
- in his late 40s or early 50s
- grey/white hair
- approximately 5'9" tall
- medium build
- carrying a map with areas circled, and a knapsack - possibly burgundy/red with some grey
- wearing a blue jacket and either blue jeans or khaki cargo pants

UPDATE: Campus Security has been informed an individual generally matching this description was seen on the same morning in Douglas Library.

If you see a person matching this description on campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


January 22, 2008 - Theft Suspect Report

On Monday January 14, a locker room on campus was entered by an unknown male and personal property was stolen.  Keys taken by the perpetrator were also used to enter the victim's vehicle.

The suspect in this incident is described as follows:

- Caucasian
- approximately 5'9" tall
- medium build, approximately 180 lbs
- in his mid 20s
- short dark hair and a goatee
- was wearing a blue ball cap with a 'Lexus' logo on front & back (see image)

Individual was last seen wearing:

- a tan canvas winter coat with a brown collar
- grey T-shirt with "Alaska" in blue capital letters on the front
- navy blue sweat shirt hoodie underneath the T-shirt
- black running pants with 4 parallel white vertical stripes on the outer sides
- black running shoes.

If you see a person matching this description on campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


December 10, 2008 - ITS Reports Active Viruses on Campus

The Queen's IT Support Centre continues to see a hi rate of computers infected with variants of AV2009, AV2008, Antivirus XP and similar named viruses. These infections will inform the user that their computer has malware/viruses and that they should purchase the advertised antivirus program. The message presented is the actual virus.

BACKUP
It is crucial to have a current backup up your data files. Not only does a backup ensure that you will have access to your files in the event of a physical malfunction, it will also allow your computer to be reimaged in the event of a virus infection. Any computer, once infected with a virus becomes a risk to the safe keeping of data. The only guarantee to having a system return to a know state of security, is to have the system reimaged.

Removal of Virus
This virus is next to impossible to remove without manual removal steps. Please drop the computer off in the Software Repair Depot in the basement of Stauffer Library if you suspect that you have this virus. Please backup of your data first.

How to avoid infection!
Microsoft releases an update to its Malicious Software Removal Tool every Tuesday. It is imperative that all users run this update when prompted to do so. It is also imperative to install the Microsoft updates that are available every month. Turning on Automatic Updates will ensure this is completed. The following link explains the process to enable automatic updates.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/windowsupdate/automaticupdate.mspx

Symantec is available to the Queen’s community and can be downloaded through IDA. All members of the community should install IDA fromhttp://www.queensu.ca/its/software/ida.html and ensure that Symantec Antivirus is up to date. If IDA is running, it will automatically check the installed version and will instruct the user on the steps to follow. 
More information concerning this virus can be found here
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Entry.aspx?Name=Win32%2fFakeSecSen

For additional assistance, call IT Support at EXT 36666


November 20, 2008 - Telephone Service Interruption

ITS Telecom Phone Service Interruptions

It has been determined that this problem (campus phone interruptions) is the result of a major TELUS equipment failure in Toronto. TELUS mobility to landline service is also affected by this outage.

UPDATE: November 21, 8:00 am: Telecom Services reports phone systems are now working properly.


November 7, 2008 - Hoax Email Reported

Campus Security has received reports from Queen's University community members who received an email warning about (Burundanga) drug laced business cards.  That email is an "urban legend" or hoax.

Please visit this web page for more information about this hoax (Snopes.com)

Media Release Stating Email is a Hoax - from the Niagara Regional Police Service (indicated as the source of information in the email)

Original email below:

FYI..

Hello Everyone.....this has been passed to us by Paul Bevan of the
Sexual Assault Unit. Please read ! For those of you who don't know Paul
he was the police officer who did the Kristen French murder case.

A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female
putting petrol in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted
his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car
driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she
saw the men following her out of the station at the same time.
Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath.
She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand;
the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the service
station.

She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she
needed to do something at that moment. 

She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly
to ask for help.

The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several
minutes after she could finally catch her breath. Apparently, there was
a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her. This
drug is called 'BURUNDANGA' and it is used by people who wish to
incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them.
This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is
transferable on simple cards. So take heed and make sure you don*t
accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets.
This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when
they offer their services.

PLEASE SEND THIS E-MAIL ALERT TO EVERY FEMALE YOU KNOW.
Niagara Regional Police Service
68 Church Street. St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3C6 Canada Telephone
(905) 688-4111 Web: http://www.nrps.com

Margo Brazeau
Drug Support Clerk
RCMP "A" Division
Ottawa Drug Section
155 McArthur Avenue, Room 509
Tel.: (613) 993-5202


November 6, 2008 - Suspected Thief Reported

Campus Security is issuing an Alert regarding an individual spotted in MacDonald Hall this morning - November 6 - at approximately 10:55 am.

He was described as:
-- male
-- Caucasian
-- in his 50s
-- approximately 5'8" tall with a medium build
-- balding with brownish hair
-- today he was seen wearing a green patterned sweater that had purple in the design, and brown pants.

This individual was encountered in a staff room taking items out of the fridge and into a white plastic bag.  He was last seen exiting the north entrance of MacDonald Hall and may have headed East on Union Street.

UPDATE: At 11:51 am, as a result of this Alert being issued, the Emergency Report Centre was contacted by an Alert-L subscriber who was able to provide a possible identity for the suspect.  Campus Security is investigating that information.

If you observe this individual on University property today or in the future, please immediately call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone.  You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


October 10, 2008 - Hate Incidents Reported

Over the past few weeks, Campus Security has received several reports of hate activity toward members of the local Muslim community.

These incidents, reported to have taken place both on and off campus, have included anti-Islamic vandalism, property destruction, theft, verbal harassment, intimidation and violent threats.

Members of the Queen’s community are asked to be on alert for hateful activity directed toward Muslims and/or other identifiable groups. Campus Security encourages people to be mindful of their personal safety and to report all incidents of hateful acts.

What To Do If You Are The Target of a Hateful Act

Personal Abuse/Violence

· Get yourself to safety – if necessary, call/ask for help. If you are on campus and concerned for your safety, contact Campus Security at (613) 533-6111 right away. If you are off-campus and concerned for your safety, contact Kingston Police at (613) 549-4660. 

· Try to remember as much as you can about the perpetrator(s) – height, skin colour, clothing, distinguishing features, vehicle makes/models/licence plate numbers, etc.

· Immediately document all you remember about the situation – date, time, place, physical descriptions and offensive behavior.

· As soon as possible, report your concerns to Kingston Police and Queen’s Campus Security .


Hate Material (e.g. hate literature/graffiti)

· Remove the offensive material if possible, but DON’T THROW IT AWAY.

· If the offensive material has been emailed to you, keep an electronic copy of the message as well as a print-out – forward the message to stopit@queensu.ca

· Keep a written or photographic record of hate propaganda that can’t be removed, such as graffiti. If you don’t have a camera, call Campus Security at (613) 533-6111; they will attend and take a picture.

· If you find hate material off campus, contact the Hate Crimes Unit of the Kingston Police at (613) 549-4660. If the material was found in a store or building, let the owner know that the material was distributed on their property.


October 9, 2008 - Assault on Main Campus

At approximately 1:30 am on October 7, a female student was walking alone between Mackintosh Corry and Jeffrey Halls when she noticed a male individual pacing ahead of her. As she walked past, the male grabbed her by the arm but she was able to break free and ran from the scene. The male did not follow the student and he was not located by Security staff who searched the area immediately after receiving this report.

He was briefly described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 5'11" tall with short brown hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt.


Campus Security encourages the use of the AMS Walkhome Service available at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK). According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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.


August 22, 2008 - Notice Issued to Faculty & Staff

Due to an increase in thefts, security alerts, and reports of suspicious persons on campus recently, Campus Security issued an Alert email to all staff & faculty to provide a few safety precautions and security procedures: 

- Trust your intuition and act on it. If you feel uncomfortable, there is a reason for it. Make your feelings known.

- Familiarize yourself with your surroundings, especially phone locations, designated emergency exits, and other possible avenues for help.

- Do not leave items unattended for any length of time. Lock your room or office when leaving it, even for a few minutes.

- Try to work with another person if you are staying past regular hours.

- If you are uncomfortable working alone, keep your door locked. Inform Campus Security where you are working, what time you expect to leave, and call them when you leave. Security can check on you. 

- When you leave, consider calling the Walkhome Service (613-533-WALK) to walk you home, or Campus Security (613-533-6080) to escort you across campus.

- If you see someone acting in a suspicious manner, report it to Campus Security by calling 613-533-6111 or by using one of the Queen's Campus emergency or pay phones. This can discourage those who would violate the rights of others and yourself.

- Make your concerns about campus safety known to students, faculty,
your colleagues, the administration, and Queen's Campus Security (613-533-6733)

- Remain alert, both on Queen's property and off campus.

You can sign up to our Alert Listserve and receive future alerts issued to the Queen's community for incidents related to property theft or personal safety.  Subscribe using your Queen's email address by clicking on the link at the top of this page that reads "Click here to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) the Alert List-serve".


August 20, 2008 - Suspicious Individual / Theft Suspect Spotted

Campus Security reissued an Alert regarding an individual suspected of theft on Campus and spotted in the Biosciences Complex today (August 20) at approximately 9:10 am.

He is described as:
-- male
-- Caucasian
-- 53 years of age
-- thin build ~110 lbs.
-- Salt and pepper hair (long and messy)
-- face appeared concave (pushed-in)
-- on this occasion, he was seen wearing a white sweater with a pattern on it, jeans, and carrying a red plastic bag.

10:00 am -  UPDATE: Security staff searched Campus after receiving the initial report from the Biosciences Complex, and located this individual at the south east end of Campus. He was subsequently served a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University property.

Additions to original description: wearing a white sweatshirt with a snowmen design on it, black jeans, red white and blue sneakers, and carrying a red plastic shopping bag from the 'Minotaur' gift store.

If you observe this individual on University property in the future, please call the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone. You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


August 11, 2008 - Indecent / Lewd Incident Reported

At 07:53 pm on Sunday, August 10th, Campus Security received a report from Kingston Police that a student had called reporting a naked male in the John Deutsch University Centre. Campus Security responded and met with Kingston Police but a search of the facility failed to locate the individual in question. 

When the student contacted Campus Security she described the individual as:

- male
- early to mid-40s
- approximately 5'8"--5'9" (173--175 cm)
- short brown curly hair (small curls)
- pot belly
- wearing black tube socks and glasses with a thick black frame

Campus Security is increasing foot patrols in the area as a result of this report. 

If you observe anyone engaged in this type of activity, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or use any blue light emergency or assistance phone. You can also contact Campus Security's Emergency Report Centre using any Bell pay phone located on campus (no charge call).


July 29, 2008 - Theft / Suspicious Person Reported

Campus Security received a call on Friday, July 25th, from a staff member working in Fleming Hall (Stewart-Pollack wing), who reported a wallet was stolen from their office sometime between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.

Campus Security subsequently received an e-mail over the weekend from another staff member working in the area, who reported seeing the following suspicious individual at about the time the wallet went missing on Friday:

-- male
-- Caucasian
-- anywhere between 35-50 years of age
-- disheveled appearance
-- thin build
-- dark brown hair (long and messy)
-- face appeared concave (pushed-in) with sunken eyes
-- wearing baggy pants with a loose-fitting shirt (possibly pale
green in colour)
-- carrying a yellow grocery bag that appeared full

If you observe this individual, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


July 13 / 15, 2008 - Incident / Lewd Incident Reported

At 6:15 pm on July 13th, the Emergency Report Centre received a call from a student working in Mac-Corry who reported seeing a male individual who was completely nude on the second floor of Mac-Corry Hall. The male left the area as soon as the student contacted Campus Security.

At 4:40 pm on July 15th, the Emergency Report Centre received a call from a student who reported seeing a partially nude male individual, who may have been getting dressed at the time, in the basement lounge of MacDonald Hall.

At 6:29 pm that same evening, a faculty member reported seeing a nude male in the "student street" area of Mackintosh Corry Hall.  When the man realized he had been seen, he ducked into the cafeteria area and got dressed, then quickly exited the building.

Security staff responded immediately after each report and searched the surrounding area but the suspect was not located. Kingston City Police have also been informed of these incidents and Campus Security is now increasing foot patrols in these areas as a result of these reports.

This individual was generally described as:

- Caucasian male
- in his mid-40s to early 50s.
- 5'10" or taller
- dark curly brown hair
- heavy build
- no tattoos, facial hair, or piercings were noticed

NOTE: AMS Walkhome is available for students, staff and faculty during the Summer months between 9pm and 1am.  They can be reached at 533-WALK (533-9255)

If you observe anyone engaged in this type of activity, please immediately call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


June 18, 2008 - Indecent / Lewd Incident Reported 

At 5:14 pm on June 17, the Emergency Report Centre received a call from a student working in the John Deutsch University Centre who reported being confronted by a male individual who was completely nude and masturbating. The suspect made an effort to try to keep her at the scene, but she managed to force her way by him and contacted Campus Security.

Security staff attended immediately to meet with the student and searched the JDUC and nearby buildings but the suspect was not found. Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and are investigating.

The suspect is described as:
- a Caucasian male
- in his late 50s
- approximately 5'11" tall
- grey hair with a short grey/white beard
- has a "pot belly"
- no tattoos or scars were noticed

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


June 11, 2008 - Suspicious Person / Computer Theft Reported

The Emergency Report Center received three reports of a suspicious individual within a short period of time this afternoon in Stirling Hall, Mackintosh Corry, and Harrison Lecaine where a laptop computer was also reported stolen.

The suspect is described as a 6' tall Caucasian man in his 40s with a scruffy appearance, curly brown hair, and a bad complexion that may make him appear to be older.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a brown button up shirt and jeans.

In all incidents the man walked into a closed office and, when he discovered the room was occupied, would ask for the correct time and then quickly leave the scene.

This individual - observed carrying a laptop computer - left campus in a small red 4-door car driven by an Asian male described as being about 6' tall, with straight black hair past his ears, and wearing sunglasses.

Additional vehicle details were provided to Kingston City Police and Security Alerts issued.

UPDATES:  

(1) Campus Security has been subsequently informed that a man fitting the initial suspect's description may have also been seen in Ellis Hall during this same timeframe.  It was also discovered an attempt had been made to steal a laptop computer in this building, however the perpetrator was unsuccessful because the computer had been securely fastened to a desk.

The laptop computer believed stolen from Harrison LeCaine by this individual was described as being a 13" Toshiba "Tecra M8" model ( Serial# 28068918W ) and its AC adaptor was also taken.

(2) The suspect vehicle is a red Toyota Yaris (similar to the one pictured here) and Kingston City Police are currently investigating this incident.

If you see this vehicle or individuals fitting the above descriptions on campus, or anyone engaged in similar behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.

FINAL UPDATE: Individuals involved in this theft have been arrested and subsequently convicted in court.  
For more information: Read this Whig Standard article.


May 6, 2008 - New Email Password Phishing Scam

Queen's IT Services has issued the following alert:

This is a warning about a message sent to a number of people at Queen's, with the Subject "VERIFY YOUR QUEENSU.CA MAIL ACCOUNT".

It asks you to reply with your username and password. It is a hoax, attempting to steal your password. Do not reply to that message; just delete it.

If you have already replied with your password, change your password immediately, using the ITServices password change at:
https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/mynetid/

Do not send your password to anyone in response to an email notice.


May 2, 2008 - Power Outage on Campus

A number of buildings on main campus lost power overnight and were closed due to a transformer failure.

UPDATE 9:50 am: All buildings are reported back in service except Stauffer Library.  The library will remain closed until tomorrow morning at 9:00 am (Saturday, May 3)

For future updates you can check this web page, QDIN display panels, the Queen's home page, or the Status Line at 533-3333.


April 22, 2008 - Email Phishing Scam

A new phishing scam has been received by a number of Queen's email address that states a database and email upgrade is being performed, then requests you reply to that email with your user name and password. 

This email appears legitimate but should NOT be replied to
If you receive the attached email below, simply delete it from your inbox.

-------------

Subject :   EMAIL MAINTAINANCE IN PROGRESS

Dear E-mail Users,

  The new Queensu™ Webmail is a fast and light-weight appliction
to quickly and easily access your e-mail. We are currently upgrading
our data base and e-mail center. We are deleting Queensu™
Webmail to create more space for new email.

  To prevent your email from closing you will have to update it below
so that we will know that it's a present used email.

***********************************************
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
Username : ......... .....
E-mail Password : ...............
***********************************************

Thank you for using Queensu™ Webmail!
Warning Code:VX2G98HHG

Thanks,
Queensu™ Webmail Centre
https:// webmail. queensu. ca /uwc /auth

ADDENDUM: Campus Security has also been notified of another scam email received on Queen's University accountS.

It has the following header information: "From: IRS <office@irs.gov>" | "Subject: Important Notification" and states you are eligible to receive a tax refund from the U.S. Government (although the included website address is in Romania).   

This is also a spam email and should be deleted from your inbox without being replied to.


April 21, 2008 - Threatening Emails Reported

IT Services reports members of the Queen's community have received threatening emails with the following content:

Subject:  she has already gone to hospital ! ! !

Hello <name>

Listen to me carefully, i don't know what your name is, but i'll
find you and i'll cripple you, because this is you who tempted her!!!
She has already gone to hospital, you're next, this is
evidence:    http : // sofia. dkz. info / detectiv /

This is a spam or phishing type email directed at many addresses around the world.  
If you receive this or a similarly worded email in your own inbox, delete it immediately and do not click on any website addresses included in the message.

According to Whois Domain information, the website indicated in these emails (which may have been hacked) is hosted in the UK and registered to an address in the Ukraine.
Whois Information for DKZ.INFO


March 26, 2008 - Suspicious Person Report

Miller Hall & Botterell Hall - At approximately 10:15 am, University staff contacted Campus Security to report encountering an unknown man wandering through their building and providing suspicious statements when questioned. 

Security staff responded and located the man as he was entering a taxi outside Botterell Hall.  He provided identification and was monitored until seen leaving University property.

The man is described as follows:

- Caucasian male
- in his late 40s or early 50s with a medium build
- grey / white hair
- scruffy appearance
- wearing a yellow with black jacket, burgundy shirt, and grey pants
- carrying a dark (possibly dark blue) knapsack

If you see a person matching this description on campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


March 18, 2008 - Email Scam

IT Services has reported two similar email phishing scams that attempt to steal Queen's account passwords. You are advised to delete any such messages and never send your password to anyone in response to an email notice...

1st example:

Subject: CONFIRM YOUR QUEENSU.CA EMAIL ACCOUNT!!!

Dear QUEENSU.CA Subscriber,

To verify your QUEENSU.CA account, you must reply to this
email immediately and enter your password here (*********)

Failure to do this will immediately render your email
address deactivated from our database.

You can also confirm your email address by logging into your
QUEENSU.CA account at https://webmail.queensu.ca/uwc/auth

Thank you for using QUEENSU.CA !
THE QUEENSU.CA TEAM

2nd example:

From: UPGRADE TEAM <info@queensu.ca>
Subject: ***verify YOUR Queensu EMAIL NOW***
Reply-to: serviceupgrade@hotmail.co.uk

***verify YOUR Queensu EMAIL NOW***

Dear Queensu Email  Owner,
This message is from Queensu messaging center to all Queensu emailEmail owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and
e-mail  center. We are deleting all unused Queensu email to create more space for new one.

===================================================
To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it\'s a present used account.
===========================================================

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL BELOW

Email Username :....................

EMAIL Password :................

Date of Birth : ..........

Country or Territory : ..............
====================================================
Warning!!! Email owner that refuses to update his or her Email,within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her Email permanently.

Thanks,
Queensu Team
Queensu.CA

For Help or further information: Contact the IT Support Centre (ITSC) for assistance, internally at x36666 or externally at 613-533-6666.


March 5, 2008 - Weather Alert

UPDATE: Queen's will return to normal operations tomorrow (Thursday, March 6). 
For future updates, please
call the emergency status line at 613-533-3333 and check
Queen's University website at www.queensu.ca .

Original Alert: Due to extreme weather conditions, classes are cancelled (for Wednesday, March 5) and the university has reduced operations. Employees should consult with their direct supervisors as to whether they should report to work. Caution in travelling to campus is strongly advised.


February 29, 2008 - Break & Enter Incidents Reported

Members of the Queen's University community should be aware there have been recent break and enter incidents involving theft of cash and one computer in the following locations: Mackintosh Corry, JDUC, Walter Light, the PhysEd Centre, and Gordon Hall.

In some cases there was forcible entry and in other areas there were no indications force was used.


The university community should consider the following:

- Computers owned by the university should be indelibly marked in an obvious location as "Queen's University, 'YOUR DEPARTMENT' ". Use an indelible marker or an electric scribe - the latter is available for sign out at Campus Security at no charge. 

- Cash counting and deposit preparation should be conducted in secure areas and outside of public view. Avoid storing large amounts of cash on the premises.

- Any safes should be affixed to the floor or wall with the appropriate fasteners and have a Fire and Security rating. Contact Physical Plant Services (533-6075) for assistance in securing the safe to a wall or floor.

Additional property safety tips can be downloaded here:  WORD Document / RTF Document

If you see suspicious persons or activity on campus, please phone the Emergency Report Centre at 533-6111.


February 27, 2008 - "Death Threat" Email Scam Reported

Queen's IT Services reports:

Several people have received typo-filled messages asking them to pay thousands of dollars to save their own lives from a professional assassin. The poorly written missives begin "I am very sorry for you Xxxxx,..." without stating the name of the recipient, and warn "DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELLING ANYONE".

Although the content is distressing, in reality it is just another email scam and not unique to Queen's.
ITServices advises simply deleting the message if you receive it.

Click here to see an example of this email

If you still have any concerns about this issue, please feel free to contact Campus Security at 533-6733.


January 24, 2008 - Suspicious Person Reports

During the morning of Thursday January 24, Campus Security received two suspicious person reports from staff in both McArthur and Goodwin Halls. Based on the descriptions, it is believed the same individual may be involved in both incidents.

The man was observed looking into offices and also encountered inside an unattended office when noticed by staff. They were suspicious of this person due to his actions, and the answers he provided when questioned, and contacted the ERC to file a report.

The individual was described as follows:

- Caucasian
- in his late 40s or early 50s
- grey/white hair
- approximately 5'9" tall
- medium build
- carrying a map with areas circled, and a knapsack - possibly burgundy/red with some grey
- wearing a blue jacket and either blue jeans or khaki cargo pants

UPDATE: Campus Security has been informed an individual generally matching this description was seen on the same morning in Douglas Library.

If you see a person matching this description on campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


January 22, 2008 - Theft Suspect Report

On Monday January 14, a locker room on campus was entered by an unknown male and personal property was stolen.  Keys taken by the perpetrator were also used to enter the victim's vehicle.

The suspect in this incident is described as follows:

- Caucasian
- approximately 5'9" tall
- medium build, approximately 180 lbs
- in his mid 20s
- short dark hair and a goatee
- was wearing a blue ball cap with a 'Lexus' logo on front & back (see image)

Individual was last seen wearing:

- a tan canvas winter coat with a brown collar
- grey T-shirt with "Alaska" in blue capital letters on the front
- navy blue sweat shirt hoodie underneath the T-shirt
- black running pants with 4 parallel white vertical stripes on the outer sides
- black running shoes.

If you see a person matching this description on campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


October 29, 2007 - Suspicious Person Report

At 2:50 am on October 28, a suspicious male was reported inside the JDUC.  Campus Security attended to attain ID and questioned the individual before ensuring he left University Property.

The suspect was described as:

- approx. 5'6" tall
- slight build
- light brown hair with a light goatee
- wearing jeans, a black windbreaker style jacket, a black ball cap, and had on a silver chain.
- individual was also carrying an empty black backpack

UPDATE: A staff member reported sighting an individual matching this description and clothing outside MacDonald Hall at approximately 8:20 am on October 31.

Please keep offices locked when they are unoccupied and ensure personal property is kept in sight at all times. 

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


October 24, 2007 - Computer Thefts / Suspicious Person Reports

On October 23, Campus Security was informed two laptop computers had been stolen from offices inside the same building within a short time span.  One is a black HP 6120, and the other is a silver Gateway 2000 with a 1 inch gouge on the top.

After receiving the theft reports, other staff in the building called Campus Security to say they had observed a suspicious male in the area around the same time this property was stolen.

The suspect was generally described as:

- Caucasian male,

- 5`8` to 5'10" tall

- medium build 

- early to mid 20s

- short light color hair, possibly with long bangs

- May have a tattoo on right side of his neck (appeared to be a spider web design)

- scruffy appearance, wearing dark baggy jacket and pants

- possibly carrying a red backpack

- one witness described him as smelling of cigarette smoke

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


October 9, 2007 - Indecent Act on Campus

On Saturday October 6, the Emergency Report Centre was informed an indecent act had taken place inside the JDUC. The student reporting the incident stated she was in the building's computer cluster and turned around to see an unknown male masturbating behind her.

The student immediately exited the area as did the man, who made an attempt to apologize as he was leaving. Security attended and searched the building upon receiving this report, but the suspect was not located.

The man was described as:

- approximately 40 years old
- 5'10" tall
- short white or grey hair
- wearing glasses
- dressed in a short sleeve white dress shirt, red tie, dark pants
- appeared to be wearing a name tag

The student was advised to file a report with Kingston City Police. Anyone who has experienced a similar incident is also asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


October 9, 2007 - Two Suspicious Person Reports

On Monday October 8, Campus Security received two additional and separate suspicious persons reports from the JDUC.

The first incident involved an unknown male seen pacing in front of an office and looking inside. When the man realized he was being watched, he quickly left the area.

The individual was described as:

- in his late 40s
- approximately 5'5" tall
- average build
- brown/grey parted hair
- wearing an orange polo shirt.


The second individual was discovered inside an office area by a Queen's staff member.

He was described as:

- in his late 30s or early 40s
- 6' tall
- approximately 200 lbs
- greyish hair
- wearing glasses
- dressed in a light colored shirt and pants

If you see these individuals on or near Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


September 11, 2007 - Suspicious Person Report

Campus Security has been informed of a suspicious man confronted inside a University office on more than one occasion. He has been seen peering over room dividers and then claims to be looking for another department (different areas have been named) when questioned by staff.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Caucasian male in his mid 40`s

  • Large / overweight build

  • Short curly blonde hair

  • Had several "homemade" tattoos on his wrists and hands and possibly on his arms (but hidden by long sleeves)

  • Last seen wearing a pink, long-sleeve dress shirt w. button down collar.

If you see this individual on or near Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


September 5, 2007 - Reminder of Safety Services Available at Queen's University

In light of recent assault incidents at other Ontario Universities, Queen's Campus Security would like to remind you of the various safety services available here at Queen's...

- AMS Walkhome Services 

- Campus Safe Walk Program
 http://www.queensu.ca/security/services.html

- Lone Worker Program (if you are working during the off-hours)
 http://www.queensu.ca/security/services.html

- To contact the Queen's Emergency Report Centre (ERC) using Emergency, Assistance, or Pay Phones
 http://www.queensu.ca/security/phones.html


Be Alert while walking home. Stay on well lit streets and pathways. Do not walk while wearing headsets and listening to music as this makes it difficult to hear what is going on around you. Stay in the centre of the sidewalk, away from bushes, doorways and parked cars, anywhere an attacker could hide.

If you think someone is following you, turn around and check. Let them know you are aware of their presence. While on-campus go to the nearest Emergency Phone and contact Campus Security.

You should ensure you are alert and aware of your surroundings at all times and always trust and act on your instincts.

If you have a cell-phone walk with it in your hand and turned on. Pre-program your phone to emergency numbers, or the local police emergency number (911).

If you have any questions or comments for our department, please contact us here.


August 31, 2007 - Suspicious Person Reports in Residence & Student Housing Area

At 4:30 am on August 31, Campus Security was contacted by a student in Residences who reported waking up to find an unknown man in her room.  The suspect fled with a bag belonging to the student when he realized she had woken up.  The Emergency Report Centre notified Kingston City Police and Security staff searched the Residence and surrounding area.

The suspect was described as:

- a Caucasian male
- approximately 18 to 22 years old.
- slim build
- approximately 5'10" tall
- straight shaggy dark hair
- wearing a ball cap with a straight peak, sweater, pants, and 'skater' style shoes.

Students are advised to ensure doors and windows in both Residence rooms and houses are locked at all times.

Campus Security was also informed this week that a female student living in the Student Housing Area near main campus was followed by an unknown man while walking home.  And soon after arrival, the student was in the back yard with her dog and noticed a male individual standing in an alley way beside her house. The student was unsure if it was the same person who followed her home, but it appeared he had a similar build.

This suspect was described as:

- approximately 28 years old
- 'clean cut' with no facial hair
- average height
- average/athletic build
- wearing a dark colour long sleeve shirt, dark athletic shorts, and running shoes

If you see this individual on or near Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


August 29, 2007 - Email Virus Sent to Alert Listserve

It has come to our attention that an infected computer on campus has sent out a virus infected email using the Alert-Listserve account name. The only email subject line we are aware of is: "Humphrey".

DO NOT open this email or its contained attachments. Please also ensure your antivirus software is uptodate.


August 16, 2007 - Suspicious Person Report

At 1:40 pm on August 15, Campus Security was informed an unknown male had walked into a closed but unlocked office unannounced. When he realized it was occupied, the man claimed to be looking for a washroom and then exited the office.

The individual was described as being approximately 5'10" tall, with white bushy hair, and wearing a white shirt and dark pants.

If you see this individual on Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


July 24, 2007 - Suspect in Break & Enter Incident

At 9:48 pm on July 20, a custodian contacted the Emergency Report Center after witnessing an unknown man break into a University building.  Security staff attended immediately and were directed to an individual who had just exited the building and was fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

Security followed the suspect off campus while the police were called to attend. The individual escaped into a nearby city park and was not relocated by police or security.

A subsequent search of the University building revealed no damage or missing property.

The suspect was described as:

- Caucasian male
- Approx. 40 years old
- Approx. 5'8" to 5'9" tall
- Short dark curly/wavy hair
- Wearing blue jeans and a blue jean jacket
- Riding a green mountain bike

If you see this individual on Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


July 16, 2007 - 8:30 am - Suspected Bike Thief Reported

Campus Security received a call from an individual who witnessed a suspicious man checking out bicycles at the bike racks outside Botterell Hall.

The Security Supervisor was informed and located an individual at the bike racks outside the Biosciences Complex who matched the description. He was identified and instructed to leave University Property.

The male suspect was described as:

- 18 to 20 years old
- dark hair
- wearing a black hat and a black tank top with a red number 3 on the back

If you see this individual on Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


June 20, 2007 - Large Water Bottle Theft Reported

Campus Security has been informed a large water bottle was stolen on campus and an attempt made to steal a second bottle. These bottles are targeted for their deposit refund (approx. $10) and perpetrators have been known to empty the bottles inside buildings to make them easier to carry, which can cause water damage to that room and possibly to rooms below.

Thefts of this nature have been widespread in the past and the costs can add up over time--the perpetrators may also migrate to other items of more significant value.

In the most recent incident, the two thieves were described as:

 Caucasian males in their mid teens, under 5' 5" tall with slim builds and shaggy brown hair.

University Departments with water dispensers are asked to ensure bottles are stored securely and to report any related suspicious activity or persons to the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 (int# 36111).


June 4, 2007 - Suspicious Person Reports

Over the previous few days, Campus Security has been informed of and been in contact with a suspicious male exhibiting odd behaviour in and around a number of buildings on main campus.

He is described as:

- a Caucasian male
- in his mid 20s
- approximately 5'11" tall and 200 lbs
- shaved head with a scruffy appearance
- seen wearing shorts and either bare foot or wearing too-large black leather loafers

If you see this individual on campus - contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111 or by using an emergency or assistance phone.

UPDATE: 

June 6, 2:22 am - KGH Security contacted the Queen's Emergency Report Centre to report escorting an individual from their property and that the man is headed towards University buildings.  Queen's security staff attended and confirmed it was the same individual from this alert. They monitored his progress as he left campus and met up with Kingston City Police a short time later.  The man was subsequently charged with Trespass to Property by Police and issued a Notice of Prohibition by Campus Security, banning him from University property.


May 16, 2007 - Indecent Act Reported

At 8:00 pm, a tenant at the An Clachan Complex informed Campus Security that his wife reported an unknown man had exposed himself to her outside Building 16. Both Campus Security and Kingston City Police attended to take a report.

The suspect was described as:

- Caucasian male
- In his 20s
- 5' 6" tall
- Approximately 140 lbs
- Wearing a blue coat and grey hat.
- Also spotted riding a bicycle

Anyone who has experienced a similar incident is also asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


April 27, 2007 - Suspicious Person Report

At  9:00 am, JDUC staff called Campus Security to report an unknown woman was sleeping on a couch in the building. Security attended and located the women at another location, then monitored her as she left campus.  It was later determined the woman had been previously banned from University Property for suspicion of being responsible for thefts on campus. Members of the Queen's community are asked to contact the Emergency Report Center (613-533-6111) if they see her on campus.

The individual is described as:

- Caucasian female

- 50 years old

- Approximately 5' 6" tall

- Brown shoulder length hair (with a little grey in it)

- Usually dressed in a black skirt & jacket suit with a black blouse underneath, and black flat dress shoes

- Often seen carrying a large black purse w. a shoulder strap.

UPDATES: 

April 30, 11:55 am - Queen's staff spotted this individual inside Miller Hall and informed the Emergency Report Centre. (alert-l update issued)

May 1, 8:40 am - Queen's staff from a number of locations - including Botterell Hall, MacDonald Hall, and Miller Hall - saw this individual inside their building and contacted the Emergency Report Centre immediately. Security staff located the suspect and monitored her movements until Kingston City Police met up and detained her in the downtown area. She was subsequently fined for Trespass to Property.

May 1, 7:52 pm - A Security Student Patrol reported spotting this individual leaving a University building on main campus. Security Supervisors attended and made contact with the suspect inside another building. She quickly exited and walked off campus, but was monitored by Campus Security until Kingston City Police arrived a short distance from campus.  The woman was again charged with Trespass to Property and a court date scheduled.

Addendum - New sightings on University property continue...


April 26, 2007 - Attempted Theft

At 5:06 pm, the Emergency Report Centre was informed a male suspect had grabbed a student's laptop computer off a bench next to where she was sitting in the lobby of Stauffer library. The student chased the male out of the building until he stopped a short time later to hand back the computer and then fled into a nearby building off campus.  Campus Security and Kingston City Police attended to take a report and get a description of the suspect.

He was described as follows:

- Caucasian male

- mid to late teens

- approximately 5'4" tall

- approximately 130-140 lbs with a slim build

- light colour, collar length hair

- wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans.

UPDATE:  

May 1, 10:40 am - A student left his knapsack unattended in Stauffer Library for a short time and returned to find it missing - then spotted an unknown male walking down the stairs with it. 
The student chased after the male and stopped him still inside the library. The suspect, who was described very similar to the individual in the earlier attempted theft at Stauffer, then handed back the knapsack and quickly left the scene.

The suspect in this incident was described as:

- Caucasian male

- 16 to 18 years old

- height 5'9" tall

- slim build

- curly/shaggy dirty blond hair, between ear and shoulder length

- acne on face

- wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, with the hood pulled up over his head, and possibly jeans.


April 16, 2007 - Suspicious Persons Report

During the early hours of April 15, Campus Security encountered two suspicious males in and around various buildings on campus. It is suspected the two may have gained accesses to one or more buildings by "tail gating" behind authorized people with keys.

The individuals were seen riding bicycles and described as:

(1) 20 year old Caucasian male carrying a backpack. Slim build. short hair. Wearing dark winter jacket. Riding BMX style bicycle.

(2) 25-40 year old Caucasian male with a shaved head and unkempt beard. Stocky build Wearing a winter jacket and jeans.

If you see these individuals on campus - contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111 or by using an emergency or assistance phone.


February 9, 2007 - Student Assaulted at An Clachan Complex

At approximately midnight of February 2, a student was waiting for a taxi outside the An Clachan Complex when he was approached by an unknown male. The student was assaulted by this individual, and three others who appeared from behind him, and robbed of some cash and a cell phone.

The suspects were described as:

(1) 
- Caucasian male 
- 19 - 20 yrs old
- 5'6" tall
- Medium build
- Very light Moustache
- wearing a beige toque with a small brim, white Shoes, and a beige jacket

(2)
- Caucasian male
- wearing a white Parka with fur lined hood

(3)
- Caucasian male
- wearing a White and black jacket

(4)
- Caucasian male

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.


February 9, 2007 - Suspicious Person Reported

During the morning of February 9, a man matching the description of a Suspicious Person reported on January 8 was spotted inside a main campus building.

When he was encountered by staff members on two separate occasions, the suspect gave vague excuses for his presence and quickly left the scene. He was observed leaving the building and entering nearby Kingston General Hospital. KGH Security was notified and later reported the same individual was seen entered a number of offices in the hospital as well.

The man is described as:

- approximately 6' tall
- 230 lbs
Buffalo Bills Logo- early to mid 40s
- unshaven (approximately 3 days growth beard)
- carrying a black nylon laptop type bag
- wearing jeans, a dark knitted hat, and a Buffalo Bills jacket: Royal Blue with Grey and the team logo
(see image on right)

Members of the Queen's Community are advised to always keep their keys with them and to lock up offices when they leave, even if they only intend to be away for a short period of time. If you observe this individual or any other suspicious or out of place individuals on campus, please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.


January 8, 2007 - Suspicious Person Reported

On January 8 at 10:43 am, a staff member left his office in Watson Hall for a short period of time and returned to discover an unknown man behind his desk. When questioned, the suspect claimed to be looking for someone and quickly left the area.

The suspect's description also matched a suspicious person reported on campus the previous day.

This individual was described as:

- Caucasian Male
- Early to mid 40s
- Short dark hair
- Buffalo Bills LogoApproximately 5'9" tall
- Stocky build

At the time of the most recent incident he was wearing a 'Buffalo Bills' jacket: Royal Blue with Grey and the team logo (see image on right).

Members of the Queen's Community are advised to always keep their keys with them and to lock up offices when they leave, even if they only intend to be away for a short period of time. If you observe this individual or any other suspicious or out of place individuals on campus, please contact the Emergency Report Centre immediately at 613-533-6111.


November 29, 2006 - Suspicious Persons Report

On November 28 at 9:57 pm, a staff member reported encountering an unknown man and woman inside Dupuis Hall. The male individual, who appeared to have keys for the building, made a obscure remark when confronted and quickly left the area.

Male Suspect:

  • Caucasian

  • Medium complexion

  • Short brown (greying) hair

  • Approximately 40 years old

  • Approximately 5'10" tall

  • Skinny build (approx 140 lbs)

  • Seen wearing a nylon windbreaker (possibly royal blue)

Female Suspect:
  • Caucasian

  • Blonde or light brown hair

  • Late 30s or early 40s

  • Approximately 5'8" tall

  • Slim build (approx. 110 lbs)

 

 If you see either of these suspects on campus, do not approach them - immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


November 21, 2006 - "Date Rape" Drugs Report

There have been recent reports made to Campus Security regarding suspected "date rape" drug use within the Queen's community. Students are advised to exercise extreme caution while socializing at parties and bars.

Check out our Safety Tips Article: Watch Your Drink for Substances Commonly Used to Facilitate Sexual Assault

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: 613-533-6080

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

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


October 13, 2006 - Suspicious Person Reported

An individual believed responsible for a previous theft on Campus, and subsequently banned from University property, has since been spotted on Campus on one or more occasions.

Description:

- Caucasian male
- 19 yrs of age
- shaved head
- no glasses, facial hair or visible tattoos
- seen wearing baggy grey track pants and hooded sweat shirt with a "Chicago Bulls" pull-over jacket
- often carries a black backpack

If you see this person on campus, do not approach him - immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.

UPDATE: 
As a result of this alert, the individual was spotted on campus and reported to Campus Security.  He was subsequently arrested by Kingston City Police.


September 14, 5:10 pm - Bike Thief Reported

The Emergency Report Center received a call from an individual who witnessed an apparent bike theft in front of MacDonald Hall. According to the caller, the man asked what time the bus was coming and then proceeded to cut the lock off a bicycle when the bus pulled up and rode away on it. After receiving this report, Security staff searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The ERC also received a bike theft report from the same location at 7:45 pm. That bicycle is a red & black "Trek" bike.

The suspect in the earlier incident is a tanned Caucasian male in his late 30s to early 40s, wearing a red & black wind breaker, black track pants with white lettering on one leg, and has several tattoos on his forearms.

If you see this individual on Campus, or anyone engaged in suspicious behaviour, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613- 533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


August 9, 2006 - Suspicious Person Reported

Campus Security is issuing an alert for a suspicious male reported on campus.  This individual may ask to use a phone, FAX machine or request
paper with Queen's letterhead.

He is described as:

- having dark curly hair

- in his late 20's

- usually seen wearing all black clothes and a McGill University name tag

- may have a cast on his left arm

- usually seen carrying a backpack

If you see this individual on campus, please contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


May 8, 2006 - Suspected Computer Thief Reported

During the weekend of May 6 - 7, a number of computers were stolen from Jeffrey Hall.

A suspect was observed and confronted by a member of the University community, but managed to flee the scene in a late model 4-door gray sedan. Kingston City Police were contacted and are investigating.

The suspect is described as:

- Black Male in his 20s or early 30s
- 5'10" to 6' Tall
- Muscular Build
- 2 Stud Earrings in One Ear
- Wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, black basketball shoes.

Details of the stolen items are as follows:

- 2 Intel Xeon Dual-Core Systems (one with the serial# 011200001062904) 
- 2 AMD Athlon XP Systems (one with the serial# 500102985060S)
- 2 Cemtech P4 Lightning PIV CPU towers (serial#s: 405332 and 405356) 
- 2 black Samsung Synchmaster 19" monitors (serial#s: NB19HCHX405827 and NB19HCJX315501) 
- Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop computer (serial# 16164911Q)
- HP Photosmart 735 digital camera

If you see this individual on Campus, do not approach him. Immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


April 12, 2006

Queen's University Campus Security releases the following in order that the university community can make informed decisions about their safety...

On August 10th, 2004 and September 13th, 2004 Queen's University Campus Security forwarded to the university community a public alert issued by the Kingston Police of Mr. Phillip Foremsky's release into a federal halfway house on Portsmouth Ave in Kingston.

Since that time Queen's University has been engaged in ongoing communication with Correctional Services Canada.

Mr. Foremsky was released Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 after serving his entire five-year sentence.

As a result, Campus Security is informing our community and directs your attention to the original release by the Kingston Police...

High Risk Offenders Page:  CLICK HERE to View Phillip Foremsky's Profile at the Bottom (Tuesday, August 8, 2004)

We would also like to inform you that with the assistance of Correctional Services Canada Queen's University has issued Mr. Foremsky a Notice of Prohibition hereby prohibiting him from entering all property owned, leased or operated by Queen's University.

UPDATE: - York University Newspaper ("Excalibur") Article w. Photo | April 5, 2006: "York Rapist Released"

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If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


March 21, 2006 - Break & Enter in Student Housing Area

A student reported an unknown man tried to open their apartment door on both March 11 and on March 19. In the most recent incident, the man was able to gain entry to an unlocked apartment elsewhere in the house while those tenants were asleep. They were awoken by the intruder and chased him from the house where he fled the scene with another unknown male.

The intruder was described as:
- Caucasian male
- Approximately 6' tall
- Short dark Hair
- Crooked teeth
- Wearing a bandana
- Wore a green jacket one time and a yellow jacket on the other

The second individual was described as:
- Male with a Mediterranean complexion
- Bushy/Curly hair
- Approximately 6'3
- Wearing a dark jacket
- Had a light color Labrador Retriever with him

Please ensure that you close and lock your doors/windows even if you are only going out for a short time and that your curtains are drawn.  If you see any suspicious activity or suspects matching the above descriptions, please contact Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or the Queen's Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111.


March 2, 2006 - Student Reports Assault on Campus

At 2:50 am on March 2, Campus Security was informed a student had been assaulted while walking on main campus.

In that incident, the assailant grabbed the student by the arm and pushed her to the ground. The student managed to break free and ran to a Residence building without being followed.

The suspect is described as:

- Male
- Caucasian
- Approx. 22 yrs old
- Short dark spiky hair
- No hat, glasses, facial hair, piercings or tattoos visible
- Wearing a black 3/4 length North Face jacket with fur trim around the collar

Anyone who has experienced a similar incident, or has information about this assault, is asked to contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


February 21, 2006 - Kingston City Police Issue "Community Notification"

In the interest of community safety, the Kingston Police and Chief W. Closs, under authority of the Police Services Act of Ontario, have issued a 'Community Notification' regarding a high risk offender.

Click here to view the Kingston Police Community Notification Dated February 8, 2006


January 27, 2006 - Indecent Act Near Main Campus

R.A.D. Self Defense
 
Click here for more information

A student informed Campus Security she had been walking North on Frontenac Street (near Earl & Johnson Streets) between noon and 1:00 pm on January 25 when a white Buick pulled up next to her with its passenger side window down. 

The female noticed that the lone male occupant was naked, except for a baseball cap, and was masturbating. The male made some remarks that were unclear to the female student. The student quickly left the scene and she did not believe she was followed or otherwise pursued.

The man was described as:

- Caucasian
- between 20 and 30 years of age
- wearing only a baseball cap 
- skinny face, narrow frame
- no facial hair
- no eyeglasses

Click to View a Map Showing the General Vicinity of this Incident

The student was advised to file a report with Kingston City Police. Anyone who has experienced a similar incident is also asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


January 17, 2006 - Suspected Thief Reported

A suspicious individual, suspected of being involved in a number of thefts over the previous weekend, has been reported to Campus Security.

The man was found standing in an unlit, locked office and when questioned by a staff member he fled the scene. Upon further inspection, it was
discovered the office door had been pried open.

He is described as being a black male with a shaved head in his early 20s, approximately 5'10" or 5'11" tall and 180-185 lbs. He was seen carrying a black briefcase and had an earring in one ear and wearing a 3/4 length black wool or felt-type coat.

If you see this individual on Campus, do not approach him. Immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


January 11, 2006 - Suspicious Persons Reports

As a result of recent Alerts issued for suspicious persons on campus, two of the three individuals reported were subsequently located and identified by our department after receiving calls from members of the University Community.

In one instance the suspect was issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning them from Queen's property, while the other was arrested by Kingston City Police and charged with Trespass to Property.

The third suspicious person has still not been identified and has been sighted again on campus in recent days.

He is described as being: 18 or 19 years old, approximately 5'10" tall, a slim build, with sandy brown hair (update: since dyed black).  At the time of this incident he had a eyebrow ring over his left eye and was wearing a powder blue & gray color Columbia jacket and a black toque.

If you see this individual on Campus, do not approach him. Immediately contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.

UPDATE: During the early morning hours of January 12, a member of the Queen's Community contacted the ERC to report suspicious circumstances at Mackintosh Corry Hall. Security attended and encountered this individual inside the building.  After a foot chase with Security, the man was apprehended and charged by Kingston City Police.


December 9, 2005 - Suspect Located in Stauffer Library

At 4:40 pm, a library Commissionaire contacted the ERC to report a student just informed him an individual matching a Suspicious Person Alert was in the library.  Security staff met with the Commissionaire and subsequently contacted Kingston City Police to attend after confirming the individual's location .

Police arrived soon afterwards to ID the suspect and his female companion. Both were issued Notices of Prohibition, banning them from Campus and indicating the individuals would be charged with Trespass to Property if they returned.

The original suspect was described as being a 29 year old, clean shaven Caucasian male about 5'11" tall with dark hair combed straight back and about one inch of hair at the back dyed blonde or light brown. He has a nose ring through the middle and a rising star tattoo on the left side of his neck. 
At the time of this incident he was wearing a red t-shirt, a belt made from bullet-casings, a dark green/gray winter coat, and a black toque with "Social Destruction" embroidered on it in red letters.

His companion was described as a Caucasian female in her late teens, about 5'7" tall with a slim build and dark red dyed hair. 
She wore glasses, a fur-trimmed white winter bomber jacket, black track pants and white running shoes.

If you see either of these individuals on Campus, do not approach them.  Immediately contact the Emergency Report Center at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.

ORIGINAL ALERT:

November 24, 2005 - Campus

Campus Security is issuing an alert for a man suspected of being involved in thefts at Stauffer Library and possibly recent thefts in other areas on Campus.

The suspect in these incidents is described as being a Caucasian male in his late 30s with a light complexion, about 5'9" tall and 170 lbs with a slim build, medium length dark hair, scruffy facial hair, possibly an earring on his face (likely his nose) and has a "flame" or "rising star" tattoo on his neck.

For more information visit the reports on our "Incidents of Interest" page.

If you see this individual on Campus, do not approach him.  Immediately contact the Emergency Report Center at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


December 8, 2005 - Suspicious Person

At 1:05 am on December 8, staff in Mackintosh Corry Hall reported seeing a suspicious male carrying three large water jugs after emptying them in an exterior stairwell.  The caller stated the same individual was also seen earlier in the week carrying a flat screen computer monitor.  Security searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The individual is described as being about 18 or 19 years old, about 5'10" tall with a slim build and sandy brown hair.  At the time of this incident he had a eyebrow ring over his left eye and was wearing a powder blue & gray color Columbia jacket and a black toque.

If you see this individual on Campus, do not approach him.  Immediately contact the Emergency Report Center at 613-533-6111 or by using any Assistance or Emergency Phone in the area.


November 29, 2005 - Off Campus Assault

At 11:14 am on November 26, a student reported he'd been assaulted about 20 minutes earlier while walking north on Division Street near Colborne Street.

In this incident the student was tackled by an unknown male who approached him from behind and continued assaulting the student for approximately 10 seconds. The assailant then stood up and walked away heading East on Colborne Street.

The caller reported he did not suffer any serious injuries and had contacted Kingston City Police about the incident.

The suspect was only described as being male and wearing a blue jacket with yellow stripes on the sleeve.

Anyone who has experienced a similar incident, or has information about this assault, is asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


November 21, 2005

A staff member contacted Campus Security to report receiving a fraudulent email ("Phishing") pretending to be from their bank (TD Canada Trust).  When the staff member contacted the bank, they reported a number of Queen's employees had received the same email.

The caller was also advised to inform Queen's "STOP-IT" about the incident.

The email in this incident read:

To: <NAME>@post.queensu.ca
Subject: TD Canada Trust Bank Online Multiple Password Failure
From: "service@tdcanadatrust.com" <service@tdcanadatrust.com>

TD Canada Trust is devoted to keeping a safe environment for its community of consumers and producers. To guarantee the safety of your account, TD Canada Trust deploys some of the most advanced security measures in the world and our anti-fraud units regularly screen the TD Canada Trust database for suspicious activity.

We recently have discovered that multiple computers have attempted to log into your TD Canada Trust Online Banking account, and multiple password failures were presented before the logons. We now require you to re-validate your account information to us. If this is not completed by November 20, 2005, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner.

In order to confirm your Online Bank records, we may require some specific information from you.

Click Here or on the link below to verify your account

http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/verification/update/

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend your account.

TD Canada Trust Security Team


November 21, 2005 - Suspicious Persons Report

Campus Security is issuing an alert in regards to a suspicious woman seen on campus recently and involved in a number of incidents earlier in the year.

This person is not affiliated with the University and has been observed accessing buildings and rooms on main campus - particularly in Mackintosh Corry Hall and the Policy Studies building.

The individual is a Caucasian Female in her late 40s, about 5'7" tall with a medium build and shoulder length brown hair. She is usually well dressed and often seen carrying a black canvas briefcase or laptop bag.

If you encounter this woman call the Emergency Report Center immediately at 613-533-6111 or by using an Assistance or Emergency Phone.


October 14, 2005 - Assault on / near Main Campus

On October 13 at 4:45 pm, the Emergency Report Center received a call from a student stating she'd just witnessed an unknown male punch a male student in the face on Frontenac Street (near Stauffer Library) and the assailant continued walking North towards Princess Street.  That caller was transferred to Kingston City Police and Campus Security was notified.   

The individual who was assaulted received treatment from Queen's First Aid and then contacted Kingston City Police to file a report. The student stated he had been walking with his head down when the unknown male suddenly punched him for no apparent reason.  Kingston City Police and Campus Security checked the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The individual was briefly described as being approximately 6'3" tall, between 200-230 lbs, and had a long brown pony tail.


October 13, 2005 - Indecent Act in Student Housing Area

At approximately 2:30 am, the Emergency Report Center was contacted by a student reported she had been walking alone near Brock and Nelson Streets when an unknown man exposed himself to her and made an inappropriate comment.  Immediately after the exposure, another male came out of a nearby house and the suspect quickly left the area.  Kingston City Police were also contacted about the incident and Campus Security did a thorough search of the area immediately after the report, but did not locate the suspect.

The man was described as being a Caucasian male between 20 and 25 years old, about 5'10" tall with short brown hair. At the time of this incident, the man was wearing a skirt (not a kilt). 

Anyone who has information that might be useful to the police investigation are asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


October 6, 2005 - Police Report Assault in Student Housing Area

Kingston City Police informed Campus Security that a female individual was grabbed by an unknown male near the corner of Albert and Earl Streets at approximately 11:30 pm that evening (October 5th). 

The female escaped the suspect and provided the following description to Police: Male, about 5'10" tall with broad shoulders and dark arm hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hoodie and may have suffered facial injuries to the left side of his face during the attack.

There was no indication as to whether the female in this incident is affiliated with Queen's University. 

Anyone who has information that might be useful to the police investigation are asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


October 4, 2005 - Off Campus Assault Reported

A student reported that she had been assaulted off campus by two unknown males on September 28, at approximately 8:45 p.m. 

The student was walking north along Frontenac St. between Earl and Johnson Streets when two males in a passing vehicle made whistling noises at her. The vehicle was a black Jeep or similar style SUV. She ignored the individuals and kept walking, when she noticed that the vehicle had pulled ahead and stopped in front of her. The two males had exited the vehicle and the passenger proceeded to grab the student by the arm as she passed by. The male said that they just wanted to talk to her. The student recognized the threat and kicked the male which incapacitated him long enough for her to run away. The student ran a safe distance and then called for assistance. 

The attacker is described as: 5’11” to 6’ tall, Square face, Dark short hair, Dark Moustache, Dark complexion, Possibly Hispanic, Black jeans, loose fitting and a dark Sweatshirt.

The driver
is described as: 5’11” to 6’ tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt

Anyone who has information that might be useful to the police investigation are asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort 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, payphone or assistance phone .


September 20, 2005 - Suspicious Incident

A Queen's student contacted Campus Security to report a suspicious incident she was involved in recently.

In that incident, the student hailed a local taxi cab to transport her to a Kingston bus terminal. But after an extended period of driving - during which the

 driver engaged her in small talk that included questioning her familiarity with Kingston – the student suspected they were not going to her destination. The driver ignored her questions about where they were and the direction they were taking, and also appeared to be slowing down as if looking for a place to pull over.

At that point, the student used her cell phone to dial 911 and spoke to the communications operator, stating her circumstances and concerns in a loud voice. The driver then sped up and drove her directly to the bus station where the student paid the fare and exited the vehicle.

The student later filed a report with Kingston City Police and requested an alert be issued by Campus Security to the Queen's community.

  • Members of the Queen's Community are advised to always phone the taxi company when ordering a cab (do not flag one down at random on the street), confirm the driver knows your destination when they arrive to ensure they are indeed the driver sent by the company, and take note of the cab number (usually indicated on a sign on the roof).  Also check to make sure the driver radios in the pick-up to their dispatcher at the beginning of the ride.

  • You should try to be generally familiar with the direction and route to your destination if at all possible. You can do this by viewing or printing out an online map available on a number of internet sites including http://www.411.ca and http://maps.google.com

  • If you have any concerns about your driver when they arrive, you should decline the ride and call the company for another driver or order a cab from another company in town. If you have concerns about your driver while enroute to your destination, ask to be dropped off immediately if you are near a safe location with people in the vicinity.

  • If that is not possible, and you are concerned for your safety, call 911 on your cell phone and begin the call with details about your cab - i.e. the taxi company name and your cab number, your location if you know it, and the cab driver's name if you can read it off the license displayed inside the vehicle.  Express your concerns to the 911 Operator and request assistance if necessary.  

SEPTEMBER 22 Update: 

If you have a complaint or comment about any of the local taxi companies or drivers, please call the City Taxi Commission at 613-547-3763.  

If possible, provide them with the top sign number and name of the cab company, the plate number, and/or the time of pickup and location as well as the destination and drop-off time.

 


August 9, 2005 - Suspicious Persons

Campus Security is issuing an alert for an individual suspected to be involved with laptop computer thefts on campus.

The suspect was observed during office hours last week accessing an office where a laptop computer was later reported missing.

The individual is described as being a heavy set Caucasian male in his late 20s with short dark hair, about 5'10" tall and weighing around 250 lbs. At the time of this incident he was wearing a white ball cap, a white shirt and white shorts.

Members of the Queen's Community are asked not to approach or confront this individual, but to contact Campus Security IMMEDIATELY (533-6111) if you observe this person or anyone else who appears to be out of place in your work area.


July 21, 2005 - Suspicious Person on Campus

Campus Security is issuing an alert in regards to a suspicious individual seen on campus during the past few weeks.

This person is not affiliated with the University and has been observed accessing buildings and rooms on main campus - particularly in Mackintosh Corry Hall and the Policy Studies building.

The individual is a Caucasian Female in her late 40s, about 5'7" tall with a medium build and shoulder length brown hair. She is usually well dressed and often seen carrying a black canvas briefcase or laptop bag.

If you encounter this woman call the Emergency Report Center immediately at 533-6111 and Security staff will be dispatched to the scene.


June 27, 2005 - Advice for Power Outages 

Media reported local rolling power blackouts yesterday in the Ottawa area as a result of record-level electrical demand during the current heat wave.  Campus Security offers the following suggestions to all staff, faculty, and students: 

·        Reduce unnecessary electrical consumption where possible. 

·        Review contingency plans in the event of a power blackout.  Lessons learned during the August 2003 blackout should be reviewed and implemented in the event of another power loss.  Ensure any emergency contact lists for your department or area have current information including up to date names and telephone numbers. 

·        Ensure battery and emergency power back-ups are maintained and in proper working condition.  Intrusion alarm systems with batteries over three years old or that were not replaced following the August 2003 blackout should be replaced.  Contact your alarm installer to arrange this and consider replacing the existing battery with a higher amp/hour rating to ensure effective operation of the alarm system for an extended period. 

·        In event of power outage, turn off equipment which might be damaged when power is restored. Ensure all appliances have been turned off before leaving for the day (i.e. coffee makers, kettles, stoves, etc). 

·        Make note of the university's emergency status hot line number at 533-3333. This number will be used to communicate important information on the status of the university during or immediately following a power outage or other emergency condition. 

·        Also consider what emergency  supplies you need to have at home: i.e. flashlight, battery operated radio, spare batteries, additional water, food, etc... 

Important Links:

Physical Plant Services  http://www.queensu.ca/pps/

Environmental Health & Safety  http://www.safety.queensu.ca/


March 18, 2005 - Intruder in Student Housing Area Off Campus

At 4:16 am, a student residing in a house near main campus reported having just encountered a male intruder in her home. The caller reported the unknown man had accessed her house through the front door and then entered her bedroom. The student yelled out as he came in and the intruder left the house almost immediately afterwards.

The student was transferred to Kingston City Police. Security staff attended to thoroughly search the surrounding area before and after coordinating with City Police when they arrived on scene. No suspects were located.

The suspect was described as being a clean shaven Caucasian male with a medium to large build and approximately 20 years old. At the time of this incident he was wearing a white 'trucker hat' and black coat.

Please ensure that you close and lock your doors/windows even if you are only going out for a short time and that your curtains are drawn. Report any suspicious activity around your home immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).


February 16, 2005 - Robbery at the JDUC

Campus Security would like to inform the Queen's Community about a robbery that took place outside the JDUC Sidewalk Cafe...

At 8:30 pm, AMS Walhome staff called the ERC to report witnessing an unknown male grab a cash bag from someone outside the Sidewalk Cafe and run off with it.

Security staff responded immediately to the scene and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Kingston City Police were contacted by Campus Security and they are currently investigating this incident.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male between 5'8" and 6' tall in his early 20s. At the time of this incident he was wearing a red ski jacket with a white stripe, a dark hat or toque, jeans, and may have been carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Kingston Police at 549-4660 (ext 0) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).


August 10, 2004 - Police release name of sexual offender

Kingston Police have released the following information to the Kingston community regarding the Statutory Release of an individual who will be residing in the local area. 

Campus Security provides this information to the Queen's University community to assist individuals in making informed decisions about their personal safety.

Click here to view the Kingston City Police website
Media Release with description & photo
(will open in a new window)

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus emergency "blue light" phone, payphone or assistance phone .


February 4, 2004 - "Peeper" Reported in Student Housing Area

A female student residing in a house near main campus reported seeing an unknown man standing in a neighbour's yard looking in her window last night.  The student stated there have been similar problems in the past at that house and they have taken measures to prevent future occurrences. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

The suspect in this incident could not be seen clearly because it was dark outside, but the caller believes he was older than a student (described as being possibly middle aged) and was wearing winter clothing with the hood up on his jacket. 

Please ensure that your doors and windows are locked at all times and that your curtains are drawn. Report any suspicious activity around your home immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).


February 2, 2004 - Two Incidents of Male Students Assaulted Off Campus

Jan 31, 6:45 pm: Off Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report an assault that occurred near Campus the night before. The caller stated he'd been walking down University Avenue - between Johnson & Brock Streets - with two female friends when two unknown males attempted to start a fight with him. When he refused to get involved in an altercation with the suspects, they pushed him down and left the scene, yelling profanities as they walked away.  The two males were briefly described as both having short brown hair, appeared to be intoxicated, and one was about 6' tall and 200 lbs while the other was the same height and around 250 lbs.

At 8:40 pm, the ERC received another call from a student stating one of his friends had been assaulted a few blocks from Campus about an hour and a half earlier.  The caller reported he, his friend and a female friend were walking near Barrie & York Streets when two unknown males approached them.  They demanded money from the students and when the caller's friend declined he was punched by one of the men who then fled the scene.  No description of the suspects was provided. 

Both this and the earlier caller were advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police. It is unsure whether the suspects in these two incidents are the same individuals.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus emergency "blue light" phone, payphone or assistance phone .


Nov 28, 2003: Student Housing Area - Similar Incident as Earlier Reported Alert

A student reported a male who identified himself as "Ryan" came to her house and asked if someone (by name) lived there.  When told he must have the wrong house, the individual asked if he could use their phone.  Since a number of the housemates were home, the student allowed him to come in.  At that point, the male pulled out a cell phone to look up the number he wanted to call and the proceeded to use their phone..  After placing the call, the individual attempted to engage them in small talk about the weather but was walked to the door and he left. 

This incident happened in early November and the student only recalled that he did not appear to be a Queen's student, was under 6' tall and had blond hair.

November 14, 2003 - Suspicious Male in Student Housing Area

A student contacted Campus Security to report a theft and suspicious male who'd been in her house near Campus. According to the caller, she had let an unknown man who identified himself as "Ryan" use her phone and remain inside for a while to get warm. However after leaving him alone in her home for some time, she returned to find the man was gone along with her Panasonic DVD Player and Peugot mountain bike.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

The suspect is described as being a blond haired Caucasian male between 20 and 22 years old, 5'6" tall, 155-160 lbs and wearing baggy clothing.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111.


November 28, 2003 - Female Student Grabbed by Man on Main Campus

A female student was grabbed by an unknown male while walking in the area between Jeffrey Hall and Mackintosh Corry at around 9:55 pm November 27. The man approached the student and grabbed her arm, but she was able to break free and run to a nearby Residence where the desk clerk called the ERC. The Security Supervisor, Kingston City Police and Residence staff met with the student to take a report and ensure she was uninjured.

The suspect in this incident was described as being in his mid 20s, light color hair, blue eyes, no facial hair, and was wearing a bright colored puffy-style ski jacket (blue or purple) with the hood worn over his head.

UPDATE - As a result of student feedback from this Alert, including one student who ask for and got a business card from one of the solicitors, Campus Security has contacted the person carrying out this survey.  That individual is a landlord in the area and conducting the questionnaire for his own purposes.  However, students are still cautioned to be careful when answering their door to someone they do not know.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. Kingston City Police are currently investigating these incidents.

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


October 31 - Update to Indecent Exposure incident


October 29, 2003 - Sexual Assault Reported Off Campus

Kingston City Police contacted Campus Security to report a student had been sexually assaulted in the city's downtown area.  According to the student's statement, she had been walking to a friend's house and took a short cut through the small parking lot near the corner of Barrie & Princess Streets.  The student noticed a male individual walking behind her and when she entered the lot he grabbed and pushed her against a wall. The assailant then struck her in the face and attempted to sexually assault her, but she managed to knee him in the groin and run to her friend's house nearby where she phoned police.

The woman requested City Police inform Campus Security of this incident so an alert could be issued to other students.

The suspect was described as being an approximately 25 year old Caucasian male around 5'11" tall and between 160 and 170 lbs.  He had short dark hair, dark eyes and wearing a short dark color bomber style jacket with blue or black jeans.

If you have any information about this incident please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660.

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


October 27, 2003 - Reports of Indecent Exposure Near Campus (update)

On October 25 at 10:09 pm, a student reported seeing a man expose himself to her while she was walking near the corner of Barrie & William Streets near Campus.  He was described as being about 5'10" tall with light brown or dirty blond hair, and wearing a black jacket and jeans. The caller was advised to file a report with Kingston City Police and Security Supervisors searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

On October 26 at 8:19 pm, the ERC received a call from a student reporting a male exposed himself to her while she was walking through Victoria Park just north of main Campus.  She described him as being a Caucasian male between 25 and 30 years old, with a chubby/round build and dark hair. At the time of this incident he was dressed all in black and was wearing glasses. A subsequent search of the area by Security was unsuccessful in locating the man.

This caller also reported a friend experienced a similar incident within the previous two weeks but did not inform Queen's Security or Kingston City Police at that time.  She was advised to file a report with KPD for their records.

Note there were a series of indecent exposure reports in March of 2002.

UPDATE October 30 - At 9:53 pm, the ERC received a call from the student who initially reported this suspect. The caller informed the ERC she was just walking through Victoria Park and believes she saw the same man hiding behind a tree in the NE corner of the lot .  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and the caller was transferred to KPD dispatch.  At 9:59 pm, Security reported Police Officers were also on scene and searching park, however the suspect was not located.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. Kingston City Police are currently investigating these incidents.

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


October 10, 2003 - Man Seen Video Taping Student in Home Near Campus

A student residing in a house near campus reported she was studying in her room about 30 minutes earlier and looked out her bedroom window to see an unknown man video taping her.  When the individual noticed he'd been spotted, he quickly walked away without saying anything.  The student only got a quick look at the suspect and described him as being a Caucasian male around 30 years old, under 6' tall, with a slim build and short light brown or dirty blond hair. He was also wearing a white t-shirt with a large crest on the front.  

The student was transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report and Security periodically searched the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the suspect. 

If you have had a similar experience, immediately contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and the Queen's Emergency Report Centre at 533-6111. 


October 2, 2003 - Suspicious Man in Student Housing Area 
* Updates will be added periodically and attached to the end of this Alert below the photo... 

On October 1 at 8:41 pm, the Emergency Report Center received a phone call from a student who reported encountering a suspicious man near Campus. The student stated she had been standing outside a convenience store with some friends at around 6:00 pm when a young man got out a light brown car with U.S. plates and approached the group.  He chatted with them about Queen's and said he was from the U.S. and looking into Universities in Canada.  The group directed him to visit the University's visitor's center and he walked away.

At the point the students walked home, but about two hours later the same male knocked at their door and asked if he could stay over night. They told him he could not sleep there and closed the door, ensured their doors and windows were locked and later contacted Campus Security. At Security's request, the student also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

That same night, at 10:15 pm, a student living near Campus called the ERC to report an unknown male knocked at their door about an hour and a half earlier.  That individual claimed to be from the United States and was investigating Universities.  He asked the student if the house they were in was Co-Ed or single sex, and left after being informed it was Co-ed.  The student had already filed a report with Kingston City Police.

The suspect is described as a 6' tall, dark haired Caucasian male in his 20s or 30s with a broad face and shoulders. He was alternately described wearing a light blue sweater and a black leather jacket and jeans.  The vehicle he was seen in is a light brown 1986 Pontiac Parisienne with U.S. Ohio plates.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111.

IF YOU SEE THIS INDIVIDUAL OR HIS VEHICLE, DO NOT APPROACH - CONTACT KINGSTON CITY POLICE AND THE QUEEN'S EMERGENCY REPORT CENTER IMMEDIATELY. 

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


1986 Pontiac Parisienne (color may not be exact)

* UPDATES: Following a student Alert emailing, a number of other reports believed to involve this individual were received by Campus Security...

  • A female student emailed security to report encountering a suspicious male generally fitting the description of this suspect. He approached her while she was walking in the parking lot behind Stauffer Library at about 9:30 am on Oct 9 and asked where she was going. The student did not answer but quickly made her way to the street and was not followed.  This suspect was described as being tall with dark hair to just below his ears, with a broad build and wearing a blue sweater with a vest overtop.

  • A female student contacted Campus Security to report she may have encountered the suspect at a downtown nightclub. A report was filed with Kingston City Police.

  • A student contacted the ERC to report spotting a brown vehicle with Ohio State license plates parked on Alfred Street - concerned it may be the one indicated in the Alert.  The Security Supervisor attended the area immediately and observed the vehicle was a different make and model from the suspect's car - the ERC also confirmed the license plate numbers did not match. 

  • A student reported suspect came to their house during the evening of Oct. 1 and asked to use their shower.

  • A female student reported being followed by a vehicle matching the above description last Saturday (Sept 27) at around 11:00 pm. The student stated she was walking from main campus through City Park when she spotted the car slowly following her. When she started walking in the opposite direction, the driver turned around and drove past her slowly then stopped just ahead of her at an intersection when he had a flashing green light. At that point the student became concerned and entered nearby Waldron Tower, later making a report to Kingston City Police. She reports car was light brown and identical to vehicle shown in picture above.

  • A student reported seeing this vehicle near the corner of Queen's Crescent & Collingwood St - by Victoria Hall - on Oct. 2 at around 2:00 pm.

  • Students living in a house near Campus reported suspect knocked at their door that same night. The tenants thought it may have been someone they knew and yelled for the person to come in and were surprised when he entered and they didn't know him. He asked the group if he could sleep there that night but they told him he could not and closed & locked the door behind him.

  • A male student reported suspect came to his house indicating he was looking for a place to stay for the night. His request was declined.

  • A female student reported suspect also came to her home near Campus, asking if it was a "Co-ed" or female-only house. He was not permitted entry.

  • A female student reported she was walking to the bus stop in front of Goodes Hall at about 9 pm Oct 1, when the suspect began following her on foot and attempting to engage her in conversation. Upon arriving at the bus stop, he spoke to a male student for a short while before the bus to West Campus arrived. The suspect did not get on the bus. 
    Description: 6' tall or less, 3/4 length black leather jacket, wearing a dark wool toque.

  • A female student reported she was waiting outside her house in the Student Housing Area during the evening of Oct. 1 when a male individual matching the same description approached her & asked if she was "okay".  When a male friend of the student walked up, the suspect continued on his way.

IF SUSPECT YOU SEE THIS INDIVIDUAL OR HIS VEHICLE, DO NOT APPROACH - CONTACT KINGSTON CITY POLICE AND THE QUEEN'S EMERGENCY REPORT CENTER IMMEDIATELY. 


JULY 23, 2003 - Man "Flashing" females on Campus 

On July 20, the ERC was informed a man exposed himself to a female outside Mackintosh Corry Hall (see details on "Incidents of Interest" page). In that incident, Security searched the surrounding area but the suspect was not found. 
On July 22 at 6:05 pm, a female was similarly flashed by a man while she was walking south on Alfred Street near Goodes Hall.  The Security Supervisor and a Patrol were on scene within 2 minutes of the report, but a search of the area was also unsuccessful in  locating the perpetrator.

In both these instances, the suspect was described as being a male in his early 20s with short brown hair, riding a BMX style bicycle and wearing jeans & a T-shirt.

Campus Security has also received second hand reports that a male exposed himself to females outside a washroom in Stauffer Library. It is uncertain whether it is the same individual involved in the above incidents.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. 

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


APRIL 4, 2003 - Student Assaulted by Three Males near the JDUC 

At 2:43 am, the Emergency Report Center was informed a female student had been assaulted by three unknown males about 20 minutes earlier. The student was walking home from the JDUC and going through an alley off Clergy Street when three large males approached and grabbed her.  The student managed to break free and run home without being followed. 

The Security Supervisors attended to take a report and ensure she would be safe for the night.  The student was not able to provide a description of the group and stated none of the males said anything to her, just grabbed her as she was walking through the area. She was informed of the various safety programs offered by the University and a report was filed on her behalf to Kingston City Police.  The area was subsequently patrolled but no suspects were located.

UPDATE: Campus Security has received second hand information indicating a similar incident may have happened roughly a week previous to the above report.  In this earlier occurrence - also near Clergy Street - three males attempted to grab a female student.  She managed to break away from her attackers and arrived home safely.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. 

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


MARCH 1, 2003 - Student Assaulted by Unknown Males near Campus 

At approximately 3:36 pm, a student contacted Campus Security to report she was physically assaulted at around 00:30 am that morning.  The caller said she was walking through the Student Housing Area and asked a group of  four young men for directions. One of the men made a sexual comment and began following her when she walked away.  She informed him that she had a cell phone and was prepared to call for help if necessary, and pulled it out when they continued to harass her. At that point one of the males struck her in the face but she managed to run from the group and get to a safe location.  

The student was asked to also inform Kingston City Police and advised of the University's safety services available to her.  The only description available was that all four men appeared to be between 19 and 20 years old.

UPDATE: LINK TO QUEEN'S JOURNAL ARTICLE

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. 

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.

 


November 1, 2002 - Student Accosted by Unknown Male on Campus 

At 3:06 am, the ERC received a report that a female student was accosted on campus in an area just south of Summerhill. Security Supervisors were notified and subsequently learned the student had been walking home from a downtown establishment when she was approached by an unknown male.  He said something to her and when she continued walking he grabbed her by the arms - she yelled out and fought back, managing to escape and run back to her home where she made a report to Campus Security.  Kingston City Police were also informed of the incident and sent cruisers to patrol the area. 

UPDATE NOV 14 - Kingston City Police have provided a more detailed description of the suspect:

  • Thin, to medium build
  • Early to mid 20's
  • Medium complexion
  • Brown hair, approximately chin length
  • 6' tall, approximately
  • 180 lbs approximately
  • No glasses or facial hair
  • Winter coat possibly wool, length between hips and buttocks

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. 

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


September 20, 2002 - Student Chased by Unknown Male near Campus 

At 2:44 am, the Emergency Report Centre was informed that a female student was chased by an unknown male near Campus.  The student was walking alone on Johnson Street, making her way to main campus, when she noticed a man following her.  When she began walking faster, he kept pace and then chased her when she started running.  She managed to outrun the suspect and went immediately to a friend's nearby home.  

The Security Supervisor met with the student and provided transportation to her residence. A search of the area was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.  

He was described as a Caucasian man in his late 30s or early 40s, bald or shaven head, and was wearing light pants and a dark sweater.

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


July 24, 2002 - Kingston City Police Issue Sexual Assault Alert 

Kingston City Police have issued an alert warning young people not to enter strangers' cars following a report that two teenage girls were sexually assaulted over the weekend.  The victims stated they were approached by four unknown males inside a silver car on Princess Street (located north of Main Campus).  The girls got into the car and were taken to a location just east of CFB Kingston on Highway 2 where they were sexually assaulted.


July 16, 2002 - Fraudulent Soliciting Reported

Campus Security has received several reports of a young man soliciting donations to send underprivileged children to art or drama camp at Queen's. To our knowledge, there is no art or drama camp on campus that solicits funding in this manner, so it is very likely that this is a scam. 

The man is described as black, early 20s, short hair, clean, pleasant and well spoken. He has been seen wearing a SOAR T-shirt and is frequently on Princess Street from the hub to downtown. 

If you this individual approaches you, please call the police immediately at 549-4660.


March 13, 2002 - Incidents of Indecent Exposure near Campus ----- UPDATES BELOW -----

Flash map showing 6 of 7 incident locations

Map showing six of the seven incident locations relative to main campus (50 kb)
(click to enlarge - req. FLASH)

At 9:47 pm, the Emergency Report Center received a call from a student who recently had a man expose himself to her as she was walking home near Union and Beverly Streets.  The suspect was waiting in some bushes as she walked by and whistled & shouted to draw her attention, at which point he exposed himself to her. She described the individual as a being overweight with dark brown curly hair and wearing green track pants.

11:15 pm: The ERC received a report from a student who was followed by an unknown male while walking near the corner of Earl & MacDonnell Streets. He approached her and stated he was "not going to rape her, but what do you think of this?" and committed an indecent act. The student immediately ran to her house and believes she was not followed by the suspect. She described the individual as a chubby male about 6' tall wearing a leather jacket.

In each of these incidents, the Security Supervisor was informed and did a thorough search of the area in question before contacting the students who made the report.  These details were also provided to Kingston City Police who later stated receiving two additional such reports where the suspect apparently did indicate he was going to rape the victims before exposing himself.

UPDATE MARCH 14: Queen's Security received a call from another female student who had a similar experience around 10:15 pm the previous night (March 13).  On that occasion, the student was walking on Union Street when the suspect whistled at her and then exposed himself. He was described as a heavy set, middle aged male, about 5'8" with short brown hair and wearing dark color track pants. (Map Updated)

UPDATE MARCH 15: During the evening of March 14, Campus Security received two reports of a male sitting in a parked car and masturbating on Campus.  The first incident was reported at 5:35 pm when the suspect was parked on the west side of Stauffer Library and the next was reported at 5:54 pm when the suspect was seen at the corner of Union & Division Streets outside the PhysEd Centre.  The Security Supervisor responded immediately but the suspect fled the area in a white car just as they were arriving on scene.  Kingston City Police were informed of these incidents and provided with additional details. KPD report having a suspect in mind (for the previous incidents) and are awaiting results of a photo line-up before proceeding. (Map Updated)

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. Kingston City Police are currently investigating these incidents.

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.

Map showing locations near campus (click to enlarge)

Map showing street locations relative to main campus
(click to enlarge)

February 4, 2002 - Suspect Identified.

The recent Security Alert issued to all students by Campus Security garnered significant feedback from students and was covered by local media outlets. As a direct result, the young male involved - who is under 16 years of age - has been identified by Kingston City Police and the matter is being addressed by his parents to the satisfaction of City Police.

Original Alert and Updates:

January 10 - Female Student Assaulted in Home Near Campus

At 9:39 pm, the Emergency Report Center received a call from a student living on the 400 block of Johnson Street. She reported a young male had come to her door about 10 minutes earlier asking if she would like to buy a chocolate bar to support the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The student agreed, but when she was getting the money he entered the house, pushed her against the wall and tried to kiss her. She screamed out and he bolted from the house, heading towards the University. The Security Supervisor was informed and searched the surrounding area but was unable to locate the suspect. When the student was contacted by Security again she stated she was fine and would file a report with Kingston City Police. Security also contacted the Canadian National Institute for the Blind who indicated they do not solicit door to door.

The suspect was described as being a Caucasian male between 14 and 16 years of age, 5'6" to 5'8" tall with light brown hair and was wearing a red bandana, and grey & red ski jacket.

NOTE: A similar incident occurred in the Queen's Student Housing Area, near the corner of Brock and Barrie Streets, on November 16, 2001.  That suspect's general description is close to what was provided in this case and he reportedly indicated he was selling chocolate bars to support the Canadian Council for the Blind.

UPDATE January 15: Campus Security has received a number of reports by phone, email, and in person regarding this suspect.  Although there were no additional reports of assault, all information is being forwarded to Kingston City Police who are investigating these incidents.  Also note that although the "Canadian National Institute for the Blind" report they do not sell chocolate bars door-to-door, other charities (including the "Canadian Council for the Blind") do raise funds in this manner.  The onus of this alert is on this particular suspect and his behaviour, not the fact that chocolate bars are being sold in the Student Housing Area (and elsewhere) in this manner. 

UPDATE January 16: Due to feedback received as a result of our alert posting, it has become apparent this suspect may try to fool female occupants into letting him into their homes. A number of independent reports have stated this individual has feigned thirst and asked for a drink of water, then attempted or actually gained entry into the house at that time or when the occupant has left the doorway to get a drink for him. 

If you are approached by an individual matching this description, do not allow him into your home or engage in conversation with him.  Please take note of what he's wearing and which direction he goes when leaving your house and then immediately contact the Queen's Emergency Report Center at 533-6111 and then Kingston City Police at 549-2111.


November 14, 2002 - Female Student Chased by Unknown Male on Campus

1:28 pm - A student contacted Campus Security to report she had been chased by an unknown male while walking on Campus the previous night.  The student stated she left Stirling Hall at about 8:15 pm and began walking to her residence at Waldron Tower, noticing as she passed Ban Righ Hall that there was a male individual by the intercom there. As she continued walking, she looked back and saw the individual was following her and that he began running when he saw that he'd been noticed. The student ran to Waldron Tower with the suspect chasing her until she entered the building's entrance - at that point she looked back and saw that he'd stopped and was leaving the area.

The suspect is described as being a male in his early to mid 20s, about 5'8" to 5'10" with a medium build and may have been wearing dark clothes including a jacket.

Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) and Kingston City Police (549-4660) if you have any information about this incident or experienced a similar incident, or if you see any suspicious individuals or activity on Campus.  Please check out our "safety tips" page for information on increasing your personal safety. If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


October 25, 2001 - Suspicious Activity / Persons near Campus

A student living on the 200 block of Collingwood Street contacted Campus Security to report some suspicious activity around her home recently.  The caller reported that on October 22, at around 10:00 pm, she and her female housemates were in their living room watching television when someone took a close picture of their house and then ran off. The next day, a van pulled up into their driveway with two male occupants.  The passenger got out carrying a plunger in his hand and told one of the tenants that he was a plumber there to fix their sink.   She informed him that there were no problems with their sinks and he got back in the van and they drove off.  On October 24th, a vehicle matching the description of this van was seen driving very slowly - around 5 kph - on a pathway behind their house. 

The student was advised to file a report with Kingston City Police and to contact them if any future suspicious activity occurs.  She was also provided with additional information and asked to call Campus Security for any future assistance they required.

The individuals in the van that pulled into their driveway are described as (driver) a Caucasian male, 30-40 years old with a chubby build and balding and (passenger) a Caucasian male, 35-40 years old, 5'7"-5'8" with a medium build, a scruffy beard, and brown hair that is short on top and long in the back.  The vehicle they were in was a white, 1980's model van with no windows in the back section.

UPDATE: October 25, 5:19 pm

In response to the Alert-L post about this incident (go to top of page to subscribe), a student also living on the 200 block of Collingwood Street contacted Campus Security to report a similar incident.  The caller reported she and her housemates had been in their living room during the evening of October 24 when someone took a picture of their house. When they looked outside, they saw an individual parked in a white car across the street take another picture and then drive off.

Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) and Kingston City Police (549-4660) if you experience a similar incident or if you see any suspicious individuals or activity on or near Campus.  This incident and previous incidents reported this month on the Incidents of Interest page are reminders that Queen's students should ensure all their doors and windows are locked up at night with the curtains closed to prevent thieves from casing the inside for valuables.


October 25, 2001 - Harassing Telephone Calls in Residences

Campus Security has had a number of complaints filed by students living in Residences who have received similar phone calls from an unknown male who attempts to engage them in conversation.

If you receive such a call: hang up immediately and do not give out any personal information. Also record the date and time of the call, and any phone number that may appear on your phone's call-display, and then contact the Emergency Report Center at 533-6111.


October 18, 2001  

Campus Security has been made aware of an 8 1/2" by 11" notice that was posted at the corner of Division Street and Union Street, near the PhysEd Centre. The poster appears to have been produced with a colour ink-jet printer and reads:

Scan of actual posterNew Escort Service Opening Soon
Pretty girls wanted, excellent wages, comfortable atmosphere, studio in my home, in separate one bedroom apt. Must be 18 or older.
To find out more call. <phone number and 1st name>

11 Kb Scan of the poster / ERC

The poster was taken to the Kingston City Police Department where a report was filed by our department. Other reports concerning this poster have been received and staff, students and faculty are asked to contact Campus Security at 533-6733 and provide the location of any other posters they see on or near University property.


October 4, 2001 - Jean Royce Hall Residents & Bike Owners

Residents of Jean Royce Hall are advised that the building's bike compound has been targeted over the past couple of weeks. Recently the bike compound padlock was cut by someone, and a group of youths reportedly were seen in the area with bolt cutters. There have been three reports of bike theft in that area, and possibly additional thefts not yet made known to our department. Bike owners are advised to lock the frame of their bike securely to the bicycle racks with a good quality lock, such as a Kryptonite lock. Cable locks can be cut with bolt cutters.

There were 12 incidents of bike/bike parts thefts or suspicious activity around bicycle racks on both main & west campus reported to Security during the month of September 2001. One of those incidents involved the Queen's Parking department interrupting a bike theft in progress at West Campus, not far from where Campus Security apprehended two bike thieves during the evening of July 24 (incident report w. flash animation).

You can also find some helpful information about bike theft prevention on our "Safety Tips" page.


October 3, 2001 - Second Off-Campus Assault Reported

Campus Security has been contacted by Kingston City Police in regards to a call they'd received from a female Queen's student who reported she had been assaulted during the early hours of Sunday, September 30.
Map showing location of assault
According to the student, she had been out at "the Hub" (a collection of bars at Princess and Division Streets) during that evening and left at around 1:00 am to walk home alone. As she was walking on Brock Street approaching Frontenac Street, she decided to sit down on a bench located near the intersection. At that point a male individual, who had been walking behind her, came up and grabbed her by the shoulders and threw her to the ground. The student managed to kick or knee the attacker in the groin and was able to flee the scene without being pursued.  

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male between 18 and 27 years old, was tall with a medium build and had dark hair.

Note that Campus Security also received a report of a female student being assaulted in that same area on September 22. 

Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) and Kingston City Police (549-4660) if you experience a similar incident or if you see any suspicious individuals or activity. Please check out our "safety tips" page for information on increasing your personal safety. If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort 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 an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


September 15, 2001 - Possible Incident Involving "Date Rape" Drug

At Approximately 3:00 am, Security assisted in an incident involving a female student who was likely given an unknown debilitating substance. The student was found sleeping on a couch inside a house near campus by the occupants, neither of whom knew the girl. When awoken, the girl told them that she lived someplace else and the two escorted her to that location. 

At that point, Security was informed and tried to assist the student but it was soon determined that the address provided was actually the student's address from last year. After some time had elapsed, she became more coherent and Security was able to determine her current address and contacted a housemate to meet her when Security transported her home.

The student reported she had very little to drink that night and could not recall many details of the evening. With the support of her housemate, and on the advice of Campus Security, the student agreed to attend KGH for a medical examination.

There are two previous Campus Security Alert incidents regarding possible date rape drug use: (1) & (2)

If you or a friend feel dizzy, confused 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 think you have been drugged and sexually assaulted, go directly to a hospital emergency room or phone the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Kingston at 544-6424. You can also call the Queen's Human Rights Office at 533-6886, Campus Security at 533-6111, Student Counseling and Health Services at 533-2893 or the Kingston Police via 911 or 549-2111 for assistance and support.

There are many types of "date rape" drugs, including Ketamine Rohypnol and GHB.  Students are advised to take steps to minimize the chances of becoming a victim of these drugs: always go out with trusted friends, never leave your drink unattended, and don't accept drinks from people you don't know. - links are to The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Update:
Individuals should also be aware of Bremelanotide - a drug currently in development that some opponents believe could be abused in situations similar to those attributed to the drugs indicated above. However the effects and administration (nasal mist) of Bremelanotide (formerly PT141) are very different from typical "date rape" drugs and therefore its inclusion in such a list is debatable.


May 16, 2001 - Threat of Assault Against Gay Males

Campus Security would like to make members of the Queen's Community aware of a recent threat called into the HIV/AIDS Regional Services office. In the call, an anonymous male threatened to go to local parks frequented by men and engage in assault or "gay bashing". He specifically mentioned City Park and indicated that he would be accompanied by others. As there are a few parks in close proximity to Campus, men should be aware that this threat has been made and be extra careful when in and around these areas.

The recipient of the call has already filed a report with Kingston City Police. If you see any suspicious behaviour of this nature, please call Police at 549-4660.


April 3, 2001 - Suspect Lurking outside Residence Windows

On April 2 at 9:53 pm, the Emergency Report Center received a call from a student claiming she's seen someone outside her Jean Royce Hall residence window on several occasions, and most recently about 20 minutes previous.  She didn't get a good look at him, but was able to see that he was wearing jeans and a khaki baseball cap.  She also noted that it appeared her window screen has been tampered with at some point.  Although 20 minutes had already elapsed since the most recent incident, the Security Supervisor and Patrol searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects.

Later that night - 00:43 am April 3 - the ERC received a call from another resident of Jean Royce who reported spotting a male individual peering into windows on the first floor.  She initially thought he may have been talking to some friends inside the building, but when he saw he was being watched he backed off and casually walked away.  The caller then talked to the occupants of the rooms he appeared to be looking in and none were aware that he'd been outside their windows.  The caller then checked around the first floor and the outside of Jean Royce phase 1 and 2 but wasn't able to find the suspect again.  The Security Supervisor was informed and a subsequent search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful but Security checks were increased for the remainder of the night.

During the afternoon of April 3rd, the ERC received a call from another resident of Jean Royce who stated that she and a custodian had seen a suspicious male, roughly fitting the description of the earlier suspect, at around 7:00 am that morning.  In this incident, the suspect was seen approaching the fire escape near Curran & Douglas Houses but stopped and made a hasty departure when he realized that he was being observed.

The earlier reports simply described the suspect as a young tall, thin male wearing a ballcap.  The last witness, who only saw the individual from behind, described him as a male between 18-24 years of age with dark short hair and a slim build, wearing a dark colour jacket with yellow patches on the shoulders and baggy jeans.

Please ensure that your doors and windows are locked at all times and that your curtains are drawn and valuable personal effects are out of sight. Please report any suspicious activity around your home or Residence immediately to Campus Security (533-6111) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).
If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK) or call Campus Security at 533-6111 if it is after their hours of operation.  You can also contact Campus Security by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


March 27, 2001 - Date Rape Drug Use Suspected at Local Bar

Campus Security was informed by a student that she and a female friend may have had a drug slipped into their drinks while out at a Kingston night club that weekend.  She reported that they both had very little to drink, but were soon experiencing dizziness and vomiting and don't remember much of the remainder of the evening.  Fortunately they had friends who ensured they arrived home safely and that they were fine throughout the night.  One of the students underwent a drug screening at a local hospital and was told by emergency staff that, although the results of the drug test have not been received, she had likely been the recipient of some form of drug. 

If you or a friend feel dizzy, confused 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 think you have been drugged and sexually assaulted, go directly to a hospital emergency room or phone the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Kingston at 544-6424. You can also call the Queen's Human Rights Office at 533-6886, Campus Security at 533-6111, Student Counseling and Health Services at 533-2893 or the Kingston Police via 911 or 549-2111 for assistance and support.

There are many types of "date rape" drugs, including Ketamine Rohypnol and GHB.  Students are advised to take steps to minimize the chances of becoming a victim of these drugs: always go out with trusted friends, never leave your drink unattended, and don't accept drinks from people you don't know. - links are to The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Update:
Individuals should also be aware of Bremelanotide - a drug currently in development that some opponents believe could be abused in situations similar to those attributed to the drugs indicated above. However the effects and administration (nasal mist) of Bremelanotide (formerly PT141) are very different from typical "date rape" drugs and therefore its inclusion in such a list is
debatable.


March 18, 2001 - Student Mugged near Campus.

At 4:14 am, the Emergency Report Center received a call from a student reporting he had been mugged near Campus about 30 minutes previous and had made a report with Kingston City Police.  The student stated that he had walked a friend home from a bar and was then walking alone to his residence on Campus, heading sound on Albert Street between Brock Street and Cooper Street, when three males approached him.  When the student went to walk around the group, he was hit by one of the males and then attacked by the other two when he defended himself against the first.  He was eventually forced to the ground and, after being threatened by the assailants - including one brandishing a metal object (possibly a metal bar), he was robbed of his wallet, an expensive watch, and cell phone. The attackers ran off towards Union Street and the victim made his way to his residence where he called both City Police and Security who attended to take reports.  Security cleared this incident at 4:36 am.

The assailants were briefly described as being one Black male and two Hispanic males between the ages of 17 and 19.

Please contact Campus Security at 533-6111 if you experience a similar incident or if you see suspicious individuals on Campus.  If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK) or call Campus Security at 533-6111 if it is after their hours of operation.  You can also contact Campus Security by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


February 23, 2001 - Increased and Continuing Backpack Thefts.

Within the past month, 14 knapsacks have been reported stolen from outside the Ban Righ Hall cafeteria or have been found and returned to their owners.  Note that there have been instances of backpacks being recovered by our department without a theft report being filed by the owner, so it can be concluded that perhaps more than 14 backpacks have been taken during this period. The backpacks that have been recovered by our department usually have textbooks and cash stolen and then the perpetrator(s) discard the backpack on or near Campus.

There is a suspect in at least a few of the more recent cases who was described as follows: Caucasian male, between 17 and 19 years old, 5'4" to 5'5" tall, "scrawny" build, short light brown or dirty blond hair, and was seen wearing a dark green jacket.

If you discover that your knapsack has been stolen, report it to our department IMMEDIATELY so we can begin a search. Students are strongly advised to write their names or to put another identifying mark on the inside cover of their textbooks - but be aware that they cannot then be returned as "new" to the Bookstore for a refund.

In addition to reporting these and other thefts on our website, Campus Security is coordinating with other University Departments to prevent future thefts and to apprehend the perpetrator(s). 

UPDATE: March 15, 2001 - Campus Security was involved in a foot chase with an individual who fit this description and was attempting to sell stolen textbooks at the Campus Bookstore.  See the Incidents of Interest entry for more details.


February 2, 2001 - Female Student  Accosted by Two Males on Campus  

At 2:53 am, the Emergency Report Center received a call from a female student who reported she'd been accosted by 2 males while walking on Campus about 10 minutes earlier.  

The student had taken a cab from the downtown area to Victoria Hall and then was walking to Morris Hall when she passed two males standing at the corner of Queen's Crescent and Lower Albert Street.  They said something to her as she walked by and began to follow her, at which point she began to run but was caught by the suspects.  One of the suspects grabbed her arm but she managed to hit the taller of the two and broke free, running to her Residence and then calling the ERC.  

The Security Supervisor spoke briefly to the student and then dispatched immediately to patrol the surrounding area, but was unable to locate the suspects.  A Security Patrol was designated to patrol the Residence area during the remainder of the night.

Please contact Campus Security at 533-6111 if you experience a similar incident or if you see suspicious individuals on Campus.  If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK) or call Campus Security at 533-6111 if it is after their hours of operation.  You can also contact Campus Security by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


November 29, 00:08 am - Female Student Chased by Three Males on Campus 

The Emergency Report Center received a call from a student who reported she had been walking from the Library to Waldron Tower when she spotted three males near the tennis courts south of Theological Hall .  The suspects appeared to be dressed in black or very dark clothing and, when the student started to walk in another direction, the three began running towards her.   The student was chased by the suspects until she saw a group of people standing near Ban Righ Hall and ran towards them.  She and this group all entered Ban Righ Hall at which point the suspects apparently stopped pursuing her and left the area.  The student then called the ERC from Ban Righ Hall and the Security Supervisors met up with her. Transportation was provided to her residence and the Campus was searched, but the suspects were not located.  
The only description provided was that all three males were wearing black or very dark clothing and appeared to be in their late teens or early twenties. 

Please contact Campus Security at 533-6111 if you experience a similar incident or if you see suspicious individuals on Campus.  If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK) or call Campus Security at 533-6111 if it is after their hours of operation.  You can also contact Campus Security by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


November 12, 2000 - Suspicious Male Reported

ORIGINAL REPORT - November 12 at 4:10 pm: Campus Security has received a 3rd hand report of an incident that involved a person falsely identifying themselves as a member of the AMS Walkhome Service.   According to the information provided, a female was at Theological Hall and was approached by an "older gentleman" who claimed to work for Walkhome and offered to walk her home north of Princess Street.  The suspect was reportedly very adamant about escorting her home, claiming he was concerned for her safety.  The student apparently agreed to the escort, but at some point between Campus and her home the man got scared off or otherwise left her (for some unreported reason), leaving her to walk the rest of the way home by herself.  This is the extent of the information known to Security. If we get more details they will be provided both on this page and on the Alert-Listserve (subscribe above).  

UPDATE - November 15: The student who was approached by this suspect contacted Campus Security and provided a 1st hand account of the incident.  She reported that it took place last Friday evening (Nov. 10) at around 7:00 pm as she left her house on Division Street to walk to Theological Hall.  When she was about a block from her home, a person who she'd noticed watching her from across the street crossed over and engaged her in conversation.  He began walking beside her, asking her questions and complimenting her.  He then stated that he worked for Queen's Walkhome and that a number of girls had been raped in the area. He was adamant that he escort her to campus and continued walking with her until they reached the intersection at Princess Street, at which point another unknown man yelled at him to leave her alone and the suspect quickly left the scene. 

Contrary to the earlier 3rd hand report made to Campus Security, the suspect is not an "older gentleman" but was described as being a male in his late teens or early twenties, about 5'7" or  5'8" tall, with an average build and dark black hair.

UPDATE - November 17: A picture of a Walkhome badge is available to members of the Queen's Community (staff/student/faculty) so legitimate WalkHome staff can be identified. Please email here with a valid Queen's email address (i.e. "queensu") and a copy of the picture will be emailed back (picture is approx 25 kb).  This picture has already been sent out to current subscribers to our Alert-Listserve who all have Queen's email addresses.

Please contact Campus Security at 533-6111 if you experience a similar situation or if you have been approached by this suspect in the past.  If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK) or call Campus Security at 533-6111 if it is after their hours of operation.  Call Security immediately if you are approached by anyone making offers to walk you home by dialing the above mentioned phone number or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


September 19, 2000: Suspicious Male Reported 

Map showing Ellerbeck Street (click for full version)

 

 

At about 10 am on the morning of September 18, two female housemates living on Ellerbeck Street were eating breakfast on their porch when a man rode by on a bicycle.  The man turned around after passing them, stopped in front of the house, and stared at them for about 5 minutes without saying anything.

At about 1:15 pm that same day there was a knock at their door and a male housemate, having been informed of the earlier incident, recognized the caller as the same man.  The man seemed surprised at who answered the door and asked if he knew of any good places to live around there.  The tenant suggested that he should look in the newspaper and the man stated that he wanted to live in that house with the two girls.  He was told that he couldn't live there and was asked to leave, at which time the man retrieved his bicycle and rode off.

Description: Caucasian male, perhaps in his 40s, 5'6" tall, slender build, short sandy blond graying hair, no facial hair and tanned/leathery skin.  At the time of this incident, he was wearing a gray baseball cap, a dark purple sport jacket, a beige golf shirt (may have had on a name tag of some sort), and olive green/beige pants.  He was riding an older, possibly 10 speed, bicycle with his bags and belongings on the bike.

The tenant  requested that the Queen's Community be made aware of this incident and a report was also filed with Kingston City Police.  If you know who this person is please inform Kingston City Police at 549-4660.  If you see any suspicious behaviour on or near Queen's Campus please call the Emergency Report Center at 533-6111. 


Map showing location of Alfred Street 300 blockSeptember 15, 2000: Indecent Act near Campus

At approximately 1:00 am September 15, a female student was walking to her house located on the 300 block of Alfred Street when she noticed a male individual jogging nearby.  When she looked over she noticed that he was wearing only a long t-shirt and, as he jogged by her, he lifted the t-shirt and exposed himself.   The suspect was described as being a male in his late teens or early 20s, 6' tall, medium build, and with short brown hair.

Members of the Queen's Community should be aware and take advantage of the AMS Walkhome Service and the Campus Security Escort Program.  If you see any suspicious behaviour on or near Queen's Campus, please call the Emergency Report Center at 533-6111.  If anyone has information about this incident or the suspect, please contact Campus Security by calling 533-6733 or emailing secudept @ post. queensu. ca or call City Police at 549-4660. 


June 12, 2000: Indecent Act near Campus

Campus Security received a report from two female Queen's students about an incident that happened during the evening of Thursday, June 8th.  Both students were walking together south on Barrie Street between 11:30 pm and midnight and, as they approached the corner of Barrie and Stuart Streets, one of the students noticed a man lying on the ground in the entrance pathway of house near the 100 block of Barrie St.   She observed that the man had no pants on and was masturbating - laying on his back with his lower body on the outside of the stone / iron fence and the upper body on the inside.  The two students continued to walk by and did not observe the suspect stand up or attempt to follow them.  The students contacted  Kingston City Police and were referred to Campus Security.
(49 Kb picture of area /S5)

Description: Caucasian male, mid-30's, average build / weight, short (2" long) straight blond hair, no facial hair.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark green T-shirt and shoes with dark soles. 

If anyone has information about this incident or the suspect, please contact Campus Security by calling 533-6733 or emailing secudept @ post.queensu. ca  -  or call City Police at 549-4660. 


April 26, 2000: Email Scam

In the last couple of weeks, several members of the Queen's community have received e-mails from individuals purporting to be bank or government officials in Nigeria. They say that they have a large amount of money, usually $20 Million or more, obtained by illegal means that they wish to launder by transferring it to your bank account. They say that, in return for your cooperation, you will receive 30 or 40% of the amount. They then ask for information including your bank account number. Anyone providing this information soon finds that their bank account has been emptied. These e-mails are part of a far reaching scam that started with letters some years ago. The RCMP and local police have issued community warnings.

EXAMPLE OF THIS EMAIL SCAM

If you receive such an e-mail, or letter, do not reply. Please forward the e-mail or letter to Campus Security, or simply delete or destroy it.


April 02, 2000 (00:35 am): Female Student Assaulted

Campus Security was informed that a female student was assaulted at a midtown bar. The student was on the dance floor alone, waiting for some friends to rejoin her, when an unfamiliar male engaged her in conversation. They had a brief exchange and then he asked her if she would like to go home with him, and she told him "No". When she turned to leave, the male grabbed her from behind and ripped a 5" tear in her pant leg. She left the dance floor, heading towards the lobby, and noticed that the male was following her. She left the bar, started walking home, and saw that the male was still following her. She began to walk faster and the male continued to follow her to the Burger King restaurant drive-thru on Princess Street, where she last noticed him. She arrived at her residence shortly thereafter, informed a Residence Don, and contacted Campus Security. The Security Supervisor, on the student's behalf, contacted Kingston City Police and Management at the bar in question and informed them of the incident.

The student asked that the Queen's Community, and women in particular, be made aware of this occurrence so they can take appropriate precautions. The male in question is described as: Caucasian, 19-25 years old, 5'7"-5'8" tall, heavy set (chubby with "a large gut" and a round head), and had short dirty blond hair, and a thin very blond beard that extended along the cheeks and chin only (his upper lip was clean shaven). At the time of the incident he was wearing a light shirt (possibly white) and possibly khaki coloured pants. The student did not notice any scars, moles, or tattoos, and described his overall appearance as clean cut.


February 14, 2000: "Peeping Tom" reported on William Street

Student Housing Area ( 00:18 am): A student living on the 200 block of William Street, near Aberdeen Street, called the Emergency Report Centre and reported there was a man on her fire escape. The Security Supervisor and Kingston City Police were notified and responded immediately with Security arriving on scene within about 2 minutes. The caller described the suspect as being approximately 5'8" tall, ~45 years old, dirty blonde (or sandy coloured) hair and mustache, wearing glasses, a baseball cap, a tan jacket w. green patches, and brown pants .

The other on-campus Security Patrols were informed of this description as were the Residence desk clerks and the Queen's Walkhome Service. The Walkhome dispatcher reported that a male fitting that description had just walked by the Walkhome office "five or ten minutes ago" and proceeded upstairs. Security and KPS attended and searched the building but were unable to locate anyone matching the description. At 00:53 am, a neighbour of the original caller phoned the ERC and reported that someone had shone a flashlight into her room from the fire escape at about 3:00 am on Wednesday, February 9th.

September 16, 1999: "Peeping Tom" reported on University Avenue
Student Housing Area (09:20 pm): A student living in a University Avenue House reported a "Peeping Tom" was spotted just outside their window - she reports it is the second such incident this week. Three students had chased the suspect but lost him behind some house. A report was filed with Kingston City Police and they attended the scene. Description: White male, clean shaven, about 35 yrs old, approx. 6'1, 220 pounds, with a stocky build, and a grey brush cut with a bald spot on the back. He was wearing a green nylon jacket and blue jeans.

March 22, 1999: Kingston Police report that at approximately 20:00 hours they received a report of a "peeping tom" on Johnson St., between Albert and Frontenac Streets. A male was looking through the venetian blinds of a ground floor window into one of the tenants' bedrooms. The male suspect is described as white, very tall, muscular, early twenties, buzz cut short brown hair, green fleecy jacket, blue jeans.

Please ensure that your doors and windows are locked at all times and that your curtains are drawn. Please report any suspicious activity around your home immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).


April 25, 1999: Kingston City Police advise that there were a number of thefts in the early morning of April 25 between the hours of 05:30 and 06:00 am. Two males were walking into unlocked houses and grabbing what they could and then quickly leaving the house. A resident had caught them in the act and scared them off. The reporting Officer asked that all students living in the Student Housing area ensure that they lock their doors at night.

Campus Security has also received a number of reports in the past month of unlocked houses being entered, even while tenants are inside, and items being stolen.


March 15, 1999: The incidence of thefts on campus has been increasing over the last few weeks. There were 10 thefts reported to Campus Security this weekend alone, primarily jackets or vehicles. In one case, two students living in residence awoke during the night just in time to see a male intruder leaving their room with a number of expensive items. To protect your belongings AND YOURSELF, please consider taking the following precautions:

JACKETS: Do not leave expensive jackets unattended, especially in unsupervised cloak rooms, and do not leave wallets, keys etc. in your pockets.

VEHICLES: Four vehicles were broken into this weekend; of those two were stolen and later recovered. In every case, the driver's side window was smashed, any attractive items were stolen and the ignitions were damaged. If you have a vehicle alarm system, use it. If not, consider purchasing a steering/accelerator locking device. Do not leave valuable or attractive items unattended in your vehicle, especially where they can be seen. When returning to your vehicle after dark, use WalkHome or a Campus Security Escort.

GENERAL: Keep the door to your room, office or lab locked when you are not there, even if it is only for a few minutes. Time and again, items such as wallets, purses and laptops are stolen when someone leaves their office for only a few minutes. In residence, always keep your room door locked, even if you are inside and especially if you are asleep.

IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A THEFT, CALL THE EMERGENCY REPORT CENTER AT 533-6111 OR KINGSTON POLICE AT 549-4660.


Mid-January, 1999: A female Queen's student had a drink with some friends at two popular hub area establishments. An acquaintance she met in the second establishment walked her home. It is very probable that a sedating drug, such as Rohypnol, was administered to her drink sometime that evening. The woman passed out shortly after reaching her residence and awoke to find herself being sexually assaulted by the man who walked her home. At that point she felt disassociated from her body and was completely limp, unable to speak or move. She suffered partial amnesia but did not have any symptoms of a hangover the next day.

This young woman wants all members of the Queen's community to know that "date rape" or sedating drugs are around Kingston and that they are being used to facilitate sexual assault. To prevent this happening to you, do not leave beverages unattended at parties or in bars; accept drinks only from the bartender, server or someone you know well and trust; at parties, do not accept open container drinks from anyone; be alert to the behaviour of your friends and ask them to watch out for you. Anyone appearing extremely intoxicated after consuming only a small amount of alcohol may be in danger.

If you or a friend feel dizzy, confused 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 think you have been drugged and sexually assaulted, go directly to a hospital emergency room or phone the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Kingston at 544-6424. You can also call the Queen's Human Rights Office at 533-6886, Campus Security at 533-6111, Student Counseling and Health Services at 533-2893 or the Kingston Police via 911 or 549-2111 for assistance and support.

There are many types of "date rape" drugs, including Ketamine Rohypnol and GHB.  Students are advised to take steps to minimize the chances of becoming a victim of these drugs: always go out with trusted friends, never leave your drink unattended, and don't accept drinks from people you don't know. - links are to The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
Update:
Individuals should also be aware of Bremelanotide - a drug currently in development that some opponents believe could be abused in situations similar to those attributed to the drugs indicated above. However the effects and administration (nasal mist) of Bremelanotide (formerly PT141) are very different from typical "date rape" drugs and therefore its inclusion in such a list is
debatable.


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