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November 15, 1999:

During the late evening of Saturday, November 13th, a female student was walking north on Division St.. As she approached Princess St., a male grabbed her and started touching her. The only description that was provided to Campus Security is that the male is about 25 years old and was wearing a trench coat. Queen's Campus Security has provided the information available to us to the Kingston City Police.

Anyone with information on this assault is asked to contact Kingston Police at 549-4660, or Campus Security at 533-6733.

UPDATE - November 22: Campus Security was contacted by a female student who had seen the above alert and wanted to report that she had an encounter with a male with a similar description.

At about 10:30 pm, Thursday, November 18th, the female student exited the southwest doors of Humphrey Hall, into the courtyard behind Summerhill, and began walking west along the sidewalk. At some point she noticed a male on a bike in front of her although she is not sure if he passed her or was waiting in front of her. As she walked along, she noticed the male ahead of her turn and start riding toward her on the sidewalk. She moved to avoid him and when she looked back she saw that the male had set the bike down and was walking behind her. At that point she became concerned and ran directly to Douglas Library and entered without looking back.

Description of the male: 25-30 years old, tall, thin build, clean shaven, no glasses, no distinguishing marks, short dark hair, and he was wearing a long dark coat (possibly a trench coat) and dark pants. He was riding an older model 10-speed style bike with curved handle bars, no light, no carrier, and with a Kryptonite-style lock attached to the frame.


October 27, 1999: Razor blades being sent in mail

"Various media this morning reported that an organization calling itself the "Justice Department", representing an extremist animal rights group, has announced that it has sent mail containing razor blades to medical researchers at a number of medical schools in Canada including Queen's. Please circulate this warning to all staff, faculty, students and others in your departments and urge caution. I would not suggest being selective given that such mail, if it does exist, may well be misdirected.

Please inform both Campus Security and my office if you discover any evidence of the above."

David M.C. Walker MD, FRCPC

Director of the School of Medicine

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Queen's University

NATIONAL POST article.


October 13, 1999: Two suspects sought in theft / attempted theft

At 4:14 pm, staff from the JDUC's Publishing & Copy Centre reported an attempted theft of cash had just occurred. Initially it was reported that the suspect was still present, but he fled before Security arrived at 4:17 pm - during his escape it appeared that he had an accomplice who left with him. A description was passed and security searched the area with PC&C staff but they were unable to relocate the suspects.

At 4:19 pm the ERC received a call from an Alfred Street tenant who reported that a male had knocked on his door requesting he call a cab for him. The description passed fit that of the attempted theft suspect and the Security Supervisor was informed to attend. Kingston City Police were notified of events and a description was passed at 4:25 pm

At 4:59 pm a Grad. Club staff member called to report that their "tip jar" appeared to have been stolen sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 pm (before the attempted theft at the PC&C). The description of the 2 suspects in this incident fit that of the earlier reports.

Descriptions:

(1) Caucasian male (dark complexion), ~35 years old, 5'10", 170 lbs, brown collar-length hair, clean shaven, wearing a well-worn brown leather aviator jacket, blue jeans, and a black hat with a red & yellow logo.

(2) Caucasian male, ~40-45 years old, 6'1", 160 lbs (slim build), brown hair with a lot of grey, grey wire-frame glasses (possibly oval lenses), wearing a well-worn brown leather aviator jacket, a black baseball cap (worn backwards), blue jeans, and possibly wearing a red plaid button down shirt.

Members of the Queen's Community are asked to take note of these descriptions and if one (or both) of these suspects is seen call Campus Security immediately at 533-6111 and DO NOT APPROACH THEM. Staff at retail or service businesses should exercise proper cash control procedures and be wary of customers attempting to distract staff members.

 


July 06, 1999: Break & Enter & Theft incidents increasing on Campus:

A MALE WAS TAKEN INTO POLICE CUSTODY ON FRIDAY AFTER A STAFF MEMBER CALLED SECURITY REPORTING TWO SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE IN BOTTERELL HALL SHORTLY AFTER 4 PM. WHEN POLICE SEARCHED THE MALE THEY FOUND A SET OF BOLT CUTTERS IN HIS BACKPACK.

ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO INSURE THAT UNIVERSITY EQUIPMENT IS SECURE OR CLEARLY MARKED AS QUEEN'S PROPERTY. IN PARTICULAR, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONIC BALANCES SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED "QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF (YOUR DEPARTMENT)". USE BLACK INDELIBLE MARKER OR AN ENGRAVING TOOL (AVAILABLE THROUGH CAMPUS SECURITY, 533-6733) TO MARK PROPERTY.

ALL FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SUSPICIOUS PERSONS AND REPORT THEM IMMEDIATELY TO THE EMERGENCY REPORT CENTRE AT 533-6111. WATCH FOR PEOPLE WHO APPEAR OUT OF PLACE OR ARE JUST WANDERING THROUGH THE HALLWAYS. SECURITY HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL REPORTS ABOUT MALES IN THEIR LATE TEENS OR EARLY TWENTIES WEARING BRAND NAME SPORT-TYPE CLOTHING.

THIEVES APPEAR TO BE TARGETING LUNCH HOUR AND CLOSING TIME IN PARTICULAR. KEEP PURSES, WALLETS, KNAPSACKS AND OTHER PERSONAL POSSESSIONS WITH YOU OR IN A SECURE PLACE AT ALL TIMES. LOCK YOUR DOORS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.


June 29, 1999: Campus Security has been receiving an increase in bicycle theft reports (with cable and/or kryptonite locks cut) - 7 reports within the past week alone. Bike owners are advised to use a good lock (ie. kevlar) and to lock their bicycles to the bike rack itself. Anyone witnessing suspicious individuals or activity near Campus bike racks are asked to contact Campus Security immediately @ 533-6733 or by using the nearest Emergency or Assistance phone.

Please record the serial number of your bike and ensure you can provide a detailed description in case your bicycle is stolen. If you discover your bike is missing, contact Campus Security and Kingston Police as soon as possible. A quick report and good description will increase the chances of recovery.


April 11, 1999: Campus Security advises the Queen's Community to be aware of an incident that involved someone selling a forged Parking Permit. A male approached a woman in the John Orr Tower parking lot near her vehicle and commented that her permit was about to expire; offering to have the permit extended until the end of April. She paid him $70.00 for the extension and what turned out to be a fraudulent permit.

Description of the suspect: tall, white male with dark hair and wearing a red jacket

Please be aware that the only way a Queen's parking pass can be renewed is by the issuing authority - ie. the department (for day passes) or the Parking Department. There are no roving "pass renewers" in the Parking or Security departments. Anyone approached by this suspect, or anyone else offering to sell a parking permit , should call Campus Security immediately.


February 12, 1999: On Wednesday, February 10th, 1999, at approximately 1:00 am, a woman was walking on the north side of McNeill House, when she was grabbed from behind. The male assailants pressed a sharp object against her back, covered her mouth and led her north on Lower Albert Street to Queen's Crescent. The woman managed to escape after the males threw her to the ground. The assailants were last seen running west towards Collingwood Street. The description of the assailants: two males, both approximately 19 years old or younger and one wearing jeans.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to contact Campus Security at 533-6733 or Kingston Police at 549-4660 or Crimestoppers at 634-8477.

Campus Security advises students, staff, faculty, and visitors to Queen's to exercise caution, especially when walking at night, and to avoid walking alone. Please take advantage of the AMS Walkhome (533-2662) and Queen's Escort (533-6080) programs.


February 11, 1999: An incident occurred on campus (Stauffer and JDUC) that members of the Queen's community should be aware of:

A female student reported a suspicious male was watching her in the washroom at Stauffer Library, while she was washing her hands, a man kept peering through the door and would back out when she saw him. This happened several times. When she left the washroom, she noticed him in the hallway and reported it to Stauffer desk staff. They told her he was likely a worker waiting to enter the washroom to clean it. The student then entered the library to continue her work. When she left, the student noticed the man in the loggia again and it appeared to her that he was following her. She decided to enter the JDUC where several people were located, he followed her in but she hid around a corner and he went on by. She left the JDUC and called us from an assistance phone.

Description of suspect: White male (pale skin), Late 30s/ early 40s, Dark brown ruffled hair, Thick glasses (close to his face), Stocky build, mid thigh length navy blue coat ,green/brown/khaki pants

If any persons have any information regarding this occurrence they are asked to contact Campus Security at 533-6111.

Please take advantage of the Queen's safety measures. Use WalkHome or a Campus Security Escort. Be aware of the Emergency Phones and walk near them. Use them if you feel threatened. You can report any suspicious activity to Campus Security at 533-6111 or the Kingston Police at 549-2111.


February 8, 1999: An assault occurred off campus (Johnson and Division) that members of the Queen's community should be aware of:

A female from the Kingston Community parked her car behind the houses near Stooley's Cafe on Johnson St., Sunday night February 7th, at 11:50. As she was getting out of her vehicle she heard a noise and a heavy set male wearing a ball cap pulled her out of the car and threw her on the ground. She managed to escape by kicking the male and he ran off. If any persons have any information regarding this occurrence they are asked to contact the Kingston Police at 549-4660.

Please take advantage of the Queen's safety measures. Use WalkHome or a Campus Security Escort. Be aware of the Emergency Phones and walk near them. Use them if you feel threatened. You can report any suspicious activity to Campus Security at 533-6111 or the Kingston Police at 549-2111.


February 2, 1999: On Tuesday, two suspicious males were seen in Biosciences and Miller Hall in the early evening hours. The males are described as follows: both are Caucasian, one is 16-18 yrs old, 5'10", with very short dark black hair; the other is 18-20 yrs old, 6', with short reddish hair. Both males were seen wearing red with black gortex-type winter parkas and one had a dark baseball cap. The male with the red hair had a 'scribe' (sharp metal probe with wooden handle used in biology experiments) in his possession. Both males looked "out of place" as they wandered through the buildings looking in windows and checking doors. The males were last seen heading into Dupuis Hall Parking lot after being confronted by staff and student in Miller Hall.

UPDATE: February 3, 1999 - two males fitting description (one carrying a scribe) were seen in the early evening in the Biosciences Complex. They had already left the building when Security was informed. The Security Supervisor and a Security Patrol were dispatched immediately but a search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful.

 PLEASE NOTIFY ALL FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS. KEEP A PARTICULAR WATCH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. IF ANYONE MATCHING THESE DESCRIPTIONS IS SEEN IN THE BUILDINGS DO NOT APPROACH THEM. CONTACT THE EMERGENCY REPORT CENTRE IMMEDIATELY USING AN EMERGENCY PHONE, ASSISTANCE PHONE OR BY DIALING 533-6111 (36111 INTERNAL).


October 13, 1998: At approximately 3:00 pm., a female student was walking through the quadrangle on the West side of Clark Hall when she was grabbed from behind. The assailant made threatening comments of a sexual nature, then turned and ran away.

The description of the assailant is: male, white, 5'10" to 6' tall, wearing a blue jacket and white sneakers. The male did not have long hair and appeared to be under 30 years of age.

Anyone with Information on the assault is asked to contact Campus Security at 533-6733 or Kingston Police at 549-4660.

Campus Security advises students, staff, faculty, and visitors to Queen's to exercise caution, especially when walking at night, and to avoid walking alone - take advantage of the Queen's Escort and AMS Walkhome programs.


October 21, 1998: At approximately 04:00 am, a female student was walking down Lower Albert St. when a male stood up in the side yard of a nearby house and started walking towards her. He started talking to the student saying "that's right, walk right towards me". She turned and ran back the way she had come. Although she heard him say "that's right, now run away from me", she did not notice if he followed her for any distance. The only description is a large, well built male about 6' tall.

Please take advantage of the Queen's safety measures. Use WalkHome or a Campus Security Escort. Be aware of the Emergency Phones and walk near them. Use them if you feel threatened. If you have any information about this incident, please call Campus Security at 533-6733.


October 5, 1998: On Saturday October 3, between 11:00 and 11:30 pm, a female student was walking southbound on University Avenue from Stauffer Library and noticed a man following behind her. This male caught up to the female and pulled her to a dark area along University Avenue. The assailant pinned the woman to the ground, and placed something over her eyes. She managed to escape the attack and run to her residence.

The only description of the male is: approximately 6'0" with a muscular build.

Please take advantage of the Queen's safety measures. Use WalkHome or a Campus Security Escort. Be aware of the Emergency Phones and walk near them. Use them if you feel threatened. If you have any information about this incident, please call Campus Security at 533-6733.


 

May 27, 1998: At approximately 3:30 am, a female walking on campus was approached by a male requesting directions to KGH Hospital. After she provided him with directions, he followed for a short time and then assaulted her as she entered a building in the vicinity of Campus Road. He forced her to walk to his car, parked in front of the Jock Harty Arena on Union Street, and ordered her to get inside. The victim managed to break free and immediately contacted Campus Security. Security Supervisor and Patrol Officers attended as well as Kingston Police. KGH Security was informed and a description of the suspect was passed.

Description: male, 35-45 yrs, Caucasian, short light grayish/blond hair, clean shaven, slim-med. build, 6 foot, clear complexion, wearing a dark green cloth jacket, tan shorts, and black sandals w. no socks. Suspect also smelled of alcohol, had an orange club-like weapon (2" wide at the bottom / 6" at the top), and was driving a small red or maroon car.

Larger .bmp pic of suspect (26k) here .

A Security Alert Sheet with the suspect composite drawing can be picked up at the Campus Security office .

UPDATE: July 03, Campus (09:10 am): The Emergency Report Centre received a call from the past victim of assault and attempted abduction on campus. She reported seeing a male that matched the description of the suspect on campus.

The Security Supervisor was notified and attended the location immediately. While searching the building and questioning people inside, the victim called to report the suspect was just seen entering another building. The Security Supervisor searched the new location without success. A search of the campus was also unsuccessful.

Campus Security advises students, staff, faculty, and visitors to Queen's to exercise caution, especially when walking at night, and to avoid walking alone - take advantage of the Queen's Escort and AMS Walkhome programs.

DO NOT APPROACH THIS PERSON IF YOU SEE HIM. HE IS CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS. PLEASE CONTACT CAMPUS SECURITY IMMEDIATELY IF HE IS SEEN.

Please read this Safety Tip: How to gain control in an abduction attempt .


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