Incidents of Interest: July 1-31, 2000
July 28, 5:36 pm: Goodwin Hall - A custodial supervisor contacted the ERC to report there was an individual checking out bikes in the rack between Goodwin and Walter Light Halls. The Security Supervisor and Patrol responded immediately and located the suspect riding a bicycle from the scene and carrying a bicycle tire. Upon seeing the Security Vehicle, the suspect dropped the tire and fled the area. Kingston City Police were informed after the suspect declined to stop when asked and continued fleeing from Security. The suspect was monitored until he eventually managed to disappear - Kingston City Police were informed that charges would be laid against the individual next time he was spotted on Campus. The Security Patrol had taken possession of the dropped bike tire and a note was left for the owner of the bike it came from. The witness reported the suspect had been observed moving back and forth near the bike racks before he stole the tire and the rear brake calipers (not recovered). The bike owner contacted and took possession of the tire at 7:20 pm that evening.
Description: Caucasian male, 18-20 years old, 5'10" with a thin build (approx 150 lbs), very short blonde hair cut into a flat top, dirty teeth with chipped or crooked upper front teeth, blue eyes and some acne. At the time of this incident he was wearing a black T-shirt and long black pants and was riding a bright yellow mountain bike with red plastic rims (5 or 6 spokes).
July 5, 8:31 pm: Humphrey Hall - A caller reported that his Red Honda AERO AD scooter, parked behind the building's bike racks, was stolen between 6:00 and 8:30 pm. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
UPDATED - July 17, 07:55 - Custodians in Biosciences Complex reported finding a possible stolen scooter behind a Queen's owned house on Barrie Street. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed that it was the same scooter reported stolen in the above incident. Kingston City Police and the owner were informed, and the owner took possession of the scooter later that day.
July 10, 9:33 pm: Ellis Hall - While on mobile patrol, the Security Supervisor observed a young male at the bicycle racks on the south side of the building. The Supervisor parked the Security vehicle and approached the area on foot, observing as she got closer that the suspect appeared to be working on some bolts holding the front tire to a bicycle frame. When the suspect saw Security approaching, he stood up, began walking away and then ran off, along with a second nearby youth, when the Supervisor identified herself and asked him to stop. The first male jumped on a bike that was laying nearby, while the second youth left another bike behind and fled on foot. The Supervisor took possession of the bike left behind and radioed a Security Patrol to attend her location. Kingston City Police were requested to attend but reported they were occupied with other calls at that time. The suspect on the bicycle was seen briefly soon afterwards, but neither of them were seen again on Campus for the remainder of the night. At 9:51 pm, a Security Patrol met up with three females who had their bicycles in that same bike rack, and they were cautioned to lock their bicycles up more effectively in the future as they came close to being stolen.
July 2, 7:02 pm: Victoria Hall - A delegate from a conference staying in the Residence reported he'd just had two bikes stolen from the bicycle racks on the buildings east side. The caller mentioned that he'd only been in town for two and a half hours, and the bikes were stolen sometime within the period. The bicycles are both "Trek" Mountain bikes with front wheel suspension - one is blue with white trim and the other is black with red trim.
Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a
locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. There have been 12
bikes/parts reported stolen as of July 1st.
If you view suspicious persons or activity around a bicycle rack, or a locked bicycle elsewhere, please contact Campus Security right away. 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.
July 25, 4:00 pm: Campus - The Human Rights Office contacted Campus Security and requested someone attend to speak to a person wanting to file a complaint. The Security Supervisor attended and met with a student who reported he had been struck by an egg the previous night. The student stated that he had been jogging east on Union Street at about 11:00 pm and, just as he was jogging by the Policy Studies Building, a vehicle approached from behind and a raw egg was thrown at him with sufficient velocity to cause bruising on the left side his back. The vehicle was described as being a dark green sport utility vehicle with four doors and spare tire on the rear. There appeared to be three people in the vehicle and the student thought that it was the front passenger who threw the egg. The victim did not want to meet with Police but consented to releasing a copy of his report to Campus Security. The Security Supervisor later attended City Police headquarters to file the report and was informed by their front desk that their department had received similar reports at about the same time as this incident.
July 25, 07:19 am: Botterell Hall - A custodian contacted the Emergency Report Center to report the "Lemon tree" kiosk had been broken into again during the night. The Security Supervisor was informed and attended, meeting up with area staff who reported a significant amount of candy had been stolen from a candy rack and an attempt had been made to break into a large refrigerator unit. Kingston City Police were requested to attend at 08:30 and arrived at 08:50 am. Security and KPD cleared the scene at 09:20 and are investigating this and earlier break ins. (135 Kb 4 picture slideshow /S5)
July 21, 11:00 am: Jean Royce Hall - Staff reported that three University owned VCRs were stolen from the 2nd and 4th floor Common Rooms of Curran House and the 2nd floor Common Room of Laird House. All are Panasonic P217 VCRs / model# PV8200K . Serial numbers are (1) J8SA10350 (2) J8SA10309 and (3) J8SA10344 .
July 17, 00:47 am: JDUC - A caller reported discovering pry marks on an office door and wanted the area checked for possible B&E. The Security Supervisor attended and determined that the office area inside was undisturbed and it appeared the perpetrators were unable to gain access. FIXIT was requested to repair the damage and departmental contacts were informed of the incident. Security cleared the scene at 00:51 am.
July 16, 10:35 am: Botterell Hall - Staff contacted Campus Security and reported that the "Lemon tree" had been broken into again overnight. The Supervisor and KPD attended and determined that the perpetrators had tried to pry their way into a refrigerator but they were not able to break into it. Nothing appeared missing in this break-in. Campus Security and Kingston City Police are currently investigating these incidents.
July 12, 07:30 am: Botterell Hall - Staff from the Botterell Hall "Lemon tree" kiosk called to report there had been a break-in during the previous night. The Security Supervisor met up with staff and requested Kingston City Police attend at 07:42 am. The main door had been pried open and the front gate was likewise partially pried from the floor. Some meat, a coin collection (Canadian currency ), some drinks, and a box of gum were stolen.
July 12, 00:05 am: McLaughlin Hall - Security at Kingston General Hospital contacted Queen's Security to report they'd noticed a broken window on the south side of McLaughlin Hall. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed that break in had occurred - the window was smashed and there were footprints on a desk just inside the accessed office. It did not appear that anything was missing, and staff from that department were informed. A carpenter was called in and the window was boarded up at 01:40 am.
July 6, 8:47 am: Dunning Hall - Campus Security received a report that a cabinet in the auditorium was broken into the previous evening, and a CD player and a microphone were stolen. The Security Supervisor and Kingston City, already attending the earlier B&E incident (see below) were informed to attend. The scene was investigated and both parties cleared the scene at 09:13 am.
July 6, 7:55 am: PhysEd Centre - A staff member called the ERC to report that the glass in an office door was broken, the room was entered, and three University two-way radios stolen. The Security Supervisor and Kingston City Police were informed to attend and are currently investigating this incident. Note: Shortly after this break-in, some radio transmissions were monitored by Security that could have originated from the suspects in this incident. The three stolen radios were subsequently identified and taken off the Queen's radio system remotely, rendering them useless to the thieves.
July 4, 8:25 am: JDUC - A staff member called Campus Security to report that one of the panels in an office door was pushed out and access may have been gained. The Security Supervisor was informed and attended, confirming that the office had been broken into and that a cash box and key vault had been accessed. Kingston City Police were requested with Officers arriving at 09:00 am. Attending KPD Officers cleared the scene at 09:17 and the KPD Identification Unit arrived at 10:30 am. Both they and Security cleared the incident at 10:55 am. Security & Kingston City Police are currently investigating this incident.
(168 Kb 2 picture slideshow /S7)
There have been 26
theft and 23
Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property this year as of July
1st. There were 69
thefts & 34
B&Es in 1998
thefts & 34
B&Es in 1999.
See our Stats
link for more statistical information.
City Police have recovered some items in the past but had no way of identifying them as Queen's property. See "Protect Yourself Against Equipment Theft" in Safety Tips & Products.
July 25, 01:45 am: JDUC - While on mobile patrol, the Security Supervisor observed an intoxicated individual wandering around the north side of the JDUC on Clergy Street - Caucasian male, wearing a red jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black socks without shoes. The individual appeared very incoherent and Kingston City Police were requested to attend while Security spoke to the person. City Police arrived at 02:06 and transported the 53 year old male to City Detox.
July 9, 03:27 am: Dunning Hall - A custodial Supervisor reported finding an intoxicated male laying on the grass on the north side of the building. The Security Supervisor attended and was able to awaken the individual after a number of attempts. At 03:32, the Supervisor requested Kingston City Police be contacted because the person was so intoxicated he didn't not know his name or where he lived. Both Security and KPD cleared the incident at 03:43, with KPD transporting the individual to city Detox for the night.
Campus Security dealt with 125 incidents classified under "Suspicious Persons" this year as of July 1st. There were 201 in 1998 and 248 such incidents in 1999. Please contact Campus Security (533-6733) immediately in these situations. See our Stats link for additional statistical information.
July 23, 7:50 am: Campus - The Emergency Report Center was contacted by Kingston City Police who requested Security's assistance in locating a man with Down's Syndrome who had gone missing from Campus - last seen almost an hour and a half earlier. The Security Supervisor was informed and met up with investigating Officers and then a contact person who provided a picture of the missing individual. Security and KPD Officers searched Residences and Residence desk clerks were informed of the details and description. The search was called off at 8:20 am when the missing person walked in the front entrance of Gordon Brockington Hall and was returned to his worker.
July 20, 09:37 am: PhysEd Centre - The Emergency Report Center received a call that someone had been injured in a bicycle accident. After ensuring that an ambulance was not immediately required, the Security Supervisor was informed and attended immediately. The Security Supervisor met up with the injured party and was informed that the bicycle's front wheel fell off while going over a curb and he was thrown from the bike. Security locked the bicycle to a nearby bike rack and at 09:42 transported the individual to KGH Emergency for treatment of severe injuries to his face.
Campus Security responded to 34 Medical Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request/Death) calls this year as of July 1st - 69 such incidents in 1998 and 134 in 1999. Please see our Stats link for additional statistical information.
July 19, 7:09 pm: An Clachan Complex - Kingston Fire Department informed the ERC that they were responding to a fire alarm at buildings 6-12 in the Complex. The Security Supervisor responded and reported at 7:20 that a pull station had been maliciously activated in building 7. Security and KFD cleared the scene shortly afterwards.
UPDATE (Aug 14): VEHICLE FOUND
July 19, 9:15 am - McLaughlin Hall - A staff member contacted Campus Security to report that sometime within the past 48 hours the "Mini Baha" car, built and maintained by Engineering students, was removed from the Project Lab. Custodial staff had found the loading dock door on the west side of the building open the morning of the 18th. There were signs of forced entry or exit on the loading dock doors, and it is possible that the perpetrators pushed the vehicle right out of the elevated opening.
(51 Kb picture /S6) The vehicle in question is a 4 wheel, single passenger Dune Buggy with a 10hp Briggs and Stratton engine, bluish purple in colour with blue seat covers, and had 16" Spider ATV wheels and Gabriel shocks. It is labeled "#28" and has Queen's stickers on it.
Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact Campus Security at 533-6733 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
July 19, 03:49 am: Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol, the Security Supervisor observed two males in boxer shorts acting suspiciously near the corner of Division and William Streets. When she turned around to approach them, she saw that they were attempting to pick up a small parked car . They managed to lift the back end of the vehicle on to the sidewalk, but ran off when they saw the Security vehicle. approaching. At 07:15 that morning, the Supervisor noticed that the vehicle had been ticketed and contacted the Officer who agreed to take back the ticket due to the circumstances.
July 18, 3:38 pm: Miller Hall - A staff member phoned the Emergency Report Center and reported observing a male and female couple involved in a shoving match on the grass outside Miller Hall and that the woman was holding a baby. The Security Supervisor and Kingston City Police were informed to attend, with the Security Supervisor arriving on scene within 2 minutes. When the couple were approached, they stated that they were both fine and that Security should mind it's own business. The male then strapped the baby into a stroller (in a rough manner) and they began walking south on Arch street towards Stuart street. The Security Supervisor monitored their progress, as they turned east on Stuart St. towards City Park, and relayed their locations to Kingston Police dispatch. The couple ended up stopping in city park at a picnic table at 15:48 and City Police Officers arrived 2 minutes later. Both parties were questioned and denied any altercation, and the female reported that she did not want to press charges. Security and KPD cleared the scene at 4:06 pm after Officers gave the couple a warning and informing them that the Children's Aid Society would be informed of the incident.
July 18, 12:55 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A School of English student called to report that someone broke out the back window of his vehicle. The Security Supervisor met the student and was told that the car had been parked there since July 16, and that the perpetrator had stolen a pair of sunglasses. Security cleared this incident at 1:07 pm. (64 Kb picture /S8)
July 18, 11:07 am: PhysEd Center - A caller reported that the rear triangular window of his car was smashed sometime between 8:00 and 11:00 pm. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.
July 17, 11:46 pm: Underground Garage - The booth attendant reported that a car window had been smashed on the green level, but the car owner had already left by the time Security was informed.
July 13, 02:33 am: An Clachan Complex - A tenant called the Emergency Report Center and reported there were two teenagers trying to break into cars in the parking lot. The tenant had yelled at them and they ran off, last seen headed south on Sir John A MacDonald Blvd. The Security Supervisor was informed and responded, but the suspects were not located. Kingston City Police were informed at 02:35 and, after checking the lots for suspicious activity, Security cleared the incident at 02:42 am. The same tenant called back at 02:52, reporting noises from the parking lot, and Security responded again. The lots were checked without any signs of suspects, and Security cleared the scene at 03:01 am. At 09:30 am, Campus Security received a call from another tenant of An Clachan who reported someone had smashed the driver side window of his vehicle. Nothing appeared to missing except a package of cigarettes. At 3:55 pm, a tenant reported that her vehicle was entered the previous night but the only stolen items were some of the vehicle's documentation.
There have been 8 incidents recorded as "Theft from Vehicle" this year. If you have to leave valuables inside your vehicle, be sure to lock them in the trunk - never leave them where they can be seen from outside the vehicle.
July 18, 5:45 pm: Ellis Hall - While mobile patrol, the Security Supervisor observed three young males on bicycles circling Ellis Hall. She approached the group, who did not look like they were associated with the university or the hockey camp, and questioned them. The group became belligerent and refused to identify themselves so the Security Supervisor issued verbal Notices of Prohibition - banning them from campus - and the group was monitored until they left University property.
July 17, 10:10 pm: Campus - A custodial supervisor reported he had just observed four males on bikes checking out the bike racks on the south side of the Jock Harty Arena and the ones in front of Frost Wing. The Security Supervisor was informed and located the individuals on the south side of Ellis Hall. The group was approached, given verbal NOPs and told to leave University property. They continued to ride around Campus so Kingston City Police were requested to attend and attain identification from the suspects. The group was monitored until Police arrived at 10:43, at which time two of the suspects were positively identified and all were ordered off the property. Security and KPD cleared this incident at 11:28 pm.
Individual #1 - 5'9", green dress shirt, black pants, bald, olive skin. Riding a red and yellow newer model mountain Bike. Individual #2 - White male, muscular build, 5' 9", light brown short curly hair, black tear away pants, white T-shirt, dark bike (possible light colored goatee). Individual #3 - White, slim build, short dark curly hair, 6', black "Adidas" T-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, white bike. Individual #4 - White male, slim build, chin length greasy brown hair, glasses, light eyes, green T-shirt, jeans.
July 14, 7:01 pm: Mackintosh-Corry Hall - The
ERC received an intrusion alarm activation for an office area in MacCorry Hall,
and informed Security to attend. The Security Supervisor attended and
noted that an attempted Break and Enter had occurred - the Security Supervisor
and Patrol searched the area and had the ERC inform both Kingston City Police
and Queen's custodians, asking that they report any suspicious individuals seen
on Campus. A tradesman was also called in to repair damage to the alarmed
area's door. At 7:18, an additional room was found open with pry
marks on the door - KPD and a departmental contact were informed to
At 7:39 pm, a Custodial Supervisor reported two suspicious looking youths exited Mackintosh Corry Hall and headed towards Ban Righ Hall. One of the Security Supervisors searched for the individuals while the other met with the Custodial Supervisor to get a description. The Security Supervisor was able to locate the youths but they fled on bikes when they saw him. Security pursued the youths until approximately 7:50 pm, when they were lost in the vicinity of Montreal and Brock streets. However, one of the youths was recognized as having been previously issued an Notice of Prohibition, banning him from Queen's property, and Kingston City Police were contacted to have him charged with trespassing.
Unlike some incidents of Break and Enter, these two rooms were protected with alarm systems and solid doors. The alarm system enabled Campus Security to be notified and respond to the activity immediately, while the solid tamper-resistant doors prevented a "smash and grab" attempt by the perpetrators.
July 13, 9:37 pm: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm activation was indicated at the ERC - Security and KFD informed to attend. At 9:41 the Security Supervisor reported that a pull station was maliciously activated on the 6th floor just outside the elevator. Security and KFD reset the alarm system and cleared the scene shortly afterwards.
July 7, 10:17 pm: JDUC - A male caller reported that while he was using a public computer in the building, he noticed that a male using the computer next to him was looking at pornographic pictures. He also reported that the suspect was "making noises" and that he had a jacket spread out over his lap. The Security Supervisors were informed and attended the area immediately where they met up with the suspect. The Security Supervisors cleared this incident at 10:27 after the individual provided identification and was cautioned to refrain from acts of that nature in the future.
July 6, 10:25 pm: West Campus - The Security Supervisor, while on mobile patrol to West Campus, observed an apparently mentally challenged male attempting to hitchhike and requested Kingston City Police attend when the individual began walking into traffic. The Security Supervisor kept the individual under observation until City Police arrived at 10:59 pm.
July 6, 9:08 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a report that a mailbox had been vandalized in the building. The Security Supervisor and a KPD Officer (already on campus to deal with a B&E) attended and determined that someone had severely damaged the mailbox outside an office in an attempt to break through and gain access to the office behind it. Although considerable damage was done, it was apparent that entry was not gained and there was nothing missing from the room. Campus Security was later informed that staff had noticed the damage the previous day but didn't report it to anyone.
There were 64 incidents classified as Mischief (both Queen's and "Other" property) this year, as of July 1st. There were 75 such incidents in 1998, and 82 in 1999. See our Stats link for more statistical information.
July 4, 10:44 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant contacted the Emergency Report Center to report he had just returned from a trip and noticed that his window frame was bent by someone attempting to break into his apartment. Although it did not appear access was gained, a Security Patrol was in the complex and attended. They confirmed the damage to the window and was advised to inform Kingston City Police. The Patrol cleared the incident at 10:59 pm.
July 3, 00:08 am: Campus- A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.
July 1, 04:32 am: Campus- similar incident as above.
There has been an increase in thefts, break-ins and attempted break-ins on campus. When leaving a room at the end of the day please ensure that the doors and windows are locked and secured and that all alarms are armed. There have been 45 alarmed areas reported found unarmed as of July 1st, and there were 83 in 1999.
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