March 2001

March 31, 8:10 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported that her backpack was stolen from the line at the Ban Righ Hall cafeteria approximately 15 minutes previous.  It is a grey "GAP" backpack with running shoes, workout gear, and two library books inside.  The Security Supervisors and Patrol were informed but the backpack was not found.

March 29, 10:00 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A caller reported that she suspects her wallet was stolen from the cafeteria the previous day.  It is a large navy blue purse wallet.

March 26, 2:08 pm: Clark Hall - A student reported his backpack turned up missing, and likely stolen, from a lounge on March 16.  It is a green "Jack wolf skin" over the shoulder briefcase type pack.

March 17, 10:10 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A staff member reported that her wallet was stolen from her office sometime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm the previous day.  At 5:00 pm a custodian reported finding the wallet in a men's washroom - it contained all of her identification but the cash was missing.

March 16, 10:45 pm: Old Medical Building - Staff reported a maroon colour wallet was stolen from an office sometime between noon and 3:30 pm that day.  A suspicious person was seen in that area around noon and was described as a 17 or 18 year old male, with dark hair and a slim build and wearing jeans and a black & white shirt.

March 15, 11:48 am: Clark Hall - The ERC received a call from Book Store staff reporting an individual fitting the description of a suspect in previous bookbag thefts, who subsequently sold stolen textbooks at the store, is currently in the building and attempting to sell more textbooks.  The Security Manager, and soon afterwards the Security Director, responded to the scene and found the suspect at the counter just beginning to leave. The Security Manager identified himself to the suspect and requested he stop to talk with him.  The suspect indicated compliance with the request but continued to walk towards the northeast exit doors where Security blocked his path.  At that point, the individual he threw down the textbooks he was carrying and bolted out the northwest doors heading east.  The Security Manager pursued the suspect while details were provided to the ERC by the Security Director and Kingston City Police were contacted to attend.  Security pursued the suspect to Clergy Street near Earl Street where the chase was terminated when the suspect was lost.  Kingston City Police were updated and their IDENT Unit contacted for possible fingerprinting of the dropped textbooks that were subsequently taken to the Security Office.  

At 12:19 pm, a student called to report her bookbag had been stolen within the hour and it was determined that one of the recovered textbooks belonged to her.  She agreed that Security could keep it for a short time for possible fingerprinting and passed a description of her still missing backpack.  It is a red Mountain CoOp bag containing her wallet w. ID, a pair of glasses, a day planner,  two Biology manuals, a black clipboard, and some other items She later attended the Security Office to positively ID the textbook and to cancel a credit card that was in her stolen wallet.

At 1:49 pm, a second student attended the Security Office to report his bookbag was stolen from the Ban Righ Cafeteria area.  It contained two textbooks that were identified to be the remaining two recovered from the suspect.  He agreed to leave them at the Security Office for KPD fingerprinting and reported that the black Spalding bag that was taken also contained a silver, Panasonic Personal CD Player.

The suspect in this incident is described as a being a young (15-17 yrs) Caucasian male, with a very thin build, ~5'5"-5'7" tall, dirty blond brush cut hair, and had a lot of facial pimples. He was wearing a charcoal grey 3/4 length jacket with a low, light gray horizontal stripe, dark ball cap facing forwards, blue jeans, and dark colour running shoes.

March 12, 10:03 am: Clark Hall - Campus Book Store staff reported a knapsack in the bookstore that had been there since the previous weekend.  Security took possession of the backpack but had no prior reports of stolen backpacks that matched the description and nothing to identify the owner.  It is a purple, 'Tundra' brand backpack and contains a note book with music class notes, a Frank Sinatra CD and some articles of clothing

March 10, 6:19 pm: JDUC - A caller reported her green Mountain Coop bag was stolen while it was left unattended along with a text book, swimming equipment and her wallet.

March 10, 5:25 pm: Policy Studies Building - A caller reported finding a backpack and Security attended to take possession of it.  It was determined that the bookbag belonged to one student while the contents belonged to another.  Both students were contacted and picked up their property soon afterwards, stating that their backpacks had been stolen from the Ban Righ Hall cafeteria area earlier in the day between noon and 1pm.  A total of three textbooks were stolen from the students' backpacks and Security determined the next work day that the books had been sold to the Clark Hall Bookstore. All three books were returned to the students.

March 6, 10:38 am: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported that her backpack was stolen sometime between 8:00pm and 8:20pm the previous evening.  It was a purple and black knapsack with "Nissan" written on the front and it contained library books and shoes.

March 5, 5:27 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported that his blue (with black trim) "North face" ski jacket and his wallet were stolen. The library's Commissionaire and Kingston City Police were also informed.

All members of the Queen's community are advised to keep doors locked when not in their office, rooms or homes. Please do not leave personal items unattended, even for a brief time. There were 109 reported incidents of thefts under $5000 (not involving Queen's property) in 2000. There were 206 such incidents in 1998 and 276 in 1999. Read the "July 6, 1999" Alerts posting for some precautions you should take to protect your belongings. 


March 31, 10:22 pm: Underground Garage - The Parking attendant contacted the ERC to report he was speaking with an older gentleman who could not find his car in the garage and believed it may have been stolen. A description of the vehicle was provided and the Security Supervisor attended to provide assistance.  A quick search of the garage enabled Security to find the car and directed the owner to its location, and they cleared the scene at 10:34 pm.


March 30, 7:02 pm: JDUC - A caller reported an individual who was having trouble breathing near the food court and requested Queen's First Aid attend.  Both the Security Supervisor and QFA were informed and arrived within a few minutes.  QFA administered oxygen to the individual until she felt better and then Security transported both QFA and the student to Hotel Dieu Hospital for assessment.

March 30. 4:40 pm: Waldron Tower - The Residence desk clerk reported an intoxicated individual in the area who cannot stand up.  The Security Supervisor was informed to attend and soon afterwards an ambulance was requested to attend as well.  Paramedics arrived shortly and transported the student to KGH at 5:12 pm. Ambulance transported him to KGH for further examination.

March 29, 00:46 am: JDUC - The Emergency Report Center received a call from an AMS Constable at Alfie's Pub who requested assistance for a patron who was intoxicated and vomiting in a washroom. After being presented with some options, the caller reported that the individual was requesting ambulance so both Regional Ambulance dispatch and the Security Supervisor were informed to attend.  A Security Patrol was stationed outside the pub to meet the ambulance and paramedics arrived on scene at 1:05 am.  After some assessment it was decided that the student was well enough to be transported by cab to his home with a friend. Security and paramedics cleared this incident at 1:23 am.

March 24, 11:15 pm: JDUC - An AMS Constable at Alfie's Pub requested Security assist with a female patron who is very intoxicated.  The Security Supervisor was notified and met up with both the Constable and the patron in question.  She was transported with a friend to their residence where they were met by Residence staff who agreed to keep an eye on her for the night.

March 24, 1:45 am: Jean Royce Hall - The Residence desk clerk called the ERC to report there was an intoxicated student in the lobby unable to return to her room unassisted, and requested Security attend.  The Security Supervisor was informed and arrived on scene to find the student laying on the floor near the front desk with a pool of vomit near her head. She was conscious and coherent and the Security Supervisor and a Security Patrol escorted her to her room and arranged for one of her friends to watch her for the rest of the night.  Security cleared the scene at 1:54 am.

March 23, 2:21 pm: Nicol Hall - A staff member called the ERC to request an ambulance attend for a student who suffered a leg injury.  Regional Ambulance and Security were informed to attend with Security arriving within 2 minutes and paramedics on scene at 2:27.  The injured student, who had his leg pierced by a small piece of metal that flew off a larger piece that he'd been hammering, was taken to KGH Emergency at 2:34 pm.

March 16, 12:05 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a call requesting an ambulance for an individual suffering chest pain.  Both Security and Regional Ambulance were informed with paramedics arriving at 12:13 and then transporting the patient to hospital at 12:42 pm.

March 15, 8:38 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The ERC received a request for an ambulance to attend the residence for a student who had a bleeding gash on his head. The Security Supervisors and Regional Ambulance were informed to attend with Security on scene at 8:45 and paramedics at 8:51 pm.  The student, injured during an altercation with another resident, was transported to hospital for assessment and then released at 10:00 pm.  Security took statements about the earlier altercation and cleared the incident at 00:17 am.

March 15, 11:10 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - Cafeteria staff requested an ambulance attend for another staff member experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath.  The Security Supervisor, Regional Ambulance, and Queen's First Aid were all informed to attend.  QFA were already in the area and met with the Security Supervisor to assess the individual and paramedics arrived at 11:23.  QFA cleared the scene at 11:35 and the person was transported to KGH by ambulance at 11:39 am.

March 14, 11:00 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a call on an emergency phone from a male reporting that an individual had fallen near the south entrance to MacCorry Hall and may need an ambulance, although he was conscious and sitting up at the time.  Simultaneously the ERC was contacted by Regional Ambulance dispatch who reported they were enroute to that location and requesting directions.  The Security Supervisor was dispatched and met with the individual in question, a high school student on Campus for a tour, and was told that the student had fainted briefly and hit his head on the pavement when he fell.  Paramedics arrived on scene at 11:11 and took the student to KGH for observation at 11:16 am.  Student Recruitment staff were already on scene and informed his family and group about the incident.

March 14, 1:13 am: Victoria Hall - Residence staff reported there was a very intoxicated student who might require medical attention.  The Security Supervisor attended and determined that the student was stable at that time and arranged for another student to keep an eye on him for the remainder of the night, clearing the incident at 1:27 am.  At 2:01 am Security was called again by Residence staff who were concerned about the same student, now beginning to lapse in and out of consciousness. The Security Supervisor attended again and, after speaking to the student until almost 2:30 am, arranged with his consent to transport him to the city DETOX with a friend, where he remained for the night.

March 10, 8:58 pm: Jock Hardy Arena - PhysEd staff requested an ambulance attend for a Toronto hockey team member who  suffered a neck injury during a game.  Regional Ambulance was called and arrived at 9:04 and transporting the player to KGH at 9:24 pm.

March 8, 11:52 pm: JDUC - A Student Constable called Security to report there was a intoxicated and ill student in a woman's washroom who required assistance. Security and Queen's First Aid attended and assessed the student.  She was able to provide the name of a friend in Alfie's Pub who was located and then escorted the student to her home.  Security cleared this incident at 00:55 am.

March 8, 8:26 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A call was placed to the ERC reporting a student in the cafeteria who was falling in and out of consciousness and requested an ambulance be called.  Security, Regional ambulance and KFD were called to attend, with Security arriving first, KFD at 8:34 and paramedics at 8:37 pm.  The student was conscious when they arrived but would not provide information required for assessment and refused transportation to hospital.  KFD and paramedics subsequently cleared the scene after cautioning that someone should watch over him for a few hours to ensure he was okay.  Since no one could be found to stay with him, Security staff kept him under observation for a couple of hours and then escorted him back to his room.  A Residence don was informed of the situation and checked on the student later in the evening.

March 8, 5:58 pm: Harrison LeCaine Hall - The ERC received a call reporting a female student experiencing severe chest pains - both Regional ambulance and Security were informed to attend and arrived minutes later.  Although the chest pains had subsided, she was taken to hospital by ambulance for assessment and Security transported a Residence don and a friend to hospital to meet with her.  The student was released from hospital later that evening.

March 8, 5:26 pm: Kathleen Ryan Hall - A caller requested an ambulance be called for a woman who began feeling very faint while at a social function.  Regional ambulance dispatch and security were informed to attend with Security arriving soon afterwards and reporting paramedics on scene at 5:40 pm and clear at 5:58 pm.

March 6, 10:32 am: Morris Hall - A Residence Don called the Emergency Report Centre to request an ambulance attend for a student who had scalded her legs with hot water.  Regional Ambulance, the Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid were informed to attend.  Security reported paramedics pulling up to the Residence at 10:36 with QFA arriving less than a minute afterwards.  10 minutes later, Security reported that the student had suffered 2nd degree burns from hot water from a kettle and she was being given morphine before transportation to hospital.  The student was taken to Kingston General Hospital by ambulance at 11:04 while Security provided transportation for a friend of the student.  At 1:00 pm, the injured student and friend reported they were finished at the hospital and the Security Supervisor transported them from there back to Morris Hall.  

March 4, 11:03 pm: Jock Harty Arena - Queen's First Aid contacted the ERC to request security attend with an oxygen mask for a player who had been impaled by a hockey stick. Security was informed to attend and QFA then requested that paramedics be called as well. The Security Supervisor arrived on scene with the oxygen and QFA administered it to a player who had a broken hockey stick impaled into the front of his right inner thigh and exiting the rear of the thigh.  Two of the player's teammates held the shaft of the stick immobile until paramedics arrived and cut the bulk of the stick off with a hacksaw before transporting him to hospital.  The referee in the game reported that the stick broke in an accidental collision between two players.  Security and QFA cleared the scene at 11:56 pm and the appropriate University contact people were informed.

March 2, 2:28 pm: Stauffer Library - Library staff reported a student complaining of severe stomach cramps in the library, requesting Queen's First Aid attend to assess her.  Both the Security Supervisor and QFA were dispatched and Security later provided transportation for the ill student to her home near Campus, clearing the incident at 2:49 pm.

Campus Security responded to 116 Medical Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request/Death) calls in 2000 - 69 such incidents in 1998 and 134 in 1999. Please see our Stats link for additional statistical information.


March 30, 00:09 am: Campus - The ERC received a call reporting there was a four-door, black, Neon car driving around campus throwing eggs at people. The Security Supervisors and Patrol were informed but the vehicle was not spotted again that night.

Campus Security received a number of reports of eggs or other objects being thrown at people from cars throughout the year, including one in July of 2000 where a student was considerable bruised in the attack.  Other incidents were reported in February, March, April, June and October of 2000. 


March 29, 6:56 pm: Carruthers Hall - A staff member reported that a laptop computer was stolen from an office area within the previous hour.  Upon discovering the theft, the staff member and coworkers searched the building, finding no likely suspects, and then contacted Security.  He was advised to file a report with Kingston City Police and the Security Supervisor searched the area but likewise found no suspects.

March 20, 4:30 pm: Nicol Hall - Staff reported a laptop was stolen from an office that was left open and unattended for a short while.  It is a Sony model VIAO Notebook computer.

March 20, 11:10 am: Abramsky Hall - Staff report a CDR-W (CD burner) was stolen out of a computer sometime over the previous few days. In this incident, the perpetrator apparently removed the case, took out the CDR-W, and then replaced the case.  It is a HP 8250 CDR-W, serial# 025184225957.

March 13, 2:31 pm: McArthur Hall - Staff report that 2 laser printer ink cartridges and some hanging file folders (all in a "Grand & Toy" box) were stolen from a cart on the 1st floor where they were left unattended for about 30 seconds.  Security attended to take a report and a subsequent search of the building and grounds were unsuccessful in locating the stolen items.

March 11, 8:20 am: Biosciences Complex - The ERC received a call from Cafeteria staff reporting one of their coolers had been broken into sometime during the previous night.  The Security Supervisor attended and took a report; later reattending when it was determined that the door to the cafeteria had also been damaged during the break in.  Kingston City Police were informed of the incident and attended that day to investigate.

March 6, 4:34 pm: Campus - The ERC received a report that a black,Toshiba laptop computer was stolen from the ASUS core on University Avenue.  The Security Supervisor met up with the caller and was told that at some point between 3:55 and 4:10pm, it appeared a person entered through the building's front door, picked up the laptop from an unlocked ground floor office, and then walked out the back door.  Kingston City Police were informed and attended at 4:59 - completing their investigation at 5:23pm and clearing the scene along with Security.  A witness reported seeing a suspicious male enter the building at around 4:00, describing him as a ~20 year old male, approximately 5'10" with a lanky build, and had a thin face with an olive complexion.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark colour ski or leather jacket, tight faded jeans, running shoes, a dark ballcap, and round frame prescription glasses.

There have been 45 theft and 44 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in 2000. There were 69 thefts & 34 B&Es in 1998 and 104 thefts & 34 B&Es in 1999. See our Stats link for more statistical information.
Note: 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.
 


March 29, 6:36 pm: Richardson Hall - A staff member reported seeing a suspicious male looking in offices.  When approached, the individual declined assistance twice and when pressed stated that he was looking for someone, and hesitantly providing a name for the person. The individual then left the building and the staff member contacted Security.  The Security Supervisor attended and search the nearby buildings and vicinity without locating the individual.  A search was performed for the name of the person the suspect said he was looking for, and there were no students, staff, or faculty indicated by that name.  The individual is described as being ~6' tall with a stocky build, wearing blue jeans, a bomber jacket and a ball cap. He also had a green knapsack that appeared to be empty.

March 28, 5:51 pm: Biosciences Complex - A caller reported a suspicious male walking around the building, claiming to be looking for a friend.  When asked, the suspect had some difficulty providing a name for the friend he was looking for and quickly left the area.  The Security Supervisor and Patrol checked the area for the suspect and observed him walking off University property apparently empty-handed.

March 27, 6:20 pm: Biosciences Complex - A caller reported discovering a suspicious male looking through some cupboards in a loading dock area. When confronted, the male reported he was lost and trying to find his way out of the building, but couldn't provide the name of the building he was supposedly looking for on Campus.  The suspect had already walked off by the time Security was informed of the incident and a subsequent search of the area was unsuccessful in locating him.

The suspect in both these incidents was described as being a large Caucasian male (~6' in height and approx 230 lbs), unshaven with dark hair and was wearing a dark blue fleece, jeans, and a ball cap or hat.

March 23, 4:16 pm: Clark Hall - Bookstore staff contacted the Emergency Report Center to determine whether Security had received any reports of backpack or textbook thefts as two suspicious males had just tried to sell a number of Nursing textbooks about 15 minutes previous.  No reports had been received (and none were forthcoming in the next few days) and a description of the two suspects, both in their 40s, was provided to Campus Security.

March 20, 00:19 am: Goodwin Hall - The ERC received a report that an individual previous banned from Campus (issued a Notice of Prohibition) was in a second floor classroom in the building.  The Security Supervisor attended and requested Kingston City Police be called to file Trespass charges.  The individual unsuccessfully attempted to elude Security and was stopped at 00:23 am when City Police Officers arrived on scene.  The individual was arrested, with some resistance, and taken into Police custody at 00:49 am.

March 14, 11:22 am: Underground Garage - KGH Security contacted the ERC to report someone had informed them of 2 or 3 male individuals in the underground garage carrying "hammers and cameras" - no other details available.  The Parking Department and the Security Supervisor, on scene at a medical assistance incident, were informed of the call.  At 11:22 the Security Supervisor and Parking staff reported clear of the scene and that the individuals in question were a group of engineering students doing a structural report on the garage for a project.

March 13, 6:00 pm: Biosciences Complex - A Security Patrol reported spotting a suspicious male at a distance who was entering the building carrying a computer keyboard box.  The Security Supervisor instructed them to monitor the west and east sides of the building until she arrived at which time they conducted a search of the building.  Security met up with the building custodian, initially to provide details about the individual, and realized that the custodian was in fact the person they were looking for and that the keyboard and mouse belonged to him.

March 10, 7:15 pm: Stirling Hall - A student reported she had been walking from Chown Hall to McNeil House when she noticed a nearby man intentionally slow down to walk close to her and then reached out towards the student.  No contact was made and the suspect did not follow when she ran from him.  The Security Supervisor and Patrol were informed of the incident but were unable to locate the suspect when the area was searched.  The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s or 40s, with medium build and height, and short brown hair. At the time of this incident he was wearing faded blue jeans and a maroon colour jacket.

March 1, 7:40 pm: JDUC - The ERC received a report of a suspicious male propping open doors with stones over the past half hour.  The caller removed some of the stones and then called Security.  The suspect was described as an Asian male, approximately 23 years old, wearing jeans and a long dark blue trench coat with a hood, and was carrying a black backpack with bright orange lettering.  The Security Supervisors attended but were unable to locate the suspect.

Campus Security dealt with 210 incidents classified under "Suspicious Persons" in 2000. There were 201 such incidents in 1998 and 248 in 1999. Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately in these situations.  


March 27, 10:55 pm: Stauffer Library - A caller reported that someone stole all the hubcaps off her car while it was parked on the north side of the library, sometime between 7:30 and 10:30 that evening.


March 27, 6:35 pm: Walter Light Hall - A student reported that his bike was stolen sometime between 3:30 and 5:30 pm that day. The bike, teal coloured with "Precision" written on the main bar, was locked to a parking meter and the thief likely just lifted the bike up over the meter and rode off.

Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. There were 36 bikes/parts reported stolen in 2000.
If you view suspicious persons or activity around a bicycle rack, or a locked bicycle elsewhere, please contact Campus Security right away. 
If you discover your bike is missing, contact Campus Security and Kingston Police as soon as possible. Also consider registering your bike with Queen's Campus Security using our on-line registration form.


March 27, 9:53 am: Victoria School - The Queen's Parking department requested Security meet with their staff in the Victoria School parking lot where they are towing a vehicle with a fraudulent permit.  The Security Supervisor attended to record information and the car, displaying a photocopied parking permit, was towed from the scene. Security cleared the scene at 10:10 am.

March 7,  2:30 pm: Victoria School - The Parking Department contacted Security to report one of their staff located a vehicle with a stolen parking permit in the MacCorry parking lot.  The vehicle was towed from Campus and the owner later called Security at around 3:30 pm to report his car missing.  That evening the owner attended the Security office and handed over the parking permit which was forwarded to the Parking department.


March 27, 2:58 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm was received at the ERC and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  The active zone, the 5th floor of A wing, was determined at 3:01 and it was soon reported that the alarm was caused by baby powder spread around the floor with some of the dust getting into a detector. Security and KFD reset the system and cleared at 3:16 am.

March 24, 1:57 pm: Jean Royce Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated in the ERC and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  Both were on scene at 2:02 and determined a few minutes later that the cause of the alarm was a maliciously activated pull station.  KFD cleared the scene at 2:13 and Security cleared at 2:30 am.

March 19, 8:01 am: Jean Royce Hall - The Emergency Report Center received a Fire Alarm indication for Jean Royce Hall and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  The fire system was reset by Security at 8:11 and KFD cleared the scene at 8:24 am.  The cause of the alarm was determined to be a maliciously activated pull station on the third floor of Royce House.

March 18, 00:15 am: Student Housing Area - An off-duty ERC Operator called to report there was a couch smoldering on a lawn near the corner of Aberdeen & Earl Streets.  The Security Supervisor and KFD were informed and attended, with Security dousing the smoking couch just prior to KFD arriving.

March 10, 10:55 pm: Student Housing Area - Kingston Fire Department reported they were responding to a fire at an apartment in a Queen's owned home on the 100 block of Barrie Street, requesting Campus Security meet with them.  KFD reported that there were no tenants in the apartment when they arrived to find the house filled with smoke so they had to use force to gain entry.  Security arrived on scene at 11:00 and it was determined shortly afterwards that the smoke was caused by a pot of soup left cooking on the stove.  The smoke and door frame damage was minimal, and a tenant eventually showed up and spoke to an Apartment & Housing contact person who had been informed earlier by the ERC to attend.  


March 25, 1:53 am: McNeill House - An off-duty Patrol Officer reported that it appeared someone may have set off a smoke bomb in the entrance to the Residence.  It was confirmed that there was no fire and the Security Supervisor was informed to attend. Two minutes later the Security Supervisor reported that someone had actually set off a fire extinguisher in the entrance, and requested that a custodian attend for clean up and propped the exterior door to ventilate the area.

March 22, 11:59 pm: Ellis Hall - A Security Patrol, while doing a routine building check, reported that someone had defecated in the elevator and then tracked the  feces down the second floor corridor and into to the computer room.  The area was unoccupied and custodial services attended to clean up.

March 2, 9:45 pm: Ellis Hall - A custodian contacted the ERC to report he'd just come upon two teenagers who were trying to break into a coin operated photocopier.  The Security Supervisor attended and it was determined that although the coin dispenser had been pried open, most or all of the contents were still inside.  Security moved the photocopier inside a nearby secured classroom and a building contact was informed of the damage to have repairs done. The suspects were described as being high school age Caucasian males, both wearing baggy clothes.

There were 119 incidents classified as Mischief (both Queen's and "Other" property) in 2000.  There were 75 such incidents in 1998, and 82 in 1999. See our Stats link for more statistical information.


March 20, 8:14 pm: Leonard Hall - A student reported observing a scuffle between a male and female near the Residence.  The Security Supervisor was informed and dispatched to the scene, soon meeting up with the two individuals involved who reported they were fine and declined any assistance.  The area was monitored until the couple were seen entering Leonard Hall.


March 20, 8:55 pm: Stirling Hall - A student reported that his bike, locked to the west entrance bike racks, was smashed and the lock was rendered inoperable.  The caller was referred to the Parking Department to have his lock removed by their staff.

March 8, 1:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported that her bike was stolen sometime between 11pm and 9:30am the previous night from the porch area of her house on Collingwood Street.  It is a dark blue mountain bike with a black zippered bag on the back along with a bent rear reflector.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. There were 36 bikes/parts reported stolen in 2000.
If you view suspicious persons or activity around a bicycle rack, or a locked bicycle elsewhere, please contact Campus Security right away. 
If you discover your bike is missing, contact Campus Security and Kingston Police as soon as possible. Also consider registering your bike with Queen's Campus Security using our on-line registration form.


March 19, 9:45 pm: Quinte Thousand Islands Lodge - Staff at the Cancer Lodge report that a car was broken into or vandalized while parked out front.  The Security Supervisor attended and met up with the owner of the vehicle, who was there to accompany a patient to the Lodge for treatment, and was informed that the front windshield was broken sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 pm and a company phone stolen.

There were 19 incidents recorded as "Theft from Vehicle" in 2000. 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.


March 19, 4:11 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.

March 17, 00:18 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.

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 were 63 alarmed areas reported found unarmed in 2000 and 83 in 1999.


March 17, 00:05 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of Campus on Lower Albert Street, the Security Supervisors observed a male individual run and skip towards King Street and then cross the street without looking to see oncoming traffic.  Before he could be stopped he ran into Morris Hall, appeared to be met by a friend and disappeared inside.  Security reattended the scene 5 minutes later and saw the same individual running across King Street and towards the lake.  Concerned that the apparently intoxicated male might be hit by traffic or try to run out onto the lake ice, Kingston City Police were informed to attend.  Soon afterwards, Security observed five males - including an off-duty paramedic - chase the individual across King Street and eventually catch him.  When approached, the individual and his friends stated that everything was okay but that the individual had consumed a lot of alcohol that night.  They returned to Morris Hall after Kingston City Police arrived and recorded information about the incident.


March 16, 5:42 am: Student Housing Area - A student living in a Queen's owned house on the 300 block of Earl Street called the ERC to report a very strong indescribable smell inside their house.  The Security Supervisors attended and decided that, although there was skunk smell outside the house, the smell inside was much stronger and could be masking something else, mentioning that the house is heated by natural gas and that the gas meter was making a strange sound.  As a precaution, KFD was informed and asked to attend with equipment to determine whether there was indeed a natural gas leak.  KFD arrived and checked the house thoroughly, determining soon after that the smell inside was likely a combination of the skink scent and garlic..  Security & KFD cleared the scene at 05:55.


March 10, 9:10 pm: Leonard Hall - A Residence staff member reported there were 5 individuals, 3 male and 2 female, on the Leonard Field who were drinking beer and stated they were going to "streak" around Campus later in the evening.  The Security Supervisor was informed and checked out the vicinity but was unable to locate the individuals.  Both Security Patrols were informed of the information and extra checks of the area were made during that evening.


March 10, 2:09 pm: McArthur Hall - A caller reported that her car had been damaged in the building parking lot sometime within the previous 20 minutes. The Security Supervisor attended to take a report and observed that the vehicle had a dent in the front quarter of the driver's side.  Security cleared this incident at 2:22 pm. 


March 9, 6:32 pm: Leonard Hall - Cafeteria staff called the ERC and reported they had a student with them who had been involved in some suspicious activity.  The Security Supervisor attended and was informed that a Marriott staff member had observed two males enter a restricted stores room in the cafeteria that contained toxic chemicals and stereo equipment.  When the staff member entered the room she saw that one of the individuals had turned off the stereo while the second was found hiding in a corner - they stated they entered the room because they wanted to know what was inside..  Both suspects ran out of the room when she left to get the manager but one was caught and detained until Security arrived.


March 9, 10:38 am: Botterell Hall - The ERC received a call from University staff reporting a strong odour of chloroform in the east stairwell of the building between the 5th and 7th floors.  The Security Supervisor was dispatched and messages were left at the University's Environmental Health & Safety Department and to the building's contact person.  At 10:43 the Security Supervisor reported she was on scene with both an EH&S staff person and the building contact who were already aware of the incident and were involved in cleaning up a small ether spill on the 5th floor.  Security cleared the scene soon afterwards.

March 5, 8:44 am: Biosciences Complex - A grad student contacted the ERC to report a strong natural gas smell on the 4th floor.  The caller was requested to activate a pull station to evacuate the building and both Security & KFD were dispatched to the scene.  The Security Supervisor met with the caller and entered the 4th floor area at 8:48 and were soon informed by a Prof that the construction site on the north side of the building was the source of the natural gas.  KFD arrived at approximately 8:53 and were informed by a Physical Plant tradesman that he had shut off the natural gas supply from outside the building.  The leak was caused when a contractor nicked a pipe, allowing gas to leak out.  The pull station and fire system were reset and Security cleared the scene just after 9:00 am.


March 6, 9:27 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - Food Services staff reported finding a high quality counterfeit $10 bill that was passed the previous day at the MacCorry cafeteria. The Security Supervisor attended and took possession of the bill which was then delivered to Kingston City Police. 

You can learn how to detect a counterfeit or genuine bill by knowing the various security features found on Canadian bank notes. 
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From the Bank of Canada website


March 5, 8:31 pm: Victoria School - The ERC received a request from Kingston City Police that Security meet them at the Victoria School Building where they are responding to a report from someone who heard breaking glass and saw a flashlight being used on the second floor.  The Security Supervisors met up with Officers and it was soon determined that the noise and light were caused by a contractor working in the building. Security and KPD cleared at 9:48 pm. 


March 3, 04:19 am: Campus - The Security Supervisor, while on mobile patrol of the Campus near Ellis Hall, spotted an individual carrying a folding chair and another carrying a "Queen's Crescent" street sign.  When she stopped to question them, the individual with the chair dropped it and fled the scene while the other individual stayed and handed over the sign.  He claimed to have found the sign but refused to give his name to Security, only identifying himself as a Queen's student.  After being reminded of the Queen's Code of Conduct directive regarding cooperation with an agent of the University [Section 10.01 A.M.S. Judicial Committee, (ii)], the student asked what would be done with his name if he provided it.  He was told that an incident report would be written up and his name would be given to the AMS Judicial Committee for review, but he continued to be uncooperative so Kingston City Police were requested to attend to get the information.  After about 10 minutes, the student relented and provided ID to the Supervisor and the request for KPD was cancelled.  However a KPD Officer arrived on scene shortly afterwards, took possession of the sign, and brought the student to his cruiser to discuss the matter. Security cleared this incident at approximately 4:45 am.


March 1, 11:45 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living near the 100 block of Division Street reported he arrived home about 10 minutes earlier and found an individual inside his house in the process of stealing his VCR and CDs.  The suspect apparently took off empty handed and a subsequent search of the house revealed that no property was missing.  The suspect was described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 6' tall with a slim build and short dark hair.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark ski jacket with black patches. 


- Locations, Information and a Picture of most Campus Buildings can be found on the
Queen's Admissions Tour Page
- Quicktime "3D" Panoramas and Pictures for some Campus Buildings can be viewed on the 
"Virtual Tour Kingston" website
- City Maps used on the Incident of Interest pages were sourced from the
411.CA website

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