Click here to see a map of Queen's Campus with locations, information and pictures for most University buildingsJuly 2001 
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Lab burner that started fire in Frost WingJuly 31, 7:20 pm: Frost Wing - A Security Patrol was doing a routine building check when they noticed a burning smell coming from one of the labs and, upon closer inspection, reported to the Security Supervisor that smoke could be observed.  After determining that the room was unoccupied, the Patrol activated the fire alarm and exited the building.  The Kingston Fire Department was informed and arrived on scene within four minutes, soon extinguishing a smoldering rag that had been ignited by a burner left on and unattended.  KFD used "positive pressure" fans to blow the smoke out of the building while the Emergency Report Center contacted various University staff who attended to investigate the incident. Security cleared the scene at 8:48 pm.
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of lab burner that started fire in Frost Wing (S9) 


July 31, 2:38 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 21, 02:12 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

July 21, 01:21 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

July 21, 00:24 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

July 20, 04:31 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

July 16, 02:32 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

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 33 alarmed areas found unarmed in 2001 as of July 1.  There were 63 in 2000 and 83 in 1999.


Door kicked in at University Club B&EJuly 30, 7:38: University Club - Staff reported that a break and enter had occurred sometime overnight in the club, and requested Security attend.  The Security Supervisor  met up with the caller and requested Kingston City Police be contacted as well, reporting that it appeared some liquor and money may be missing.  It was observed that access had likely been gained through a window that had its screen and part of the frame removed.  Additionally, some cupboards had been ripped off the hinges, a number of locks broken, a door was found pried open and another door kicked in.  The area was taped off and the Kingston City Police IDENT unit attended after their Officers did a preliminary check of the building.  The building alarm system, not monitored by Campus Security, was checked by the alarm monitoring company and Physical Plant Services attended to repair the damage.  Information about individual(s) and a vehicle seen in the area that night were provided to investigating KPD Officers by Campus Security staff. 
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of door kicked in at University Club B&E (S8) 

July 27, 1:32 pm: Humphrey Hall - Campus Security was informed that a University owned black, Hitachi VM-E310A camcorder was stolen from a lab sometime between July 26 and 28.

Stolen Ceiling Projector LocationJuly 20, 11:53: Jeffrey Hall - Information Technology staff reported that a ceiling digital projector had been noticed missing and presumed stolen.  It is an NEC-MT1040 digital projector - serial# 04000959m. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
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of stolen ceiling projector's location (S4/S8) 

July 17, 2:03 pm: JDUC - Building staff reported that a Performing Arts display case just inside the main entrance was broken into with 2 multi-color martini glasses and 4 CDs stolen from inside. One of the CDs was reported to be a music CD of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  

July 15, 7:45 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A custodian contacted the ERC to report a Food Services area had been broken into.  Security responded and determined that although a small gate had been forced open it did not appear that anything else had been damaged or that anything had been stolen.  Area contact staff were informed of the incident and a Physical Plant Services tradesperson was called in to effect repairs.

July 5, 11:30 am: Goodwin Hall - University staff reported a "web camera" had been stolen off a laptop computer at some point between June 5 and June 10.  It is a Canon PS S100 camera - serial# ACA249187.

There have been 32 theft and 12 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in 2001 as of July 1st.  There were 45 theft and 44 B&E incidents in 2000  and 104 theft & 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.
 


July 29, 9:45 pm: Dupuis Hall - A caller reported that her bike was stolen from the west side bicycle racks sometime between 8:00 pm and 9:45 pm that evening.  It was described as being a blue CCM mountain bike with dual suspension in the front, an odometer, with a ripped seat and grips.

Flash Animation of events - requires Flash v.4 or better July 24, 11:15 pm: West Campus - While enroute to pick up a Security Patrol at the An Clachan Complex, the Security Supervisor noticed one or two individuals by the bike racks on the east side of McArthur Hall.  As the meridian in the road prevented closer investigation, he continued to pick up the Security Patrol and then drove by McArthur again where they observed two youths leaving the premises with a bicycle.  The Security Supervisor turned around and entered the north parking lot but could not see the two suspects so they drove up to the east sidewalk where the youth could be seen back at the bike racks, appearing to be working on the lock of one of the bikes.  When the two saw the Security vehicle, they bolted across the south lawn of the building with the Security vehicle following as far as the sidewalk allowed at which time the two Security Patrol persons and the Supervisor exited the vehicle and chased the suspects on foot.  The individual on the bicycle had a hard time negotiating the hills on the lawn and dropped the bike and continued on foot with his friend.  Security chased the two to a nearby house where one of the Patrol Officers found them hiding under a bush adjacent to the driveway.

The ERC Operator, who had been informed of the situation when the foot chase started, was directed to contact Kingston City Police and the two suspects were detained until their arrival less than 10 minutes later. While awaiting police, Security discovered that the youths had a pair of pliers, a hammer, two screwdrivers, and a metal tent peg.  The two were taken into custody by City Police and issued Notices of Prohibition by Security at 11:40 and the incident was cleared at 12:12 am. 

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July 20, 5:33 pm: JDUC - A caller reported that his bicycle was stolen from the west side bike racks sometime within the previous 24 hours. It is a new, 10 speed "C100 Supercycle" Mountain Bike.

Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. There have been 17 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen this year as of July 1st and 36 such reports 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.


July 27, 7:00 pm: JDUC - A Security Patrol, while on a routine check of the JDUC, noticed an individual from a previous incident inside the building.  The Security Supervisors were informed, attended to confirm the information and requested Kingston City Police be called to confirm ID and witness the serving of a Notice of Prohibition, banning the individual from University Property.  KPD arrived within 15 minutes, attained identification and transported the individual - who has no fixed address - to the Harbour Light shelter after the NOP was served. Security and KPD cleared the scene at 7:42 pm.

July 27, 5:37 pm: JDUC - A caller reported there was a man in the building who was acting unusual - singing to himself with a British flag draped over his shoulders - described as being in his 60s with grey hair and beard. The Security Supervisor was informed and met up with the gentleman who reported he'd just stopped by the building to use the washroom and went on his way after providing identification.

July 26, 3:28 pm: Jeffrey Hall - A staff member contacted the ERC to report an irate and unstable man had just left their offices and may still be in the building.  The Security Supervisor was informed and arrived at the area just as the suspect was reported to be confronting other staff on the floor above.  The Security Supervisor met up with the individual and attempted to engage him in conversation but he began making threats against the University and the Supervisor and then stormed away and out of the building.  The Security Supervisor requested Kingston City Police attend to identify the suspect and to assist in issuing a Notice of Prohibition against the man, and other Security staff dispatched to provide assistance.  The suspect was followed off Campus and to Princess Street at which point Security stopped following him and cancelled City Police assistance at 3:49 pm.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male in his 40s, approx. 5'10" tall, with blue eyes, a slim build, and dirty blond shoulder length hair.  He had an unkempt appearance and was wearing green/brown pants, a long sleeve shirt with a light colour vest, and had on a hat made from a newspaper.

July 20, 6:46 pm: JDUC - The Emergency Report center received a call of a male individual in the building acting suspicious and rambling incoherently.  Based on the description provided, the Security Supervisor determined that it was a previously banned individual and had Kingston City Police informed while he attended the scene.  Officers arrived within 10 minutes and took the individual into custody, issuing him with a Provincial Offences Notice.

July 13, 1:44 pm: Residences - Residence staff reported a suspicious older male trying to open exteriors doors to Victoria Hall.  Security was informed and attended immediately, arriving just as the suspect was trying to open exterior doors at Leonard Hall nearby.  Security questioned the individual and was provided with identification, which the incident concluding with the male agreeing to leave University property.  Security monitored his progress until he was off campus at 1:57 pm.

The individual was described as a Caucasian male, between 50 and 65 yrs old, 5'10" with a stocky build, unshaven with short dark brown hair and was wearing a purple sports jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers. The original caller reported that it appeared the suspect had something under the back of his jacket, poking up out if the back of his collar, but it was later observed to be a black brace covering his neck and chest.

Campus Security has dealt with 83 incidents classified as "Suspicious Persons" this year as of July 1st. There were 210 such incidents in 2000, 248 in 1999, and 201 in 1998 . Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately in these situations.  


July 27, 3:37 pm: Kingston Hall - A visiting student reported she had accidentally left her purse unattended in a women's washroom for a short period of time, and when she returned to retrieve it she noticed that approximately $150 was missing from inside.

July 19, 3:19 pm: Quinte 1000 Islands Lodge - The ERC received a report that a purse had been stolen from the Lodge sometime earlier in the afternoon.  The Security Supervisor attended and was told that the purse was last seen at around 1:30 pm when it was stored in a closet that was then left open. A search inside the building and in the surrounding area was conducted and KGH Security were informed but the purse was not found.  

July 12, 6:40 pm: Goodwin Hall - A caller reported that his bike was stolen from the bike racks between Goodwin Hall and Walter Light Hall sometime between 11:00 am, July 11 and 6:00 pm, July 12. The bike is green with "Ironhorse" written in silver print on the frame. A report was also filed with Kingston Police.

July 10, 10:54 pm: Victoria Hall - A caller reported that the seat and mirror were stolen off her bike while it was locked to the bike rack on the east side of the Residence. It is a black seat and the mirror is also black with chrome.

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 have been 72 reported incidents of thefts under $5000 (not involving Queen's property) so far this year as of July 1st.  There were 109 such incidents reported in 2000, 276 in 1999, and 206 in 1998. 


July 26, 9:43 am: Dunning Hall - The ERC received a report that a visiting student was feeling ill and faint and requiring transportation back to her Residence.  The Security Supervisor attended and transported both her and a friend to Victoria Hall after determining that the ill person did not need to be taken to hospital.

July 12, 12:00: PhysEd Centre - Regional Ambulance dispatch contacted the ERC to report an ambulance had been dispatched to the PhysEd Centre pool for a spinal injury.  The Security Supervisor on bike patrol was informed and arrived on scene at 12:03 where she met staff and was informed that the victim, a young male, had been diving off the high diving board and landed flat on his back, requiring assistance from the life guard to exit the pool.  Paramedics were on scene at 12:09 and the boy was taken to KGH for assessment at 12:25 pm. 

July 7, 10:50 pm: Abramsky Hall - The ERC received an emergency phone call reporting an individual had fallen off his bike and was bleeding but didn't want an ambulance to be called.  The caller requested someone meet with the individual to assess his injuries, and the Security Supervisor was dispatched to the scene. At 11:00 pm it was decided that a Security patrol would escort the person to his home when he again declined an offer to be transported to hospital.   The Patrol completed the escort at 11:14 pm.

Campus Security has responded to 83 Medical Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request/Death) calls this year as of July 1st.  There were 116 such incidents in 2000, 134 in 1999, and 69 in 1998. Please see our Stats link for additional statistical information.


July 23, 9:50 pm: Off Campus - The ERC received a call from City Police, requesting assistance in getting access to a Geiger Counter.  The caller reported there was a marsh fire next to the Cataraqui River that may have been started by a fallen meteor, and they wanted to be able to determine whether any meteor found was radioactive.  No University staff could be contacted but the ERC Operator knew a Royal Military College staff member who worked with their nuclear reactor and he agreed to assist police.

Note: the July 25th online version of the Kingston Whig Standard featured an article about this fire which was determined not to have been caused by the meteor activity that evening.


July 11, 2:38 am: Student Housing Area -  The Security Supervisor, while on mobile patrol of the Student Housing Area near Campus, spotted an elderly man fitting the description of a patient who reportedly had wandered out of Kingston General Hospital earlier in the night.  Kingston City Police were informed and arrived at 2:43 to transport the gentleman back to hospital.


July 7, 6:00 am: PhysEd Centre - A Queen's student's car was broken into outside the PhysEd Centre and gear worth $12,000 was stolen.  Among the items stolen were a custom-made blue "Dion" bike with yellow decals, a blue and white helmet, and Briko sunglasses.  This incident was also reported in the Kingston Whig Standard.  Check the online article for more information.

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.


July 6, 7:30 pm: An Clachan Complex - The Emergency Report Center received a call that a tenant had accidentally locked her baby in a car and required access to her apartment to retrieve a spare set of keys.  An Apartment & Housing contact person was called and asked to have a superintendent provide assistance, and the Security Supervisors were informed to attend.  The superintendent accessed the woman to her apartment and the baby was out of the car shortly afterwards.  Security cleared the incident at 7:56 pm.

 


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