28, 7:45 pm: McArthur Hall - A fire alarm activation was indicated
for the building and both Security and KFD were informed to attend - the ERC
also received a call soon afterwards with a report that three young males,
between 12 and 15 years old, were seen running from the building. Security and
KFD soon determined a fire extinguisher had been discharged on the second
floor and into a nearby stairwell, making a mess and setting off a smoke
detector. The extinguisher was slightly damaged, as if it had been thrown down
the stairwell between the McArthur Library and Jean Royce Hall, some cubicle
walls were found with steel rods pushed through them, and one wall was set up
to create a ramp at the bottom of the stairs. Custodial was requested to
attend for clean up and the fire alarm system was reset.
(65 kb) of Mischief/Vandalism at McArthur Hall
25, 1:15 am: JDUC - A custodian contacted Security to report
vandalism in the second floor men's washroom. The Security Supervisor attended
and was shown a number of bathroom stalls with toilet paper dispensers knocked
off the wall. Physical Plant Services was requested to make any necessary
repairs the next day.
of mischief / vandalism @ JDUC / S4
24, 8:10 am: McArthur Hall - A staff member reported some vandalism
had occurred in the building sometime during the past weekend. The
Security Supervisor attended and was shown some lockers that were pried open
and a mirror and an exit sign that were broken.
of shattered mirror / S6
February 19, 7:42 am:
McArthur Hall - Staff report more vandalism inside the building:
someone used shaving cream to write graffiti inside the men's locker
room. The graffiti consisted mainly of "hate" symbols and
February 18, 9:36 am: McArthur Hall -
Staff reported a B-wing locker was broken into sometime during the
weekend. Although there was a padlock on the locker there was no
property inside to be stolen. Physical Plant Services was informed of the
damage and requested to make repairs.
February 15, 3:44 pm: JDUC
- Custodial staff reported signs of vandalism in the second floor
men's washroom. The Security Supervisors attended and were shown where someone
had removed a wall from one of the stalls and left it behind. The wall
was removed for safe keeping and a follow up made to have it repaired.
14, 2:58 am: McNeill House - Security responded to a report that a
large group of students were congregating inside the Residence. Within a few
minutes another caller reported a group could be heard running through the
second floor throwing things around, and then later a loud noise was heard
from the floor above.
Security arrived to find a large disorderly
gathering in the hallways. They spoke to one student who admitted breaking out
a 3rd floor common room window screen and another who admitted throwing a
table out the window. Other vandalism in the area included damaged ceiling
tiles, glass removed from fire extinguisher cabinets, and broken
"exit" signs. Details and identities were provided to Residence
staff for follow up and possible disciplinary action.
and garbage thrown from 3rd fl window
February 14, 2:10 am:
Victoria Hall - The ERC received a report that six males were
fighting around the second floor of the main stairwell. The Security
Supervisor attended and found a smashed window in the stairwell door but the
suspects had already left the scene. Security and Residence staff
searched the area but were unable to locate the persons responsible.
February 8, 3:50
am: Quinte 1000 Islands Lodge - While on routine patrol of
Campus, the Security Supervisor observed that a wooden fence outside the
Quinte Cancer Lodge had been completely torn down. A Physical Plant
Services contact person was informed and repairs were to begin the next
of vandalized fence
Campus Security dealt
with 110 "Mischief Under $5000" incidents in 2002. There were 104
such incidents in 2001, 118 in 2000, 82 in 1999, and 98 in 1998.
28, 6:06 pm: Goodes Hall - Staff report an envelope containing some
cash was stolen from a desk drawer sometime between 2:30 pm on Feb. 27 and
7:30 am on the 28th.
27, 10:48 pm: Goodes Hall - The ERC received a call from the
building's commissionaire reporting a jacket had been stolen while left
unattended. Some keys left inside were found on the floor nearby, but other
contents and the jacket itself were not located. The Commissionaire and
Security searched the building and spoke to some occupants but no suspect or
jacket was found. It is a navy blue fleece coat with
white on the cuffs and collar.
26, 5:40 pm: Ellis Hall - A student reported his backpack was
stolen while left unattended for about 30 minutes.
It is a green knapsack that contained textbooks, notes and personal
25, 11:45 am: PhysEd Centre - Staff reported they had a female
individual with them that was suspected of stealing from lockers in the
women's change room. The Security Supervisor attended and was informed the
suspect was seen acting suspiciously and when staff arrived she was found in
possession of someone else's property. Subsequent follow ups involved witness
statements and a second report of cash missing from another locker nearby.
Kingston City Police were informed of the incident and the investigation
continues. Note that a number of lockers were found unlocked in
the change room including those that had cash or property taken.
21. 7:10 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported his backpack was
stolen while left unattended outside the Residence's cafeteria. It
is a black and white "Jan Sport" knapsack with text books, a binder,
and a calculator inside.
5, 2:28 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported his backpack was
stolen around 9:00 am that morning while left unattended outside the
cafeteria. It is a red "Jansport" brand
backpack with black straps and contained contained two calculators and a
textbook. The caller was directed to also inform the Used Bookstore and
Clark Hall Bookstore in case the thief tried to sell it.
4, 1:00 pm: JDUC - A student reported a wallet was stolen out of
her shoulder bag while she was using computer on the second floor
between 11:20 and noon. It is a rectangular
"Nine West" brown plaid wallet that contained various forms of
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 150 reported incidents of thefts under $5000 (not
involving Queen's property) in 2002. There were 149 such incidents
reported in 2001, 109 in 2000, 276 in 1999, and 206 in 1998.
28, 2:09 am: JDUC - An AMS Constable contacted the ERC requesting
Security assist with an uncooperative patron. The Security Supervisor
attended and was told the patron had taken a drink from the bar without paying
for it and was asked to leave. He initially complied but then decided he
wanted to go back in and was being uncooperative with staff at the door. The
Security Supervisor spoke to the patron and he eventually agreed to leave.
26, 1:54 pm: Waldron Tower - A
Residence desk clerk reported some snow and ice fell from the building and
onto a car parked nearby, causing damage to the roof and cracking the
windshield. The Security Supervisor attended and was soon met by the
owner who was tracked down using the vehicle's parking permit. The car was
moved away from the building and Queen's Parking contacted the owners of other
vehicles parked nearby to have those moved as well. The area was barricaded
and the damaged car was later towed from Campus.
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vehicle damaged by falling ice / S2
21, 4:27 pm: Theological Hall - Staff reported an attempt had been
made to break into a computer room in the building by prying open the door. No
actual access was gained and Security performed extra checks of the
February 14, 2:08 am:
JDUC - The ERC was informed that a group of students had just left
the building after stealing a dust mop. The Security Supervisor was on
scene within a minute and spotted an individual standing in the middle of Earl
Street swinging the mop around his head. As Security approached the
individual he threw the mop at them and ran off. The mop was returned to
custodial staff in the JDUC.
February 12, 10:25 pm: Victoria Hall - Rez Express
staff reported a student attempted to use a counterfeit 10 dollar bill to pay
for some items. The Security Supervisor met with both parties and was shown a
poor quality counterfeit bill. The student did not recall where he got
it from but guessed it may have been from a local bar. The serial number
on the counterfeit is the same seen in an earlier incident on campus: FDT2288609.
It has blurred printing and no gold leaves.
Learn how to detect a
counterfeit or genuine bill by knowing the various security
features found on Canadian bank notes. (links
to the Bank of Canada website)
4, 1:21 am: McNeill House - A Residence don reported finding a
large water leak in the building's basement. Security Supervisors attended
immediately, confirming the report and directed the ERC to contact an
applicable Physical Plant tradesperson. It was determined the leak was
coming from a large hot water tank at a rate too high for the floor drains to
keep up with, threatening to additionally flood two nearby electrical
rooms. PPS staff managed to stop the leak and the Residence was without
hot water until additional repairs were made.
1, 2:25 am: JDUC - The ERC received an activated Emergency Phone
call with no response on the other end. The Security Supervisor attended
immediately and saw what appeared to be a fight between two individuals as
they were driving up, but the two fled in opposite directions as Security
& ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:
24, 9:20 pm: Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report he'd
just followed a man off campus who was carrying a chair over his head.
According to the caller, the chair appeared similar to the ones stolen
from the JDUC a couple weeks back. He followed the individual up University
Ave and onto Colbourne Street until reaching Division Street, where the
suspect continued walking north. The Security Supervisor attended immediately
and searched the surrounding area but was unable to locate the suspect. At
9:36 pm, JDUC staff reported one of the smaller Memorial Room chairs was
missing. She had noticed a suspicious male in the area earlier that loosely
matched the description of the individual seen carrying the chair. The suspect in this case was between 25 and 40 years
old, 5'8"-5'10" tall, tanned skin and oval face, wearing a long
cardinal trench coat and a black toque or a black fedora with red trimming.
February 11: 8:10 am:
Richardson Hall - Human Resources staff reported finding one of the
missing JDUC Memorial Room chairs inside the
building. The Security Supervisor attended and moved the chair to a more
secure location - an attached note read: "I
am lost. Please return me to the JDUC (my home). Thank you, [signed]
Chair." PPS staff later retrieved
the chair and returned it to the JDUC's General Office.
February 12, 11:38 am:
Mackintosh Corry Hall - JDUC General Office staff report receiving
a call that the second missing chair may be on the 5th floor of MacCorry. The
Security Supervisor was involved with a medical assistance incident and could
not immediately attend to confirm the report so JDUC staff decided to retrieve
the chair themselves. At 12:11 they contacted the ERC, confirming it was
the second missing chair and likewise had a hand written note attached.
February 7, 6:39 pm: Old Medical Building
- The ERC received an active intrusion alarm for an office
area and informed Security to attend. The Security Supervisor arrived
soon afterwards and reported clear signs of a break in and an empty laptop
docking station.. An area contact person and KPD were informed of the
incident and requested to meet Security on scene. It was
later confirmed that a black IBM T21 laptop had been stolen (model# 2647UQ5 / Serial # 1S2647UQ578TGYZ8).
6, 9:46 am: JDUC - General Office staff report two ornate chairs
had been stolen from the Memorial Room. The two larger chairs were taken
while smaller ones were left behind. The Security Supervisor attended to
take a report and was provided with a photo showing the chairs in
Administration would appreciate having these irreplaceable chairs returned -
no questions asked and there will be no prosecution. (Note: chairs
were returned within a week of the theft)
These chairs were donated by the Queen's
University Alumni Association to the University following the First World War,
in honour of the 192 Queen's students and alumni who lost their lives in the
1914-1918 war. The large high back hand carved chairs were originally part of
the furnishings that, along with the other furnishings in the Memorial Room,
survived the 1946 fire that destroyed much of the original Students Memorial
50 Kb picture
showing one of the stolen chairs
were 33 theft and 22 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in
were 64 theft and 27
B&Es in 2001, 45 theft and 44
B&Es 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.
February 20, 2:15 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The
Emergency Report Centre received a call from Regional Ambulance Dispatch
stating they had paramedics enroute to the MacCorry cafeteria for a report of
a choking person. The Security Supervisor was informed and attended
immediately, arriving to find two students already tending to the individual
who did not appear to be breathing. They reported attempting the
Heimlich Maneuver and artificial respiration without success. Just as the
Security Supervisor was about to begin treatment, a Kingston Fire & Rescue
team arrived and took over the scene. Their attempts to resuscitate were also
unsuccessful but together with paramedics managed to eventually clear the
airway and stabilize the patient. He was then transported to KGH by ambulance
by 2:33 pm.
February 12, 1:53 am:
Victoria Hall - A caller requested Queen's First Aid and treat an
individual who broke his toe while practicing martial arts. The Emergency
Report Center paged QFA who attended and then took the person to KGH by taxi.
February 11, 10:30
pm: PhysEd Centre - The ERC received a call that an individual
had dislocated his knee in the Bews Gym. Both Security & Queen's
First Aid attended and were informed the injured person had twisted his knee
and heard a cracking noise while playing indoor soccer. Regional Ambulance
was contacted and the student was treated by QFA until paramedics arrived
and took him to KGH. He was released at 1:06 am and transported to his
Residence by Security.
Security responded to 225 Medical Assistance (Injury/Ambulance
Request) calls in 2002. There were 151
such incidents in 2001, 116
such incidents in 2000, 134
in 1999, and 69
in 1998. Please see our
link for additional statistical information.
- MOTOR VEHICLE:
February 15, 1:03 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A
student contacted the ERC to report he's watching a friend's car for the
weekend but it's no longer in the parking lot. He confirmed with
Security that it hadn't been towed away and thought it may have been stolen.
Security checked the surrounding parking lots and saw no broken glass in the
area where it had been parked or any other signs of break in. A report
was also filed with Kingston City Police and the owner of the car was
informed. The stolen vehicle is a black 2003 Audi A-4 with a black
9, 7:40 pm: Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report her
vehicle was stolen right in front of her earlier that morning while parked
near the corner of Clergy and Division Streets. The caller reported she parked
the car at about 3am and left it to help a friend carry some belongings to
their front door. The car had been turned off but the keys were left in
the ignition since the driver thought she'd be away from it for only a minute
or two. However, as she was walking
away from the car, an unknown male jumped in and drove away.
chased after the car and saw it hit another vehicle parked on Earl street
before it reversed and sped off again. The theft of the vehicle and
property inside was reported to Kingston City Police as was a brief
description of the suspect: A male in his early 20s,
about 5'6" tall and possibly Asian. He was wearing a tan hat and a
blue or red jacket.
10, 7:57 am: Gordon Brockington House - A
fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both Security and
KFD were informed to attend. It was soon concluded that a smoke detector
activated on the fifth floor of Gordon House due to burnt food in the area.
The system was reset and the incident cleared.
February 6, 7:52 pm: Leonard Hall - A
fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both Security and
KFD were informed to attend. It was soon discovered that a pull station
had been maliciously activated on the west end of the third floor where one
rubber glove was found. The system was restored at 8:03 pm and the
At 9:45, a
second fire alarm activated in Leonard Hall with Security and KFD again being
informed to attend. A first floor pull station was found activated for
no apparent reason with another rubber glove found nearby. KFD did a
search of the building and then cleared the scene by 10:34 pm.
3, 7:15 pm: Leonard Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for
the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.
Respondents determined the active zone was located on the third floor east
side, and upon arrival it was observed that a pull station next to the stairs
had been activated. KFD judged the activation to be malicious, as there was no
sign of smoke or fire, and the system was reset.
32 fire alarm
activations categorized as "malicious" in 2002. There were 28 such
incidents in 2001, 27 in 2000, 19 in 1999 and 26 in 1998. Please see our Stats
link for additional statistical information.
9, 7:06 pm: Grant Hall - A caller reported discovering a suspicious
person inside the building that evening while an event was in progress.
The caller reported finding an unknown male going through the change rooms
downstairs and fled the building when he was questioned about his
presence. He was described as a Caucasian male
between 30 and 35 years old with black hair and a medium build. At the time of
the incident he was wearing a brown jacket.
6, 1:06 pm: Etherington Hall - Campus
Security received two call about a suspicious male inside the building,
checking out offices and located inside one office crouched behind a
desk. He is described as an unkempt male in
his mid 30s, between 5'6" and 5", thin build, possibly had a beard or
was unshaven, missing a couple of his front teeth, and was wearing a dark
color touque, dark jacket and pants, and carrying a dark backpack.
KGH Security was also informed of the incident and a description provided.
1:23 pm KGH
Security contacted the ERC to report they have the suspect with them.
The Security Supervisor met with their officer and the suspect to record the
individual's ID. The suspect was subsequently identified and issued a verbal
notice of prohibition, banning him from Campus.
Security dealt with 207 incidents classified as "Suspicious Persons"
in 2002. There were 165 such incidents in 2001, 210 in 2000, 248 in 1999, and
201 in 1998 . Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately in
5, 1:30 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The Parking Department reported
finding a vehicle with a fraudulent parking permit. The Security
Supervisor attended to take a report and the vehicle as towed from
3, 9:57 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - Parking staff reported finding
a vehicle with a forged parking permit. The Security Supervisor attended
to record information and the vehicle was towed from campus.
3, 9:07 am: Campus - The Parking department requested Security
attend and meet their staff in the small lot across from Chernoff hall where
a vehicle as using a forged parking permit. The Security Supervisor
attended and met with Parking staff and the vehicle owner. The owner
was ticketed and the incident may be followed up by the Parking Department
1, 1:50 am: Leonard Field - A caller reported 7 or 8 people - males
and females - were streaking across the Leonard Field. Security attended
immediately but the group had disappeared by the time they arrived.
31, 9:12 am: PhysEd Centre - Staff contacted the ERC to report two
male streakers just ran through the Bartlett gym twice while a basketball game
was in progress. Security attended but were unable to locate the
individuals or get a description.