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ARCHIVE: March 2003

THEFT UNDER $5000:

March 31, 9:59 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his calculus textbook was stolen off a desk while left unattended in the library.

March 30, 4:22 am: JDUC - A student reported he left his jacket and backpack on a chair near the Queen's Pub, while he used a computer nearby, and they were both gone when he returned. It is a blue backpack that contained a textbook and clothing and the jacket is a WWII style brown leather bomber jacket.

March 27, 8:49 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported his black & blue backpack was stolen from just outside the cafeteria. It contained a binder, pencil case, and his glasses.

March 27, 3:58 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported his backpack was stolen while left unattended for about an hour just outside the Residence's cafeteria. It is a black Jansport pack with a Queen's logo and contained two text books and class notes.

March 19, 8:11 pm: Jock Harty Arena - A caller reported her blue & black bag (with "MD Management" written on it) was stolen from the rink area while she was skating. She had already cancelled the credit and debit cards that were in a wallet inside the bag.

March 18, 2:20 pm: Walter Light - A delivery truck driver reported someone entered his parked vehicle and stole some property from inside. He was parked outside Walter Light Hall left the vehicle unlocked while making a delivery inside. When he returned, it was obvious someone had entered the truck and someone in the area reported witnessing a male individual enter the truck while he was gone.  An electronic date stamper and some labels were stolen in this incident - the suspect was described as having long dark hair and was wearing a dark jacket with the word "Hot" or "Hat" printed in large white letters on the back.

March 14, 5:25 pm: Botterell Hall - The ERC was informed that some wallets had been stolen from the 7th floor of the building. The Security Supervisor attended and was told the wallets were stolen from backpacks left unattended in the hallway. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 14, 4:45 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported her gold ring was stolen from the women's change room while left unattended. She already called several pawn shops in town and one stated a young woman had already tried to sell the ring but was declined.  Kingston City Police were also informed of the theft.

March 11, 3:24 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her black Toshiba laptop computer was stolen off a table when she left it unattended for 15 or 20 minutes to get a coffee.  No suspects were noticed by people sitting nearby.  The caller was advised to also inform Kingston City Police.

March 11, 5:08 pm: Goodwin Hall - A student reported his antique guitar was stolen sometime between 2:00 am and 2:00 pm that day. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.  
The following day a staff member reported seeing a suspicious couple in the building around 2:00 pm the day of the theft. The couple, particularly the female, reportedly seemed nervous and evasive when confronted by the staff member before leaving the area. The male was described as being of medium build, about 5'9" with black hair and a thin beard on his chin. The female was petite - slim and about 5'3" tall - with long "yellow" blond hair to her waist and wearing a thin leather jacket and bright pastel coloured pants.

March 3, 3:26 pm: Humphrey Hall - A student contacted Security to report her duffel bag was stolen while left unattended briefly. The caller stated the bag was left beside a chair she was sitting while she went to a nearby vending machine and when she returned it was gone.

The day after this report, the duffel bag was turned in to Security's lost & found and the owner was contacted to pick it up.  All the contents - text books., notebooks, and pens - seemed to be intact.

March 3, 2:33 pm: Botterell Hall - A student reported a wallet was stolen from her jacket while it was left unattended in the hallway outside her lab. The wallet contained ID and credit cards, which were subsequently cancelled by the student.

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

Mischief/Littering at McNeillMarch 31, 4:10 am: McNeill House - The ERC received a report that someone was throwing beer bottles out a window in the Residence. Security arrived and a witness directed them to the room where the bottles were thrown from. Upon arrival, the Security Supervisor saw bottles inside that matched the brands seen outside. The intoxicated resident of the room eventually admitted to the act and went to sleep. Residence staff were informed of the incident for follow up the next day. Maintenance staff were requested to attend and clean the area outside.
Two Pictures (80 kb) of Mischief/Littering at McNeill / S6

March 30, 2:53 am: Leonard Hall - A student reported someone just broke the window in his room, possibly by throwing a rock through it. Security checked the area but was unable to locate any suspects. Residence maintenance staff attended to board up the window and clean the glass.

March 28, 6:13 am: Stirling Hall - Campus Security was informed that a large window on the north side of the building had been smashed sometime overnight. The glass was cleaned up and Physical Plant Services informed to make repairs that morning.

vandalized display caseMarch 26, 3:10 am: JDUC - A custodian reported finding a window smashed out of a display case in the Common Ground area. Security attended to take a report and the glass was cleaned up.
Picture (30 kb) of vandalized display case / S6

March 25, 1:56 am: Ban Righ Hall - The ERC received a report that two individuals discharged fire extinguishers in the area and ran off. Security attended immediately but were unable to locate the suspects.

March 23, 12:34 am: Jean Royce Hall - A Resident don reported catching two males breaking a window in the building. The Security Supervisor dispatched to meet the group but was told upon arrival that the two suspects ran off while the don was using the phone. A search of the area was unsuccessful in locating the two and the front desk was asked to contact someone to replace the window.

At 1:57 am, the ERC received a report that the glass in the main entrance door to Jean Royce Hall  had been kicked in. The glass was already cleaned up by Residence maintenance staff and did not pose a safety or security risk. Physical Plant Services was informed to replace the glass on the next business day.

Fire hoseMarch 18, 7:02 am: McNeill House - Residence staff reported finding a fire hose laying on the ground outside the Residence. The Security Supervisor attended and took possession of the hose, noting it may have been in the snow for some time. The Residence office and Queen's Environmental Health & Safety were informed of the incident.
Picture (40 kb) of fire hose found outside McNeill House / S3

March 15, 3:11 am: JDUC - Custodial staff reported the bottom panes of glass were kicked out of the north interior doors of the building. Much of the jagged glass was left in the wire meshed frame, creating a safety hazard, so a tradesman was called in to make repairs.

March 14, 10:42 pm: PhysEd Centre - A caller reported he just witnessed three males kick in an entire main door window and then run off - the group was described as appearing to be intoxicated and at least one was wearing a Queen's jacket.  The Security Supervisor responded to the report from West Campus and noted a similar group on Johnson Street - where one of them appeared to be beating up an arm chair and yelling obscenities at it - but the original witness could not be located to confirm it was the same group responsible for the vandalism.  A tradesman was called in to make repairs and completed his work by midnight.

March 9: 3:33 am: McNeill House - A roving Residence Security Patrol reported finding a fire extinguisher that was discharged inside an elevator. A Residence custodian was contacted to clean the mess and the extinguisher returned to be recharged.

March 9, 1:53 am: Campus - A caller reported seeing three suspicious males carrying a metal object walking west on Union Street by Stauffer Library.  Security was informed of the report which was followed a couple minutes later by another caller who claimed a group matching the same description had smashed a window at Goodes Hall with a large metal object.  A search of the area was conducted and all Security staff were informed of the suspects' descriptions.  A Security Patrol spotted a group matching the description enter a Residence building and go into one of the rooms..  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the occupant who was uncooperative and denied any responsibility. His identity was recorded and provided to Residence staff when Security was called away to a medical assist incident

March 8, 2:00 am: McNeill House - A roving Security Patrol reported a fire extinguisher had been used in one of the Residence's common rooms.  The Supervisor attended to find everything in the room covered with powder, including the kitchen and furniture. It was also observed that someone had smeared margarine all over the furniture and the window.  Residence maintenance staff were contacted to clean up the mess.

March 4, 8:46 am: McArthur Hall - Staff report a locker was vandalized sometime between 5:00 pm the previous day and 5:00 am that morning. Some clothing and shoes remained in and around the locker so it was not immediately apparent if anything had been stolen from inside.

March 1, 11:17 pm: Waldron Tower - KGH Security contacted the ERC to report seeing flaming pieces of paper falling from a window on the 5th or 6th floor of the Residence.  The Security Supervisor, attending a medical assist call, asked a Security Patrol and the building's desk clerk to investigate the report.  Some smoldering paper was found outside the building as well as a garbage can that had been thrown out a 1st floor window. Residence staff were informed and investigated the incident.

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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

March 30, 3:30 am: McNeill House - A caller reported a group of five or six intoxicated individuals were yelling and causing a disturbance outside the Residence. The Security Supervisor attended to find about six males throwing rocks and yelling at someone on the second floor. They claimed the person in the window had cursed at the group and challenged them to a fight. The Security Supervisor directed the student in the window to go back in his room and the other males, who were from out of town and visiting a student from another Residence, left the area.

At 3:51 am, the ERC received a report that a fight was in progress outside McNeill and Security arrived to find the same individuals from the earlier incident. Upon Security's arrival the two groups split up and went their separate ways. However at 4:51 am, the same group of males were reported inside McNeill, acting belligerent and looking for the person they'd fought with before. They left soon after Security arrived but refused to identify themselves. They were seen entering Gordon Brockington House and KPD were requested to attend and check their ID. The group continued to be argumentative after Police arrived and Security had them escorted them off Campus. 

March 27, 3:38 am: Leonard Hall - A caller report some individuals yelling and making noise outside the Residence.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to some males who claimed someone had lobbed a muffin at them from an upper floor window, but agreed to keep the noise down.

March 26, 12:18 pm: Campus - The ERC received reports of strong natural gas fumes in a number of buildings, including Watson, Jeffrey and Stirling Hall where the fire alarm was activated to evacuate the building. Security, Queen's Environmental Health & Science, and Physical Plant Services were informed. It was later determined there were City Public Works staff working on gas lines in the area and fumes entered buildings through open windows or ventilation systems.

March 13, 11:35 am: Campus - The ERC was informed that a water main had burst near Bruce Wing and a considerable amount of water was flowing down Campus Road towards Theological Hall. Physical Plant Services, Environmental Health & Safety, and City Works personnel were already on scene by this time.  The flow was eventually stopped but this also cut off water to Theological, Nicol, Fleming, Clark, and Jackson Halls along with Bruce Wing.  Security monitored mechanical rooms that normally need a source of water for environmental requirements until the water was turned back on at 11:00 am the next day.

March 12, 10:56 pm: Clark Hall - Pub staff reported 5 or 6 rowdy patrons were refusing to leave when asked - Security was requested to assist.  The Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended the scene and spoke to the group who were uncooperative and aggressive. Kingston City Police were contact to attend but the group complied and left the Pub just before 4 police cruisers pulled up outside.

March 8, 9:10 pm: Lake Ontario - The ERC received a call that some students had built a bonfire out on the frozen lake just south of Campus.  The Security Supervisors attended and met with KPD Officers already on scene. They reported the group were on a section of ice near the water treatment plant which may not be as thick as the surrounding area. Kingston Fire Department arrived soon afterwards and made their way towards the group with rescue gear. The individuals on the ice returned to shore where they provided identification and some were spoken to further by police.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

Couch fire @ JDUCMarch 29, 3:20 am: JDUC - Campus Security & KFD responded to a fire inside the JDUC near the Sidewalk Cafe. Upon arrival, Security discovered a couch on fire with flames reaching the ceiling. The Security Supervisor was just beginning to use the vehicle extinguisher on the fire when KFD arrived on scene and doused the flames within a few seconds. Smoke had spread throughout the building and KFD set up fans to ventilate the area. Initial assessment seem to indicate the fire was set maliciously. A number of University contact persons were informed of the incident and custodial staff attended to begin clean up of the area.
Two Pictures (90 kb) of couch fire in the JDUC / S9

March 24, 2:33 am: Campus - The ERC received a call that some students had set fire to brush and garbage at the corner of University Ave and Union Street.  The Security Supervisor attended to find a large group standing around, including three males in the middle of the intersection who appeared to be lighting a pine tree and pile of garbage on fire. Two of the three ran into the surrounding crowd while the other attempted to distract Security and was uncooperative when requested to provide identification. KFD were requested to deal with the smoldering pile and, after repeated attempts to attain ID from the individual, Kingston Police were asked to attend and identify him.  The individual left the scene but City Police soon met up with him and Security, were shown ID, and then arrested the student for public intoxication. KFD finished extinguishing the tree and garbage at 2:49 am and a City of Kingston truck attended to clean debris from the intersection.  

March 24, 12:57 am: Gordon Brockington - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Soon after their arrival it was determined a stairwell pull station was maliciously activated in Gordon House. The pull station was reset at 1:11 am and KFD cleared the scene.

March 14, 3:13 am: Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Security quickly determined a pull station had been activated maliciously on the second level of C wing outside the stairwell door.  The system was reset and KFD cleared the scene.

March 4, 3:04 am: Waldron Tower - An active fire alarm for the Residence was indicated at the ERC and both Security and KFD were requested to attend. The Security Supervisors quickly determined a pull station had been activated on the tenth floor, although there were no signs of smoke or fire. KFD determined the activation was malicious and the system was reset by Security.

March 4, 2:07 am: Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was quickly determined the alarm was caused by an activated pull station on the C wing's 2nd floor. As there was no sign of fire or smoke it was deemed a malicious activation and the fire alarm system was reset by Security. 

March 2, 12:47 am: Jean Royce Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  It was soon determined that a pull station had been maliciously activated on the first floor of Tracy House beside the stairwell.  The fire alarm system was reset at 1:00 am and the incident cleared.

There were 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. 

Fire at Brockington HouseMarch 1, 9:41 pm: Gordon Brockington - A fire alarm for the Residence activated at the ERC and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  Within two minutes, the desk clerk called to report there was a fire on the third floor of Brockington House. Security and KFD attended the area and found a fluorescent light on the hallway ceiling had caught fire causing damage to it and the surrounding ceiling area.  KFD extinguished the fire and then used large fans to clear the building of smoke.  An electrician was called in to check the fire alarm system and completed his work by 11:48 pm.
Two pictures (67 kb) from fire at Brockington House / S9


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

March 28, 9:35 pm: Grant Hall -  The ERC received a call on a blue light emergency phone reporting two women had slipped and fallen outside Grant Hall. The Security Supervisor attended and offered to transport the women to KGH since they both suffered some minor injuries in the fall. They declined the offer but accepted a drive to their home near Campus. Upon arrival they were convinced to get checked out by a doctor and transported to KGH Emergency. They contacted Security when they were released at 11:10 am and were driven back home.

March 5, 12:13 am: Campus - A Walkhome team reported a patron was experiencing abdominal pains while being escorted near campus and requested Security attend to provide transportation.  The Security Supervisor met with the group and drove the student to her residence after she declined an offer to be checked by Queen's First Aid or transported to KGH Emergency. She was advised to contact the ERC if she decided she wanted medical treatment later in the night.

March 5, 12:09 am: Residences - The ERC received a report that a student had burned his hand while cooking.  Queen's First Aid were informed to attend and QFA treated the burn at the scene.  The student declined Security's offer to be transported to KGH for additional treatment and was provided with the ERC's phone number in case he changed his mind later in the night.

Campus 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 Stats link for additional statistical information.


INTOXICATION:

March 28, 7:16 pm: Victoria Hall - A student contacted Security to report there was an unknown male passed out in his bed. The student reported he'd left the room unlocked for a few minutes to run downstairs, and when he returned the door was locked.  The desk clerk provided access to the room and then they saw there was another person in the bed.  The Security Supervisors attended, managed to wake the individual and convince him to get dressed.  It turned out this other student actually lived on another floor in the Residence and had pressed the wrong button on the elevator. He then walked into the unlocked room thinking it was his own..

March 16, 5:39 am: Gordon Brockington House - A Residence staff person reported finding a male passed out in the Residence's stairwell. The Security Supervisor attended and managed to wake up the individual who claimed to not know where he was, what his name was or where he lived, and then began to walk in circles in the building.  He was followed in an attempt to ensure he found his room okay, but he eventually walked outside - without shoes - and made his way to a house on Earl street where he was let in by another individual. 

March 16, 12:20 pm: Student Housing Area - An AMS Walkhome Team reported they discovered an intoxicated person passed out at the corner of University Ave and Earl Street, then a group of the people came along, picked him up and carried him away.  No description of the group or where they were headed was indicated.

March 15, 1:45 am: Off Campus - An AMS Walkhome team contacted Security to report an intoxicated student was laying on the road near the corner of Division and Union Streets, breathing but unresponsive.  The Security Supervisor was informed and arrived to find Kingston City Police already on scene.  Police ensured the student arrived home safely.

March 13, 1:33 am: Campus - KGH Security contacted the ERC to report two intoxicated males were walking up University Avenue from Stuart Street, carrying open alcohol and kicking parking meters..  A brief description was provided, but a search was unsuccessful in locating the two.


ASSAULT:

March 28, 5:08 pm: Residences -  A number of calls were received at the ERC from people reporting a fight in progress outside Victoria Hall and moving towards Leonard Hall.  The Security Supervisor attended Leonard Hall immediately but the conflict was over by the time they arrived.  Some students inside claimed to be victims in the encounter, one stating he and some friend were walking by Victoria Hall when a group of males yelled at them, then ran up and started fighting. The instigating group was composed of about five males, possibly four being Caucasian and one Asian. On in particular was described as being a tall, large male with blonde hair and wearing a bright red or orange shirt. A subsequent search of the campus by Security was unsuccessful in locating the group.  

Three panes of glass in the Leonard Hall north doors were shattered in the encounter and a tradesman was called in to make repairs. However at 4:35 am, a caller reported two males from the original group had just returned to Leonard Hall, attempted to gain entry, and then smashed the remaining pane of glass with a bucket.  They fled when spotted by residents in the area. One was wearing a red shirt and the other a grey or white hooded sweatshirt.

March 15, 10:20 pm: Victoria Hall - A student contacted the ERC to report she was struck by an egg thrown from a dark blue minivan while she was walking by Victoria Hall.  The minivan contained a group of males and left campus about 5 minutes before the report.  The Security Supervisor and Patrols were informed of the incident and no further reports were received that night.

March 11: 2:40 pm: Gordon Brockington House -The ERC received a report that a domestic dispute had just occurred outside the Gordon House Residence. The witness reported a car pulled up on Collingwood Street with a male and a female inside - the female, who appeared distressed, exited the vehicle briefly before getting back in. Soon afterwards it appeared to the caller that the male driver pushed or otherwise assaulted the female at which point she got out of the car again. The female then walked up to another car driven by a woman unknown to her, got in and asked her to drive her to a friend's house. The woman agreed and started to drive to the destination but was cut off twice by the male driver, who demanded the female get back into his car.  She complied on the second occasion and was driven off by the man.  Security met with both the caller and the woman who tried to assist the female, then provided vehicle information to City Police based on witness observations.  KPD quickly determined the identity of both the male and female involved and confirmed they were investigating the incident.

Campus Security has received almost a dozen separate reports of eggs or other objects being thrown from cars over the last few years, including one in July of 2000 where a student was considerable bruised in the incident.


BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

March 28, 2:30 am: Campus - A caller reported seeing two males running out of the JDUC with a silver fire extinguisher heading towards Residences. A description was provided but an immediate search of the area was unsuccessful in locating them.  
Soon afterwards, the ERC received a call that two males were seen discharging an extinguisher outside Gordon House and then entered the Residence, heading into the basement. The Security Supervisor attended the area and found two students in the basement common room - one appeared to be unscrewing part of a silver extinguisher. When confronted, they said they'd just found the extinguisher there and were trying to fix it.. One initially claimed not to be a student but eventually admitted he was and provided ID. The other confirmed they had been at the JDUC earlier and left at a time that coincided with the initial report. Security took possession of the extinguisher and a report was made to the Residence Department.

Antique Constellations deviceMarch 24, 11:42 am: Stirling Hall - Staff report three antique astronomy devices were stolen from a pried open display located in the center area of the ground floor.  The missing slides display a lunar eclipse, the day and night time zones, and the constellations of the zodiac. They are estimated to be about 100 years old and in wooden frames that are approximately 4 by 7 inches and about half an inch thick.
Picture (35 kb) of Antique Constellations device

March 23, 6:41 pm: Ellis Hall - A staff member reported he arrived at his office to find it had been broken into and a laptop computer stolen. It was later learned a computer CPU was also stolen and KPD officers attended to investigate the scene.

March 22, 4:45 pm: Goodes Hall - A staff member reported he left his office at around 2:00 pm and returned to find it had been broken into. A laptop computer was stolen in the break in and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.

March 19, 12:30 pm: Humphrey Hall - Staff report a wireless microphone was stolen from a room sometime between March 13 and 14. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 18, 2:15 pm: Art Centre - Staff report a gold ring was stolen from their gift shop earlier in the afternoon.  
There are two suspects in the incident, described as both Caucasian, in their early to mid-20s and about 5'10" tall. One had short dark hair and was wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and a backpack.  The other had light colored hair and was short and heavy set. He was also wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket and had a large backpack.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 18, 1:45 am: Victoria Hall - Security Supervisors, while on mobile patrol of Campus, noticed two students carrying a couch out of the Residence. When questioned, the two claimed they were actually walking in the opposite direction and in fact had been trying to return the couch to the building. However they soon realized they'd been caught and were cooperative in returning the couch to its original location.

March 14, 12:11 pm: MacDonald Hall - Staff report a 2.5' by 3' black & white portrait was stolen from the Law library sometime between midnight March 12 and the next morning. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 14: 12:05 pm: Clark Hall - Pub staff informed the ERC that a patron just claimed to witness someone stealing a keg from inside the pub.  The Security Supervisor searched Campus but there was no sign of suspects or keg.

March 9, 2:20 pm: Nicol Hall - A caller reported his office was broken into sometime over the weekend - a computer cpu was found on the floor and its monitor was missing. A second nearby office was also broken into and a laptop computer stolen.  The missing monitor is a white IBM T750 17" hybrid flat panel computer monitor (vender part no. 6657HW2, part no. 133084).

March 7, 2:18 pm: Campus - Kingston City Police informed Campus Security that a large white cube van struck a fire hydrant near Bruce Wing just off campus road.  The Security Supervisor attended to take a report and staff from Queen's Environmental Health & Safety and Physical Plant Services were informed.

On March 10 at approximately 4:30 pm, the Security Supervisor was flagged down by an individual who reported seeing four individuals - believed to be students - load the fire hydrant into a car and drive away with it.  Additional details were provided and Security is investigating the theft.

There were 33 theft and 22 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in 2002.  There 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.
 


BIKE THEFTS:

March 26, 2:38 pm: Jeffrey Hall - A student reported his yellow Miyata Elevation 300 bike (serial# JG17679) was stolen from the bicycle racks between Ellis and Jeffrey Halls sometime within the previous four days. 

March 26, 2:20: Watson Hall - A student reported her red bike was stolen from the bike racks there with the cut cable lock left behind.

March 24, 1:23 pm: Victoria Hall - A student reports his purple mountain bike was stolen sometime within the past couple of days. The front seat was left behind - still locked to the bike rack - and the seat was in the owner's room.

Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. There were 52 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2001 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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS/ACTIVITY:

March 22, 6:45 pm: Union Street - A student reported she was walking along Union Street near St Mary's Hospital when she noticed an older man was following her - when she walked faster he did the same, and when she slowed down he continued to pace her. She stated the man waked her why she wouldn't walk with him, but she turned down the laneway leading to St. Mary's Hospital and he continued along Union Street and out of sight. He is described as being a Caucasian male in his 50s, about 5'10" tall with a slim build, a goatee and wore glasses. At the time of this incident he was wearing a black fedora type hat and a black coat.  This description is similar to the incident reported below.

March 21, 8:45 pm: Campus - A student reported seeing a suspicious acting man near the corner of University Ave and Stuart Street. The individual appeared to emerge from some bushes and may have been undoing or doing up his pants. The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene but was unable to locate the man at that location or the surrounding area. He was described as being a Caucasian male in his 50s, had a mustache and wore glasses. At the time of this incident he was wearing a black jacket, pants and hat and carried a black bag.

March 18, 2:26 pm: JDUC - An AMS staff person informed the ERC he'd been approached by some students reporting there was a man outside the building "ranting" about George Bush and other things to people walking by. A description was passed and the Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene, but the individual had already left Campus.

March 8, 10:40 pm: PhysEd Centre - PhysEd staff contacted the ERC to report a group of intoxicated females were being disruptive inside the building .  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and asked a nearby Patrol to confirm the report. The Patrol were able to provide additional details and the Supervisor spotted the group as she drove up and saw them running south on University Avenue.  One of the group ran out onto the street without looking and was narrowly missed by the Security vehicle when she slipped and fell down in front of it.  She and a few other participants were spoken to by Security and cautioned about their actions.

March 7, 5:18 pm: Richardson Hall - A staff member reported encountering an individual who was suspected of trying to steal a laptop on an earlier occasion.  When the suspect was approached today he fled the building before he could be detained.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene but a search of the building and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating him.  He is described as being a heavy set Caucasian male  with a pencil-thin beard. At the time of this incident he was wearing a light coloured hat, red sweater, and light or tan coloured pants.

March 3, 9:37 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a call from a student reporting an unknown man entered her Brock Street house the previous night.  The individual walked in through an unlocked front door and asked if a certain person lived there.  When told there was no one by that name he asked if he could use their phone or stay to warm up.  His request was declined and the student suggested he leave to continue looking for his friend. He complied and the door was locked behind him.

The individual in this incident was described as being an intoxicated Caucasian male in his mid-30s, approximately 5'6" - 5'8" tall, clean shaven and was balding or had a "buzz-cut" . At the time of this incident he was wearing a dark jacket and jeans
NOTE: although the descriptions are not exact, this incident is very similar to one reported by another student residing on Brock Street that same night (see below).

March 2, 11:48 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living on Brock Street reported an unknown man had just recently entered her house. The caller's dog apparently heard him enter and the individual was spotted when she followed it to the door. When the man was questioned, he claimed to be looking for someone else with a different dog and left. However when her housemate came home soon afterwards she said the same individual was standing at the side of their house. The Security Supervisors were informed and the caller was transferred to Kingston City Police, but no follow up information was reported to the ERC. 

The suspect was described as being intoxicated, about 40 years old, 5'8" to 5'10" tall and had short brown hair. At this time of this incident he was wearing a dark brown bomber jacket and jeans.

Please ensure that your doors and windows are locked at all times and that your curtains are drawn. Report any suspicious activity around your home or Residence immediately to the Emergency Report Center (533-6111) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).

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 these situations.


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:

March 21, 4:50 am: Student Housing Area - A student reported their William Street house was entered about two hours earlier.  All the tenants were upstairs when someone walked through their unlocked door and made off with a jewelry box and a small chest with some change in it.

March 16, 8:22 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported his Johnson Street house had been broken into and some property, including a cell phone, was stolen.  The caller phoned his cell phone and it was answered by someone, but their identity was not immediately known. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police. 

Please ensure that your doors and windows are locked at all times and that your curtains are drawn. Report any suspicious activity around your home or Residence immediately to the Emergency Report Center (533-6111) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).

 

 

 

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