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ARCHIVE: April 2003

PEST CONTROL:

April 29, 5:13 pm: PhysEd Centre - Staff contacted the ERC to report a bat was flying around in the women's change room. Pest Control contractors were contacted to attend but later cancelled when the bat was locked inside a laundry room and then captured by staff.


BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

April 28, 4:16 pm: New Residence Building - Kingston City Police informed Campus Security they had responded to break and enter reports at the new, under construction Residence on Stuart Street.  No property was stolen in the break-in but the perpetrators did download pornography on some computers inside..

April 28, 9:11 am: McArthur Hall - The ERC was informed that a room was broken into over the weekend and 6 laptop computers stolen. Kingston City Police were also informed of the theft and attended to investigate. 
The stolen laptops included 3 Toshiba Satellite 1100s Model# PS111C-00DSW (Serial Numbers: 13318153, 13318138, 13318136), a Toshiba Satellite 1800 Model # P5181C-00CET (Serial # SNB1020086), a Mac Powerbook G3 (Serial# QT0160JUHDR), and a Mac iBook (Serial# UV1305A-LAL).

April 28, 8:30 am: Walter Light Hall - Staff report someone smashed a window and entered a room in the building, then stole 6 flat screen Acer monitors (model# AL502). Kingston City Police were informed and attended to investigate the scene.

April 24, 9:00 am: PhysEd Centre - The ERC was informed that an office was broken into sometime overnight. A few items were knocked over by the intruder(s) but no property appeared missing. Kingston City Police were informed of the break-in and attended the scene.

April 23, 8:50 am: Botterell Hall - A staff member reported a black IBM T30 laptop was stolen sometime after 4pm the previous day and this morning.  The laptop was secured by a cable lock but it was torn off, leaving plastic pieces behind. Some peripherals, including the mouse, were also left behind by the thief.

B&E at Theological HallApril 6, 10:06 am: Theological Hall - A caller reported his office was broken into sometime during the previous night.  The Security Supervisor attended and soon discovered over a dozen rooms in the building had been forcibly entered and it appeared items were missing. A number of contact staff were called at home and informed of the incident with some attending campus to determine what property may be missing. Kingston City Police attended with their Ident unit investigating the scene the next day. The building was locked down and patrolled by Security until the investigation concluded.  Some of the property reported stolen included a grey "L.L. Bean" shoulder bag, a black Dell 2500 Inspiron latop computer, an "Olympus" Camedia C4040 Zoom digital camera, a Canon LV-5100 multimedia projector and an IBM Thinkpad.
Two Pictures (50 kb) of B&Es at Theological Hall / S2

April 2, 8:50 pm: Miler Hall - A professor reported his office was broken into. A tradesman was called in to make repairs. Nothing was immediately reported missing but Security was informed of a suspicious looking male in the area around the suspected time of the break in. He was described as being a Caucasian male in his 20s, 6' tall and about 210 lbs with dark hair and wearing a white ball cap and a light colour sweater.  

April 3, 9:03 am: Miller Hall - A second room was reported broken into in the building.  In this incident, a black Del, Inspiron, 8100 series laptop (serial# 89L01) was stolen along with two black LCD monitors, both were 19" Samsung Model 191T monitors. Serial numbers GM19MCRW104721 and GM19MCRW104764. Kingston City Police attended for both these incidents.

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.
 


MISCELLANEOUS:

April 27, 1:07 am: Campus - A student called the ERC claiming he'd sent an email to Security about 45 minutes earlier, reporting individuals setting off fireworks on Campus, about 45 minutes earlier and no one had shown up.  He was informed that the Security email was not monitored frequently enough for immediate responses and advised to phone Security to report incidents in the future.

April 14, 8:35 am: JDUC - The ERC received a report there was a male student laying on the hallway floor between the International Centre and Queen's Pub - the caller confirmed he was breathing but not very coherent. The Security Supervisor attended and found the individual asleep in the middle of the floor.  The student woke up immediately when prodded and said he was going home, adding that he'd been up late drinking the night before..

Injured pigeonApril 8, 5:10 am: Rideau Building - Campus Security received a call reporting an injured pigeon was outside the building's entrance and appeared unable to fly.  Security Supervisors attended, placed the pigeon in a box and contacted the Humane Society. They arrived on campus within two hour and took possession of the pigeon.
Picture (30 kb) of injured pigeon / S4/S6

April 2, 7:00 am: Biosciences Complex - Custodial staff reported a vending machine was broken into in the building. Security met with a technician on scene to repair the unit and informed a cash box was stolen in the incident.


THEFT UNDER $5000:

April 26, 10:10 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported his dark blue jacket and a dark green "Muzoni" bag were stolen from his room a few hours earlier and a student residing nearby had a wallet stolen from his room.

April 25, 1:36 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported his locker was broken into in the men's change room and some cash removed from a wallet he'd locked inside.

April 24, 5:17 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported his locker was broken into sometime between 4:00 and 4:40 pm that day.  A lock was removed by the perpetrator and an amount of cash stolen from inside.

April 22, 9:51 pm: Biosciences Complex - A student reported her purse was stolen from the building sometime after 4 pm that day.

April 22, 5:10 pm: Stauffer Library - A caller reported her red jacket was stolen from the library while left unattended.

April 22, 2:07 am: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported his black Gap jacket was stolen from the back of his chair while it was left unattended for a short while.  The jacket also contained a black Erikson T66 cell phone and a grey Cassio calculator.

April 21, 10:06 pm: Grant Hall - A student reported his backpack was stolen from outside the building while he was writing an exam inside. It is a blue briefcase type bag that contained notes.

April 16, 11:31 pm: Gordon Brockington House - A student reported he left his room unlocked and unattended for about 20 minutes while he was in a nearby friend's room, and returned to discover his Toshiba Satellite laptop computer was stolen.

April 16, 11:58 am: Dunning Hall - A student reported three text books were stolen from his backpack while it was left unattended in the hallway outside his exam. He also informed the Clark Hall Bookstore and Used Bookstore about the theft.

April 14, 5:35 pm: MacDonald Hall - A student reported her backpack was stolen from the hallway outside her exam room while left unattended. It is a large, red "Mountain Equipment" co-op bag with two pair of gloves inside.

April 14, 5:30 pm: PhysEd Centre - A caller reported two lockers were broken into in the men's change room. Some cash was stolen from a wallet inside one of the lockers but nothing of value was inside the second locker to be taken. A interior search of the building was done by Security but no suspects were located.

April 12, 10:58 am: PhysEd Centre - Equipment staff was informed by a patron that his locker's lock was cut off and some cash removed from his wallet inside. A similar report was made again at 11:35 am where some cash and a personal cheque was stolen, and a third report came in at 12:35 am that involved the theft of some cash and a watch.

April 12, 1:13 am: Morris Hall - A student reported she left her room door unlocked while visiting a friend down the hall for a couple of minutes and when she returned she saw that her Toshiba 1400/2400 series laptop computer was gone.

April 10, 5:37 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported she left her geology textbook unattended while she went for lunch and returned to find it had been stolen.

April 7, 6:40 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported someone stole her blue "Jansport" backpack at around 2:00 that afternoon while it was left unattended outside the cafeteria.

April 6, 8:35 pm: Stauffer Library - A caller reported she left her textbook unattended for about an hour and a half and returned to discover it had been stolen.

April 2, 2:40 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A student reported a cell phone was stolen out of her backpack while it was left unattended just outside the cafeteria.

April 1, 5:32 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her backpack was stolen while left unattended for a short while. It is a grey and yellow bag that contained her wallet, notebooks and a binder. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

April 25, 11:18 pm: Gordon Brockington House - 1st floor pull station near front desk was activated for no reason.

April 26, 12:10 am: McNeill House - Discharged fire extinguisher near smoke detector on 1st floor activated fire alarm.

April 26, 3:11 am: Gordon Brockington House - Pull station activated on the 4th floor of Gordon House.

April 26, 5:07 am: Gordon Brockington House - Pull station maliciously activated on the 4th floor.

April 25, 4:56 am: Gordon Brockington House - an active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. It was soon determined a pull station was maliciously activated on the 2nd floor of Brockington House.

April 25, 2:05 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of Campus, the Security Supervisors spotted several intoxicated students at the corner of University Ave and Union Street who had set a blanket on fire and were waving it in the air. As Security approached the group, they dropped the blanket and fled south on University Ave. Security used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire and the person who lit the blanket was identified.

April 18, 4:05 am: Gordon Brockington Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was determined a pull station was activated for no apparent reason in the 4th floor stairwell in Gordon House.

April 16, 1:05 am: Gordon Brockington House - An fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Both arrived at the same time and soon determined a pull station had been activated by the stairs on the 3rd floor of Brockington House. The alarm was reset and the scene cleared by 01:25 am.

April 13, 1:17 am: Gordon Brockington House - A fire alarm was received for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  Upon arrival it was determined the smoke detectors on the fifth floor of Brockington House activated when some discharged one or two fire extinguishers in the area.  Security and KFD searched the area but were unable to locate the extinguishers used.  The system was reset and Residence staff were informed to have the area cleaned up.

April 11, 3:15 am: JDUC - An active fire alarm was received for the building and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. It was quickly discovered that a pull station had been maliciously activated near the south side entrance on the 1st floor. The system was reset and KFD cleared the scene.

April 5, 5:24 am: Waldron Tower - An active fire alarm was received at the ERC and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival, it was determined the active zone corresponded to the 2nd floor east end and soon afterwards an activated pull station was found.  Since there as no sign of smoke or fire, the activation was considered malicious and the fire system reset by Security.

April 4, 5:30 am: Residences - A desk clerk reported seeing two small fires outside between the McNeill and Morris Residences. While still on the phone, the caller reported seeing the fires go out on their own. The Security Supervisors attended and found two small piles of garbage that appeared to have been lit. Neither was burning when they arrived.

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. 


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

April 25, 8:01 pm: Victoria Hall - Broken beer bottles outside E wing elevator on 5th floor. Vic desk contacted for clean-up.

April 26, 12:45 am: Morris Hall - Security Patrol discovered broken bottles and florescent bulbs on the 3rd floor and later broken bottles on the 1st floor.

April 26, 1:06 am: Leonard Hall - A Security Patrol reported discovering parts of a turkey on the wall and hallway floor on the 4th floor. Residence maintenance was informed for clean up.

April 26, 10:01 pm: Victoria Hall - Security dealt with an incident involving a student who threw his bed mattress out a third floor window.

April 26, 10:35 pm: McNeill House - A caller reported objects were being thrown from the 3rd or 4th floor windows of the Residence. Security responded and confirmed finding a smashed mini-fridge, a soap dispenser cover, and broken bottles outside the building. Residence staff were informed and monitored the area for the remainder of the night.

April 26, 11:47 pm: JDUC - Security staff discovered someone had smashed a wire reinforced window at the P&CC. It posed no safety hazard and the alarm system was secure, so it was left until the next day for repairs.

April 27, 2:18 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A window in the alleyway near the south entrance was discovered smashed and a PPS tradesman was called in to make repairs.

April 24, 10:31 am: Jeffrey Hall - A staff member reported a glass window was smashed in the pit area on the building's west side.  There are two panes of glass in the window and the outer one was damaged. A bent up bike found nearby was likely used by the perpetrator. Physical Plant Services was informed of the damage and requested to make repairs.

vandalized Ephone April 18, 8:35 pm: Richardson Stadium - The ERC received a call from an emergency blue light phone with no one responding when answered.  The Security Supervisor attended and discovered both emergency phones near the stadium had been vandalized but were still functional.  Physical Plant Services and ITS were requested to repair the damage on the next work day.
Picture (25 kb) of one of the vandalized emergency phones / S7

Vandalism at Victoria Hall entrance areaApril 13, 4:00 am: Victoria Hall - While on a routine patrol of Campus, the Security Supervisor noticed the front rail to the Residence had been damaged, as if it had been pushed away from the building. The iron railing was snapped in several places and large blocks of cement had fallen from the steps. Residence maintenance staff had already put up a caution sign but it was replaced by Security with caution tape to block off the surrounding area. Residence and Physical Plant Staff were informed of the incident and arrangements made to have it repaired.
Picture (30 kb) of damage/vandalism at Victoria Hall / S9

April 5, 12:10 am: McNeill House - A Security Patrol in the residence reported an intoxicated individual had just entered the building and was removing ceiling tiles. Residence staff were informed and the Security Supervisor attended but a likely suspect could not be positively Identified.  Maintenance staff were contacted as some of the broken ceiling tiles posed a safety hazard to other residents.

April 4, 2:44 am: McNeill House - A Security Patrol in the Residence reported finding the glass in a 3rd floor access door had been smashed out. Residence maintenance staff were contacted to attend and make repairs.  At 3:27 am, it was discovered that someone had shattered the glass in the buildings south maintenance door. Maintenance staff were informed of the damage. 

April 2, 2:48 am: Leonard Hall - The ERC received a report that someone smashed the glass door leading to the vending machine area and then ran off. A brief description was provided but a search by Security was unsuccessful in locating the perpetrator. Residence maintenance staff were informed to make repairs.

April 1, 5:11 am: Waldron Tower - A caller reported the stall doors in a 7th floor washroom were taken off their hinges. Additionally, all the residents' shoes, normally left in the hallway, were tied up into a big ball. Security attended and found that all the washroom stall doors from the 4th to the 11th floor were removed and the ball of shoes was returned to the floor they were taken from. Maintenance staff were contacted to begin repairing the stall doors.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS/ACTIVITY:

April 25, 2:49 am: Campus - A possible impaired driver was noticed on Campus and Kingston City Police were contacted.  The vehicle was followed by Security until Police arrived to where it had parked near Campus.  The officer confirmed all parties were intoxicated - half being Queen's students - and likely engaged in smoking illicit substances. The vehicle was subsequently impounded, the driver's licence was taken and a suspension issued, and the occupants were sent home in taxis.

April 14, 9:31 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported an unknown man entered their house about 25 minutes earlier.  One of the tenants was sitting in the living room when he walked in and reported the suspect mumbled something when he was confronted and then left the house. He was described as a Caucasian male about 30 years old with black hair and black clothes and he was smoking a cigarette at the time.  The caller was transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report.

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).


INDECENT ACTS:

April 22, 9:10 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A student reported she was walking through the building and noticed a man masturbating at the south end of the main hallway. She kept walking and was not followed by the man.  He was described as being in his mid to late 30s, had a large build, wore glasses and had short reddish hair.  Security did a search of the building and surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect.

April 19, 11:01 pm: Off Campus - A student living off campus reported she noticed a man standing at her door when she arrived home about 20 minutes earlier. She assumed he might be a friend of one of her housemates, but when she approached the man she noticed he was masturbating. He reportedly asked if it was her house, then covered his face and ran off.  She didn't get a good look at the individual but described him as being a Caucasian University age male wearing a white jacket with blue spots.  Security did a search of Campus, but were unable to locate anyone matching the description, and the caller was transferred through to City Police to file a report.


DRIVE BY EGGING:

April 21, 1:06 am: Campus - The ERC received a call reporting some individuals were driving around Campus and throwing eggs at people.  The Security Supervisors did a mobile check of campus for the car described by the caller, and while driving by Goodes Hall the Security vehicle was hit by an egg thrown from a passing car. It appeared that vehicle and a van were driving together and Security followed both vehicles as they drove around and near Campus. The vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed and were lost for a brief time but relocated soon afterwards when the car and van split up and the van stopping in front of Nicol Hall.  It drove off again when approached by Security, but soon ended up blocked in a fire lane near Clark Hall.  Kingston City Police were informed and arrived within 10 minutes to identify the individuals inside. The occupants denied any knowledge of the egg throwing incidents but handed over a carton of eggs to Police..  All were served Notices of Prohibition by Security - banning them from Campus Property - and the driver was fined by Police. 

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.


BIKE THEFTS:

April 15, 11:12 pm: Douglas Library - A student reported his bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside the library sometime between mid-afternoon and 8:30 pm that day. The cable lock securing it to the racks was cut and his black "Norco" mountain bike was taken (serial# 00F 0029401). He also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

April 13, 2:31 pm: Campus - Kingston City Police contacted the ERC to request Security meet their officers at the corner of Division and Union Streets, near the PhysEd Centre.  Upon arrival Security was informed the officers had detained two males who had no legitimate business on Campus and were in possession of bolt cutters.  As it was suspected the two might have been planning to steal bikes on Campus, a Notice of Prohibition was issued to both individuals, banning them from University property. Police took possession of the bolt cutters, cautioned the two and released them.

Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. There were 51 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2002, 52 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.


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:

April 13, 3:47 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported someone gained entry to her house yesterday when a housemate was moving out.  She confirmed the front door was left open for much of the afternoon during the move and the perpetrator likely entered the house during that time.  A laptop computer and a camera were stolen in this incident.

April 13, 2:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported someone broke into his University Ave apartment at around 4:00 am that morning.  He heard the intruder enter his apartment and yelled at him, causing the intruder to flee without managing to steal anything.  The back door to his apartment was damaged in the break in and he was provided with information for getting it repaired.  He was also advised to file a report 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).


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

April 3, 11:55 pm: JDUC - An AMS Student Constable reported an Alfie's Pub patron stepped on some glass and injured her foot. Security and Queen's First Aid attended and were shown a large piece of glass that had gone through the bottom of her shoe and into her foot. QFA left the glass in to help prevent blood loss, placing a ring bandage around the glass, and she was transported to KGH Emergency for treatment.

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.

 

 

 

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