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ARCHIVE: May 2003

NOISE COMPLAINT:

May 30, 2:49 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported a large group outside a University Ave house making noise and playing bag pipes.  The Security Supervisors attended the home and spoke to the group.  One of the tenants there tried to claim there were no bagpipes present, although he was obviously hiding them behind his back, but the group was cooperative and agreed to keep the noise down for the rest of the night.


BIKE THEFTS:

May 29, 1:49 pm: Douglas Library - A student reported she left her white 21 speed "Velo Sport" bike unlocked and unattended just outside the main entrance, and returned a couple minutes later to find it had been stolen.  The caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

May 4, 11:41 pm: Botterell Hall - A caller contacted the ERC to report two suspicious males around the building's bicycle racks - believes they may have stolen a light off the caller's own bike. A brief description was provided and Security attended immediately, but the suspects had left the area before their arrival.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

May 29, 6:14 am: Student Housing Area - KFD dispatch reported attending a small fire at an Aberdeen Street address about a half hour earlier. According to KFD, The fire appeared to have been started by people who had a bonfire in the yard and then left it unattended. The fire spread and completely destroyed the porch - it also appeared individuals may have ripped off some of the porch's railing to start the fire. KFD had already cleared the scene after extinguishing the fire by the time of this call.

May 18, 6:04 pm: Gordon Brockington House - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Upon arrival it was soon determined the alarm activated due to someone setting off firecrackers on the second floor. The system was reset and KFD cleared the scene.

May 2, 2:04 am: PhysEd Centre - A Security Patrol reported discovering a small fire behind a dumpster across the street from the PhysEd Centre. The Security Supervisors attended immediately and doused the fire with their vehicle extinguisher. It was determined pieces of paper and plastic, mixed with beer cans, were set on fire. KFD also attended to confirm the fire was completely out.

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. 


MISCELLANEOUS:

May 28, 1:09 pm: Richardson Hall - A staff member called the ERC to report a suspicious package tucked in by the stairs leading up to the building's main entrance.  The Security Supervisor attended and located a cardboard box covered in plastic with writing that indicated it contained cleaning supplies.  The Physical Plant manager for the area was contacted and attended to confirm the package's contents actually were cleaning supplies although it was unclear why it was left at that location.

May 23, 01:25 am: JDUC - An AMS student constable at Alfie's Pub contacted Security to report a very intoxicated patron was refusing to leave, was acting violent, and had already broken a glass. The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the individual, but he continued refusing to leave.  Kingston City Police were contacted at that point, and the person left soon afterwards. Police were on scene within two minutes of his departure and information was provided.

May 16, 7:44 pm: Campus - The Security Supervisor was on mobile patrol when he was approached by a group of children claiming they may have witnessed a plane crash.  They reported seeing smoke followed by someone parachuting into West Campus.  A Security Patrol at West Campus confirmed seeing a parachutist as well, stating the individual used grey, then red smoke, and then ejected a Canadian flag - likely related to Victoria Day celebrations.

May 13, 2:38 pm: Campus - A caller reported spotting a vehicle reported stolen in a recent home invasion was currently parked on Arch Street.   Kingston City Police were informed and attended to investigate. 
Read: Elderly couple bound in home invasion (
Kingston Whig Standard online newspaper article)

May 8, 9:00 am: Biosciences Complex - A vending machine technician reported both the Coke and Fruitopia machines had been broken into and their cash boxes emptied. 

May 7, 4:45 am: Biosciences Complex - The ERC received a report that the ATM bank machine inside the building may have been broken into. The Security Supervisor confirmed the report and both Kingston City Police and the company that services the machine were informed.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS/ACTIVITY:

May 28, 4:35 am: Campus - A custodian contacted Security to report seeing a suspicious male appearing to attempt entry to Goodwin Hall. The Security Supervisors arrived to find no one in the area but soon located the individual in a washroom at the JDUC.  He matched the description of a previous suspicious persons report and Kingston City Police were contacted to attend hen he claimed to not have ID with him. Four police cruisers arrived within minutes and identified the suspect.  No charges were laid but he was escorted off campus byu police after being served a Notice of Prohibition (banning him from University property) by Security.

May 21, 5:55 pm: Walter Light Hall - The ERC received a call reporting an individual was just seen carrying a computer out of the building and up the street. The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and met up with the individual in question. He was identified at that point and a departmental contact person confirmed the individual was authorized to remove the computer.

May 20, 11:20 am: Stauffer Library - The Commissionaire contacted Campus Security to report an individual was seen viewing inappropriate websites on a library computer and had been asked to leave on an earlier date due to similar behaviour. The Security Supervisor met with the suspect and then, based on that conversation, had Kingston City Police contacted to attend. Officers arrived soon afterwards and the suspect left with them after being served a Notice of Prohibition by Security, banning him from University property.

May 6, 7:23 pm: Biosciences Complex - Staff reported a suspicious male discovered in the building trying doors on the third floor. He was described as being a Caucasian male between 35 and 40 years old, 5'10" tall with shoulder length brown hair and wearing a baseball cap, striped blue shirt, and blue jogging pants.

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 / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

May 25, 4:07 pm: Botterell Hall - Security responded to an intrusion alarm and determined a data projector was missing from the area. No suspects were located and Kingston City Police were contacted to investigate the scene.  Staff later confirmed a NEC VT650 LCD data projector (serial# 240027SD) was stolen in this incident.

May 23, 4:36 am: McArthur Hall - A custodian reported noticing an office door was open when he arrived that morning and it appeared a computer might be missing from inside. Department staff were later contacted to determine whether the computer had been stolen or was gone for legitimate reasons, and they confirmed two flat-screen monitors (both black  NEC 17" 1760V LCD monitors - serial#s SNS31111984GA-QTand SNS31155925GA-QT) and a black CPU case (IBM A30P serial# SNSKCM1PXT-QT) had been stolen from that office and an adjacent one. 

May 19, 10:08 am: McArthur Hall - A staff member reported entering her office that morning to discover her laptop computer was missing. Security attended to investigate the incident at which point it was also determined a digital camcorder was also stolen. Kingston City Police were contacted and also attended to take a report.

May 12, 8:40 am: Dupuis Hall - Campus Security received two calls reporting a number of offices had been entered and property stolen from inside.. The Security Supervisor attended as did Kingston City Police who are investigating the incident..
Items missing include: one black 17" Multisync LCD1760V flat screen monitor (Serial # 31112480GA), Three KDS Radius 15" TFT LCD Monitors (serial #s 1-540SBC11600761, 1-540SBC11600776-QT, and 1-540SBC11601017-QT), one Dell Inspiron 4000 650Mhz (Serial # 6LFCF01), one Toshiba P1000 ( Serial # 22015032P-QT), one ThinkPad 2626BQU1 (Serial # 1S2626COUAAD79GF-QT) , one black Nikon Model E880 digital camera (Serial # 6002692), and one Sony CMT-RB5 CD player. 

May 11, 2:10 pm: Dupuis Hall - A staff member reported a laptop was stolen from his office sometime within the previous two days. It is a black Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

May 2, 9:01 am: Dunning Hall - Staff contacted Campus Security to report two computer hard drives were stolen from a lab in the building. Both are from Dell Dimension 2350 and are blue/gray in colour. A suspect seen in the area was described as wearing a dark ball cap, gray Queen's "hoodie", dark pants, and had a black over the shoulder bag.

May 16, 1:57 pm: Campus - Residence staff reported spotting a large picnic table stolen a couple months earlier sitting beside a house near Campus.  The Security Supervisor met with the staff member and they confirmed the table was University Property.  One of the tenants was at home and informed the matter would be passed to the AMS Judicial Court and the table was returned to campus.

May 15, 5:47 pm: Policy Studies Building - A caller reported an older model Gateway laptop computer was stolen from his office sometime within the previous 24 hours. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

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.
 


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:

May 25, 3:39 pm: Student Housing Area - Kingston City Police reported a student house on William Street had been broken into. The students renting the house were not at home and Police were unable to secure the home as a door had been smashed in by the perpetrators. Security assisted police in contacting the students at their homes outside Kingston.

May 20, 5:55 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living in a Brock Street house contacted the ERC to report a B&E and theft had taken place. The caller reported waking up at 5:30 am to see an individual open a bedroom door and peek in, then close the door behind them. The caller initially believed it may have been a housemate looking in, as it was quite dark, but later that morning it was noticed that some keys were missing and beer bottles were found in the kitchen. The suspect had left by that point but the tenant was advised to contact Kingston City Police to file a report and arrange to have their door locks changed by the landlord.

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).


PEST CONTROL:

May 23, 11:45am: PhysEd Centre - Security requested a Pest Control company be called in to deal with a couple of bats that were swooping down at the audience attending convocation ceremonies in the arena. Some people had attempted to catch the bats with their jackets but were unsuccessful. The company was contacted and on campus within the half hour, coordinating with PPS staff to capture and remove the two bats.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

May 23, 7:38 am: Campus - Staff at Ban Righ Hall cafeteria reported a bicyclist just had an accident on the north side of the building and was bleeding. The Security Supervisor and Regional Ambulance were both informed to attend, with the Security Supervisor arriving first to find the the individual being attended to by a PPS staff member. The victim reported the front tire had fallen off his bike and it appeared he may have suffered a broken nose and chipped some teeth in the fall. Security assisted in applying first aid until paramedics arrived soon afterwards and transported him to KGH.

May 10, 12:19 am: Campus - The ERC received an activation of a blue light Emergency Phone from a male caller requesting some assistance from Security.  The Security Supervisor attended to find an intoxicated male covered in burrs and barefoot. He reported he had a thorn in his foot and requested a drive to the nearby hospital.  Due to his level of intoxication, his request for transportation was denied - he was provided with other options but he decided to walk to the hospital instead since it was only about a block away.  
At 12:40 am, the same male approached Security to request a drive home, having left the hospital because the he would have had to wait too long to get treated.  The Security Supervisor flagged down a passing taxi and it took the individual home.

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.


VEHICLE THEFT:

May 18, 5:12 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A faculty member reported his vehicle was stolen from the MacCorry lot sometime between 12pm and 3pm the previous day. The theft was already reported to KPD and they informed him the vehicle was found in another town.


THEFT UNDER $5000:

May 17, 12:40 pm: Stauffer Library - A caller reported his black "Samsonite" bag - containing a wallet and cell phone - was stolen while left unattended. He phoned back at 1:00 pm to say he'd found the bag in a nearby trash bin and confirmed some cash had been removed from the wallet.

May 16, 7:59 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported two concert tickets were stolen out of his backpack while it was left unattended for two hours. The individual was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

May 3, 11:37 am: PhysEd Centre - Staff report two lockers broken into and a very small amount of cash stolen.

May 2, 1:35 pm: PhysEd Centre - Staff report a men's change room locker was broken into and a small amount of cash stolen from a wallet inside. At 2:10 another patron reported his locker was also broken into and some cash stolen from inside. Two more people called later to also report cash stolen from inside their secured lockers.

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.


VEHICLE BREAK-INS:

May 14, 5:55 pm: Campus - The ERC received a call that a teenage male was seen smashing a car window and then ride off on a bike. A brief description  was provided and the Security Supervisor was dispatched. He confirmed the report and searched for the suspect but was unable to locate him. Upon returning to the vehicle, Security met with the owner who reported a black leather bag had been sitting on the front seat and was missing. Nothing of value was inside the bag. A report was filed with Kingston City Police.

May 9, 7:04 pm: Underground Garage - Parking staff report being informed a vehicle had its rear passenger window smashed in. Nothing was initially reported missing from inside the car.

footprint on carMay 9, 11:52 am: PhysEd Centre - A caller reported someone attempted to break into his car while it was parked in the garage below the Jock Harty Arena. The owner noticed an attempt had been made when he later had difficulty in closing the driver's side door and noticed a footprint on the outside of it. The Security Supervisor met with the caller and it was observed that a leather briefcase, resembling a laptop case, was sitting on the floor of the car. 
Picture (25 kb) showing footprint on vehicle / S3

There were 28 incidents recorded as "Theft from Vehicle" in 2002 and 16 such incidents in 2001. 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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

Vandalized benchMay 13, 7:52 am: McArthur Hall - Staff reported finding vandalism outside the building. The Security Supervisor attended and observed some paint had been spilled on the ground and used to scrawl graffiti on an outside wall. A damaged bench was also discovered, along with some charred pieces of wood, although it was uncertain if that damage was caused at the same time span as the painting.
Picture (45 kb) showing vandalized bench / S9

May 6, 3:31 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report that 4 young males were breaking windows at a Queen's owned house on Alfred Street.  The Security Supervisor was in the area and spotted a group nearby that matched the provided descriptions. They denied involvement and split up, however a witness to the incident was contacted by the ERC and provided a description for the one individual actually seen doing the damage. Security followed that person while KPD was contacted and an officer soon met up with the two being followed just off campus. The youths initially attempted to lie about their involvement but got their stories mixed up and eventually confessed, although they declined to identify the other two suspects. At that point they were handcuffed, placed in the police cruiser, and informed they may be charged with obstructing police and mischief under $5000. They were additionally served Notices of Prohibition by Security, banning them from University property.

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.


VEHICLE ACCIDENTS:

Vehicle accidentMay 6, 6:15 pm: Goodes Hall - A custodian contacted the ERC to report a single vehicle accident just occurred outside Goodes Hall on Union Street. The Security Supervisor attended immediately and requested Regional Ambulance and KPD also be informed. He arrived to disover an SUV had driven off the road and hit a fire hydrant, light poles and a "blue light" Emergency Phone before running into a fence and coming to a stop. The driver and passenger were conscious and refused medical treatment when paramedics arrived. Both City Workers and Queen's technicians were contacted to make temporary repairs to the damaged light poles, hydrant and Emergency Phone and KFD also attended the scene.
Three Pictures (90 kb) from vehicle accident / S7

May 5, 11:20 am: PhysEd Centre - The ERC received a call on an assistance phone reporting a vehicle accident on Division Street near the building - one driver may be in need of medical attention. Regional Ambulance, KPD and the Security Supervisor were informed to attend. Security and paramedics arrived at the same time and it was confirmed the occupants were not injured, but one was taken to hospital as a precaution. KPD remained on scene until the damaged vehicle was removed.

May 3, 6:50: PhysEd Centre - The Security Supervisor, while patrolling campus, reported coming upon a vehicle accident on Union Street. Kingston City Police were informed and KFD also attended the scene. There were no injuries sustained in the accident and Security directed traffic until KPD arrived and the vehicles were removed.

 

 

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