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ARCHIVE: June 2003

BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

June 30, 5:46 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A caller reported his black Toshiba Satellite Laptop computer and a blue Mini-Disc Player (Model MZ-N707L) were stolen from an office during the previous few days. The Security Supervisor met with the caller to take a report and Kingston City Police were informed.

June 26, 8:28 am: Watson Hall -  A staff member reported entering their offices to discover two monitors and a CPU were stolen sometime overnight.  The Security Supervisor met with the caller to take a report and Kingston City Police were also requested to attend. Items stolen include two black Samsung flat screen monitors and a grey Sony CPU.

June 24, 8:47 pm: Campus - The Emergency Report Center received an audio/visual equipment alarm on Campus and informed the Security Supervisor who dispatched to the scene with a Security Patrol. Upon entering the area Security found a cabinet door open and a VCR turned around so the wiring faced outwards. The alarm system was reset and the area secured. A search of the building and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating a suspect.

June 23, 8:15 am: Watson Hall - A staff member reported arriving at their office to find computer equipment was stolen sometime during the previous evening or night. The missing property includes an IBM M42 (Model # HCDIM4283074IU, serial number KCR0GKH) and two NEC 17" LCD monitors - both model # LCD1760V-BK (serial numbers 31158558GA and 31158546GA).

June 19, 2:17 pm: Stirling Hall - A staff member reported a laptop was stolen from a room sometime since 4pm the previous day.  It was noted that the room's light had been left on and the laptop visible from the hallway. It is a black Dell Inspiron 8100  (Serial#: 36VN711).

June 6, 10:30 pm: Campus - The ERC was informed that some individuals stole a set of keys to a Queen's owned tractor and a Grounds department staff member was chasing the thieves.  A description and location was provided and both the Security Supervisor and Kingston City Police were informed. Security soon met up with the Grounds staff member who pointed out two of the four individuals involved in the theft. After speaking to the individuals and further investigation, all suspects were identified as Queen's students and the keys were retrieved.  Since the student in possession of the keys returned them before being located by Security, the Ground department decided not to pursue criminal charges and referred the incident to the AMS Judicial Court.

June 4, 8:40 am: Abramsky Hall - Staff reported 4 laptop computers were stolen, including a black Dell laptop and a Toshiba 2400 (serial number 8203779OP).

June 2, 1:05 pm: Ontario Hall - Staff reported a black Minolta 35mm camera and black Tamron telephoto lens were stolen along with the camera's Minolta shoulder bag case sometime within the previous week.

June 2, 11:30 am: Policy Studies Building - Staff report a Dell laptop computer was stolen sometime within the previous few days.  It is a CPT500 laptop with the tag number 8EKZK. 

June 1, 6:30 am: An Clachan Complex - A building superintendent contacted Security to report a mail room entrance door had been kicked in.  The Security Supervisor met with the caller and it was initially determined no property was missing although a vending machine in the area was also found to have been broken into.  Kingston City Police were contacted and attended to gather evidence from the scene.

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.
 


VEHICLE BREAK-IN:

June 30, 10:33 am: An Clachan - A tenant reported someone smashed the driver's side window of his car between 7:30 the previous evening and 10:30 that morning. No property was immediately noticed missing from inside, and the Apartment & Housing office was informed so the glass in the parking lot could be cleaned up.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

June 39, 12:44 am: JDUC - A custodian reported finding a bottom pane of glass to the P&CC had been kicked in and shattered.  He had already cleaned up the glass and Security confirmed the damage did not provide access inside the business. 

June 24, 3:09 am: Richardson Stadium - While doing a routine check of the West Campus parking lots, a Security Patrol was approached by KGH Security in regards to some vehicles that were vandalized or accessed.  One vehicle had dents along the side of the drivers side door, another had a rear view mirror knocked off and a door left open, and the third car was entered and all the windows rolled down.  No property was noticed missing at the time of the report.

June 23, 2:52 am: JDUC - The Security Supervisor was performing a routine check of the building when he discovered an arcade machine had been vandalized and another pulled away from the wall.  The machine owner was contacted and informed of the damage.

June 21, 10:55 pm: PhysEd Centre - Security staff found incidents of mischief and vandalism at a balcony area of the PEC. Garbage, discarded alcoholVandalism / loitering at PEC bottles, and drug paraphernalia were found scattered around along with graffiti painted on the wall.  Some youths found in the approximate vicinity - including about 10 skateboarders - were spoken to and information recorded. One male was issued a Notice of Prohibition banning him from the property.  Extra security measures were planned for the area and PPS staff informed for clean up.
Picture (40 kb) showing vandalized area / S6

June 19, 9:44 am: Richardson Stadium - A staff member reported incidents of serious mischief and vandalism had been caused to a building and University owned vehicles over the previous couple of weeks. Extra checks of the area were scheduled by Security.

June 19, 7:46 am: Campus - A caller reported three vending machines were vandalized in a campus building. Security attended to confirm the report and contacted the machines' owners.

June 14, 1:59 pm: Integrated Learning Centre - While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor heard noise coming from the ILC construction area and found a section of the perimeter fence removed. A group of five males were spotted inside the area and then seen fleeing the scene by climbing the opposite fence.  Two of the group were pursued and stopped by Security and - after it was determined no damage had been done to the site - they were both identified and issued Notices of Prohibition, banning them from University property.

June 10, 8:48 am: Richardson Stadium - Staff report the booth area of the stadium was broken into over the previous weekend and two fire extinguishers were discharged. The area was cleaned by staff and the extinguishers delivered to Environmental Health & Safety for replacement.

June 8, 4:50 pm: Miller Hall - While patrolling the building, a Security Supervisor discovered a fire system stand pipe was taken out of its cabinet and tampered with. Pressurized water was in the fire hose and it was left to drip in a pail until Environmental Health & Safety were able to attend and return the equipment to its proper condition.

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:

June 28, Student Housing Area 10:55 pm - A Security Patrol was doing a routine check of the Student Housing Area and observed a large group of partiers in an alley behind the Apartment & Housing offices. The Security Supervisor attended and encountered about 20 people with open alcohol, loud music and various articles littering the ground.  The tenants of the house involved were located and informed the party and other activities violated their lease conditions. They tenants were cooperative, moving the party inside, turning the music down, and clearing up the litter outside.

June 26, 10:13 pm: Richardson Stadium - A Shuttle Bus driver reported seeing a small group of youths in an area near the West Campus parking lots and requested Security check it out due to recent vehicle vandalism in the lots.  The Security Supervisor attended and met up with six recent high school graduates who had a bag of potatoes and were testing a potato gun they'd built in Science class.  The group was polite and willingly complied when asked to finish up and leave the area.

June 16, 7:30 pm: Campus - A custodian reported spotting a large hole in the middle of Stuart Street.  The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed a hole the size of a basketball increasing in size when any pressure was applied near the edges.  A pylon was placed over the hole, to prevent any vehicles being damaged and the ERC contacted the emergency line for the city to inform them of the problem. Security noticed the hole had been repaired a little later in the evening.


UNARMED ALARMS:

June 27, 7:23 pm: Campus - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.

June 22, 10:49 am: Donald Gordon Center - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.

June 15, 4:54 am: Campus - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.

June 11, 5:11 am: Campus - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.

When leaving a room at the end of the day please ensure that the doors and windows are locked and secured and that all alarms are armed. 


BIKE THEFTS:

June 26, 9:28 pm: Goodes Hall - The ERC received a report that a student just interrupted two males who were attempting to steal a bicycle from the west side bike racks.  The suspects ran when they realized they'd been seen and the student reported the incident to a Commissionaire inside.  The Security Supervisor met with the Commissionaire who had been unsuccessful in locating the bike's owner. It appeared the thieves managed to make off with the front forks of a blue & black Norco, but may have been interrupted before getting at the rest of the bike. No suspect descriptions were provided.

June 19, 5:47 pm: Macdonald Hall - A caller reported her bike was stolen from the front of the building between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm the previous day.  It is a silver "jeep" mountain bike and was secured at the time with a wire line. The caller also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

June 18, 5:27 am: JDUC - A custodian contacted the ERC to report he could see a male individual trying to steal a bike at the building's west side bicycle racks.  Kingston City Police were requested to attend and the Security Supervisor dispatched to the area, pulling up to see the suspect using a hacksaw to cut through a bike's chain lock. He explained he was cutting off the lock because the bike's chain was rusted through and the back tire bent and flat, so he figured it couldn't belong to anyone.  The Security Supervisor took the hacksaw into possession and continued talking to the individual until police arrived.  He was questioned by police but not charged as it appeared the bike had indeed been abandoned. He was issued a Notice of Prohibition by Security, banning him from University property.

June 16, 11:43 pm: JDUC - A caller reported his bike was stolen from the west bike racks of the building.  The same caller phoned back at 1:00 am to inform the ERC he found the bike by the north entrance of the JDUC and reclaimed it. The owner also informed Kingston City Police of the incident.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

June 25, 2:23 pm: Douglas Library - A Commissionaire reported an individual previously seen viewing inappropriate material on the library's computers had just entered the building.  The Security Supervisor and a Library staff member attended the scene to speak with the suspect. He refused to provide identification and became argumentative, so Kingston City Police were requested to assist. An Officer arrived shortly and detained the individual until a Notice of Prohibition - banning the suspect from Campus - was issued by Security. 
The individual in this incident is a Caucasian male with a slim build, about 6'1" tall with light reddish brown hair and is usually seen wearing a bandana on his head.

June 22, 10:15 pm: Integrate Learning Centre - A custodian contacted the ERC to report about ten individuals were seen inside the ILC construction area. The Security Supervisor and a Patrol met with the caller and keep the area under observation until six people were persuaded to come out - four teens and a male and female in their early twenties. While Security attempted to gather identification from the group, one of the females became belligerent and acting out of control so Kingston Police were requested to attend.  Two Officers arrived soon afterwards and attained identification from the individuals. A cursory search of the area did not reveal any damage or mischief.  The group was cautioned about possible trespass charges and the safety hazards by Police and allowed to leave.  The site foreman and project manger were also informed of the incident and a later more thorough check confirmed no vandalism had occurred.

June 18, 8:15 am: Theological Hall - Staff reported seeing a suspicious male in the building who'd been observed there in the past. The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the individual, who was cooperative and admitted not having any legitimate business in the building. He provided identification and was served an NOP, banning him from University property.

June 17, 11:43 pm: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security staff observed an individual previously banned from University property leaving campus.  Kingston City Police were contacted and the individual kept under observation until officers arrived. He was charged with Trespass to Property and a breach of recognizance.

June 14, 3:48 pm: Campus - An off-duty city police officer contacted the ERC to report he was jogging on campus and encountered an individual acting strangely. The suspicious male swore at the officer and then asked him if he wanted to earn a thousand dollars before leaving and headed west on Union Street from MacCorry Hall.  The Security Supervisor searched for the individual and located him well off University property where he was observed dancing and singing beside the road.  When asked if he was okay or required assistance, he replied he was fine and continued heading away from main Campus. 

June 8, 12:00 pm: Campus - A patrol Officer on bike patrol of campus reported observing a large, possibly intoxicated male by the JDUC and then later walking down Campus Road, wobbling and stopping periodically.  The Security Supervisor attended and approached the individual who appeared sober and was stopping every once in a while to eat out of a half liter container of Haagendas ice cream he was carrying. The man reported he was fine and was seen leaving campus soon afterwards.

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.


FIRE ALARM:

June 25, 12:23 pm: Stirling Hall - A staff member reported a strong smell of natural gas coming from an air vent and was instructed to activate a pull station to evacuate the building.  KFD, Security and Environmental Health & Safety staff were dispatched to the scene. After some investigation, it was determined a lab in nearby Chernoff Hall was using a substance with a similar odour to natural gas.  The area was not venting properly and some of the odour was picked up by the Stirling Hall ventilation system.


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:

June 23, 2:29 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living near Campus reported a laptop computer was stolen during a break in.  The caller reported waking up in the morning to discover a window in their house had been pushed open and signs of access. It is a Toshiba Satellite laptop, serial #82037453. Kingston City Police were also informed of the incident.

June 7, 1:45 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing on Brock Street reported her house was broken into sometime during the previous night. No property was initially noticed missing but a report was filed with Kingston City Police for their records.

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).


TRESPASS TO PROPERTY:

June 22, 9:32 pm: JDUC - The Security Supervisor, while on routine patrol of the building, spotted two individuals previously banned from campus using computers in a common area.  One of the individuals spotted Security and quickly left the area but the other remained seated. He was approached and requested to remain Security while the second suspect was followed.  He complied and accompanied the Security Supervisor while the other man was followed. Unfortunately that individual fled behind some houses and could not be relocated by either Security staff or Kingston City Police, who had been called in earlier for assistance. The other individual, already having been served a Notice of Prohibition for attempted bike theft, was charged with Trespass by Police.


SKATEBOARDERS:

June 20, 12:57 pm: Campus - A Physical Plant Services staff member contacted the ERC, reporting three skateboarders has just whipped down a laneway between Summerhill and Craine right in front of a delivery truck.  Fortunately the driver slammed on the brakes and very narrowly missed one of the skateboarders.  The caller requested Security attend as the skateboarders were currently yelling obscenities at the somewhat shaken driver. 
The Security Supervisor was informed and arrived soon afterwards but learned the skateboarders had left campus and headed towards City Park. He searched that area but was unable to locate the group.


THEFT UNDER $5000:

June 16, 10:30 am: Gordon Brockington House - The Residence's desk clerk reported being informed a couple drink machines had been broken into. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed two drink machines were pried open and some product may have been stolen. The desk clerk contacted the machine owners to inform them of the incident.

June 5, 10:15 pm: Ontario Hall - A student reported a piece of her artwork was stolen from the building sometime between April 22 and 26. She contacted other students and staff in the department, to determine whether the piece may have simply been moved to another area, but without did not have success in locating it. The art work is a 4' X 8' wood cut of a rearing horse.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

June 5, 4:20 pm: PhysEd Centre - PEC staff requested an ambulance attend for an individual who seriously injured his hand in the weight room.  Both the Security Supervisor and Regional ambulance were informed to attend, with Security arriving first to be informed the injured male had dropped a weight on his hand. Paramedics arrived a short while later and after initial treatment transported the patient to KGH at 4:39 pm.

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:

June 3, 1:53 am: PhysEd Centre - A custodian reported his white pickup truck was stolen sometime between 11:00 pm and 1:50 am that night.  Kingston City Police were informed of the incident and attended to meet the owner and are investigating the incident.

 

 

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