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ARCHIVE: July 2003

UNARMED ALARMS:

July 31, 3:50 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.

July 12, 4:30 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

July 2, 4:50 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

July 1, 1:03 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

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. 


DRIVE-BY EGGING:

July 31, 12:35 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported she was struck by an egg thrown from a passing car while she was being escorted by Queen's Walkhome near the corner of Barrie and Clergy Streets. The victim was not injured in the incident and the only vehicle description available was that the egg was thrown from a red car.  Security kept an eye open for similar activity throughout the night, but no additional incidents were reported.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

July 30,4:34 pm: Campus - A Residence desk clerk reported one of their staff members was leaving work and noticed an individual who had been previously banned from Campus on the property. After continuing to walk home, the staff member phoned the desk clerk who passed on the information to the ERC.  Three Security Supervisors responded immediate to the vicinity, but the banned individual was long gone by the time they arrived. Security Patrols and Residence staff were also informed of the incident.

July 29, 10:58 am: Campus - A staff member contacted Security to report she was followed on Campus by an unknown male on a bike. The caller reported she was walking to work and passed by the suspect who was headed the other way. He was then seen to turn around further on and take a roundabout path back to where she was going. When the staff member entered a building, she looked back to see the individual was circling around just outside. The Security Supervisor was informed and soon located the man in another area - he claimed to be riding through campus on his way to to the waterfront and turned around to watch some of the construction work.  Security was later informed this same individual was seen looking in windows at Theological Hall as well as inside parked vehicles, although that report was made about 1 hour after the fact.
The suspect in this case is described as being in his 40s with a medium build and short grey hair, unshaven with a very dark tan. At the time of this incident he was riding a black mountain bike and wearing a tank top (sleeveless T-shirt), cut off jean shorts, had on a blue ball cap on backwards and was carrying a black over-the-shoulder bag.

July 26, 2:53 am: JDUC - A caller reports he was driving by the north side of the JDUC and saw two individuals run from the building's north entrance and thought they were acting suspicious.  The two were only described as being short and one had a light yellow cap on backwards.  Security checked the area but were unable to locate the individuals.

July 24, 9:55 am: Stauffer Library - Staff contacted the ERC to report an individual, previously dealt with in the library for viewing inappropriate material on their computers, was back in the library and rebooting his computer every time a staff  member came near him.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to meet the staff and, due to the individual's aggressive demeanor during the previous incidents, Kingston City Police were requested to attend as well.  Police were on scene within a few minutes and the individual was identified and asked to leave the building. He was also issued a Notice of Prohibition by Campus Security, banning him from University property.

July 23, 7:37 pm: McArthur Hall - A commissionaire contacted Security to report two young males were seen acting suspiciously at the north east corner of the building, appearing as if they were trying to access the building while carrying a tool box.  When they noticed they were being observed, the two suspects jumped on their bicycles and rode off towards Richardson Stadium.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and, after conducting an extensive search of the surrounding areas, a building check revealed no signs of damage or forced access.
The individuals in this incident were described as: one being around 5'5" with a slim build and wearing a red ball cap, while the other had a "chunky" build and brown hair.

July 9, 12:03 pm: PhysEd Centre - A custodian contacted the ERC to report some youths were on a balcony area outside the arena, possibly smoking marijuana.  The Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended and detained all the individuals except one, who jumped off the balcony and onto some recycling bins, then ran off.  Kingston City Police arrived soon afterwards and identified all the individuals, including the one who'd earlier fled the scene.  All the youths were served NOPs - banning them from University Property - and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia was confiscated.

July 8, 11:02 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The ERC received a report of 2 or 3 male individuals walking around the parking lot with flashlights. The Security Supervisor attended immediately but a complete search of the lots was unsuccessful in locating anyone. He met up with the original caller and then checked vehicles in the lot to ensure none were vandalized or broken into.

July 5, 7:46 am: JDUC - While attending to an incident inside the JDUC, a Security Supervisor observed a previously banned individual inside the building. Kingston City Police were contacted and, although the suspect left campus and tried to evade Security, he was detained by an Officer soon afterwards. He was subsequently charged with Trespass to Property and taken into Police custody. 

July 3, 2:34 pm: Victoria Hall - The Security Supervisor, while on routine patrol of Campus, observed an individual previously banned from University Property enter the Residence.  Kingston City Police were contacted and met with Security within a few minutes. They checked the building and found him watching television in a common room. He was subsequently charged with Trespass by police, cautioned that he would face more serious charges if he returned, and escorted off the property.

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.


Single vehicle accidentHIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT:

July 30, 12:30 am: Campus - The Emergency Report Center received a call from a custodian stating he'd just witnessed a single vehicle accident at the corner of Albert & Union Streets, adding the occupants did not appear to be injured. The Security Supervisor was aware of the car, as it had recently passed his own vehicle headed in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. The Supervisor and a Security patrol attended the scene and confirmed both the driver and her passenger were uninjured. He was subsequently informed the accident occurred when the car didn't make the turn onto Albert Street, left the road and struck a tree about five feet from the curb.  The passenger side of the car was dented and the front drivers side tire was almost completely off the rim. Two males from a nearby house had come over to assist the women in changing the damaged tire, and just finishing up when Kingston City Police arrived on scene. The officer spoke to the driver and based on her admission of having consumed alcohol that night - along with other evidence - she was taken downtown for a breathalyzer test. An attempt to drive the vehicle from the area was unsuccessful because one of the front struts was broken, so a towing company was called in to remove the car.
Three Pictures (75 kb) showing vehicle accident / S3


MISCELLANEOUS:

July 28, 8:25 am: Dupuis Hall - A Security Bike Patrol reported a Queen's owned vehicle had a flat tire in the parking lot.  The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed it appeared the tire had been punctured.  A contact person for that department was phoned at home and informed of the damage. Security was later informed the tire may not have been maliciously punctured, but that the damage may have been caused while the vehicle was being driven a couple days earlier.

July 27, 8:03 am: Botterell Hall - A custodian reported finding a drink cooler that may have been broken into.  The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed it appeared the sliding door may have been forced open but was unable to tell if any drinks were missing.  The company owning the machine was informed of the incident.

July 22, 12:35 am: Student Housing Area - The ERC was informed of a large party taking place on Division Street near Campus, and that someone in the group had lit something on the street that was producing a lot of smoke.  The Security Supervisor attended to confirm the report and, since it was not a Queen's owned house, Kingston City Police were informed.

July 20, 1:20 am: Richardson Hall - While on a routine check of campus, a Security Patrol reported finding a dead crow on the west side of the building. In accordance with the West Nile Virus procedures, the 'Kingston Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health Unit' was informed to attend campus and test the bird for the virus.

July 19, 10:26 am: Richardson Labs - An external alarm monitoring company contacted KFD to report receiving a gas leak alarm for the building.  The Security Supervisor attended to meet the fire department and Queen's Environmental Health & Safety were informed of the situation.  Contact staff for the affected area were phoned at home but reported no source for gas that they were aware of. One staff member attended campus and it was soon discovered the alarm was related to an empty carbon dioxide tank in a lab. KFD and Security then cleared the scene.

July 17, 10:09 pm: Campus - A caller reported he accidentally shattered a glass door when it was kicked.  The Security Supervisor met with the individual for more information, and a Physical Plant Services tradesman was called in to board up the door.

July 4, 4:04 pm: Stauffer Library - While performing a routine check of campus, a Security Patrol found a male individual sleeping near the corner of University Ave and Union Street.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke with the individual who reported he had gotten very intoxicated at a party near Campus and while walking home decided to have a nap on the concrete sign outside the library. After speaking to the Security Supervisor he began to walk away and then asked if Security could call him a cab. The ERC contacted a taxi company and a cab met with the individual soon afterwards to transport him home.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

Windows brokenJuly 28, 2:12 pm: Gordon Hall - The ERC was informed that 6 second floor windows had been damaged by rocks being thrown through them. The PPS project manager was also informed of the vandalism.
Picture (40 kb) of windows broken at Gordon Hall / S4

July 17, 5:16 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A custodian reported finding a pane of glass cracked in the building's north west exterior doors. The Security Supervisor attended and put caution tape on the door to ensure no one would cut their hand on the edges.  Physical Plant was informed of the incident to replace the glass.

July 8, 1:00 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - Staff reported someone threw a rock or other object through an office window sometime within the previous few days. Physical Plant Services were also informed to replace the damaged window.

July 3, 8:00 pm: Dupuis Hall - A caller reported his vehicle had been parked in the Dupuis parking lot for the day, and when he returned home he noticed a hole had been drilled or cut into the side of the car just above the gas tank. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

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.


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:

July 25, 5:28 am: Student Housing Area - A student residing on Division Street near Campus reported an unknown male had attempted to enter their home about 30 minutes earlier.  The caller reported seeing the suspect in the back yard, locked the door and then called for a friend who was also inside the house.  The friend went to the back door and the suspect asked to be let into the house but was refused entry.  At that point he responded that he'd be returning with some friends and left the area after first stopping to peer inside the house from the front.  The student contacted Kingston City Police who informed the student officers would make extra checks of the area throughout the night.
The suspect in this incident was described as being in hi mid to late 20s, about 6' tall with a very large build at around 250 lbs and was bald. At that time he was wearing a stripped red t-shirt with dark horizontal strip across front. Security Supervisors were also informed of the incident.

July 2, 3:46 am: An Clachan Complex -  A tenant reported about two minutes earlier she woke up to see an unknown male standing in the doorway to her bedroom. She yelled out at the intruder, but he just stood there until the caller's husband quickly escorted the individual out of their apartment.  A quick look around revealed a window screen had been popped open, likely gaining access for the intruder, and another appeared to have been partially pried open. The Security Supervisors attended immediately and searched the surrounding area before meeting with the tenants. Kingston City Police also attended and Apartment & Housing contacts were informed to repair the damaged windows.
The suspect was described as a Caucasian male between 20 and 26 years old, about 6'1" tall with a slim build, a long face, and very short dark brown hair. At the time of this incident he was wearing a blue T shirt, blue jeans and dark colour high cut shoes.

July 2, 3:46 am: An Clachan Complex -  A tenant reported about two minutes earlier she woke up to see an unknown male standing in the doorway to her bedroom. She yelled out at the intruder, but he just stood there until the caller's husband quickly escorted the individual out of their apartment.  A quick look around revealed a window screen had been popped open, likely gaining access for the intruder, and another appeared to have been partially pried open. The Security Supervisors attended immediately and searched the surrounding area before meeting with the tenants. Kingston City Police also attended and Apartment & Housing contacts were informed to repair the damaged windows.
The suspect was described as a Caucasian male between 20 and 26 years old, about 6'1" tall with a slim build, a long face, and very short dark brown hair. At the time of this incident he was wearing a blue T shirt, blue jeans and dark colour high cut shoes.

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).


RCMP PrintPROPERTY RECOVERED:

July 23, 11:00 am: Donald Gordon Center - The building's desk clerk contacted Campus Security to report a large framed print was found propped against a tree early in the day.  The Security Supervisor attended and took possession of a 16" X 23" print depicting a RCMP police officer.

Picture (45 kb) of RCMP print found outside DGC / ERC


THEFT UNDER $5000:

July 22, 12:24 pm: Campus - A staff member contacted Campus Security to report his keys were missing and likely stolen from his office.  The caller reported he may have accidentally left them in the door handle when he accessed the room, or they were stolen while left unattended on his desk while he was out of the unlocked and open office for 10 minutes.  The Security Supervisor attended and searched the building but the keys were not located.

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.


INDECENT ACT:

July 20, 5:16 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC was informed that a female was "flashed" by a male individual who exposed himself outside the south entrance to  the building.  The female was unharmed in the incident and described the perpetrator as being a male in his early to mid 20s, with short brown hair and a medium build. He was wearing a brown T-shirt and jeans and riding a BMX style bicycle.

Also see ALERT issued on July 23 due to a similar incident that likely involved same suspect.


BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

July 17, 1:57 am: Residences - Custodial staff reported encountering a few individuals who appeared to be stealing or moving some items in the building. Security  attended and identified the individuals as being with a group staying in the Residence. They claimed their activity was a prank and their supervisor was informed of the incident by Security.

July 15, 9:07 am: Richardson Stadium - Staff at the stadium reported a couple of incidents involving vandalism overnight - some vinyl in the Press Box was torn off and a 75' water hose was stolen. 

July 15, 7:20 am: Campus - Staff reported a Queen's owned house was broken into sometime during the previous evening. Security attended and was shown a ground floor window that was opened and accessed by the perpetrator(s) and informed a desktop computer and monitor had been stolen.  Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and upon arrival reported the stolen property had already been recently found inside an abandoned stolen car. The system was to be returned within a day after being checked for evidence by Police.

July 12, 5:32 pm: McGillvray Brown Hall - Staff reported the building had been broken into sometime between noon and 5:30 pm that day.  Both Security and Kingston City Police attended the scene and - although a number of offices were accessed and property moved around - nothing was taken in this incident.

July 6, 6:43 pm: Stirling Hall - A faculty member reported a number of offices had been broken into within the past hour and some laptop computers were missing.  The Security Supervisor and Kingston City Police attended to take a report and gather evidence from the scene. Stolen property included a Toshiba laptop computer, two Mac Powerbook Titanium G4s (serial# QT1032X3KSBA & QT2053EOLYO), a dark brown "Handspring Visor" handheld computer, a black knapsack with 2 orange loops on the front and "H2O" written on the back, a black Oakley sunglasses case, and a small blue transistor radio.

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:

Car break-inJuly 12, 7:25 am: Richardson Stadium - A staff member contacted the ERC to report a vehicle was broken into at the north lot by the stadium and some contents strewn around outside it.  The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed both driver's side windows were smashed out, likely using a large rock that was found in the back seat.  Property thrown around the vehicle was returned inside and the owner - a KGH staff person - was informed of the incident - the Security Supervisor also placed plastic bags over the windows due to the inclement weather.
Two Pictures (85 kb) showing vehicle break-in / S7

July 10, 11:05 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A visitor to Queen's staying in Residences reported her vehicle was broken into sometime between July 6th and 8th. She realized the break-in had occurred the next day when the rear sliding passenger door was jammed and would not open.  The only property missing from inside were some coins left in an ashtray. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.


BIKE THEFTS:

July 10, 1:18 pm: Biosciences Complex - An individual reported his black, "Miele UA 500" bike was stolen from the building's bicycle racks sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 am that day. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

July 5, 12:51 pm: Victoria Hall - A caller reported her blue Giant "Sedona LX/GX" bicycle was stolen from a fourth floor common room. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

July 4, 9:14 am: Douglas Library - A caller reported a blue, 18 speed "Ross" mountain bike was stolen from the bike racks two days earlier between 5:00 pm and 8:00 the following morning.

July 2, 4:22 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his red "Supercycle" bicycle was stolen from the building's bike racks where it had been locked up with a U-lock.  The caller was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police. 

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.


ANIMAL RELATED:

July 8, 4:20 am: West Campus - While enroute to the An Clachan Complex, Security Supervisors observed a skunk crossing the intersection of Sir John A Blvd and Johnson Street, bobbing its head up & down and left & right.  Upon closer inspection, it became obvious the animal had gotten its head stuck inside a jar of "Bicks sweet relish" and was unable to get free.  Security monitored its progress for a few minutes while it circled the intersection, and then one of the supervisors got out of the vehicle to provide some assistance. On the first attempt to hold the jar, the skunk pulled it out of his hands and spun around to face the other direction. After quickly repositioning himself, the supervisor managed to get a better grip on the jar and both parties pulled as hard as they could. After a brief back and forth tug of war, the animal finally grabbed the supervisor's hands with its forefeet and pulled its head out of the jar. Both the skunk and supervisor quickly ran in opposite directions and no further problems developed.. 

 

 

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