Aug 31, 12:40 pm: Albert St. Residence - A
stationary Patrol Officer in the new Residence reported being approached by an
individual who'd been stung by a bee about 10 minutes earlier. The
person was unsure whether she was allergic to bee stings so Queen's First Aid
was requested to attend as a precaution. The ERC paged QFA and informed
the Security Supervisor who both met with the victim before clearing the scene
at 12:56 pm when it was determined the individual would be fine.
11, 4:25 pm: PhysEd Centre - A staff member reported an individual
using the facilities may have broken his finger and would require medical
attention. The Security Supervisor attended and met with the injured
person just outside the building, laying down with his injured hand elevated.
A cursory inspection revealed the finger was definitely broken and - although
the individual refused first aid treatment - he did agree to accept Security's
offer to be transported to hospital. He was taken to KGH Emergency in
the Security vehicle and dropped off, along with a friend, at 4:49 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.
Aug 31, 1:10 am: Walter Light Hall
- A caller reported being hit by some eggs that were thrown from a
passing vehicle while he walking on Union Street about 40 minutes
earlier. The individual stated he was uninjured but was unable to
provide any details about the vehicle or its occupants.
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 considerably bruised in the incident.
Aug 29, 8:51 pm: Student Housing Area - A
Security Patrol monitoring the Student Housing Area reported finding five
stray kittens on the sidewalk outside a University Ave address. Since
the kittens were in danger of wandering into the streets and possibly being
struck by a car, the ERC contacted the Kingston Humane Society to
attend. Their staff arrived on scene soon afterwards and took possession
of the kittens.
Aug 26, 12:11 am: Mackintosh Corry -
A PPS staff member contacted the ERC to report he'd just observed a female
lift her top to flash a group of onlookers a few minutes earlier outside
MacCorry Hall. The Security Supervisors attended the area but it was
clear and there were no signs of the group in question.
Aug 25, 11:05 pm: An Clachan Complex
- While performing a routine check of the complex, a Security
foot patrol observed a confrontation between two men near the west parking lot
exit. The Security Supervisors attended and spoke to one of the
participants, as the other had fled the scene. The remaining individual
reported he had been riding his bike on the street when the other person
exited the parking lot in his vehicle and allegedly almost struck the
bicyclist. Some words were exchanged between the two, and then the
driver left his vehicle and approached the other male who attempted to block
him with his bike. The driver then returned to his car and reportedly
removed a tire iron from his trunk and again approached the bicyclist who
decided to run away instead of continuing the altercation. He returned a
short while later with a piece of wood but saw that the vehicle had already
left, leaving his bike behind with a bent back tire. The bicyclist declined
Security's offer to contact Kingston City Police and file a report, and walked
off carrying his bike. The Security Supervisors searched the area for
the vehicle in question but were unable to locate it.
23, 5:44 pm: Campus - A stationary Security Patrol in one of the
new Stuart Street Residence Buildings contacted the ERC to report part of a
tree had just fallen onto the street and knocked out a power line, showering
the area with sparks. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed two
large branches had fallen off a tree, one across the lawn of a house and the
other laying on the street. A foot Patrol team was instructed to redirect
traffic in the area and both PUC and KPD were informed. A Police officer was
on the scene within a few minutes and assisted in directing traffic after
contacting a tree removal company. PUC arrived soon afterwards to repair the
damage and finished their work by about 7:15 pm that evening. Picture
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branch across Stuart St. /
20, 11:49 pm: Kingston General Hospital - The Security Supervisor
was on mobile patrol of Campus when he spotted a female walking out of nearby
Kingston General Hospital wearing only a nightgown. He radioed the ERC
to inform KGH Security and monitored her status until KGH staff were able to
meet up with the patient.
Aug 19, 2:20 pm: Central Heating Plant
- The ERC received a call reporting a vehicle had just driven
into the Central Heating Plant lot and had one
of its tires go through the pavement and into a 2' by 2' hole. The
owner contacted a tow truck and Queen's Security attended to take a report.
The University's Parking Department was also informed but reported that lot
was leased by KGH and they would have to attend to make repairs to the
pavement. KGH Security and Parking were advised of the incident and the
vehicle was towed out soon afterwards. Picture
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vehicle and small "sink hole" /
14, 4:10 pm: Campus - A power outage occurred on campus along with
much of Ontario and locations in the United States. The ERC received multiple
calls reporting the failure along with related equipment alarms and phone
calls. Four of the calls were from individuals stuck in separate
elevators and a PPS tradesman - just having arrived home for the day - was
called back onto campus to assist in getting the people out. Additional
PPS tradesmen and administrators also attended campus and remained most of the
night. Extra Security Supervisors, foot patrols, bike patrols, and ERC
staff were also scheduled to deal with a variety of situations that resulted
from the outage.
Aug 13, 12:42 am: Residences - The
ERC was informed a number of vending machines had been broken into in a
Residence building. The Security Supervisor attended to confirm the
report, and a search of a nearby Residence revealed additional machines
vandalized. A total of seven machines appeared vandalized or broken into,
although it wasn't immediately apparent whether any coins or product were
missing. The machine owners were informed of the incident and extra
patrols of the area were carried out.
Aug 12, 6:00 pm: Goodes Hall - The
ERC received a call that a young female was slightly injured when a fence,
recently damaged in a car
accident, fell over and onto her leg about 20 minutes earlier. The
girl hurt her knee in the incident and was driven to the hospital for
treatment. The Security Supervisor attended and moved the section of
fence to a safer area and Physical Plant Services were informed of the
incident to repair or remove the fence.
10, 4:07 pm: Mackintosh Corry - The ERC was contacted by a Kingston
Human Society employee reporting he was accessing a vehicle parked in the
MacCorry lot to remove a dog inside. The Security Supervisor met with the
caller and was informed the dog had been left in the vehicle for about an hour
with no water and a window only slightly open. After removing the
animal, it was confirmed the interior seemed very hot and a note was left on
the vehicle with instructions to retrieve the dog from the Human Society.
Aug 4:00 pm: Campus
- A student contacted Security to report an individual was viewing improper
material on a computer in a public room. The individual in question had
already left the building by the time of the call - Security did a quick check
to ensure no similar activity was taking place at the facilities and cleared
PERSONS / ACTIVITY:
Aug 29, 9:18 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall -
Campus Security received two reports of a suspicious male viewing
inappropriate material on a public computer terminal in the building. A short
time later, the Security Supervisor spotted an individual matching the
description walking west on Union Street near MacDonald Hall. Security began
to approach the man, but he turned and started walking in the opposite
direction, increasing his speed when requested to stop. The suspect then
turned south and began walking along the east side of MacDonald Hall - the
started running when requested to stop a second time. The Security
Supervisor and a nearby Foot Patrol pursued the man and managed to detain him
when he slipped and fell on the north side of Summerhill.
The man presented
identification when asked, and stated he ran because he was scared. After
being assured there was no reason to be afraid, he admitted knowing why
Security wanted to talk to him and confirmed he was viewing pornographic
websites on the computer. He apologized for this inappropriate behaviour
and was in turn informed he would be banned from University property if any
future reports were made against him.
individual is described as being a Caucasian male in his 40s with a red
complexion, about 5' 7" - 5' 9" tall, a thin build, blond gelled
hair with a side part, and was wearing rectangular shaped glasses.
28, 2:19 pm: Campus - An off-duty Security Supervisor contacted the
ERC to report a suspicious couple - dealt with on a previous
occasion - was currently walking on Stuart Street by KGH hospital near
campus. On-duty Security Staff were dispatched and located the couple
just north of that location on Arch Street outside Humphrey Hall. They
were observed loitering near the building, as well as talking into radios/walkie
talkies, before moving on and leaving campus headed east. Due to their
suspicious activities during this and previous encounters, Kingston City
Police were requested to attend. The couple were monitored by Security
until Police arrived a few minutes later and identified the individuals, who
claimed to be walking through campus after attending a hospital appointment..
Caucasian male in this incident was described as being approximately 35-45
years old, approximately 5'9" tall with short brown hair & a
moustache, and had a number of visible tattoos. He was wearing a
dark t-shirt and long Hawaiian style shorts.
The Caucasian female is tanned and also between 35 - 45 years of age, about
5'3" tall with shoulder length strawberry blonde hair and had some
visible tattoos including one on her neck. She was wearing a striped
tank top and navy shorts.
If you see these individuals on University
property, please contact the Emergency Report Center immediately at 533-6111
or use an Assistance, Safety, or Emergency Phone in the area.
Aug 27, 1:54 pm: Summerhill - A
staff member reported encountering an unknown male inside the building. When
the caller approached the individual and asked why he was in the building,
the male claimed to just be looking around but seemed nervous and exited the
building at the same time as the staff member. He was last seen headed
towards Theological Hall, but Security dispatched to the scene were unable
to locate him. The suspect was described as being a
Caucasian male in his mid 20s, about 5'10" with a medium build, large
ears that stuck out, and was wearing a grey t-shirt, jeans and sneakers.
Aug 27, 1:03 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A
staff member reported encountering a suspicious male while exited this
building at around 9:00 pm the previous night. During that
encounter, she saw the male sitting at the public computer terminals in the
building and noticed he followed her out of the building and into the
parking lot. He kept his distance, but walked very slowly and turned
his head away whenever she looked in his direction. The caller
reported she was able to get to her car and drive away without any
difficulties, but wanted Security to be aware of the incident. The male was described as being
Caucasian in his 30s or 40s, over 6' tall with a large build (~220-240 lbs)
with disheveled shoulder length sandy blond hair and a beard. The
caller was advised of the Lone
Worker and Campus
Escort Programs offered by the Security department.
Aug 26, 3:02 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The
ERC received a report of two suspicious individuals loitering around the
MacCorry parking lot - the Security Supervisor attended and located the male
and female individuals in the lot. He observed their activities for a
few minutes until they left University property, and then spotted them a few
minutes later approaching campus from a different direction. However the two
again left Campus when they noticed they were being monitored by Security.
24, 8:00 pm: Stirling Hall - A custodian reported chasing two young
males out of the building. The Security Supervisors responded to the
area but a search was unsuccessful in locating the pair. A staff member later
contacted the ERC to report a data projector was missing from a room, but it
uncertain whether the youths in the earlier incident were involved.
12:19 pm: Student Housing Area - A
caller to the ERC reported seeing two suspicious males on the porches of some
houses near Campus, appearing to look in some ground floor windows. The
Security Supervisor attended the area and eventually located one of the
suspects walking on Division Street near Earl Street. The individual was
uncooperative when questioned, denied being near the any houses, and refused
to provide identification. He then walked off heading north, at which
point Kingston City Police were contacted and soon met up with Security near
Queen's Street. They searched the suspect and attained identification that
revealed he had been banned from Queen's a short while ago for viewing
inappropriate material on a computer in Stauffer Library. Although he was not
seen on University property during this incident, he was cautioned by Police
that he'd be charged with Trespassing if he returned to campus or the general
initial suspect not encountered by Security was described as being a
Caucasian male, possibly in his 30s with brown hair and a goatee. At the
time of this incident he was wearing a ball cap & bandana and was riding
individual dealt with by Security and KPD is described as being a 40
years old tanned Caucasian male, 5'8" tall and between 200 and 230 lbs.
He has short light brown/blond hair (balding), bright green eyes, some pock
marks on his face, and is missing a front tooth. At the time of this
incident he was wearing a green sweat shirt, navy blue knee length shorts,
black shoes & socks, and a faded red baseball cap with
"Canada" written in white lettering.
14, 8:27 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported he was the
landlord for a house near campus occupied by Queen's students. Today one of
his tenants informed him they had arrived home after being out of town for a
few days to discover someone had pitched a tent in their backyard and plugged
in an extension cord to an outlet on their porch. The caller was
informed that the University had no jurisdiction for the house, as it was
privately owned, and advised to contact Kingston City Police. The
student living in the house had already left town again for a few days when
this call to the ERC was placed.
13, 9:01 pm: Campus - A staff member reported he was on campus
earlier in the evening and an individual shone a laser light pointer in his
eyes as the perpetrator drove by him in a car. He made note of the
vehicle description and happened upon the perpetrator about 10 minutes later.
When he confronted the young male about the incident, the youth was
belligerent and commented he was looking for a room on campus. The staff
member subsequently confiscated the laser pointer and escorted the individual
off University property. The caller provided a description of the
suspect and reported he would drop off the laser pointer to the Security
office the next day.
11:05 pm: Campus - While on a routine check of Campus, a Security
Patrol spotted an individual who appeared to be trying to access the Security
vehicle and some other cars parked nearby. The Patrol was instructed to keep
the suspect under observation until the the nearby Supervisor arrived on scene
within about a minute. At that point the individual was approached by
Security and questioned as to what he was doing. The male - who appeared
intoxicated - claimed to be looking for his mother's car and then said he was
waiting for his mother to pick him up. When he described his mother's car, he
was asked why he was attempting to access a minivan, a station wagon and
another car that neither matched the type or colour of his mother's vehicle.
He didn't have a good explanation for the question and then reported he was
actually on his way to meet his surgeon at a nearby hospital. The Supervisor
questioned him about that claim, due to the fact it was 11:00pm on a Saturday
night, and the individual became slightly agitated. Kingston City Police were
requested to attend at 11:09 pm when the individual claimed to not have any
identification with him, and Officers were on scene within a few minutes.
Their records revealed the individual had a prior record and he was
subsequently arrested for trespass by police and issued a Notice of
Prohibition - banning him from University property - by Security. Police
and Security cleared the incident at 11:42 pm.
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
4:59 p: West Campus - The ERC received a call from a custodian
reporting some bushes were on fire near the stadium. Both Security and
KFD were informed to attend with the Security Supervisor arriving first to
meet with the caller along with three 11 year old males who lived
nearby. It soon became apparent that a fort in the area was on fire but
the boys denied being near it since earlier in the day. KFD arrived
within minutes to extinguish the flames and then requested Kingston Police
attend as three other suspicious young males were seen in the vicinity on
bikes. He suspected that group may have also been responsible for two other
fires within the past couple of days. KPD arrived on scene within
minutes, was briefed on the situation, and then placed the three youths into
his cruiser for questioning. Security cleared the scene at this point to
attend another call.
Aug 27, 12:27 pm: Grant Hall
- A staff member used an Emergency Phone to contact the ERC
and report some wood chips in a planter between Grant and Ontario Halls was
smoldering and smoking. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed
the report, and had PPS staff contacted to attend and douse the planters with
water. It is suspected a discarded and still lit cigarette, thrown into
the planter, may have caused this incident.
12:52 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
Aug 20, 5:32 am:
Campus - Similar incident as above.
19, 2:05 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.
11, 3:00 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.
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.
Aug 27, 5:20 pm: Miller Hall / Bruce Wing -
A student reported his bike was stolen while locked to the racks on the
building's west side. The lock had been cut and left behind, and his
white & black mountain bike (serial# C11B7111) was taken. The caller was
advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.
21, 1:00 pm, Student Housing Area - A student residing on Clergy
Street reported a bike was stolen from where it had been cable locked to their
porch overnight. It is a green
"Mountain Renegade" mountain bike with some minor damage to its
gears and pedals. A report was also filed with Kingston City
19, 3:45 am: Walter Light Hall - A student reported his bicycle was
stolen from where it had been secured to the bike racks with two thick locks.
It is a yellow & gold "Kona
Fire Mountain" bike with a large frame. The caller was also
advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.
11, 3:45 pm: JDUC - While on mobile patrol of Campus, the Security
Supervisor observed an individual carrying a bike tire walking east on Union
Street - the individual also appeared to have a large object in his back
pocket that was covered by his T-shirt. Before the Supervisor could
approach the suspect, he noticed the Security vehicle and fled up Division
Street and behind some houses. The surrounding area was immediately
searched by the individual could not be relocated. The Security Supervisor
then checked the bicycle racks outside the JDUC and noted a new bike with a
missing front tire, but no subsequent theft reports were received by the
department and the owner may have taken the tire when they locked the
bike. The suspect in this incident was
described as a Caucasian male between 35 and 40 years old, about 5'6"
tall with short brownish/red hair and a moustache and had a reddish
Aug 5, 3:17 pm:
Biosciences Complex - A caller reported seeing two young males -
about 17 or 18 years old - trying to pick up a bicycle in the bike racks
outside the building. When the caller yelled out at the youths, they ran off
down Barrie Street towards Stuart Street. A brief description was provided and
Security dispatched to the scene but were unable to relocate the suspects.
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
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.
24, 5:07 pm: Jeffrey Hall - The ERC received a report that some
skateboarders were cutting a stair railing with a hacksaw at Jeffrey Hall near
MacCorry. The Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended the scene and
located four teenaged skateboarders on the stairs by the rail. Two of
the group fled after being briefly confrontational with Security, while the
other two remained. Security tracked the two who ran from the scene,
losing sight of one when they split up, and unable to follow the second but
noted the description of a car he hopped into and left the scene. Those
two were eventually identified by Security as were the cooperative youths who
remained at the scene. They were cautioned not to skateboard on campus
in the future and released, while parents for the two who fled were contacted
by Security and served a Notice of Prohibition - banning them from University
property entirely. Additionally, at least one of those teens also had
his skateboard confiscated by his mother.
The hacksaw used in this incident was confiscated by Security and upon further
investigation it appeared the group managed to cut about 2 inches through the
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hacksaw used and damaged railing /
21, 00:01 am: Residences - The ERC received a report that some male
individuals were observed urinating into an open ground floor window of a
Residence Building. The Security Supervisor attended and detained a
group of young males found in the vicinity but they denied involvement. They
were subsequently identified and cautioned by Security who then attended the
scene in question to ensure no other mischief was done. Residence maintenance
were informed to attend for clean up and extra patrols of the area were
performed for the remainder of the night.
Aug 19, 11:30 pm: McArthur Hall -
A Commissionaire reported encountering two teenagers setting fire to a
magazine on the building's south side. They ran off when they realized they'd
been spotted and headed east on nearby Union Street. The Security
Supervisors attended and searched the area but were unable to locate the
suspects. The Commissionaire had already extinguished the small fire and
turned over a magazine with its cover burnt off.
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
24, 4:23 pm: Biosciences Complex - A caller reported that a van
parked outside the building had its passenger window smashed. The
Security Supervisor confirmed the report and had KPD informed. The owner
of the van phoned Security a short while later and reported nothing appeared
missing from inside other than a cup of coins. However, some clothes
believed stolen from the vehicle were discovered the next day by KGH Security
and returned to their owner. Picture
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vehicle broken into /
22, 4:49 pm: Graduate Club - The ERC received a call reporting a
vehicle had been vandalized while parked outside the Grad Club on Barrie
Street. The Security Supervisor attended and was informed by a couple
of witnesses that an unknown male was seen fleeing the vehicle on a bicycle
immediately after the sound of breaking glass was heard. The owner was
also present and confirmed a laptop backpack - containing only documents -
was stolen from inside the car. A description was provided to Security
but a search of the area was unsuccessful.
However, while enroute to another call a short time later the Security
Supervisor observed an individual matching the description near
campus. Photographs of the individual were taken before he managed to
ride off in a direction the Security vehicle couldn't follow, and witnesses
to the vehicle break-in confirmed it was likely the same individual they
saw. The suspect in this incident
is a Caucasian male, between 17 & 20 years old, approximately 5-8"
tall with a thin build and short brown hair (described as 'mousy colored' -
short on the sides and longer and curly on the top). At the time of this
incident he was wearing a red T-shirt & black shorts and riding a small
dark colored Mountain bike. Picture
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vehicle broken into /
14, 3:37 pm: Stirling Hall - A student reported leaving an office
unoccupied with the door open for about 5 minutes and returned to find his Toshiba
Satellite Pro 4300 laptop computer had been stolen. The caller
reported seeing two male youths in the building around that time but was
unable to locate them when he searched campus on his bike. Campus
Security also did a search for the suspects after receiving the call, but was
likewise unsuccessful in finding them.
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.
& ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:
14, 2:47 pm: Dupuis Hall - Staff reported a door was pried open in
the building sometime within the previous half hour. It was soon
determined a money belt and a Toshiba
Satellite Pro 4200 laptop computer was stolen from inside. The
Security Supervisor met with the caller and a report was also filed with
Kingston City Police.
were 33 theft and 22 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in
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.
13, 10:20 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to
report a male individual "flashed" her about 5 minutes
earlier. The caller stated she was riding her bike near the corner of
Alfred & Johnson street when the man asked her for directions and then
exposed himself. She left the area immediately and called the ERC when she
arrived home. The suspect was described as being a
Caucasian male in his mid 30s with a pudgy build and was wearing a T-shirt and
4:28 am: Campus - A caller reported losing a white gold diamond
bracelet three days earlier. The jewelry was believed lost across from KGH
near Stuart Street - the caller was advised to contact KGH and the Campus
Security Lost & Found Coordinator was informed of the report.
Aug 5, 8:39 pm:
Botterell Hall - A caller reported there was a bat flying around in
the lobby of the building. He was asked to try and prop the exterior doors
open - in hopes the bat would fly out - and both the Security Supervisor and
an on-duty bike patrol attended the scene. Upon arrival, Security staff held
open both sets of lobby doors and informed people wanting to enter the
building about the bat. One of those individuals, who had his own keys,
entered the building and then reappeared from around the corner a few minutes
later holding the bat in his hand. The student age male asked the Supervisor
what he should do with the it, and was asked to carefully release it
outside. After doing so, Security cautioned him about having captured
the bat, due to the chance it may have been rabid and bit him. He
answered that he'd already been vaccinated for rabies and walked back into the
Aug 5, 6:22 pm:
An Clachan Complex - A tenant contacted the ERC to report a bat was
seen taking a rest on the door hinge on one of the apartment doors. An
Apartment & Housing staff member was informed of the incident and had
someone attend and remove the bat.