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ARCHIVE: August 2003

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

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.

Aug 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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

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.

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 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.

Tree branch on Stuart St.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.

Aug 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 (40 kb) showing branch across Stuart St. / S9

Aug 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 oneVehicle and Sink Hole 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 (35 kb) showing vehicle and small "sink hole" / S9

Aug 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.

Aug 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 soon afterwards.


SUSPICIOUS 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.

This 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.

Aug 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..

The 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 23, 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 vicinity.

The 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 a bicycle.

The 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.

Aug 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. 

Aug 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.

Aug 2, 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.

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) RELATED:

Aug 28, 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.


UNARMED ALARMS:

Aug 28, 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 alarm system.

Aug 20, 5:32 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

Aug 19, 2:05 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

Aug 11, 3:00 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. 


BIKE THEFTS:

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.

Aug 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 Police.

August 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.

Aug 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 complexion.

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 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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

hacksaw and rail cuttingAug 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 handrail.
Two Pictures (72 kb) showing hacksaw used and damaged railing / S9

Aug 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.

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 BREAK IN:

Vehicle break-inAug 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 (35 kb) showing vehicle broken into / S9

Vehicle break-inAug 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 (31 kb) showing vehicle broken into / S9


THEFT UNDER $5000:

Aug 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.


BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

Aug 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.

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.
 


INDECENT ACT:

Aug 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 shorts.


LOST PROPERTY:

Aug 8, 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.


PEST CONTROL:

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 building..

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.

 

 

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