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ARCHIVE: September 2003

MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

September 27, 9:00 am: Underground Garage - A booth attendant contacted the ERC to report the exit gate had been damaged, possibly by someone jumping on it overnight.  The Security Supervisor confirmed the report and that the gate was still functional. A department contact was informed of the incident at home.

September 25, 10:17 pm: McArthur Hall - The building's commissionaire contacted Campus Security to report a group of young males just threw some balls of mud or balloons filled with mud at some windows and ran off.  The caller could not provide any details about the youths, and an immediate check of the area was unsuccessful in locating them.

September 20, 7:13 pm: West Campus - A vehicle owner contacted the ERC to report someone tossed a rock through the window of her car sometime overnight.  The caller was also informed to file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 19, 9:25 pm: Watson Hall - A caller reported a group of five males had just smashed out a window on the south side of the building.  Security responded to the scene but were unable to locate the perpetrators there or in the surrounding area. It was observed that a chair was thrown through the window and both a custodian and an architectural contractor were contacted to attend for clean up and repair.

September 6, 5:46 am: JDUC - A custodian reported a toilet paper dispenser had been ripped of the wall in a men's washroom along with a soap dispenser. The area was cleaned and a work order placed for Physical Plant Services to make repairs the next work day.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

September 27, 12:31 am: Brockington House - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend.  The panel indicated the affected zone was located on the 4th floor North end where a pull station was found activated maliciously.  The system was reset by Security at 00:44 am.

September 26, 5:38 am: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival they went to the activated zone in Bryce House and found the detector was covered in cobwebs.  The system was reset at 5:53 am by Security.

September 24, 2:23 am: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD & Security were informed to attend. The panel on scene indicated the alarm was centered on the 3rd floor of Bryce House and a search revealed some toast had been burned in the kitchen area, setting off the smoke detector.

September 24, 1:09 am: Brockington House - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. The fire panel indicated the second floor north area of the building was the source of the activation and a search revealed someone had emptied a dry fire extinguisher in the hallway.  The fire alarm system was reset by Security and housekeeping staff were informed to attend for clean up.

September 24, 12:06 pm: McNeill House - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and Security & KFD were informed to attend.  Upon arrival it was determined a pull station had been activated on the third floor by an exit door.  They attended that area but found no reason for the activation and the fire system was reset at 00:23 am.

September 21, 1:47 am: Victoria Hall - The ERC received an active fire alarm for the Residence and contacted KFD & Security to attend.  The panel indicated the alarm was activated on the 4th floor of "C" wing where a maliciously activated pull station was located just inside the stairwell.  The alarm was reset at 1:57 am by Security and KFD cleared the scene.

September 20, 12:21 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. The Security Supervisor soon reported a pull station had been maliciously activated on the ground floor of C wing.  The system was reset at 12:30 am.

September 19, 10:55 pm: Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. It was quickly determined a pull station had been maliciously activated on the third floor of C wing and the system was reset at 11:04 pm.

September 12, 1:18 pm: Kathleen Ryan Hall - A staff member reported smoldering peat moss in a planter outside the building - likely caused by someone discarding a lit cigarette there.  Physical Plant Services was informed of the situation and requested to send a custodian or grounds person to douse the area.

September 6, 10:27 am: West Campus - A trouble alarm activated for West Campus Utility building - likely due to a power dip in the area - and Security was dispatched to reset the system. They noted seeing smoke as they arrived and requested KFD attend.  However within moments they determined the burning smell and haze was not coming from the building but from some bushes nearby. Fire Fighters were on scene within a few minutes and doused the bush fire, then did an interior check of the building to confirm no flames or smoke was inside.

September 6, 5:31 am: McNeill House - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend.  The panel showed the active zone as being the northwest stairwell and a check of the area revealed a maliciously activated pull station. The fire alarm system was reset at 5:48 am and the incident cleared after Residence dons were informed of the false activation.

September 5, 4:59 am: Leonard Hall - The ERC received a fire alarm indication for the Residence and dispatched Security & KFD to the scene.  Upon arrival it was observed that a pull station had been activated for no apparent reason near the west stairwell by the second floor.  KFD & Security cleared the call after resetting the system at 5:10 am.

September 5, 3:02 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm was activated in the Residence and KFD & Security were informed to attend.  Both were on scene within minutes and soon determined a pull station had been maliciously activated on the 2nd floor of C wing.  The fire system was reset at 3:12 am.  Security and Residence Life are investigating witness reports that may identify the perpetrator(s).

September 3, 3:17 am: Victoria Hall - The ERC received a fire alarm activation for the Residence and informed Security and KFD to attend. Security reported the active zone as being on the 2nd floor of C wing and soon determined a pull station had been activated maliciously - no signs of smoke or fire.  The system was reset at 3:27 am and the area cleared.

September 3, 1:04 am: Morris Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were requested to attend.  The active zone was quickly determined, but no cause for the alarm could be found.  A fire watch was arranged until an electrician was called in and reset the system.

There were 32 fire alarm activations categorized as "malicious" in 2002. There were 28 such incidents in 2001, 27 in 2000, 19 in 1999 and 26 in 1998. Please see our Stats link for additional statistical information.

September 2, 2:25 pm: Ellis Hall - A caller reported a patch of dry vegetation was smoldering outside the building. The Security Supervisor confirmed the report and Physical Plant Services sent a staff member to douse the area with water. It is believed a discarded, still lit cigarette was the cause.

September 2, 6:29 pm, Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a report there was a  burning smell on the east side of the building, but the caller was unable to determine its source or see any signs of smoke. The Security Supervisor attended and observed some peat moss was smoldering in a planter area due to a recently discarded lit cigarette. A volunteer firefighter happened to be in the vicinity and doused the area with four buckets of water.


BIKE THEFTS:

September 29, 1:46 pm: Ellis Hall - A student called Campus Security to report he spotted his bike, stolen from near Campus about three weeks earlier, locked to a bike rack on Campus.  The Security Supervisor met with the caller and was shown some unique marks and attachments on the bicycle and reported the original sales receipt with the serial number was at his parents home.  Security would not cut the lock and hand over the bike to him until the sales receipt could be produced, but did place a new lock on the bike with a note to call Security.

Later in the day, another student called the ERC about the lock & note and was met by the Supervisor at the bike. The International student reports she visited a local bike store when she arrived in Kingston to look for a bicycle to rent. She left without a bike and was later approached by a man who was in the store and claimed to have an extra bike he didn't need, offering to sell it for $40.  She purchased the bike from him and planned to use it until the end of October when she planned to sell it again.

The student who owned the bike was contacted and informed of the situation with the other student. He offered to allow her to continue using the bicycle until she was finished with it the next month. A report of this incident was also filed with Kingston City Police.

September 23, 11:37 pm: Dupuis Hall - A student reported a carrying bag was stolen off her bike as it was locked up outside the building overnight. The bag contained her helmet, head lamp, screwdriver and a wrench.

September 20, 12:35 pm: Victoria Hall - A student reported securing her green "Giant Iguana" bicycle to the bike racks with a U-lock and returned to find it had been stolen. She was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 18, 6:39 pm: McArthur Hall - The building's commissionaire contacted Campus Security to report a suspicious male just walked off with a red & yellow bicycle without handlebars.  Although the caller was unsure which direction the suspect headed, Security did a search of the area in an attempt to relocate him.  They were unsuccessful and asked the caller to phone back if the individual returned.
He is described as being a balding Caucasian male between 40 and 50 years old, 5'8" tall with a thin build - about 145 to 165 lbs.

September 15, 12:11 am: JDUC - Caller reports his gray & black Nakamura bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside the building. He was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 12, 4:43 pm: Stirling Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen from the bicycle racks outside sometime during the previous day. It is a blue "Kona" brand "Caldera" bike. The caller also informed Kingston City Police.

September 11, 7:01 pm: Leonard Hall - A student reported his silver & blue "Vertical" racing/road bike was stolen about 2 days earlier from outside the Residence.  After details were recorded, the caller was transferred through to KPD to file a report with their department.

September 9, 9:53 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his bike was stolen while he was in the library. It is a black CCM mountain bike with red lettering and had been secured with a chain lock that apparently was cut.  The caller was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 6, 10:05 pm: JDUC - A student contacted the ERC and reported her bike was stolen from the building's racks sometime during the day. She was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 6, 7:04 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported his red Norco bicycle was stolen from the bike racks on the south side of the building.  He also informed Kingston City Police of the theft. 

September 4, 4:46 pm: Stirling Hall - A staff member reported he just tapped on his office window and scared off an individual attempting to steal a bicycle outside.  The suspect was described as being a male in his early 20s with a black goatee - wearing a blue cap, shorts, and carrying a knapsack containing a pair of bolt cutters.  The man had run off towards Stuart Street but an immediate search of the area by the Security Supervisor and foot patrols was unsuccessful in locating him.

September 3, 9:15 am: Policy Studies - A staff member reported someone may have attempted to steal her bicycle from the building's bike racks sometime during the previous day.  When the caller went to retrieve her bike at around 5:00 pm, it was found laying on its side and the u-lock used to secure it to the racks was gone.  There was only very minor damage done to the bike and no initial reports of any 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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

September 28, 12:22 am: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to request Queen's First Aid attend to assess a housemate who was severely intoxicated.  QFA initially dispatched for the call but soon realized the house was out of their area of response. The Security Supervisor met with the team and decided to transport QFA to the location.  QFA tended to the intoxicated student and determined she would be fine with being monitored by housemates for the evening. They were then transported back to campus by Security.

September 27, 2:09 am: Harkness Hall - An AMS Walkhome team contacted the ERC to report finding a passed out male on the steps of the building. Security attended and eventually managed to wake the student and take him to the Campus Observation Room at Victoria Hall. 

September 24, 7:23 pm: Biosciences Complex - The ERC received a report that student fell and injured her foot while running to class.  The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid attended the scene where the injury was treated with an ice pack. The student was then transported to her home in a cab.

September 21, 9:07 pm: Campus - A student contacted the ERC on an Emergency Phone to report he was feeling ill.  The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid attended and after being assessed by QFA he was transported to Hotel Dieu hospital by Security.

September 21, 12:24 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor was stopped by a student reporting his friend had stepped on a beer bottle in Victoria Park and suffered a cut to his foot.  The Supervisor met with the injured student and had Queen's First Aid paged to attend.  QFA cleaned and dressed the wound and suggested he attend hospital due to the severity of the cut. Security transported the student to his residence to retrieve his wallet and then to KGH Emergency for treatment.

September 17, 10:00 am: JDUC - A staff member contacted the ERC to report a student experiencing severe abdominal pain. Both Queen's First Aid and the Security Supervisor were informed to attend and - after being assessed by QFA - the student was transported to Hotel Dieu Hospital by Security.

September 14. 5:01 am: Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC with a report of an unconscious male out front.  The Security Supervisor was informed and arrived to find two students standing over a male laying on the ground.  The Supervisor managed to wake the individual who eventually was able to provide his first name but not where he lived.  After naming off a few Residences, he identified one as being his home and a don from that area was contacted to attend.  However after a few more minutes elapsed, it was determined the student lived in that Residence last year and now lived in a house near Campus.  Due to the level of intoxication, Regional Ambulance was requested to attend and arrived on scene soon afterwards. It was agreed it would be fine for the student to be monitored at the West Campus Campus Observation Room and he was transported there by ambulance.  He was assisted inside by paramedics and Security who then cleared the scene at 5:56 am. 

September 13, 12:41 am: Residences - A caller from the Campus Observation Room reported an intoxicated student who'd been there for about 40 minutes seemed to be experiencing some breathing problems - at least 15 to 20 seconds between breaths.  The Security Supervisor responded and had Regional Ambulance informed to also meet with them.  Upon arrival, Security was informed the individual had earlier been found passed out in a washroom and then walked down to COR by a don.  Paramedics assessed the student briefly and then transported him and a don to KGH. He was released at 2:00 am and transported back to COR by Security. 

September 12, 12:04 am: Campus - The ERC received a report that a group of individuals were being excessively noisy by the waterfront near Morris Hall.  Security Supervisors attended the area and found five very intoxicated students who'd been swimming in the lake. The group decided to return to their Residence, but needed to be escorted across King Street by Security as they were stumbling out into the path of traffic and almost being hit.  Supervisors then monitored their progress until they were seen entering the Residence on Stuart Street.
About 15 minutes later, a don in the same building contacted the ERC to request assistance with an extremely student who was unable to walk to COR (Campus Observation Room).  Security attended and discovered the student was one of the individuals from the waterfront who was now immobile and unresponsive.  Two more from the same group were also quite intoxicated, but verbally responsive and relatively coherent compared to the first.  Regional Ambulance was contacted to attend to the unconscious student and were on scene along with KFD a few minutes later. He was transported to KGH for observation and a don arranged for the other two to be monitored for the night. It was reported the group collectively drank a bottle of whiskey and a bottle of tequila during the evening.

September 7, 1:41 am: Residences - A don reported he was with an intoxicated student who'd fallen into a wall and then into a door frame, resulting in a deep cut to the back of his head. He'd temporarily lost consciousness but was awake and responsive at the time of the call.  The Security Supervisors and Queen's First Aid attended and, after receiving some treatment by QFA, he was transported along with a don to KGH for assessment.  He was released from the hospital at 3:36 am and transported by to his Residence.

September 5, 8:28 am: JDUC - The ERC received a report that a woman was involved in a bike accident near the corner of University Ave and Union Street, appearing to hit her head in the incident but was conscious.  The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid attended to meet with the injured staff member, already being tended to by a doctor who was in the area. The injuries did not appear too serious initially, and a taxi was called to transport her to nearby KGH, but a few minutes later it was determined an ambulance was necessary and their dispatcher was contacted.  Paramedics arrived within a few minutes and transported the woman to hospital for treatment.

September 4, 9:03 am: Summerhill - A caller reported another student had just been stung on the nose by a wasp.  The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid were informed and QFA tended to the victim until clearing the call at 9:10 am.

September 3, 10:17 am: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report a group was "purpling" each other just off campus when one of the students got some dye in her eye, causing the white part to turn blue.  The caller wondered if that might pose a problem and the ERC suggested she be checked out by Queen's First Aid.  QFA was paged and Security transported their team to the student's location.  The student was later sent to KGH by taxi for assessment, but no serious injuries were reported.

September 2, 9:14 pm: Dupuis Hall - A student contacted the ERC to report he sprayed himself in the eyes with spray paint.  It was suggested Queen's First Aid be sent to assess the situation, which the caller agreed to, and QFA was paged to attend.  The Security Supervisor also attended and soon reported QFA had rinsed out the student's eyes and he appeared fine.

September 2, 12:04 pm: Dunning Hall - The ERC received a request for Queen's First Aid to attend the auditorium and assess an individual with some blisters on their hand due to a burn received the night before. The Security Supervisor was informed and QFA paged - they dealt with the injury and cleared the scene by 12:16 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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

September 29, 9:53 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living in a house near Campus reported periodically seeing an unknown man loitering in an alleyway behind their home since the Summer. He was spotted again that night smoking a cigarette for over 45 minutes before walking away from the house.  The students were uncomfortable with his activity and concerned for their property because two houses across the street were reportedly broken into within the past month.  A report had already been filed with Kingston City Police but they hadn't attended as far as the tenants were aware.  The Security Supervisor was informed and performed some exterior checks of the building that night but was unable to locate the individual in question. The students were advised to contact City Police and Campus Security immediately if he's seen loitering behind their house again.

September 25, 4:53 pm: Harkness Hall - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report receiving a call about an aggressive and belligerent male soliciting door-to-door in the building. The Security Supervisor attended but informed upon arrival that the solicitor - reportedly collecting for a charity - had already left. A search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful in relocating the individual.

September 24, 8:47 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report she believed an unknown male had followed her while on campus and walking home.  She first noticed the individual when she walking up a stairway in the JDUC and saw him following behind her. Instead of exiting the building as she'd intended, the student went into the Queen's Pub and waited until she saw him walk past in the hallway. After a few minutes she left the pub and began walking home on University Avenue. However when she reached the corner at Clergy Street, she looked back and again spotted the man walking in the same direction some distance behind her.  At that point she went to a nearby friend's house and phoned Campus Security to file a report and later in the evening contacting AMS Walkhome for an escort to her house.

The student was unable to get a very good look at the individual, but described him as being a Caucasian male in his early 40s, possibly with curly hair, and wearing glasses, a dark color shirt and pants, and had on a dark color windbreaker.

September 23, 4:30 pm: Dupuis Hall - Staff contacted Campus Security to report two suspicious male individuals just did a walk through of the building and left.  The Security Supervisor was informed and did a search of the surrounding area but was unable to relocate the two.
The first male was described as being about 20 years old with a fair complexion wearing a beige jacket with blue sleeves.  The other was older than the first male with a rough complexion and wore a blue sweater and a leather ball cap.

September 11, 1:57 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported he'd been walking on Earl Street near campus a few minutes earlier and noticed a man lying on a driveway with another man kneeling over him.  As that man noticed the presence of the caller, he appeared to jump up in a startled manner and begin walking away.  Security Supervisors were informed of the incident and attended the scene immediately but were unable to find either individual after searching the surrounding area.

September 9, 10:38 pm: McLaughlin Hall - A staff member contacted the ERC to report he'd recently walked into a lab and found an unknown male smoking marijuana in darkened corner of the room. After a brief conversation, the staff member exited the lab and locked it behind him before calling the ERC.  Security Supervisors were informed and attended the building immediately, but after accessing the room and finding it empty it was determined the individual must have left via the fire escape outside.  A complete search of the roof and other areas accessible by the fire escape were searched but the suspect was not located.
The individual was described as having short bleached blond hair, a fair complexion, about 5'10" tall with a slim build and in his early to mid 20s.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a blue windbreaker jacket.

September 6, 11:42 pm: Jock Harty Arena - A student constable called the ERC to report she'd witnessed a male individual looking through some bags and wallets in the area, then run off when approached and asked for identification.  He is described as being an East Indian male with short brown hair and about 5'10" tall. At the time of this incident he was wearing khaki pants and a blue & white shirt.  Security searched the vicinity after receiving the call, but were unable to locate the suspect.

September 6, 11:40 am: Campus - Security Supervisors were on mobile patrol of Campus when they spotted two individuals near Waldron Tower who had been previously dealt with by Security and City Police.  They were kept under observation and spotted a few times looking into parked vehicles as they walked around the area. At one point they approached a car parked in the Cancer Center lot on George Street and the female walked away, appearing to keep watch at the street while the male stayed behind. With Security staff out of sight, the man was seen to walk around the car a few times and then smash the drivers side window and remove a purse from inside. At that point Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and the couple was watched by Security as they walked to the waterfront across King Street.  An Officer was on scene within minutes and took the couple into custody. The owner of the vehicle was located by KGH Security, who also reported a number of vehicles have been broken into at the Heating Plant during the past couple of weeks.

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).


BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

September 17, 2:00 pm: Grad Club - Staff report an attempted break in was attempted during the previous night.  Security met with the caller and was shown where someone tried to force open an exterior door.  Fortunately, the door frame and locking mechanisms were sufficient to prevent the perpetrator from gaining access.  Additional security features were added to the building to compliment the existing alarm system.

September 15, 1:53 am: Grad Club - An external alarm monitoring company contacted the ERC to report an active intrusion alarm at the Grad Club. The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and instructed a Patrol team to attend and monitor the building's perimeter.  When a quick exterior check revealed a ground floor window open with its screen pulled away, Kingston City Police were requested to assist. Officers were on scene within minutes and together with Security searched the interior. No suspects were located and nothing appeared disturbed or missing - it was assumed the perpetrator(s) fled the scene when the alarm activated. A contact person was informed of the incident, the accessed window was secured and the alarm reset before Security cleared the scene at 2:37 am.
UPDATE - September 17: staff report a second B&E / Attempted B&E during evening of Sept 16/17. Details to follow...

September 9, 8:15 am: Campus - Staff report two video data projectors were stolen from a room during the past few days.  Both were black NEC LT100 projectors (serial numbers 96001239K and 8Z000669A) and kept in black nylon tote bags. Both Security and KPD are investigating this incident. 

September 8, 10:30 pm: Campus - A staff member reported a computer was stolen from an unlocked lab sometime between 7:00 and 7:30 pm while left unattended. It is a graphite grey coloured Apple Powermac G4 (1Gig Processor, w. 18 Gig HD, 1.5 Gig RAM, and a DVD re-writeable superdrive - serial# XB23504BMN9 ). An accompanying 17" LCD Studio Display monitor (serial# N322623NKPW) was also stolen. Kingston City Police were also contacted and attended to investigate the scene.

September 2, 9:30 am: Campus - A staff member reported a break in occurred sometime during the previous weekend and a large number of computers were stolen.  The Security Supervisor attended and was shown a door damaged by the perpetrators and used to access the area. He was additionally informed that 22 computers and 21 monitors were stolen in the incident.  Kingston City Police were requested to attend and officers arrived soon afterwards.  They took a report and collected evidence from the area before clearing the scene at 10:54 am.  The stolen computers were all "Sona" brand systems purchased at the same time and the monitors were all Samsung 17" flat screens.  It was later reported two laptop computers in a nearby area were also missing and believed stolen.

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.
 


THEFT UNDER $5000:

September 26, 3:41 pm: Mackintosh Corry - A staff member reported her wallet was stolen from her office while left unlocked and unattended.  It is a black date book / wallet with initials on the side and contained ID and small amount of cash. The caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 24, 12:24 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A staff member reported her purse was stolen when it was forgotten under a bench for a short period of time the day before. The caller reported someone emailed her later after they found the purse in Victoria Park near Campus. After retrieving the purse, it was discovered a small amount of cash, a credit card and some identification was missing, however one shoe not belonging to the staff member was also found near the purse.

September 20, 5:46 pm: JDUC - A caller reported leaving her purse unattended on a desk and returned to discover it was missing.  It is a black leather purse with a thin strap and contained a cell phone and wallet.

September 18, 10:52 pm: JDUC - A student reported he left a room unlocked and unattended for 5 or 10 minutes and returned to discover someone had stolen his dark blue "Outdoor Gear" zippered camping-style bag  that contained his clothes, cell phone adaptor and some ID.  The caller did not notice anyone suspicious in the area and a check by Security was unsuccessful in locating the bag or suspects.

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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

September 30, 3:30 pm: Student Housing Area - Kingston City Police Report a set of U.S. Government license plates were stolen off a vehicle parked near the 300 block of Johnson Street last night.  Anyone in possession of these plates, or with knowledge of their whereabouts, is asked to contact KPD at 549-4660. They would like the plates returned - no questions asked.

September 29, 10:12 pm: Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC after receiving a series of reports that people were having difficulty breathing in the E1 level of the building - coughing and gagging when they tried to enter.  The caller was instructed to activate the fire alarm system to evacuate the building and KFD & Security were informed to attend. Upon arrival they were informed there was no sign of fumes or any odour in the area but there was something in the air causing people to choke.  KFD personnel entered the E1 section but gas detectors did not indicate anything unusual. They guessed that a dry chemical fire extinguisher may have been used in the area or something was brought in through the ventilation system but requested Queen's Environmental Health & Safety staff be called in. It was determined the problem was isolated to the E1 section of the Residence, so students were allowed back inside the other areas until EH&S staff were on scene soon afterwards. The area was vented by KFD using large fans and EH&S determined the area was fine at around midnight, allowing the students residing in the E1 area to return to their rooms. EH&S is investigating this incident and believes the fumes may have been due to malicious/prank activity. 

September 24, 1:13 am: Campus - An AMS Walkhome team contacted the ERC to report finding an intoxicated individual laying on the ground near the corner of University Ave and Clergy Street, just north east of the JDUC.  The Security Supervisor had to attend to a priority call ( a maliciously activated fire alarm in Residence ) and asked the Walkhome team to remain with the person until Security could clear the other call.  At about 1:40 am, the Security Supervisor arrived at the corner but found no one around. She attended the Walkhome desk and was informed the team had to leave and do an escort and left the individual to be tended to by others in the area.

September 19, 5:23 am: Campus - A custodian contacted the ERC to report a male individual passed out or sleeping in a flower bed between the JDUC and PhysEd Centre.  The Security Supervisor attended and determined the individual was intoxicated and may have soiled himself. He managed to wake up the student and monitor his progress until he was seen entering a house near campus at around 5:47 am.

September 16, 3:15 pm: Campus - Physical Plant Services staff reported an individual in an electric wheelchair was immobile near Stuart St and University Ave due to his chair running out of power.  The Security Supervisor met with the individual who provided a number for the city Access Bus that could transport him home - they were contacted by the ERC to pick him up.  At one point Queen's First Aid was requested to attend with some juice for the individual, and the Security Supervisor waited with him until the Access Bus arrived at 3:40 pm to provide transportation.

September 14, 2:07 am: Residences - Campus Security received a report that a group of about 15 students were consuming open alcohol outside one of the Residences.  As the Supervisor was on a priority call, a Security Patrol was asked to check out the report.  They soon encountered a group in the vicinity and noted one had a can of beer.  The student emptied the can when asked and no follow up reports were required.

September 13, 10:06 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing near Campus contacted the ERC to report unidentified beeping and flashing lights coming from a large garbage pile behind her house. The Security Supervisor attended and was shown a large pile of garbage bags, furniture and other assorted refuse. The tenants of the house stated both they and their neighbours could hear the beeping while inside their homes and a flashing light could also be seen whenever it happened.  There were no audible sounds or lights while Security was on scene, but a quick check of the garbage bags revealed a discarded smoke detector inside with its batteries still intact.  The batteries were removed and the detector was returned to the garbage bag.

September 12, 11:38 pm: Student Housing Area - A caller to the ERC reported he'd observed a male assaulting a female on Collingwood Street a little earlier in the evening.  According to the witness, he saw a heavy set Caucasian male appear to grab a woman during an argument. The caller and a friend then approached the couple to ensure everything was okay, at which point the female turned and quickly walked away from the scene.  Although Campus Security did not receive a call from the female involved, an attempt was made to locate the male in question. About 30 minutes later, someone generally matching the description was spotted walking in the Student Housing Area. When question, the individual - who appeared slightly intoxicated - stated he was not a student nor from Kingston, and that he was in town to visit his girlfriend.  He identified himself and his girlfriend by name, and a database search indicated she was a Queen's student. He didn't confirm or deny being involved in the earlier altercation or that he was in the area at that time.  An attempt to follow up with the female identified was unsuccessful, but no subsequent reports were received by Security.

September 12, 6:30 pm: Ban Righ Hall - The ERC received a call that 15 to 20 individuals just entered the cafeteria area and were being disruptive - the group was described as being "half naked and greased up".  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the individuals in question, who were cooperative and explained it was related to a PhysEd Centre event and that they'd been allowed in the cafeteria during previous years' events.  They said they would go back and apologize to cafeteria staff about the incident, and no further follow up was required.

September 9, 9:05 pm: Campus - A student contacted the ERC on an Emergency Phone to report she was unsure how to get back to her Residence and requested assistance.  AMS Walkhome was contacted but reported their teams were busy with other escorts and wouldn't be able to meet the student for about 20 minutes.  Security Supervisors were informed and provided transport for the student to her Residence.

September 6, 10:10 pm: Dupuis Hall - A roving Security Patrol contacted their Supervisor to report finding a stray dog in the area. Its dog collar featured a phone number - but an attempt to contact the owner revealed the number was out of service.  The Humane Society was requested to attend and take possession of the dog, and later in the day the owner called Campus Security and was instructed on how to retrieve their pet.

Crest outside Clark HallSeptember 3, 5:13 am: Clark Hall - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security Supervisors observed a group of individuals with spray paint cans just outside the bookstore.  When approached, the students reported they were painting their crest and would redo it the next day so it would look better. As their current art work was significantly larger and messier than the other two crests nearby, Security recorded their identification in case the work was unauthorized.  No follow up was required.
Pictures (45 kb) of crest painted outside Clark Hall / S4 & S8

September 3, 12:55 am: Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC with safety concerns about a very intoxicated student attempting to leave the building.  The Security Supervisors attended and - as the individual was barely ambulatory - transported the student to her residence and arranged for a Don to monitor her status for the remainder of the night.


UNARMED ALARMS:

September 29, 9:48 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.

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. 


BREAK & ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:

September 28, 10:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing near Campus contacted the ERC to report a theft occurred in their home about a week earlier during the early hours of September 21. On that date, at about 00:30 am, the tenants heard a noise coming from their front entry-way and found the outside door wide open and some coat hangers on the floor. It was determined a housemate had left earlier without locking the front door and initially it appeared all their belongings were accounted for.  However the students now realize three jackets are gone and believed stolen during that earlier incident.  The jackets include a black puffy Reebok vest, a red 'Mountain CoOp' jacket w. Canadian flag patches on the lining, and a windbreaker.  The students also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

Window screen at attempted B&ESeptember 17, 12:01 am: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report they'd noticed the screen on their window was damaged as if someone had attempted to gain access to the room from outside. The Security Supervisor met with the caller and was shown where the window screen had been bent upwards - probably sometime between 7:00 pm when the student left their room and 11:50 pm when they returned to find the damage.  Although bars on the window would have prevented full access to the area, there was a laptop computer on a desk near the window that may have been within reach of the perpetrator.  Temporary repairs were made to the screen for the night and a work order was filed for more permanent repairs to be made the next day.  The student was advised to keep her curtains closed at night, especially when she was away, and to keep valuables away from the window if at all possible.  No additional damage or access attempts were found when an exterior check of the Residence was performed.
Picture (25 kb) of window screen vandalized in attempted B&E / S9

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).


FIRE - INTENTIONAL:

September 27, 3:25 am: Grant Hall - Security met up with KFD personnel just outside Grant Hall where they had attended to a fire in a garbage dumpster. Witnesses reported about five males between 18 and 23 years old were seen fleeing the scene when the fire was noticed. A search of the area was unsuccessful in locating the perpetrators, and it is unsure if this group was the same encountered in an earlier similar incident just off campus.

September 27, 2:45 am: Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol of the Student Housing Area, Security observed an individual at the intersection of University Ave and Johnson Street standing over a chair. The chair then burst into flames and the male nearby was seen running over to the side of the road and join a group of other males.  The Security Supervisor had the ERC contact KFD, then exited the vehicle to detain the perpetrator and obtain identification. However he had to release that individual to deal with two other males from the group who were attempting to drag the burning chair across the intersection. The group managed to escape but both KFD and later KPD were provided with the perpetrator's identification along with information from another witness.


ASSAULT:

September 27, 2:27 am: Student Housing Area - A student contacted Security to report he was approached near Campus by two males who initially asked for a cigarette but then one demanded he hand over his wallet.  The student - who was with a female companion at the time - refused to comply, which led to the other male pushing and grabbing at him. At that point an unknown passerby intervened, allowing the caller and his friend to leave. However when the student noticed that male also became engaged in a physical confrontation with the suspect, he returned with a second passerby to assist in breaking up the fight. The caller reported being struck in the head in that encounter and managed to leave the scene soon afterwards.  The suspect was described only as being a stocky built male, about 5'10" tall, wearing dark clothes and had been drinking beer.

September 14, 1:00 am: Off Campus - A Residence don contacted Security to report two students were assaulted off campus.  The Security Supervisor met with the students and had Queen's First Aid paged when he noticed they'd sustained some minor injuries in the altercation. The students reported they'd been making their way home from a house party off campus when one of  them approached a group of about 10 late high school aged males near Victoria Park to ask for "a light" for his cigarette. According to the victims, it was at that point the group assaulted the one student and then the second when he came to the other's aid.  Both managed to get away from the group and were invited into a nearby home by other Queen's students who witnessed the incident.  After tending to their wounds briefly, the students made their way to their Residence and informed a don about the assault. QFA treated the injuries and - at the students' request - Kingston City Police attended to take a report. A detailed description of the perpetrators was not available.


INDECENT ACT:

September 24, 3:31 pm: West Campus - Campus Security received a report from an individual who encountered a man exposing himself on the afternoon of September 15.  On that day, the female caller was walking up the gravel road by John Orr Tower & tennis courts when a man in a car called out, asking her to come over to his vehicle.  He called out to her a couple more times as she kept walking, inquiring as to whether he could park in the west campus lots and again asking her to come over to his car. When she continued to walk and informed the man she would not come over to him, he got out of his car and loudly yelled at her - at that point she looked back and saw that he was exposing himself to her. 

The perpetrator was driving a red older model, 2 door Trans Am and he was described as being a Caucasian male between 20 and 25 years old with a tanned complexion, very short sandy blond hair, approximately 6' tall, and 185 lbs with a slim build. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and blue jeans at the time of this incident.

September 16, 12:49 am: Stuart Street Residence - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a student just informed her an unknown male was seen exposing himself outside.  No description was provided, but the desk clerk indicated the perpetrator was last seen heading east on Stuart Street.  Security Supervisors searched the area but were unsuccessful in locating any suspects.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-4660 and Campus Security at 533-6111. 

If you require an escort during the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort boundaries are "south to Lake Ontario, west to West Campus, north to York St. (a few blocks north of Princess Street) and to east to Ontario street". If you require an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


UNAUTHORIZED / DISORDERLY ACTIVITY:

September 20, 11:04 pm: Student Housing Area - Campus Security attended a house party at a Queen's owner house where a large number of individuals were drinking open alcohol outside.  The group was uncooperative when Security attempted to locate a tenant, but an individual eventually stepped forward and indicated he would have the group move inside. He was informed of the rules of his lease with Apartment & Housing and advised everyone should be inside within 10 minutes.  Security returned later to find people still outside with open alcohol and reports to the ERC that some partiers were entering the ILC construction area nearby.  Kingston City Police were informed to attend at that point, but the request was cancelled when individuals near the construction area fled the scene.  At about 3:00 am, Kingston City Police officers reported also attending the party due to noise complaints and saw partiers flee as they were arriving.

September 20, 5:55 am: Phys Ed Centre - The ERC received a call that a group of males were making inappropriate comments to female students lined up on the Clergy Street side of the building.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the individuals involved who eventually complied when directed to leave the area. The group crossed the street to the front lawn of a Clergy Street house but continued to taunt students passing by. Then one of the males bent over and mooned people in the area before he and the others entered the house.  Kingston City Police were contacted to identify the individuals involved and were on scene within a few minutes. It was discovered the males involved were from another University and visiting the tenant of the house - a Queen's student reportedly asleep during the incident. The student was informed of his responsibility for the actions of his guests and a report was filed with Queen's Apartment & Housing for possible disciplinary action.

September 13, 1:42 am: Off Campus - Kingston City dispatch reported a male identifying himself as a Queen's student was just arrested for streaking down Brock Street. KPD wanted to confirm the individual was telling the truth about who he was and a records search by the ERC indicated he was indeed a current student. 

September 12, 12:59 pm: Campus - The ERC received a call from a staff member and then a student reporting a group of males in a blue SUV yelling obscene and inappropriate comments to females walking by.  The more recent call indicated the vehicle was parked near the corner of Division & Clergy  by Dupuis Hall - the Security Supervisor was informed and on scene within a minute. She confirmed the vehicle was a blue jeep Cheroke and recorded the licence plate before approaching the vehicle.  However the driver hurriedly left the scene and headed towards the downtown area on Clergy Street.  Kingston City Police were informed of the incident & the vehicle's description. Their dispatch indicated already receiving similar complaints and they were on the look out for the jeep.

September 12, 2:01 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security Supervisors spotted a group of 5 individuals between Ontario Hall & Douglas Library - one of the males was lying motionless on the ground while the others were attempting to get him to his feet. As Supervisors approached the group, the one male stood up but appeared to be extremely intoxicated. The group asked for a ride to their homes but Security was unable to assist and suggested one of the nearby cabs might be an option.  The group indicated they would hail a cab at the intersection near the JDUC and Security cleared the scene.

Window punched out at Douglas LibraryHowever after driving once around the block, Security observed the group being ejected from a taxi and the intoxicated male yelling profanities at the cab driver who'd refused to transport them.  It was later learned this was the third taxi to refuse them transport within the previous few minutes.  At that point the intoxicated male approached the Security vehicle and started spitting and becoming verbally abusive before striking the vehicle with his fist. He then broke away from the group and ran off towards Douglas Library where he punched a hole in a basement window before rejoining his friends and ending up on the stairs of the Jock Harty arena.  As Security Supervisors came on scene, a female in the group approached and requested assistance in getting the drunk male home as he was bleeding heavily and wouldn't listen to reason. When supervisors walked up to the prone male, it became obvious he had suffered significant damage to his hand as a pool of blood was forming below him and it appeared one of his fingers had been cut to the bone.  An ambulance was requested to attend but after a few more minutes of profanity the male jumped up and ran towards the PhysEd Centre.  As it was obvious the individual was confrontational and would likely not accept treatment from paramedics, Kingston City Police were also contacted.

Paramedics arrived on scene at about this time and were met by the injured male.  However he again became uncooperative, eventually producing a pocket knife and slicing at his injured hand before dropping it. One of his friends quickly scoop up the knife and handed it to a paramedic just prior to Kingston Police arriving on scene.  They took the individual into custody and allowed paramedics to briefly tend to his wounds before transporting him to KGH in their cruiser.  It was later reported the male was charged with Mischief Under $5000, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, and Uttering Threats (against one of the officers while he was enroute to the hospital).  Custodial staff were later contacted to clean up blood in a number of areas and PPS were informed to replace the window broken at Douglas Library.
Pictures (95 kb) of window punched out at Douglas Library / S7

September 8, 11:23 pm: Stuart Street Residence - The ERC was informed a group of intoxicated males were urinating on some bicycles in front of the Residence.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene but the individuals had apparently finished up and moved on before Security arrived.

September 6, 12:28 am: Campus - While patrolling outside the open air concert, a Security Supervisor observed four individuals walking towards the crowd with open alcohol. They were asked to empty the bottles and three of the males complied, but the fourth refused to pour out his beer.  The three who cooperated were allowed to enter the concert area while the other was escorted outside the gates and a security patrol detailed to keep him under observation.  A short while later, the same individual again approached the concert with a drink and was stopped by Security and asked to produce identification. The young male became verbally abusive and refused to produce ID or to leave University property when directed to do so. At that point, two Kingston City Police Officers happened by and spoke to the young male themselves, but again he was abusive and uncooperative.  Soon afterwards he was ticketed for underage drinking, possession of open alcohol, and lying to police when he stated he had no ID but a subsequent search revealed a wallet with identification inside. 

September 4, 6:21 pm: Student Housing Area - A caller reported she had just been hit by a water balloon thrown from a house on Barrie Street where several individuals were on the roof.  The Security Supervisor was informed and attended the scene just as another balloon was seen coming from the house, almost striking a lone female walking by.  He spoke to one of the tenants about the original complaint and the actions he'd just witnessed, informing the student that the gathering on the balcony and throwing water balloons at passersby was a violation of their lease.  The student complied with the request to desist their activities and the group moved inside.  

September 4, 2:39 am: JDUC - A custodian reported a group of students had just torn apart a cardboard box and threw paper around inside the building creating a mess.  He requested Security try to locate the individuals and the Supervisors dispatched to the scene, soon locating a group of males walking down University Avenue.  They identified themselves as first year students living in the new Stuart St Residence and admitted to the mischief in the JDUC.  The group agreed to be escorted back to the building, cleaned up the mess, and apologized to the building's custodian. No further action or follow up was required.

September 2, 10:28 pm: Campus - The ERC received a number of reports that a very large gathering of students wearing togas was walking up Stuart Street and being noisy.  Security Supervisors met up with the crowd on Leonard Field and confiscated a large amount of open alcohol. The students dealt with were very cooperative and no further action or reports were necessary.

September 2, 10:17 pm: Residences - A caller reported a group of students just left one of the residences and were believed to be carrying open alcohol.  The Security Supervisors attended and located the group in question, but they were only drinking root beer.

September 1, 11:48 pm: Student Housing Area - A caller reported some underage individuals - possibly students - were walking around the student housing area near campus asking for "weed or alcohol at any price".  The ERC passed the details to on duty Security staff but the individuals in question were not located.

September 1, 12:26 am: Chown Hall - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report a number of young males were just seen urinating against the south side of the building. The Security Supervisors arrived to discover a student there who had finished urinating but was still in possession of open alcohol.  He was directed to empty his beer and then handed the empty bottle over to Security.  The student was cooperative and apologetic, so no additional actions or reports were required.

 

 

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