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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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).
& 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
September 8, 10:30 pm:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
September 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
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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.
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.
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.
& 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.
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
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window screen vandalized in attempted B&E /
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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,
"blue light" phone.
/ DISORDERLY ACTIVITY:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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window punched out at Douglas Library /
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.
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
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
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