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ARCHIVE: October 2003

ODDITIES:

October 31, 11:10 pm: Campus - A commissionaire contacted Campus Security to report two males had thrown a pumpkin at the front doors of the building the caller was stationed in.  The only description provided was that the suspects were a "Mutt and Jeff" type twosome who may have been University student age.  Security Supervisors attended and determined no damage had been caused to the door however they were unable to locate anyone matching a "Mutt and Jeff" description on campus.

October 31, 7:31 pm: Victoria Hall - A Residence's desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a costumed man was outside juggling fire.  The caller stated she'd been watching him for some time but eventually realized what he was doing might be dangerous (although he hadn't injured himself up to that point) and called the ERC.  The Security Supervisor attended immediately but didn't see anyone outside the building. She spoke with the desk clerk who confirmed the individual had been in a costume that may have included a skirt. Security searched the rest of Campus but was unable to locate anyone matching that description. 

October 13, 2:40 am: Victoria Hall - The ERC received a report that three or four male students just dashed out of a bathroom - wearing face paint, waving flags, & yelling at the top of their lungs - then ran out of the Residence and headed in an unknown direction.  The Security Supervisors dispatched to the scene and found the group on a porch.  The students stated they'd had a few drinks and were bored -  no further action was required.


MISCELLANEOUS:

October 31, 9:20 pm: Stuart Street Residence - A caller reported seeing some individuals drinking alcohol outside the building.  Security Supervisors attended to find about 10 students in the area with a few holding unopened alcoholic drinks.  The group was cooperative and moved back inside the Residence when asked.

October 30, 11:10 pm: Campus - A caller reported seeing two males carry off a large roll of snow fencing from the construction area in front of Richardson Hall.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and located the roll of fencing sitting on the ground near Jeffrey Hall. It was returned to the construction area by Security.

October 25, 9:24 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report she and her housemates living near Campus accidentally left their home earlier in the evening without locking the front door.  When they returned, the students found their normally locked basement door unlocked and they were concerned someone may have entered the house while they were out.  Additionally, the tenants left the house immediately afterwards to see a suspicious vehicle nearby turn off its engine when they came out without anyone exiting the vehicle.
The caller was kept on the line while the Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended. Upon arrival, the suspicious vehicle had already left the area and a search of the home revealed all was fine and no signs of entry.

October 24, 10:50 pm: Residences - Kingston City Police contacted the ERC to report they were looking for a patient who had wandered out of nearby KGH. Security Supervisors did a check of campus while Residence dons were informed and did an interior search of their respective buildings.  City Police called the ERC at 11:27 pm to report the individual had been located and returned to hospital.

October 24, 6:51 pm: Ban Righ Hall - Cafeteria staff reported catching a student come in the back door and get a meal without paying. When approached by staff, he became belligerent and confrontational while they were recording his identification. Security Supervisors attended and reported the student had calmed down and paid for his meal by the time they arrived and left the area. His details were provided to security and a report was made to Residence staff.

October 22, 5:42 am: Clark Hall - While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor spotted about a half dozen individuals turning over tiles in front of the Campus Bookstore. The group fled behind the Bookstore when they spotted the Security vehicle, but soon realized they couldn't get away because of the construction area there.  The Security Supervisor spoke to the group who were cooperative and agreed to replace the tiles they'd turned over before leaving campus.  No further action was required.

October 19, 7:55 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant contacted the Emergency Report Center stating a group of young teenagers just shot her boyfriend with a pellet gun when he approached them about climbing on construction equipment outside.  The group of teens had already left the area but the Security Supervisor dispatched to try and locate them.  Soon afterwards, the caller's boyfriend spoke to the ERC and stated the teen did not shoot him with a pellet gun, but had pulled out a plastic cap gun and fired it when the man asked them to get off the construction equipment. The group of males was not located and no damage was observed on the equipment they'd been playing on.


ASSAULT:

October 31, 6:12 pm: Leonard Hall - The ERC received a report that an altercation between a couple of students had occurred in the cafeteria with one of the participants suffering a bad cut on his knee.  The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid were informed to attend and QFA tended to the injured student who appeared fairly good natured about the assault. He'd reportedly been tackled by the other student after he stripped down to his thong underwear and began dancing in the cafeteria. A female student nearby was knocked down in the incident and slightly injured.  The student who did the tackling was not present when Security arrived but later contacted the department to express regret about the incident and that two students had been injured. No further action was taken by Security but a report was filed with the Residence Life Department. 

October 25, 12:41 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted Campus Security to report he had been assaulted near campus during the early hours of October 23.  The caller stated he was intoxicated and walking home alone at about 3:00 am on William St. when three unknown males across the street began making rude comments and swearing at him.  The group then crossed the street, punched the student a number of times and then kicked him when he was on the ground before running off.  The caller reported their was no motivation for the attack and the group made no attempt to rob him of money or valuables. No description was available but a report was filed with Kingston City Police in case similar incidents were reported.

October 11, 7:05 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant at An Clachan called the ERC to report seeing a man assaulting a woman outside their apartment.  The Security Supervisor & a Patrol dispatched to the scene and Kingston City Police were informed.  Security was first on scene and confirmed the situation was stable - the individuals involved were not Queen's students although many of the witnesses to the assault were.  Kingston City Police arrived within moments and Security cleared the area to return to main campus.


ALARMED AREAS FOUND UNARMED:

October 30, 3:15 am: Campus - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.

October 9, 1:05 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

When leaving a room at the end of the day please ensure that the doors and windows are locked and secured and that all alarms are armed. 


THEFT UNDER $5000:

October 28, 8:31 pm: Leonard Hall - A student reported he'd left his student card on a food tray unattended for a few minutes and returned to find it had been stolen.  He was advised to contact Sodexo and cancel any 'flex dollars' that may be on the card and a report was filed with Residences staff.

October 6, 8:15 pm: Gordon House - A student reported her black & blue Adidas rugby cleats w. white stripes were stolen from just outside her residence room while left unattended.

October 1, 9:36 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported her laptop computer was stolen from inside her room while left unattended. She indicated her window was closed but not locked, although she's uncertain whether the the perpetrator accessed her room that way.  The caller also indicated a report would be filed with Kingston City Police.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

October 31, 6:24 am: JDUC - An individual contacted Security to report a male behaving strangely in the building. The Security Supervisor attended and was directed to the nearby PhysEd Centre where the man was standing on the main steps addressing a group of people. He was taken aside and Security spoke with the man for a period of time about his behaviour. The individual was generally cooperative and eventually left campus.

October 27, 5:47 pm: JDUC - The ERC received a call that a woman in the building was making unusual comments to passersby, including a threat upon her own life, and may have mental health issues.  The Security Supervisor met with the caller and was directed to the woman in question who was just leaving the building. Security approached the individual, asking if he could be of assistance, but she loudly declined his offer and flagged down a passing taxi cab.  The driver waited when he saw the Security Supervisor approaching, but the woman started acting very agitated so the driver was waved on and the ERC was contacted to inform Kingston City Police, providing the cab number and incident details.  KPD called the ERC a few minutes later to confirm officers met up with the cab driver and the woman in question.

October 27, 1:05 pm: Campus - While on mobile check of Campus, the Security Supervisor encountered a half dozen teenage males in an alcove area outside one of the buildings and saw they had a container of marijuana with a rolled 'joint' nearby. Security confiscated the drugs and, when one of the youths became belligerent and confrontation, contacted the ERC to have Kingston City Police attend.  Officers were on scene within a few minutes and attained identification from the high school students before confiscating some other drug related paraphernalia and releasing them. They were also advised to inform their parents of the incident as the Officers would be contacting their parents within the next few days.

October 23, 7:57 pm: Stauffer Library - The Emergency Report Centre received a report that the library commissionaire was having difficulties with a patron and required assistance in removing the individual from the premises.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the person who reported she was having problems with library staff, but admitted to not being a Queen's student.  She was informed not to return to the library until her issues with its staff were resolved and then left campus.

October 20, 2:49 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing in a house near Campus contacted the ERC to report receiving a suspicious call from an unknown male. The caller started out by asking if a person was in (a male's name) and when the student informed him that person didn't live there, that caller asked if she lived at a specific address. She confirmed he had the correct address but there were no males living in the house - only females - to which the caller stated something along the lines of "perfect!", commenting that (detail) was just what he wanted to know, and then hung up. The student was immediately concerned that she'd informed this unknown male that everyone in the house was female, and contacted the ERC for advice. The caller was instructed on various methods of tracing the call (*69 and *57 - information available at the front of a Bell phone book) and later contacted by the Security Supervisor who informed the student about relevant services provided by the University.

October 14, 11:10 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living near Campus reported a man who appeared homeless was at her door about 30 minutes earlier. He asked if a particular person was home there - giving a name they didn't recognize - and when told there wasn't, he continued talking about the person.  The individual did not try to enter the house but seemed odd.  The student declined filing a report with city police and a search of the surrounding area by Security was not successful in locating the man. Description: Caucasian male, "scruffy" appearance, grey hair, about 5'5" tall and wearing a grey jacket.

October 10, 10:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report she'd just left her house and was walking to her car when she spotted an unknown male laying on the ground nearby.  A Security patrol in the area monitored the individual until the Supervisor arrived. He managed to awaken the individual who appeared slightly intoxicated and asked if someone could call his mom to come and get him.  The individual lived out of town, and didn't have enough money to take a taxi, and the ERC was unable to get an answer at the phone number provided.  Eventually another family member was located who lived near Campus and Security transported him to that location.

October 10, 11:45 am: Campus  - The Emergency Report Center received a number of reports from female students who were being approached by men offering discounts for a local salon, and allegedly asking some students to accompany them to a location off campus where they could get a "manicure for 90% off".

Security tracked down some of the men involved and asked them to leave University property. In one encounter, the Security Supervisor observed a female student - accompanied by one of the men - walk to a moderately isolated bank machine where she withdrew money in his presence so she could buy one of his coupon books..

Afterwards, a male student reported one of the group had threatened him with violence when he asked him stop soliciting on Campus and some words were exchanged.  The student declined to press charges but the business who hired the group was informed of this and other incidents by Security. They apologized for the activity and indicated they would contact the company responsible for hiring the men.

October 8, 11:02 pm: Campus - A staff person in one of the Pubs on Campus reported a suspicious man had been inside the bar and looked "shifty". He was described as being a male in his 50s, about 5'9" tall and around 130 lbs, carrying a large old cell phone and resembled Ron Wood from the "Rolling Stones".  Security Supervisors, suspecting it may have been an individual familiar to the department, asked if the man had a 'mullet' hair style - which the staff person confirmed.  Security attended and showed the caller a photo of the individual they suspected, but it was not the same man.  He was asked to call the ERC immediately if the gentleman returned and Security would ID him.

October 7, 2:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted Campus Security to report she had been walking on Aberdeen Street about 10 minutes earlier and noticed a light brown car driving slowly and stopping periodically near her. She was aware of the recent alert issued regarding a suspect male who was spotted in a light brown car, and was concerned it may be the same person.  The caller was directed to take a look at the vehicle photo (featured on our Alert page) and stated the car she saw was a newer model medium size sedan.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the area but a search was unsuccessful in locating this particular car.

October 2, 11:06 am: Stirling Hall - A staff member contacted the Emergency Report Center after seeing a male individual, appearing to be clad only in a pair of underwear, run into a second floor washroom.  Security staff, involved in searching campus for a suspect vehicle (as reported in a recent Alert), were redirected to this incident.  While still on the phone, the caller reported this same individual left the washroom wearing clothes and informed them that the incident was a prank. He quickly left the area when told Security had been informed and were enroute and a subsequent search of the area was unsuccessful in relocating him. 
The individual was described as being student age, about 5'10" tall with a stocky build and had short shaggy brown hair.  Initially he was wearing either underwear or swimming trunks that were maroon color, and later had on beige or khaki pants and a tan Queen's jacket.

Campus Security dealt with 207 incidents classified as "Suspicious Persons" in 2002. There were 165 such incidents in 2001, 210 in 2000, 248 in 1999, and 201 in 1998 . Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately in these situations.  


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

October 26, 9:43 pm: PhysEd Centre - The front desk clerk contacted the ERC to report an individual hurt his back in one of the gyms. Security Supervisors were informed to attend and QFA - on scene - requested an ambulance be called for a possible spinal injury. When Security arrived they were informed the individual had fallen to the floor while playing basketball and another player fell on top of him. Paramedics were on scene soon afterwards and the student was placed on a spinal board and transported to KGH at 10:20 pm.

October 26, 12:07 am: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report her room mate was intoxicated and may require medical attention.  The Security Supervisor attended with QFA and tended to the student, who had already vomited in her (top bunk) bed when she had problems getting down and into the bathroom. QFA determined the student should be fine for the night but was moved to another room where a don monitored her for the remainder of the evening.

October 24, 12:09 am: Residences - The ERC was contacted by a don reporting an intoxicated student was found vomiting in a washroom and may require medical attention.  The individual was reported conscious & moaning but slow to respond [to questions].  The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid were informed and arrived to find the student awake and talking - he reportedly had been celebrating the end of his midterms and drank too much unmixed vodka. QFA assessed his condition and determined he would be fine with some fluids and being monitored throughout the night.  The Residence don agreed to check in on him periodically and QFA cleared the call by 00:58 am.

October 21, 7:34 pm: Ontario Hall - The ERC received a report that student had hurt her finger and requested someone attend to assess the injury. The Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid attended and were informed upon arrival that the student had pinched her thumb between two objects. QFA assessed the injured and applied a bandage to the cut before clearing the scene at 7:53 pm.

October 18, 3:19 am: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report someone had suffered a bad cut to their leg that needed to be looked at. Security & Queen's First Aid dispatched to the scene and determined the wound was severe enough to require stitches. QFA bandaged the leg and Security transported the student and one of his friends to KGH for further treatment.

October 18, 12:18 am: Residences - The ERC received a report of an intoxicated and unresponsive student in a room and both the Security Supervisor and Queen's First Aid were informed to attend.  They arrived to find the student responsive and vomiting while being tended to by a number of friends.  While attending this call, a second report of an intoxicated student down by the waterfront was called in to the ERC. The Security Supervisor left one of the QFA members in the Residence room and took the other down to the second student. They found that individual with three friends, vomiting but coherent.  He eventually managed to make his way to his Residence and arrangements were made for both him and the first student to be monitored throughout the night by friends.

October 6, 4:10 pm: Goodes Hall - The ERC received a call reporting someone fell off a bicycle outside the building - Security and Queen's First Aid were informed and met with the injured female within a few minutes.  An ice pack had already been applied to the person's knee by the time they arrived, and she was treated further by QFA until she felt better and left the scene at 4:29 pm.

October 4, 1:58 pm: Richardson Stadium - A caller to the ERC requested Queen's First Aid attend to take a look at a student who attempted to use "Vim" (cleaning product) to remove the purple dye from their face. QFA staff were paged to attend and meet with the student. No follow up provided.

October 3, 10:17 pm: Residence - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report being with a very intoxicated student who is immobile and drifting in and out of consciousness. Security and Regional Ambulance attended the scene and the Security Supervisor arrived first to find the student conscious and talking, but disoriented. Paramedics were on scene a few minutes later and decided to transport the student to KGH Emergency.

*Security dealt with seven medical assistance incidents that involved excessive alcohol consumption during the weekend of October 3rd to the 5th.  There were also approximately fifteen incidents of malicious emergency phone activations - likely, in part, attributable to alcohol use by the perpetrators - that diverted Campus Security from other legitimate situations.

October 1,  12:50 am: Residences - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report he was with a very intoxicated student who was unable to stand on his own. Security and Queen's First Aid were dispatched to the building and Regional Ambulance was also called in when the student was found to be unconscious and unresponsive. The group he'd been drinking with reported the student had consumed quite a few shots that night, and attending Residence dons indicated he may have been simply put to bed - instead of receiving medical treatment - if they hadn't attended the area due to noise violations and recognized he was having problems.  Paramedics were on scene within minutes of being called and after a brief assessment transported the student to Kingston General Hospital.

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.


DRIVE-BY EGGING:

October 26, 9:25 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a call from a student who reported someone in a small car driving by her and some friends threw an egg that struck her on the shoe.  The incident took place on Alfred Street near Johnson but a search of that area and main campus was unsuccessful in locating the vehicle.

Campus Security has received about a dozen separate reports of eggs being thrown from cars over the last few years, including one in July of 2000 where a student was considerably bruised in the incident.


BREAK & ENTER / THEFT - QUEEN'S PROPERTY:

October 24, 5:34 pm: Ban Righ Hall - The ERC was informed a black portable PA system in a case was stolen from the Fireside Inn area of the building sometime between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

October 20, 7:05 am: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report their house on Alfred Street had been broken into overnight sometime between 3:30 am and 6:30 am.  An initial check revealed a laptop computer was stolen - the tenants also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

October 14, 9:51 am: Campus - Staff reported a laptop was stolen from an interior office during the previous weekend. No details about the computer were provided.

October 12, 1:03 pm: West Campus - A staff member contacted Campus Security to report a University owned TV and VCR were stolen from an area at West Campus. It is a  black Toshiba television w. an approximately 32" screen, and a silver Panasonic 4-head HiFi VCR.

October 2, 1:06 pm: Campus - A staff member reported a University owned laptop computer was stolen while left unattended at another department where it was in for maintenance.  It is an IBM ThinkPad T40 Model# 23737CU Serial #  SNS99MB165-QT .

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.
 


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

October 24, 11:48 am: Student Housing Area - A student reported a backpack containing a wallet and house keys was stolen from their house last week, possibly by someone invited into their home for a social gathering. A few days later, it was suspected someone entered their house after their exterior doors had been locked, although nothing was immediately noticed missing from inside. That incident was reported to their landlord who agreed to change their locks that day.  It was also noted that an unknown male and female walked into their house while the front door was left unlocked, demanded to use the phone, and then left a few minutes afterwards.  

October 19, 12:53 am: Student Housing Area - A student residing near Campus called the ERC to report someone was trying to break into their house. The Security Supervisor was informed and dispatched to the scene, asking that the caller also phone 911 to pass details to KPD.  Security was on scene within 2 minutes and found a male standing at the front of the house with a handful of rocks. When questioned, he produced ID and claimed to know one of the students living inside; explaining he'd been trying to wake her up so she'd let him in. The ERC contacted the original caller who indicated they did known the individual and one of the tenants went outside to meet him and Security. The 911 Operator was still on the line at that point and the Security Supervisor filled them in on the details and confirmed KPD did not need to attend.  The male student was cautioned about his actions and Security cleared the scene.

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).


Washroom Vandalism @ Policy Studies BldgMISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

October 23, 11:48 pm: Policy Studies - A staff member contacted the ERC to report four high school aged males just exited a nearby washroom, hitting ceiling panels as they ran up the hall and out of the building.  The group - last seen entering Goodes Hall and the nearby high school - also vandalized the washroom they'd been in, knocking tiles and metal strips out of the ceiling. The Security Supervisor attended to record the damage and have Physical Plant Services informed for repairs, but an initial search for the individuals involved was unsuccessful. 
4 Pictures (~75 kb) of vandalism in washroom / S7

October 17, 3:57 am: JDUC - While on mobile patrol of Campus, the Security Supervisor was flagged down by a taxi driver who reported seeing two males vandalizing a bicycle outside Ban Righ Hall, then proceed up University Avenue and turn over a trash can before disappearing behind Douglas Library. The Security Supervisor drove up near the intersection of Union & University Ave and spotted two males come out from behind Douglas Library - they crossed Union Street, walked up to a blue light Emergency Phone by the JDUC, and one of the males activated it before continuing on.

The Supervisor stopped the couple and asked if they required assistance. When they stated they did not, the individual seen activating the phone was asked why he did it. The male initially denied pressing the phone's button and then claimed he accidentally bumped into it.  The Supervisor explained the importance of the emergency phones and their proper usage - which the student was already aware of - and informed him that Security attending a false activation may result in having to leave a genuine incident elsewhere. He eventually admitted to activating the phone but denied vandalizing the bike earlier - although a witness later confirmed it was that same individual.  The student provided identification and was released. 

Security took possession of the vandalized bike found in the middle of Queen's Crescent, and also discovered an overturned garbage can outside the Art Centre and a large cement planter overturned by Ontario Hall.  Incident details were forwarded to AMS Judicial Committee for possible disciplinary actions.

October 17, 12:14 am: Leonard Field - The ERC received a report of some female students smashing street signs on the field. The Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended but found the area clear when they arrived.  One parking sign was located on the ground and taken to the Physical Plant compound for safe keeping.

October 12, 11:45 am: McArthur Hall - While on foot patrol of West campus, a Security team discovered a bus that had been entered and vandalized.  The Security Supervisor attended and observed three windows had been smashed out, a fire extinguisher had been tossed outside, and the interior appeared to have been searched for valuables.  The vehicle owners were contacted and informed of the incident.

October 10, 3:40 am: Campus - While clearing a separate call in the area, the Security Supervisor observed three males throwing garbage and a garbage can onto the street in front of Dunning Hall.  The group fled when they spotted the Security vehicle but one individual was detained after a short chase.  He initially refused to show identification but changed his mind when informed Kingston City Police would be contacted otherwise, and produced a Queen's student card. University administration were informed for possible disciplinary action.

October 8, 7:49 pm: Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a rock was thrown through a window in the building. No one was injured and their maintenance staff attended for clean up and temporary repairs. 

October 7, 9:37 pm: Jackson Hall - While attending to a maliciously activated emergency phone, the Security Supervisor observed a male individual stumbling down the south side of Jackson Hall and then heard the sound of breaking glass the person continued on.  A quick check confirmed a ground level window had been smashed and the Supervisor detained the individual on the building's north side after having a Security Patrol & KPD informed to attend.  The man, who appeared intoxicated and upset, had a minor cut on his forehead and appeared to be nursing a sore hand. Although cooperative with Security - and admitting responsibility for breaking the window - he claimed to be unsure whether he punched or kicked the glass and likewise stated he didn't know how he suffered the head injury. He confessed that he'd been having a bad day and continued getting more upset until KPD were able to arrive at about 9:50 pm.  Officers confirmed the young male's identity and Security issued him with a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University property, and arrangements were made for him to make restitution for the damage.

Window broken at Richardson HallOctober 6, 7:40 am: Richardson Hall - A staff member reported a rock had been thrown through one of the office windows.  The Security Supervisor attended and had custodial contacted for clean up and Physical Plant Services informed to make repairs.
Picture (30 kb) of Window broken at Richardson Hall / S9

October 5, 2:48 am: JDUC - The ERC received a report that an upper exterior door was kicked in and there was a lot of glass in the area. Security Supervisors confirmed the report and custodial staff were informed for clean up and repairs.

October 4, 3:29 pm: JDUC - The ERC received a report of a group of males destroying furniture and windows in the building.  Security Supervisors were nearby and spotted two groups of three individuals leave the building and split up.  A witness to the incident met with the Supervisors and pointed out one of the groups as including one male who was seen tossing garbage cans around and shattering one of the north door windows. The group was spoken to and identified themselves as alumni but refused to provide identification. Kingston City Police were contacted and the group monitored as they left Campus until Police were able to meet up and attain ID.  The group was NOP'd for the weekend - banning them from University Property - and additional action may be forthcoming. At 3:50 am a University tradesman was called in to make repairs to the broken door.

October 4, 1:12 am: Leonard Hall - A stationary Patrol Officer in the Residence reported an intoxicated male was refused entry to the building and proceeded to punch and shattered the glass in the main doors before walking off.  Security staff were provided with a description of the individual and a roving Security Patrol soon located an individual matching the description outside Chernoff Hall.  

The Security Supervisors attended and met up with the individual and contacted Queen's First Aid to attend when it was observed he had severe lacerations on his right hand. He initially claimed someone had attacked him with a knife, then stated someone had hit him with a baseball bat, but was positively ID'd as being the one who smashed his fist into the door. A Resident Patrol Officer was instructed to locate and send over one of the individual's friends he'd been seen with earlier in the evening and the Queen's student 'hosting' them for the weekend. QFA tended to his wounds and arrangements were made to ensure the damages were paid for by him or his student host. A little later Residence staff attempted to make a new room available for him to sleep in overnight, but he became belligerent and was NOP'd from Residences permanently. Likewise a report was filed with the Residence Life Department for possible restitution and sanctions against the student who was responsible for his guests' behaviour.

October 3, 11:14 pm: Leonard Hall - A Security Patrol reported finding two windows smashed in the Residence. The damage posed both a safety and security risk for the building and a Residence desk clerk was informed to have maintenance staff attend to clean the glass and make repairs.

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:

October 21, 9:52 pm: Gordon House - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a student was at the desk reporting signs of smoke on the first floor and hearing a smoke detector going off somewhere nearby.  The caller was instructed to activate the fire alarm and both Security & KFD were informed to attend.  After searching several areas on the floor, they discovered a burnt wooden chopping block had been sitting on a stove burner with a number of fans turned on in an attempt to dissipate the smoke. KFD ensured the scene was clear and Security reset the fire alarm system at 10:22 pm.

October 17, 10:54 pm: Brockington House - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report smelling smoke but unable to locate the source. The caller was hesitant to activate the pull station when requested to do so, but the Security Supervisor - upon arriving to find a strong burning smell in the center stairwell - activated the alarm to evacuate the building.  KFD arrived soon afterwards and searched the building with Security until a a room was found with some burnt matches in a garbage can. KFD doused the can with water and cleared the scene. Residence staff were informed of the details.

October 5, 11:07 pm: Morris Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Upon arrival Security determined the active zone was located in the 2nd floor common room and a Residence don reported a burnt bag of popcorn caused a detector to go off.  They attended the hazy common room and KFD used a positive pressure fans to clear the area of smoke.  The fire alarm system was reset at 11:25 pm by Security and KFD cleared the scene.

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.


Snake Captured at McArthur HallPEST CONTROL:

October 9, 10:49 pm: McArthur Hall - A Commissionaire at the building contacted Campus Security to ask if anyone had reported a missing snake. When informed no reports had been received, she stated finding a snake outside the main entrance and believed it may belong to a group who had been in the building that night (for an event involving children and exotic reptiles, etc).

The Security Supervisor attended with a box and some tape, and met the commissionaire who had the small snake coiled around her arm.  The snake was placed in the box, taped up, and taken to the Security Office where the Humane Society was contacted.  The sent someone to pick up the box later in the day and the group who were in the building that night were informed of the incident.
Picture (30 kb) of Snake Found at McArthur Hall / S9

October 5, 11:55 am: Botterell Hall - A Bracken library staff member contacted the ERC to report a squirrel was running around the B1 cafeteria area.  The Security Supervisor attended and found the squirrel hiding behind the vending machines with no signs of intending to leave.  A Pest Control company was contacted and attended, leaving a cage for in hopes of catching the animal. At 2:30 pm the next day, building staff reported the squirrel was in the cage and the contractor company was informed to attend and pick it up.


VEHICLE BREAK IN:

October 8, 11:07 am: Campus - A student residing near main campus reported an unknown female had been sitting on their back porch for at least a half hour talking and yelling to herself.  The Security Supervisor attended immediately - arriving just as the woman was leaving the scene - and noticed she dropped some papers behind her.  When the items were collected, it was seen they were vehicle registration papers with the name of a Queen's staff member on them. That staff member happened upon the scene and confirmed their vehicle had been broken into.

Security quickly relocated the suspect and followed her as she walked off campus, and requested Kingston City Police attend.  The woman attempted to elude Security on a number of occasions, and verbally harassed anyone she came near - including children playing in the yard of the Queen's Day Care - until City Police met with Security staff just off campus at 1:03 pm.  In addition to her activities on campus, the woman was arrested for a separate incident involving vehicle theft.

UPDATE - October 8, 4:54 pm - A second staff member reported his unlocked vehicle was entered while parked on Campus. Some inexpensive items were stolen from his glove box along with some vehicle documents.  He was advised to call KPD as the likely suspect may already be in custody.

Vehicle B&E at Donald Gordon CentreOctober 5, 6:18 am: Donald Gordon Centre - The building's desk clerk reported a vehicle parked in their lot had been broken into sometime overnight.  The Security Supervisor attended and found two doors wide open and a number of items strewn around.  There were no signs of forced entry and the Supervisor returned the contents to the car and locked it up until the owner was able to attend and file a report with Kingston City Police. No follow up available on what property may have been missing.
Picture (40 kb) of vehicle vandalized at Donald Gordon Centre / S6

There were 28 incidents recorded as "Theft from Vehicle" in 2002 and 16 such incidents in 2001. If you have to leave valuables inside your vehicle, be sure to lock them in the trunk - never leave them where they can be seen from outside the vehicle.


BIKE THEFTS:

October 6, 8:52 am: Campus - A staff member reported the theft of a University owned laptop about a week earlier. It is a black IBM Thinkpad (serial #  78HHNV3 ) kept inside a black vinyl case. Kingston City Police were also informed. 

October 5, 4:30 pm: Leonard Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen sometime during the day or early morning. It is a Blue bike with 2 vertical silver stripes and yellow banded tires. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

October 2, 2:42 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing near Campus reported her bike was stolen from the lobby of her building where it had been locked to the staircase.  It is a new red, silver & black mountain bike with dual suspension black shocks, silver handlebars, and a silver & black seat. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

October 1, 4:29 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported her bike was stolen from Victoria Park near Campus.  It is a black Norco bicycle with a steel frame.

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.


DISORDERLY CONDUCT:

October 5, 4:46 am: Student Housing Area - Kingston City Works staff contacted the ERC to report students throwing beer bottles at street sweepers while they were trying to work in the Student Housing Area near Campus.  Kingston City Police had also been informed, and a later check by Security revealed City workers apparently left the area unfinished as there was a large amount of broken glass and garbage still left in and around the streets.

October 5, 12:38 am: Jean Royce Hall - A Resident don contacted the ERC to report an individual was laying on the roadway in front of the building and refusing to get up.  The Security Supervisor attended and arrived to find a Kingston City police officer already on scene and speaking to the person. The officer was asking the individual to provide identification but was given a series of fake names and his requests to hand over his wallet were refused. The suspect - eventually identified as a Queen's student - then became belligerent and physically confrontational with the officer who subsequently placed him in handcuffs and put him in the back of his cruiser. The individual continued to scream and kick inside the cruiser and the officer reported before leaving that the student would likely be charged with mischief and possibly assaulting a police officer.

 

 

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