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
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.
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
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
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
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.
October 31, 6:12 pm:
- 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
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.
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
9, 1:05 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.
leaving a room at the end of the day please ensure that the doors and windows
are locked and secured and that all alarms are armed.
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.
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%
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
October 26, 9:25
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.
& 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
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.
& 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).
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
(~75 kb) of
vandalism in washroom
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
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
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
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
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
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.
October 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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 /
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.
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
- 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.
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 /
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
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
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.
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.
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.