& ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:
Dec 30, 3:43 pm:
Student Housing - A student reported their house had been broken
into during the previous few days. The caller believed the perpetrator
accessed the house through a window and damaged a rear door while
exiting. Two computer, two stereos and a number of CDs & videos
Dec 18, 9:35 pm: Student Housing Area -
Kingston City Police informed a Security Patrol that a break and Enter had
occurred at a house on Johnson Street just North of main campus. The
suspect was described as being an Asian male about 5'10" tall with a
medium build. He was last seen wearing baggy pants and carrying a
Dec 6, 7:50 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student residing near Campus reported someone entered their house and stole a
Toshiba S200 laptop computer w. a Lakehead University sticker on it (
serial# 71017815 ). Caller stated the house was likely entered
between 5:30 and 7:50 pm while there were between three and six people inside
the house but the front door was left unlocked. Later in the evening,
another housemate confirmed her black wallet was missing and presumed also
stolen during that time. A report was additionally filed with Kingston City
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 (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):
Dec. 29, 6:33 am:
Integrated Learning Center - A construction foreman contacted the
ERC to report their offices at the site had been broken into. The
Security Supervisor met with the caller and was shown four windows that were
smashed out, as well as an office that had been forcibly entered. A number of
items were stolen from inside and a computer was smashed and its hard drive
stolen. Kingston City Police were also informed of the incident with
Officers attending to take a report and an Ident Unit on scene to collect
Dec 19, 4:51 am: JDUC - An intrusion alarm was
indicated for Alfie's Pub followed by a series of related alarms. Security
& Police were informed of the alarm with the Security Supervisor and a
Patrol arriving within 10 seconds to observe two men coming up the stairs from
When approached, the two claimed to be looking
for their stolen bikes and then walked off in different directions. Security
did a quick check of the pub and spotted obvious signs of forced entry, then
followed one of the suspects in the Security vehicle. The man
expressed displeasure at being followed but was informed they were
merely trying to assist him in locating his stolen bicycle. Soon afterwards
City Police pulled up and took the man into custody. As Security was
discussing the incident with Officers, the second suspect walked up and was also
placed under arrest.
KPD's IDent Unit attended the pub later in the
morning to gather evidence and a Physical Plant Services tradesman repaired
structural damage caused in the break in.
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.
Dec. 23, 3:07 pm:
Integrated Learning Centre - A
construction contractor reported finding some graffiti on some interior walls
and other signs of unauthorized activity inside the building. The
Security Supervisor attended to investigate the scene and arranged extra
Patrol checks for the remainder of the holidays. The contractor was also
advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.
Dec 7, 8:40 pm: Walter Light Hall -While
performing a routine check of the building, the Security Supervisor discovered
a window purposely cut or engraved with a spiderweb design. The information
was passed to Physical Plant Services for possible replacement.
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
Dec 22, 4:32 pm:
Campus - A staff member informed the ERC of a strange smell in a
building's basement; describing the odour as smelling like someone was
"cooking a dead mouse". The Security Supervisor attended and it was
determined the odour was coming from a refrigerator in the area. Its contents
were moved to another fridge and it was left unplugged until it could be
looked at by a technician. A check later in the night revealed the smell
had more or less dissipated.
Dec 21, 5:35 pm: Student Housing Area - A member of the AMS Holiday House Check Program contacted the
Campus Security to report finding a rear window broken on an Albert Street
house. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed one of the windows
was broken at the top but had already been boarded up. The Apartment &
Housing Department was informed so more permanent repairs could be made.
Dec 16, 5:38: Grant Hall - A
caller reported parking their car behind the building earlier in the day and
returned to find it had been damaged by falling snow. The vehicle's
windshield was cracked and a dumpster nearby was also reportedly damaged.
This incident is similar to last February, when a car roof and windshield was
damaged by snow and ice falling from Waldron Tower. 3
photos of vehicle damage in Feb 2003 incident (100kb) /
Dec 13, 1:05 am:
Gordon Brockington House - The ERC received a call that a group of
very intoxicated students had just left the Residence stating they were going
for a swim in the lake. The caller was concerned for the group's safety
so a Security Patrol was instructed to check the area. Within 10 minutes
the patrol reported no one was found in the vicinity of the lake or outside
Dec 11, 10:00 pm: Victoria Hall
- A custodian informed the ERC that a vending machine was broken
into in the Residence's lobby and some products appear to have been
stolen. He and another custodian removed the remaining products and put
them behind the front desk and the ERC contacted the machine owner to attend
and make repairs.
Dec 7, 2:17 pm: Off Campus -
The owner of a bed & breakfast business close to main campus reported a
sign was stolen from their porch area a week earlier. It has a King
Street address on it, is burgundy with black writing, and trimmed in gold
paint. If anyone knows the whereabouts of this sign, the owner has asked it be
returned with "no questions asked".
Dec 3: 5:38 pm:
Biosciences Complex - A student contacted the ERC to report a
vending machine in the building had been broken into. Security attended to
find the glass completely shattered and it appeared select items had been
removed from inside. A custodian was contacted for clean up and a Patrol
monitored the machine until the owners were able to arrive on campus to make
repairs and remove the remaining products.
Dec 2, 12:04 am:
Campus - The ERC was informed a large group of students were
banging on cars in the area of Victoria Hall on Queen's Crescent. The
Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended the scene to observe about 100
students engaged in snowball fights and taking pictures. Aside from receiving
a couple of noise complaints and a call that some individuals were throwing
snowballs at Residence windows the participants were not disruptive. Security
monitored the activity to ensure no one fell or otherwise was injured and the
scene was cleared by about 1:00 am.
Dec 1, 1:03 am: Off
Campus - Kingston City Police reported an individual was arrested
that night and found to be in possession of a Queen's cheerleader jacket. KPD
asked if a theft or lost report of this item was placed with Campus
Security. No report had been filed and anyone who may have lost this
jacket can contact City Police at 549-4660 (ext "0").
Please report any lost or found property at
our Lost & Found
page's online form.
Dec 19, 8:39 am:
Campus - Staff reported a Mettler PJ6000 Top Loading electronic
balance was stolen between December 15 and 18th. A report was also filed with
Kingston City Police.
Dec 19, 10:00 am:
Biosciences Complex - Two separate reports were filed by
staff members stating wallets were rifled through while left unattended in a
lab. In both cases the wallets were left behind in the same position but
credit cards and other identification were removed. Their absence was
noticed later in the day and credit card companies confirmed small
"test" transactions had been made on the cards, followed by at least
one substantial purchase soon afterwards. The cards and ID were cancelled and
Kingston City Police were informed.
Dec 15, 2:29 am: JDUC
- A custodian reported seeing a suspicious male lurking in an alleyway between
the JDUC & PhysEd Centre. The Security Supervisor was informed to attend
and a few minutes later the ERC received a report from a student claiming his
jacket and backpack were just stolen from the JDUC. He was informed a suspect
may have been spotted and instructed to wait with custodial staff until
Security was able to confirm the individual had his property.
The Security Supervisor and a Patrol met with
the custodian who'd spotted the man rifling through a backpack in the alley.
When the male noticed he was being watched, he ran up some stairs to an
emergency exit and tried to hide in the dark. At that point Kingston
City Police were requested to attend just as the suspect came down the
stairs and claimed the jacket and backpack belonged to a friend. However the
student was able to confirm the property was his, causing the suspect to
become confrontation and belligerent with Security just as KPD arrived on
scene. After a brief discussion he was placed under arrest for theft and
He is described as being about 5' 8"
tall, 150 lbs, approximately 25-30 years old with scruffy brown hair and a
short beard. At the time of this incident he was wearing a multi coloured
toque and a green jacket.
Dec 10, 2:25 pm: Douglas Library - A
student reported accidentally forgetting her purse in a washroom and then
returned 15 minutes later to find it missing. She checked with library
staff but it was not turned in and presumed stolen. It is a blue denim
change purse that contained her ID and bank cards that the student immediately
Dec 4, 11:52 pm: MacDonald Hall
- A custodian contacted the ERC to report discovering a backpack
in the student lounge with its contents scattered around. The Security
Supervisor picked up the bag and left it for the department's Lost
& Found coordinator.
Dec 4, 6:00 pm: An Clachan Complex -
A tenant at An Clachan reported discovering his car battery was stolen from
under the hood sometime during the previous day. A report was also filed
with Kingston City Police.
Dec 2, 7:45 pm:
Ontario Hall - A student reported her purse and backpack were
stolen while left unattended in an empty room between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm. It
is a green backpack and a beige color purse with two pockets.
Please do not leave personal items
unattended and/or unsecured, 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.
Dec 18, 3:17 am: Victoria Hall - A fire
alarm activated in the Residence and KFD & Security were informed to
attend. While a Patrol accessed evacuating students into a nearby
building to stay warm, the Security Supervisor and KFD met with Residence
staff and attended the second floor of E & C wings. There they found a
thick haze in the air, obviously due to someone maliciously expelling a fire
extinguisher and setting off a detector. KFD ventilated the area and then
Security reset the fire alarm system at 3:46 am. The names of three
students who did not evacuate the building during the alarm were recorded by
Dec 13, 3:08 am: Leonard Hall
- An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and
both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was
determined the active zone was located on the south west 1st floor area where
they found a pull station activated for no apparent reason. The system
was reset by Security who cleared the scene along with KFD.
Dec 13, 1:54 am:
Albert St. Residence - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and
Security & KFD were contacted to attend. Upon arrival it was determined a
pull station had been activated maliciously and reset by Security at 2:02
am. Four males had been witnessed fleeing from the building immediately
after the alarm activated and believed responsible for the alarm.
Dec 13, 12:59 pm:
Waldron Tower - An active fire alarm was received at the Residence
and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. The front desk clerk
contacted the ERC to report observing an unknown male activate a nearby pull
station before fleeing the building. Security & KFD confirmed the
alarm was activated maliciously - no sign of smoke or fire in the building -
and the system was reset at 1:06 am.
Dec 5, 1:42 am: Victoria Hall
- The ERC received a fire alarm indication for the Residence
and contacted Security & KFD to attend. Upon arrival it was
determined the active zone was located in the E wing stairwell where a pull
station was found activated for no reason. The fire system was reset at
1:54 am and students who evacuated the building and then accessed to a nearby
building to stay warm were allowed back in.
Dec 3, 6:03 pm: University Club - Staff
reported smoke coming from an electrical box - they turned off the breakers
and at the request of the Security Supervisor activated the fire alarm. Upon
Security's arrival, and as the building was being evacuated, the panel started
smoking again and KFD were requested to attend and assess the problem.
An electrician was also called in and later determined the problem originate
in the building's dumbwaiter (elevator). KFD ventilated the area with large
fans and cleared the scene at 6:40 pm.
Anyone with information
about these incidents (or any malicious alarm activations) is requested to
contact the Emergency Report Center at 533-6111.
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.
AREAS FOUND UNARMED:
Dec 14, 9:52 pm:
Campus - 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.
Dec 8, 5:20 am: Campus
- Similar incident as above.
Dec 6, 4:24 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.
PERSONS / ACTIVITY:
Dec 14: 5:53 am: JDUC -
The ERC received a report of a suspicious male harassing and yelling at staff
in the building. The Security Supervisor attended and informed the
individual had already left the building. He was soon located outside and
issued a verbal notice of prohibition banning him from the
He is described as being about 5'8" tall, 140 lbs with short black hair
and approximately 35 years old. At the time of this incident he was wearing a
green jacket, a blue hooded sweatshirt, a blue toque and jeans.
Dec 10, 6:34 pm: Student Housing Area
- A student residing in a house near campus contacted the ERC
to report an unknown male is banging at her outside doors and trying to turn
the (locked) doorknobs. The Security Supervisor was informed and
reported within two minutes that the man in question is a delivery person
trying to drop off a package. The ERC informed the student and the
Security Supervisor accompanied the delivery person to the door where the
package was handed over to one of the tenants.
Dec 8, 2:45 pm: Jock Harty Arena - A
Security Supervisor attending the exams taking place in the arena spotted two
young males who appeared to be 'scoping' out backpacks and purses left
outside. Two other Security staff - nearby attending a separate incident -
assisted in detaining the two individuals who claimed they were merely doing
tricks with their bikes on the arena stairs. They were ID'd and given
verbal Notices of Prohibition banning them from University property.
Dec 7, 8:22 pm: Campus
- A student contacted the ERC to report seeing two men exit
a main campus building carrying a computer monitor. The individual had
already driven away but Security attended to search the building and took a
report from the witness with suspect and vehicle details.
Dec 7, 8:19 pm: JDUC -
A student contacted the ERC to report a suspicious man spotted in the
building's public computing site. The Security Supervisor attended to meet the
suspect who stated not having any identification on him - that it was in his
car off campus - and confirmed he was not affiliated with the University. He
was asked to leave the building and monitored as he walked to a car parked
nearby. When the Security Supervisor approached him for photo ID he
continued to make excuses for not showing it so Kingston City Police were
contacted to attend. At that point the suspect became belligerent and
confrontational until City Police arrived. However he also refused to provide
Officers with ID so he was handcuffed and searched until his identification
was located. At that point he was issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning him
from University Property, and monitored by Police until he left campus.
The suspect is described as being a clean cut
Caucasian male in his 40s with a french accent. He wore glasses and
green/beige bomber jacket.
Dec 2, 11:40 pm:
Summerhill - A student reported she and a friend were walking near
Summerhill about 30 minutes earlier and spotted a male individual standing in
the middle of a treed area. The caller thought he looked out of place at
that time of night and wanted Security to be aware of the incident. The
only description available was that the man was wearing a dark puffy jacket
and dark toque. Security searched the area immediately but were unable
to locate the individual there or elsewhere on 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
Dec 12, 11:55 am:
Campus - Campus Security was informed the Engineer 'jacket
slamming' ritual was about to take place on campus. Security staff attempted
to direct the group to the Clark Hall area but instead they gathered at the
intersection of Union & University Ave, blocking traffic while slamming
their jackets. Security staff attempted to divert vehicles away from the
intersection and dealt with a number of motorists who were angered by the
event. One Security Supervisor assisted a distraught older gentleman on his
way to KGH for medical treatment, managing to help get his vehicle turned
around and provided directions for an alternate route to the hospital.
The jacket slamming continued for another 40 minutes before the group
Dec 10, 12:27 pm: JDUC - Regional
Ambulance dispatch informed the ERC they had paramedics attending the Queen's
Pub for an individual having a seizure. The Security Supervisor was
informed and met with ambulance attendants who tended to a TSN camera operator
who was covering a press conference in the Pub. After being briefly
assessed by paramedics, he was transported to KGH for further treatment.
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.
Dec 9, 9:20 pm: Donald Gordon Center -
The front desk clerk contacted Campus Security to report a vehicle had been
broken into while parked in their lot between 6:00 and 8:00 pm that
evening. The owner confirmed a stereo was stolen from inside.
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.
Dec 4, 11:24 pm: Student Housing Area -
A student residing on Brock Street reported her turquoise blue "Supercycle"
bike was stolen from her backyard. Caller was also transferred to
Kingston City Police to file a report with their department.
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.