Jan 31, 1:25 pm: Victoria Hall - The
ERC received a report of a number of students on the 5th floor of the
Residence causing a disturbance. Security attended the scene to find it
virtually empty although they did discover some trash thrown around and a
broken chair in the 5D common room.
Jan 25, 12:50 am: McNeill House -
An AMS Walkhome team contacted the ERC to report glass in the Residence's main
door had been smashed. The nearest desk clerk was informed of the damage
and they contacted staff to attend for clean up and repair.
Jan 24, 1:25 pm: Ellis Hall - A
staff member contacted the ERC to report an office window had been smashed.
The Security Supervisor attended and found a round hole in the window,
possibly caused by a thrown snowball. The window was temporarily
repaired and a note sent to have the window replaced during the next business
Jan 16, 2:55 am:
Leonard Hall - While patrolling campus, the Security Supervisor
observed a broken window in the set of doors leading into the building.
The main Residence desk was informed and contacted their maintenance staff who
attended to the damage.
Jan 16, 2:10 am:
Leonard Hall - The ERC received a report of someone setting off a
fire extinguisher outside the Residence and informed Security to
investigate. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed the report
but the extinguisher was not located and the perpetrator had already fled the
Jan 14, 1:00 pm: McArthur Hall
reported two young males were seen in the building vandalizing some room
dividers inside the main lobby then flee the building. Another caller reported
a locker had been broken into but was empty so no property got stolen.
Jan 13, 2:50 am:
Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the
Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it
was soon determined a pull station was maliciously.
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
& ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E / THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):
Jan 31, 12:45 pm: Campus - A
staff member contacted Security to report someone may have forced entry into a
building. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed signs of forced
entry at an exterior door. A complete walk through of the building revealed
all interior doors were still secure and alarmed areas were armed. No
subsequent reports of thefts were received by the department.
Jan 26, 8:30 am:
Campus - A staff member reported arriving at his office for
the day to discover his door unlocked and open and his personal computer
missing from inside. Other property in the room appeared to have been moved
around and dumped, and a checkered, embroidered tablecloth was also gone -
possibly used to wrap up the stolen items. Also missing was a 50 cent
piece, a late 19th Century Presbyterian communion coin, and a chalk
holder. The stolen computer was a Queen's Computer Store "Platinum
system" with a 15" flat screen monitor.
Jan 16, 9:25 pm:
Campus - An alarm was indicated for audio/visual equipment room on
campus and Security was dispatched to the scene. The Supervisor arrived
immediately to discover an attempted theft had occurred. An unplugged cable
was reconnected and the alarm system reset - the perpetrator had already fled
the scene by the time Security arrived and was not located.
Jan 15, 8:40 am: Campus - Staff
contacted the ERC to report a room had been broken into sometime during the
previous night. The Security Supervisor attended and observed signs of
forced entry to the room - staff confirmed a Toshiba S1 laptop computer (serial # 930147775)
had been stolen from inside. Kingston City Police were informed
and officers attended to investigate the scene.
Jan 14, 00:52 am
Campus - The Emergency Report Centre received an intrusion alarm
for an area containing audio/video equipment and informed Security to attend.
Security staff were nearby and attended immediately, discovering loosened
wires on the room's digital projector but no one in sight. A staff
member in the building earlier reported seeing two suspicious males about 30 minutes earlier but it is uncertain if they were involved in
the attempted theft. Kingston City Police also attended to take a report
and their IDENT unit arrived soon afterwards to collect evidence.
The suspects in this incident were both
described as being Middle Eastern/European and in their early 20s. One
was about 6' tall and 200+ lbs with dark hair and wearing a beige
jacket. The second male was about 5'10" tall with a smaller build
than the first suspect.
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.
Jan 30, 1:35 am: Jean Royce Hall - The
ERC received a report that an intoxicated student had fallen down some stairs
earlier in the night and was now unresponsive. Regional ambulance was
contacted to attend at the caller's request and the Security Supervisor also
attended the scene. There they Supervisor was informed the student had
fallen down some stairs about three hours earlier, cutting his head in the
fall, at which point his friends put him to bed and headed out to a local
bar. When a Residence Don was later informed of the incident, he checked
on the student and found him unconscious and unresponsive. The Kingston
Fire Department was first on scene and already tending to the individual when
Security and paramedics arrived. He was conscious at that point and eventually
agreed to be transported to KGH for assessment.
Security dealt with five other medical
assistance incidents involving alcohol during the same weekend, some requiring an
ambulance to hospital.
Jan 7, 8:25 pm: Campus
- The ERC received a call that an individual had a seizure and may
require medical assistance at the corner of University & Union
Street. Regional Ambulance, Queen's First Aid and the Security
Supervisor were informed with Security arriving to find the female laying in
the street being attended to by a student and an off duty firefighter.
Other individuals at the scene had placed jackets over the person to keep her
warm. QFA were on scene soon afterwards and treated the individual until
paramedics arrived a few minutes later. After a brief assessment she was
transported to hospital by ambulance at about 8:37 pm.
Campus Security responded to 225 Medical
Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request) calls in 2002. There were 151 such
incidents in 2001, 116 such incidents in 2000, 134 in 1999, and 69 in
1998. Please see our Stats
link for additional statistical information.
Jan 30, 10:31 pm: Campus -
A staff member contacted the ERC to report the rear windshield wiper was torn
off his vehicle while it was parked on Arch Street outside the Biosciences
Jan 30, 4:25 pm: Richardson Stadium -
A student reported the driver's side window of her vehicle had been smashed
while it was parked in the West Campus parking lot. It did not
immediately appear that anything was missing from inside the vehicle. The
caller was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.
Jan 30, 12:35 pm: West
Campus - The ERC received a report of a vehicle with broken windows
parked in the West Campus parking lot near the tennis courts. The
Security Supervisor attended to confirm the report and discovered a second
vehicle had also been vandalized or broken into. Both the Queen's
Parking department and City Police were informed of the situation and the
Jan 30, 4:55 am:
Campus - While on mobile patrol of
campus, the Security Supervisor spotted an unoccupied car - with a U of
Toronto parking permit inside - parked far out from the curb on Stuart Street.
Upon closer inspection, some skid marks revealed the vehicle had likely failed
to make a stop at the south end of University Avenue, continued across Stuart
Street, jumped the curb and struck a snow bank. At that point the driver moved
the car back to the road but was unable to drive away because one of the front
tires had a broken axle. Kingston City Police were informed and arrived
to take a report and have the car towed from the scene.
UPDATE: the student (owner) was
eventually identified after Kingston City Police contacted his parent(s)
after the vehicle was towed.
Jan 22, 7:20 pm: McLaughlin Hall - A
KGH staff member contacted the ERC to report their vehicle had been bumped
into in the McLaughlin Hall parking lot. Security Supervisors attended
and confirmed three vehicles appeared damaged in the lot, likely by another
vehicle that did not remain at the scene. One of the other owners called
Security and reported parking his car at 6:30 pm and someone noticed it had
been hit 10 minutes later, so all three vehicles were likely struck between
6:30 and 6:40 pm that evening.
Anyone with information about this
incident is asked to contact Kingston City Police at 549-4660.
Jan 20, 11:55 am: Campus
- A staff member contacted the ERC to report
a courier truck just struck two parked vehicles outside Stirling Hall on
Queen's Crescent. The Security Supervisor attended and met with the
courier truck driver who reported he'd parked the vehicle to make a delivery,
heard a crash, and looked back to see it had slipped out of 'Park' and rolled
into the parked cars. The two owners of the damaged vehicles were located and
notified and Kingston City Police attended to take a report.
(~50 kb) of vehicles damaged outside Stirling Hall /
Jan 30, 2:05 pm:
Stauffer Library - A visitor to Queen's reported his green bag -
containing books, a wallet, and a tape recorder - was stolen while left
unattended briefly. The person called back later in the afternoon
stating he'd found the bag in a library washroom. Everything was still inside
except for the tape recorder.
Jan 19, 4:10 pm:
Campus - A staff member reported a camera was stolen from her
office sometime within the previous 24 hours. It was likely stolen between
9:30 am and 10:00 am the day of the report (Jan 19th) while her office was
left unlocked and unattended.
Jan 12, 9:25 pm:
Stauffer Library - A student reported her purse was stolen from a
4th floor study carol while left unattended for a few minutes. It is a
small black purse with a thin shoulder strap and contained ID a credit card
and small amount of cash. The student was transferred to KPD to file a
report and advised to cancel all credit and bank cards.
Jan 6, 4:30 pm: Campus -
A caller reported two car keys had been stolen off a key ring kept inside a
jacket pocket while the coat was left unattended. The Security
Supervisor monitored the vehicle to ensure it wasn't taken until the owner
could return with an extra set of keys.
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.
Jan 30, 2:25 am:
Stuart Street Residence - The ERC received a call that an
intoxicated male was passed out in the Residence's lobby and the caller
requested Queen's First Aid attend to assess the individual. The
Security & QFA arrived to find the male laying on a bench in the north
hallway. He appeared to be intoxicated and that someone had drawn on his face
with markers. After managing to wake him up he claimed to be a guest at
the University staying with friends. He provided the friends' names and the
ERC contacted Residence staff who located one who soon arrived to escort the
male to his room for the night.
Jan 25, 2:40 pm: Ontario Hall - A
caller reported just walking by an injured pigeon outside Ontario Hall that
was "lying on its side, flapping its wings.". The Security
Supervisor attended and brought the bird back to the office to warm up while
the ERC contacted the Kingston Humane Society. One of their staff
arrived on campus at 3:30 pm and took possession of the bird at that time.
Jan 22, 9:25 pm: McArthur Hall - While
patrolling the building, Security Supervisors observed a vending machine had
been broken into. Remaining products were moved to a secure area for
safe keeping and the machine's owners were informed to attend and make
Jan 19, 11:20 pm: An
Clachan Complex - While on foot patrol of the complex, a student
patrol officer reported a strong smell of gasoline in one of the
buildings. The Security Supervisor attended and met with an Apartment
& Housing contact. Together they determined a snow blower had leaked some
gasoline in a storage area. The spill was immediately cleaned up by staff.
Jan 12, 4:20 pm:
Mackintosh Corry Hall - The Food Services office reported
discovering a counterfeit 20 dollar bill had been passed sometime during the
day in the MacCorry cafeteria. The counterfeit - with the serial number
DED5680611 - was picked up by Security and delivered to Kingston City Police
Jan 9, 9:50 pm: JDUC
- The ERC received a call reporting there was an unknown individual inside a
men's washroom, initially heard crying then vomiting and then not making any
sound at all. The Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended the washroom
and reported back soon afterwards that no problems were found in the area.
Learn how to detect a
counterfeit or genuine bill by knowing the various security
features found on Canadian bank notes. (from
the Bank of Canada website)
Jan 30, 2:10 am:
Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the
Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival
they discovered a pull station had been activated maliciously on the 5th floor
of D wing. The system was restored by Security at 2:21 am.
Jan 25, 1:30 am: Leonard Hall - An
active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD
attended. Upon arrival it was determined a pull station was activated for no
reason in the building's main lobby. Security reset the system and KFD
cleared the scene at 1:46 am.
Jan 24, 1:50 am: Jean Royce Hall - A
fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and the ERC informed Security
& KFD to attend. No cause could be located for the alarm and it
was soon determined there was a problem with the fire alarm system itself. A
fire watch was put in place until electricians were able to attend and put
the system back in order.
Jan 18, 1:40 am: JDUC
- An active fire alarm was indicated for the building and both Security &
KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arrival it was determined a pull
station had been activated for no apparent reason. KFD cleared the scene and
Security reset the fire alarm system.
Jan 10, 8:35 pm:
Gordon Brockington House - An active fire alarm was indicated for
the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Upon
arrival they were informed a student had left a stove element on and
unattended, burning a nearby piece of plastic that set off a detector.
KFD ventilated the area with fans and Security reset the fire alarm system at
about 8:55 pm.
Jan 10, 6:30 am:
Victoria Hall - An fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and
both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Soon after arrival they
determined a detector activated for no apparent reason and the system was
reset by Security at 6:45 am.
Jan 1, 12:43 pm: Chown Hall
- An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security &
KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival students reported a visitor had
tried to cook a bagel in a frying pan and turned on the wrong stove element by
mistake, cooking the bottom of an electric kettle. The fire system was reset
by Security and KFD cleared the scene by 2:58 pm.
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:
Jan 29, 4:40 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.
Jan 22, 4:45 am: Campus -
similar incident details as above.
Jan 14 2:50 am: Campus
similar incident details as above.
Jan 6, 9:55 pm: Campus -
similar incident details 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.
Jan 27, 10:45 am:
Campus - The ERC received a report that a car was broken into
while parked overnight on Collingwood Street outside Gordon Brockington
Residence. A hockey bag, hockey stick and a snowboard were stolen from inside.
The owner did not find any signs of forced entry but believes the rear hatch
on the car may not have been secured properly.
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.
PERSONS / ACTIVITY:
Jan 22, 2:50 am: Campus - Kingston
City Police contacted the Emergency Report Center to advise Security some of
their officers had encountered a suspicious male driving in and around Queen's
property with his headlights off. The officers ID'd the individual and
instructed him to leave the area but are unsure if he will remain away for the
The individual was driving a green 1995
Chevy pick up truck. If you spot this or any other vehicle being driven
suspiciously around campus (i.e. with the headlights off) please contact the
ERC immediately @ 533-6111.
(~50 kb) showing two possible types of the truck involved /
Jan 19, 4:25: Campus
- A student contacted Security to report a suspicious man who followed her
onto campus at about 6:20 am that day. The caller said she was walking
towards campus and was near the corner of Albert & Earl Street when she
noticed a male sitting in a car with its lights on. As she walked closer
to the vehicle, parked on the opposite side of the street, the driver turned
off the headlights and stared at her for a bit and then started to wave.
The student ignored his actions and continued walking, but saw the unknown
male exit his car, cross the road and begin following her on foot. At
that point she quickened her pace and then ran to campus and into Douglas
Library. The man did not pursue her and did not appear to be in the area
when she looked.
The student did not get a good look at the
suspect, but described him as being a slender Caucasian male in his 20s. He
was in an older model (possibly 1980s), small dark colored car - might be
black or dark blue.
Please read our "blue light" Emergency
Phone section that includes a printable pdf map showing E-phone locations.
Jan 12, 9:05 pm:
Student Housing Area - A student reported encountering an unknown
male at the entrance to her basement apartment about 10 minutes earlier.
The suspect was initially seen looking at her and a housemate's shoes left
outside their door and claimed to be looking for someone. He left the
house when asked but was seen checking out nearby houses on Division Street as
he walked away. The caller was advised to also inform Kingston City
Police and Security did a check of the area but was unable to locate the man.
He was described as being in his mid 40s,
between 5'8" and 5'9" tall with a thin build, dirty blond hair and a
mustache. At the time of this incident he was wearing all black including a
Jan 11, 2:20 am:
Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report a
couple of unknown males had been at a student home aggressively trying to
convince the female occupants to let them inside. The males seemed to have
left by the time of the call but it was unclear if they were still nearby or
might attempt to gain entry later in the night. The Security Supervisor
and KPD were informed and attended the scene. Police managed to locate
the two males - both students - who apologized and claimed they'd only been
trying to get some cigarettes..
Jan 11, 2:10 am:
Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report of an intoxicated
male who entered the lobby of a Queen's owned house, urinated on the floor and
then attempted to enter some apartments. The Security Supervisor
attended and found the suspect laying on the floor where he'd urinated and
vomited. Kingston City Police were requested to attend and officers were on
scene within a few minutes, arresting him for public intoxication and taking
him downtown for the night. Apartment & Housing staff were also informed
of the situation and asked to have someone attend to clean the area.
Jan 6, 1:35 pm: Jean Royce Hall -
A caller reported a suspicious woman wearing slippers was hanging around the
Residence's main entrance, requesting money from people walking by. The
woman had been there for about a half hour before the call was placed and left
the scene by the time the Security Supervisor arrived. He met with the
desk clerk and asked she call the ERC if the woman returned.
Jan 6, 3:00 am Off Campus -
KGH Security contacted the ERC to report responding to an alarm at one of
their properties on Barrie Street. No suspects or signs of B&E were found
when they attended, but a window was discovered pushed open. Security
Supervisors were informed of the incident and extra checks were made of
University properties in the area.
Jan 9, 1:05 am: Campus
- While on walking on Union Street, a Security Patrol was approached by an
intoxicated student on Union Street. The male jumped in front of the
Patrol, trying to engage them in an incoherent conversation and acting
belligerent towards the two until they managed to disengage themselves from
him. They contacted the Security Supervisor who met up within a few seconds to
see the student in question running from the area. They followed the
individual as he ran down Queen's Crescent and into a backyard of a Stuart
Street house where he jumped a fence and disappeared. The student was
described as being about 5'6" tall, between 140-160 lbs, had very short
dark hair with long groomed sideburns. At the time of the incident he was
wearing a purple Engineering jacket, dark blue jeans and spat when he talked.
Jan 7, 8:50 pm: PhysEd
Centre - A student contacted the ERC to report just spotting a
suspicious male in the building who he identified as having attempted to steal
his jacket a
couple months earlier. At the time of the call, the suspect was loitering
in the men's locker room and had been seen going through the faculty change
area as well.
The Security Supervisor attended to meet
the caller and together approached the suspect as he attempted to exit the
building. During the conversation the individual not only admitted to the
earlier attempt to steal the student's jacket but also possessing a forged
student card used on previous occasions to enter the PhysEd Centre.
Due to his activities on campus, and the fact he had no legitimate reasons
for being on campus, he was served a Notice of Prohibition banning him
from University property. The suspect confirmed understanding he would be
charged with Trespassing if he returned and his forged student card was
subsequently recovered by Security.
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
Jan 18, Student
Housing Area - Campus Security received an emailed report of an
indecent act that took place near campus at about 9:20 pm the previous
evening. The student stated she was walking north on Barrie Street (near
William Street) and noticed a man walking towards her. He did not say anything
as the passed, but she observed that he was exposing himself as he walked
by. The suspect was wearing a plaid shirt, light pants, a black opened
jacket and a black toque.
/ PIPE BURSTS:
17, 8:50 am: Etherington Hall - A staff person contacted the ERC to
report water flooding into the lobby. Security attended and observed water
coming down through the ceiling tiles and traced the leak to a room on the
above floor. There it appeared someone had pushed a desk up against a
radiator, preventing it from venting properly and causing a large water
leak. A number of tradesmen and custodians attended to the problem and
temporary repairs were made until it could be looked at on the next business
(~50 kb) of flooding in Etherington Hall /
Jan 15, 2:30 am: Leonard Hall - An fire
alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both KFD & Security
were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was soon determined there was a
problem with part of the sprinkler system and some flooding was discovered
outside the cafeteria. Custodial staff were called in to deal with the water
and technicians attended to repair the sprinkler system while Residence staff
performed a 'fire watch' until the damage was fixed.
Jan 11, 4:50 pm:
Leonard Hall - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the
Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. They arrived to
discover a burst pipe in the sprinkler system and about two inches of water on
the lower level. The water was turned off and the fire alarm system
reset and repaired.
Jan 11, 12:05 pm:
Nicol Hall - A staff member contacted the ERC, reporting there was
a water leak somewhere inside the building. The Security Supervisor attended
to find a burst pipe inside a very cold room on the fourth floor. A plumber
and custodial staff were requested to attend for repairs and cleanup -
fortunately there was minimal water damage as most of the water remained in
the hallways and in the elevator shaft.
11, 10:35 am: Etherington Hall - KGH
Security contacted the ERC to report flooding in the building's
basement. The Security Supervisor attended the ground floor to find
about two inches of water in the hallway and most of the rooms, including a
lab where most of the ceiling had fallen down. The water leak was found
in one of the rooms and in an adjacent room - where the pipe runs through - a
window was found open allowing the room to become very cold and likely freeze
the water in the pipe. A plumber and a number of custodian were called
in to effect repairs and clean up, with further repairs to be made the next
(~105 kb) of flooding & water damage in Etherington Hall /
Jan 8, 4:00 pm:
Stirling Hall - A custodian reported a water leaking on the fourth
floor of the building. The Security Supervisor attended and discovered a
radiator had burst in one of the rooms because a window had been left open and
froze the pipes inside. A plumbing contractor was called in by the ERC
to repair the damage while custodial cleaned up the water.
When leaving your office, lab or room -
be sure all windows are tightly closed to prevent radiator damage and
& ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:
Jan 15, 5:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student living on University Ave. contacted the ERC to report his house was
broken into and some property stolen. Missing items included a DVD player,
DVDs, a Game Cube and video games. A report was also filed with Kingston City
Jan 6, 3:00 pm: Student Housing Area - Kingston
City Police report a house on Frontenac Street was broken into between
December 22 and 31. No property was stolen in the break in although
there was some vandalism. KPD requested anyone with information about this
incident should call 549-4660 ext 6227.
Jan 4, 7:20 Jean Royce Hall - A Don
reported a student returned from their holidays to discover their Toshiba
Satellite 320 series laptop computer was stolen from their room. Security
attended and determined the laptop had been left on a desk by a window which
the perpetrator managed to reach through from outside. Other students in the
area also reported rooms accessed during the holiday & both Residence
staff and Kingston City Police were informed of the incidents.
Jan 4, 1:30 pm: Jean
Royce Hall - A student reported his Sony Viao laptop computer and a
telephone were stolen from his room while he was away for the holidays.
Security & KPD were informed of the theft and attended to take a report
and investigate 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).
Jan 6, 2:10 am: Stuart Street Residence -
The ERC received a report that a group of students were kicking trash cans
around the Residence's lobby. The students had already left the building by
the time of the call but the caller was concerned they would continue acting
disorderly elsewhere on campus. The Security Supervisors and a Patrol
attended the area, retrieving a garbage can taken from the Residence, but were
unable to locate the individuals involved.