February 29, 5:10 pm:
Ellis Hall - The ERC received a report that a basement window had
been kicked out in the building. Security attended to confirm the report and
had the Emergency Report Center call in a PPS tradesperson to repair the
damage & the window was boarded up by 5:50 pm.
February 27, 08:00 am: Stauffer Library - Staff
reported three photocopy machines were vandalized earlier in the week,
rendering them inoperable. The damage was noticed soon afterwards and a
contractor attended to make repairs.
February 16, 5:50 pm: JDUC
- A custodian contacted the ERC to report someone had
"trashed" the lower men's washroom. The Security Supervisor attended
and observed one of the stall's partition wall had been completely removed
from the wall. Temporary repairs were made and FIXIT staff were informed for
permanent repairs to be made the next work day.
February 13, 10:05 pm: Albert Street Residence
- A custodian contacted the ERC to report he was chasing a
male individual through the residence who was discovered vandalizing
property. The Security Supervisor was dealing with some other students
involved with mischief/theft of property and unable to immediately attend. The
custodian then reported he had stopped chasing the individual - believed to be
a student -who had fled down Stuart Street.
The suspect was described as being a Caucasian in his late teens or early
twenties, about 6'2" tall, clean cut with short brown hair, and was
wearing an orange-rust colored t-shirt, beige pants, and brown
He was initial found throwing light bulbs down a stairwell, and later it was
discovered the bulbs came from an elevator in the Residence which had been
fully loaded with furniture.
13, 4:10 am: Victoria Hall - Residence staff contacted the ERC to
report some vandalism had occurred in the 1st floor common room of A
wing. The Security Supervisor attended and observed some furniture had
been piled on top of each other, including about ten couches - most taken from
the lobby - three coffee tables, four chairs, and an ironing board. Along with
the furniture in the room was a broken clay potted plant, some recycling bins
and some smashed glass. Maintenance staff were already on scene in the hallway
outside, cleaning up a mess of broken crackers and plywood from a bulletin
board that was torn off the wall and smashed.
(~35 kb) showing some of the vandalism in Vic Hall /
February 13, 2:50
am: Leonard Hall - While attending to a noise complaint at the
Residence, the Security Supervisor discovered the bottom window panes of the
interior and exterior north doors had been smashed out. Residence
maintenance staff cleaned the glass and a PPS tradesman was called in to
repair the damage.
February 7, 3:15 am:
Fleming Hall - While patrolling main campus, the Security
Supervisor discovered a window had been smashed out of one of the building's
main doors. A PPS tradesman was contacted and attended to repair the
February 3, 10:05 pm:
Jean Royce Hall - A Residence staff member contacted the ERC to
report a large number of students throwing snowballs outside the building. At
that time one window had been broken by the individuals and a number of noise
complaints were received by the desk clerk. The Security Supervisor
attended and asked the group to move away from the building while Residence
staff reported having identified & were dealing with the individuals
responsible for breaking the window.
February 1, 3:15 am: Leonard Hall
- Residence staff reported finding three of the four main doors to the
Residence had their lower glass panes shattered. The Security Supervisor
confirmed the report and had a Physical Plant Services tradesman called in to
make repairs so the building could be secured.
Security dealt with 123 "Mischief Under $5000" incidents in 2003.
There were 110 such incidents 2002, 104 in 2001, 118 in 2000, 82 in 1999, and 98 in
February 29, 1:00 pm:
West Campus - While on mobile patrol of the West Campus parking
lots, the Security Supervisor found the front doors of a parked bus wide
open. Upon closer inspection the Supervisor observed there were candy
wrappers all around inside and speculated someone may have forced their way
into the bus and ate all the bus driver's candy.. The bus door was
subsequently closed and locked up by Security.
February 15, 3:05: West Campus - The
ERC received a call reporting some kids were seen around construction
equipment at West Campus and may have been attempting to 'hot wire' one of the
vehicles. The Security Supervisor attended but found no one in the area,
however the engine compartment on a large back hoe was found open. It
was subsequently secured and a quick search of the other equipment did not
reveal any other mischief or damage.
February 13, 9:50 pm: Campus - A
caller reported spotting three males carrying a bicycle rack near Goodes Hall
and the Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene. The Supervisor
caught up with the group near Union & Albert Street and asked where they
got the bike rack from. The group admitted taking it from nearby KCVI high
school and explained they wanted to use it to make a snow boarding ramp at
their house. When informed their actions could be considered theft, they
claimed to only be borrowing it and would return the bike rack when they were
done. The three identified themselves - two were Queen's students &
one was a St Lawrence college student - and were cooperative with Security
when it was suggested they return the property instead of having to deal with
February 12, 12:25 am: An Clachan - While on patrol of the
residential complex, the Security Supervisor observed that a vending machine
had been broken into sometime earlier in the day. The ERC informed the
machine's owners to attend and make repairs.
February 7, 2:00 am:
Jean Royce Hall - Residence staff contacted the Emergency Report
Centre to report having difficulties with a student. The Security Supervisor
attended and was informed an intoxicated student had barricaded himself in his
room and was refusing to let anyone in. The Security Supervisor was also
informed the student had hit his head a number of times, so - after likewise
being refused admittance to the room - he contacted Kingston City Police to
attend. Police arrived soon afterwards and arrested the student after he
became aggressive with the Officers.
February 6, 10:30 am:
Mackintosh Corry - Food Services staff reported a couple of
counterfeit 20 dollar bills were used on the 2nd and 3rd of the month in the
cafeteria. The items were turned over to KPD - serial numbers on the 20 dollar
"bills" were BDW0983617 and BAW0683617.
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)
February 4, 3:15 pm:
Waldron Tower - The Residence desk clerk contacted the Emergency
Report Centre on behalf of a staff member whose vehicle was damaged by heavy
snow falling from the roof. The Security Supervisor and Parking staff attended
the scene where they confirmed the person's windshield was cracked by the snow
when it fell. The vehicle was later driven away by the owner.
February 3, 4:00 pm:
Kingston Hall - The Parking Office contacted the ERC to request
Security attend to take a report for a number of vehicles damaged by snow
falling from the roof of Kingston Hall. The Security Supervisor met with
their staff on scene and observed three vehicles were damaged by the heavy
snow landing on the cars. One had its front hood dented in, the second car
also had its hood dented as well as a shattered windshield, and the third had
its roof dented in the incident. Parking staff erected barricades around
the area and a Physical Plant Services duty manager was informed.
(~75 kb) of vehicles damaged by falling snow /
February 2, 1:45 am: Stuart Street Residence - The
ERC received a report that four males had grabbed a vacuum cleaner, stuck in
an elevator, and then ran out of the Residence carrying a shovel.. The
Security Supervisor took a drive by the scene but was unable to locate the
February 29, 3:35 am:
Leonard Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the
Residence, and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. Upon arrival it
was obvious someone had emptied a fire extinguisher in the lobby, setting off
a detector. Residence maintenance staff were contacted for clean up and took
possession of the fire extinguisher found discarded just outside the main
entrance. The fire alarm system was reset at 3:42 am by Security.
February 19, 9:55 pm:
McNeill House - A Residence staff person contacted the ERC to
report two individuals had lit a fire outside the north east corner of the
Residence. The Security Supervisor attended and found a male and female
standing over a small fire on the sidewalk. One identified herself as
being a Queen's student and the other reported he was on campus as a guest of
the student. The two admitted purchasing a large box of matches and a
bottle of lighter fluid with the sole purpose of lighting the fire -
subsequently handed over to Security - and gave no reason for their actions
other than they "were bored". The student was cautioned about
their activity and reminded she was responsible for the actions of her guest.
Details were also provided to the Residence Office for follow up the next
February 17, 10:50 pm: Botterell Hall - A
custodian contacted the ERC to report a smoky smell in the air but no actual
smoke could be seen. The Security Supervisor attended immediately only
to discover some students in the basement who claimed an ancient microwave
oven set fire to their popcorn after only being on for around three
seconds. When the supervisor opened the door to the microwave, it
started up on its own and couldn't be turned off, so it was unplugged and an
"out of service" sign was placed on it. A follow up to the
appropriate department was left for follow up the next day.
February 13, 3:10 am:
Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the
Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. After
investigating the active one, it was determined someone had maliciously
activated a pull station on the 3rd floor of D wing. The system was
reset at 3:24 am and KFD cleared the scene.
February 11, 11:30 pm: Waldron Tower - An
active fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD & Security
were informed to attend. Upon arrival they determined the active zone
was on the 6th floor and attended to find a detector was dripping with water
and had been activated maliciously. Three students were identified as
the perpetrators and Residence staff were notified for possible disciplinary
were 47 fire alarm activations categorized as "malicious" in 2003.
There were 32 such incidents in 2002, 28 in 2001, 27 in 2000, 19 in 1999 and 26 in 1998.
Please see our Stats
link for additional statistical information.
& ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E / THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):
February 28, 2:45 pm:
Campus - An intrusion system for some audio/visual equipment
activated at the ERC and Security was dispatched to the scene. They arrived
immediately to find some an a/v cabinet had been tampered with, but it was not
obvious whether any equipment had been removed. A complete interior &
exterior check of the building turned up no suspects. A departmental contact
person was informed of the incident and reported would follow up the incident
during the next business day. The system was rearmed and the area locked
up by Security before clearing the scene soon afterwards.
February 19, 11:45 am:
Campus - A staff member reported one of their rooms was broken into
overnight and a NEC MT-1030LCD model digital projector (Serial # 98001059W)
was stolen. It was in a black polyester case and had "Dept. of Geography,
Queen's University" engraved on it along with some Queen's U. stickers.
Campus Security and Kingston City Police both attended and Police are
investigating the theft.
February 17, 10:12 am: Campus - Staff reported discovering two
DVD players were stolen from a building over the weekend. Security
attended and observed signs of forced entry was used in both cases. Kingston
City Police also attended to take a report and are investigating.
Update: one of
the stolen items is a Samsung DVD player Model # M301 - Serial # AH6800719J
. The other is a RCA DVD Player. Model # DRC220N - Serial # C281N3131.
February 11, 5:40 am: Gordon Brockington House - Custodial staff contacted
Campus Security to report a Foos ball table was missing and presumed
stolen from where it had been chained up on the main level of the Residence.
were 51 theft and 37 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in
were 33 theft and 22
B&Es in 2002, 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.
PERSONS / ACTIVITY:
February 28, 1:20 am:
Residences - A Residence staff person contacted Campus Security to
report a male individual was in the main lobby and acting violent. The
Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended to find the suspect in one of the
rooms. The individual - not a Queen's student - became belligerent and
confrontation when questioned so Kingston City Police were contacted to
attend. They arrived on scene just as Security managed to get the suspect
outside - initially Police were going to drive him to a friend's house for the
night, but decided to have him spend the night in jail after he became
confrontational with the Officer. Security cleared the scene soon afterwards
at 1:50 am.
February 26, 2:30 am: Residences
- The ERC received a report that a half dozen individuals
appeared to be video taping and banging on windows, possibly trying to break
them. The Security Supervisor attended and met up with the group - they were
cooperative and denied trying to damage property, offering to show Security
the video they'd taken. The offer was declined and a quick check of the
area confirmed no damage had been done. No follow up was required.
February 25, 10:45 pm:
Residences - A Residence staff person contacted Security to report
a group of students appeared to be smoking marijuana outside the building. The
Security Supervisor attended and immediately encountered the group as they
entered the Residence. The students admitted to the activity and were
cooperative, providing ID to Security when asked. They were then
reminded drug use & possession is a violation of the Queen's Code of
Conduct and that Police may be contacted for similar actions in the future.
They were also informed Residence staff may follow up the incident with them
the next day.
February 24, 5:20 pm: Campus -
A Residence staff person contacted the ERC to report some individuals on a
roof area of their building. The Security Supervisor attended and
spotted a male individual jump off the roof of the building's main entrance as
he approached. The person eventually joined up with three other skateboarders
nearby. The group had already been spoken to by Security earlier in the
day in regards to noise complaint, safety and potential property damage by
skateboarding on Campus. Upon seeing Security the group became belligerent and
disruptive so Kingston City Police were contacted to attain ID from the
skateboarders. KPD met up with the Supervisor soon afterwards and all
the suspects were given NOPs, banning them from University Property. One
individual had previously been NOPd by Security and Police issued him a Provincial Offenses Notice
February 20, 8:00 am: Stirling Hall
- An email was received by Security from a staff member
reporting an attempted theft that took place the previous day. The
victim reported his winter jacket went missing between 3:15 and 3:30 pm and
while searching for the coat he encountered two young males on the 1st
floor. When he asked who they were, one of the youths stated they were
waiting for his aunt but when questioned further he wasn't sure about her name
or where exactly she worked. After they claimed no knowledge of the
missing jacket, the staff member escorted from the building. After
searching a while longer, the coat was found stuffed into a garbage container
in the 5th floor men's washroom.
The young males found in the building were
described as both being around 16 years old and between 5' 3" - 5'
4" tall - one was stockier than the other and had dark blond hair while
the second male had short dark brown hair.
February 17, 8:10 am:, Stauffer Library - While
attending the library on an unrelated call, the Security Supervisor observed a
man who appeared to be sleeping in a chair in the fireplace room. When
awoken, the man reported he was not a student and claimed to not have any ID.
He complied when asked to leave and provided a name similar to ones given in
earlier suspicious persons reports. As the individual also matched the
description provided in those reports, Kingston City Police were requested to
attend. Security followed the suspect off campus and although he
attempted to disappear behind some houses, Kingston City Police and Security
caught up to him near Division and Brock Streets. At that time he was issued a
Notice of Prohibition, banning him from Queen's property.
The suspect is described as being between 30
and 35 years old. about 5'8" tall with strawberry blond greasy hair, and
a large nose. And has been seen wearing a khaki green 3/4 length winter
jacket with a hood - and sometimes with a black toque with white trim -
hiking style running shoes & blue jeans, and carries a black backpack -
possibly with a small Bell Canada logo on it.
If you see this individual on Campus DO
NOT APPROACH him - call the Emergency Report Centre at 533-611 (36111
internally) immediately. He is also suspected of being involved in the
following reports and perhaps other incidents on Campus as well...
- February 14, 9:15
am: JDUC -The ERC received a report of a suspicious male who
may have been using intravenous drugs in an upstairs washroom. The
Security Supervisor attended and encountered two men not affiliated with
the University - one reading a newspaper and another sleeping on a couch.
Both were asked to leave the property and complied without incident.
While continuing to search the area, the original caller met with Security
and took them to the washroom in question where evidence of intravenous
drug use was discovered. Custodial staff were contacted and asked to
attend the area for clean up and to change the garbage containers.
- February 14, 2:20 pm: JDUC - A
student contacted the ERC to report a suspicious man searching for
something in the couches by the QP. Upon arrival, the Security
Supervisor observed one of the men asked to leave the premises earlier in
the day (see above) looking through the couch cushions. He claimed
to have lost some money in the couch and claimed to not have any
identification on him when asked for ID. He was again directed to
leave the building at which point he became confrontational with Security
and then left the building. Kingston City Police were contacted to
attend and the Security Supervisor monitored the man's progress as he left
campus and attempted to elude observation, at one point hiding behind a
snow bank on Beverly Street. He managed to disappear before Police
could arrive and a search of the area was unsuccessful in relocating him.
February 17, 3:40 am: JDUC - A
staff member reported encountering a suspicious man found sleeping in the
building who was refusing to leave. The Security Supervisor arrived to see two
men leaving the building and the original caller pointed out one of the
individuals as being the one dealt with earlier. Security spoke to the
man who claimed he had just been passing through the building and fell
asleep.. He was advised sleeping was not permitted in the building as
asked to leave, which he did.
The caller then informed the Supervisor he'd
initially heard some banging on the third floor of the JDUC and then saw the
suspect exit the third floor and go down to the second - at that point the man
had been carrying a dark color bag. However when the man was being
question by Security he didn't have a bag, and a search of the building
located one matching the description - similar to a large hockey bag - as
found in the north stairwell. It was empty aside from containing a
hammer and it is suspected the witness had interrupted an attempted break
& enter in the building.
The suspect was described as being about 5'10" tall and 170 lbs with
dirty blond hair and a goatee, wearing a dark Adidas jacket with a dark hooded
sweatshirt and dark pants.
A second male, initially thought to be uninvolved but was seen joining up with
the first man, was briefly described as being about 5'8" tall and 180 lbs
wearing a tan jacket.
February 14, 1:15 am: JDUC - The
ERC received a call reporting a previously NOP'd man was in the building.
The Security Supervisor met with the caller and together they spoke with the
individual for the few minutes it took for Kingston City Police to
arrive. The reported the suspect was wanted on a warrant and took him
to the Police station for booking. The individual was also wearing a blue
Converse jacket over to of a black leather jacket witnesses had seen him
wearing earlier in the evening and it is suspected the Converse jacket may
have been stolen from the JDUC that night (however no subsequent theft
reports were received by our department). Police later reported the
individual was returned to the Quinte Detention Centre where he'd only be
released a few days before.
February 12, 2:30 pm:
Campus - KGH Security reported a male suspect was encountered
inside a vehicle attempting to steal property. When he realized he'd been
spotted the man fled the scene, dropping articles he'd found inside the car
along with some tubing stolen from the hospital earlier. The individual
was last seen in the area of Etherington Hall and may have entered the
building. The Security Supervisor and the Parking Department were notified,
but a thorough search of Etherington Hall and campus lots was unsuccessful in
locating the man.
He was described as being in his mid 20s, about 6' tall with short brown
hair & a mustache, and was wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans.
February 12, 10:03 am:
Stauffer Library - An individual contacted the Emergency Report
Center stating two males were observed viewing pornographic websites on a
library computer. Library staff had already been informed of the situation and
the Security Supervisor attended. He spoke to two non-student males who denied
viewing such material and claimed to not have any identification on them. No
witnesses to the alleged activity was present so the two were warned that any
activity of that nature in the future would result in them being banned from
the property. The two men understood and left the library soon afterwards.
February 10, 10:30 pm:
Off Campus - A student reported she was followed by an unknown man
while she was walking from Stauffer Library to her house near Campus about an
hour and a half earlier. The caller said the suspect kept up with her
when she started walking quicker and continued following when she doubled back
towards main campus. The student then went up to the porch of a house
and the man continued walking by and disappeared.
The suspect was described as having a medium build, about 5'9" -
5'11" tall, and was wearing a puffy black coat and a black hat.
February 10, 10:10
pm: JDUC - The ERC received a report from a student who spotted a
noticeably upset male sitting in the stairwell, then exit the building
without a jacket and in bare feet. The Security Supervisor dispatched to the
area and located the individual in Mackintosh Corry. He identified himself
as not being a Queen's student and stated his jacket was in the JDUC and his
shoes were left behind when he was in City Park earlier in the evening. A
Security Patrol retrieved his jacket from the JDUC and the individual left
the scene and headed towards City Park - assumedly to get his shoes.
February 2, 6:30 am:
Campus - An individual working at the University informed the ERC
of a suspicious incident. The caller reported he'd left his vehicle idling
unattended for a short time, while it was being watched by a coworker at a
distance, and just as he exited the building the caller saw an unknown male
approach his vehicle as if he was about to get inside and possibly steal
it. When the man saw the owner coming, he walked away and left the scene
in another vehicle.
Security dealt with 222 incidents classified as "Suspicious Persons"
in 2003. There were 207 such incidents in 2002, 165 in 2001, 210 in 2000, 248 in 1999, and
201 in 1998 . Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately in
February 27, 5:40 pm:
Clark Hall - Pub staff contacted the ERC to report a patron
appeared to have fallen off a chair and injured her back. Security &
Queen's First Aid attended to find her being tended to by two other students
with First Aid training. The injured party was briefly assessed by QFA and she
stated feeling fine. The student reported she fell when a friend tripped her
Campus Security responded to 246 Medical
Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request) calls in 2003. There were 225 such
incidents in 2002, 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.
February 27, 1:00 pm:
JDUC - A student reported his back pack - containing a Medical kit,
lab coat and ID card - was stolen sometime earlier in the day. It is a
"Solo" brand, blue & black bag with a zippered pocket and was
possibly taken while left unattended in an unlocked room for about 5 minutes.
The student was advised to also file a report with KPD.
February 27, 9:40 am: MacDonald Hall
- A staff member reported finding a bag and purse on her desk
in the morning and assumed it was property found left behind in a nearby room.
She contacted the owners (students) of the property, but when they came to
retrieve the items they reported things were missing. The one student reported
his IBM R40 laptop computer (serial# SFX37865) was gone and the other reported
$40 was stolen from her purse.
February 25, 7:55 pm:
Biosciences Complex - An individual informed the ERC his laptop
computer was stolen from an office while it was left open and
unattended. When he returned after about five minutes he noticed his
coffee was spilled onto the floor and his laptop was gone even though it had
been locked to the desk (the lock was apparently just pulled out of the laptop
and left behind). It is a black Compact Versario 1600 computer. Kingston City
Police were also informed about the theft.
Another staff member noticed a suspicious
individual on the same floor just prior to this theft, and he was briefly
described as being a Caucasian student aged male, between 5'8" and
5'9" tall that was wearing a white baseball cap and a blue baggy
February 24, 3:00 pm: Douglas Library - A
student reported a wallet was stolen out of his jacket while it was left
unattended in a cubicle. The theft likely happened at around 11:00 am
but the caller didn't realize his wallet was gone until much later. A
small amount of cash, credit cards and ID were inside.
February 25, 8:30 am:
Campus - A Construction company contacted the Emergency Report
Center to inform the department that two heavy duty generator batteries were
stolen from a site on campus. They were last seen on Friday February 20
in the afternoon - there were no immediate signs of forced entry and no other
property appeared to be missing.
February 19, 4:55 pm:
Stirling Hall - A caller reported his black, 3-fold wallet was
stolen while left unattended in his unlocked office for a short while.
He was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.
February 16, 12:55 pm: Campus
- While on mobile patrol of main campus., the Security Supervisor
was flagged down by a pedestrian who reported seeing a man toss a wallet while
walking ahead of him on Union Street. The witness picked up the wallet
and subsequently handed it over to Security - two ATM cards and some ID were
found inside, but no credit cards or cash, and the wallet was later returned
to its owner.
The suspect was described as being approximately 50 years old with long dark
hair and wearing a blue winter jacket with a yellow stripe on the end. A
search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.
February 12, 7:10 pm:
Stauffer Library - A Commissionaire contacted the ERC on behalf of
a student who left his jacket unattended and discovered it had been stolen
when he returned. The Commissionaire found the jacket after searching the
library, but a wallet inside was gone. The student was advised to cancel
any bank or credit cards asap.
February 10, 9:35 am:
Campus - A staff member reported a small amount of money was stolen
from an office desk, likely while the room was left open and unattended.
February 9, 5:50 pm:
Victoria Hall - Staff at Rez Express contacted the ERC to report
catching an individual shoplifting several food items. The Security Supervisor
was attending a priority call elsewhere and attended when clear. City Police
were already on scene taking a report when Security arrived - the individual
was subsequently issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning them from Rez Express
areas on campus.
February 8, 11:10 am:
Stauffer Library - Staff contacted the ERC to report a student had
detained an individual he believed tried to steal his laptop computer.
The Security Supervisor attended and was informed the student had left his
laptop unattended for a few minutes and returned to find the suspect exiting
the area with his laptop bag slung over his shoulder. He confronted the
individual and escorted him down to the circulation desk where staff contacted
Security. Kingston City Police were informed and Officers were on scene
soon afterwards, arresting the suspect and charging him with theft.
February 8, 10:45 am:
Stauffer Library - A student reported her black MEC backpack was
stolen about 20 minutes earlier while left unattended for about 7 minutes.
February 10, the student contacted Security to report her belongings had been
found later that night. The bag was found tucked under some shelves and
her wallet was discovered in a garbage can in the 3rd floor men's
washroom. All the items were intact except for a small amount of cash
and two credit cards that had since been cancelled.
February 7, 2:10 pm:
Stauffer Library - The ERC was informed that three separate
thefts were recently reported in the library. Two school bags and one
jacket were stolen but were soon located elsewhere in the building - no
report of any personal items missing.
February 5, 10:45 pm:
Stauffer Library - A student reported someone stole his black
"Hugo Boss" bomber jacket off the back of a chair while it was left
unattended for a short while. He phoned the ERC back soon afterwards when the
jacket was located in another area of the same floor.
February 5, 5:10 pm:
Stauffer Library - A student reported her dark brown
"Diesel" brand wallet was stolen while she was studying. She was
advised to have the washrooms checked, in case the thief dumped the wallet
after removing cash and/or credit cards, and to cancel her credit cards asap
if not found.
February 5, 11:30
am: Stauffer Library - A caller reported a wallet was stolen from
his jacket pocket while he left it unattended at a desk for about an hour.
He was advised to check the washrooms in case it was rifled through and
dumped there, and then to cancel any bank or credits cards that were in the
February 5, 10:45 am:
Stauffer Library - A student reported his black kit bag, primarily
containing text book and notes, was stolen from where he'd left it
unattended. After searching the library, the bag was soon found in
another part of the building. All the contents were still inside except for
some of his ID.
February 4, 3:00 pm:
Stauffer Library - A commissionaire contacted the ERC to report
three individuals had personal items stolen.
- One couple left a backpack unattended for
an hour while they left to get some lunch, and returned to discover it
missing. The back pack was later found between some shelves on the third
floor, but the contents were gone.
- Another person had their brown cloth
wallet stolen from the 2nd floor while left unattended.
- A third person also had a wallet stolen,
but it was dropped off at the circulation desk by an unknown individual
and returned to its owner.
February 2, 12:20 pm:
PhysEd Centre - Campus Security received a report that a knapsack
was stolen from an unlocked locker in the women's change room sometime between
11:40 am and 12:20 pm. It is a large white, grey and black knapsack that
contained miscellaneous clothing.
Please do not leave personal items
unattended and/or unsecured, even for a brief time. There were 124 reported
incidents of thefts under $5000 (not involving Queen's property) in 2003.
There were 149 such incidents reported in 2002, 149 in 2001, 109 in 2000, 276 in 1999, and
206 in 1998.
February 26, 12:25 am:
West Campus - A KGH employee reported her vehicle was broken into
between 3pm and 11pm while parked at the West Campus parking lot. A
purse was stolen in the break in and a report was filed with Kingston City
There were 9 incidents recorded as
"Theft from Vehicle" in 2003 - 28 such incidents in 2002 and 16 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
February 23, 11:55 pm:
Off Campus - A student contacted the Emergency Report Centre to
report an encounter she had with an unknown male earlier in the evening.
The caller stated while walking through the "Ace" parking lot at
Albert & Princess Streets she noticed the man walking towards her.
When they got closer, he asked her where she was going and then asked if he
could accompany her to her destination. When she declined he grabbed her arm
but she managed to break free and ran to her home and call the ERC.
The student reported she has seen this
individual a number of times in the past, including outside the Harbour Lights
Bldg on Princess Street.
He is described as being a Black male, about
6'+ tall in his mid to late 30s and has a 'cratered' face. At the time
of this incident he was wearing a dark colour coat, dark pants and a black
toque (no glasses or facial hair). A report was also filed with Kingston
If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @
549-2111 and Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111
If you require an escort during
the evening, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK). According to
Walkhome's escort boundaries are "south to Lake Ontario, west to West Campus, north to York St. (a few blocks north of Princess Street) and to east to Ontario
street". If you require an
escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation,
you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus payphone,
phone, or emergency
"blue light" phone.
AREAS FOUND UNARMED:
February 23, 8:05 pm:
Campus - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check,
found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was
informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.
February 15, 12:30 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.
& ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E - HOUSE / RESIDENCE ROOM:
February 22, 5:55 pm: Student Housing Area
- A student living in a house near main campus reported they were
broken into between 6:10 pm and 8:45 pm the previous day. The caller reported
all the doors were locked but one was forcibly pushed open to gain
access. Three laptop computers - a Toshiba and two Dells - were stolen
in the incident. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
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 immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).