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ARCHIVE: March 2004

THEFT UNDER $5000:

March 31, 4:55 pm: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report some cash was stolen from his room when he left for a few minutes and left his door unlocked and slightly ajar.

March 29, 2:00 pm: Campus - A staff member reported a wallet was stolen off his desk a few days earlier and found the next day in a women's washroom. Credit cards and ID were still inside but a small amount of cash was missing. He was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

March 22, 11:35 pm: JDUC - A student reported she'd left her purse unattended on a couch near the Queen's Pub on the 18th and returned to find it gone.  The next day it was found in front of another building on Campus but her Canon A80 digital camera (possible serial# 9026A005(AA)) and a small amount of cash was missing from inside.

March 20, 8:15 pm: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report a number of  belongings were stolen from his room while it was left unlocked and unattended between 2am and 5am that morning. The items included a wallet containing a small amount of cash, glasses, a watch, text books, and a silver Panasonic digital camera (serial# UA35503777).

March 15, 10:00 am: PhysEd Centre - The ERC was informed a student's yellow and black 'Vortex' jacket was stolen from the PhysEd Centre earlier that evening. Their wallet was also in the jacket and the caller was advised to ensure any credit cards were cancelled asap.

March 7, 8:05 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported her white "Triple 5 Soul" down jacket was stolen from an unlocked locker in the women's change room. Her keys and wallet were in the pockets and also taken in the theft.  The Security Supervisor transported the student to her residence and ensured a housemate was home so she wouldn't be locked outside.

Stolen child's bikeMarch 7, 12:40 am: Campus - While attending an incident at Victoria Hall, the Security Supervisor noticed three female students across the street - one riding a very small new-looking bicycle while the other two were carrying a small piece of orange snow fencing and a battered lawn chair. The Security questioned the students about the child's bike and they stated finding it on a lawn beside a street near campus. When asked why they took the bike, the group replied they were simply bored and they had a legal right to take it since it was left near the side of a street.. 
Although unapologetic, the students stated they didn't want the bicycle anyway - intending to just leaving it outside their Residence when they arrived - so Security took possession of it.  
The small maroon color Super Cycle SC500 mountain bike was returned to the Security office and later handed over to Kingston City Police.
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UPDATE - Kingston City Police Volunteers took possession of this bicycle on March 27.

March 6, 4:55 pm: Residences - A student reported two pairs of shoes were stolen while left unattended - a pair of white Converse running shoes and a beige pair of suede Aldos.

March 6, 12:10 am: Campus - A student reported their black CD disc-man w. headphones and a number of CDs were stolen from inside a campus building.  Security checked the area and were informed that a CD player was stolen the previous night as well. The building and rooms inside were unlocked and the items left in an unsecured location.

March 5, 5:20 pm: Agnes Etherington Art Centre - A staff member contacted the ERC to report a possible theft. According to the caller he'd earlier entered the men's washroom to find a man and woman searching through a purse.  The staff member left and returned soon afterwards to discover the purse's contents on the floor and in the garbage, but no sign of the suspects.
The Security Supervisor met with the witness and retrieved both the purse and a bag that was left behind.  Kingston City Police attended to collect evidence and Security tracked down the owners of the bag and purse who retrieved them soon afterwards.

March 1, 5:20 pm: JDUC - A student reported she left her laptop computer unattended for about 15 minutes and was surprised to discover it was gone when she returned.  The caller was transferred to file a report with Kingston City Police, however at around 6:05 pm an unknown male turned over the laptop to a Security Patrol, stating he'd found it outside the JDUC.  The owner attended the Security office soon afterwards and retrieved her computer.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

March 31, 4:55 am: Harkness Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend.  The affected zone corresponded to the 3rd floor west end where a detector was found activated for no apparent reason. KFD speculated a hockey stick found at the scene may have been used to hit the detector and set it off.  The alarm system was then reset by Security and they cleared the scene by about 5:05 am.

March 26, 10:40 pm: Leonard Hall - A fire activation was received for the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend.  Upon checking the active zone, the Security Supervisor discovered a very warm room that likely set off a heat detector.  The room was ventilated and an electrician called in to fix the problem - he finished making temporary repairs by 11:50 pm and Physical Plant Services was notified to check the system on the next business day.

March 20, 3:15 am: Leonard Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend.  Two zones were seen to be active when they arrived on scene, and it was soon discovered a fire extinguisher had been emptied in the basement.  The emptied extinguisher was dropped off at the Vic Hall main desk for replacement and the fire system was reset by Security at 3:30 am.

March 17, 8:00 am: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD & Security were informed to attend.  An active smoke detector was discovered and it was determined some burnt toast caused the alarm.  Security reset the fire system and KFD cleared the scene.

March 16, 5:55 pm: Jean Royce Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. A burning smell was evident upon arrival but no source was found.  The system reset and cafeteria staff reported the likely cause was burnt cheese found in a student's toaster.

March 14, 3:20 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm was activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD responded. The fire panel indicated two zones were active in B wing and when they entered the stairwell it was obvious someone had emptied a dry chemical fire extinguisher on the 4th and 5th floors of the stairwell.  There was no apparent reason for why the extinguisher was used and it was not located. The system was reset and the scene cleared by 3:51 am.

March 14, 12:25 am: Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Upon arrival they determined a pull station had been activated maliciously at the end of the D Wing 6th floor hallway.  The system was reset by Security and KFD cleared the scene.

March 12, 3:55 am: Morris Hall - An active fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security attended. Upon arrival they discovered someone had emptied a fire extinguisher throughout the stairwell near the main entrance. Residence custodians were contacted to attend for clean up and students were relocated to wait inside the Gordon Brockington Residence because KFD was concerned dust from the cleaning might reactivate a detector.

Note: Morris Hall was also the scene of an arson on March 6 and its fire panel was vandalised/tampered with on March 4.

There 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.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

March 30, 7:55 am: West Campus - A caller reported finding two vehicles with smashed windows in the tennis court parking lot. The Security Supervisor attended to confirm the report and found some property likely taken from the vehicles on the ground.  A Kingston City Police Officer was also on the scene and took possession of some evidence for their investigation.

March 29, 2:30 pm: West Campus - A caller reported noticing three parked vehicles appeared to have broken into in the parking lot by the tennis courts.  The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed two vehicles had their rear passenger windows smashed out and the third had a broken window on its driver's side. Nothing appeared disturbed inside (stereos still intact, etc) and there were no subsequent reports of missing property by their owners.

March 27, 2:30 pm: Underground Garage - The garage booth attendant contacted the ERC to report he was just informed a woman had caught an unknown male attempting to steal property from her vehicle. The Security Supervisor attended and was informed the woman had been walking towards her van - but still a fair distance away and out of sight - when she used her key fob to unlocked the doors.  When she rounded a corner and could see the vehicle, an unknown man was observed removing bags from the driver's side door.  When the man was confronted, he claimed the bags were his and stated he'd entered her vehicle merely to turn off the lights. He continued to walk away with her following until they reached the entrance to the KGH tunnel at which point he dropped the bags and fled towards the hospital.  

KGH Security was notified and the area was searched by Campus Security, but the suspect was not relocated. He was described as being in his late 20s or early 30s with long dark hair in a pony tail, about 5'8" tall with a thin face & medium build - at the time of this incident he was wearing a grey sweatband around his brow and had on a jean jacket and possibly blue jeans.

Vehicle broken intoMarch 24, 7:15 am: West Campus - KGH Security, while doing rounds of the parking lot near Richardson Stadium, discovered a vehicle had been broken into and reported it to the ERC.  The Security  Supervisor attended and confirmed the front passenger side window on the car had been smashed and it appeared a stereo had been torn out of the dash.  The owner was determined by paperwork found inside and he was informed by the ERC.  He later confirmed a Pioneer MP8500 stereo was stolen from inside the car and a Phoenix Gold Titanium 12" subwoofer was taken from the trunk.
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March 16, 2:10 pm: Underground Garage - The ERC received a report from a KGH staff member reporting her vehicle was broken into while parked in the garage on Stuart Street.  Believes entry was gained via the rear hatch and nothing but a small amount of money was stolen.

March 15, 3:00 pm: Underground Garage - A Parking attendant reported a nurse from KGH recently returned to her vehicle and noticed someone had broken into it sometime that day.  She reported 1 CD Player, a small amount of cash, a pair of earrings, and three cassette tapes were missing. 

March 14, 12:20 am: Campus - An individual contacted the ERC to report he responded to his vehicle alarm to discover someone had attempted a break in. The passenger side window was smashed but entry wasn't gained because it had tinted film on it. The caller was met by Security Supervisors and also advised to file a report with KPD.

March 8, 10:50 pm: West Campus - While on mobile patrol of the parking lots near Richardson Stadium, the Security Supervisors discovered two vehicles with broken driver's side windows. Nearby vehicles appeared to have been also targeted as patches of snow had been rubbed off their windows, obviously so the perpetrators could look for stereos or valuables left inside.  Security taped plastic over the broken windows and located owners for the two cars broken into.   They were transported to the scene and confirmed a 12 inch "Boston Rally" subwoofer in a black carpeted "Banpass" box, a small red Sony 222 amplifier, and a Panasonic CD player were stolen. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

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 vehicle.


THREATS:

March 30, 1:30 am: Campus - A student activated an Emergency 'Blue Light' Phone and reported he and a friend had been standing outside Walter Light Hall when a white truck pulled up and one of the occupants pulled a knife on them before they drove away.

The Security Supervisor attended the E phone and was further informed the two students watched the truck drive by and saw an occupant making a face at them.  One of the students responded by giving him "the finger", at which point the truck stopped & backed up and one of the occupants got out to challenge the student to a fight. The student stated he tried to avoid fighting with the individual - although some pushing occurred - and then another male exiting the vehicle to threaten him with a knife.  Then both suspects got back in the truck and drove off.

The students believed they got at least a partial plate number from the vehicle and the responding Kingston City Police Officer - called to the scene by Security - indicated he would investigate the incident and contact the students soon in regards to possible criminal charges being filed against the suspects.

March 27, 1:45 am: Campus - A student activated an Emergency 'Blue Light' Phone near Goodes Hall and reported she had been followed by an unknown male who threatened her with physical harm.  Security staff were notified to respond while the caller was kept on the phone, with a Patrol arriving as the student was providing a suspect description to the ERC and the Security Supervisor on scene immediately afterwards.

The student reported she'd just left the Queen's Pub in the JDUC and noticed a male individual standing at the bottom of some stairs - he asked where she was going, and the student told him she was headed home for the night and kept walking. When she noticed he was following her, the student went to the nearest Emergency Phone where the suspect made a threatening comment but ran off when she activated the call button.

Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and took a report from the student before transporting her to a friend's home for the night.  The suspect in this incident - described as being a Caucasian male in his early 20s, about 5'7" with brown hair, and wearing tan pants & a light brown Corduroy jacket - was not located.

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 their website, 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, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


BREAK & ENTER / ATTEMPTED B&E / THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):

March 29, 12:00 pm: Campus - A building administrator contacted the ERC to report someone attempted to pry open some office and lab doors overnight.  Security attended and confirmed access was not gained in the attempt although damage had been done to the doors and face plates.  Two staff members stated seeing a suspicious man in the building - although it was unsure whether he was a suspect in this attempted B&E or earlier thefts in the area - and described him as being a tanned (possibly Middle Eastern) male, between 35 and 40 years old, about 5'5" tall with black hair combed back

March 29, 2:55 am: Campus - While on foot patrol of Campus, the Security Supervisor observed the exterior doors of a building appeared to have been pried open. An interior search of the building did not reveal any additional damage or evidence of theft.  Kingston City Police were informed and an officer was on site within a few minutes to investigate the scene. The damaged doors were secured for the night and repairs were made the next day. There were no subsequent reports of thefts or damage made to Campus Security.

aibo dogMarch 21, 5:40 pm: Campus - A caller reported his lab was broken into and a number of items stolen.  Security attended to meet the caller and was informed property missing included a silver & white Apple laptop computer, an I-POD, and a blue silver & white AIBO robotic dog (without its charger).  Kingston City Police were also informed of the theft, attended to take a report, and are investigating.
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March 9, 2:45 am: Campus - A custodian contacted the ERC to report a large window had been shattered and was big B&E / Theft on Campus enough for someone to gain access to the building.  Security Supervisors met with the caller and were shown a 6' X 4' gap smashed out of the window - a subsequent check of the room inside revealed that a computer CPU was missing.  Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and an external contractor called in to board up the window.  It was later learned the lights in the room had been left on and the blinds were up, allowing the perpetrator(s) to easily see the computer equipment from outside the building.
The affected department contacted Security the next day to confirm an ITS "Academy" P3-500 computer (Serial number: YT1990813055) was stolen in this break in.
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March 8, 00:20 am: Campus - An audio/visual equipment alarm was indicated at the ERC and Security was informed to attend. Supervisors were on scene within minutes but the area was clear when they arrived. A subsequent search of the building and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating suspects. 

It was later determined other unalarmed areas in the building had been broken into before the a/v alarm was activated and those thefts are believed to be related. Stolen property includes an NEC, VT650 digital projector (serial# 2400012SD),  three computer monitors (all IBM-type, model No. 9512-AB1 with serial#s: 23V7321, 23W3428, 23V7326), two laptop computers (an IBM A21e serial# S78MDG34 and an IBM R31 serial# SAKVC377), and a small amount of cash.

Security recommended additional security measures for the rooms and property of the affected departments and Kingston City Police is investigating the break ins.

There were 51 theft and 37 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in 2003.  There 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.
 


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

March 28, 8:25 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A caller contacted the ERC to report a vandalized window.  The Security Supervisor attended and determined the room inside had not been disturbed and access had not been gained through the window.  An architectural tradesman was called in to board up the window and Physical Plant Services notified to replace the window during the next business day.

March 28, 5:35 am: Gordon Brockington Hall - A Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report someone had tampered with the Residence's  fire panel. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed the plexiglass cover had been removed and a panel door was bent. The plexiglass was recovered and stored with the desk clerk and Physical Plant Services staff informed to repair the panel.

Note: Similar activity was discovered at Morris Hall earlier this month when its fire panel was tampered with on two occasions.

March 26, 2:00 am: Victoria Hall - The Residence's desk clerk contacted the ERC to report being notified a common room had been trashed.  The Security Supervisor attended and met up with a Residence staff member before entering the first floor A wing common room. A lot of garbage was strewn around the room and into the hallway. Tables and chairs were also flipped over and may have been damaged. Residence custodians were contacted and attended for clean up.

March 22, 9:30 am: Harrison LeCaine - Staff reported a ground floor window in the building had been smashed by someone. The caller arranged for repairs and the window was fixed soon afterwards.

March 19, 4:15 am: Rideau Building - Staff contacted the ERC to report two exterior doors had their window smashed overnight. Security attended and confirmed approx. 6" diameter holes in each window - informed PPS fixit department for repairs and had custodial staff attend to clean up the glass.

March 17, 3:50 pm: Stauffer Library - A Commissionaire contacted the ERC to report someone had earlier dropped a lit firecracker from the third stacks down to the first floor where it exploded.  The only description available was that the perpetrator was wearing a black & white Guiness hat which he evidently took off because a search of the library by the commissionaire was unsuccessful in locating the suspect. No injuries were reported.

March 14, 1:30 am: Morris Hall - A Residence staff person reported finding the Residence's fire panel open and it appeared someone had been meddling with buttons on the panel.  Security attended to confirmed the panel was open but switches and buttons appeared in order.  The panel was closed and Physical Plant Services was informed to have an electrician check the system to ensure all was in order and to make it more secure.

Note: Morris Hall was also the scene of a malicious fire alarm activation on March 12, an arson on March 6, and its fire panel was also vandalised / tampered with on March 4.

March 13, 1:45 am: Campus - While on a routine check of campus, a Security patrol observed four individuals with a street sign, then saw one of the group throw the sign at another male and run off.  The other three stayed behind and were met by Security Supervisors.  When asked for ID, one of the individuals initially claimed to not be a student, then said he was a part-time student, and then provided a false student number.  A computer check revealed his true identity as a student while the other two provided proper identification to Security. They claimed to have found the "No Parking" sign near Harrison LeCaine Hall just laying on the ground.  The group left the scene after providing ID and incident details may be turned over to AMS Judicial Council for review.

March 13, 2:50 am: Victoria Hall - A Residence staff person contacted the ERC to report a group of 6-8 males had broken several windows in the building.  Since the vandals had already fled the area Residence maintenance staff were informed to attend for clean up.

March 7, 12:05 am: Residences - A caller reported there was a student unrolling toilet paper through trees and bushes. The Security Supervisor attended with a Patrol to find a group of students outside Victoria Hall, one with roll of toilet paper in his hand.  He initially claimed to not be a student, but when questioned as to why he'd strewn toilet paper all around the front of Vic Hall the male stated he was just getting his money's worth for the tuition he pays to attend Queen's. After continuing to argue about his tuition, the University, and lack of Government assistance for a short while, he and the group eventually cleaned up the mess and left the area. No follow up was required.

March 5, 9:55 pm: Biosciences Complex - While on mobile patrol of Campus, the Security Supervisor observed a large group of people outside the building - some engaged in taping rows of newspapers around a tree. The Security Supervisor also noted newspapers and balloons strewn around inside the building along with other assorted garbage.  The ERC determined a group had the area booked and Security met with the person in charge who stated he thought they could do whatever they wanted if they booked the area in advance.. He was informed such activity would require authorization from the building's administrator - which they likely would not get - and the group was instructed to clean the garbage and other items up before leaving.  The group was cooperative and had the area cleaned up a short while later.

March 4, 2:35 am: Morris Hall - A desk clerk contacted the ERC after a Don informed them they'd observed some students who appeared to be tampering with the fire panel in the Residence. He also indicated it looked as if the individuals may have gained access to the panel and pushed some buttons.  The Security Supervisor was informed and arrived to confirm the panel had been ripped open and someone had spit inside.  The panel appeared to be otherwise undamaged and was functioning properly.  Security was not informed of the identity of the suspects and it is assumed Residence staff would follow up for possible disciplinary actions.

March 4, 2:10 am: Underground Garage - While on mobile patrol of Campus, the Security Supervisor discovered vandals had wrapped the garage's exit gate around its control mechanism. He managed to move the exit gate so it would not impede traffic and Parking Department staff were informed when they came on duty later in the morning.

March 1, 4:00 am: JDUC - While on patrol of main campus, the Security Supervisor noted a large crack in the building's north side exterior door. There was no immediate safety or security considerations so the vandalism was reported to PPS for possible replacement the next business day.

Campus 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 1998.


DRIVE BY "EGGING":

March 28, 1:20 am: Student Housing Area - The ERC was informed an AMS Walkhome team had witnessed a tan-coloured van driving through the Student Housing Area with its occupants throwing eggs at pedestrians.  They were instructed to contact Kingston City Police but the vehicle - last seen at Earl & Alfred Streets - was not located.

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.


INDECENT ACT:

March 24, 4:10 pm: Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report earlier that day - at around 8:00 am - she was standing outside Stauffer Library when a white car heading south on University Avenue turned right on Union Street just in front of her.  She noticed as the car drove by that the lone male occupant - only described as possibly being in his mid 40s - was masturbating as he drove..  No additional description of the driver or vehicle was provided.

March 11, 7:30 pm: Campus - A Commissionaire contacted the ERC to report a student just informed her she'd seen a man masturbating in a car parked by the Library's loading dock.  The student stated the man exposed himself to her by switching on the interior light of the car just as she was walking by.  The Security Supervisor - already enroute to a maliciously activated Emergency Phone at West Campus - attended immediately but the vehicle was gone.  A Security Patrol was also approached during that time by a student reporting a similar incident at or near the same location.  A continued search of the University and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating the vehicle, which was only described as being a black car - possibly an Oldsmobile.

March 9, 8:30 pm: Campus - A student contacted the Emergency Report Center to report having just encountered an unknown man engaged in an indecent act. According to the caller she had been walking on Division Street near the PhysEd Centre when she saw an occupied parked car with its interior light on. As she passed by the car she observed the male driver was naked from the waist down and masturbating.  The Security Supervisor was informed and attended immediately - no vehicle matching the description was found, although there was one empty parking space in a long line of vehicles parked in that area.
The student filed a report with Kingston City Police immediately after speaking with the ERC, and the Security Supervisor noted four police cruisers in the vicinity during his subsequent search for the suspect.
The vehicle in question was only described as being an "old looking" black car.

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 their website, 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, assistance phone, or emergency "blue light" phone.


MISCELLANEOUS:

McLaughlin Hall Entrance FloodedMarch 23, 5:30 am: McLaughlin Hall - A number of fire panels indicated trouble states in the ERC and then a desk clerk reported power out in both the Stuart Street & Albert Street Residences.  PUC was informed but soon determined the problem was isolated at the University. It was later discovered the power outage resulted from a major flood in McLaughlin Hall that required the entire building to be shut down for a few days.
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March 19, 12:55 pm: Victoria Hall - Rez Express staff reported a counterfeit 10 dollar bill was just passed to their cashier. It was noticed immediately and the individual was allowed by the cashier to pay for his food with a legitimate bill before leaving.. The counterfeit had a serial# of FEB2751431.

March 12, 2:00 am: Campus - KGH security informed the ERC that a woman just reported being pelted by eggs as she was leaving the hospital. The perpetrators were inside a small blue car and continued on towards campus. Security staff were informed but no subsequent sightings or similar incidents occurred.

March 10, 12:55 am: Residences - A Residence staff person reported a group of students were outside the building smoking marijuana.  The Security Supervisor responded but saw no signs of drug use and the group was cooperative when questioned. No follow up was required.

March 9, 9:35 am: Campus - Sodexo staff reported discovering a counterfeit ten dollar bill was used by a patron earlier in the day.  The counterfeit had a serial number of FEE2021713 and it was delivered to Kingston City Police by Security staff. 

March 4, 8:15 am: JDUC - A staff member contacted the ERC to report two young girls in the building selling chocolates appear to have been solicited inappropriately by a man in his mid 20s.  The Security Supervisors attended immediately but the male individual had already left. 

The two girls - who appeared to be between 10 and 12 years old - reported they were selling chocolates for a charity and confirmed the man had offered to buy dinner for them. Security contacted one of the parents to ensure they were aware the girls were alone in the building and what had transpired with the man just earlier. They also monitored the girls until their employer showed up a short time later and informed him of their safety concerns as well. 


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

March 22, 2:00 pm: Campus - KGH Security reported just escorting two men from the hospital who were suspected of scoping out items to steal - last seen headed towards Queen's campus.  The Security Supervisor searched the area but was unable to locate the two.
They were described as both being Caucasian men, one was unshaven, about 5' 7" tall, and walked with a limp. The other was taller and wore a black & white wind breaker.

March 19, 8:55 am: Botterell Hall - A staff member reported a suspicious male was seen in the building and likely stole a purse from an unattended room.  According to the caller, the suspect was seen alone in a room. When confronted, he reported he was looking for a specific staff member who had a nearby office.  Thinking the suspect was there legitimately to meet that person, the staff member took him to their office close by and left to get the person they stated wanting to see.  But by the time the staff member returned the suspect was gone along with a purse left in the first room he was seen in.

A search of the building by Security and building staff was unsuccessful in locating the suspect however the purse and some of its contents were found in a trashcan. Missing  was a cell phone, credit cards, and their car keys. Credit cards were immediately cancelled and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.
Soon after this incident, staff at another building contacted Security to report escorting a suspicious man out of their department. He was unable to give a good excuse for why he was in their building and appeared to be scoping out a staff lounge.  His description was similar to the suspect in the above incident.

The man was described as a Caucasian in his mid 30s, about 5'3" tall with short brown hair, wearing tan pants and a khaki green jacket.

March 15, 1:40 pm: Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report having spotted a possibly intoxicated man stumbling up George Street, by the KGH, headed towards campus.  The Security Supervisor attended and observed the man walk towards City Park on Barrie Street. Considering his condition, the Supervisor asked if the man required any assistance or wanted a taxi called. He declined the offer and reported he was on his way to a downtown hotel, but then walked towards King Street and headed in the wrong direction.  Security continued to monitor his progress, but upon seeing him stumble and fall at one point - and being concerned he might stumble into traffic - KPD were requested to attend.  Officers met up with the individual just as he was headed up St. Lawrence Street towards campus. Although he was cooperative, they transported him someplace where he could sober up for his own safety.

March 6, 9:20 pm: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report a disoriented, intoxicated unknown male was seen trying to enter their University Avenue home.  The student was phoning from a neighbour's house and met with Security when they arrived on scene a couple minutes later. She reported they had been returning home for the night when they spotted the individual trying to gain access to their locked door. A passerby also advised them the individual has been seen stumbling across the road just earlier and was almost struck by a car.  The suspect was gone by the time Security arrived and the students didn't see which way he went. An exterior search of the house and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating the man. No description was provided.

March 6, 1:45 pm: JDUC - The ERC received a report of a suspicious woman who was seen standing at a payphone for 20 minutes holding the phone but not saying anything into it.  The Security Supervisors attended and were shown where the woman was and informed a male individual was with her earlier but left while she remained at the phone and appeared to be watching the area around her.

Security approached the woman who reported she'd been trying to call a taxi but didn't know what building she was in, however it was pointed out that there were a number of cabs just outside the door from where she was standing. The woman also claimed to be alone and didn't know anything about the man she'd been seen arriving with, but then that individual entered the building and walked up to her.  He claimed to just be walking around and then indicated to his companion that they should leave.  Kingston City Police had already been contacted to attend and Security monitored the couple until Officers met them near the corner of University Avenue and Princes Street.  After being questioned briefly, the man was placed in their cruiser and driven away. Police later reported they should be contacted if either of the two are seen on Campus in the future.

The man is described as being Caucasian and in his early 40s, 5'10" tall with a medium build and pock-marked skin. He has dirty blond hair, balding on top but long on the sides in a pony-tail. At the time of this incident he was wearing baggy blue track pants and a long sleeve green rugby shirt with no jacket.

The woman is also Caucasian and in her early 30s, about 5'5" tall with blond medium length wavy hair.  She was wearing a short black jacket with fur trim around the collar and hood, blue jeans and white running shoes.

March 5, 3:45 pm: Residences - A Residence staff member reported an older gentleman has repeatedly entered one of their buildings seeking empty beer bottles/cans. He was escorted out of the building once already but apparently kept trying to get in for a while and was last seen headed towards other Residences nearby.  The Security Supervisor attended and located the suspect outside Leonard Hall in a car along with his wife and young daughter. The man was somewhat evasive and belligerent while being questioned about his actions, so he was issued a Notice of Prohibition banning him from University property.  He is described as being a Caucasian male with weathered skin - approximately 45 yrs old but appears older - 5'5" tall and 170 lbs. At the time of this incident he was wearing scruffy jeans, a black jacket, a dirty hat and work boots.

March 4, 9:35 pm: John Orr Tower - A resident contacted Security to report seeing a suspicious man about 10 minutes earlier. The individual was dressed all in black with a hood and was seen walking around the building and in the parking lot. Security Supervisors attended to search the area but the suspect had already left the scene.

Campus 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 these situations.  


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

March 17, 6:06 pm: Dunning Hall - The ERC received a report of a student age male unconscious in the Dunning auditorium. The Security Supervisor, Queen's First Aid and Regional Ambulance were informed to attend with Security first on scene to find the individual slumped in his seat being tended to by two students and a faculty member. He was unresponsive but breathing strongly with a smell of alcohol on his breath, however he became more responsive when KFD arrived. Due to a shortage of ambulances, a Regional Ambulance Supervisor had to attend and conducted a full assessment before deciding to have the student transported to KGH by ambulance when it arrived about 10 minutes later. Security & QFA cleared the scene at 6:30 pm.

March 14, 2:25 am: Residences - The ERC received a report that an intoxicated student was in a ground floor washroom with a gash on his head.  Security & Queen's First Aid attended and determined the individual may have fallen face first onto some pavement although he claimed to not know how he sustained his injuries.  QFA cleaned the cuts and the student declined any further assistance and walked home.

  • Security also attended to three other Medical Assistance incidents that involved alcohol or drugs and alcohol this weekend.

March 5, 4:10 am: Residences - Regional Ambulance dispatch contacted the ERC to report paramedics were enroute to campus for a student who had burned their hand with boiling water. Security Supervisors met with the ambulance and the student who had accidentally poured boiling water on their hand while making cup-a-soup. The hand was red and swollen but did not appear blistered - paramedics assessed the injury and reported there was no need for transportation to hospital. 

March 5, 1:30 am: Residences - The ERC received a request for Queen's First Aid to assess a student who was very intoxicated. Security & QFA both attended and upon arrival were told the student had consumed a number of shots of alcohol with friends before heading out to an "underage night" at a downtown bar. It was eventually arranged that a Don and others would watch over the student for the night and contact the ERC if their condition changed.

March 1, 9:35 pm: PhysEd Centre - The ERC received a report that an individual had fallen in one of the squash courts and has a large splinter stuck in his leg.  Security & QFA were informed to attend and confirmed an approximately 4" long splinter was stuck in the student's upper rear thigh. The individual declined an offer to have an ambulance attend, but took a taxi with QFA to Hotel Dieu Hospital for treatment. PEC staff on scene put the squash court "out of order" for the night.

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.


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

March 12, 7:50 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported their house near Campus was broken into. A Toshiba laptop computer and about 20 CDs were stolen and a report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 4, 6:25 pm: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report his room had been broken into. Security Supervisors attended and were shown where the perpetrator had cut through a screen, slid open the window, and then reached in between the bars to steal a Compaq Digital MP3 player and a laptop computer that were sitting on a desk just inside. An external check of the building revealed a second room was similarly targeted, however although the screen was cut access was not gained through the window itself. A laptop computer was sitting on a desk right by the window in that room also and it was moved to a safer spot in the room. Kingston City Police were informed and an Officer attended to investigate the incident.

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).


ALARMED AREAS FOUND UNARMED:

March 8, 4:20 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.

March 3, 12:20 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

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


ARSON:

March 7, 12:40 am: Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report students had informed her of a small fire at the bottom of the main entrance stairs. The Supervisor attended with a Patrol and Residence staff person to discover a bag of road salt on fire in the laneway out front.  The small fire was stomped out and the remains of the bag returned to the box it belonged in nearby.

March 6, 11:15 pm: Morris Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. When they arrived on scene they were told two students had been studying in the basement when they smelled smoke and investigated to discover a chair on fire. Students extinguished the fire with water and it was subsequently observed that two nearby chairs showed signs that an attempt had been made to set them on fire as well. KFD used positive pressure fans to clear the building of smoke and the fire alarm system was reset by Security.  Residence staff were also informed of the incident and are believed to be investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Emergency Report Center at 533-6111.


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