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ARCHIVE: April 2004

BIKE PARTS THEFT:

April 30, 6:40 pm: Stirling Hall - A student reported someone stole the specialized bike seat off his bicycle sometime between 12:30 and 5:30 that day. The caller was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

Bicycles should always be locked up. However, even a locked bike can be vandalized or stolen. If you view suspicious persons or activity around a bicycle rack, or a locked bicycle elsewhere, please contact Campus Security right away.  If you discover your bike is missing, contact Campus Security and Kingston Police as soon as possible.
There were 31 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2003, 51 in 2002, 52 in 2001 and 36 such reports in 2000.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

April 28, 10:00 pm: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report a man appeared to be collecting items from inside a dumpster near one of the Residences.  The Security Supervisor was informed and met up with the individual in question - he was cooperative and left the area when asked. He reported collecting six packets of Jello and Brita water filter from the dumpster.

April 26, 9:05 pm: Campus - A caller reported a man walking into a building just as she was exiting an exterior door. A description was provided and Security attended immediately - a complete search of the building revealed two individuals who had accessed themselves earlier with proxy cards. No one fitting the suspect description was located and everything appeared fine.

April 21, 11:45 am: Goodes Hall - A staff member contacted Security to report a suspicious young male peering into vehicles parked beside the building. A description was provided and the Security Supervisor attended immediately, but the individual had already left the area and was not located.

 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. There were 9 incidents recorded as "Theft from Vehicle" in 2003 - 28 such incidents in 2002 and 16 in 2001.

April 14, 11:30 am: Campus - A staff member contacted Security to report he had just escorted two suspicious high school aged males from a building who claimed to be looking for a washroom. Security was enroute to another incident on Campus, so the staff member monitored the individual's progress as they walked through two additional buildings before noticing the staff member's presence and made an obscene gesture at him. The staff member stopped following them at that point but provided a description that allowed Security to locate the youths when the other incident was resolved.  

The two individuals were ID'd as KCVI students and cautioned about their activity by Security. Their high school's administration was also informed of the incident. 

April 7, 7:50 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a report of a suspicious man in the building. The caller believed the man may have been posing as a custodian - although he was not wearing a custodian's uniform - and was seen taking away an unfilled garbage bag right by the bank machines.

Although the individual in question may have been a custodian, people are advised to not casually discard bank machine receipts or other personal information.

April 1, 12:45 pm: Residences - A desk clerk reported a suspicious male was just in the Residence claiming to be a student who had lost his building keys then left the desk area, stating he would check his room to see if his keys were there.  While he was gone, maintenance staff identified the individual as someone who had been escorted from the building on previous occasions and was not a resident and possibly not a student at all.  The individual appeared soon afterwards, and provided false information when he was asked for his room number and name.  Around the time the desk clerk was confirming this information, the individual quickly left the scene, jumped on to a bike locked outside a nearby building and quickly rode away.

He was described as being an Asian male of student age with a medium/slim build, about 5'8" tall and was wearing very light beige khaki shorts and a bright yellow windbreaker jacket.

April 1, 2:00 am: Campus - While attending an incident on the roof of a campus building, the Security Supervisor heard the occupants of a white pickup truck yelling profanities at students walking below as they drove by.  Foot and Bike Patrols were informed to be aware of the vehicle and soon afterwards a Bike Patrol observed the truck and recorded its license plate number.  That plate number was similar to a partial plate reported by a student threatened by an individual earlier in the week - also in a white pickup truck - but it is unknown if it was the same vehicle/occupants in this incident.  There were no subsequent sightings or reports of the vehicle on Campus for the remainder of the night.

Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately if you observe suspicious persons or activity. 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. 


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

April 28, 4:00 pm: Campus - A staff member reported his vehicle was vandalized that afternoon - a food product was dumped on the windshield and a profanity written on the side of the car.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

Vehicle damagedApril 27, 3:05 pm: Campus - A vehicle owned by a Department was vandalized while parked in a main campus lot.  Security confirmed a large dent in the hood of the car and the driver's side windshield wiper had been damaged. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
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April 26, 7:00 am: Campus - A staff member reported there was a smashed television set in the parking lot outside Jackson Hall. PPS Grounds staff were informed of the incident and requested to clean up the mess.

April 25, 1:45 am: Leonard Hall - Residence staff contacted the ERC to report students were throwing bottles and other items from an upper floor window. Security attended to locate the individuals responsible and reported finding a smashed window at the rear of the building - likely caused by items thrown from windows above. Residence maintenance staff were subsequently informed for clean up.

April 24, 10:00 pm: Victoria Hall - Residence staff reported students throwing bottles from an upper floor window.  The Security Supervisor attended and confronted the individuals involved. They were uncooperative with Security and details were forwarded to Residence administrators and may be provided to the AMS Judicial Court for possible disciplinary action.

April 22, 8:25 am: Richardson Hall - Staff reported a window had been shattered in one of their offices. Security attended and was shown where a 3 foot long 2X4 had been thrown through the window. Custodial were already on scene cleaning up the shards of glass and Physical Plant Services was informed to make repairs.

Vandalized Emergency Phone at West CampusApril 12, 11:20 pm: West Campus - The ERC received a call from a blue light Emergency Phone but no sounds on the other end.  The Security Supervisor attended immediately to discover someone had vandalized the call box and then must have fled the scene as no one was in sight when they arrived moments after the call.  Queen's Telecom  Services was informed of the incident and replaced the call box the next morning.
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April 12, 10:00 pm: JDUC - A caller reported someone kicked in the glass of a west side exterior door sometime earlier in that evening. Custodial staff were contacted to clean up the glass and ensure there was no safety hazards, and Physical Plant Services were informed to make repairs for the next day.

April 12, 10:05 pm: Residences - Residence maintenance staff reported someone had thrown dishes from an upper floor window down onto a University owned vehicle.  Security attended and observed a number of broken plates at the scene and some damage done to the parked van.  It was relocated and Residence staff were informed of the incident along with information regarding possible suspects.

April 11, 7:20 pm: Residences - A caller contacted the ERC to report some individuals were throwing bottles from a third floor window. Residence staff were informed and Security attended - the broken bottles could be seen on the ground when they arrived but there were no signs of the perpetrators. At 10:30 pm a second report of bottles being thrown from that area was received by the ERC - Security was informed as was a Residence staff member who reported a don had attended the earlier report and would reattend. The names of students involved were apparently collected by Residence staff for possible disciplinary action.

April 8, 3:15 am: Harkness Hall - A caller reported having witnessed an unknown male  - described only as being student age and wearing a white hat and red sweater -  smashing the glass in the Residence's front doors. The caller was about a block away from the scene and was unsure how the window was being broken or where the perpetrator may have gone.  The Security Supervisor attended immediately but a search of the scene and surrounding area was unsuccessful in relocating the individual. Residence maintenance staff were contacted and attended to clean up the glass.

April 5, 12:00 pm: Graduate Club - Staff contacted Campus Security to report a second floor window had been smashed sometime within last couple of days. There was no evidence that access had been gained and the caller arranged to have the damage repaired.

April 2, 8:30 am: Richardson Hall - A staff member contacted the ERC to report seeing a bicycle in some bushes outside the building - Parking department (responsible for confiscating bikes and administers the campus bike compound) were informed to attend. Later in the day, another staff member reported a hole in his office window. Security attended and determined the bicycle in question had been thrown at the building sometime overnight, damaging the window before landing in the bushes. The purple CCM 10 speed bike was picked up by the Parking Department soon afterwards.

April 2, 4:35 am: Leonard Hall - The ERC received a report of some male individuals causing trouble in a woman's washroom in the Residence.  Security staff attended and met with custodians and two of the four males caught making a mess in the washroom - the other two had fled the scene prior to Security's arrival.  The remains of a marijuana cigarette were found inside the washroom along with toilet paper and trash thrown around.  The two student presented ID and cleaned the area before returning to their rooms. A report was filed with Residence staff for possible follow up and/or disciplinary actions.

April 2, 3:25 am: Leonard Hall - A caller reported seeing four students - no residence of the building - walk by and smash the glass in the outer front doors before leaving the scene.  Security Supervisors were informed and a Foot Patrol was dispatched to search for the suspects.  The perpetrators were not located - maintenance staff and a contract company was contacted for clean up and repairs.

April 2, 2:15 am: Leonard Hall - A Residence Foot Patrol reported the inner doors of the Residence's north entrance had been smashed in with glass scattered around the area.  The ERC informed a desk clerk of the damage so they could have Residence maintenance staff attend for clean up.

April 1, 9:30 am: Tindall Field -Parking staff contacted the ERC to report finding a vehicle parked on Tindall Field that had caused significant damage to the grass nearby.  The Security Supervisor and an Athletics Department staff member were informed and attended the scene.  Parking arranged to have the vehicle towed from the field and later it was learned the car belonged to a student (apparently the target of an April Fool's prank).

April 1, 3:15 am: JDUC - A custodian reported a couple of washrooms in the building had been vandalized and he's just discovered a group of males in a woman's washroom on the second floor.  The Security Supervisor attended and met with the custodian who had earlier found spray painting and other vandalism in a men's washroom and then found three man in the woman's washroom upstairs.  When Security approached the group, one provided proper ID while the other two gave false names initially but eventually were also identified as students.  There was no evidence the group was responsible for the vandalism in the other washroom and claimed to be engaged in an April Fool's prank. They apologized for their behaviour and left the building.

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.


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE:

April 27, 9:35 pm: Off Campus - The ERC was informed a Queen's owned laptop computer was stolen during a break-in at the victim's home.  It is a Toshiba CDT Satellite laptop computer serial# 70014938 - 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).


MISCELLANEOUS / GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

April 27, 4:15 am: Campus - The ERC received a report of someone lying down on the sidewalk outside Stauffer Library and may be in distress.  Security Supervisors were attending another incident and dispatched a Patrol to check on the individual.  The Patrol was on scene within a few minutes and reported the person may have heard a transmission on their radio because he leaped up and ran away.  The individual was kept in sight and was soon seen keying his way into a house not far from campus.  Security Supervisors attended and spoke to the man who stated he'd been drinking too much that night and decided to take a rest outside Stauffer as he was walking home.

April 23, 2:20 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported hearing the sound of breaking glass near his house located near main campus. Security attended and reported no one in the vicinity, but two smashed computers were found in a nearby alley.

April 22, 10:40 pm: Leonard Hall - A Residence staff member contacted the ERC to report students setting off fireworks in an unsafe manner outside the building. Security Supervisors attended to observe a number of students running around the area and fireworks going off in all directions.  They spoke to two of the students and advised them their behaviour was reckless & dangerous as well as distracting to other students trying to study inside. The two complied with Security's request to clean up the garbage and debris caused by their activity, and no follow up was required.

April 20, 10:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A caller reported two students were lying down on the street in an attempt to prevent vehicles from using the road..  Security attended but the area was clear upon arrival.

April 20, 5:15 pm: Campus -  The ERC received a report that a group of kids were piling up dirt outside one of the buildings and appeared to be constructing a jump of some sort (for skateboards/bikes). The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to two individuals. They were both cooperative and apologized before leaving campus at Security's request. No follow up was required.

April 19, 11:00 am: Campus - Sodexho staff reported receiving a counterfeit 20 dollar bill. Security took possession of the item and delivered it to Kingston City Police for investigation. The serial number on the counterfeit is attended to EWA4830734.

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)

April 16, 9:55 pm: Leonard Field - While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor observed two individual running naked across Leonard Field.  He spoke briefly to the streakers - who explained they were celebrating the Toronto Maple Leafs win that evening - and they both agreed to keep their clothes on for the rest of the night.  The two were cooperative and identified themselves as students - although neither had identification on their person - before leaving the scene to go put some clothes on. 

April 8, 11:50 am: JDUC - A staff member contacted the ERC to report two groups of high school students inside the building who appear about to start fighting. The Security Supervisor attended and observed a group of students involved in a heated exchange with one individual. The group was separated by Security and left the building - one reported the lone student who was targeted by the others had spray painted a hate symbol on the side of a bus and had made related derogatory comments. The other students took offense with his actions and a follow up call with KCVI administration revealed the student had been expelled from school for his actions.

April 7, 4:35 am: MacDonald Hall - The ERC received a report that someone had placed a dead squirrel between the door handles of the building's main entrance.  The Security Supervisor attended and was informed custodians had already taken care of the body before his arrival.

April 2, 6:10 pm: Leonard Hall - A food fight took place in the Residence's cafeteria while Security and other University staff were in attendance. The area was cleared immediately and the cafeteria kept closed for clean up until later the next day.  Other cafeterias on campus continued their usual service.

April 2, 1:55 pm: West Campus - A staff member reported seeing a large knife on the roadway in the west campus parking lot when parked her vehicle that morning..  Security attended and searched the area twice but was unable to locate the knife.


INDECENT ACTS:

April 27, 12:05 am: Student Housing Area - A student reported she and a friend were walking on Earl Street near main campus when they observed an unknown man masturbating in an older model white car. The caller was transferred to file a report with Kingston City Police and the Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene. He arrived within just a few minutes, but the vehicle in question had already left. Additional Security staff were informed of the incident and a thorough search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating the vehicle or suspect.

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 school year, 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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

April 25, 2:55 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and Security & KFD attended. Soon after arriving they discovered a fire extinguisher had been discharged in the building.  The fire department used positive pressure fans to clear out the area so Security could reset the system. 

However shortly after KFD completed their work and cleared the scene, a second alarm activated in a different area of the building.  KFD returned to Vic Hall but were not immediately able to determine the cause of the alarm.  They requested all rooms be checked and although no cause for the alarm was discovered, a number of students were found still in their beds after two fire alarms had sounded. Their information was recorded for KFD and Residence administration and they were directed to leave the building.  The active zone could not be reset so an electrician was called in to check the system while a Security Patrol was designated to perform a fire watch so students could return to their rooms. The electrician was able to reset the system by 6:00 am.

April 24, 2:45 am: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and Security & KFD were informed to attend. They attended the active zone on the 10th floor but saw no signs of smoke or fire. However there was a strong smell of marijuana which KFD speculated may have set off the detector. Residence administration was informed of the incident and Security reset the fire alarm system.

April 24, 11:55 pm: Campus - While on mobile patrol of the student housing area near main campus, Security twice observed fires set on Clergy Street near Dupuis Hall. On both occasions Security extinguished the flames and the next morning there were signs additional fires had been set during the night.

April 23, 3:20 am: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm sounded at the West Campus Residence and both Security & KFD attended.  The active zone was indicated in Healey House where they located a burnt pot that had been removed from the stove and placed on the counter, causing a large burn mark on the counter-top.  Three students were located in their rooms (didn't evacuate for the fire alarm) and one was identified as the individual who removed the burnt pot from the stove.  Details were provided to KFD, Residence staff, and Queen's EH&S for possible billing charges.  The system was reset by Security at 3:42 am.

April 23, 2:40 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence - Security & KFD responded to discover a pull station on the 5th floor of D wing had been set off for no apparent reason. Security reset the system and cleared the scene by 2:55 am.

April 22, 5:05 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. It was soon discovered a pull station had been maliciously activated at the D wing ground floor exit and Security reset the system at 5:19 am.

April 22, 3:00 am: Victoria Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was observed someone had emptied a fire extinguisher in a third floor common room. KFD and Security checked the building in an attempt to determine why it was used, and in the process discovered two students were in possession of stolen street signs. The signs were confiscated - and retrieved by Public Works City later that morning - and the students were informed incident details might be forwarded to the AMS Judicial Court for possible disciplinary action. Due to the extinguisher dust in the air, the fire system was not reset for approximately 25 minutes after the alarm's activation.

April 17, 12:30 am: Gordon Brockington House - A fire alarm was indicated at the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Security determined the active zone was on the 4th floor of Brockington House where they and KFD discovered a burnt paper smell but no sign of a source. After checking the area completely, the fire alarm system was reset by Security at 00:39 am.

April 14, 2:15 pm: Leonard Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Soon after arriving, it was determined a pull station had been maliciously activated on the 1st floor west wing. At about the same time, the Emergency Report Center received a call requesting medical attention for an apparently intoxicated student who did not evacuate the building and was still in the cafeteria. Security was attempting to reset the fire panel when this call came in, so attending fire fighters attended to assess the student. It was quickly confirmed the individual was intoxicated, but ID was attained and the student was instructed to remain until a contacted Residence staff person could attend and escort him home. KFD cleared the call and the fire alarm system was reset at 2:43 pm.

April 11, 1:30 pm: Chown Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend.  Upon arrival it was quickly determined a pot in the first floor kitchen had overflowed, dripping onto the stove element and the resulting smoke set off a nearby detector. The alarm was reset by Security and KFD cleared the scene.

Fire at JDUCApril 3, 3:22 am: JDUC - While enroute to an incident, Security Supervisors observed a large amount of smoke in the Sidewalk Cafe section of the building. When they entered the area, it was filled with thick white smoke and they saw a student age female talking on a payphone amidst the smoke. She was instructed to leave the building and Security located the source of the smoke - a bulletin board nearby that had been lit on fire. A fire extinguisher was used to put out the fire and the building was evacuated until KFD came on scene and used positive pressure fans to clear out the smoke. KFD cleared the scene by 3:43 am and the fire alarm system was reset. 
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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.


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

April 25, 2:30 am: Victoria Hall - Residence staff contacted the ERC to report four individuals were spotted trying to steal a table from the lobby of the building. The Security Supervisor and a Patrol dispatched to the scene and were able to locate the table but there were no signs of the thieves.

April 23, 8:00 am: Gordon Brockington House - Residence staff report a television was stolen from a Brockington House common room sometime between 10:00 pm and 8:00 am that morning. It is a silver Panasonic - model# CT27E13G, serial# MB31060130. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

April 24, 7:10: ILC Construction Area - Contractors contact the ERC to report a break in. The Security Supervisor attended and was shown a damaged lock the perpetrators attempted to pry before smashing the glass in the door to gain access. However once inside the would-be-thieves realized there was nothing to steal and left the area.

April 23, 7:30 am: ILC Construction Area - The ERC was contacted by construction crew reporting a break-in. Security attended and was shown where someone had smashed a window and accessed the third floor of the construction site.  There was nothing of value in the area so the perpetrator left empty handed. KPD was informed of the incident.

April 21, 10:45 pm: Victoria Hall - The ERC received a report of students attempting to steal furniture from inside the building.  Security attended to meet a Residence staff person and together they located a couple of the couches reported missing.  Two individuals identified by a witness as being involved in at least one theft were approached by Security - one attempted to provide false ID but corrected himself after becoming aware the information was being verified by the ERC and being cautioned Kingston City Police would be contacted if he was not cooperative.  Details were provided to Residence staff for possible disciplinary actions.

April 14, 1:10 pm: Campus - Apartment & Housing staff reported three fire extinguishers were stolen from one of their properties over the past while. The extinguishers were replaced by the department as soon as they were noticed missing.

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. 
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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

April 21, 1:35 pm: Campus - The ERC received a call that a female had been carrying a large appliance between Residences and accidentally dropped it on her hand and required medical attention. The Security Supervisor attended and found the individual being tended to by another student with First Aid training. The injured student reported she tripped while helping to carry a refrigerator, causing the fridge to land on her hand.  Security transported her to KGH Emergency for medical treatment - completing the escort by 1:42 pm.

April 12, 5:15 pm: Campus - The ERC received a report that a bicyclist had an accident at the corner of Union St. & University Avenue and appeared to be injured. The Security Supervisor dispatched immediately and found a (non-student) male individual with a small cut above his head being tended to by an off-duty Queen's First Aid member .  The individual informed Security that his bicycle chain was making a noise while he was riding north on University Avenue, and when looked down to see if it was still in its sprocket he rode into a lamp post head-first.  Regional Ambulance paramedics also attended the scene and bandaged the cut - he was not transported to hospital and the incident was cleared at 5:31 pm. 

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.


DRIVE-BY EGGINGS / ETC:

April 21, 12:40 am: Student Housing Area - An AMS Walkhome staff person reported he and his partner were escorting a person home on Division Street near Campus when someone drove by in a car and threw a pop can at them. A brief description of the red car was provided but it was not located by Security. No one in the group was injured and there were no subsequent reports of that nature for the rest of the night.

April 9, 1:20 am: Victoria Hall - The ERC received a complaint of some kids throwing eggs at the Residence - Security attended the scene to find it vacant, although a group of teens could be seen in the distance leaving University property.

April 10, 1:40 am: Victoria Hall - Residence staff reported a group of individuals throwing eggs at the building. Security attended to find the area unoccupied although signs of the activity were obvious. A City Police cruiser was in the vicinity and the Officer was informed of the report.

April 10, 1:45 am: Campus - Walkhome staff reported the occupants of two cars driving near campus were seen throwing eggs at pedestrians. Vehicle description were provided and both Security and Kingston Police were informed. At 1:55 am, a vehicle matching the description of one involved was spotted parked on campus.  Four dozen eggs and two bottles of alcohol could be seen inside the vehicle and Kingston City Police were informed to attend. No follow up information is available at this time.

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.


UNARMED INTRUSION ALARM:

April 20, 11:50 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.

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. 


ANIMAL / BIRD RELATED:

April 18, 9:40 am: Clark Hall - A series of intrusion alarm activations were received for the Clark Hall Pub and Security was sent to investigate.  Upon arrival it was discovered a pigeon had accessed the pub through an open window, setting off motion detectors in the process.  The pigeon was escorted from the area and fled the scene before Security was able to attain proper ID.


THEFT UNDER $5000:

April 16, 11:55 am: PhysEd Centre - A student reported her wallet was stolen from an unlocked locker sometime during the day of Saturday April 10.  There was only ID in the wallet - no cash or credit cards - and it was suggested she also file a report with Kingston City Police.

April 14, 1:30 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported her white RCA Disc-Man was stolen from an unlocked locker two days earlier, sometime between 4:45 and 6:00 pm. There were also six or seven CDs taken in the theft.

April 10, 7:00 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported her wallet was stolen from the women's change room sometime between 3:30 and 5:00 pm that day. There was no cash in the striped "Roxy" wallet but all credit cards were cancelled and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.

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.


SAFETY HAZARDS:

April 3, 12:00 am: Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol of Campus, Security Supervisors observed flames falling from the roof of a student house nearby.  A large group was in the area and a number of individuals could be seen on the roof along with a large amount of debris including a shopping cart. At one point a large wooden desk was lit on fire and launched from the roof with a catapult-like device affixed to the roof.

Security spoke to one of the tenants of the house, who claimed the event was a yearly ritual and they had a fire extinguisher on hand in case the situation got out of control..  It was explained to him that launching flaming items from the roof of a house was dangerous and that KFD & KPD would be contacted unless they stopped.

The group agreed to stop what they were doing, but at about 2:15 am a Security Patrol reported people were back on the roof and they witnessed a lit computer monitor being propelled from the roof into a nearby parking lot. At that point KFD were informed to attend and the responding Fire Captain confiscated a bottle of lighter fluid and a can of gas the students were using to light the items on fire.  ID was obtained from the students involved and they were instructed to refrain from similar activity in the future or KFD may pursue the incident from that night.


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