PERSON / ACTIVITY:
May 28, 1:35 pm:
Campus - A staff member contacted Security to report seeing
a suspicious looking man appear from between two parked vehicles while the
caller was parking their own car. He was described as being in
his early 50s, about 5'6" tall and had an unkempt appearance with a
large stomach. The Security Supervisor attended the scene immediately
but was unable to locate anyone matching that description.
May 20, 8:45 am:
Campus - A staff member contacted the ERC to report seeing two
suspicious males in the building when the caller was leaving work the previous
day.. The two appeared to be sleeping on couches when first observed and were
described as appearing homeless - one about 6' tall with dirty blond hair and
the other 5'6" with medium brown hair - with both having a slim build.
Although the individuals left the lounge area when confronted, they were still
inside the building when the staff person left for the day..
May 16, 6:15 pm: An
Clachan Complex - A tenant reported being informed by a neighbour
that one female and two male youths were witnessed attempting to steal the
caller's barbeque outside about 30 minutes earlier. The theft was
unsuccessful because the bbq was locked up - no description was provided for
May 11. 1:55 am: Campus - A
Security Patrol on main campus reported a suspicious male was observed peering
into windows and trying door handles at MacCorry Hall. A Security Supervisor
met with the patrol and spoke to the individual who claimed to be looking for
cigarette butts. However the individual was recognized as a person dealt with
previously by Security and a database check determined he had been issued an
NOP (Notice of Prohibition) banning him from University property.
Kingston City Police were contacted to attend
while a Security Supervisor monitored the individual's progress as he walked
from main campus through the student housing area. He attempted to evade
Security by cutting in behind some houses but a second Supervisor spotted him
when he emerged on a nearby street. City Police were soon on scene and charged
the man with Trespass to Property. KPD and Security staff cleared the incident
at 2:45 am.
May 9, 1:05 am: An
Clachan Complex - Kingston City Police dispatch contacted the ERC
to report they were responding to the An Clachan complex for a call regarding
a suspicious individual. The Security Supervisor met with Officers
and was informed a witness had seen an unknown man ride up to the complex on a
bicycle, lock it to a post, and then cross the road to some nearby houses.
There it appeared he was looking into one of the house's windows and ducking
back down - after a short while he was seen entering one of the apartments in
the An Clachan complex. Police located the individual in question and it was
determined he had been picking flowers from a garden in front of the house
across the street. He was cautioned that hi activities were illegal and let
off with a warning. Security and KPD were clear at 1:37 am.
May 6, 7:10 am: JDUC
- A caller reported there was a male individual inside the
building who had previously been issued an NOP (Notice of Prohibition) by
Campus Security. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed the identity
of the man - Kingston City were contacted and attended, charging the
individual with Trespass to Property. KPD and Security cleared the scene by
Please contact Campus Security (533-6111)
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 .
May 27, 1:20 pm: Campus
- While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor was approached and
informed of an individual experiencing medical distress near the corner of
Union and Division Streets. He immediately confirmed the report and had the
ERC contact Regional Ambulance dispatch. The individual was tended to by
an off-duty nurse until paramedics arrived within three minutes of the
call. He was treated briefly at the scene and then transported by
ambulance to Kingston General Hospital.
May 22, 1:30 am:
Student Housing Area - A caller reported their intoxicated friend
required an ambulance after falling in the street and suffering a gash above
his eyebrow. Both Security and Regional Ambulance were informed of the
incident and both arrived within a few minutes of the call. Since it was an
off-campus location, Security cleared the scene as paramedics arrived.
May 7, 12:10 pm:
Campus - An individual belonging to a conference staying at Queen's
used an assistance
phone to contact the ERC to report feeling very faint. Security and
First Aid staff were informed and met the caller at the phone within a couple
of minutes. It was learned the person had not eaten anything that day, so
responding personnel provided a drink and a hotdog from a nearby barbeque
being put on by a conference group outside.
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.
& ENTER / THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):
May 25, 6:00 pm:
Campus - A Queen's staff member contacted the ERC to report he
believe his laptop computer was stolen from the back of his van while he was
unloading. He believes it may have been stolen by one of a group of young
males on BMX bikes - likely when another youth was distracting him. The
suspects had already fled the area by that time and a subsequent search of the
vicinity was unsuccessful in locating them.
However the next evening that staff member
spotted the same group of bikers on campus and detained one of the youths
before contacting Security. Kingston City Police were requested to attended
soon afterwards, and although the individual initially denied knowing anything
about the stolen laptop he later implied possibly being able to assist in its
return.. City Police spoke with the young male and are currently
investigating this theft.
May 20, 8:40 am:
Campus - Staff contacted Security to report an office area was
entered overnight and a small safe pried open. Nothing else in the office was
touched but the small amount of cash kept in the safe was taken.
Kingston City Police were also informed and an officer met with staff and
Security to investigate the scene.
May 18, 09:00 am:
Campus - Staff contacted Security to report an attempted break
& enter incident at one of their offices. They noticed pry marks on the
door frame but access was not gained to the room inside. Security
attended to do a through check of the area and confirmed nothing was missing
May 17, 1:30 pm: Off
Campus - Kingston City Police contacted Security to report they
recovered a laptop computer & monitor - previously stolen from Queen's -
during a local police raid. The property will be held by police as evidence
and then turned over to the Queen's Computer Store.
May 17, 9:00 am:
Campus - Staff report a laptop computer was missing from an office
and presumed stolen sometime during the previous few days. It is a
black Toshiba Satellite Pro with CDRW and DVD (serial# 23131584PT) and was
inside a Queen's ITS carrying case along with assorted peripherals.
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.
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.
/ BIKE PARTS THEFT:
May 25, 9:20 am:
Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk informed Security that a
bike was stolen from outside the building while locked to the bike racks
overnight. The owner of the bicycle did not want to file a report with
Security so no details for the bike are available.
May 20, 10:00 pm:
Botterell Hall - A caller reported his grey 'Huffy Ravine' bicycle
was stolen while locked to the bike racks outside. Security staff were
informed and he was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.
May 18, 10:00 am:
Ontario Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen from campus
that morning. It is a metallic blue 70's model triumph bicycle that was left
unattended and unlocked behind Ontario Hall. The caller was also advised to
file a report with Kingston City Police.
May 5, 8:30 am: Miller
Hall - A student reported the rear wheel of his bicycle was stolen
while his bike was locked to the racks between midnight and 8:30 am. He'd also
noticed a bike seat was missing from a bicycle locked up outside Goodwin Hall
and a broken lock was on the ground nearby.
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
There were 31 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2003, 51 in 2002, 52 in
2001 and 36 such reports in 2000.
May 22, 1:30 pm:
Harrison LeCaine Hall - While on patrol of campus, the Security
Supervisor observed some birds attacking a baby squirrel that was also being
pursued by some kids in the area. The Supervisor captured the squirrel
and put it in a box while the ERC contacted the City's Pest Control, but they
would not attend since the squirrel was already in a box..
An off-duty Security staff member was contacted
and attended the office to take possession of the squirrel until other
arrangements could be made.
of Baby Squirrel /
May 21, 3:00 pm:
Campus - After monitoring the progress of a mother duck and her
eggs, Security became aware the eggs had hatched and the group was looking for
a way out of the high cement planter they found themselves in. Staff put
out some water for the ducklings and set up a ramp to assist in their descent
from the planter. At about 5:20 pm the mother and (some of) the ducklings used
the ramp to exit the planter and made their way towards the waterfront. Since they would have to cross some busy roadways during
the trek, Security and other University staff assisted the gaggle as they
meandered towards the lake and eventually entered the water at 6:20 pm.
of Security escorting duck family off campus /
photos by Pete Freeborn
UPDATE: MAY 26 - Animated map added to pictures page.
/ GENERAL ASSISTANCE:
May 21, 1:10 am:
Student Housing Area - City Police contacted the ERC to request
Security meet with one of their officers on University Avenue near main
campus. The Security Supervisor attended and was informed by the officer
that he'd found an unmarked computer monitor sitting on the sidewalk at that
location. A check of nearby University buildings did not reveal any
missing monitors, so the officer took possession of the item until the owner
could be determined.
May 14, 11:40 am: West
Campus - A conference member contacted the ERC to report her rented
vehicle was damaged - likely by another car - sometime within the previous 12
hours. Parking was informed and the Security Supervisor attended to meet
the individual and advised her to also contact the rental company and Kingston
(~25 kb) of damaged vehicle /
May 3, 6:55 pm: Campus
- The ERC received an alarm indication for audio/visual
equipment on campus. Security was dispatched just as a caller reported setting
off the alarm by accident. Security Supervisors reset the system and were told
the group - part of a conference visiting Queen's - was trying to hook up a
Playstation to a video projector when the alarm activated. Since there
were no ITS technicians available to assist them, the group moved to another
area to hook up their game system.
May 20, 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.
May 16, 4:50 am:
Campus - Similar incident as above.
May 9, 4:20 am: Campus
- Similar incident as above.
May 4, 12:10 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.
May 16, 9:40 pm:
Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report from a student who
was egged by young males in a dark blue car as it drove by her near the corner
of Earl and Barrie Streets. The caller was not injured in the incident - a
search by Security Supervisors was unsuccessful in locating the vehicle or
May 16, 9:45 pm:
Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report she and a friend
were egged by occupants of a passing minivan while they were walking along
University Avenue near the JDUC. A search of the surrounding area by
Security was unsuccessful in locating the perpetrators.
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.
May 16, 6:07 pm:
Student Housing Area - A student living near main campus reported
someone threw a garbage can through their living room window. The
Security Supervisor spoke with the student but no suspects were described or
May 10, 10:25 pm: Off Campus -
While on mobile patrol inside a University building, a Security Patrol spotted
a vending machine had its face plate removed and the cash box was
missing. The machine's owners were informed of the incident so they
could make repairs and file a report with Police.
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
& ENTER - HOUSE:
May 15, 4:40 pm:
Student Housing Area - A student reported her house near main
campus was unlawfully entered sometime between midnight and 9am. The caller
reported the front door was left unlocked because one of the housemates had
gone out without their keys, and at some point the house was entered and a
green cotton purse was stolen along with credit cards and a cell phone
inside. The cards were cancelled by the student and a report was 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).
May 12, 1:10 pm:
Underground Garage - The Stuart Street Garage booth attendant
contacted the ERC to report a patron there claiming her vehicle had been
broken into. The Security Supervisor met with the individual and was
informed the break in must have happened between 8:30 am and 1:30 pm that day.
Items stolen included a disk-man, a small amount of change, and a large number
of CDs. They were also advised to file a report with Kingston City
May 12, 1:50 pm:
Underground Garage - The garage's attendant reported there was a
patron at the booth who had their vehicle broken into. Security met with the
person who stated parking their car at 9:00 am that day and returning at 1:50
pm to discover property missing from inside. Property stolen included a baking
mixer and three 'Rice Krispies' squares. It was advised that a report be 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
May 9, 5:40 pm: Campus
- A student reported a custom license plate was stolen off his vehicle while
parked on Collingwood Street in front of the Gordon Brockington
Residence. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
May 7, 10:30 am:
Stauffer Library - Library staff reported a patron had their
briefcase stolen sometime within the previous 20 minutes. The Security
Supervisor attended to meet with the individual and was told they had left the
briefcase under a desk unattended for about 15 minutes and returned to
discover it had been stolen. Security and library staff completed a
thorough check of the library but were unable to locate the briefcase. The
individual was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.
May 1, 3:20 pm:
Victoria Hall - A student contacted the ERC to report her silver
show rack was stolen from where it had been left unattended at the Residence's
main entrance. The caller reported a witness saw an unknown man take the shoe
rack, but no description was provided.
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.
May 5, 3:47 am:
Fleming Hall - A fire alarm activation was received for the
building and both Security & KFD were informed. The alarm panel indicated
a Halon system was active, at which point KFD requested University staff
familiar with the area and system attend campus before they enter the affected
area. ITS and Physical Plant Services staff were contacted at home and
KFD entered the room soon afterwards. It was quickly determined the fire
suppression system had not activated and there were no signs of fire. The
system was reset by a PPS tradesman who completed his work at 5:45 am.