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ARCHIVE: September 2004

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

September 30, 4:50 pm: Campus - The ERC was informed someone had fallen from their bike near the corner of Union & Division Streets and was seriously injured.  Security, Queen's First Aid and Regional Ambulance was informed to attend - Security & QFA were on scene within a minute of each other and QFA tended to the student's injuries until paramedics arrived. The student was taken to KGH by ambulance at around 5:10 pm and Security transported one of her friends to the hospital after taking possession of the bike for safe keeping.

September 27, 1:29 am: Campus - The ERC received a report of a male individual passed out and lying on the ground beside Stauffer Library. Security & QFA were informed to attend and arrived to observe the male had vomited and suffered a large cut on his head.  QFA assessed the individual and then requested Regional Ambulance attend.  Paramedics were on scene within a few minutes and transported him to KGH Emergency at about 2:05 am.

September 26, 2:40 am: Residences - A caller requested QFA be called to assess another student who was very intoxicated and might be having some breathing problems.  Both Security & QFA attended and managed to wake the student but, based on his condition, requested Regional Ambulance be called in as well. Paramedics arrived soon afterwards and transported the student to KGH.  

September 26, 1:30 pm: Campus - An AMS Walkhome team reported finding a student on the ground being tended to by a group of friends near the JDUC.  Security & QFA dispatched to the scene and found the individual alert and feeling fine. The group took a taxi cab to their Residence for the night and both Security & QFA cleared the scene by 1:45 am.

September 26, 12:50 am: Residences - A don reported being with an extremely intoxicated student - Security Supervisors & QFA attended to find the caller with the individual who was sleeping inside the front doors of the building. He was woken up and, after being assessed by COR staff, escorted down to the Campus Observation Room to sleep for the night. 

September 25, 2:00 am: Victoria Hall - A Residence don contacted the ERC requesting medical assistance for a student's guest who was very intoxicated and required medical attention.  Security Supervisors and Queen's First Aid were on scene within a few minutes and after a brief assessment Regional Ambulance was also called to attend. Paramedics were on scene within 10 minutes and transported the individual to KGH Emergency.

September 25, 12:55 am: Waldron Tower - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report being with an intoxicated student found on the lawn outside the Residence. Security arrived to find the individual being tended to by QFA, and soon afterwards they escorted him by taxi to KGH Emergency.

September 25, 12:30 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A Security Patrol reported finding a very intoxicated student vomiting while laying on the sidewalk outside Mackintosh Corry Hall. The Patrol assisted him to his Residence nearby where Security Supervisors met up and escorted him to COR (Campus Observation Room) where he could be monitored for the night.

September 26, 1:15 pm: Residences - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to request Queen's First Aid attend for a student who injured himself while skateboarding on Campus.  Security & QFA attended and the student was patched up and on his way by 1:35 pm.

September 25, Campus - a number of medical assist incidents were generated for a "Capture the Flag" event held on campus...

  • 7:45 pm - Med Quadrangle: Security requested Queen's First Aid be paged to attend to injured student. 

  • 8:00 pm - Tindall Field - StuCon contacted the ERC to have QFA for a student with a possible sprained ankle.

  • 8:02 pm - Med Quadrangle - Caller reports student with possible sprained wrist - QFA dispatched.

  • 8:10 pm - Theological Hall - StuCon reports slightly injured individual outside. QFA dispatched.

  • 8:35 pm - Victoria Hall - Desk clerk reports scraped up & bleeding student requesting first aid. Security  & QFA attended.

September 24, 4:10 am: Residences - A City 911 Operator contacted the ERC to report she had just received a call from an intoxicated individual was was vomiting and lapsing in and out of consciousness.  An ambulance was enroute and the ERC informed Security and a Residence don to attend as well. The student was later transported to KGH for observation. 

September 24, 2:55 am: JDUC - A caller reported discover a male individual laying on the grass outside the building. Security and Queen's First Aid attended, woke up the intoxicated student, and QFA then escorted him home in a taxi after briefly assessing him at the scene. QFA reported clear at 3:10 am.

Campus Security attended a total of 5 medical assist incidents during the night, all involving alcohol consumption.

September 17, 8:00 pm: Residences - The ERC received a report that a very intoxicated student had been missing for about 45 minutes and there was some concern he may have passed out somewhere on campus.  
The student was described as being about 5' 6" tall with a shaved head and writing on his face.
Security staff were informed to take a look for the individual, however a second call was received a few minutes later reporting he was found.

September 15, 5:30 pm: Tindall Field - Regional Ambulance Dispatch reported an ambulance was enroute to Tindall Field. Security Supervisors also attended and informed a student had injured her leg while playing a recreational game of soccer.  She was transported to KGH Emergency by ambulance and then transported home by Security when she was released three hours later.

September 8, 9:05 am; Victoria Hall - A Student Constable reported a student had fallen and injured her head in front of Vic Hall. Queen's First Aid and Security were informed to attend. QFA treated a significant wound on her head and she was transported by taxi to her home, accompanied by QFA staff.

September 7, 10:15 pm: Campus - The Emergency Report Center received a request for Queen's First Aid to attend for an individual with a nose bleed. Both Security and QFA attended to treat the student who was injured when he and a friend attempted to "high five" each other and the friend missed, hitting him in the nose.

Security responded to two other Medical Assistance incidents during the previous weekend, both related to alcohol consumption and one requiring an ambulance.

September 6, 2:15 pm: Campus - A student called the ERC requesting Queen's First Aid attend to treat a cut he'd received to his hand during the previous day. QFA was transported to the scene by Security where they cleaned and bandaged the wound.

September 5, 11;40 pm: Goodwin Hall - A Security Patrol was approached by a student reporting she had injured her foot the previous day and was now finding it uncomfortable to walk. Queen's First Aid was informed and transported to the scene by the Security Supervisor. After a brief assessment, QFA recommended the student should go to KGH Emergency and she was driven there by Security.

Campus Security attended approximately thirteen incidents categorized as "Medical Assistance" during the weekend of September 17-19, at least three of which involved alcohol consumption.

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

September 30, 3:55 am: PhysEd Centre - A student contacted the ERC to report a glass pane was shattered in the main entrance door while students were waiting in a line up for the Queen's Model Parliament.  The Security Supervisor requested custodial attend for clean up and also responded to the scene.  They were informed the damage was caused when a fight broke out, but the party(ies) involved had left by the time Security arrived.  

September 22, 11:25 pm: JDUC - The ERC received a report of a flood inside a men's washroom. Security & custodial staff attended where it was observed someone had kicked the pipe under a sink and broke it off.  The water supply was turned off and custodial mopped up the area.

September 16, 1:45 am: Campus - The ERC received a call from an Emergency Blue Light phone and, when answered, a male voice made obscene comments to the Operator.  Simultaneously, a custodian radioed the ERC to report witnessing three individuals at the same emergency phone; now leaving the scene.  Security Supervisors dispatched and were directed to the group's location by the custodian. The three students denied being involved in the incident and became uncooperative with Security when requested to provide identification.  Kingston City Police were requested to attend and arrived soon afterwards to attain ID. When asked how Security wanted to proceed, it was decided the incident would be forwarded to the AMS Judicial Committee - since the students' identity had now been established - and they were released.

There were about 280 incidents of Emergency Phone activations in 2003 categorized as "malicious" or "cause unknown" (also most often due to mischief).

September 13, 4:15 am: Campus - A custodian contacted Campus Security to report witnessing three males remove something from the exterior of Bruce Wing at Miller Hall.  The group fled the scene when he started to approach them and Security discovered the building's sign on the lawn when the area was checked.  The sign was later handed over to Physical Plant Services to be reattached.

September 11, 4:00 am: Leonard Hall - A Security Patrol, while on a routine check of Residences, reported finding a broken window in the entrance doors to Leonard Hall.  Security Supervisors confirmed the lower pane of steel wire reinforced glass appeared to have been kicked in, but did not pose an immediate safety or security problem. Arrangements were made to have the glass replaced for the next business day.

September 9, 6:30 am: Biosciences Complex - A staff member reported the driver's side window of his vehicle was smashed while parked on Arch Street. Nothing appeared missing from inside and a report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

September 8, 4:05 pm: Student Housing Area - A caller reported witnessing two individuals walking on Division Street, spray painting various items as they passed by.  Security and Kingston City Police were informed and the Security Supervisor located the suspects within 5 minutes. KPD were updated and officers were on scene soon afterwards. Security cleared the call when Police arrived at about 4:16 pm.

September 7, 8:25 pm: JDUC - The ERC received a report of damage to the electronic sign on the south side of the JDUC and it has stopped working.  Security Supervisors attended and confirmed there was a small hole in the sign, likely caused by a thrown object. 

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.


ANIMAL RELATED:

September 30, 12:29 am: Student Housing Area - The AMS Walkhome desk contacted the ERC to report one of their teams was with an injured cat on Union Street near Collingwood.  It had been struck by a car and was conscious but seriously injured. The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene while the Emergency Report Center contacted off-duty Humane Society staff to attend. Although Security had to leave the area 20 minutes later, tenants from a nearby house waited with the cat until the Humane Society arrived a short time later.

September 25, 9:35 am: Student Housing Area - A student residing in a Queen's owned house reported their kitten had entered a hole in the basement wall a day and half earlier and, although they could hear it meowing on the other side, the kitten didn't seem able to find its way back.  The Security Supervisor attended and checked outside the connecting house next door - also Queen's owned - where he spotted the kitten through a window. An Apartment & Housing staff person was contacted and reported he would attend to retrieve the kitten and turn it over to the owners.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

September 29, 5:30 pm: Victoria Hall - A resident contacted Security to report this morning he noticed his bicycle was missing from where it had been locked to the D-wing bike racks.  It is a red CCM X-Volt Mountain bike.

September 29, 10:55 am: Student Housing Area - A student reported her blue Nakamura bicycle had been stolen from where it had been left locked up outside her house overnight.

September 28, 3:30 pm: McArthur Hall - A student reported his red CCM "Ex-Terra" bike - with a red and black seat - was stolen from the racks sometime between Sept 25 and 28.

September 27, 11:00 am: Chernoff Hall - A staff member reported being able to see a bicycle on the roof of Chernoff Hall from their office window. Physical Plant Services was informed but later reported neither they nor the Parking Department respond to such incidents, so the Security Supervisors accessed the roof, retrieved the bike, placed it in a nearby compound, and informed the Parking Department (who maintain the campus bike lockup) of its location.

September 27, 8:00 am: PhysEd Centre - Campus Security was informed a bicycle had been stolen sometime between September 18 and 25 from where it had been chained to the bike racks in front of the building.  It is a green Mountain bike with "Hard Rock/Strategy" written on it.

September 26, 7:15 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A resident reported his white & orange Supercycle XTI bicycle was stolen from outside the bike compound where he'd locked it to the fence with a wire lock. 

September 26, 4:35 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported her blue bicycle was stolen about 2 days earlier from where it had been locked to the bike racks outside.  

September 26, 1:50 pm: Residences - A student reported his blue & white bicycle was stolen during the night from outside his house located on the northern edge of Main Campus. 

September 25, 5:00 pm: Stauffer Library - A student contacted the ERC to report the seat was stolen from his bike sometime within the previous two hours while it was locked to the racks outside the library. The caller also observed other bikes nearby had missing seats as well.

September 25, 1:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported his bike was stolen from his house near the northern edge of main campus where it had been secured to his porch with a cable lock. It is a red Supercycle, with front & rear shocks, and a black & orange seat. The caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 25, 11:15 am: Student Housing Area - A student reported a Red Norco bike - with front & rear shocks but without a seat - was stolen from their home located between main campus and the lake.  It had been secured with a cable lock at the side of their house.

September 24, 1:00 am: Botterell Hall - A student emailed a bike theft report to Security, stating her black mountain bike - with a small blue pouch on the center frame - had been stolen from the bike racks outside Botterell Hall on September 22 between 2:30 and 5:30 that afternoon.

September 22, 5:52 pm: Botterell Hall - A student reported her bike was stolen from the racks outside the building between 2:30 and 5:30 pm.  It is a green "Hunter" mountain bike with black handles.  The caller was also advised to file a report with City Police.

September 20, 10:30 am: An Clachan Complex - A student reported his blue (with red lettering) Sportek mountain bike was stolen from the bike racks outside the complex. He was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 20, 11:29 am: Waldron Tower - A student reported his bicycle was stolen from he'd locked it to the Residence bike racks out front sometime between 10 pm the previous evening and 11:00 am that morning.   It is a black "Tomahawk" mountain bike.

September 18, 11:15 pm: Leonard Hall - A caller reported his blue & white "Infinity" bicycle was stolen while locked to the racks outside Leonard Hall.  He was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police. 

September 18, 10:50 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported her black & grey "Gary Fisher" bicycle (serial# 33750812U) was stolen sometime overnight from where it had been left in the Residence's bike compound.

September 17, 4:25 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen from the Residence's compound overnight. It is a red 71-1276 "Supercycle".

September 14, 10:50 pm; MacDonald Hall - A student reported his black & silver "Oryx 80" bicycle was recently stolen from the bike racks outside the building. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

September 14, 7:35 am: Dupuis Hall - Campus Security received an email report that a bike was stripped of parts while locked to the bicycle racks outside the building.

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. Check out our "locking up your bicycle" page for some helpful tips.
There were 31 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2003, 51 in 2002, 52 in 2001 and 36 such reports in 2000.


SUSPICIOUS PERSON / ACTIVITY:

September 29, 12:30 am: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report of three individuals who might be checking out bicycles locked up outside student houses on University Avenue.  A brief description was provided but a search by Security of the street and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating them.

September 27, 7:35 pm: Jean Royce 1 - The ERC received a report of a suspicious man walking around the Residence's parking lot, appearing to try and open doors some of the parked vehicles' doors.  Security Supervisors attended immediately but were unable to locate the individual after checking all West Campus parking lots - subsequent checks throughout the night were also clear.  
The suspect was described as being in his early 40s with slicked back hair, khaki pants and carrying a bag.

September 23, 8:30 pm: Residences - A Residence staff member reported observing a man selling liquor to students and not appearing to check ID.  The caller was advised to inform Kingston City Police while Security attended the scene and spoke to the individual who was initially uncooperative but eventually provided some information.  Those details were provided to KPD by Security and one of their Officers was seen speaking to the suspect soon afterwards.

September 21, 12: 30 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing off campus contacted the ERC to report seeing a few individuals in neighbours' back yards. It appeared they may be picking up items but it was unclear they had permission to do so.  The houses were not Queen's owned and the area was out of the department's jurisdiction, so the caller was transferred to Kingston City Police. However the Security Supervisor checked the area and observed the individuals knocking on doors and speaking to the residents before gathering (unwanted?) items from outside the house.

September 20, 2:30 pm: Stauffer Library - A student contacted the ERC to report having seen a man sitting inside a parked car just outside the library at about 2:55 pm and saw he was still in the car when she walked by again at 3:50 pm.  He was not doing anything that appeared suspicious, but the student wanted to ensure we were aware . The Security Supervisor attended and found the vehicle in question but it was unoccupied. 

September 17, 11:40 am: Campus - A staff member contacted Security to report having seen a suspicious man who appeared to be closely checking out bike racks on campus.  The caller observed the man slowly walking a bicycle along Stuart Street while checking out bikes secured at the racks outside Etherington Hall, KGH, and Botterell Hall.  The individual was seen leaving Campus before a call to the ERC was placed, and a subsequent search by  Security was unsuccessful in locating the man.

He was described as being in his 40s, about 6' tall with a very thin build and slicked-back dark brown hair.  He also had a burgundy red backpack on his back that was partially open and appeared to be empty.

September 4, 9:15 am: Residence - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report an unruly man was inside the lobby yelling obscenities. The Security Supervisor dispatched to attend and then the desk clerk reported the individual had just left after kicking over a bunch of boxes.  Security confirmed the individual had left the building and was no where in sight.

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 .


UNARMED ALARM SYSTEM:

September 28, 6:00 am: Campus - A Security Patrol, while doing an interior building check, found an alarmed area with an unarmed system. The Security Supervisor was informed, attended, ensured the area was secure, and armed the alarm system.

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.


TRESPASSING AT NIGHT NEAR A DWELLING HOUSE:

September 28, 3:00 am: Student Housing Area - A student residing on Johnson Street reported he'd caught an unknown man looking in his window.  When the individual realized he'd been noticed, he left and was seen looking into a neighbour's window.  Security was informed and the caller was transferred to Kingston City Police dispatch. (there is no indication this report is related to a similar incident, reported below)
The suspect was described as a Caucasian male about 5'8" tall, with a scruffy beard and wearing a blue hat.

September 25, 12:20 am: Student Housing Area - A student living near main campus reported seeing an unknown male individual outside her bedroom window. He'd said something to her and then appeared to take a photograph, at which point she heard a second man's voice before they left the area.  The caller was transferred to Kingston City Police and Security Supervisors attended to meet the student. Security did a complete check of the front and back yards and then ensured doors and windows were secure.  No suspects were found in the area and the student was advised to contact the ERC immediately if the individuals returned or she required any other assistance.  City Police had indicated an officer would also attend to take a report.

September 22, 10:55 pm: Adelaide Hall - A don contacted the ERC to report having seen a man looking in a window at the Residence.  When the individual noticed he'd been spotted, he quickly left the area and was seen driving away in a grey pick up truck.  Suspect and vehicle details were provided to Security - there were no subsequent sightings for the remainder of the night. 

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).


THEFT UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

September 27, 1:40 pm: Campus - A grad student contacted Campus Security to report he'd left his belongings unattended on Tindall Field while he went to get a drink at nearby MacCorry Hall, and returned to find they'd been stolen.  The property included a white Apple-Eye laptop computer w. its black laptop shoulder bag, and a white & green fleece Adidas jacket.

September 26, 6:50 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his laptop computer was stolen inside the library while it was left unattended for about 20 minutes..  It is a black & grey LGX Notebook.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

September 21, 11:30 am: Jean Royce Hall - While attending a medical assist incident, the Security Supervisor was informed a small black purse had been stolen from the Residence's cafeteria between 10:00 and 10:30 am that morning.

September 14, 4:30 pm: Campus - A student reported he may have lost (or had stolen) a HP735 digital camera w. a memory card while at the Queen's sidewalk sale on September 10th. He was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

September 10, 10:25 pm: Campus - A student reported her "Roxy" brand wallet - with red/pink lining - was stolen during the concert on campus. It contained her ID, keys, and a cell phone. The caller was also provided with the phone number for Kingston City Police to file a report with their department.

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.


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

September 27, 11:32 am: Campus - A staff member reported an ITS data projector was stolen while left unattended in a campus building, sometime between September 23 and 24.  It is a NEC VT660 projector, serial# 3300206FD.

September 17, 4:55 am: JDUC - An active intrusion alarm was indicated for the Post Office and Security was informed to attend.  Upon arrival it was observed the entrance door glass had been smashed out and there was damage to the lock, but no one was in the area. Kingston City Police and a Post Office contact person were requested to attend, and both parties were on scene a short time later.  It was discovered that some property had been stolen and the Police IDENT Unit attended to collect evidence. Physical Plant Services was also requested to make repairs to the door.

September 11, 1:15 pm: JDUC - A caller reported witnessing a group of males - he identified as students - steal equipment from a custodial cart and then run out of the building. Security Supervisors dispatched to the scene and recovered the property.

September 9, 7:05 pm: JDUC - A caller reported some theater props were stolen from a 2nd floor office in the building. Although there were a number of items inside the room, the only things taken were a "12 pack of beer" prop and a bag of wigs. 

September 4, 4:17 am: Campus - A Security Patrol reported observing a group of individuals wheeling two carts from outside the Watts Hall Residence with a sheet covering some items on the carts. The Security Supervisor responded and as they arrived on scene the group spotted the vehicle and ran off.  The carts were inspected and a brown leather couch and a wooden dresser were found under the blankets - both were believed to belong to Watts Hall..  Maintenance staff were contacted to pick up and return the items and Residence staff were informed of the attempted theft.

September 2, 3:31 am: Ban Righ Hall - Sodexo staff contacted the ERC to report three males had just stolen some uniforms and dinner plates from the kitchen area - two on foot and one on a bicycle.  A description was provided and mobile Security staff soon spotted the group on Stuart Street.  When the Security vehicle was noticed, the individual on the bike jumped off and ran into a nearby house where he closed the door and turned off the lights. The two on foot continued on, but soon returned to the area where they were question by Security.  They initially denied involvement but eventually revealed where the stolen plates were stashed (already found and returned by kitchen staff). The ERC received a call later that morning from a student who discovered the stolen uniform in his recycling bin. It was picked up and delivered to Ban Righ kitchen staff by Security.

September 1, 2:20 pm: Dupuis Hall - An intrusion alarm for A/V equipment in the building activated at the ERC and Security was informed to attend. A contact person in the building was also called and reported he would attend the alarmed room as well. Upon arrival, both parties confirmed an audible alarm and then noted a projector had been forcibly removed from the ceiling. The building was searched but no suspect were located.  Kingston City Police were informed - an officer attended to take an initial report and their IDent Unit arrived later in the day to collect evidence.

It is a light gray N E C VT540 model projector ( Serial # 1600835SF) with "Queen`s University" engraved on it.

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.
 


POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY:

September 27, 9:05 am: Residences - The Queen's Parking Department reported finding a vehicle with a stolen parking permit in a Residence lot.  The car was subsequently towed from the parking lot a short time later.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

September 27, 2:50 am: Leggett Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was determined the active zone corresponded to a 4th floor common room which was found to be filled with smoke due to a burnt bag of popcorn discovered in the microwave.  KFD used fans to clear most of the smoke from the area and Security reset the fire alarm system at 3:06 am.

September 27, 12:55 am: Victoria Hall - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report just witnessing 5 individuals set fire to a portable washroom outside Vic Hall and then run off. Security & KFD were informed to attend with the Security Supervisor arriving first to find the portable toilet completely engulfed in flames inside and beginning to melt the outside of the unit. KFD were on scene soon afterwards and quickly extinguished the flames.  A search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating the perpetrators.

September 24, 2:10 am: McNeill House - An fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend.  Soon after arriving it was discovered a pull station had been activated maliciously just inside the North exterior door.  Security reset the system and KFD cleared at 2:22 am.

September 23, 11:40 pm: Beamish Monroe - A student reported a tree stump was smoldering just outside the building. Security located the stump and put it out with a fire extinguisher.

September 22, 11:09 pm: JDUC - An active fire alarm was indicated for the building and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arrival it was determined a pull station had been maliciously activated near Alfie's Pub and the system was reset.

September 18, 1:21 am: Gordon Brockington House - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was soon discovered a pull station had been activated maliciously just inside the east doors facing Leonard Field.  The alarm system was reset by Security and KFD cleared the scene by about 1:28 am.

September 15, 7:00 pm: Jean Royce Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was determined a detector had activated just outside a common room, likely due to cooking nearby.  The system was reset by Security at around 7:10 pm and KFD cleared the scene.

September 11, 3:25 am: Off Campus - A student contacted the Emergency Report Center to report her off campus apartment appeared to be filled with smoke although there was no burning smell.  She was advised to exit the building and the ERC contacted the Kingston Fire Department to attend. At 3:38 am the student called back to confirm KFD was on scene, adding that a young male was seen fleeing the area with a fire extinguisher - possibly the source of the smoky substance. She was transferred to Kingston City Police to file a mischief report and provide a description of the suspect.

September 1, 10:54 am: On/Off Campus - A staff member contacted the ERC from a Mackintosh Corry Hall safety phone to report a vehicle was on fireVehicle Fire at MacCorry parking lot in the MacCorry lot.  Security & KFD were informed to attend and subsequent calls to the ERC confirmed a car on fire at the west side of the lot, near Tindall Field.  KFD were on scene within a few minutes and extinguished the flames.  Parking Department staff waiting with the vehicle for a short time, in case the owner returned, but later had it towed from the scene.

At 11:38, a staff member at McArthur Hall informed the ERC of a vehicle fire in their North parking lot.  Security & KFD were informed to attend, but as they arrived in the area smoke and fire were seen in the North lot of nearby Donald Gordon Center. They attended that lot to extinguish a vehicle fire, thinking it was the same one just reported.  However the staff member at McArthur soon called to confirm a fire had occurred at the McArthur lot, but was extinguished by some before KFD or Security were near enough to see the smoke there. Security & KFD attended the McArthur lot to confirm the fire was completely extinguished, and determined in fact two vehicle parked beside each other had been set on fire.

Just as KFD were about to clear that call, their dispatch contacted them to attend a vehicle fire in the St. Mary's Hospital parking lot - located off Union Street between main and west campus. A half hour later KFD were dispatched to another vehicle set ablaze in the Wolfe Island Ferry parking lot on Ontario Street. These fires were intentionally set - as were a number of other fires elsewhere in the city - and both KFD and Kingston City Police are investigating the incidents.

Pictures from the first vehicle fire at MacCorry Lot / S8

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.


GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

September 26, 7:25 pm: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor observed an accident scene at the corner of Albert & Union Streets. Both KPD and Regional Ambulance were informed by the ERC and it was later reported only minor injuries were sustained by the drivers.

September 26, 7:45 am: Campus - A caller reported she and other students lined up to register for a class were being harassed by a small group of intoxicated males nearby.  The Security Supervisor attended and located the males in question, who quickly entered the JDUC when they spotted him approaching.  The group left behind some open alcohol and a backpack which was taken into possession by Security. Soon afterwards one of the individuals returned to the scene and - after being cautioned about his earlier behaviour - apologized, provided ID, and had his backpack returned to him.


BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE:

September 25, 11:30 am: Student Housing Area - A student filed a report that their house near campus had been broken into two nights ago. A computer and other miscellaneous property was stolen and Kingston City Police had attended.

September 10, 1:55 pm: Off Campus - A student informed Campus Security that his house near campus was broken into and a laptop computer stolen. Kingston City Police had also been informed and attended to take a report.

September 6, 9:45 pm: (Various reports related to B&E activity in the Student Housing Area)
- At 12:50 am, Kingston City Police indicated they were trying to contact a student in regards to a possible break-in at a house located near main campus. 
- At about 5:00 am, the ERC received a call from an individual reporting he'd just spotted a man who appeared to be attempted to break into a house near campus, but fled when he realized he was being watched. The caller was transferred to Kingston City Police and Security staff informed.  
- At 09:59, while involved in an unrelated incident, Security was informed that a student's home had been broken into overnight on Johnson Street a few blocks from Queen's campus.

Please ensure that your doors and windows are locked at all times and that your curtains are drawn. Report any suspicious activity around your home or Residence immediately to the Emergency Report Center (533-6111) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

September 23, 7:55 pm: West Campus - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report a student had their vehicle broken into while it was parked in the lot near the tennis courts.  Security Supervisors attended and located the vehicle, which had its side door lock punched out and a stereo stolen from inside along with damage to the dash and interior light. The vehicle owner was on scene and advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.  Security checked other vehicles in the lot but there were no other signs of damage or break-in.

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.


HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT:

September 23, 3:11 pm: Campus - A student reported he was struck from behind by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle on the side of University Avenue near the corner of Bader Lane (Queen's Crescent).  The driver stopped (to ensure he was okay) and recorded the student's name and address before driving away. The student - who suffered minor cuts and scrapes from falling off the bike - attended Student Health before going to his Residence and contacting Security about the incident.


ATTEMPTED THEFT:

September 23, 1:00 am: Ellis Hall - A student reported seeing two individuals run out of a lab carrying window blinds.  The suspects then dropped the blinds outside the building and then fled the scene.  Security Supervisors were on a priority call so a Student Patrol was dispatched to retrieve the blinds and meet with the witness to collect additional information.

September 17, 2:55 pm: Student Housing Area - KPD Dispatch contacted the ERC to request Security meet an Officer just off campus where three students were being detained in regards to an attempted theft.  The Security Supervisor met the Officer and was informed the students had apparently entered a business - which was closed at the time, but had a door ajar - and tried to take a chair from inside.  The Officer reported he would not charge the student criminally until the owner could be spoken to, but it was decided the incident may be passed to the AMS Judicial Court for review.

September 14, 1:20 am: Campus - Kingston City Police Dispatch requested Campus Security meet one of their officers at a location near main campus. When Security Supervisors arrived, they were informed an intoxicated student was in custody after being witnessed breaking into a parked car by KGH Security.  Police considered charging him with attempted theft but it was later decided the student would be turned over to a Residence don for the night and the incident followed up by the University on the following day. Incident was subsequently passed to the AMS Judicial Court for review.


ASSAULT:

September 15, 11:15 pm: Student Housing Area - AMS Walkhome informed the Emergency Report Center that one of their teams had observed one or two intoxicated and aggressive males picking fights with people walking near main campus. Security Supervisors attended and confirmed one of the males in particular was acting aggressively - they managed to speak to him briefly but he became belligerent and continued trying to pick a fight with people in the area, both males and females.  Kingston City Police were requested to attend and Security kept the individuals distracted until officers arrived. The one male was ID'd, arrested, and then transported from the scene by Police at 11:45 pm.

September 5, 3:00 am: Campus/Student Housing Area - Campus Security received an email from an individual reporting he had been assaulted while walking near and onto main campus.  The man stated he was walking on Division Street headed towards Union St. from Johnson, when a came upon a group of four males - he believes were Queen's students - throwing piles of garbage into the street. 

As he walked past the group, one of the individuals ran up and made some comments that the man ignored and kept walking.  About a block away from Stauffer Library, the assailant threw an object at the back of his head. It was later determined to be a one foot square piece of particle board with a piece of metal sticking out of it.  

At that point his attacker was joined by the other three males from the original group and they disappeared in another direction. The man reported he was not seriously injured in the assault but wanted to file a report as the attack was unprovoked and he believes the assailant was a Queen's student. The victim is not affiliated with Queen's but stated that he could have been mistaken for a student as he was walking in the dark.

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 (previous) website (this year's site under construction), 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 emergency "blue light" phone, payphone or assistance phone .


DRIVE-BY EGGING:

September 14, 11:20 pm: Campus - The ERC received a report that occupants of a vehicle on or near campus had thrown eggs at pedestrians as they drove by.  Security searched the area but was unable to relocate the vehicle. Security Patrols, Custodial staff and Kingston City Police were informed of the incident and provided with a vehicle description - no subsequent incidents were reported during the that night.

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:

September 6, 9:56 pm: Union Street - The ERC received a call from a student reporting she had been walking on Union Street an hour earlier when she noticed a man who appeared to be masturbating in the bushes just east of the entrance to St Mary's Hospital.  The student did not get a good look at the suspect but briefly described him as being a Caucasian male wearing a ball cap and shiny dark colored sport shorts.  She was also transferred to Kingston City Police.  No subsequent sightings were reported.

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 (previous) website (this year's site under construction), 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 emergency "blue light" phone, payphone or assistance phone .


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