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ARCHIVE: October 2004

BREAK & ENTER - HOUSE / RESIDENCES:

October 31, 7:11 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported to Security that someone entered his house through an unlocked front door, grabbed a backpack from the living room - containing library books and school notes - and left unnoticed.  The victim stated their house was also broken into about a week and a half earlier, and a backpack stolen in a similar manner. In that incident the pack contained cash, glasses and school notes.

October 29, 1:01 am: Residences - A Residence don reported a student's room appeared to have been broken into and some personal property stolen.  The Security Supervisor attended the scene and then requested Kingston City Police also be called in.  It was reported the student left his room for a couple of hours and returned to discover his window screen had a 12 to 15 inch slice in it and a silver Power Book, its carrying case, and a Canon Power-Shot 40 Digital camera were missing from the room.

October 23, 4:30 pm: Residences - A student reported a computer and monitor were stolen from their room while they were away. The computer CPU was black and possibly Compaq model and the accompanying monitor was a "BenQ" flat panel screen. Kingston City Police were also informed and an officer attend to take a report.

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).


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

October 31, 2:20 am: Campus - A Security Patrol contacted their Supervisor to report witnessing two individuals remove a rear-view mirror from a vehicle parked on Bader Lane.  Security Supervisors met up with the two males a short distance away. They were cooperative, provided student identification, and admitted breaking off the mirror but claimed it was an accident.  Security took possession of the mirror and left a note on the vehicle for the owner to contact our department.

October 25, 3:45 am: Victoria Hall - A Residence staff member reported two male individuals were caught breaking into a janitorial closet and tossing supplies around the hallway.  The two fled when confronted and were not recognized by any of the students as belonging on that floor. Residence maintenance staff were requested to attend and return the property where it belonged and the suspects' descriptions were provided to Security and to the front desk clerk.

October 24, 11:20 am: Richardson Stadium - A student reported his vehicle was damaged while parked at the stadium during the previous day's game. According to the caller, there were a number of 8"-10" wide dents on the roof of his car. He was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police. 

October 23, 8:15 pm: PhysEd Centre - While on mobile patrol of main campus, Security Supervisors observed an individual who appeared to be doing something to the outside of the PEC building.  The individual left the scene and security inspected the wall where they observed a profanity and "Queen's" had been spray painted - a strong smell of fresh spray paint was also noticed.  Another area was also found spray painted and a design had been scrawled on an exterior door in thick black marker.

Two individuals - neither Queen's students - were encountered at the scene, and although they declined being involved with the vandalism one of the individuals was observed casually tossing aside a can of spray paint. The two suspects were evasive when asked to provide identification and Kingston City Police were requested to attend. Officers arrived soon afterwards and later reported finding two more cans of spray paint and a thick black marker in the suspects' pants, at which point both were placed under arrest for Mischief. Security also issued the two individuals with Notices of Prohibition, banning them from Queen's property.

October 23, 8:15 am: PhysEd Centre - A student contacted the ERC to report a vehicle parked on the north side of the PEC had its back windshield shattered.  Security attended to record the incident and instructed the ERC to inform Kingston City Police.

October 23, 2:15 am: JDUC - Walkhome staff contacted the ERC to report the glass in a north-side exterior door had been smashed.  Security attended, confirmed the report and had a contractor attend for repairs as the shattered glass still in the frame posed a safety hazard.

October 23, 2:15 am: Dupuis Hall - While on patrol of main campus, Security staff discovered the lower pane of an exterior door had been shattered, allowing the building to be accessible.  A contractor was called in to make repairs.

October 18, 4:27 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported someone attempted to cut the lock on her bike sometime during the previous week. Then today she noticed the brake wires had been cut. 

October 16, 12:10 pm: Gordon House - A caller reported glass in the north-east entrance to the Residence had been smashed and required someone to attend and board up the opening. A PPS tradesman was called in and finished making temporary repairs by 1:55 pm.

October 15, 11:55 pm: Harkness Hall - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report receiving calls that some individuals had smashed windows at this Residence. Security Supervisors were informed and arrived to find the main entrance window had been smashed. The Victoria Hall desk was contacted and asked to have Residence maintenance personnel attend for clean up and repair.

October 15, 11:25 pm: McNeill House - The ERC received calls reporting the sound of smashing glass outside the Residence - Security Supervisors attended and found a large window in the front entrance had been smashed. Witnesses reported a lone male suspect was seen running towards Gordon Brockington after kicking the window. Custodial services were contacted for clean up and a repair notice sent to Physical Plant Services for the next work day, since the building was still secure.

October 8, 2:25 am: Jeffrey Hall - The ERC received a report that 4 individuals were seen to walk up to a parked bicycle and jump on it before leaving the scene.  A brief description was provided but Security was unable to relocate the group. They checked the bicycle and confirmed its rear tire was significantly damaged. 

October 7, 11:55 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A custodian reported discovering an interior office window had been smashed. Security Supervisors attended and determined no entry had been gained. A contract company was called in and made temporary repairs for the night - Physical Plant Services were informed to have the glass replaced the next business day.

October 1, 7:07 am: PhysEd Centre - Staff contacted the ERC to report they'd discovered a washroom had been vandalized.  Security attended and confirmed soap dispensers, signs, and a stall partition were all damaged. Physical Plant Services were informed to make repairs. 

The first suspect was described as having blond hair, about 5'8" tall with a skinny build and was wearing a beige jacket and black pants. The second male is also described as having a skinny build and had brown wavy hair - at the time of this incident he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a large beaded necklace.

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.


INDECENT ACT:

October 31, 12:20 am: Off Campus - AMS Walkhome staff contacted the ERC to report one of their teams had seen a naked man dancing in City Park, just east of Main Campus. The Security Supervisor was informed and the caller transferred to Kingston City Police dispatch. There were no subsequent reports that night.

October 12, 2:00 pm: Off Campus - A student contacted Security to report witnessing an indecent exposure incident at Lake Ontario Park, west of Queen's property.  The caller stated she was running laps near a ball diamond when she spotted an unknown man close by. On her second lap of the area, the student observed that the man was masturbating at which point she left and contacted Campus Security. After confirming the student was okay, the Security Supervisor informed her of various safety services offered by the department and advised she also file a report with Kingston City Police since the incident took place off campus.

If you have had a similar experience, please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and the Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

October 30, 2:25 am: Campus - While on foot patrol of campus, a Security Patrol encountered a small group of students around an unconscious female outside Ontario Hall. Security Supervisors & QFA were informed to attend and learned upon arrival the individual had been partying that night and was not a Queen's student. The individual remained unresponsive, so Regional Ambulance was contacted and she was taken to KGH by paramedics. 
Campus Security attended five medical assistance incidents over the weekend - four of which involved excess alcohol consumption, and two requiring an ambulance.

October 23, 11:54 pm: Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report her friend had walked to her Residence after being injured at a house party near main campus and is now experiencing some back pain. The caller reported the student was injured when she fell off a balcony and landed on a male standing below her. The ERC provided her with some options and it was decided Security would transport her to KGH Emerg. Security also attended the off-campus house where the incident occurred to speak with the tenant, and he reported the male had also been injured and taken to hospital. 

October 16, 12: 35 am: Residences - A desk clerk requested Security assist with an intoxicated student who just arrived in a cab outside.  The Security Supervisors arrived and assisted her to her room where she was left in care of a Don for the night.
Security attended 9 incidents categorized as "Medical Assist" over the weekend, with 3 involving excess alcohol consumption.

October 9, 12:25 am: West Campus - The ERC received a call reporting an injured and unconscious individual was on the north side of Jean Royce Hall.  Security & Regional Ambulance were informed to attend with Security Supervisors first on scene and confirmed the individual was injured and appeared intoxicated. It was soon determined he was not affiliated with Queen's and may have been involved in a fight off campus sometime during the night.  He was uncooperative with paramedics when they arrived and eventually Kingston City Police were called in to provide an escort to KGH.

October 8, 4:47 am: Residences - Campus Security responded to four medical assists in Residence between midnight and 5:00 am, all related to alcohol consumption and one involving an individual found covered in smashed bananas..

October 1-3: Campus - Security responded to 8 incidents categorizes as Medical Assistance during the weekend. 6 of these incidents involved alcohol consumption.

Campus Security attended to approximately 24 incidents categorized as "Medical Assistance" between October 22 and 24 (Fri-Sun), of which 20 involved excessive alcohol consumption - in addition to a variety of other alcohol related incidents.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

October 29, 10:55 pm: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm sounded at the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. The alarm panel indicated the active zone was located on the 6th floor where they found a heavy scented smell in the air.  Security reset the detector and KFD cleared the scene.
Later that night, the ERC was informed the alarm may have been set off by some students who were using Axe deodorant spray..

October 29, 12:04 pm: Watts Hall - An active fire alarm was received for the Residence and both KFD and Security notified to attend. Upon arrival, they were informed a fire had broken out in the laundry room, but it was soon determined there was no actual fire but smoke had been emanating from a washing machine.  KFD used fans to clear out the smoke and the fire alarm system was reset by Security.

October 28, 3:30 pm: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend.  Soon after their arrival, the ERC was informed a smoke detector was set off by some burnt toast on the 9th floor.  Security reset the alarm and KFD cleared the scene.

October 24, 3:35 pm: Jean Royce Hall -  An active fire alarm was indicated for the residence and Security & KFD were informed. They attended the active zone on the 1st floor and determined a detector had activated due to cooking smoke in the kitchen area.  The Security Supervisor reset the alarm system at 3:48 and KFD cleared the scene.

October 24, 4:00 am: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and the ERC informed both Security & KFD to attend. Upon arrival it was soon discovered a pull station had been activated maliciously at the north end of the 11th floor. Security reset the alarm system at 4:18 am and KFD cleared the scene.

October 17, 2:14 am: Leonard Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and Security (elsewhere on campus attending to a medical assist) & KFD were informed. The arrived to discover a pull station had been activated maliciously near the west-most entrance.  The system was reset by Security but required an electrician to be called in to restore the system completely.

October 14, 2:30 am: Student Housing Area - A student contacted the ERC to report someone had set fire to their garbage outside, but it had since been extinguished and KFD informed. The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed there were signs that two small fires had been lit about 100 feet apart on that street.

October 14, 2:05 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported seeing a small fire - about 2 feet high - underneath a vehicle parked near the corner of William Street and University Avenue.  Security and KFD attended the scene where the fire was put out and, with the assistance of City Police, were able to inform the owner - a Queen's student residing nearby.  It appeared someone had set fire to some newspapers under the vehicle which caused smoke damage inside the car and unknown damage to the undercarriage. While finishing up this incident, a student came by to report another fire was just extinguished by a barbeque outside a University Avenue house. Kingston City Police are investigating.

October 13, 10:54 am: Leonard Hall - A fire alarm activated at the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. They arrived to find the active zone was located in a mechanical room on the roof, although there were no signs of smoke or fire when they arrived there. However the room was quite warm and had activated a heat sensor which Physical Plant Services was contacted to replace. 

October 12, 2:15 am: Victoria Hall - The ERC received an active fire alarm indication for the Residence and contacted Security & KFD to attend. Upon arrival they determined a zone had activated in the basement and soon afterwards discovered someone had emptied a fire extinguisher for no apparent reason.  An electrician had to be called in to reset the system and the emptied fire extinguisher was handed over to EH&S to be refilled. 

October 9, 5:05 pm: Morris Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. The Security  Supervisor met with KFD as they arrived and together checked the first floor where it was learned cooking smoke had set off a hallway detector.  The fire department ventilated the area and Security reset the alarm system at 5:23 pm.

October 7, 7:35 pm: John Orr Tower - An active fire alarm was indicated for the building and Security, KFD and Apartment & Housing staff were informed.  It was eventually determined the alarm was caused by cooking smoke setting off a detector. The system was reset by Security who cleared the incident at 8:17 pm.

October 3, 1:06 pm: Chown Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. They were met by Residence staff who reported the alarm was caused by cooking smoke on the ground floor.  KFD set up fans to ventilate the Residence and Security reset the alarm system.

October 2, 7:50 pm: Chown Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was determined the alarm was caused by cooking smoke on the second floor. Security reset the alarm system at 8:01 pm and KFD cleared the scene.

There were 47 fire alarm activations categorized as "malicious" in 2003. There were 32 such incidents in 2002, 28 in 2001, 27 in 2000, 19 in 1999 and 26 in 1998. Please see our Stats link for additional statistical information.


THEFT UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

October 29, 2:00 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported he'd left a briefcase type bag unattended for 5 minutes and returned to discover it had been stolen. The bag contained his wallet, Palm Pilot, and a library book.

On October 31 at 2:41 pm, the library's Commissionaire informed Security this bag was found and the owner contacted to pick it up. The caller was unsure what, if any, contents were still inside.

October 26, 11:28 am: Campus - A student's laptop computer was reported stolen to Campus Security.  It is a grey & black Gateway M500 laptop - serial# 1098419074.

October 6, 3:00 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A caller reported accidentally forgetting a set of keys in the building and when they returned they were gone. Items include two keys and a purple 64Mb Lexar-Media USB pen-drive.

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.


POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY:

October 29, 10:40 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - Parking staff reported locating a previously stolen parking permit inside a vehicle in the MacCorry lot. Security attended to record vehicle information and the Parking Department had it towed from campus soon afterwards.

October 18, 9:48 am: Campus - Parking staff contacted Security to report discovering a vehicle with a stolen parking permit. The Security Supervisor attended to record vehicle details and the car was towed from the lot.

October 4, 10:35 am: Goodes Hall - The Parking Department reported discovering a vehicle with a (stolen) parking permit that previously belonged to a vehicle broken into late the previous week. Security attended to record vehicle details and the Parking Department had a tow truck remove the vehicle from the lot.


MISCELLANEOUS:

October 28, 11:05 pm: Campus - The Emergency Report Center received a number of calls about a burning smell in and around various buildings on main campus. A call to the Kingston Fire Department revealed the roof of the Post Office downtown was on fire and burning tar was likely the source of the smell on campus.


SUSPICIOUS PERSON / ACTIVITY:

October 28, 6:45 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A staff member contacted the ERC to report they were working alone in a locked office when an unknown male keyed his way in and entered the room. The individual seemed surprised to find someone inside, immediately turned around and left.  The staff member followed him into the hallway and asked why he had keys to that office. He claimed to be with Campus Security (and so had keys to all of campus) but then became flustered and fled down some nearby stairs.  The individual's clothing did not have any Security markings so the staff member contacted the ERC to confirm his identity.

The Security Supervisor was informed and dispatched immediately to the scene accompanied by a Student Patrol.  The area was searched and the staff member relayed a further description of the man who is not affiliated with Campus Security. Kingston City Police also attended to take a report and is investigating. 

The suspect was not located and Security escorted the staff member from campus later that evening.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male with brown hair, tall with a stocky build and student age. At the time of this incident he was wearing jeans, a yellow sweatshirt and a ball cap on backwards.

Staff and Students who may be working alone on campus should make themselves familiar with our department's Security Escort and Lone Worker Programs.

October 22, 11:00 am: Student Housing Area - A student contacted Campus Security in regards to a suspicious individual/vehicle encountered just off campus that morning. The caller reported he was dropping his girlfriend off at her home and noticed a van pull up behind him. As the student drove away, he observed through his rear view mirror that the van's driver leaned over to the passenger side and watched his girlfriend walk to her door. At that point the student turned around and pulled up behind the van which then drove away, pulling over periodically and then driving off again when the student parked behind him. After the van drove around in circles in the area for a while, the student went home and contacted Security. He was advised to inform his girlfriend of the incident and asked to ensure she was aware of the safety services provided by the University (walk home, campus escorts, lone worker program, etc). He was also directed to file a report with Kingston City Police with the vehicle information he had recorded.

The vehicle in question was a blue/green minivan and the driver appeared to be a middle age "scruffy looking" Caucasian male. 

Please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and the Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111 If you have had a similar experience.

October 21, 11:50 am: Botterell Hall - A student reported having observed suspicious individuals outside the building at the bike racks. According to the caller, one male about 20 years old was seen loitering at the racks, then a black vehicle pulled up and another male got out to join him as the vehicle pulled away. It appeared the two individuals realized they were being watched, and got back into the vehicle when it returned a short time later, in about the time it would have taken to drive around the block.  The vehicle then drove off campus.  Security was informed of the incident but no additional sightings were made or reported. Both suspects were wearing hoodies or rain coats at the time of the incident.

October 21. 8:34 am: Campus - A staff member reported a man had just been escorted out of a class room after becoming verbally abusive with the students inside. The suspect was still in the building at the time of the call and the Security Supervisor  was dispatched to the scene. The individual was then reported to have left the building and soon afterwards seen entering Stauffer Library.  Library staff were informed of the individual just as Security arrived and within a few seconds a request was made for Kingston City Police and Regional Ambulance to attend (as the man appeared to be slightly injured).  Security attempted to calm the suspect, but he soon became disruptive just as Police were arriving on scene. The man was handcuffed and transported from the building by Police at 8:42 am.  He was also issued a Notice of Prohibition by Security, banning him from University property.

October 20, 9:30 pm: Residences - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report an unknown man was inside the building, appearing intoxicated and causing a disturbance.  The Security Supervisor attended and was informed the suspect had already left. A don was requested to do a walk-through of the building, to confirm the individual had left, and Security left to search the surrounding area.  The suspect was located soon afterwards near City Park off Barrie Street, headed away from campus.  Kingston City Police were contacted and briefed on the individual's location and earlier actions at 9:47 pm.

October 15, 1:03 am: JDUC - A student contacted the ERC to report a suspicious man inside a vehicle parked outside the JDUC.  The caller stated noticing the man staring at her as she walked by and then heard him open his door, which led the student to believe he might begin to follow her. She pulled out her cell phone at that point and the individual was heard closing the door again.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and spoke to an individual believed to be the suspect reported.  He was advised a report had been filed and the Security Supervisor recorded his ID and vehicle details. 

October 5, 1:45 am: Campus - A student reported an unknown man pulled up beside her in a truck while she was walking on Campus and asked her an inappropriate question. She ignored him, entered the JDUC nearby, and was not followed.   The student reported a similar incident occurred a few weeks earlier at which time she also ignored the individual and he drove away. It is uncertain whether it is the same man in these two cases but in both instances the suspect was driving a dark colored pick-up truck, possibly red in colour.

Please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and the Queen's Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111 If you have had a similar experience

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their (former) 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 emergency "blue light" phone, payphone or assistance phone .

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.


ARSON:

October 26, 8:00 pm: Goodes Hall - The Emergency Report Center received a call that someone had set fire to the contents of a garbage can near the bus stop on Union Street.  The Security Supervisor attended the scene to discover a small fire in the container and doused the flames with the vehicle's fire extinguisher, followed up with a pail of water shortly afterwards.  

October 2 - 3 : Campus - KFD & Campus Security responded to three incidents over the weekend that involved dumpster contents being set on fire.  At thisDumpster fires on Campus time there are no suspects and the incidents are being investigated.

  • Oct. 2 - 4:03 am: A dumpster was reported on fire outside Grant Hall. KFD were informed and attended to douse the remaining flames.
  • Oct. 3 - 2:20 am: The ERC received a number of calls reporting a fire in a dumpster outside the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. KFD attended.
  • Oct. 3 - 2:36 am: A student called the ERC to report the contents of a dumpster outside Leonard Hall was on fire. KFD, in scene at the earlier Art Centre fire, responded to this incident and extinguished the flames.  KFD also contacted Kingston City Police to file a report. 

Pictures from the dumpster fires on Campus / S9


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

October 26, 11:30 am: McArthur Hall - A student contacted the ERC to report her older model red bike was stolen from the racks sometime within the past day or so.  A caller was also transferred to City Police to file a report with their department.

October 26, 11:00 am: McArthur Hall - A student reported an older model green street bicycle was stolen from where it had been secured with a wire coil rack outside, sometimes between 7:30 the previous evening and 11:00 that morning. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

October 27, 4:55 pm: Miller Hall -The ERC received a report of a suspicious male loitering and acting suspicious around the bikes at the racks outside Bruce Wing.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and spoke to the individual who claimed to be out for a walk and "checking out the girls".  When pressed, he provided identification and was then instructed to leave the property. Security monitored his progress to ensure he left campus and the bicycles in the rack were checked for any damage to the bikes or their locks.

October 26, 11:55 am: Botterell Hall - A staff member contacted the ERC to report another staff member asked him to report two males had just stolen a couple of bikes from the racks outside. The caller didn't witness the theft or suspects himself, and could only add that the individuals rode up Barrie Street and one had a red backpack.  The staff member who asked him to make this report was identified and contacted to provide more details. He reported likewise not witnessing the theft personally, but had been informed about it by a third staff member and he had asked the original caller to phone Security..  The person who witness the incident was not around at that time, but called Security at about 1:00 pm to confirm seeing two teenage males ride off on two bikes, although they weren't actually observed cutting the locks. 
The two were described as being Caucasian and around 16 or 17 years old, with dark hair and wearing ball caps and backpacks. 

At 1:04 pm, a student reported his black Norco "Bush Pilot" bicycle had been stolen from the Botterell Hall bike racks between 9:30 am and around noon.

At 5:15 pm, a casual employee contacted Security to report his black "Schwinn" BMX was stolen from the Botterell Hall racks sometime during the day.

October 26, 2:00 am: Leggett Hall - A Residence don reported seeing a man steal a bike that had been locked to the bicycle racks outside. He witnessed the suspect put a pair of bolt cutters into his backpack, jump on the bike and ride off after noticing he'd been observed.  The individual was briefly described as being a Caucasian male in his early 50s and was wearing a plastic-type jacket and a white cap. Security staff were informed but a search was unsuccessful in locating the thief.

The following evening a student reported she had just noticed her bike was missing from the building's bike racks where it had been locked up at about 9:00 pm the previous night. It is a turquoise colour CCM that is about 6 years old. The student was also transferred to City Police to file a report.

October 22, 7:30 pm: Louise D Acton - A student reported her bike was stolen from the bike racks outside. It is a white "Giant" bicycle and a blue bike helmet was also taken.

On the morning of the 25th, University staff at a Barrie Street house reported seeing a bike helmet in the backyard of the building beside them - property belonging to KGH.  KGH Security was informed and retrieved the helmet; subsequently determined to be the one reported stolen in the incident above. Queen's Security took possession of the helmet and are in the process of contacted its owner.

October 21, 7:55 pm: MacDonald Hall - A student reported her red "Kona Wolverine" bicycle was stolen sometime between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm that day. She also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

October 21, 5:30 pm: Chernoff Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen sometime between 11:00 and 11:30 that morning. It is a red "Kona Munimula" with red and white shocks on the front. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police by the owner.

October 19, 4:05 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported her bicycle had been stolen sometime during the previous week - possibly October 14.  It is a purple "Vector" mountain bike.

October 18, 10:00 am: An Clachan Complex - A caller reported their bike was stolen late the previous week. It is a blue women's bike of a German make and had a generator light on it.

October 17, 10:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported a bicycle was stolen from a house near main campus within the previous few hours. It is a silver and lime green "Trek 3500" (serial# C64AU402) that had been secured with a cable lock that was cut by the thief.

October 16, 11:00 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his bicycle was stolen from the bike racks sometime between 10:00 and 10:45 pm that day.  It is a silver bike with yellow pedals and a picture of a tomato on the seat. The caller was transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report with their department as well.

October 11, 10:25 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The ERC received a report that a bike had been stolen sometime between October 7 and 11.  During that time a green "Incline" 21 speed bike - with a rusty chain and metal tips on the upward facing handle bars - was taken from where it had been secured to the racks with a wire/coil lock.  The caller also filed a theft report with KPD.

October 8: 3:00 pm: Biosciences Complex - A student reported his silver "Mongoose" mountain bicycle was stolen from the racks sometime between 12:30 and 1:30 pm that day. The bike had a blue water bottle, yellow front shocks, and clear gel handles.

October 5, 5:29 pm: Biosciences Complex - 17:29 - The ERC received a report that a black GT Palamar bike was stolen from outside the building sometime between 2:30 and 5:15 pm that day. It had been secured to the racks with a cable lock that was cut by the thief.  He was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

October 4: Stauffer Library - A student reported his bike was stolen from where he'd locked it to the racks outside the library. Theft likely took place between 3:00 and 6:00 pm the previous day. It is a grey Norco "Wolverine" mountain bike with front shock and disk brakes.

October 4, 3:20 pm: Gordon House - A student reported his silver and black Norco "Scrambler" bicycle (serial# 03F004967) was stolen from the bike racks sometimes during the previous few days. The only thing left behind was a quick release front tire that was still secured to the racks by a Kryptonite cable lock.

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 via cell phone, assistance phone, pay phone or Emergency 'blue light' phone, etc.  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.


THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):

October 25, 3:00 pm: Campus - Staff report a camera owned by their department was stolen while accidentally left unattended for about 45 minutes during the previous day. It is a Canon GL2 camera - serial# 132620701035 - and a report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

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.
 


ASSAULT:

October 23, 3:45 pm: Richardson Stadium - A student from another University, while attending the football game, reported she had been assaulted and threatened during an altercation with an unknown male in the stands. The incident was confirmed by witnesses, but a search of the area was unsuccessful in locating the individual. City Police also spoke to the student but she declined to file a formal report.

October 24, 1:45 am: Residences - Residence staff contacted the ERC to report a female had been assaulted by a male individual.  The Security Supervisors attended and met with both parties. The injured student declined transport to KGH or to have Queen's First Aid attend, and did not wish to have City Police involved.  The perpetrator - an intoxicated student from another University - was escorted from the building and issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from Queen's Residences.


ATTEMPTED THEFT:

October 22, 2:35 am: JDUC - The ERC received a report that a group of individuals were seen taking chairs from inside the building and leaving with them - last seen headed towards Union Street.  Security staff were informed and located a couple of chairs just outside the JDUC - they were placed back inside the building. No suspects located.


ANIMAL RELATED:

October 20, 4:13 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a report that a kitten could be heard inside a van parked in the MacCorry lot.  The Security Supervisor attended and determined the kitten was inside/above the engine block under the hood and requested Parking staff determine the vehicle owner through its park permit number. Parking staff were called at home but unable to access that information. Security monitored the vehicle - to ensure the owner didn't return and start the vehicle & possibly injuring the kitten - and reported about 10 minutes later that the owner had arrived and the kitten released.


TRESPASSING AT NIGHT NEAR A DWELLING HOUSE:

October 15, 12:30 am: Student Housing Area - A student residing in a house near Main Campus reported seeing someone looking in her window.  The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and the caller was transferred to Kingston City Police. Both arrived at the same time and searched the area but no suspects were found. 

October 3, 1:54 am: Off Campus - A student residing north of the Student Housing Area called the ERC to report just spotting an unknown individual looking in her lower level bedroom window. The person left when she turned on the lights and she was unable to get a description of the suspect.  Due to the distance from main campus, the student was connected immediately with Kingston City Police dispatch.

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).


ATTEMPTED BREAK & ENTER:

October 13, 11:45 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing near Main Campus reported someone just tried to break into their house and was last seen headed towards campus.  Security Supervisors were informed and dispatched to search the area, but were unable to find anyone fitting the provided description. They met with the students at their home to get further details, and cleared the scene when KPD arrived a few minutes later.


GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

October 3, 1:55 pm: JDUC - A Student Constable contacted the ERC to request Security attend Alfie's Pub to assist with an unruly patron.  Security Supervisors dispatched to the building and arrived just as the individual was leaving the pub.

October 3, 12:55 am: JDUC - A Student Constable contacted the ERC to request assistance with an unruly patron in Alfie's Pub. Security Supervisors attended and spoke with the individual - who was not a Queen's student - and he agreed to leave.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

October 2, 1:31 pm: West Campus - A student reported her vehicle parked at the West Campus lot was broken into. The Security Supervisor met the caller and was informed a stereo, sports equipment and music CDs were missing.  While recording the damage to the vehicle - a smashed driver's side window - it was observed a KPD Officer had left a note indicating they had attended and taken possession of some items found at the scene. The student contacted KPD and made arrangements to retrieve her property.

October 1, 8:35 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The Parking Department requested Security meet their staff in the MacCorry parking lot where a vandalized vehicle was found. The Security Supervisor attended and were shown where the passenger side window was smashed out with some items scattered around inside. The owner was informed of the break-in and remaining personal items collected for safe keeping until the car could be moved.

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.


HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT:

October 1, 2:28 am: Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report a pedestrian had been struck by a car just outside Adelaide Hall.  Security & Regional Ambulance were informed to attend and a short time later Kingston City Police also arrived. The driver remained at the scene and the student hit by the car was transported by ambulance to Kingston General Hospital with minor injuries. Kingston City Police are investigating this incident.


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