/ BIKE PARTS THEFT:
November 30, 12:15 pm:
Botterell Hall - A student reported having left his bicycle secured
to the building's bike racks over the weekend and discovered Monday morning
(Nov 29th) it had been stolen. It's a nine year old black
"Nakamura" mountain bike with handlebar extensions and a bit of
white paint smeared on the handlebars and upper frame. A report was also
filed with Kingston City Police.
November 24, 10:30 am:
Douglas Library - A student attended the Security office to report
her bike had been stolen sometime between 1:30 and 3:30 pm the previous
day. It was a red Raleigh "Ambush" mountain bike (serial#
RP3311575) with black accents, black plastic fenders and a black bell that was
chained to the racks outside the library. The caller was also advised to
file a report with Kingston City Police.
November 19, 3:00 pm:
McLaughlin Hall - A caller reported the cable lock used to secure
her bicycle to the racks was cut and the bike was stolen. It is a black
(w. blue writing) "Kona" / "Yeehaw" hybrid bicycle with
the seat removed. The student was also advised to file a report with Kingston
November 17, 9:00 am: An Clachan Complex
- A student reported her bicycle was stolen sometime
between 5:00 pm the previous day and that morning. The bike had been
secured to a fence with a cable lock that had been cut by the thief. It is a
blue (with red & white) DynoVoid bike with a light and a basket on the
front. The caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City
November 16, 11:30 am:
Beamish Monroe - The ERC received a report that a bike had been
stolen from the racks outside. The theft occurred between 4:30 pm and 10:00 pm
on November 13 while the bike was secured to the racks with a chain lock. The
caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.
November 15, 4:00 pm: Victoria Hall
- Security was informed that an older bluish-green bike had been stolen
from outside the Residence between 9 pm and midnight of Saturday the 13th.
The person who discovered the theft also suspected an attempt may have been
made to steal another bike locked to the same racks.
November 12, 3:55 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student reported her bike had been stolen from the Student Housing Area a
few weeks earlier (but she did not file a report with Campus Security or KPD
at that time) and she believes it may be locked to some bike racks on
campus. The Security Supervisor met with the caller but they were unable to
irrefutably establish whether the bike was hers or simply one of the same
November 12, 8:30 am:
Dupuis Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen sometime
during the previous day while locked to a "No Parking" sign outside
the building. It is an older model black Raleigh Grand Prix bicycle.
November 9, 12:45 pm:
Policy Studies Building - A student reported his orange "GT
Arrowhead" bicycle was stolen during the previous day from where he had
secured it with a coil wire lock. Kingston City Police were also informed.
November 9, 11:30 am:
Student Housing Area - A student reported his bike was stolen while
secured with a wire cable. It is a blue/green "Raleigh Serengetti"
Mountain bike. The caller was advised to also file a report with City Police.
November 2, 10:30 pm: Harrison LeCaine Hall -
A student reported her bike was stolen sometime within the previous few days
from where it had been secured with a lock and chain. It is a maroon colour
"Storm" bicycle with old style handlebars.
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.
November 29, 7:46 am:
Residences - Regional Ambulance dispatch contacted the ERC to
report paramedics were enroute to Campus. The Security Supervisor
attended the scene where paramedics were speaking to an individual outside a
Residence building. It was revealed the intoxicated individual was a
student from another University visiting a friend here at Queen's. At
some point earlier, he'd left his friend's room without shoes or a jacket and
ended up locked outside the building. Since he was getting cold he decided to
call an ambulance.. After confirming he did not require medical
attention, paramedics left the scene and Security escorted him into the
building where they met the RLC. The individual was assisted in retrieving his
jacket & shoes and then left campus.
November 25, 2:29 am:
Campus - A series of emergency
phone activations were received at the ERC for different locations. The
callers did not respond when the lines were answered and Security Supervisors
dispatched to the area. Upon arrival they spotted a group of females running
towards the Residences area of campus, and one stopped when approached by
Security. When it became apparent the emergency phones had been activated for
no legitimate reason their purpose was explained to the student. She promised
to pass that information on to her friends - who had already run into a nearby
Residence - and the incident was cleared.
November 22, 11:50 pm:
Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security Supervisors
observed some individuals inside a building's main lobby - a couple of them
clad only in their underwear. When approached, the group reported they
were doing a photo shoot for a charity calendar and provided
contact information for faculty who authorized their activity. The
students provided ID when asked and Security cleared the scene.
November 27, 11:58 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 soon determined a pull station had been activated for no
legitimate reason. The system was reset by Security and KFD cleared the scene.
November 24, 7:30 pm:
Morris Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD
& Security were informed to attend. Upon arrival they attended the
third floor where it appeared a hallway detector had been vandalized or
otherwise damaged. A fire-watch was put in place until an electrician attended
to replace the detector.
November 21, 5:55 pm:
Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both
KFD & Security attended. After checking the fire panel panel, they
proceeded to the 5th floor kitchen which was filled with smoke from some burnt
sausages on the stove. KFD used equipment to ventilate the area and the
alarm system was reset by Security at 6:13 pm.
November 20, 3:15 am:
Morris Hall - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the
Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Upon
arrival it was quickly determined a pull station had been activated
maliciously near the first floor in the South stairwell. Security reset
the system at 3:28 am and cleared the scene with KFD.
November 17, 12:10 pm: Morris Hall
- A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security
& KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arriving, they discovered a
toaster in a hallway with a strong smell of burnt toast (which set off
detectors in the area). Security reset the system and KFD cleared the scene.
November 7, 1:25 pm:
Underground Garage - The garage booth attendant reported being
informed by patrons that a parked car was giving off some smoke. The
Security Supervisor attended the area in question and discovered the vehicle
was actually on fire - KFD was informed and arrived within minutes to
extinguish the flames. The fire apparently started behind one of the
headlights and under the hood - no cause was initially determined, and the
garage was open for business soon afterwards.
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.
November 26, 12:38 pm:
Stirling Hall - The ERC received reports that an exterior doors
glass had been shattered with broken glass in the ground. Physical Plant
FIXIT staff were informed to have custodial attend for cleanup and a tradesman
repair the damage.
November 23, 2:20 am:
Residences - A student contacted the ERC to report a couple of
males had just thrown a piece of wood at a Residence window. No damage was
caused in the attempt and both suspects were seen fleeing the area. A brief
description was provided and Security checked the area but were unsuccessful
in relocating the individuals.
November 21, 3:15 am:
JDUC - A caller reported hearing the sound of breaking glass on the
north side of the building and attended to discover a vehicle's windshield had
been shattered. Two males were observed running from the scene and a brief
description was provided. Security attended to search the area but were unable
to locate the suspects. They spoke with the vehicle owner who had also filed a
report with Kingston City Police.
November 20, 1:00
pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report that a blue
drivers side mirror was stolen off a vehicle parked near main campus. A
report had also been filed with Kingston City Police.
November 14, 3:40 pm: Beamish Monroe
- A caller reported four youths in their early teens had just
removed a parking sign from the lot in behind the building. The Security
Supervisor dispatched to the scene and saw two young males near the scene -
who fled when they spotted the Security vehicle - but there was no sign of
the...sign. When Security attended the parking lot, the original caller
met up and pointed out a "no parking" sign that was in a large
planter. It had been pulled out of the ground and placed there by the
youths and Security returned the sign to its original location.
November 13, 11:30 pm: Campus - While
on mobile patrol of campus, Security Supervisors spotted three males
urinating all over the passenger side of a vehicle parked in a campus
lot. When approached, the group denied being involved and identified
themselves as non-students who were on campus to visit a friend. One of the
individuals provided identification and they were instructed to leave the
property. However the group was later spotted inside a Residence
building a short time later. The claimed to simply be there to use a
washroom, and - after all three provided ID to confirm they were not
students - a taxi was called to transport them off campus. The group
was monitored until the cab arrived and they were informed City Police would
be contacted if they returned.
November 14, 2:05 am: JDUC
- An AMS Walk Home staff member contacted the ERC to report a
pane of glass in the main Clergy Street doors of the building had been
smashed. The Security Supervisor attended to confirm the report and determined
the glass had been significantly cracked but was still intact. A note
was left with Physical Plant Services to attend to the damage first thing the
November 13, 8:58 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall
- A staff member contacted the ERC to report hearing the
sound of breaking glass somewhere between MacCorry and Richardson Halls.
The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene and discovered the exterior
pane of glass of an office window had been shattered, likely by a thrown
rock. Since the interior window was intact, and the damage did not pose
a safety hazard, a note was sent to Physical Plant Services to replace the
window during the next business day. No suspect was located.
November 12, 12:19 am:
JDUC - An alarm activated in the JDUC and Security attended. Upon
arrival they discovered a hole had been punched through a glass door and the
alarmed area accessed by the perpetrator. Kingston City Police and a
contact person were informed to attend and it was soon confirmed that a small
amount of property was missing. A contractor was also called in to
repair the damage.
Just after police cleared the scene, a student in the building informed
Security staff that he'd seen a suspicious individual lurking around outside
the area that was broken into just prior to the alarm.. That information was
also passed on the police.
The suspect was briefly described as being in his late 30s, about 6' tall,
wearing a dark toque, a green jacket, and carrying something under his arm.
November 8, 6:07 am:
Stirling Hall - A custodian reported finding the bottom pane of an
exterior door smashed but still intact. The Security Supervisor attended and
confirmed the damage but determined it did not pose an immediate security or
safety hazard. A note was left with PPS to have it repaired the next business
November 5, 9:50 am:
JDUC - A custodian contacted Security to report discovering a steel
bar had been used to smash a pub window. Security attended, confirmed entry to
the pub was not gained, and informed Physical Plant Services to have a
tradesman repair the damage.
November 7, 2:35 am:
Grant Hall - During the Science Formal, a student became disruptive
- tearing down murals and wooden structures set up for the event. Student
Science Constables and Campus Security escorted the individual from the
building, during which time he assaulted two of the Sci-Cons and was generally
belligerent and uncooperative. The Sci-Cons declined to press charges
against the student but the incident was forwarded to the AMS Judicial for
November 7, 1:43 am:
Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol of campus, the
Security Supervisor spotted a group of individuals around a street sign, with
one person standing on a ladder holding a pair of pliers and two street signs.
When the group was approached, all but one said they were students but claimed
to not have any identification. Kingston City Police were contacted and
arrived soon afterwards to attain ID. After questioning, five students were
taken into custody for Mischief. The incident was also forwarded to AMS
Judicial for review.
November 4, 3:00 am:
Harkness Hall - A Residence staff person contacted the ERC to
report witnessing two males walk by the Residence and throw a rock through the
front door windows. A brief description was provided and the Security
Supervisor dispatched to the scene with a Patrol. There they confirmed
two large panes of glass were shattered and posed a safety hazard - Res
maintenance staff and a contractor were called to clean up and make repairs.
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
PERSON / ACTIVITY:
November 26, 12:35 pm:
Campus - A staff member reported spotting an unknown man - carrying
a large empty pack - enter and then exit one of their offices. When
approached, the individual claimed to be on the wrong floor by accident and hurriedly
left the scene. The Security Supervisor and a building contact were
informed and searched the building but were unable to relocate the man.
He was described as being a Caucasian man in
his late 20s, about 5'8" tall with a chubby build and short dark hair -
almost a buzz cut. At the time of this incident he was wearing a grey fleece
sweatshirt, jeans, and was carrying a large black bag over his shoulder.
November 3, 12:15 am:
Off Campus - A student reported seeing a "drunk and
naked" man on the porch of a house near City Park at about 6:00 pm. The
caller believed it may be the same man she saw in City Park - also unclothed -
on Halloween. [Also reported by Walkhome staff that night]
Please contact Kingston City Police @ 549-2111 and the Queen's
Emergency Report Centre @ 533-6111 if you witness a similar incident or have
information about this individual.
November 2, 8:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student reported encountering an individual engaged in suspicious behaviour
at a laundromat near main campus last night. The caller stated she and
a friend had returned to the laundromat to check on their clothes and saw an
unknown male who appeared to be stealing women's underwear from the
machines. The suspect - described briefly as being between 20 and 25
years old, about 6 feet tall with blond hair - fled the scene when
confronted. The student was advised to file a report with Kingston City
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
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.
UNDER $5000 (OTHER):
November 25, 2:40 am:
Campus - After clearing an incident in the Student Housing Area,
Security Supervisors observed three males headed towards main campus on
University Avenue carrying a City parking barricade. When asked to
place the barricade at the side of the road, the group became belligerent and
continued to carry the property away even after being cautioned City Police
would otherwise have to be called in. When the warning was ignored, City
Police were contacted and an officer was on scene within a few minutes. Upon
his arrival, the individuals dropped the barricade and attempted to evade the
officer but two of the three were detained. Security cleared the
incident soon afterwards and police had the two students carry the barricade
back to its original location downtown.
November 12, 6:30 pm: PhysEd Centre - A
caller reported her wallet was stolen sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 that
evening. Credit cards etc had already been cancelled and a report was filed
with Kingston City Police.
November 11, 10:30 am:
Campus - A staff member reported some cash was stolen from a wallet
left on their desk while the room was open and unattended. No other
items were missing from the wallet or the rest of the room - a report was also
filed with Kingston City Police.
November 10, 3:45 am: Campus - A
staff member reported their personal laptop computer was stolen from an open
lab while they were in a back office for approximately 20 minutes. No details
about the laptop were 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.
THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):
November 22, 1:25 pm:
Campus - Staff report some cheques and cash were missing, possibly
taken off an office desk while left unattended.
November 17, 10:10 am: Campus - Staff
report a mail bag was stolen from just outside their department's main
office. There were no markings on the bag and it contained two
November 15, 2:00 pm: Campus
- Staff report a flat screen monitor was stolen and its
security cable cut sometime within the previous 24 hours. It is a black
17" Samsung Sync-Master monitor (model#171N/GH17ASC-B) with "Q-ILC"
spray painted in yellow on it. A report was also filed with Kingston City
November 15, 3:20 pm: Campus
- A staff member reported an overhead projector was stolen
from a classroom sometime between November 9 and 11th. No details
about the projector were available at the time of this report.
November 15, 8:50 am: Campus - Staff
report a laptop computer was stolen from an office sometime during the
previous weekend. It is a black IBM TPX24 laptop (serial# FX10946QT)
and a report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
November 10, 10:30 am:
Clark Hall - Bookstore staff contacted the ERC to report a
male individual had just fled the store with at least three books that weren't
paid for. Security dispatched to the scene and did a thorough search of the
surrounding area and some interior building checks but was unable to relocate
the suspect. The thief was described as being student age, about
5'6" tall with a stocky build, short dark hair, a dark Caucasian
complexion, some light facial hair, and was wearing a dark leather jacket and
carrying a black over-the-shoulder bag.
November 8, 9:05 am:
Campus - Staff report a number of offices were accessed during the
previous weekend and some property was stolen. The items include a Sony PCGZ1R
laptop computer (serial# A-8115-880-A), an Apple A1046 laptop (serial#
W8414064NRW), a Toshiba laptop, and a JVC GR-D22u digital video camera &
its carrying case (serial# 178V3465).
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.
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.
November 20, 5:05 pm:
Campus - The ERC received a report that a pedestrian was struck by
a vehicle at the corner of Union & University Ave. - the driver remained
at the scene and the pedestrian appeared to be uninjured. The Security
Supervisor attended the scene where they spoke with witnesses who confirmed a
male student had been struck by the slow moving vehicle and suffered some
scrapes and swelling on one of his legs. A friend had driven him to the
hospital to be checked out after exchanging information with the driver.
Kingston City Police also attended to take a report and Security contacted
Residence staff to ensure the student was checked on when he arrived back from
November 10, 8:00 pm: Campus - A
caller reported just witnessing a car drive into a parked vehicle on
University Avenue, then saw the driver exit her car and leave the scene.
The Security Supervisor and KPD were informed of the incident and Security
arrived to find both vehicle owners exchanging information - the driver who'd
left the scene reported they went to make a phone call and then returned to
locate the other vehicle's owner. KPD arrived soon afterwards to take
statements and issued charges before both parties cleared the scene.
November 9, 9:05 pm:
Richardson Stadium - Queen's First Aid radioed the ERC to request
an ambulance attend for a soccer player who suffered a foot injury. Regional
Dispatch was contacted and paramedics attended a short time later.
November 9, 8:50 pm:
Campus - The ERC received a call on a blue light emergency phone
from an individual who reported he had suffered a cut to his hand while
playing "extreme frisbee". Queen's First Aid were paged and
attended to treat the wound.
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.
USE OF A COMPUTER:
November 9, 7:40 pm:
Stauffer Library - The library commissionaire reported being
informed some computers had pornographic images loaded on them; likely by some
high school students seen in the area. The Security Supervisor and a
Patrol attended to meet the Commissionaire and a library staff member who were
speaking to two teenage males. The youths provided ID and stated the third
male had already left the library. When questioned about the images on
the computers, they eventually admitted being involved and apologized for
their actions. They were issued verbal Notices of Prohibition, banning
them from campus libraries, and escorted from the building.