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ARCHIVE: November 2004

BICYCLE / 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 City Police.

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 Police.

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 model.

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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

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.

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

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 next morning.

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 day.

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 review.

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 1998.


SUSPICIOUS 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 Police.

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.


THEFT 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 letters/envelopes.

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 Police.

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).

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.
 


HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT:

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 the hospital.

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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

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.


UNAUTHORIZED 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.


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