/ GENERAL ASSISTANCE:
January 31, 4:20 pm: West Campus - A student contacted Security to
report he was unable to start his car - left parked in the West Campus lot -
and called a tow truck to take it to a garage. However when the tow truck
driver arrived, they discovered his car wouldn't start because someone had cut
off and stolen his gas tank.. The vehicle was subsequently towed from
the lot and the student advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.
January 31, 2:25 am: Residences - The ERC was informed a group
of students had climbed up onto the roof of one of the Residence
buildings. The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the group - who
explained they were trying to build a snowman on the roof - and asked them to
leave due to safety concerns. The students were cooperative and returned
back inside for the night.
January 11, 11:45 pm:
Student Housing Area - A caller reported an individual
believed to be a student had been laying on a snow bank for a while, then jumped up and began running in the
streets. The Security
Supervisor located the intoxicated male in the middle of the street and -
concerned for his safety - convinced him to
accept a ride home, where he was dropped off safely.
January 12, 6:00 pm: Ban Righ Hall -
While enroute to another incident, the Security Supervisor observed a group of
students sledding down a hill on cafeteria trays. Security informed the
students that area was not safe for sledding and they complied when asked to
return the trays to the cafeteria.
UNDER $5000 (OTHER):
January 30, 1:22 pm: Theological Hall - A student reported her
bag was stolen from outside the Chapel while left unattended for a brief time.
It is a black "Mountain Equipment Co-Op" shoulder bag.
January 28, 10:20 am: Campus - Campus Security was informed
two staff members discovered small amounts of cash had been stolen from their
purses while left unattended - one in an unlocked office and the other in a
January 7, 4:30 pm: JDUC
- A custodian reported a vending machine had been broken into. Its
owners were contacted and informed to attend and make repairs.
Please do not leave personal items
unattended and/or unsecured, even for a brief time. There were 82 reported
incidents of thefts under $5000 (not involving Queen's property) in 2004.
There were 124 such incidents reported in 2003, 149 in 2002, 149 in 2001, 109 in 2000, 276 in 1999, and
206 in 1998.
January 30, 12:20 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC was
informed a glass window pane had been smashed out of an exterior door,
allowing access to the building. Security attended and confirmed the
report, arranging for a custodian to clean up the glass and requesting a
contractor be called in to repair the damage.
January 25, 7:05 pm: McArthur Hall - A
caller reported the glass in an exterior door had been kicked in.
Security attended to confirm the report and a PSS tradesman was called in for
clean up and to make temporary repairs.
January 23, 12:51
am: JDUC - The ERC was informed a pane of glass had been
shattered in an outside door. A Custodian was dispatched to clean the
glass from the floor and remove any shards still in the door frame. Since it
was an interior door there was no security concerns for the building so
repairs were left until the next work day.
January 15, 2:15 am:
JDUC - A caller reported witnessing three males kick in the
glass pane of an exterior door at the building. A brief description was
provided and the suspects were later seen entering one of the Residences on
campus. Security was not able to relocate those individuals but a
subsequent check of the JDUC revealed the North entrance doors had been
similarly vandalized. A contractor was called in by the ERC and repaired
January 14, 6:40 pm:
McNeill House - A student contacted the ERC to report a male
individual had just run right into one of the main doors of the Residence,
cracking the glass in the door although it stayed intact. According to
the caller, the individual was with a couple of friends and smelled of
alcohol. A description of the group - who had already fled the scene - was
provided, and Security searched the surrounding area, but they were not
located. The Security Supervisor checked the damaged door and had a contractor
called-in to make repairs.
January 14, 3:20 pm:
Richardson Stadium - The ERC received a report that some graffiti
had been spray painted on a west campus bus shelter and onto a 'blue light'
emergency phone. Physical Plant Services were notified and asked to have it
January 3, 1:30 pm: Campus - A
staff member reported spotting some damage to an exterior door and piece of
metal fall from the latch area when it was unlocked and opened for the
day. Security attended and determined someone may have attempted to pry
the door open during the previous night, but broke the tip off of the tool
they were using - possibly a small chisel. Physical Plant Services were
informed to repair the damage and install additional security features to the
January 1, 3:45 pm: McArthur Hall
- The ERC was informed a window had been shattered in the
building and the Security Supervisor dispatched to meet the caller. Upon
arrival they were shown an east exterior window that had been shattered, but
an interior check determined no access was gained. A contractor was called in
to repair the damage and completed the repairs a short time later.
Campus Security dealt
with 46 "Mischief Under $5000" incidents in 2004. There were 123
such incidents 2003, 110 in 2002, 104 in 2001, 118 in 2000, 82 in 1999, and 98 in
January 29, 6:10 pm: Graduate Club - A fire alarm activated in the
building and KFD, along with Security, was informed to attend. Upon
arrival they determined a 3rd floor pull station had been activated, and
informed by staff it was accidentally hit during an event set-up.
Security reset the system while KFD cleared the call.
January 30, 12:15 am: Graduate Club - A fire alarm activation
was indicated for the building and both KFD and Security were informed to
attend. They soon determined a 3rd floor pull station had been
activated for no apparent reason - the system was reset by Security and KFD
cleared the scene.
January 28, 1:00 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm signal was
received for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed.
Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended the scene, with the Patrol opening
a nearby building for students to stay warm in and the Supervisors meeting
up with KFD. It was soon determined a pull station had been
maliciously activated near the E-Wing exit doors. Security reset the
alarm system at 1:10 am and KFD cleared the scene.
January 25, 2:20 pm: MacDonald Hall
- A fire alarm activation was indicated for the building and
both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival Security
observed a smoky haze coming from the ventilation system. KFD - just arriving
on scene - were updated and EH&S staff were informed to attend as
well. At 2:36 pm, Physical Plant Services staff determined the source of smoke
was a heater system in the building that was subsequently shut down. The area
was ventilated by KFD and the building reopened a short time later.
January 24, 9:25 am: An Clachan Complex - Fire
Monitoring Canada dispatch reported a fire alarm active in one of the
complex's buildings - the ERC informed Security and Apartment & Housing
staff to attend. It was soon discovered a detector was activated due
to smoke from a burnt cooking pot and A&H staff reset the fire alarm
January 18, 4:55 pm: Ban Righ Hall - A
fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security were
informed to attend. A smoky haze was observed as they entered the basement
area, but it was quickly determined to be a steam leak. KFD cleared
the scene and Security performed a 'fire watch' until a PPS tradesman
arrived and repaired the leak.
January 9, 9:45 am: An
Clachan Complex - A fire alarm activated for building 6-12 in the
complex and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. Soon after
arrival they were informed a detector had activated due to cooking smoke in
one of the apartments. The superintendent reset the alarm system and the
incident was cleared by Security & KFD.
January 1, 12:45 am: Leggett Hall
- An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and
both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival it was
determined a detector on the third floor had been activated and attending that
area revealed someone had maliciously discharged a fire extinguisher. KFD
cleared the scene and Security reset the system after the dust had settled.
were 30 fire alarm activations categorized as "malicious" in 2004.
There were 47 such incidents in 2003, 32 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 (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):
January 27, 11:45 am: Campus - A staff member contacted
Campus Security to report an "Infocus Model LP425" data projector
was stolen from a room during the previous day. It was described as
being about three years old, silver in colour (brushed aluminum) with purple
January 3, 3:30 pm: Campus - Staff
reported a computer CPU was stolen from a building sometime over the holiday
break - likely between December 30 and 31st. The CPU is in a black case
and the serial# on it is A53478099 . It was also marked with indelible black
ink, identifying it as being Queen's University property.
were 49 theft and 15 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in
were 51 theft and 37 B&Es in 2003, 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.
USE OF A COMPUTER:
January 24, 9:50 am: Campus - The
ERC received a report that a non-student male was viewing inappropriate
websites on a library computer. The Security Supervisor attended, spoke
to the individual and instructed him to leave the premises.
/ BIKE PARTS THEFT:
January 12, 1:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student reported her bike was stolen from their backyard sometime during the
previous night. It is a red & silver "Super Cycle" and had been
kept in a shed outside.
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 86 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2004, 31 in 2003, 51 in 2002, 52 in
2001 and 36 such reports in 2000.
AREA FOUND UNARMED:
January 12, 5:00 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.