March 31, 3:20 pm: Stauffer
Library - A student contacted Campus Security to report someone
tampered with her bicycle lock - possibly during an attempted theft - and she
is unable to unlock the bike now. The Security Supervisor attended and
managed to open the lock for her.
March 27, 9:05 pm: Student Housing Area
- A student reported her bike was stolen sometime within the
previous hour while it was secured to their house with a cable lock. It is a
yellow mountain bike with a thick center bar and a mud guard. The
Security Supervisor observed a bike matching that description being ridden
nearby just as he was informed of the incident, and picked up the student so
they could determine whether it was the same one. Security reported a
short time later that the bike was not a match.
March 21, 11:45 pm:
Stauffer Library - A student reported the wheels on his bike were
stolen sometime between 7:30 and 11:30 pm that evening while secured outside
March 18, 5:55 pm: Leonard Hall - The
ERC received a report that a student's bike was stolen from where it had been
locked up outside the cafeteria earlier in the week. The stolen bicycle
is a red Norco "Cherokee" and the student also filed a report with
Kingston City Police.
March 15, 5:22 pm: An
Clachan Complex - A tenant reported the back tire of their bicycle
was stolen while it secured to a bike rack during the previous two days.
The caller was transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report with their
March 8: 10:10 pm: An Clachan Complex
- A tenant reported their silver colour bicycle was stolen from
the complex while secured with a cable lock to the bike racks. The caller was
also advised to file a theft report with Kingston City Police.
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.
March 30, 10:30 pm: Adelaide Hall - A
fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD & Security were
informed to attend. Upon arrival they were informed by a Don that a pot had
boiled over on a stove and set off a smoke detector. KFD ventilated the
area and Security reset the alarm system at 10:49 pm.
March 25, 1:05 pm: Waldron Tower
- A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD &
Security were contacted to attend. Upon arrival they attended the 8th floor
where they found an active detector and the smell of burnt food in the air. It
was soon learned a toaster oven was the source of the problem and Security
reset the system at around 1:20 pm.
March 20, 3:01 am: Watts Hall
- A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD
and Security were informed to attend. Soon after arrival it was determined a
pull station had been maliciously activated on the 1st floor. Security
reset the alarm at 3:15 am and KFD cleared the scene.
March 18, 3:04 am:
Watts Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both
Security & KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arriving they
determined a pull station near the main entrance had been activated for no
apparent reason. Security reset the system at 3:12 am and KFD cleared the
March 12: 11:40 am: JDUC - The
ERC received a call from kitchen staff who reported a natural gas smell in the
area. The Security Supervisor requested he activate the fire alarm system and
attended along with KFD. They did not detect any natural gas using their
equipment and a subsequent check by PUC likewise detected no gas. The
alarm system was reset by Security at 12:12 pm and kitchen staff informed to
contact the ERC again if the gas smell returned.
March 12: 3:00 am: Victoria Hall
- A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a smoke detector
had activated in one of the rooms. The Security Supervisor attended and was
informed a student had left his room with a candle still lit inside, and
returned a short time later to discover it had fallen into a garbage
container. No actual fire was reported although there was a haze and burning
smell in the room. Security cleared the incident after requesting Residence
staff perform extra checks of the area throughout the night.
March 2, 11:56 pm:
Jean Royce Hall - The fire alarm system in the Residence activated
and the ERC contacted both KFD and Security to attend. Soon after
arriving they determined a detector had been activated by french fries being
cooked in a common room kitchen. The area was ventilated and the alarm
system reset by 12:23 pm.
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.
& ENTER (OTHER):
March 30, 12:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student reported his housemate returned home early that morning to find their
back door wide open, then just before noon they discovered their front door
wide open and a backpack missing from where it had been just inside that door.
The caller reported those doors may have been left unlocked.
The stolen property includes the black "Swiss Army" backpack and
eight textbooks inside.
March 29, 10:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student residing near main campus reported a possible attempted B&E at his
house. The caller reported his housemate observed an unknown male appear
to try and open a window. When the housemate approached the window, the
suspect went to their front door and attempted to open it. At that point the
individual was confronted and ran off. Security was informed and the caller
transferred to Kingston City Police.
He was described as being a Caucasian male
with a thin build, about 5'8" tall and at the time of this incident he
was wearing blue jeans and a denim jacket with patches or crests on it.
March 18, 5:00 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student contacted the ERC to report their house had been broken into sometime
between 6 and 8 am that morning. Initially the tenants had noticed their back
door looked as if someone had tried to force it open, but nothing appeared
disturbed or missing from the house. But later it was discovered that two
purses were gone.
The student was advised to file a report with
Kingston City Police (an Officer did attend later that day) and to ensure
their banks were contacted to have the stolen credit cards cancelled.
Please ensure that you close and
doors & windows, even if you are only going out for a short time, and that your
curtains are drawn.
Report any suspicious activity around your home
immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police
AREA FOUND UNARMED:
March 29, 4;10 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.
March 8, 2:55 am:
Campus - Similar incident as above.
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.
March 28, 10:00 am: Campus
- A staff member reported their laptop computer had been
stolen from an office sometime between the 24th and 28th. Details were
provided and Kingston City Police informed.
This computer was recovered by Kingston City
Police and a suspect arrested.
March 29, 11:00 am: Campus
- Staff report a laptop computer was stolen from an office sometime between
March 24 and 28. It is a black IBM ThinkPad (serial# HCPIPPT301.6). A theft
report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
March 29, 4:00 pm: Campus - A
staff member reported their laptop computer had been stolen sometime during
the previous two days. It was described as an IBM laptop, Model# 2652-J3U
(serial # 78-LDBZF). A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
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.
PERSON / ACTIVITY:
March 28, 2:30 pm: Campus
- The ERC received a report from students in Watts Hall that
a male & female of teenagers between Watts and Chernoff Halls appeared
intoxicated and engaged in suspicious behaviour. The Security Supervisor
dispatched to the scene and soon afterwards requested an ambulance for the
female as she was extremely intoxicated and unable to walk. After speaking
with the individuals for a short time, Kingston City Police were also called
to attend. The female was transported to KGH by ambulance at about 2:50
pm and the male was transported home by KPD a short time later.
March 11, 9:35 pm: Watts Hall - A
Residence staff member contacted Security to report an intoxicated older male
was trying to gain access to the building. Security Supervisor attended
to find the man laying prone on the main entrance with a half empty bottle of
wine. The individual stood up and moved away from the entrance when requested
to, but became belligerent when asked to leave the property. However the
man eventually walked off and was monitored by Security until he left
campus. Kingston City Police were informed of the incident and at 10:12
KPD reported they'd dealt with the man after he attended Kingston General
March 4, 10:05 pm: Student Housing Area - A
student reported seeing a suspicious man on their porch about 10 minutes
earlier. When confronted by the tenant, the man asked for someone and
then quickly left when told nobody by that name lived in the house. He
was briefly described as a student age Caucasian male with a dark complexion,
brown hair, and about 5'7" or 5'8" tall. The student was transferred
to KPD to file a report.
Please contact Campus Security (533-6111)
if you observe suspicious persons or activity. Campus
Security dealt with 204 incidents classified as "Suspicious Persons"
in 2004. There were 222 such incidents in 2003, 207 in 2002, 165 in 2001, 210 in 2000, 248 in 1999, and
201 in 1998.
UNDER $5000 (OTHER):
March 28, 12:30 pm: Campus - The
ERC was informed an office had been accessed - unsure if it may have been left
unlocked and unattended for a period of time - and a small amount of cash
stolen from inside. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
March 28, 11:45 am: Chown Hall
- A student reported personal property was stolen from her
room, possibly while it was left unlocked and unattended.
March 22, 5:00 pm: Residences - A student reported
realizing his wallet - initially believed misplaced - had been stolen from his
room earlier in the month. He also filed a report with Kingston City Police
and cancelled his credit card.
March 20, 12:07 pm:
Botterell Hall - A student reported her laptop computer &
backpack were stolen while left unattended in the library for a short period
of time. It is a Toshiba laptop computer kept in a blue "Mountain
Equipment Co-Op" backpack that also contained the student's textbooks and
notes. The student was also advised to file a theft report with Kingston
March 17, 9:45 pm:
Ontario Hall - The ERC received a report that a student's small
black nylon purse, containing ID and a small amount of cash, was stolen from a
room that was unoccupied and unlocked. Another person's bag also left in that
room had a cheque book removed from it. Security staff attended to take
a report and the students contacted their respective banks.
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.
March 25, 4:15 am: Leggett Hall - Residence
staff contacted the ERC to report numerous incidents of vandalism at the
building. The Security Supervisor attended and was shown a vandalized common
room, broken bottles outside and inside the building, and a resident's room
that may have been accessed with property stolen from inside. The
information and damage was also recorded by Residence staff and forwarded to
the Residence Life Office.
March 23, 3:09 pm: Campus - The
Emergency Report Center received a call from staff at a Queen's owned house
near main campus who reported an unknown male had just barricaded himself into
a second floor bathroom, turned on the water, and was flooding the area.
Security staff were informed and dispatched to the call; arriving just as the
suspect was exiting the building. He was identified as having been previously
issued a Notice of Prohibition (banning him from Queen's property) for an
earlier incident, and Kingston City Police were contacted to attend. Police
arrived a short time later and transported him from the scene after charging
him with Trespass to Property.
March 19, 2:20 am: Chown Hall
- A Residence don contacted the ERC to report some
intoxicated males were in the Residence and vandalized some property. The
Security Supervisor attended with a Patrol and were met by the caller
who stated the three males were friends of a student residing there and as
they were leaving they smashed a mirror, tore down and stole an 'Exit' sign,
and ripped soap dispensers from the wall of a washroom. Residence
maintenance was contacted to clean up the mirror's glass and other damage and
the incident was left with Residence staff for follow up.
March 13, 3:30 am: Leggett Hall -
Residence staff reported a suspected group of males had smashed the window of
an interior stairwell door. Security attended to assess the damage and called
in a contractor to make repairs due to safety concerns. It was also
recommended to Residence staff that they do a walk through of the Residence to
check for any additional damage and perhaps locate the individuals
March 13, 12:30 am: Victoria Hall
- Residence staff reported a bottle had been thrown at a
window in the building, shattering the glass. The Security Supervisor attended
and observed only the outside pane of glass was broken so access could not be
gained. Residence maintenance temporarily repaired the window and cleaned up
any broken glass in the area.
March 12, 2:10 am: JDUC - Walkhome
staff contacted the ERC to report the glass had been shattered in the
building's north entrance door. The Security Supervisor attended and
determined the still intact glass did not pose a security or safety risk and
had Physical Plant Services informed for follow up repair the next business
March 6, 9:55 pm: Residences -
A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report an EXIT sign had been ripped from the
ceiling in one of the Residence buildings and the wires left hanging down were
sparking. Security confirmed the report and had an electrician called in
to make repairs. They were on campus a short time later and repaired the
March 4, 7:05 pm: Residences
- A trouble signal was received at the ERC for a Residence's
fire alarm system. As a PPS tradesman was being called in, Residence staff
reported the signal was caused by a student disconnecting his room's smoke
detector. The tradesman attended and reset the alarm panel by 9:25 pm.
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
March 25, 1:25 am: Campus - The
ERC received a report of a possible robbery in progress near the corner of
Union & Arch Streets from a caller using an Assistance
Phone in Walter Light Hall. The Security Supervisor dispatched to
the scene and had KPD contacted to also attend. KPD - responding to an earlier
call - were on scene when Security arrived. They reported the incident was
actually an escalated domestic dispute between the man and woman. Security
offered their services if eventually required (i.e. if the individuals were
identified as members of the Queen's community) and cleared the scene as
another KPD Officer arrived.
March 23, 2:30 am: Campus -
A Security Patrol reported observing an altercation between two males at the
south east end of main campus. The Security Supervisor attended and
spoke to a number of students at the scene. Some of those individuals
became belligerent and attempted to provide false identification - in
violation of the Queen's
Code of Conduct - but their actual identities were soon determined at the
scene and - in one case - discovered the next day. The altercation
incident was resolved but the names of five students who provided false ID and
attempted to hinder Security's investigation of the assault were provided to
the AMS Judicial for review.
March 18, 12:14 pm: Campus - The
ERC received a call from someone who witnessed a car back up and strike a
parked vehicle, then drive off. The Security Supervisor attended to meet
the caller and Kingston City Police were informed to attend as well since the
incident occurred on city property. Soon after arriving Security reported the
driver had returned. The owner of the parked car was located with the
assistance of the Parking Department and Kingston City Police arrived on scene
to take a report from both parties at 12:40 pm. Security cleared the incident
at that time.
/ GENERAL ASSISTANCE:
March 17, 1:55 pm:
Campus - The Security Supervisor reported he exited the JDUC and
observed a male (student) slamming an Engineering jacket in the intersection
of Union Street and University Avenue. Due to safety concerns and
because traffic was impeded and backing up, the Security Supervisor intended
to speak with the individual but he ran off between buildings when he spotted
the Security vehicle approaching.
Although a detailed description was not
provided, it was noted that the individual had been wearing only a t-shirt,
green underwear, and a pair of rubber boots..
March 3, 3:00 pm:
Campus - The ERC was informed a counterfeit $100 bill had been used
on Campus. Security attended to take possession of the item and later
delivered it to Kingston City Police. The counterfeit has the following
serial number: XLR3470052 .
Visit the Bank of Canada website to learn
more about the security features on Canadian bills: i.e. $100
bank note. (other denominations at bottom)
FROM A VEHICLE / VEHICLE B&E:
March 13, 11:35 am:
McArthur Hall - A student reported having parked his car in the
north parking lot overnight and returned to discover it had been broken into.
Upon closer inspection, he noticed a side rear window had been smashed and the
ignition had been 'punched out', likely in an attempt to steal the car.
The Security Supervisor met with the owner who had determined no property was
missing from inside the vehicle. He was advised to also file a report with
Kingston City Police.
March 6, 12:40 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A
student reported their car was broken into while parked in the Phase 2 lot. A
CD player and CD wallet were stolen in the incident and a report was filed
with Kingston City Police.
There were 15 incidents recorded as "Theft from Vehicle" in
2004 - 9 such incidents in 2003, 28 in 2002, and 16 in 2001. If you have to leave valuables inside your vehicle, be sure to lock them in the trunk - never leave them where they can be seen from outside the vehicle.
OF STOLEN PROPERTY:
March 10: 2:30 pm: Campus -
Parking staff contacted Security to attend to a vehicle found with a parking
permit previously reported stolen. The Security Supervisor attended and
spoke to the owner who claimed to have found the permit a week earlier. The
individual was informed by Parking that his vehicle would be towed if found in
a 'permit only' parking area again and fees would be assessed for the week
he'd used the permit fraudulently.
March 7, 2:10 pm:
Clark Hall - A telephone technician contacted Campus Security to
report a pay phone had been stolen from inside the building. According to Bell
Security, the phone may have been stolen during the evening of Friday March
March 4, 11:00 pm:
Residences - Regional Dispatch contacted the ERC to report an
ambulance was responding to a call at Gordon House for an unconscious
individual. Security attended the scene where they assisted paramedics
with an intoxicated student who had lost consciousness outside the
building. She was transported to KGH by ambulance at 11:15 pm.
Campus Security responded to 316 Medical
Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request) calls in 2004. There were 246 such
incidents in 2003, 225 in 2002, 151 in 2001, 116 in 2000, 134 in 1999, and 69 in
1998. Please see our Stats
link for additional statistical information.