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ARCHIVE: June 2005

BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

June 29, 8:21 pm: Victoria Hall - 20:21 - A caller reported her bicycle was stolen between 1:00 and 4:00 pm the previous day while locked to some bike racks. It is a cream color older model racing bicycle.

June 29 10:00 am: Cancer Research Centre - A staff member reported her bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside sometime during the previous day's afternoon.  It is a burgundy color ladies 19" frame bike with a black wire mesh basket on the front.

June 28, 6:50 pm: JDUC - A caller reported he'd locked his bike to the racks behind the JDUC yesterday, and returned to find it missing. It is a black 'Cyclomania' Mountain Bike, and a theft report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

June 28, 9:00 am: Dunning Hall - A student reported his gold colored 'Kona' Mountain Bike had its lock cut and was stolen from where it had been secured to the bike racks during the previous day.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

June 9, 12:40 am: Victoria Hall - While patrolling campus a Security patrol observed two male individuals who appeared to be stealing a bike behind the Victoria Hall Residence. When the two realized they'd been spotted, they split up and fled in different directions with Security staff pursuing the one observed stealing the bike and putting an item/tool into his backpack. Security Supervisors caught up with the individual a short distance away and detained him until Kingston City Police arrived. Although the youth initially stated he was merely out for a bike ride he eventually admitted to stealing the bike and Police also found a set of bolt cutters in his backpack.

KPD took possession of the bike he was riding and charged him with Theft Under $5000 - Campus Security also issued him with a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University Property.  A second bike was later discovered on the ground near those same bike racks, and it was brought to the Security office where City Police could pick it up.

June 7, 3:05 pm: Campus - The ERC received a report that a suspected bike parts thief was encountered at a set of bike racks on campus. The suspect apparently threw a bike tire he'd been holding at a staff member who'd started to approach him and then fled the scene.  The Security Supervisor soon located the individual riding a bike on campus and Kingston City Police were contacted to attend.  However the suspect soon realized he was being followed and eventually managed to elude his pursuers.

He was briefly described as being very thin with short reddish-blond hair and wearing a white sleeveless Tshirt and cut-off khaki pants. At the time of this incident he was also riding a bright yellow mountain bike.

June 3, 9:35 am: Underground Garage - Parking Department staff reported a bicycle was stolen from a vehicle's rear-mounted bike rack while parked in the Underground garage.

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.


BREAK-IN / THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):

June 27, 8:45 pm: Leggett Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted Security to report two males had just entered the building and then fled with three large empty water bottles.  The Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended the scene and soon located the suspects, who dropped the bottles and fled behind some nearby houses. Security staff monitored the block until City Police arrived and apprehended one of the individuals, who was subsequently issued a Notice of Prohibition - banning him from University Property - by the Security Supervisor.

June 27, 11:15 am; Campus - Staff reported a laptop computer (serial #Y4055149Q)was stolen from an office sometime within the previous few days.

June 26, 3:50 pm; Campus - A staff member reported his laptop computer was stolen from an office between 2:30 pm and 3:15 pm that day. It is a blue & black Toshiba Satellite A30 computer (Serial # Y3331784K).

June 19, 4:00 pm: Campus - Staff reported a laptop computer was stolen from an office, sometime within the previous few days. It is a black IBM ThinkPad ( serial # S99DACDN ).

June 13, 9:15 am: Campus - The Security Supervisor received a call that four large 'Culligan' water bottles had been stolen from a building; one or two of which may have been still full..

June 13, 9:00 am: Campus - A staff member contacted Campus Security to report some cash had been stolen from a cabinet in her office. The Security Supervisor attended and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.

June 13, 9:00 am: Campus - Staff reported two laptop computers were stolen sometime during the previous few days.  The laptops were described as both being Toshiba Tecra S1 PM745 models - Serial Numbers: 8407404Q and 74062575Q.

June 3, 4:00 pm: Campus - Staff contacted the Campus Security to report three laptop computers were stolen, likely sometime during the previous weekend.  All three are Toshiba TECRA systems (one "A4" and two "S1" models) with serial numbers: 25036702Q , 74061580Q , and 84073825Q .

June 3, 9:30 am: Campus - A Grad Student report a digital camera was stolen from a lab sometime between 3:30 and 6:30 pm the previous evening. It is a silver Canon 'PowerShot 545' camera - serial # 6354802195.

May 30, 11:00 am: Campus -  Staff contacted Campus Security to report two laptop computers were stolen during the previous weekend.  Both laptops were black Toshiba Satellite A20 computers, serial numbers 73151602P and 44335372K.  Kingston City Police were also informed and took a report.

There were 49 theft and 15 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in 2004.  There 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.
 


THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / VEHICLE B&E:

June 25, 2:30 pm: Union Street - A staff member reported his vehicle was broken into and a laptop case containing only documents was stolen from where it had been left on the front passenger seat.  An initial search by the individual and Security was unsuccessful in locating the bag, but Security later discovered it under a tree in the nearby City Park and returned the bag and contents to its owner.

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.


UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY:

June 23, 3:20 pm: Campus - A staff member reported hearing voices outside their building in an area not normally frequented by people.  The Security Supervisor and Bike Patrol attended and discovered a group of high school students smoking marijuana - the group quickly produced ID when asked and some drug paraphernalia was confiscated.  City Police and the high school's administration was informed of the incident.


THEFT UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

June 22, 1:00 pm: Stauffer Library - A summer student reported his wallet was stolen from a backpack while left unattended for about 15 minutes.

June 15, 4:15 pm: Stauffer Library - A caller reported some possessions had been stolen while left unattended for a short period of time. The caller stated he left his bag - containing a wallet and "Lybra" MP3 player - at a study desk and returned to discover the contents were stolen from the backpack.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

June 20, 8:55 pm: An Clachan Complex - A fire alarm activation was indicated for one of the buildings and both KFD and Security attended. It was quickly determined someone moving from their apartment had placed a cardboard box on a stove that accidentally got switched on.  There was minimal damage and the incident was cleared by Security at 9:41 am.

June 8, 2:35 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A fire alarm activated in the building and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arriving they discovered a pull station had been activated maliciously on the 4th floor.  The system was reset and KFD cleared the scene.

There 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.


MISCELLANEOUS / GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

June 1, 00:17 am: Campus - A custodian contacted the ERC to report finding some sort of "device" inside a washroom. The Security Supervisor attended and determined the item was a large, handheld radioactivity detector.. The unit was removed from the washroom and later turned over to Environmental Health & Safety staff.

June 15, 6:20 pm: Campus - While patrolling Main Campus, the Security Supervisor observed two individuals who were "climbing" the outside of a building - only about a foot or so off the ground. They were informed the Climbing Club sanctioned activities had ended in April and asked to stop. They complied and moved on. 


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

June 8, 10:20 pm, 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.

June 1, 1:05 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.


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