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ARCHIVE: July 2005

THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

July 29, 6:05 am: West Campus - Staff reported a University vehicle had been broken into sometime during the previous night or early morning. a window was smashed out by the perpetrator and a tool box stolen from inside.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

July 25, 9:00 pm: West Campus - A caller reported her vehicle had been broken into while parked at West Campus and a stereo & CD Changer were stolen from inside. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

July 24, 5:30 pm: West Campus - The ERC received a report that a vehicle was broken into during the past 24 hours while parked at West Campus. The only property initially noticed missing was the contents of a First Aid Kit. A report was also 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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

July 28, 2:40 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported their vehicle's door lock was damaged overnight, possibly by someone who was attempting to gain entry. However the car was not accessed and their property inside was still there.

July 22, 11:35 am: Abramsky Hall - On two occasions staff reported vandalism/graffiti had taken place during the night.  There was also food strewn around a number of areas and a box of 'Freezies' was missing from a refrigerator. Physical Plant Services was informed of the graffiti so it could be removed.

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 1998.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

July 27, 7:55 pm: Theological Hall - While patrolling main campus, the Security Supervisor observed an individual who appeared injured near the tennis courts. When approached, they reported she had twisted her ankle and needed to go to the hospital to be checked out. Security applied an ice pack and secured the ankle before having her transported to nearby hospital along with a friend. 

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.


THEFT UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

July 27, 3:25 pm: JDUC - A caller reported their silver 12 inch G4 powerbook was just recently stolen from an office while left briefly unattended.  A custodian in the area reported spotting a suspicious male exiting the scene around the time, but when he yelled at the individual he quickly fled the building and quickly rode off on a bike left unlocked just outside the doors.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male in his late teens or early 20s, between 5'10" - 6'0" tall and approximately 150 lbs with short dark hair.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a dark shirt, dark pants and a black & white baseball cap.

July 10, 12:00 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant contacted Campus Security to report the front wheel of his vehicle was stolen while parked in one of the lots.  Kingston City Police were informed by the owner and they attended along with Security to take a report.

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.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

July 27, 10:45 am: Goodes Hall - An individual attended the Security Office to report she'd locked her bicycle to the Goodes Hall bike racks two weeks earlier and returned today to discover it'd been stolen. It is a new 18" frame black Norco bike with silver detailing and 18" wheels.

July 27, 10:05 am: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported his maroon color mountain bike was stolen while locked up outside.

July 15, 4:35 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported their toddler's bicycle was stolen sometime earlier that afternoon.  It is a red and black bike with a pink thread on the handle.

July 15, 2:50 pm: Richardson Hall - Campus Security was informed a silver "Univega" 18-speed mountain bike with red lettering was stolen from where it had been locked to the racks outside.

July 11, 2:00 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC was contacted and informed a bicycle had been stolen from a house located near main campus. It is a new metallic light blue bike with a 13" frame and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.

July 7, 4:43 pm: McArthur Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen from the main entrance of the building. It had been secured with a chain lock which was cut and left at the scene. Security staff were informed and the caller provided with the number for Kingston City Police. It is a yellow & blue 'Kallin Hooligan' brand mountain bike with a Canadian sticker on the front.

July 6, 8:25 pm: Goodes Hall - 20:25 - A caller reported the front wheel from her bike was stolen between 12:30-8:00 pm that day. It is a new blue and silver CCM bike.

July 6, 11:00 am: Victoria Hall - A student reported her bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside the Residence. It is a light blue mountain bike with white lettering and rust on the handle bars.

July 2, 6:10 pm: John Orr Tower - KPS reported receiving a call from an individual claiming to have witnessed a bike theft. No description of the bike or the suspect(s) were provided.

July 2, 11:20 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported his car was vandalized and his young son's bike was stolen from outside. Security took a report, as did KPD, and the Security Supervisor located the son's bike on main campus after which it was returned to the owner.

July 1, 6:58 pm: Stirling Hall - A staff member reported a bicycle theft had occurred at the building's south bike racks at around 2:00 pm that day. The stolen bike is a dark blue mountain bike with front and rear shocks.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

July 11, 11:00 am: ILC/Beamish Monroe Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the building and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. The ERC then received a call from an individual who reported the source of the alarm was located in a 3rd floor classroom. KFD and Security arrived to find the sprinkler system had activated in the room and there were signs of fire damage on the ceiling.  Environmental Health & Sciences staff also attended and took a report from a group that was conducting an experiment in the room when the alarm went off.  Security cleared this incident by 1:00 pm.

July 24, 12:20 pm: An Clachan Complex - An active fire alarm was indicated for the complex and both Security & KFD responded. They arrived to find smoke on the 3rd floor of one of the buildings which was traced to an apartment where a pot of burnt chicken was discovered.  The tenant reported he'd left it on the stove while he went grocery shopping and returned just recently to find the water had boiled dry and the chicken began to burn.  KFD used blowers to ventilate the area and cleared the scene soon afterwards.

July 23, 4:52 am: Underground Garage - A fire alarm activated in the garage and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arrival, it was determined a pull station had been maliciously activated. The system was reset by Security 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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

July 22, 11:40 am: Campus - Staff reported encountering a suspicious man in an office area during office hours the previous week.. On that occasion, the staff member entered an office to find the unknown male looking out the window beside a recently delivered Dell computer CPU still in its box. When questioned, the individual stated he was there looking for his friend named "Dell" who supposedly worked in the building. When informed no one by that name worked there, the individual quickly exited the office and disappeared.

The suspect was described as in his early to mid-20s with short light colored hair, approximately 6'2" tall and 250 lbs. At the time of this incident he was wearing a red t-shirt, blue athletic pants, and sweating profusely.

Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately 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.


BREAK-IN / ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN (OFF CAMPUS PROPERTY):

July 22, 8:40 am: Student Housing Area - A student living near main campus attended the Security office to report their house was broken into last night while the occupants were asleep.  They reported the back door was confirmed secure just after midnight but found it wide open at 8:15 the following morning.  It was determined the intruder had cut the screen in the door to gain access.

The only property confirmed missing at that time was a bicycle and some beer from the fridge.

July 18, 1:30 pm: Student Housing Area - A student living near main campus contacted the ERC to report an attempted break-in at her home during the early hours of the previous day. In that attempt, the perpetrator stacked some objects below a window and tore the screens off, but was unable to open the locked window itself.   When the tenants contacted KPD, they were informed the house next door had been successfully broken into around the same time. In that incident, the perpetrator broke a window to gain access, cutting himself in the process.

Report any suspicious activity around your home immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111). Please ensure that you close and lock your 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 (549-2111).


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

July 20, 11:40 am: Campus - Campus Security was informed an individual was observed stealing an empty 5 gallon water bottle from an office. The bottle was later retrieved when the thief was chased down by office staff. 
He was described as being a Caucasian male in his early 20s, about 5'11" with short dark hair, a thin build and bad teeth.  

July 12, 9:50 am: Campus - A student reported noticing a nearly full 5 gallon water bottle was missing from an office area - likely stolen between 5:30 and 9:45 pm that evening.

July 5, 12:00 pm: Campus - Staff reported a break-in had occurred during the previous weekend. A number of filing cabinets were forced open and an area containing about a dozen laptop computers was entered...

NOTE: No laptops were stolen in this incident- likely due to the fact those computers were engraved to identify them as Queen's University property and were loaded with anti-theft software.  
You can contact Campus Security @ 533-6733 to borrow an engraver for etching your personal or department computers and other equipment.

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.
 


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

July 3, 4:35 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.

July 12, 1:35 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.


GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

July 7, 8:00 am: Off Campus - The Emergency Report Center received a call shortly after the terrorist attacks in London from an individual requesting assistance in locating a student studying at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK. The ERC contacted International Centre staff who made contact with the castle and reported back all students were safe and accounted for.


NOISE COMPLAINT:

July 6, 11:40 pm: West Campus - The Emergency Report Center received a call about a group of rowdy individuals running around the West Campus area and both the Security Supervisor and a Patrol attended. Upon arrival they found a high school student covered in egg in the parking lot of John Orr Tower. He explained that he and some friends were having an egg fight and a couple other young males were observed at the nearby tennis courts.  

The youth was instructed to leave the area to avoid noise complaints and possible property damage and Security approached the other individuals to speak with them, but they ran off.  Security monitored their activities with a spotlight while they ran around the area and eventually fled the property. The first youth stated he'd pass on Security's request to stay away from the area.

Security staff checked vehicles and buildings at west campus and observed no damage or vandalism.


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