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ARCHIVE: August 2005

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

August 30, 2:20 pm: Campus - Staff contacted Security to report realizing a laptop computer was stolen sometime within the previous 6 to 8 weeks..  It is a University owned Dell Latitude laptop computer (serial# JBGML71).

August 22, 10:20 am: Campus - Staff reported a black Panasonic LCD Data Projector (model# PTLC76U and serial# SE3620126) was stolen sometime during the previous weekend. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

August 22, 8:00 am: Campus - Staff reported a theft from an office area sometime during the previous weekend.  Items taken in this incident include a black w. gray Magellan GPS Receiver, an orange and black 'Black & Decker' electric Navigator saw, a white and stainless steel Mettler electric balance, a silver Canon digital camera, and a silver and brown ProStar Pentium 3 laptop computer. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

August 8, 8:00 am: Campus - Staff reported a computer was stolen sometime within the previous few days. It is a Dell Dimension 8400 (serial# 3BK9P71) featuring the CPU, flat screen monitor, mouse and keyboard. Kingston City Police was also informed of the incident.

August 5, 8:55 am: Campus - Staff reported arriving at their office to discover an IBM Thinkpad T42 PM  (serial# 99FA254) was missing and presumed stolen.  Kingston City Police were also informed.

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.
 


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

August 30, 1:35 am: Walter Light Hall - A student contacted the ERC to report an unknown male was sleeping in a lounge wrapped in a red blanket but not wearing a shirt or pants.  Security Supervisors attended and questioned the individual who was subsequently ID'd as a graduate student.  The individual was advised he was not allowed to sleep inside the building and left a short time later.

August 13, 2:10 pm: Campus - A staff member contacted the ERC to report two suspicious individuals were seen loitering in the vicinity of a wedding reception being held on campus. The appear very out of place and periodically enter and exit the area for no reason.  The Security Supervisor attended and located the two men a short distance away.  They were briefly questioned and then served with a verbal Notice of Prohibition, banning them from University property.

The suspects were described as: 
(1) Caucasian male, 18-25 years old, medium height with a thin build and medium length dark brown hair in dreadlocks. At the time of this incident he was wearing a black 'Metallica' t-shirt and black jeans cut off at the knee with a chain hanging down the side.
(2) Possibly Aboriginal male, 18-25 years old, medium height with a thin build and long dark hair in a curly pony tail.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a blue button-up collared shirt with a flames design on the bottom and black pants.

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.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

August 22, 3:00 pm: McLaughlin Hall - A caller reported his green "Specialized" bicycle was stolen from where it had been locked to the bike racks over the weekend.  The owner also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

August 13, 4:30 pm: An Clachan Complex - Tenant reported the lock on his light blue mountain bicycle was cut and the bike stolen sometime during the day.  The caller also filed a report with Kingston City Police.

August 5, 6:33 pm: PhysEd Centre - A caller reported the back tire of his mountain bike was stolen within the previous 30 minutes while locked to the bike racks in front of the building.

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.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

August 18, 12:45 pm: Morris Hall - a visitor to Queen's reported she'd left the passenger side window of her vehicle down overnight and discovered this morning some items had been stolen from inside. A knapsack containing some clothing and other personal effects were taken by the perpetrator(s).

August 17, 5:01 pm: West Campus - A caller reported his vehicle was broken into sometime during the day. The perpetrator smashed  a rear window and damaged a door (possibly while attempting to pry it open) and stole a wallet from inside.  The caller also comment this vehicle was a replacement car for the one he'd had stolen from this same lot about 2 weeks earlier.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police and his credit card company contacted to cancel the cards that were inside his wallet.

August 11, 3:35 pm: Richardson Stadium - A staff member with the Athletics department reported he was mowing the grass out at West Campus when he noticed a group of youths in or around his personal vehicle parked nearby.  The group began to ride off when he approached, and a quick inspection revealed a spare set of keys kept inside his vehicle were missing and presumed stolen.  The staff member attempted to pursue the group on his riding mower, but they quickly out distanced him on their bicycles.  The Security Supervisor was informed and searched the surrounding area but the suspects were not found.  The ERC received a report soon afterwards that a second unsecured vehicle had been entered around the same time and a cell phone stolen from inside.

August 9, 3:00 pm: An Clachan Complex - A caller reported his vehicle was broken into and a compact Booster kit with battery was stolen from inside.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

August 6, 8:50 pm: West Campus - While on mobile patrol of West Campus, the Security Supervisor observed a vehicle that appeared to have been broken into.  Kingston City Police were informed and a note left for the vehicle's owner.

August 5, 7:35 pm: West Campus - The ERC was informed a vehicle was broken into while parked at West Campus, and a cell phone along with its charger was stolen from inside.

August 4, 5:30 pm: West Campus - KGH staff contacted the Emergency Report Center to report their vehicle was broken into while parked in the West Campus parking lot.  The vehicle was not damaged in the incident and only a small amount of change was missing from inside.

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):

August 15, 11:05 am: Jeffrey Hall - A staff member reported there had just been some skateboarders in the area and she observed one of them fall into a door and break the glass in it.  The Security Supervisor attended and confirmed the damage but was unable to locate the skateboarders who had been described only as being in their early teens with medium height and build. Physical Plant Services was informed of the incident and requested to repair the damage.

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.


NOISE COMPLAINT:

August 10, 11:45 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant contacted the ERC to file a noise complaint, reporting there was a squealing bat in the hallway outside his apartment being chased by screaming people trying to catch it.  The ERC called an Apartment & Housing contact person to attend and check out the situation..


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

August 4, 6:20 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.

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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