September 29, 8:25 am: Off Campus - While enroute to a fire
alarm, the Security Supervisor reported a large section of tree had fallen
onto a parked car and was covering most of the roadway between Harkness Hall
and KCVI High School. Kingston City Works was informed of the incident
and the area was cleaned up later that day.
(~100 kb) showing Tree Limb on Earl Street / S8
September 29, 2:30 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated
in the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. An
RLC met the respondents and reported a basement pull station had been
activated maliciously. Security reset the system at 2:45 am and KFD cleared
September 25, 3:25 am:
Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence
and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. Soon after arriving they
discovered someone had emptied a fire extinguisher on the first floor,
activating a smoke detector. The system was reset, Residence custodians
were contacted for clean up, and KFD cleared the scene by 3:40 am.
September 18, 1:20 am: Leggett Hall - A
fire alarm activated at the Residence and the ERC contacted KFD & Security
to attend. Soon after arriving they observed a pull station had been activated
maliciously. Security reset the system at 1:30 am and KFD cleared the scene.
September 11, 3:05 am: Leonard Hall
- A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD
and Security were informed to attend. Soon after arrival they determined a
pull station had been activated maliciously. Security reset the system at 3:15
and KFD cleared the scene.
September 6, 3:05 am: Gordon Brockington House - A
fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both Security and KFD were
informed to attend. Upon arrival it was quickly determined a pull station had
been activated maliciously. Security reset the system at 3:16 am and KFD
cleared the scene.
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.
September 29, 2:20 am: Off Campus - Kingston Police dispatch
contacted the ERC to request Security meet an officer at a building near main
campus where a Queen's student & friend were discovered on the roof
throwing tennis balls into a parking lot. The Security Supervisor attended and
confirmed one individual was a Queen's student and the other was identified as
being a friend of his from England. Incident details were provided to AMS
Judicial for review.
September 24, 9:05 pm:
Old Medical Building - While on duty at a concert on Campus,
Security staff observed a young male digging in some mulch surrounding a tree,
then walk away. When Security attended to check the area, the youth
returned and confessed he'd buried two knives which were then retrieved and
confiscated. The individual was escorted to a Kingston City Police
Officer, also stationed at the concert, who confirmed the items were
prohibited weapons (switch blade, flick action knives) and arranged for
another Officer to take the high school student into custody. A female friend
of the individual also approached Security and claimed the two had obtained
blue wristbands to attend the concert by asking Queen's students to get them
for them. Both she and the arrested male were issued Notices of
Prohibition (hers for the night and his indefinitely), banning them from
September 10, 9:05 am:
Grease Pole Event - Security staff were approached by a Stu-Con
reporting a student had been ejected from a bus due to excessive intoxication,
and he needed some other transportation back to campus. Security agreed to
arrange for transportation but the individual soon became uncooperative and
belligerent; insisting he would not leave the area and made accusations
towards the Stu-Cons and Security. The student also refused to provide ID when
requested to do so, even after being reminded he was required to do so
according to the Queen's Code of Conduct, and then started to leave the area;
insisting he would walk home. At that point, a Kingston City Police officer
stationed at the event was asked to assist. However the student also
repeatedly refused to provide ID to the Officer and was eventually arrested
him for Public Intoxication. He was subsequently identified and details of
this incident were provided to AMS Judicial for review.
September 7, 1:00 am: Campus - While
on mobile patrol of main campus, Security Supervisors observed a KPD Officer
engaged in arresting a student near the corner of Bader Lane and Lower Albert
Street. Security approached the Officers and were informed they'd been driving
down Bader Lane and spotted the student standing in the middle of the road.
They stopped and exited their vehicle to request identification, however the
student allegedly became belligerent and uncooperative with the officers and
was subsequently arrested and transported downtown. Details of the incident
were forwarded to AMS Judicial for review.
September 7, 11:45 pm: Victoria Hall - Security
staff encountered an intoxicated student who refused to go to the 'Campus
Observation Room' (COR) at the request of a Residence Don and member of the
MCRC due to his level of intoxication and because they could not find a
friend who would agree to monitor him overnight. He was given the choice
of staying at the Observation Room for the night or having City Police called,
and although the student initially agreed to stay at COR he later tried to
leave and repeatedly refused to stay until finally City Police were requested
to attend. Officers arrived soon afterwards and - after issuing him with
an under age drinking fine - escorted him to COR where he spent the remainder
of the night. Details were also forwarded to AMS Judicial for review.
/ BIKE PARTS THEFT:
September 28, 11:20 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported
their bicycle had been stolen sometime within the previous few days while
secured to the bike racks outside. It is a Triumph Lazer, serial# RE860809.
September 27, 12:20
pm: Stirling Hall - A student reported his grey & black
'Trek' bicycle with shocks on the front wheels (serial# C45AN508) was stolen
sometime between 10:00 am and noon that day. A report was also filed with
Kingston City Police.
September 26, 2:00 pm:
Student Housing Area - A student reported his bike was stolen
from in front of his home located near Main Campus sometime between 1:00 am
and 8:00 am in the morning. The bike had been secured to a gate with a
U-lock through the front wheel, however that wheel was left behind and the
front wheel of his housemate's bike was stolen. It is a silver &
blue Striker with a broken right-hand brake and a disconnected left-hand brake.
September 21, 1:00
pm: Richardson Labs - KGH Security reported a Queen's staff
member had filed a bike theft report with them the previous day. According
to their report, the individual's red 'Gary Fisher' brand bicycle was stolen
sometime during the day while locked up outside Richardson Labs. A report
had also been filed with Kingston City Police.
September 20, 1:35
pm: Campus - A student contacted Security to report her
bicycle was stolen just earlier from outside Louise D Action and she
discovered it in the racks outside Clark Hall, although the seat and her
helmet were missing. Security attended that location and was soon
approached by another student inside the Bookstore who claimed her blue
'Trek' model bike had also been stolen from outside Clark Hall. It is
suspected the thief who stole the first bicycle rode it to Clark Hall and
then left it behind to steal the second bike. Both owners filed a
report with Kingston City Police.
September 19, 9:40
pm: Clark Hall - A caller reported her blue 18-speed 'Super
Cycle' mountain bike was stolen while locked to the racks outside Clark Hall
Bookstore. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.
September 19, 9:00 pm: Ban Righ Hall -
A caller reported his 21-speed silver Trek mountain bike was stolen from the
'garbage room' inside the Residence. A report was also filed with Kingston
September 17, 3:40 pm: Victoria Hall
- Caller reported his red, 21 speed Trek brand bicycle was
stolen from where he'd lock it up overnight a few days earlier. A report was
also filed with Kingston City police.
September 15, 9:10 pm: Victoria Hall
- The ERC received a report of a bike theft outside the
Residence. It is a green & black 'Catler Traveller' with dual handlebars.
The caller was also transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report.
September 15, 5:25 pm: Policy Studies Building - A
caller reported his bike was stolen from where he'd secured it to the bike
racks with a cable lock. It is a Baracuda A2R5 bike - serial# AR3121322 .
The caller was also transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report with
September 12, 4:05 pm: JDUC - A
caller filed a theft report for his bicycle left locked up to the bike racks
overnight . It is a silver 24 speed Rally Tarantula bike with a Tarantula
sticker on the side.
September 12, 2:55 pm: Gordon Brockington House - A
student reported his black & red 6-speed Supercycle mountain bike was
stolen from where it had been locked up for a couple of days.
September 12, 1:00 pm: Leonard Hall - A
student reported his black, 21 speed Maori Carrera mountain bike was stolen
sometime during the previous weekend.
September 11, 2:30 pm: Waldron Tower
- A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report their silver
mountain bike was stolen from where it had been locked up to the bicycle racks
out front. The caller was advised to also file a report with Kingston City
September 8, 8:25 am: Victoria Hall
- A student reported his bike was stolen within the previous
24 hours from where it had been locked to the racks outside Vic
Hall. It is a grey 28-speed 'Gary Fisher' mountain bike with wide tires.
The caller was also advised to file a 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.
September 25, 4:05 am:
Ontario Hall - The ERC received a report from a "blue
light" Emergency Phone of an intoxicated male passed-out in front of the
building. Security staff attended and managed to wake the individual,
who immediately stood up and ran a short distance almost into nearby
traffic. He eventually sat down but appeared unable to identify himself
or where he lived, and a check of his backpack revealed only an almost-empty
bottle of rum and a 2 litre bottle of coke (it was later learned the man was
likely from Ottawa). KPD was contacted to take the individual to DETOX
for the night and an Officer was on scene within a few minutes.
September 25, 3:45
am: Residences - A Residence Don contacted the ERC to
request an Ambulance and Queen's First Aid be called for an intoxicated
student. Both services were notified to attend, but subsequently cancelled a
couple minutes later by Security Supervisors who were informed upon arrival
the student had consumed only three beer that night and was both responsive
and able to walk on her own. She was escorted into her Residence and
monitored by a Don for the remainder of the night.
September 19, 5:20 pm: Campus
- A Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a man
had just requested medical assistance for a male individual in the parking lot
outside - also indicating 911 had been called. Security & Queen's
First Aid were notified by the ERC and arrived to find KFD on scene
administering aid to the individual. They were joined a short while later by
paramedics who continued to treat the man before transporting him to Kingston
General Hospital. Campus Security were able to determine the
individual's identity through a Queen's Retiree Parking Permit in his vehicle
and informed University Administration.
September 9, 1:50 am: JDUC
- A caller reported noticing broken glass in a display case and
observed a male individual
walking away headed towards the Queen's First Aid Office. Just
as Security Supervisors were informed to attend, the QFA Office called
the ERC to request one of their teams be dispatched there for an individual with glass
in his eye. Security staff arrived soon afterwards and were told by the
individual that he'd 'punched something' and got some glass in his eye.
QFA flushed his eye and provided a patch, then had him transported to KGH for
September 6, 3:25 am: Gordon Brockington House - The
Residence's desk clerk contacted the ERC to report an intoxicated male was at
the desk and in need of some attention. Security staff attended and met
with the individual who identified himself as being a 2nd year student and had
a large gash on his forehead and a bump on his head. The student
informed Security that he'd told his roommate to smash a bottle over his head
and the roommate complied. He was convinced to be checked out at the
hospital and was subsequently transported to KGH for treatment.
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.
September 25, 1:00 am:
Residences - A student reported having lost her Residences keys and
her student card which was attached to the keys. She was transferred to
Residence staff to arrange for her rooms locks to be changed and cautioned
to not have her keys attached to her student card, as that makes it easier for
anyone who finds the keys to also locate where the keys are for. The
student was also advised to find other accommodations for the night and
arranged to stay with a friend.
Do not attach your keys to a student card
or other ID that may make it easy for someone finding the keys to also locate
your residence. If you have lost or found property, check out our Lost
& Found page and submit an online form.
/ THEFT (RESIDENCES / STUDENT HOUSING):
September 24, 10:15
pm: Residences - A Don contacted the ERC to report a student
had recently entered his room to discover a ladder had been placed up against
his ground floor window, the screen pushed out, and foot prints on his bed.
Security attended to meet the student and informed nothing appeared missing
from the room - it was suspected the perpetrator simply walked right through
the room to make their way to some other room in the building. No
suspects were located and the ladder-like object was removed. The student was
also advised to keep his window locked when he was away from the room.
September 8, 12:00 am: Student Housing Area
- A student residing near main campus reported her home was entered sometime
during the previous day - possibly through an unlocked back door - and stole a
Toshiba laptop computer, a DVD player, and a CD player. A report was also
filed with Kingston City Police.
September 7, 12:40 am: Student Housing Area - A
student reported his home off campus had been broken into between 9:00 pm and
10:45 pm that night. The perpetrator apparently entered through a 3rd
floor window and exited out the front door, taking an XBox video game console,
~50 DVD movies, a digital camera and a watch. The student also
filed a report with Kingston City Police.
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, if off-campus, to Kingston City Police (549-2111).
September 24, 4:40 pm:
Richardson Stadium - Security staff stationed at the
University football game were informed of an intoxicated male exposing himself
outside the gate. Security Supervisors and City Police attended the
area, and as they approached observed a male exposing his backside to people
walking by. StuCons at the scene also reported the individual exposed
his genitals just prior to Security's arrival, and Officers subsequently
arrested him for indecent exposure and took him into custody. The
individual - who was visiting Queen's from another University - was sent a
Notice of Prohibition banning him from the property.
PERSONS / ACTIVITY:
September 20, 5:50 pm:
Botterell Hall - The ERC received a report of two young males
acting suspiciously around the bicycle racks outside Botterell Hall - possibly
engaged in stealing a bike. The Security Supervisor attended and located
the two youths in front of a nearby building. Both were riding older worn
bikes and one was seen wiping his hands, claiming to have gotten grease on
them.. Both claimed they were just riding through campus and willing showed
the contents of their backpack (which contained only two binders) however
neither were affiliated with the University so were issued Notices of
Prohibition, banning them from the property.
September 19, 8:50 pm: Ontario Hall - A
student contacted the ERC to report recently encountering an unknown male
attempting to cut the lock on his bike secured to some racks outside the
building. As he approached the bike racks, the suspect ran off towards
Theological Hall and disappeared. The caller reported there was no damage to
his bike but the lock had been cut up quite a bit. Security staff were
informed and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
He was described as being a very tanned
Caucasian male in his mid-40s, about 5'8" tall with an average build and
had a brown mustache.
September 19, 3:45 pm: Campus - A
staff person contacted the ERC to report having observed a man exit her
building with a computer monitor and place it inside a vehicle that did not
appear to have rear plates. The man was then seen to reentered the building
and exit a few minutes later with another computer monitor and placed it
inside the vehicle. Then he got in the car and drove off, at which point the
witness noticed the vehicle may not have had any front plates either and
contacted the ERC. Security staff - already mobile on campus - were
dispatched and searched the but were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.
He was described as being a Caucasian male
in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6'1" tall with a slim build and
closely cropped brown hair. The vehicle appeared to be a silver colored
older model compact car with some rust.
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.
September 15, 10:20 pm: Off Campus
- The ERC received a call from an individual who reported he
was riding his bike to the An Clachan Complex when someone drove by in a green
pickup truck and threw a cake at him. The caller then rode after the
vehicle and caught up to it after it stopped at a nearby set of traffic
lights. The bicyclist stood in front of the truck and managed to record a
partial license plate number before the light turned green and the truck drove
off. The caller reported he was able to get out of the way before it hit him,
but his bike was knocked over by the truck as it sped off. He had
already been in touch with City Police and stated he would be contacting them
again to file a more thorough report.
UNDER $5000 (PERSONAL PROPERTY):
September 13, 6:10 pm: PhysEd Centre
- Staff reported recent two thefts from the men's locker room
- Security attended and was informed two lockers had their locks cut and some
cash, a watch, & a Lotto 6/49 ticket were stolen from inside.
September 12, 12:00 pm: Campus - A
prof contacted Campus Security to report a number of backpacks and purses were
rummaged through while left hanging on hooks outside a classroom, with an
unknown amount of cash stolen. Two female individuals were spotted in the
general around that time, but were both student aged and only a brief
description was provided.
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.
September 9, 10:25 pm: Humphrey Hall -
A Security Patrol reported observing two males break into the building - one
was detained and the other fled the scene. A Security Supervisor attended to
meet the Patrol while another searched for the fleeing suspect. The
detained individual became uncooperative and also attempted to leave the area,
so a City Police officer stationed on campus for an event was dispatched and -
after a short scuffle - handcuffed and arrested the individual who was not
affiliate with Queen's. He was issued a Notice of Prohibition by Security,
banning him from the property, and transported downtown by Police.
September 6, 8:30 am: Campus - A
staff member reported his office was broken into sometime during the previous
weekend. Items missing included a Toshiba Satellite M50 laptop computer
(serial# 85178826k), a Dell Computer's CPU (Serial# 5669-1866), a white
generic computer CPU (serial# INT865GLCL), a silver BTS 2003 CPU
(serial# 030979577003), and a data projector.
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.
September 6, 2:20 am: JDUC - The
ERC received a report that about a dozen intoxicated and disorderly students
were removing their clothing and throwing furniture around inside the
building. The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the students who
were agreeable and left the area soon afterwards.
September 5, 4:15 pm: Richardson Stadium - While
providing security at a Queen's football, Security Supervisors observed a
water bottle being thrown onto the field and narrowly missing an
official. Student Constables in the stands escorted the suspect to an
exit gate where the student was questioned by Security. The student
refused to provide identification when asked - contrary to the Queen's Code of
Conduct - and continued to be uncooperative with staff. At that point Kingston
City Police stationed at the event were contacted and eventually attained ID
from two individuals involved. They also issued them with Trespass to
Property fines, they were prohibited from the stadium for one year, and the
incident details were provided to AMS Judicial for review.
September 5, 12:45 pm: An Clachan Complex
- A tenant reported his vehicle was broken into sometime since the
previous evening and a battery, tools, jumper cables, gloves and a pair of
sunglasses were stolen 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.
CONTROL / ANIMAL RELATED:
September 1, 7:24 pm: Student Housing Area
- A student residing in a Queen's owned house reported a
squirrel was inside their home - possibly attracted to the small tree they
have inside - and was running around tearing up some of the furniture. The
caller initially requested Apartment & Housing staff be contacted to help
remove the squirrel, but cancelled that request when a friend dropped by who
could assist them.