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ARCHIVE: September 2005

MISCELLANEOUS:

Tree Limb on Earl StreetSeptember 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.

Pictures (~100 kb) showing Tree Limb on Earl Street / S8


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

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 the call.

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.

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 OFFENCES:

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 University property.

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.


BICYCLE / 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 City Police.

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 their department.

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 Police.

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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

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 additional treatment..

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.


LOST PROPERTY:

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.


BREAK-IN / 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).


INDECENT ACTS:

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.


SUSPICIOUS 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) 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.


ASSAULT:

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.


THEFT 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.


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

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.

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.
 


UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY:

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.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

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.


PEST 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.


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