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ARCHIVE: October 2005

THEFT FROM A VEHICLE:

October 30, 10:00 pm: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security Supervisors observed a van with its doors wide open parked in a laneway.  Two males were spotted nearby but quickly walked away as Security staff approached the area. The interior of the van contained luggage, purses and identification and the owners - located inside an adjacent building - stated the doors had been closed but unlocked when they left. It was later determined nothing was missing from the vehicle, although it is suspected the two unknown males observed nearby earlier may have opened the doors but were interrupted when Security arrived.

October 28, 10:05 pm: West Campus - The ERC was informed a vehicle had been broken into while parked in the West Campus lot for about a week. There was no damage caused to the vehicle but a power converter, stereo face plate, and some coins 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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

October 30, 3:58 pm: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. Soon after arriving, they were informed by dons the alarm had been activated when something was sprayed into a detector. KFD cleared the scene after Security reset the system at 4:09 pm.

October 19, 11:25 pm: Chown Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Soon after they arrived, the RLC informed them a student has burned popcorn which set off a detector.  The system was reset by Security at 11:32 and KFD cleared the scene.

October 14, 12:00 am: McNeill House - A fire alarm activation was received for the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  Upon arrival they determined a pull station had been activated for no apparent reason.  Residence Dons reported some students claimed to have seen who set set off the alarm, but were reluctant to come forward with the information.. They were asked to contact Security if any additional information was forthcoming and a report was generated for full-time Residence Staff.  Campus Security reset the alarm system at 00:12 am and KFD cleared the scene.

October 6, 5:10 am: Chown Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD was informed to attend. Security and KFD determined soon after arrival that a smoke detector had been activated by burnt toast on the 3rd floor.  Security reset the system at 5:24 am and KFD cleared the scene.

October 4, 8:35 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Upon arrival they tracked a burning smell to an electrical room fuse box.  The system was reset at KFD's request and an electrician called in to check the equipment. He subsequently disabled the electrical box - which affected only the building's exterior lighting - and Security arranged to have some nearby stadium lights left on for the night to provide adequate lighting of the Residence's exterior.

October 2, 2:15 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD were informed to attend.  They were met by the Security Supervisor and it was quickly determined a smoke detector had been activated by burnt food in a common room. The system was reset by Security at 2:23 and KFD cleared the scene.

October 1, 3:45 am: Campus - While patrolling campus, the Security Supervisor located a large dumpster fire outside Grant Hall.  Kingston Fire & Rescue were informed and dispatched.  Eight minutes later, while KFD were on scene extinguishing this fire, another report was received that a dumpster was on fire outside the JDUC. Soon afterwards, a third dumpster fire was reported outside the Jock Harty Arena but it was no longer burning when KFD arrived.

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.


ASSAULT:

October 30, 1:00 pm: Douglas Library - A student reported he was assaulted by five unknown males while he was walking home from a Halloween party outside Douglas Library the previous evening.  The suspects were briefly described as being between 18 and 22 years old and may have been under the influence of drugs.  QFA were informed and attended to treated his injuries.


DISORDERLY CONDUCT:

October 28, 11:05 pm: JDUC - Alfie's Pub staff contacted the ERC to request Security assist with a patron asked to leave after allegedly trying to steal tip money.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke with the individual who was alternately cooperative and belligerent with staff, but ultimately refused to leave the area.  After repeated warnings, Kingston City Police were called to attend. However the individual also refused their requests to leave, was placed under arrest and - after some resistance - transported from the scene at 11:47 pm.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

October 26, 11:15 am: Jean Royce Hall - A caller reported her bike was stolen from inside the Residence's bike compound sometime within the past week. The locking cable had been cut and other cut locks were noticed in the compound as well.. It is a red Gary Fisher bicycle with front shocks.

October 24, 11:24 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported his bicycle's frame and rear wheel were stolen from the Residence's bike compound sometime overnight - the secured front wheel was left behind..  The frame is black with a red stripe and has "Hoogie" and "Boulevard" written on the sides.

October 20, 5:00 pm: Biosciences Complex - A staff member reported his bike was stolen sometime between 3:00 and 4:00pm that day. It is a silver "Ironhorse" with front and rear suspension. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

October 20, 11:40 am: Chernoff Hall - A student reported her silver CCM mountain bicycle was stolen from where she had chained it up to the building's bike racks a couple days earlier.

October 17, 3:00 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported his bicycle was stolen from just outside the Residence's bike compound.  It is a silver 'Dyno' BMX-style bike.

October 15, 9:35 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A caller reported two bikes appeared to have been stolen from the Residence's bike compound with their cut locks found on the ground. The building's desk clerk and full time Res. staff were notified of the incident.

October 14, 10:56 pm: Biosciences Complex - A student reported his black w. red trim " Trek 800 C" bicycle was stolen from where he'd locked it to the building's bike racks. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

October 6, 8:05 pm: McLaughlin Hall - A student reported their bike had been stolen sometime during the previous day between 7pm and 8pm.  It is a white and silver 'Gary Fisher' Hybrid bike.

October 5, 10:00 pm: McLaughlin Hall - A caller reported his bike was stolen from where it has been left outside the building. It is a dark grey 21-speed 'Maryn' bicycle. 

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

October 21, 2:15 pm: Campus - A staff member reported recently encountering a suspicious male who entered their second floor office.  When questioned, the man claimed to be looking for directions to a hospital which staff provided and he left, but then the individual was then seen immediately entering a building right next door.  The man was last seen headed off campus property and Security dispatched to locate the man but he was not found.

The individual was described as being in his mid-30s, about 5'11" with a stocky build, dirty blond hair, a ruddy complexion, and had a tattoo on his hand.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a puffy jacket (possibly blue and red) and carrying a yellow and black backpack.

October 20, 8:45 pm: Clachan Complex - A caller reported witnessing a suspicious looking male looking into ground floor apartment windows at buildings 1 and 2 of the complex about 20 minutes earlier..  Security staff attended to search the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as being a male in his 40s with a mustache and was wearing a red ball cap, black puffy jacket and was riding a bicycle.

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).

October 15, 2:00 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported he'd just chased an unknown male he'd witnessed attempting to look into the windows of a nearby house that has female occupants.  The man quickly fled the scene when he was confronted and managed to elude the witness who then contacted City Police to file a report.

The suspect was briefly described as being in his early 20s, about 5'10" tall with a thin build & light color hair, and wearing a denim jacket.

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).

October 14, 2:45 pm: Campus - Staff contacted the ERC to report an unknown man entered their office area and began looking around one of their desks. When questioned about his presence there, he mumbled something and left the scene.  Other staff in the building reported also encountering the man.  The Security Supervisor was notified and did a complete interior and exterior search but did not locate the individual.

October 13, 3:00 pm: Campus/Student Housing Area - A student reported she was walking through the MacCorry Hall parking lot at around 7:30 the previous evening, when she noticed two males were following her.  As she left main campus, the two yelled out belligerent and inappropriate comments directed towards the student before eventually leaving her alone.  

The suspects were briefly described as: (1) a taller Caucasian male with a thin build in his mid to late 20s, wearing a black hoodie w. a white logo pulled up over his head, and worn jeans. (2) a shorter Caucasian male in his mid to late 20s with a stocky build and dark hair, wearing a dark leather jacket and dark pants.

If you require an escort during the school year, please call Walkhome at 533-9255 (533-WALK).  According to their website, Walkhome's escort boundaries are "south to Lake Ontario, west to West Campus, north to York St. (a few blocks north of Princess Street) and to east to Ontario street". If you require an escort from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 533-6080 or by using a Campus emergency "blue light" phone, payphone or assistance phone .

October 2, 12:10 am: Campus - The ERC received a call reporting a suspicious male had been walking down University Avenue offering to sell marijuana to people and - at one point - urinated on the side of Ellis Hall.   A description was provided - Male, 5'10" tall with shoulder length black hair, blue jeans and a tan shirt - but Security staff were unable to locate him anywhere on campus.

October 1, 12:45 pm: Residences - A Residence don contacted the ERC to report being informed by some students that a couple of individuals were inside the building, identifying themselves as being with Campus Security and looking for a 'wanted' person.  The caller could not provide a description of those individuals or any information about who they were looking for, and the actual witnesses had left the building to get some lunch..

The Security Supervisor attended and searched the building but was unable to locate the suspects.  It was later learned the two individuals in question were Maintenance staff looking for a breaker room and wearing Residence ID badges at the time..

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 / THEFT (QUEEN'S PROPERTY):

October 19, 12:00 pm: Campus - Staff reported two office were broken into over the weekend and some electronic & audio/visual equipment stolen. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

October 17, 11:30 am: Campus - Staff report an office area was broken into sometime overnight and some cash, a desk top computer and some digital cameras were stolen. Kingston City Police were also informed.

October 11, 8:30 am: Campus - Staff reported property theft occurred sometime during the previous few days, and a Desk Top Hard Drive (serial# IMBL2800FSB), a grey HP Printer (HPCP1700PS), and twin Harmon Cardon speakers were stolen.

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.
 


BREAK-IN / THEFT (RESIDENCES / STUDENT HOUSING):

October 18, 11:20 am: Residences - A student reported his laptop computer was stolen from his room while it was unoccupied for a few hours.  The caller initially stated both the room door and window were closed and secured, but after police investigated the incident it was revealed the window had been left ajar.  The black Toshiba laptop was sitting on a desk near the window and it is suspected the thief simply reached through the opening and grabbed it.

October 5, 10:10 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported a laptop computer was stolen from home and indicated the thief likely gained access through an open bedroom window.  The computer is a Toshiba Tecra S1, Serial Number: 83029435F .

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).

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.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT (UNDER $5000):

October 16, 2:20 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported she'd left her backpack - containing a purse and laptop computer - unattended at a study carol and returned 20 minutes later to discover it had been stolen.  The knapsack is red & white and contained a silver Toshiba Techra laptop. The student was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

October 16, 1:55 am: Residences - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to request Queen's First Aid attend to treat an intoxicated and vomiting student who suffered an injury after banging his head on the toilet.  Security & QFA treated the student on scene and Res Maintenance attended for clean up. QFA and Security cleared the call at 2:22 am.

October 15, 12:25 am: Off Campus - The ERC received a call from an individual reported a student-aged male was passed out on the lawn of his house not far from main campus. Security staff attended and found the intoxicated individual asleep on the house's front walkway, but he was not cooperative with attempts to wake him up. KPD were called to determine whether he could be transported to DETOX for the night, but he was uncooperative with their efforts as well.  The student - identified through ID found on his person - continued to vomit and remain incoherent, so Regional Ambulance was contacted to transport him to KGH for observation.

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

October 15, 1:30 am: Gordon Brockington House - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report someone had kicked out the glass in one of the Residence's exterior doors. They were advised to have Res maintenance staff attend to remove glass from the door frame and ground, and a contractor was called in to replace the glass.

October 14, 12:30 am: Residences - A Residence Don contacted the ERC to report a group of students had been outside the building around 30 minutes earlier, smashed some bottles on the ground and then left in the direction of McNeill House (where, soon afterwards, a malicious fire alarm was activated).

The caller reported being informed it was a group of about a half dozen students - all males around 6' tall with dark hair and wearing Engineering jackets, along with a female who was around 5'3" tall and wearing a cowboy hat & a red knee-length (leather) jacket.

October 8, 4:10 am: Campus - While patrolling main campus, two Security staff observed individuals discharging a fire extinguisher near University Ave and Bader Lane. Security Supervisors attended and attained ID from one of the males involved, who claimed to have found the extinguisher on the ground near a Residence building. Security issued the two individuals - who were not students - with Notices of Prohibition, banning them from the property.  The extinguisher was retrieved and turned into EH&S for recharging and to be returned to its proper location.

October 1, 12:15 am: Leonard Hall - The ERC received a report of  two individuals throwing objects at the Residence - Security Supervisors were informed to attend.  As they arrived, Security observed a small group of males outside McNeill House yelling profanities and throwing apples at some individuals on the second floor of Leonard Hall.  The group fled when Security staff approached the area, except for one male who had left a backpack on the ground.  He provided ID and his knapsack was returned. Residence Staff were also provided with details of the incident.

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.


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

October 4, 10:15 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.

October 1, 4:45 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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