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ARCHIVE: November 2005

SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

November 29, 3:19 am: Gordon Brockington House - The ERC was contacted and informed a suspicious looking older man was hanging around the vending machines inside the Residence.  Security attended the building and soon after arriving also had Kingston City Police dispatched to the scene.  Police were eventually able to ID the individual and confirmed he has a criminal record and other issues of concern.  The suspect stated he thought he was in a hospital and had been given access to the Residence by a "young man" (student).

The suspect was issued a Notice of Prohibition by Security - banning him from University property - and was released. 
He is described as being Caucasian, between 35 and 40 yrs old, approximately 6' tall with a heavy build and a large blond/grey beard. At the time of this incident he was wearing a heavy blue 3/4 length coat.

November 28, 8:15 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a call from a student residing in a house near Main Campus who reported a suspicious male had been encountered in a parking lot behind her house. The caller stated she was familiar with her neighbours who use the lot and had never seen this particular individual before. A brief description was provided, including the fact the man was carrying a flashlight.

The Security Supervisor checked the area but did not locate the individual. However later in the evening, he met up with a Kingston City Police Officer who was on foot patrol of main campus and the Student Housing Area. He matched the description provided by the student and confirmed checking the parking lot during the time of this report. Security contacted the student to let her know it was a police officer she had witnessed.

November 28, 3:25 am: Residences - A desk clerk contacted Campus Security to report an unknown male had entered a student's room about 20 minutes earlier. According to the caller, the student had been awake in bed when she heard someone enter the room.  She spoke out twice, asking who it was, before the individual mumbled a name and quickly exited the room.  When Security attended to take a report, the student confirmed she accidentally left her room door unlocked while studying earlier in the night. Security and Residence staff also searched the building but were unable to locate the male in question.

November 24, 8:10 pm: Stauffer Library - The ERC received a report of a male individual viewing inappropriate material on a library computer.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to a man who apologized for his behaviour and left the library after producing identification.  The individual was also cautioned he may be banned from the libraries if he was caught viewing inappropriate material in the future.

November 20, 2:00 am: Watts Hall -  A Residence Don contacted the ERC to report being informed a some individuals had been spotted on the ledge of the Residence looking into windows.  The suspects were described as two males about 6' tall, one wearing a pink shirt, and a female wearing a green shirt and a sombrero..  Security checked the area but did not located anyone matching those descriptions.

November 4, 3:25 am: Student Housing Area - A caller reported he and his girlfriend observed an intoxicated and belligerent man as they were walking home. They then spotted a lone female walk into a house nearby and the man immediately enter an alley beside that house. The caller, who was concerned for her safety, provided a brief description and was then transferred to Kingston City Police. The Security Supervisor immediately dispatched to search the area but the suspect was not located.

November 4, 1:20 am: Campus - A Security Patrol reported observed a group of suspicious individuals gathered outside Nicol Hall, then they entered a vehicle and sped off.  As the Security Supervisor arrived on scene, the suspects' vehicle was observed doing a U-turn and continued to drive erratically on campus - at one point a bottle was spotted being thrown out the window and later determined to contain a small amount of wine.  

Kingston City Police were contacted and arrived within minutes to detain the driver, who was later charged with Dangerous Driving and not having proper documentation for the vehicle.  None of the student age individuals were from Queen's and all but the driver were intoxicated.  Their IDs were attained by Security and one person was issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning her from the property.

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):

November 28, 7:45 am: Campus - Staff reported a number of areas had been broken into and property stolen.  Security, Kingston City Police and KPD's IDENT Unit attended to investigate the incident.  Stolen items included: 4 black HP CPU Towers (serial# 3849320517, 3870889123, SMXD51008G0, and SMXD510089C), An IBM 240 laptop computer (serial# 99CZYVF IBM T40), an IBM T40 laptop computer (serial# 99CZYXP IBM T40), an Olympus C-5000 zoom digital camera (model# 225415, serial# 152056740), and a Minolta Vectis S-1 (model V56-170/4.5-5.6, serial# 98608502).

November 23, 9:00 am: Campus - A staff member reported some offices had been broken into and a laptop computer stolen.  Both Campus Security and Kingston City Police attended to take a report and investigate the scene. The stolen laptop is a Toshiba Protege S100, Serial #  650149H .

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.
 


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

November 26, West Campus: 4:00 pm - A student reported the tires were stolen off his mountain bike while it was left in a secured area.

November 21, 2:40 pm: Douglas Library - A student reported her bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside Douglas Library sometime between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm.  The bike is a bright blue Kona Lanai with the digits 6820907 etched on it.

November 17, 6:00 pm: Fleming Hall - A caller reported the front tire was stolen off her bicycle while secured to the bike racks.  It is a "Slick" tire with blue chrome on the rim.

November 14, 4:35 pm: JDUC - A caller reported his Diamondback bicycle (serial# 1A9C12716) was stolen during the evening of November 1. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

November 14, 4:21 pm: Jeffrey Hall - A student reported his Shimano "Energy" bike was stolen sometime during the evening of November 10 while secured with a coil lock.  The caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

November 10, 8:35 pm: Walter Light Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen sometime within the previous two and a half hours. It is a gray & black Rally with extended handlebars. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

November 7, 9:10 am: Ban Righ Foundation - A caller reported encountering a suspicious male checking out her bicycle while it was locked up beside the building.  He quickly left the area when he spotted the bike's owner, but remained nearby until confronted, at which point he rode away on a dark (blue?) colored bicycle.  He was described as being between 18 & 22 years old, about 5'4" tall with a slim build, dark hair and a grubby complexion.

November 5, 1:45 pm: Walter Light Hall - A student reported his bike was stolen sometime between 10:00 am and 1:45 pm that day.  It is a white Altera with a black stripe (serial# 1360433361 ). A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

November 4, 3:00 pm: Leggett Hall - A caller reported a grey (w. red, black and white) "Shwin Meranoi" 24-speed bicycle - serial# L031203613 - was stolen from the bike racks outside the Residence. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

November 3, 10:55 pm: Stauffer Library - The ERC received a report that a bike had been stolen from where it had been secured to the bicycle racks with a chain cable lock. It is a blue GT Tempest with a water bottle holder.

November 3, 9:10 pm: Beamish Monroe / ILC - A student reported his green "Giant Igwana" bicycle with front and rear fenders was stolen sometime after 5:30 pm that day from where it had been secured to the bike racks. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

November 3, 9:10 pm: Clark Hall - A student reported her blue "2002 Giant Option" Women's bike was stolen sometime after 2:30 pm that day.  The bike also has a white wire basket, headlight, and speedometer.  Serial # GZ1UO706 .  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

November 3, 2:50 pm: PhysEd Centre - The ERC received a report that a black "Trek" bicycle frame and rear wheel were stolen from where they were secured to the bike racks outside the PEC.  The front wheel was left behind still locked to the racks.

November 2, 2:00 pm: Waldron Tower - A student reported their bicycle had been stolen from the Residence's bicycle racks sometime within the previous few days. It is a blue & silver dual suspension "Giant" bike with two unique stickers on the sides ("AO Bikes and Boards"). 

November 2, 1:55 pm: Leggett Hall - A student reported her bicycle was stolen from the Residence's bike racks sometime overnight or in the early morning. It is a gold "Specialize Crossroads" bike with a silver carrier on the back and was secured with a coil lock.

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 (i.e. recording your bicycle's serial number).
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.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT (UNDER $5000):

November 19, 2:05 pm: Stauffer Library - The library's Commissionaire reported a man suspected of being involved with past property thefts - including a stolen backpack seen earlier in his possession - was spotted in the library.  The Security Supervisor attended but a search of the library was unsuccessful in locating the individual. However during that time a student reported her silver Toshiba laptop computer was stolen..

The suspect in these incidents is described as being a Caucasian male in his late 30s with a light complexion, about 5'9" tall and 170 lbs with a slim build, medium length dark hair, scruffy facial hair, possibly an earring on his face (likely his nose) and has a "flame" or "rising star" tattoo on his neck.

If you see this individual on Campus, please contact the Emergency Report Center immediately at 533-6111 or by using an Assistance or Emergency Phone.

November 17, 4:10 pm: Stauffer Library - A Commissionaire reported a student's wallet was stolen while left unattended for about 10 minutes. 

November 17, 3:05 pm: Stauffer Library - A Commissionaire reported a students backpack was stolen while left unattended for a short period of time.  It was later located in one of the men's washrooms but missing its contents, including an iPod, an amount of cash stolen from a wallet, a brown jacket and digital camera.

November 15, 3:15 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her backpack was stolen from beside her while she was asleep at a desk.  It was later found on the floor of a men's washroom in the library. All the contents were intact except for an amount of cash that was stolen from her wallet.  Another student, who found the backpack, reported seeing a man enter the washroom with the backpack and then leave a short time later without it.

November 11, 3:10 pm: Stauffer Library - A Commissionaire reported three students had their backpacks stolen while left unattended in the library. 

Please do not leave personal items unattended and/or unsecured, even for a brief time. There were 168 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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000 (OTHER):

November 19, 2:35 am: JDUC - Alfie's Pub staff contacted the ERC to report the glass had been smashed out of their west entrance door.  A PPS tradesman was called in and completed repairs by 3:25 am.

November 17, West Campus Parking Lot - A student reported someone stole the "vehicle ornament" off the front of her car while parked in the West Campus lot within the past week - it was later noticed it appeared the perpetrator may have also attempted to access the vehicle, causing some damage to the paint in the process.  The caller also noticed today that a similar vehicle, parked in the same lot, appeared to be missing its ornament as well.

November 19, 1:45 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of Campus, Security encountered an intoxicated male individual who attempted to damage a vehicle before staggering away from the scene with a companion.  Kingston City Police were contacted and arrived soon afterwards to question the individual - who identified himself as a student - and subsequently arrested him for public intoxication.

November 19, 12:45 am: Campus - While on a routine check of main campus, a Security Patrol observed a group of males vandalizing the fencing around a construction site and then walk away.  The Security Supervisor attended and located the group walking towards Stuart Street and carrying a 3 liter bottle of alcohol. The group were later detained and questioned in the main lobby of Waldron Tower and identified themselves as two Queen's students and three of their guests from other Universities/Colleges.  City Police arrived soon afterwards and, after informing the individuals they could be charged with open alcohol and mischief, requested Security take possession of the bottle and dispose of its contents. Residence staff were informed of the incident and the students and guests went up to the students' rooms.

November 10, 12:20 am: JDUC - A custodian contacted the ERC to report an exterior door window had been discovered smashed out.  A contractor was called in and arrived soon afterwards to make repairs.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

November 18, 4:30 pm: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Soon after arrival, they found an active detector outside the 7th floor kitchen and a strong burning smell from a hot plate in the kitchen.  After determining all was fine in the area - Security reset the alarm and KFD cleared the scene.

November 4, 10:55 pm: Gordon Brockington - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Upon arrival they were approached by an individual who reported seeing a group of male individuals activate the main entrance pull station and then flee the scene.  A description of the suspects was provided (and provided to Residence staff) and the system was reset by Security at 11:05 pm.

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.


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

November 17, Residences - A student reported someone entered his unlocked room sometime during the night and stole his Residence keys and wallet.

November 17, 4:15 am: Residences - The ERC received a report that a laptop had been stolen from a student's room.  In this incident, a student stated he'd left his room unlocked at 4:00 am while he went down the hall to wash his face.  When he returned about 5 minutes later, he saw an unknown male exiting his room with a laptop, casually wave at him, and then walk away.  The student thought the individual had been studying with his roommate, but upon entering the room he woke up the roommate who confirmed his laptop was missing..  The students searched inside their Residence and the immediate exterior of the building without finding the suspect.  When Security was contacted to attend, they also searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the individual.

The missing computer is a Compaq Presario R4000 laptop, silver on the top and black on the bottom.

The suspect was briefly described as being a Caucasian male, about 5' 10" tall, with very short hair, sunken eyes, and a large knobby nose..

November 4, 6:25 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported his house was broken into sometime during that afternoon - believes the thief entered the home through an unlocked door while a tenant was inside...  At the time of the report, they could only confirm some DVDs had been stolen.  A report was also filed 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 Residence immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

November 13, 1:00 am: Campus - Campus Security staff met up with Kingston City Police Officers who had detained two students observed carrying a large bottle of rum.  One of the students was fined for carrying open alcohol and the other intoxicated student was fined for underage drinking.  Due to his level of inebriation, the Officers also asked for that student to be monitored for the remainder of the night and a Don was contacted to meet the student when he was transported to his Residence.

November 12, 11:30 pm: Campus - While on mobile patrol of Campus, Security Supervisors observed an intoxicated male individual wearing a sequin shirt and a kilt run by their vehicle, fall down on the pavement, and continue running away. Security followed the individual, trying to get him to stop running so they could assess whether he had been injured, and finally convinced him to stop outside Victoria Hall.  He identified himself as a student and stated he'd been at an off-campus party that night, then continued on to his residence after being checked out and no injuries found.

November 12, 11:40 pm: Student Housing Area - The Emergency Report Center was contacted by AMS Walkhome staff who discovered a male individual laying on the ground near the corner of Union & Frontenac Streets.  He was reported to be wearing only a bed sheet and vomiting while going in and out of consciousness.  Security Supervisors attended and arranged to have the student's Residence don meet up and assist with getting him back to his room.  Queen's First Aid was also contacted to attend with additional blankets as the student was clad only in his boxer shorts and a "Ninja Turtle" bed sheet (he later reported having attended an off campus "Toga Party"). All parties were on scene within a few minutes and the student was transported to his Residence by taxi at 00:19 am accompanied by the Don.

November 6, 2:25 am: Campus - KGH Security contacted the ERC to report a student had just informed them her friend was intoxicated and passed out on the field outside Kingston Hall.  Campus Security attended along with KGH Security, and Queen's First Aid were also contacted to assist as the intoxicated student had been vomiting.  The student was unable to maintain consciousness while being questioned and treated, so an ambulance was called to transport him to KGH for observation.

November 4, 1:30 pm: Campus - The ERC received a call reporting a bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle at the corner of Union & Alfred Streets at the edge of main campus.  The Security Supervisor attended immediately and arrived to see a KPD Officer was already on scene and paramedics arrived soon afterwards.  It was revealed the bicyclist had been struck by the vehicle as the car was turning left onto Alfred St. from Union. The bicyclist suffered minor in juries and was transported to KGH for treatment.  Security took possession of his bike and turned it over to his room mate a short time later. 

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.


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

November 10, 10:40 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.

November 7, 4:20 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

November 5, 8:30 pm: 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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