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ARCHIVE: December 2005

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

December 23, 8:30 am: Student Housing Area - Apartment & Housing staff contacted the ERC to report a Queen's owned apartment off campus had been broken into. The only property that appeared missing were computers, but the department was waiting for the student tenants to return from holidays to confirm what other items may be missing. KPD had also been informed and attended.

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).


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

December 18, 10:30 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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

December 16, 10:00 am: Stauffer Library - A staff member reported encountering an unknown male who may have been attempting to steal a large water bottle.  The individual quickly left the area when confronted, and a search of the vicinity by Security was unsuccessful.

He was described as being a Caucasian male, about 19 years old and around 6' tall with a slender build and short dark hair. (This incident and suspect are similar to an individual reported in an "Alert" issued by Campus Security on December 18)

December 4, 4:00 am: Leonard Hall -  A Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a don had informed him that a suspicious man was escorted out of Leonard Hall about 10 minutes earlier.  According to the don, the man was questioned and did not provide a reason for why he was inside the Residence so the don walked him out of the building.

The Security Supervisor was informed and attended the scene, but a thorough search of the surrounding area was unsuccessful in relocating the suspect.

NOTE: This individual - briefly described as a heavy set bearded man in his mid 30s bout 5'7" tall and wearing a dark blue jacket - may have been the same individual encountered in a similar incident almost a week earlier.

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.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT (UNDER $5000):

December 15, 3:30 pm: Campus - A student attended the Security office to report his backpack was stolen from where he'd left it outside Grant Hall while writing an exam.  It is a blue Mountain Equipment Co-Op bag containing a notebook, headphones and a text book.

December 13, 7:00 pm: Campus - A student contacted Campus Security to report her knapsack, containing a blue Toshiba Satellite laptop computer, was stolen from outside the building while she was writing an exam.

December 13, 5:30 pm: Campus - A student reported her backpack was stolen while left outside during her exam.  The dark blue and grey backpack contained a purse with ID and a small amount of cash and a Toshiba laptop computer.

December 10, 3:00 pm: Campus - A student reported her knapsack was stolen from where it had been left outside while she wrote an exam.  It is a black "Roots" backpack with a Queen's patch on the side and contained a cell phone and school notes.

December 6, 8:25 am: Campus - Staff reported a black, 19" flat panel Toshiba monitor (serial# 433AY002370838) was stolen - likely sometime during the previous weekend.

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.


ANIMAL RELATED:

December 12, 8:00 am: Fleming Hall - A staff member reported their office was vandalized sometime during the weekend - plants were turned upside down, bins overturned, books pulled from the shelves, ceiling tiles ripped out, paper strewn around the office, etc).  The Security Supervisor attended and observed no signs of forced entry to the door or lock.  However soon after arriving they heard an animal or rodent moving around in the ceiling.  A Pest Control contractor was called in and a few hours later Security was informed they believed a raccoon was in the ceiling area and likely caused the mess in the office.


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

December 24, 3:05 pm: Campus - A data projector was stolen from campus. It is a NEC VT650, serial# 1Z00096SA. 

December 12, 7:15 am: Campus - Staff report an office was broken into and two computer monitors stolen.  One is a 15" black Syncmaster monitor (serial# GG15H9NW701378) and the other is a black 19" Toshiba monitor with speakers (serial# 526GLH2370123).

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

December 11, 1:20 am: JDUC - The ERC was informed a couple of male individuals were passed out or asleep in the hallway near the International Center.  Security attended and woke the individuals up, then monitored them as they exited the building to walk home.  However the two males  - who had verbally identified themselves as students - became belligerent and were observed vandalizing a parked vehicle and then punching a kicking a taxi cab in the street.  The couple then fled behind some nearby houses and exited soon afterwards to continue punching and kicking the same taxi.  

Kingston City Police had been notified and arrived on scene soon afterwards, subsequently taking both students into custody. It was later reported one of the individuals was held overnight for public intoxication and the other was charged with Mischief Under $5000.

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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

December 10, 1:45 am: Main Campus - A Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report seeing a group of individuals running southbound outside with (what appeared to be) a box that was on fire..  Security attended to check out the area but did not observe any activity related to this report.


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