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ARCHIVE: January 2006

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

January 30, 6:00 am: Campus - Staff reported some areas had been broken into recently and property stolen. The items included an Inuit statue, digital camera, a credit card, a flat screen monitor (BenQ, 871TL, 99LOG72GSA50400), and four black computer CPUs: HP serial # SMXD4180369, Intel 3562, Intel V - Q21471, and an Alliance Sona - INTP4 Serial # 30677626037 .

January 25, 4:36 pm: Campus - Staff reported his laptop computer was stolen from an office sometime during that afternoon.  It is a Toshiba M2, serial # 74O51087P.

January 9, 10:35 am: Campus - Staff reported a data projector was stolen sometime during the previous weekend.  It is a Epson Powerlite 53C (EMP-53), serial# EYNO341852K.

January 9, 8:25 am: JDUC - Campus Security was informed an office area had been broken into sometime within the previous few days.  Along with a Mackintosh Computer & monitor, it was reported a PC CPU was also stolen (Serial # 012495019).

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

January 29, 12:10 am: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD were informed to attend. Soon after arriving it was determined a pull station had been activated for no apparent reason.  The system was reset by Security at 00:23 am and KFD cleared the scene.

January 20: 10:39 am: Campus - A Physical Plant tradesman radioed the ERC to report a car was on fire outside Watts Hall on Stuart Street.  Security & KFD were informed to attend, and it was later reported the fire was put out by the Campus shuttle bus with an extinguisher. The vehicle was then towed from the scene at the request of its owner.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

January 29, 12:05 am: Campus - A Student Constable contacted the ERC to report just witnessing a student age male run into a building and then immediately exit with a shovel and ran off.  The Security Supervisor checked the surrounding area and located a student carrying the shovel - he reported he'd just been "goofing around", provided ID when requested, apologized and handed over the shovel which was returned to its original location.

January 12, 10:00 pm: Residences - A student contacted Campus Security to report that sometime during the December exam period a suspicious man entered her Residence as she exited the building, and then a second suspicious man walked in as she keyed her way back inside a few moments later.  The caller stated losing sight of the individuals after hurrying her pace and making it to her room safely.

The suspects were described as: 
(1)
a Caucasian male in his early 30s and approximately 6' tall with short spiky brown hair.  At the time of this incident he was wearing jeans and a maroon jacket; 
(2)
a Caucasian male in his late 30s with a shaved head, a raspy voice and a stocky build.  He had been wearing jeans & a t-shirt and had been in a older model silver station wagon in poor condition.

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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

January 28, 12:50 am: Campus - The ERC received a call of an intoxicated male individual laying in the middle of the road refusing to move.  While the Security Supervisor was enroute, an off-duty QFA member contacted the ERC to report the individual was bleeding from a head injury - Regional Ambulance were then contacted to attend.  However when the paramedics arrived, the injured student became belligerent and aggressive with them  so Kingston City Police were also contacted. Soon after their arrival the student was transported to KGH.

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.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

January 27, 10;00 am: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported is blue CCM mountain bike was stolen from the back of his truck - parked in the Residence's parking lot - sometime within the previous two days.

January 27, 9:00 am: West Campus - A KGH staff person reported his vehicle was broken into, and tools stolen from inside, sometime during the day while it was parked in the West Campus lot.

January 22, 5:25 pm: Dupuis Hall - A caller reported the front plates were stolen off her vehicle while it was parked in the Dupuis lot over the past few days. 

January 24, 10:15 am: Campus - A staff member reported the rear license plate was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked near Kathleen Ryan Hall for the previous four days.

January 17, 10:00 am: West Campus - A caller reported her unlocked vehicle was accessed sometime during the day - no property appeared missing except for a key she'd hidden inside.

January 17, 8:05 am: West Campus - A caller reported his car tires appeared to have been slashed or punctured the day before. He managed to drive the vehicle to a garage to have a new tire put on.

January 3, 9:45 pm: West Campus - A student reported his vehicle was broken into sometime that day.  The only property stolen was a backpack containing some clothing and a watch.

January 2, 3:46 pm: West Campus - A caller reported he'd parked his vehicle in the lot by Richardson Stadium the previous day with a full tank of gas, and returned today to discover his gas tank was empty.  The caller also indicated this was not the first time it had happened.

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.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT (UNDER $5000):

January 24, 9:35 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported some cash was stolen from her purse while it was left unattended for about 30 minutes..

January 20, 8:45 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported someone accessed her unlocked locker in the women's change room and stole her jacket which contained her wallet and car keys.  When the student went to check her vehicle, she discovered it was also missing along with a laptop computer kept inside. Security assisted the student in getting a copy of her apartment key and contacting insurance and credit card & banking companies.

The vehicle was found by police the next day but all the property inside was gone.

January 16, 8:05 pm: PhysEd Centre - PEC staff reported a number of thefts from some unlocked and one secured locker in the men's locker room.

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.


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

January 8, 8:00 am: 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.

January 6, 8:15 am: Campus - Similar incident as above.

January 3, 12:30 pm: Campus - Similar incident as above.

January 2, 4:30 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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

January 8, 1:05 am: Residences - A desk clerk reported receiving several complaints of a very bad smell coming from one of the rooms on the 3rd floor.  Security attended and it was soon discovered the tenant had left a wet towel on the floor when they left for the holiday break which was creating a foul odour.  Security bagged the towel and ventilated the room before clearing the scene.


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