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ARCHIVE: February 2006

THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

February 27, Student Housing Area - A student reported two vehicles were broken into while parked behind a house in the Student Housing area near main campus.  There were no signs of forced entry and although an item was removed from one of the cars, it was found nearby with none of the contents missing.  A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

February 26, 2:00 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported someone broke out the rear window of his car, although it appeared nothing was stolen from inside.  Security attended to take a report and the owner was also advised to inform City Police along with his insurance company.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

February 27, 12:05 am: Botterell Hall - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security staff observed City Police in the process of detaining three young males on campus who they later reported were well known for B&E and thefts.  One of the males was placed under arrest due to an outstanding warrant, and Security provided the officers with NOP documentation for two of the males who were previously banned from University property.

February 2, 10:00 am: Campus - A staff member reported spotting an individual previously banned from campus (and reported previously on this website). The individual was seen taking a beverage and looking through a refrigerator in a couple of the department's lounges. Staff have also noticed some small items and food missing within the previous few days.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

February 25, 9:10 pm; Leggett Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Soon after arriving they discovered a lot of smoke on the 2nd floor due to burned food in the common room.  The smoke was cleared out and the alarm system reset by 9:37 pm.

February 12, 1:00 pm: Leonard Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend. Soon after arriving they discovered a pull station had been activated for no apparent reason.  Security reset the alarm system at 1:14 pm and KFD cleared the scene.

February 5, 3:56 am: Gordon Brockington House - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend. Soon after arrival, it was determined a pull station had been activated for no apparent reason. Security reset the alarm system at 4:09 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.


ATTEMPTED THEFT:

February 24, 12:45 pm: Campus - An a/v intrusion alarm activated for a room on campus and security was informed to attend.  Upon arrival the area was found unoccupied and the alarm still audible.  It appeared someone may have been in the process of stealing audio visual equipment when the alarm was triggered, scaring off the would-be thief.  Contact staff were informed of the incident and the Security Supervisor reset and rearmed the system.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT (UNDER $5000):

February 17, 2:30 pm: Stauffer Library - The ERC received a report that a laptop had been stolen in the library.  It is a metallic blue and black Toshiba Satellite computer. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

February 13, 6:25 pm: JDUC - A student reported his coat containing an MP3 player was stolen from a room in the JDUC. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

February 9, 4:30 pm: Residences - A student reported their white 2Gig iPod Nano (Serial# 7L551AJHSZB.) was stolen from a room while left unattended on February 3.  The caller was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

February 4, 10:40 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported her bag was stolen from an unlocked locker in the change room.  The bag only contained some clothing and a student card.

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.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

February 14, 8:00 am: JDUC - A student emailed an attempted bike theft incident to the Campus Security department. The report mentioned a cable securing the bicycle had been cut, but a second "C-lock" prevented the bike from being stolen.

February 13, 5:54 pm: Dunning Hall - A student reported his yellow Norco Mountain Bike was stolen while secured to the bike racks with a chain lock.  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.


ASSAULT:

February 6, Off Campus - A student contacted Campus Security to report he was assaulted by two males while walking through City Park (near the waterfront) at about 9:00 pm the night before.  During that incident, the suspects approached the student and asked for directions then struck him in the face.  The student reported he fought the assailants and then called 911 as he chased one of the individuals. That suspect was subsequently taken into custody by police when they arrived.


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

February 6, 9:05 am: Campus - Staff report a blue Toshiba laptop computer (Serial# Y3331715K) had been stolen from inside a room sometime since the previous day.

February 6, 8:25 am: Campus - A staff member report a HP Pavilion laptop computer (serial# SCNF51527DJ) was missing and presumed stolen from an office.

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.


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