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ARCHIVE: March 2006

PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT:

March 31, 11:44 am: Stauffer Library - A student reported her backpack was stolen while left unattended at a study carol.  It is a light blue Mountain Co-Op bag and contained a wallet, iPod, cell phone and school notes.

March 28, 2:05 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his wallet was stolen from the top shelf of a 4th floor study carol he'd been using. The caller reported he had his head down resting for about twenty minutes, then went to the washroom and returned a short while later to discover the wallet missing.  The wallet contained ID, credit cards and a small amount of cash. The student was advised to also file a report with KPD and ensure his credit cards were cancelled.

March 15, 8:30 am: Stauffer Library - A student contacted the ERC to report her Toshiba Satellite laptop computer (serial# 84035409Q) was stolen after being accidentally left behind in one of the buildings on campus.

March 11, 2:00 pm: McArthur Hall - A student reported his orange and black Dueter brand backpack containing two calculators & school notes was stolen while left unattended under a couch.   A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 3, 4:35 pm: PhysEd Centre - Staff reported a locker room was broken into with wallets and cell phones stolen. The Security Supervisor attended to take a report and the owners were advised to contact credit card companies and cell phone providers along with Kingston City Police.

March 1, 10:30 am: Stauffer Library - The ERC was informed a student's backpack was stolen while left unattended on a desk in the library, sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 am that morning.  The pack was later found in a nearby washroom with all its contents intact except for a calculator.

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.


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

March 31, 3:20 am: Residences - The ERC was contacted by a student reporting his Toshiba M40 laptop computer was stolen from his room while he was away a few hours, although he believed the door was locked when he left.  He was also advised to file a report with Kingston City Police.

March 12, 5:15 pm: Residences - A student reported her laptop computer was stolen while her room was left unoccupied and unlocked for a short period of time. It is a silver 'Averatec' computer (model # 3360EGCNT serial # N002CE050101338). 

March 5, 12:30 pm: Residences - A student reported he'd left his room unlocked with the door slightly ajar for almost an hour, then returned to discover his iPod, cell phone and bluetooth headset were gone.  He was advised to also file a report 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).


MISCELLANEOUS:

March 28, 11:35 am: Campus - Sodexho staff contacted the ERC to report discovering a counterfeit $20 bill (serial # WQB1276049 ). Security attended and a report was filed with Kingston City Police.

Learn how to detect a counterfeit or genuine bill by knowing the various security features found on Canadian bank notes. (from the Bank of Canada website)

March 11, 2:00 am; Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report a group of intoxicated individuals outside the McNeill House Residence. She was particularly concerned because it appeared the group was teasing one of the males by repeatedly hitting with a belt.  The Security Supervisors were informed and attended the area, but a search was unsuccessful in locating the individuals.

March 4, 12:20 am: JDUC - An AMS Student Constable contacted the ERC to requested Campus Security attend to assist with a number of individuals fighting in Alfie's Pub.  Security arrived and spoke with the males involved, however some were belligerent and refused to provide identification so Kingston City Police were informed to attend.  After their arrival, all individuals involved were confirmed to be students and the incident was resolved.  Details of the incident were forwarded to AMS Judicial Review.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

March 17, 8:30 am: Victoria Hall - A caller reported their blue CCM bicycle with yellow front shocks and red handle bars was stolen sometime after midnight that evening.

March 17, 2:05 pm: McLaughlin Hall - The ERC received a report by a student reporting her housemate's bicycle (which she had borrowed) was stolen while left unlocked in the bike racks outside the building for about 35 minutes.  It is an older white bike with green & blue lettering. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

March 13, 11:10 pm: JDUC - A caller reported his bicycle had its lock cut and was stolen sometime between 7:00 and 11:00 pm that evening.

March 5, 5:40 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A student reported one of two bikes chained together between MacCorry and Jeffrey Hall was stolen. The caller was also advised to inform 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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

March 4, 3:20 am: Campus - An intrusion alarm activated for an area on campus and Security dispatched to the scene.  Upon arrival it was determined a brick thrown through a window has caused the intrusion system to activate. A tradesman was called in to repair/replace the broken window and an area contact person was informed the next day.

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.


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

March 3, 11:00 pm: Biosciences Complex - A caller reported accidentally forgetting a Queen's owned laptop computer in the BioSciences Complex. and requested Security's assistance in locating it.  A Security Patrol met up with the individual but a search of the area did not turn up the computer.

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:

March 2, 3:20 am: Waldron Tower - A fire alarm activation was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Soon after arriving they discovered smoke in a common room caused by burnt food in a microwave.  Security reset the alarm at 3:32 am and KFD cleared the scene.


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