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ARCHIVE: April 2006

ATTEMPTED THEFT:

April 7, 3:05 am: Campus - The ERC received a report that some individuals had just been observed placing a Queen's Parking sign in the back of a vehicle.  Security Supervisors attended and met up with a group of students with the sign in the rear of their SUV.  The students claimed to have found the sign on the front steps of a nearby building, but removed the sign from the vehicle and handed it over to Security staff who later returned it to the Parking Department..


TRESPASS TO PROPERTY:

April 14, 2:05 pm: Campus - The ERC received a report that an individual previously banned from University property had entered a building on main campus.  The Security Supervisor attended and located the man soon afterwards.  City Police arrived a few minutes later and charged the individual with Trespass to Property.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

April 17, 4:00 pm: Watson Hall - A student reported his bike lock was cut and the bicycle stolen from where he had secured it outside Watson Hall.  Just after completing that report, another Security Supervisor noted suspicious youths checking out a bike rack near the PhysEd Centre.  Security dispatched to the area and found three young teens hiding between some houses near campus along with two bicycles - one matching the description of the bike reported stolen.

As Security was retrieving the bikes, a fourth youth arrived on scene - carrying a backpack with a fender sticking out of it - to ask what they were doing. He complied with a request to check his backpack, where a pair of bolt cutters were found.  Kingston City Police were contacted and arrived a few minutes later. The student whose bike was stolen also arrived to take possession of it, but declined to press charges..  The youths were served with NOPs (Notices of Prohibition) by Security - banning them from University property - and Police transported them home to their parents.  The second bike, believed stolen from outside Kingston General Hospital, was confiscated by 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.


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

April 21. 9:00 am: Leggett Hall - Residence staff report a brand new, unassembled FoosBall table was stolen from where it had been left overnight in the Residence's lobby..

April 19, 2:00 pm: Campus - Staff reported a computer was stolen from a room sometime between April 13 and 15th.  It is a black ASUS M3MP laptop computer, serial# 48NP065373.

April 17, Mackintosh Corry Hall - Staff report a large potted plant (tropical tree) was stolen from a hallway sometime within the previous few days.

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.


MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT:

Vehicle knocks over lamp post April 22, 10:00 am: Theological Hall - The ERC was informed a vehicle had backed into a lamp post on campus and knocked it down.  The Security Supervisor attended to observe exposed wiring extending from the damaged post and had an electrician called in to disconnect the power & secure the wires. Information about the vehicle involved was also determined and a report was filed with Kingston City Police who later located the owner.
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THEFT FROM A VEHICLE:

April 23, 10:15 am: Campus - A caller reported his vehicle was broken into while parked on Arch Street sometime within the previous 24 hours.  The perpetrator smashed a side window and stole a silver Dell Inspiron laptop computer and a black leather briefcase. A report was also filed with City Police.

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:

April 25, 3:15 am: Ban Righ Hall - A custodial informed the ERC that he'd observed some male individuals crawling into the Residence through a ground floor window.  Security attended and met up with two males exiting the building, one matching the description provided by the custodian - the students denied climbing in through a window but admitted having gained access by walking in behind someone as they keyed their way through the main doors.

April 22, 4:15 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report of a suspicious man from a student who discovered him inside her house near main campus.  When confronted, the man acted confused and left when instructed by the tenant. The student also confirmed their front door was closed but left unlocked..
Security dispatched to search for the suspect but did not locate him. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

The suspected was briefly described as being about 30 years old and scruffy looking with dirty hands. At the time of this incident he was wearing a baseball cap and a dark jacket withy dark jeans.

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 - exterior doors should also be locked even while tenants are at inside. Report any suspicious activity around your Residence immediately to Campus Security (533-6733) and to Kingston City Police (549-2111).

April 19, 3:00 am: Student Housing Area - A student reported he had been walking home through the Student Housing area and was approached by an older man wearing a dark jacket and riding a bicycle who asked if he was "looking for company for the night".  When they student replied he was not, the man rode off heading North towards Princess Street.  After receiving the report, Security staff checked the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect.

April 18, 11;40 pm: Stauffer Library - A Commissionaire contacted the ERC to report an individual was viewing inappropriate material on a library computer.  Security Supervisors attended and spoke with the man before issuing him a Notice of Prohibition - banning him from University libraries - and escorting him from the property.

The individual was described as being in his late 20s with a thin build, balding red hair, and 4'6" tall.

April 12, 2:25 am: Campus - A student contacted the ERC to report a suspicious male seen on main campus.  The caller stated she had seen an individual standing in the shadows of a small courtyard between Dunning and MacDonald Halls, and that he started following her as she walked past.  At that point, the student ran up to a group of people outside nearby Goodes Hall and watched as the man walking away, headed North on Albert Street.  The report was passed on to the Security Supervisor who did a search of Main Campus and the Student Housing Area, but did not locate the individual.

The suspect was briefly described as being tall, wearing a black trench coat, black pants, and carrying bag.

April 10, 6:30 pm: MacIntosh Corry Hall - A caller reported observing 7 or 8 young skateboarders with shovels who looked like they were thinking about uprooting a tree on the south end of the MacCorry parking lot.  The Security Supervisor was informed and attended the area, but the skateboarders had already moved on (and all trees appeared intact).

April 6, 3:57 am: Residences - A Don contacted the ERC to report having dealt with two unknown student age males who were banging on residents' doors on her floor.  The two initially refused to leave when asked but eventually did leave the floor in the elevator.  Security Supervisors were informed and attended, however the building's desk clerk stated seeing the two individuals leave prior to their arrival. A subsequent search of the campus was unsuccessful in relocating the suspects.

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:

April 27, 4:30 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD & Security were informed. Soon after arriving they determined a pull station was maliciously activated.

April 25, 4:10 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD attended. Soon after arriving they discovered a fire extinguisher had been activated - KFD vented the area and the alarm system was restored at 4:35 am.

April 24, 11:21 pm: Watts Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and KFD & Security were informed to attend.  Upon arrival it was discovered a pull station had been maliciously activated.  Before completing the restoral, they were called away to another fire alarm at Victoria Hall - also determined to have been caused by a maliciously activated pull station. Victoria Hall fire system was restored at 11:43 pm and Watts Hall at 11:50 pm.

April 22, 3:30 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD & Security were informed to attend.  It was later determined a pull station had been maliciously activated and number of detectors may have been vandalized. An external contractor was called in to replace the detectors and completed the work by 7:30 am...

At 3:57 am, a fire alarm activation was indicated for Gordon Brockington House. KFD and Security attended to discover a pull station had been maliciously activated.

At 4:00 am, the fire alarm system activated at Morris Hall. A maliciously activated pull station was determined to be the cause of this alarm as well.

Just after the Morris Hall alarm activated, a nearby Residence desk clerk reported seeing a group of suspicious individuals (identified as being non-Queen's students) enter the Leggett Hall lobby. The desk clerk was asked to monitor the group until Security staff could attend, but a don approached the group and had them leave the building before their arrival A subsequent search of campus was unsuccessful in relocating them. 

April 19, 3:30 am: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report of individuals in behind a house near main campus who were trying to set a fire.  The caller was transferred to KFD and Security Supervisors dispatched the the scene.  There they confirmed the tenants of that house had lit the fire and began trying to extinguish it until KFD arrived and finished the job.

April 18, 9:30 pm: Campus - A group of students activated a "blue light" Emergency Phone to report a fire in the construction zone near Clark Hall.  Security Supervisors and Kingston Fire were informed to attend, with Security arriving within seconds and confirming smoke and flames in the area. Staff discharged two fire extinguishers into the flames and KFD completed dousing the fire when they arrived a few minutes later.  Firefighters reported it was the fourth similar fire in the area they had attended to that night.

April 7, 3:11 am: Jean Royce Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and the ERC informed both KFD and Security to attend.  Soon after arriving it was determined a pull station had been activated for no apparent reason - Security reset the system at 3:24 am and KFD cleared the scene.

April 1, 5:35 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security and KFD were informed to attend.  Soon after arriving, they discovered a fire extinguisher had been discharged on the 5th floor for no apparent reason.  The alarm system was reset and KFD cleared the scene at 5:49 am.

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.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT:

April 27, 6:15 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported he'd left his backpack unattended for about a half hour and returned to discover it had been stolen.  It contained only school notes and a cell phone charger.  A Commissionaire called soon afterwards to report a search of the library resulted in the backpack being found in a men's washroom with the contents intact.

April 27, 5:56 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported the laptop computer she'd signed out from the library was stolen while left unattended for about 3 minutes.

April 27, 1:00 pm: Waldron Tower - The ERC was informed a laptop computer used by students in the Residence common room was stolen back in January.. It is an older model Compact M700 computer.  KPD were also informed.

April 26, 2:25 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her small laptop computer and an iPod were stolen while left unattended for 10 or 15 minutes in the library. A nearby cell phone was left behind by the thief.

April 25, 9:05 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his dark blue & grey backpack (that, according to the caller, all first year medical students have) was stolen while left unattended. It contained a cheque book, USB memory key, and a pair of headphones.

April 25, 9:00 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his black & grey Mountain Co-Op knapsack was stolen while left unattended - it contained nothing of value according to the caller.

April 25, 8:30: Stauffer Library - A student reported her silver Toshiba Tecra-A2 laptop computer (serial#: 84057239P T) was stolen from inside the library while left unattended for about an hour.

April 25, 5:20 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her IBM T40 laptop computer (serial# 99-krwfr) was stolen from a cubicle while left unattended for about 5 minutes. A report was also filed with KPD.

April 23, 3:15 pm: Botterell Hall - A caller reported her black fabric "Guess" wallet was stolen from a lab while she left it unattended for a short period of time.

April 22, 4:00 pm: Campus - A student reported his backpack was stolen while left outside an exam building.

April 21, 8:05 pm: Stauffer Library - A student contacted Campus Security to report his wallet was stolen while left unattended for a few minutes. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

April 21, 6:50 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his backpack was stolen while left unattended for a few minutes.  After searching the library, it was found in the stacks but an iPod and $5 were missing from inside.  The caller also filed a report with City Police.

April 19, 1:56 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported he'd left his backpack unattended for about 10 minutes and returned to discover it missing.  After filing a report, it was suggested he and the library's Commissionaire check the surrounding area in case the thief discarded the backpack after searching it for valuables.  A short time later the Commissionaire phoned back to report the bag had been found in the stacks at the opposite end of the library - all property was intact, including school notes, except for an MP3 Player and a cell phone.

April 10, 9:25 pm: PhysEd Centre - A student reported she'd left her bag in an unsecured locker at the PEC and returned about 45 minutes later to discover it had been stolen.  The bag contained a wallet with ID, an iPod Nano and other personal items.  There was also a Queen's computer theft associated with this incident - a Toshiba laptop computer ( serial# 44116890P ) with a Queen's crest label on it was reported stolen. Kingston City Police were notified of the thefts and are investigating.

April 3, 3:30 pm: Douglas Library - A student reported her purse was stolen from the library sometime during the previous evening. It is a small black "Gap" purse that contained a small amount of cash, credit cards and ID.

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

April 29, 2:15 am: Residences - The ERC received a report that some students were running around the building discharging a fire extinguisher on room doors.  Security Supervisors attended and confirmed seeing the vandalism but were unable to locate the perpetrators or determine the original location of the extinguisher they stole.  The on-duty desk clerk for the Residence was informed for follow up.

April 29, 1:30 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A Student Patrol reported discovering the glass in an exterior door to the building had been smashed.  A Physical Plant Services tradesman was called in to make repairs and finished work just before 2:30 am.

Queen's vehicle vandalised April 27, 8:25 am: Campus - Physical Plant Services contacted the ERC to report a rock was thrown through a University vehicle sometime overnight.  It did not appear the vehicle was entered or anything stolen from inside.
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April 27, 4:45 am: Goodes Hall - A Commissionaire contacted Campus Security to report graffiti had been painted along the front of the building. Custodial services attended along with Security and worked on removing the vandalism.

April 25, 4:30 pm: Residences - The ERC was informed a 3rd floor door had been ripped out of its frame - a PPS tradesman was called into to make repairs.

April 19, 3:15 am: Residences - The ERC received a report of four males loitering outside a Residence in possession of a fire extinguisher.  Security Supervisors attended and managed to detain two of the individuals after the group split up and fled from the scene.  The students returned the empty extinguisher and reported having stolen it from Leggett Hall where one of them resides. Security returned it to the main desk to be refilled and returned to its original location, and Residence staff were informed of the incident.

April 17, 10:40 am: Victoria Hall - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report some people were seen kicking at a bike rack and bicycles locked up outside the Residence.  No description of the group or individuals was provided, and the area was clear when Security arrived.  

April 14, 1:10 am: Campus - A Student Patrol, while on a routine check of Main Campus, reported finding three upper floor windows broken along a fire escape.  A dumbbell weight found nearby was likely used by the vandal.  An external contractor was called in to repair the damage and completed their work by 2:15 am.

April 8, 12:05 am: West Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security staff spotted two students entering a Residence while carrying a Queen's "Handicap Parking" sign.  The individuals were approached and remained at the scene until the on duty Security Supervisors arrived, at which time their ID was recorded and the sign placed in a Queen's compound for Parking staff to retrieve the next day.  

April 7, 11:35 pm: Residences - The ERC received a report of approximately four males tearing down a sign just outside Victoria Hall.  Security staff were dispatched to the area and a Student Patrol spotted a group of about ten individuals on the south side of Chernoff Hall. However when the individuals realized they'd been spotted they split up and fled the scene.  A Queen's Parking sign was recovered and returned to a West Campus compound.

April 7, 2:45 am: Campus - The ERC received an Emergency Phone activation from a "Blue Light phone" on Campus and informed Security Supervisors who were nearby and responded. As they were arriving on scene, they noticed two males walking away from the phone and observed one of them kick over a garbage can.  As they got closer, that individual noticed the Security vehicle and began acting hostile - yelling at staff and, at one point, removing a bicycle tire from a nearby bike rack and throwing it away.  

Due to his behaviour and possible intoxication, Security requested Kingston City Police attend to ID both individuals.  An Officer met up a short time later and both males were identified as Queen's students. The one individual did admit to kicking over the garbage can earlier, but believed Security staff couldn't have seen him do it and so did not have a reason to be following him as he walked on campus..

The student was escorted to his Residence by Police and the incident was forwarded to AMS Judicial as well as Residence staff.

April 5, 10:29 pm: Jean Royce Hall -A caller reported his vehicle had three of its tires slashed while parked at the West Campus lot.  Th Parking Department was notified and the vehicle removed by the owner a short while later.

April 3, 11:24 pm: Campus - A staff member reported discovering a bike and a vehicle parked on Barrie Street had been vandalized with a brick thrown at its passenger side window.  The owner was determined and contacted by the Parking Department and the vehicle moved later the following 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.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

April 30, 2:15 pm: Residences - Regional Ambulance dispatch contacted the ERC to report attending a Residence for an elderly woman who fell and experienced minor injuries. The Security Supervisor attended to meet the paramedics and later reported the woman was helping her grandson move out of his room and fell backwards while standing on something to take down a poster.

April 23, 1:10 am: Campus - The ERC received a report of an apparently intoxicated male continually falling on his face as he walked near Division & Union Streets.  Security staff dispatched to look for the person, but within a few minutes received a report that an ambulance had been sent for an intoxicated individual who had fallen and hit his head - knocking out some of his teeth - in that same area.  Security met with paramedics who transported the man 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.


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

April 30, 7:00 pm: Residences - A student reported his black & white Toshiba laptop computer was stolen while he was in the process of moving out of his apartment. He was advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

April 29, 11:45 pm: Student Housing Area - A Patrol was doing a routine check of the Student Housing Area when they spotted a male individual break the glass out of a home's exterior door and enter the premises.  They monitored the individual, who fell down soon after entering the house, until Security Supervisors and Kingston City Police arrived. Police soon transported the man - eventually determined to be a student - to hospital due to the injuries he sustained while smashing the glass out of one or two doors in the home. 

Apartment & Housing was informed and attended to secure the house.  The student was reportedly charged with Break & Enter by Police and AMS Judicial was informed of the incident.

April 29, 4:30 am: Jean Royce Hall - A caller reported he left a black Sanyo mini-fridge in the first floor common room to defrost and returned a couple hours later to discover it had been stolen.

April 27, 9:30 pm: Residences - A student reported her Toshiba Satellite laptop computer was stolen from her Residence room while she was away for about 20 minutes. It is believed the thief was outside and stole the computer by reaching in through the window.

April 18, 9:20 pm; Residences - A don reported an iPod and passport was stolen from a room left unlocked and unattended between 2:00 and 4:00 pm that day.  They were advised to also file a report with Kingston City Police.

April 7, 12:40 pm; Residences - A student reported she'd left her room unattended for a short time, while eating lunch in a common room on the same floor, and returned to discover her grey Acer Travel Mate 4000 laptop computer (with a Queen's Emblem sticker on it) was gone. Security checked the surrounding area but did not locate the computer.

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).


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