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ARCHIVE: May 2006

MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

May 29, 6:00 am: Campus - A caller reported finding a manhole cover was removed right next to a wheelchair ramp.  The Security Supervisor was informed and attended to replace the cover.

May 20, 11:10 am: Campus - A caller reported someone had removed a manhole cover and thrown an office chair down the hole..  Security confirmed the details and had Physical Plant Services personnel called in to replace the lid properly as it posed a safety hazard.

May 9, 9:25 am: An Clachan Complex - Apartment & Housing staff report some laundry machines were vandalized in two buildings at the complex as well as an A&H laundry room closer to main campus.

May 7, 1:10 pm: Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol of the Student Housing Area, the Security Supervisor noticed the front picture window of a Queen's owned house had been broken, likely by something being thrown through it.  After closer inspection it was observed a nearby house also had a side window similarly shattered.  An Apartment & Housing contact was informed of the incident so repairs could be made.

Mischief at McArthur Hall May 6, 4:15 pm: McArthur Hall - A caller reported some skateboarders were just skating inside the building and knocked over some items.  The Security Supervisor attended, arriving just as a vehicle containing four youths - two recognized as having been dealt with by Security in the past - was leaving the building's parking lot.  Vehicle details were recorded and the Supervisor checked the interior to confirm some marks were on the floor (likely caused by the skateboards), a garbage can had been overturned, and some furniture was rearranged. (click on picture)

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.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

May 28, 8:00 pm: Goodes Hall - The ERC received a bike theft report from Goodes Hall where a blue CE 1800 was stolen sometime between 2:00 and 8:00 pm that day.

May 25, 1:00 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A caller reported her bike was stolen sometime between 8:00 and 1:00 pm while secured with a cable lock to the bike racks between MacCorry and Richardson Halls.  It is a red Fugi Absolute bicycle.

May 24, 2:30 pm: Stauffer Library - Campus Security was informed a bicycle was stolen from the bike racks sometime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm while secured with a cable lock. It is a silver 21-speed Shimano CB 300 w. suspension on its front forks, a chrome steel carrier on the back and black plastic fenders.

May 23, 9:36 am: Rideau Building - A caller reported her 21-speed red & silver hybrid bicycle w. black plastic fenders was stolen from where she'd locked it to the racks a few days earlier.

May 21, 9:30 am: Goodes Hall - A student reported his green "TurnPike" Mountain bike was stolen from outside the building.

May 19, 7:15 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant called the ERC to report her bicycle was stolen from the racks outside building 1 sometime that morning.  The bicycle was chained up to the racks however it was cut by the perpetrator and left behind. It is a blue men's Rally bike and the owner indicated a report would also be filed with Kingston City Police.

May 18, 11:55 am: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported his bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside building 1.  It is a dark blue 18 speed Sport Tek "Ridge Runner" - a report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

May 16, 5:55 pm: Stirling Hall -A caller reported it appeared someone tried to steal his bike within the previous 10 hours.  The bicycle was not taken in the attempt, but its lock was damaged enough that he couldn't get it unlocked.  Security attended and assisted in removing the lock after confirming ownership.

May 14, 00:00 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security staff  observed a male individual carrying what appeared to be bolt cutters approaching a bike rack outside Goodes Hall.  As he bent down beside one bicycle in the rack, Security drove up and the man quickly turned around and walked Northward off University property.  After rounding the block, staff regained sight of the suspect who was not carrying the bolt cutters anymore but did appear to be walking strangely - as though he may have placed the instrument down his pant leg.

Kingston City Police were contacted and Security followed the individual through the Student Housing Area as he acted aggressively and at one point was observed punching a tree.  By the time Officers met up with Security, the suspect had entered a nearby restaurant / bar and did not have the tool in his possession when apprehended by Police inside.

The suspect is in his mid 40s, approximately 5'10" tall and 150 lbs with a tanned complexion, short dark brown curly hair and has a number of tattoos.

May 13, 11:25 am: Botterell Hall - A caller reported a bicycle was stolen the previous day between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm from where it had been secured to the bike racks. It is a dark red Norco hybrid bicycle with a bike rack on the back, a "cat eye" odometer holster and a wide reflector strip on the back of the seat.  Its serial# is SF10816399.

May 12, 7:15 pm: Botterell Hall - The building's library Commissionaire contacted the ERC to report a student had her bike stolen from the racks outside.  It is a silver KHS Mountain Bike with black & red coloring.

May 11, 10:45 am: Botterell Hall - The ERC was informed a bicycle was stolen sometime yesterday while secured with a Kryptonite cable lock to the bike racks outside. It is a green women's frame "Specialized Expedition" Mountain Bike.

May 9, 5:20 pm: Botterell Hall - A caller reported his blue 18-speed Mountain Bike was stolen from outside the building between 3:00 and 5:00 pm that day.

May 9, 8:00 am: Beamish Monroe / ILC - A student emailed Campus Security to report his bike was stolen from the racks outside the ILC sometime between 1pm and 5:30 pm on May 5th.  It is a black 21-speed Norco Mountaineer (serial# 03F0003214) w. a rear mud flap, a speedometer, a water bottle holder, a mount for the bike lock, and had smooth slick tires.

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.


THEFT FROM A VEHICLE:

May 28, 11:10 am: Campus - A staff member reported she parked her vehicle and left a window open less than an inch, and returned 45 minutes later to discover the window had been forced down and the door unlocked. She noticed her brown & beige purse and other personal effects were stolen from inside.

May 13, 2:05 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The ERC received a report of a vehicle that had its passenger side window smashed out.  The Security Supervisor was informed and met with the owner who stated nothing appeared missing except some change kept in the ashtray. Kingston City Police were also informed.

May 4, 12:00 pm: Campus - A staff member contacted Campus Security to report her vehicle and one beside it had their windows shattered.  The other owner was located and both initially reported nothing had been stolen from inside. However after further questioning they realized a purse was missing from one vehicle and a pair of binoculars missing from the other.  Security searched the surrounding area and located the items intact in some nearby bushes.

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.


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

May 28, 10:20 am: Residences - Staff reported someone broke into an office between 8am and 10am that morning and stole 4 water jugs.  Security contacted Kingston City Police and contacted Custodial Services to attend for clean up of the broken glass.

May 8, 9:55 am: Campus - A staff member reported two offices were forcibly accessed during the latter part of the weekend (previous 48 hours).  There was nothing of value in either room and no items appeared missing.  Later it was reported an exterior door appeared to have pry marks and it was advised that Physical Plant Services add security devices to all the affected areas.

May 4, 1:00 pm: Campus - KGH Security reported a computer was reported missing from a house used by both KGH and Queen's staff near main campus.  It is an Acer Inspiron laptop computer - serial# LXA5500510051207EF4EM00 .

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.


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

May 26, 6:20 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported he'd recently entered his house and dropped a backpack by the unlocked front door and returned 10 minutes later to discover it had been stolen. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police. 

May 2, 2:25 am: Student Housing Area - An off-duty Student Patrol contacted the ERC to report a female had just crawled through the open window of a room in his house. When questioned, she told him she thought the house was unoccupied and left.  Security staff were informed of the incident and the caller transferred to Kingston City Police.

About a half hour later the same caller phoned back to report he and another Off-Duty Security staff person had checked the surrounding area and spotted the same woman attempting to access another house.  They contacted Kingston City Police who attended and placed her under arrest.

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).


THEFT UNDER $5000 (PERSONAL PROPERTY):

May 22, 5:35 pm: JDUC - The ERC was informed a man walked into an AMS office where a student was working, grabbed a wallet out of their purse and  fled the scene.  Security met with the student and searched the surrounding area but was unable to locate the thief.  Kingston City Police were also notified of the incident.

The suspect was only briefly described as having worn a white w. red ball cap, a black zip up wind breaker style jacket, and blue jeans.


UNARMED ALARM SYSTEMS:

May 16, 4:50 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.

May 13, 8:53 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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

May 6, 12:25 pm: An Clachan Complex - The ERC was informed of an active fire alarm in the complex and informed KFD & Security to attend.  Soon after arriving, they determined a water leak in one of the apartments that affected a detector on the floor below. That same detector caused a second fire alarm activation less than a half hour later, and after confirming it was a false alarm the detector was taken offline until repairs could be made.Photo board set on fire

May 5, 12:05 pm: Jeffrey Hall - A staff member reported someone lit a small fire on a photo board in the building. The Security Supervisor was informed and attended, confirming some of the photos were burned and there were scorch marks on the board and its wooden frame.  The EH&S Fire Safety Coordinator was also informed of the incident.
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SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

May 1, 2:15 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of main campus, Security staff observed four male students carrying what appeared to be furniture from a Queen's Residence.  When approached the students reported finding the furniture - a love seat, two end tables and an office chair - sitting beside a dumpster next to Victoria Hall.  Most of the furniture appeared to be in good condition, and the building's desk clerk could not confirm whether it had been thrown out or not, so the students were asked to carry the furniture to the Victoria Hall front entrance..

May 1, 2:30 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of main campus, Security staff observed three males - one previously known by Campus Security and carrying a backpack - walking on the East side of Victoria Hall.  Due to the late hour, Security approached the group but were noticed and the individuals fled.  Security pursued and eventually detained the three males, although the backpack seen earlier was not in their possession.  A Student Patrol checked the surrounding area and found it in some bushes nearby.  

Kingston City Police had been contacted to attend and arrived soon afterwards - an Officer then checked the backpack and found a pair of bolt cutters inside.  All three were issued Notices of Prohibition, banning them from University Property, and the individual who had the backpack was taken into custody by Police.

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.


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