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ARCHIVE: June 2006

THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

June 29, 7:15 pm: Residences - A caller reported the back window of their car had been smashed during the previous night however nothing was missing from inside.

July 3, 7:35 am: Residences - Three vehicles were reported vandalized or broken into while parked in a lot near Queen's Residences buildings. The only property reported stolen was a black (with dark grey flames) Specialized 'Hard Rock' Pro bicycle.

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:

June 25, 9:00 pm: Off Campus - A caller reported she was followed by a vehicle occupied by two unknown men while she was walking her dogs in City Park just east of main campus.  The incident was also witnessed by another person who saw the vehicle follow her for a few blocks. The car then drove off as they were talking about it.

The vehicle was a older model blue car similar to a Cadillac and was occupied by two males in their mid to late 40s, both Caucasian and one had a tattoo and wore a ball cap.

The caller was transferred to Kingston City Police to file a report and Security checked the surrounding area but did not locate the vehicle.

June 22, 9:05 am: Campus - Library staff called the ERC to report a young male was observed viewing inappropriate website on a computer there. The Security Supervisor attended and ID'd the high school student, cautioned him about the activity, and banned him from using the computers there.

June 9, 6:40 pm: Campus - Campus Security received a report of an unknown male viewing inappropriate websites on a library computer. The individual had realized he was seen, left the building and then drove off campus in a black vehicle.  Additional details were provided for the vehicle and the man.  Security staff attended to take a report from library staff and they were informed to contact the Emergency Report Center if he returns.

June 3, 4:30 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a call from a student living near main campus, who reported an unknown male had just tried to enter his house through the locked front door.  After repeated attempts to gain entry, the individual stopped and now appears to be sleeping on the front porch.

Both the Security Supervisor and Kingston City Police attended the call and woke up the man. He was intoxicated and reported he thought he was at his own house.  KPD charged him with public intoxication and transported him to City Detox at 4:50 pm.

June 2, 9:05 pm: Botterell Hall - Campus Security received a report of a male individual viewing inappropriate websites on a computer in the library. Security Supervisors responded and spoke with the individual after confirming his online activities.  He initially denied the report but then admitted to having viewed adult sites.  He was subsequently NOP'd (banned) from University libraries and monitored by Security until he left campus.

The individual is described as being a Caucasian male in his late 20s, w. short hair and approximately 6' tall. At the time of this incident he was wearing cut off jean shorts, a black t-shirt with red long sleeve t-shirt underneath, and a black ball cap.

June 1, 11:20 am: JDUC - Staff at the JDUC contacted the ERC about a suspicious man believed dealt with by Campus Security in the past.  The Security Supervisor was informed and the individual was soon spotted across the street outside Stauffer Library. After confirming he was previously issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University property, Kingston City Police were contacted to attend.  An officer arrived soon afterwards and ticketed the man with Trespassing before escorting him from the property.

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.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

June 23, 2:00 pm: JDUC - A staff member reported someone stole the seat off their bicycle while it was locked up to the racks. It is a black Louis Garneaux brand with red and silver piping.

June 22, 9:40 am: Biosciences Complex - A caller reported their silver Raleigh Tarantula bicycle was stolen sometime between 9am and 4pm from where it had been cable locked to the racks.

June 22, 8:45 am: Louise D Acton - A staff member reported his silver (w. blue writing) Kona Tiki bike was stolen from where he'd secured it to the racks with a Kryptonite cable lock.

June 21, 6:05 pm: Louise D Acton - A staff member reported their metallic grey "Trek Navigator 15" (serial# CA3B7037)was stolen from the bike racks sometime during the day. 

June 21, 4:45 pm: Biosciences Complex - A caller reported her white 'Kona Dew' bicycle (serial# SS40408768) was stolen from the bike racks sometime that day.
UPDATE: On June 28, this bicycle's owner contacted Campus Security to report he spotted it at another location and contacted City Police who recovered the bike and returned it to him. 

June 21, 3:15 pm: Dupuis Hall - A student reported her green Norco bicycle (with a purple bell and a crooked rear wheel) was stolen from where she had cable locked it to the bike racks between 8am and 3pm.

June 21, 5:05 pm: Cancer Research Center - A custodian radioed the ERC to report finding a bicycle in the bike racks with a cut lock - possible caused by a thief interrupted in the process of stealing it. Security staff retrieved the bicycle - since it was no longer secured to the racks - and contacted the Parking Department to take possession of the bike.

June 19, 8:00 am: Biosciences Complex - Campus Security was informed that a purple Raleigh "Tarantula" mountain bike was stolen the previous day between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm while cable locked to the bike racks. 

June 15, 4:08 pm: Richardson Hall - 16:08 - A caller reported her blue Norco Olympic bicycle (serial# SFZ1016640) was stolen sometime during the day from where it had been chained up.

June 15, 2:00 pm: Richardson Hall - A student reported their blue Gary Fisher Hybrid mountain bike was stolen from the racks between noon and 1:00 pm that day. The owner had removed the seat and odometer when it was locked up.

June 13, 5:15 pm: Douglas Library - A caller reported her silver "Minelli" mountain bike bicycle was stolen from where it had been cable locked to the bike racks a few days earlier.

June 12, 8:55 pm: Ellis Hall - The ERC received a call from a student reporting he spotted a black Supercycle being stolen from the bike racks and followed the thief until he disappeared North of the Student Housing Area. The individual was described as being a Caucasian male approximately 6' tall, 150 lbs wearing black jeans, a shirt, and a hat.

June 12, 7:40 pm: John Orr Tower - A caller reported two teenage boys were chased off after being observed attempting to cut through a bike lock with a hacksaw.  The teens rode off on two bicycles and were only briefly described as being 13 or 14 years old, one with shaggy brown hair, about 5'6" tall and wearing a ball cap. Security Supervisors attended and took a report from the witnesses and also met with the bike's owner.

June 7, 5:50 pm: Walter Light Hall - The ERC received a call reporting someone attempted to steal a bicycle locked up between Goodwin and Walter Light Halls.  The owner discovered someone had cut 3/4 of the way through his lock.

June 5, 11:20 pm: JDUC - A caller reported seeing someone steal a red bike from the racks outside the building about two minutes earlier.  Security Supervisors attend the scene immediately but the individual in question was not located.

He was described as being a tall male with a "chubby" build wearing a red sweater, a dark ball cap, and sunglasses. 

June 2, 11:00 am: Botterell Hall - A caller reported her bicycle was stolen from where she'd secured it to the front bike racks with a cable lock.  It is an orange Devinci Oslo Performance Hybrid, serial# S32360086 .

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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

June 24, 11:25 am: Campus - The ERC received a call that a baby squirrel had fallen down a chimney and the caller requested Security assist.  The Security Supervisor attended and used a canvas bag to carry the squirrel to a window and let it go. 


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

June 18, 00:00 am: Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol near main campus, Security observed the front bay window of a house was broken. Upon closer inspection they discovered eleven houses in the area had broken windows - mainly caused by bricks being thrown through them. KPD was called to investigate one of the homes and a contractor called in to make temporary repairs.

June 10, 9:05 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC was informed a manhole cover was removed from outside the building and carried down a nearby hill.  Security staff attended and replaced the cover.

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):

June 17, 1:40 pm: Campus - Staff  reported two offices had been broken into during the weekend.  The Security Supervisor attended and soon request a contact person be called in to check for missing property.  It was eventually determined that a Hoya 72 SMCUV Filter for a Canon D200 camera and a generic replacement battery for a Canon D200 were taken. The thief likely accessed the building through an unlocked window.

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.


ATTEMPTED THEFT:

June 5, 6:05 am: Campus - An active intrusion alarm was received for audio/visual equipment on campus. The Security Supervisor attended immediately and arrived to find the alarm audible and a ceiling projector hanging by its wires from the ceiling.   He reset the alarm and secured the area after a departmental contact was informed of the attempted theft. Staff later reported the projector had been rendered inoperable in the attempt to steal it and was later replaced.


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