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ARCHIVE: July 2006

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

July 31, 11:30 am: Campus - Staff reported their office was broken into and two computers w. monitors were stolen from inside.

The stolen property includes:

  • Two Dell Optiplex GX 620 computers - serial# 6L2V891 & CL2V891
  • Two Toshiba monitors - serial# 538GLHJ2370179 & 538GLHJ2370180

July 31, 11:15 am: Campus - A staff member reported his office was broken into sometime during the previous weekend.  It was later determined a Dell Laptop Computer (serial# F38L7B1 and CN0GC8117287265F7VLL) was stolen.

July 31, 8:05 am: Campus - Staff reported offices broken into and a number of computers stolen.

The stolen property includes:

  • Toshiba Tecra M5 Core Duo T2500  2.0GHz  serial# 46037037H
  • Toshiba 2450 2.8 GHz 245C04P40P Laptop Computer - serial#SN23091454P-QT
  • Targus CBT300 Laptop Case with Queens logo
  • Dell Potiplex GX620 Computer - serial# 77DGN81
  • Dell E193FP 19" LCD Computer Monitor - serial# CNOG65664780458CL2VD
  • Hitachi DV-P745U DVD Player - serial# 40924239
  • Samsung Digimax A400  4.0 megapixel Digital Camera - serial# 54651850
  • Black External Hard Drive GVC 5-port
  • Kensington Smart Socket Basic Powerbar

July 31, 7:40 am: Campus - Staff reported two offices had been broken into and a computer monitor stolen from each room.  They are both black & silver Dell 19" 1907-FP model monitors with "Queen's University Library" engraved & written on the back- serial numbers: CN0DC32371618631AD9T and CN0DC32371618631AD8Y .  Kingston City Police were also contacted and are investigating.

July 25, 1:15 pm: Campus - Students attended the Security Office to report their Organization's office had been broken into.  The Security Supervisor attended and it was determined a small amount of cash and some calling cards were missing.  A Kingston City Police Officer and their Ident Unit attended the office to take a report and collect evidence.

July 22, 8:30 pm: Campus - The ERC was informed a student run office had been broken into and two laptop computers stolen - one owned by the department and one privately owned. Custodial services and a contractor were called to attend for clean up and to repair a door, and Kingston City Police and Ident attended to take a report and collect evidence. 

July 9, 10:50 pm: Campus - A number of computer CPUs were reported stolen from a lab on campus.  Kingston City Police and the KPD Ident Unit were also contacted to investigate the theft.

Every unit was a Dell OptiPlex GX620 and included the following serial numbers:

8XMCX91 94NCX91 65NCX91 71NCX91 44NCX91
H7NCX91 35NCX91 27NCX91 H0NCX91 FVMCX91
31NCX91 7VMCX91 7YMCX91 4ZMCX91 5VMCX91
6ZMCX91 12NCX91 70NCX91 DVMCX91 FTMCX91

July 4-7, Campus - A number of Break & Enter incidents were reported to Campus Security that involved the theft of a laptop computer, an amount of cash, and other items.  Kingston City Police attended each location as did the Police Ident Unit who collected evidence from the scene.

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.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

July 30, 2:00 am: Student Housing Area - A Security Patrol, while checking the abandon buildings (slated for demolition) in the Student Housing Area, reported observing some individuals possibly vandalizing the inside of one of the houses.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke with the group, who eventually identified themselves as Queen's Students.  They were cooperative and denied doing any damage to the property.

July 24, 7:45 pm: Student Housing Area - The ERC received a report of a suspicious male riding a pink/red spray painted bicycle in the Student Housing Area near main campus.  The caller thought the individual may be "casing" houses in the area and had already filed a report with Kingston Police.  The Security Supervisor and a Security Bike Patrol were provided with details and searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

July 22, 5:00 pm: Chernoff Hall - A caller reported having exited the building and spotted a male and female who appeared to be in the process of stealing a bicycle from the nearby bike racks.  When they realized they were being observed, the two quickly left the scene.  Security staff searched the vicinity but the suspects were not located.

The female was described as being in her 30s with blond hair and was on a yellow bike.  The male was also in his 30s with a large build and a beard.

July 21, 7:10 pm: Campus - The ERC was contacted by a desk clerk who reported some young female members of a group staying at Queen's were uncomfortable about a suspicious male who asked them to approach him while he was in a blue pickup truck.  Security searched Campus and the surrounding area but the vehicle had already left.  However witnesses recorded specific vehicle details which were provided to Kingston City Police.

July 19, 1:05 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - A custodian reported he was walking towards MacCorry Hall when he spotted a bicycle and then an unknown male standing closer to the building.  When the individual saw he'd been observed, he fled the scene without the bike.  The Security Supervisor attended and noticed an exterior window had been opened and it is believed the suspect may have been about to climb through the window when he was spotted.  Security took possession of the bicycle and turned it over later that night to Kingston City Police.

The suspect was described as being in his early 20's, with a thin build and short dark hair and wearing an orange sweater or jacket.

July 12, 10:30 pm: Waldron Tower - A custodian contacted the ERC to report having found an unknown male near an a/v cabinet inside a room. The individual fled the room when approached and questioned by the custodian, who then observed the suspect exit the building, get on a red bicycle, and ride away heading North on University Avenue at which point the caller phoned Security..  The Security Supervisor and a Patrol dispatched to the University Ave area immediately but the suspect was not found.

The suspect was briefly described as being a Caucasian male, approx 140-150 lbs and between 5'8" and 5'10" tall with short dark hair.  At the time of this incident he was wearing a ball cap, a dark blue sleeve shirt with orange shoulders, baggy jeans and carrying a dark color backpack.

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:

July 27, 3:15 am: Off Campus - KGH Security reports having pursued a couple of suspected bike thieves outside the hospital - last seen headed towards University property.  The suspects were not apprehended but one was described as being a Caucasian male between 14 and 16 years old with shoulder length brown hair. 

July 27, 1:10 pm: Humphrey Hall - A caller reported his bicycle was stolen from the racks outside sometime between 8:00 and 11:30 pm that evening.  It is a 3 year old neon green/black Mountain Bike.

July 24, 9:23 am: An Clachan Complex - The ERC was informed the bike seats were stolen from three bicycles locked up at the Complex.

July 20, 3:50 pm: Humphrey Hall - A caller reported his bike was stolen sometime within the previous hour while locked up outside.  It is a 2005, black and blue "Fuji League" road bike (serial# IF2F09181).

July 19, 5:00 pm: Botterell Hall - A caller reported witnessing an unknown male use a pair of bolt cutters to cut a lock on a bicycle, then ride away up Arch Street. The witness followed him up Arch Street but lost him at the top of it, then called Security.  The Security Supervisor immediately attended that area but was unable to locate the suspect or the bike. Kingston City Police were also informed of the incident.

The suspect was described as being a bald Caucasian male in his late 30s, wearing a t-shirt and red ball cap and carrying a backpack.

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.

July 7, 4:05 pm: Miller Hall - A caller reported his silver & red "jeep" brand bicycle was stolen from the bike racks between 2:00 and 3:30 pm that day.

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.


PERSONAL PROPERTY THEFT:

July 26, 10:30 am: Stauffer Library - A student reported leaving his laptop computer unattended for a few minutes and returned to find it had been stolen.  He noticed a couple of teenage males who had been using computers nearby were gone, and questioned a female who was still there.  He also discovered personal information about the suspect teens still on one of the computers - including one of their names - and reported he would pursue contacting the suspect himself to get the computer back.

The main suspect was described as being a 20 year old male, approximately 5'9" tall, with short light brown hair, and an unkempt appearance.

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.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

July 25, 5:00 am: Campus - A newspaper delivery person approached the Security Supervisor - who was on mobile patrol of campus - and reported there was a small fire in front of one of the University Residences.  The Security Supervisor attended the area to discover a small pile of newspapers had been set on fire - quickly doused with the vehicle's fire extinguisher.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

July 24, 5:25 pm: Campus - A caller reported their car was broken into the previous night while parked in a University owned lot on Clergy Street.  A window was broken and an emergency roadside kit was stolen from inside the vehicle.

July 22, 9:30 pm: West Campus - A desk clerk contacted the ERC to report a guest's vehicle had been broken into while parked in the lot for about a week.  The car hood was found open and two shirts were missing from inside. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

July 20, 1:35 pm: PhysEd Centre - A staff member reported his vehicle's windows was smashed while parked in the garage below the PhysEd Centre.  Security attended to meet the owner and was informed the vehicle appeared to have been entered and the console searched, but no property was missing from inside.  The vandalism/break-in happened sometime between noon and 1:30 pm that day.

At 4:55 pm - Another staff member reported their vehicle was also broken into while parked in the same lot all day.  There was no sign of forced entry but the locked doors did have their windows open a bit. The only property that appeared missing were a few CDs and CD case along with a sandwich found thrown onto the ground nearby.

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.


MISCELLANEOUS:

July 20, 10:35 am - An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported his vehicle was struck sometime last night while parked in the lot, as were two other vehicles nearby.  Both Security and Kingston City Police attended to take a report and Police are investigating.


Vandalism at Waldron TowerMISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

July 10, 8:50 am: Waldron Tower - A custodian reported discovering some vandalism in the Residence. Security attended and confirmed the glass in a door had been shattered by a thrown chair.  A check of the building revealed no further damage or any property missing. KPD were also informed of the incident. (click on picture for larger view)

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.


ALARMED AREA FOUND UNARMED:

July 9, 4:40 pm: 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.

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.


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