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ARCHIVE: August 2006

BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

August 31, 12:05 am: Gordon Brockington House - The ERC received a bike theft report involving a pink ladies bike w. blue writing that was stolen sometime within the previous two days.

August 29, 9:45 pm: McArthur Hall - A caller reported his bicycle was stolen sometime between 6:00 and 9:00 pm that evening while chained up to the bike racks. It is a black Arashi bicycle with its seat removed.

August 29, 8:10 am: Biosciences Complex - The ERC received a report that a Supercycle 1800FC was stolen from the bike racks sometime overnight.

August 25, 10:30 am: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported his red mountain bike was stolen sometime since 8:30 the previous evening from where he'd locked it to the bike racks near the playground.

August 22, 7:45 pm: Richardson Labs - A caller reported his bicycle was stolen sometime during that day. It is a dark blue, 21 speed 19" KONA bicycle. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.Bike Stolen from House Near Main Campus

August 21, 8:50 am: Student Housing Area - A bike theft report was filed with the ERC regarding a yellow w. red 21 speed Mountain Bike with front shocks that was stolen from a house near main campus. 
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August 18, 8:50 am: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a report that a bicycle was stolen while cable/pad locked to the bike racks outside this building during the previous day. It is a dark blue men's SuperCycle mountain bike w. black plastic fenders and reflectors on both tires & on the handlebars.

August 17, 9:05 pm: Policy Studies Building - A caller reported two new bikes were stolen while chain locked between 5:00 and 9:00 pm that day. One is a tall black Raleigh and the other a short red women's SuperCycle.

August 16, 12:55 pm: Student Housing Area - A student reported his white w. blue shocks Rally bicycle was stolen while locked to a PUC propane tank outside a location near main campus.

August 1, 11:00 am: Watson Hall - The ERC received a call that both tires were stolen from his Riley Tomahawk bicycle was stolen a couple days earlier during the day.

August 8, 4:45 pm: Humphrey Hall - A caller reported his white Norco 'Screamer' bicycle was stolen from a room inside the building sometime after 2:00 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 83 reports of bikes/bike parts stolen in 2005, 86 in 2004, 31 in 2003, 51 in 2002, 52 in 2001 and 36 such reports in 2000.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

August 29, 10:30 am: JDUC - The ERC received a report of a man viewing inappropriate websites on a computer in a common area of the JDUC.  Security attended to confirm the report and instructed the man to leave the property.  He was additionally banned him from the University after it was discovered he provided false information to Security staff.

The individual was described as being  a tanned Caucasian, approx. 6'3" tall with an average build, shoulder length shaggy dark brown hair, thick facial features, and a ~1" tattoo on his left forearm. At the time of this incident he was carrying a large black backpack while wearing blue painter-style jeans, a white t-shirt, and tan color sandals.

August 25, 9:50 am: PhysEd Centre - Staff contacted the ERC to report they'd found an unknown man searching through a room containing people's personal effects.  Both Security and Kingston City Police attended and the man was soon arrested by police and issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University property, by Campus Security.  

August 23, 3:30 pm: Beamish Monroe Hall - A staff member reported a suspicious man was wandering through the building and popping his head into offices.  Security staff attended and did a thorough search of the building and surrounding area but the individual was not located.

He was described as a Caucasian man in his 40s with a thin build and thin face. At the time of this incident he was wearing camouflage pants and a touque that was worn askew.

August 16, 11:05 pm: Etherington Hall - A Security Patrol reported observing a suspicious male and female who appeared to be checking out bicycles locked to the building's bike racks.  The Security Supervisor and nearby KGH Security attended to question the two individuals who claimed to be fix a flat tire on a friend's bike locked there.

They two individuals described as:
(1) Caucasian male - initially spotted urinating on the building - in his mid 30s, ~5'6" tall & 140 lbs, w. long black hair and scruffy facial hair. 
(2) Caucasian female in her mid 30s with a medium build and about 5'7" tall with shoulder length unwashed blonde hair.

August 21, 3:10 pm: Douglas Library - The ERC received a call from an individual stating he's observed a male in his late teens steal a tire from a bicycle locked to the bike racks.  The caller also stated he took a photo of the suspect with his cell phone and would email it to Campus Security. 

The suspect was described as a young Caucasian male in his late teens with a medium build, about 5'4" tall, with curly brown hair and a scruffy beard. He fled the scene on a black & red BMX bike.

August 6, 4:50 am: Campus - While on mobile patrol of campus, the Security Supervisor observed a male individual staggering down Union Street and eventually laid down on the sidewalk in front of Gordon Hall.  When approached by Security, the man became agitated and belligerent.  It was at the point Security noticed he had some fingers bandaged up and a large blood stain on his shorts so Kingston City Police were requested to attend. 

When an Officer arrived, the individual refused to provide ID and was subsequently arrested for Failure to Identify. Some medication was found during a search, so the Officer had Regional Ambulance attend to transport him to hospital -  and it was later learned he'd been transported there previously that evening due to injuries suffered in an altercation.

August 4, 12:50 pm: Campus - The ERC received a call that three males appeared to be throwing dirt from a flower bed into a nearby tree.  They were also observed discharge a spray can of some sort and then run away.  The Security Supervisor attended and met up with the three young males who stated they had been trying to eliminate a wasp nest using dirt and a can of bug killer they brought with them.  

The incident appeared to be over with but Security was called back a few minutes later after the group set fire to the wasp nest.  At that point they were cautioned about the dangers and asked to leave the property.

Please contact Campus Security (533-6111) immediately if you observe suspicious persons or activity. Campus Security dealt with 238 incidents classified as "Suspicious Persons" in 2005. There were 204 such incidents in 2004, 222 in 2003, 207 in 2002, 165 in 2001, 210 in 2000, 248 in 1999, and 201 in 1998.


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

August 23, 1:03 am: Campus - An intrusion alarm activated in an audio/visual area on campus and Security was contacted to attend.  They arrived within a couple of minutes to discover the room had been entered and some equipment had been partially removed.  Although the perpetrators had fled the scene, the window of a nearby room was found left open and its screen torn out.  

A projector ceiling mount was damaged in the attempt and the thieves made off with a grey Kodak Ektagraphic III E Plus 35 mm slide projector (serial# 80484).

August 14, 7:53 am: Campus - The ERC received a call report a room had been broken into sometime during the previous few days.  Both Security and KPD attended and it was soon determined the following items had been stolen:

  • Two Sun Ultra Workstations - serial #s SO614FK30CB and SO614FDK30C6
  • A black Dell Optiplex GX280 - serial # 3TSLP51
  • A black Intel 4 Clone CPU - serial # 050100045083005012
  • A Logitech Quickcam Zoom Webcam

August 13, 11:19 pm: Campus - A custodian reported entering a room to discover some computer equipment missing from inside.  Security and Kingston City Police attended and it was soon determined the following property had been stolen:

  • Two Dell GX620 Desktop Pentiums - Serial #s CGTQW91 and CJTQW91
  • Two Dell 19" LCD Monitors - Serial #s CN0DC32371618637AFL9 and CN0DC32371618637AFLD
  • A Proxima Ultralight LX Data Projector - M6W-LX00 - Serial# G0302458
  • A Kodak DC3200 Digital Camera - Serial # KJSAG04003850

August 11, 9:55 pm: Campus - A student contacted the Emergency Report Centre after entering a lab and noticing some computer equipment was gone.  Security attended and it was soon determined 4 computers and a printer were stolen.  KPD's Ident Unit were on scene a short time later to collect evidence and are investigating this break-in.

The stolen property included a large (5.5') ink jet printer and four Pentium 4 CPUs. All the CPU`s were engraved with "Dept. of Math and Stats".

There were 75 theft and 34 Break & Enter incidents involving Queen's property in 2005.  There were 49 theft and 15 B&Es in 2004, 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.


THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

August 17, 3:15 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A visitor to Queen's reported the license plates were stolen off her vehicle while parked in the front south parking lot sometime during the evening of August 15. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

August 1, 9:10 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported he'd left his car window down and someone reached in to steal an MP3 Player.

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 / GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

August 15, 8:15 pm: Off Campus - The ERC received a call from a student residing in the Student Housing Area, who reported he was working on his car when the jack slipped and the car fell on his shoulder. The student stated being able to move his shoulder okay but that it really hurt and he wondered if he should go to the hospital or not. The ERC advised he should attend the hospital if he felt it was necessary or had any concerns about possible injuries.


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