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ARCHIVE: September 2006

BREAK-IN / THEFT (PERSONAL PROPERTY):

September 30, 11:05 am: Residences - A student reported a number of items and a small amount of cash were stolen from their room while it was left unlocked and unoccupied.

September 25, 10:40 pm: PhysEd Centre - A men's dressing room was left unlocked and a number of items including wallets, keys, and clothes were stolen while unattended.

September 17, 12:58 pm: Campus - Student office area broken into. Stolen property included:

  • Three Shuttle X Mini PCs w. "Purchased by BED Fund" plaques on them (serial numbers: B61G00328D06368, B61G00326D02987, B61G00328D06369)
  • iPod
  • 17" monitor
  • Laptop computer
  • Two digital cameras
  • Cash & cheques

September 1, 9:15 am: An Clachan Complex - A tenant contacted the ERC to report their apartment was broken into overnight.  According to the caller they had left the ground floor window open overnight and at about 2:00 am heard their dog barking, but didn't investigate.  The tenants woke up later that morning to discover the open window's screen had been removed and personal effects were missing from the living room..

Stolen property included a purse, keys backpack, wallets, alcohol and a digital camera.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

September 29, 10:45 pm: Victoria Hall - Fire alarm activated due to a maliciously activated pull station.

September 29, 6:30 pm: Gordon Brockington House - Fire alarm activated due to a maliciously activated pull station.

September 29, 1:23 pm: Chown Hall - Fire alarm activated due to someone blow drying their hair underneath a hallway detector.

September 28, 3:45 pm: Jean Royce Hall - Fire alarm activated due to burnt pizza in 3rd floor common room.

September 27, 10:40 pm; Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence. No definitive cause located. 

September 25, 11:44 pm: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated on the second floor due to burnt popcorn setting off a detector.

September 24, 1:02 am: Victoria Hall - Fire alarm activated due to two pull stations being activated maliciously.

September 23, 12:35 am: Victoria Hall - Fire alarm activated in the Residence. Security & KFD discovered a burned poster at a 4th floor entrance set off a nearby detector.

September 20, 7:50 pm: Leggett Hall - Fire alarm activated due to burnt popcorn on the 3rd floor.

September 19, 10:56 pm: Leggett Hall - Fire alarm was activated due to burnt popcorn on the 3rd floor.

September 19, 4:00 pm: Leonard Hall - Fire alarm was activated due to a small grill fire in the kitchen. Fire was extinguished by kitchen staff.

September 17, 8:05 am: Jean Royce Hall - Fire alarm activated by cooking smoke.

September 16, 3:00 am: Waldron Tower - Fire alarm activated. Likely caused by someone hitting ceiling tiles which set off detector.

September 11, 5:55 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and Security & KFD were contacted to attend. The Security Supervisor reported back a short time later that a detector was set off by cooking in a third floor Common Room and the alarm system was reset at 6:05 pm.

September 11, 1:35 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security were informed to attend.  Soon after arriving, they determined a pull station had been maliciously activated on the ground floor of D wing. KFD cleared the scene and Security reset the alarm.

September 8, 6:55 am: Victoria Hall - KFD contacted the ERC to report responding to a fire alarm in the Residence. Security also responded and were informed soon after arriving that a small stove fire had occurred in the kitchen. KFD cleared the scene soon afterwards and Security reset the system at 7:15 am.

September 8, 2:30 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and both KFD and Security (already in the building for a medical assistance call) were informed.  It was soon determined a pull station had been maliciously activated on the 4th floor of C wing (the same area of a previous malicious activation), so KFD cleared the scene and Security reset the system at 2:44 am.

September 7, 1:30 pm: An Clachan Complex - A fire alarm activated and KFD, Security and Apartment & Housing staff were contacted.  Upon arrival it was learned a pot was left unattended on a stove and smoke set off the smoke detectors.  KFD cleared the area of smoke using fans and the building's superintendent reset the fire alarm system.

September 5, 2:46 am: Victoria Hall - A fire alarm activated in the Residence and Security & KFD were informed to attend. Les than 10 minutes later, Security reported discovering a fire extinguisher had been discharged on the 4th floor of C wing, setting off a detector in the area.  KFD vented the scene and Security reset the system at 3:14 am.

September 3, 1:20 am: Jean Royce Hall - An active fire alarm was indicated for the Residence and both KFD and Security informed to attend.  Soon after arriving it was discovered burnt popcorn from a popcorn popper had set off a smoke detector.  The system was reset by Security and KFD cleared the scene.


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

September 25, 9:35 am: Campus - A student office area had three rooms broken into and some cash & five hats were stolen.

September 24, 11:50 am: Campus - A department reported one of their rooms was broken into and it was initially believed three computer CPUs may have been stolen from inside.


MISCELLANEOUS / GENERAL ASSISTANCE:

September 21, 3:30 pm: Mackintosh Corry Hall - The ERC received a report of an individual using a wrench on the back tire of a bicycle locked to a bike rack.  Security staff attended and determined the individual was a student tightening the bicycle's back brakes and he was able to produce a key for its lock.

September 12, 6:20 pm: Richardson Stadium - A student reported returning to her car after class and discovering it was damaged by another vehicle while parked in the lot.  Security attended to take a report and was shown dents and black scrapes along the driver's side door.   A report was later filed with Kingston City Police by the owner.

Anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle striking a car in the West Campus parking lot near Richardson Stadium is asked to contact Campus Security at 613-533-6733.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

September 20, 7:20 pm: McArthur Hall - Black & grey bicycle seat w. red stitching stolen off a bicycle sometime between 8:20 am and 5:00 pm.

September 17, 9:20 pm: Chernoff Hall - Dark green Benallie bike stolen within previous few days.

September 16, 6:50 pm: Student Housing Area - Two bikes stolen from a house: (1) red & black Gary Fisher "Wahoo" (2) blue Trek.

September 15, 6:30 pm: Stauffer Library - Blue and black Rally bicycle stolen from the bike racks between 8 pm and 10:30 pm yesterday.

September 14, 9:45 pm: Stauffer Library - Red bicycle stolen from bike racks. No make or serial number available.

September 14, 4:46 pm: Biosciences Complex - Red, black and white "Giant" brand bicycle stolen.

September 13, 2:13 pm: Stauffer Library - Red with white Specialized Hard Rock bike stolen while locked to bike racks.

September 12, 11:40 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported his black w. yellow stripes "Supercycle" was stolen sometime between 8:45 and 11:00 pm that evening while secured with a cable lock.

September 12, 9:17 pm; Biosciences Complex - The ERC received a report that a bright red Trek bicycle was stolen within a 10 minute period around 4:40 pm that day while secured with a cable lock.  The bike features a customized black fender, flipless pedals, and blue handle grips.

September 12, 7:50 pm: An Clachan Complex - A tenant reported her bicycle was stolen from the bike racks outside Building 17. It is a black w. white lettering home built "Renegade" brand bicycle.

September 12, 7:40 pm: Walter Light Hall - A caller reported his blue Sportek Mountain bicycle was stolen from the bike racks sometime between 12:00 and 1:00 pm that day.

September 8, 5:05 am: Biosciences Complex - A student reported their blue w. orange Norco Mountaineer was stolen while secured with a cable lock between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm that day.

September 8, 1:30 pm: Botterell Hall - A caller reported her grey 'Giant" Mountain Bike was stolen sometime that morning from where it had been secured to the bike racks with a thick cable lock.

September 8, 9:10 am: JDUC - The ERC received a report of a stolen Vonelli Mountain Bike that had been secured to the racks overnight with a cable lock. (Serial# 6821902)

September 6, 12:30 pm: Louise D Acton - A caller reported her red Mountain Bike was stolen from the bike racks outside sometime during the day.

September 6, 1:10 pm: Biosciences Complex - A student reported his silver Schwinn bicycle was stolen from the bike racks where it had been secured with a thick cable lock between 11am and 12:30 pm. A report was also filed with KPD.

September 5, 7:00 pm: Stirling Hall - A caller reported his black w. red & white Fugi Odessa (Serial# 014721CSC3L.) was stolen from where it had been secured with a U-lock to a bike rack overnight. A report was also filed with KPD.

September 6, 1:30 pm: Clark Hall - At approximately 1:30 pm, Campus Security was informed a student was in the Clark Hall Bookstore for a short while and exited a short time later to discover the bike rack she'd secured her bicycle to was no longer there.  Security searched the surrounding area, and a number of departments & organizations on campus were contacted, but the bike rack and bicycle were not located. The stolen bicycle is a red Norco Monterey with a black seat w. a pink "MS" stenciled on it (serial#  SF00746183).

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.


MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

September 19, 6:20 pm: Jean Royce Hall - Several vehicles were reported vandalized with deep scratches to the side and/or hoods.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

September 11, 9:15 pm: Botterell Hall - A Security Patrol reported observing a male individual who appeared to be viewing inappropriate websites on a computer in Bracken Library.  Security Supervisors responded and spoke with the man who was not affiliated with the University .  He was ID'd and issued a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from all Queen's libraries.

September 8, 11:30 pm: Off Campus - The ERC received a report that some people were jumping up and down in the middle of Union Street while pulling down their pants. The location was on city property - between main and west campus - and Kingston City Police responded to a large party near that location a short time later..

September 5, 12:46 am: Student Housing Area -  A caller living in a house near main campus called the ERC to report an unknown intoxicated male was on their front porch, wouldn't leave when asked, and appeared about to vomit.  Security staff were involved in a priority incident and the caller was about to be advised to call Kingston City Police when they reported the situation just resolved itself - the individual in question was apparently their neighbour and had moved on (to his own house).


ATTEMPTED THEFT:

September 4, 1:50 pm: Residences - The ERC received a call from a student's father who witnessed a male individual attempting to cut the lock off his son's bicycle while it was secured to some bike racks.  He had chased the suspect for a short distance and then contacted Security using a blue light Emergency Phone.  Security staff dispatched to the scene but the suspect was not apprehended. Kingston City Police were also contacted and attended.

The suspect was described as being a thin male about 40 years old and approximately 5'10" - 6' tall and 155 lbs with black curly hair.  

September 4, 1:30 pm: Residences - While on mobile patrol of campus, Security Supervisors observed a male individual walking along with a wheeled 'dolly' (lent out by Residences for students moving in). When questioned, the individual claimed to have found it on the side of the road and concluded he could take it.  He was advised the dolly was University property and then asked to produce ID after claiming to be a Queen's student.  He initially refused but reconsidered when informed police would be contacted. Security was shown his student card and returned the cart to Residences.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

September 4, 3:10 am: Campus - Two students activated an emergency phone to report coming across another male student who appeared intoxicated and passed out.  Security staff  attended and also discovered the student had fallen down at some point and cut his arm while walking on campus. Queen's First Aid were contacted and treated his wound before having him transported to his Residence at West Campus.

Campus Security responded to 388 Medical Assistance (Injury/Ambulance Request) calls in 2005.  There were 316 such incidents in 2004, 246 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.


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