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ARCHIVE: April 2008

FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

April 28, 1:35 am: Student Housing Area - Security & KFD responded to a home in the Student Housing area where the tenants had a bonfire in their backyard.  The fire captain explained to the students that open air burning is not permitted in the city.

April 27, 10:35 am: Jean Royce Hall - KFD and Security attended the Residence due to a fire alarm activated by burnt food setting off a detector.  The system was reset at 10:46 am.

April 24, 4:15 am: JDUC - The fire alarm system was activated after someone used a pull station at the south end of the building.  Both Security & KFD attended and the system was reset at 4:28 am.

April 23, 4:10 am: Victoria Hall - A chemical fire extinguisher was discharged maliciously on the 2nd floor of the Residence, activating the fire alarm system. KFD attended and ventilated the area so students could return inside, and Security reset the alarm at 4:54 am.

April 22, 3:49 am: Gordon Brockington House - The fire alarm system activated inside the Residence due to water leaking onto a detector.  The alarm was silenced and a fire watch conducted by Residence staff until an electrician could be called in to repair or replace the affected detector.

April 15, 6:33 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The fire alarm activated inside the Residence due to cooking smoke on the 4th floor.  The system was reset by Security at 6:43 pm.

April 5, 5:36 am: Leonard Hall - The fire alarm activated in the Residence and both Security & KFD attended.  It was soon determined the alarm activated due to humidity caused by a shower near a detector.  The system was reset by Security at 5:48 am.

April 5, 1:25 am, JDUC - Two pull stations were maliciously activated in the JDUC, one in the main building and another in the Graduate Residences.  Security staff attended and discovered students remaining inside the building while the bells sounding and they were instructed to leave.  The perpetrator of at least one of these pull station activations was reportedly witnessed in the act, and his identity was passed on to both Residence and Environmental Health & Safety staff.

April 1, 9:00 am: Gordon Brockington House - The fire alarm activated inside the Residence due to work being done by tradesmen in the building.


THEFT / BREAK-IN (PERSONAL PROPERTY):

Similar art as one stolen from displayApril 26, 6:55 pm: Ontario Hall - Campus Security was informed property had been stolen from a 4th year art show sometime during that day.  The items included two 5"X5" and one 10"X12" accordion style books - that featured children and animal themed drawings - as well as two cloths the size of scarves (one white and one green) with similar themed art painted on them. Security staff attended to file a report and took photos of similar items at the exhibit that were not stolen.

April 26, 12:30 pm: Campus - A student reported her small brown "Roots" purse containing two cell phones and a wallet was stolen from the building while she was writing an exam.

April 23, 8:29 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her wallet was stolen while left unattended on a study table for a few hours

April 16, 5:10 pm: Campus - A student reported a Toshiba laptop and textbook was stolen from his knapsack that had been left unattended outside an exam room.

April 12: 11:15 pm: Campus - A student reported her black leather purse, containing a wallet and text books, was stolen while left unattended outside an exam room.

April 12, 10:55 pm: Campus - A student reported leaving their knapsack outside an exam room unattended and discovered it missing when they went to retrieve it.  The black "North Shore" sling bag with brown leather straps contained a computer, wallet, purse, and cell phone.

April 10, 10:05 pm: Stauffer Library - A student reported her 13" white Macbook computer was stolen while left unattended for an extended period of time. Its empty carrying case was later found inside a women's washroom in the library.

April 10, 1:00 am: Stauffer Library - A student reported a laptop computer was stolen while left unattended for over half an hour in the library.  It was briefly described as being a white 13" Macbook computer.


VANDALISM / MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

April 26, 3:10 am: Student Housing Area - While on mobile patrol of the campus area, Security staff met up with Kingston Fire who were extinguishing a pile of mattresses set on fire at a street intersection in the Student Housing Area.  The fire was extinguished within a few minutes by KFD.

April 20, 3:48 am: Jean Royce Hall - A Residence staff member reported a picnic table had been set on fire outside the building.  Security staff were dispatched and doused the flames with a fire extinguisher. KFD arrived a short time later and soaked the table with water to ensure there were no embers left.  It appeared the fire had been set intentionally as there were two chairs along with other items piled on top of the table.

April 26, 1:15 am: JDUC - A Security Patrol discovered the building's north entrance glass had been shattered. The ERC called in a PPS tradesman to repair the damage.

April 20, 1:59 am: Morris Hall - The ERC was informed the front doors to this Residence had been smashed out.  A contractor was called in to make repairs.

April 19, 2:30 pm: Harkness Hall - The ERC was informed a brick had been thrown through the front entrance of this Residence.  Security attended and arranged for custodial to attend for clean up and a contractor was called in to make repairs.

April 22, 2:00 pm: Victoria Hall - Security staff responded to a report of vandalism and arrived to find a couch had been thrown off a ledge outside this Residence building.  An individual, who denied being a student but was later confirmed to be one, reported two unknown individuals had thrown the couch and he was just there to get his picture taken with it..  Two Residence Dons then arrived and reported they had spoken with the two students involved.  Details of this incident were also provided to Residences administration and AMS Judicial.

April 19, 12:38 am: Victoria Hall - The Residence desk clerk contacted the ERC to report someone had knocked down a ceiling EXIT sign which is hanging by exposed wires.  The exposed wires were monitored until an electrician could be called in to make repairs.

April 6, 12:15 pm: Jean Royce Hall - The ERC received a call reporting a number of drunk students were making noise in the Residence and one of them vandalized property in a washroom.  The identity of that student was provided and forwarded on to Residence administration for possible follow up and to repair the damage.

April 6, 12:00 pm: Gordon Brockington House - Security staff discovered an "Exit" sign had been torn out of his mounting inside the Residence and a PPS electrician was called in to cap the exposed wires. Physical Plant Services was also notified to replace the sign.


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

April 24, 5:56 am: Campus - Security and Regional Ambulance attended to an emergency blue light phone activated by a student who was in physical distress. A nearby custodian arrived at the scene almost immediately and monitored the student until paramedics and security arrived.  The student was subsequently transported to KGH by ambulance.


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

April 21, 9:40 pm: Botterell Hall - A student reported his older style gold & blue bicycle was stolen while locked to the racks outside the building.

April 13, 2:55 pm: Dupuis Hall - The ERC received a report that a bicycle, left locked to the building's bike racks since around Christmas, is now gone and believed stolen.  It was described as being a white 21" frame man's Supercycle bike.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS / ACTIVITY:

April 17, 3:45 am: Stauffer Library - The building's Commissionaire contacted the ERC to report an individual suspected of viewing pornographic websites on a library computer.  Security staff attended and located the individual, who immediately exited the library and was then observed leaving University property. 

The individual was described as:
- a Caucasian male
- approximately 25 years of age
- ~5'8" tall and ~150 lbs
- shoulder length, light brown hair
- had a beard: thin on the sides and long at the chin
- was wearing a black bucket-style hat with white stripes and a skull design, a dark jacket, and khaki pants
- observed riding an older style bicycle with pine branches attached to the hand grips and seat post

April 10, 8:10 pm: Stauffer Library - The library's Commissionaire contacted Campus Security to report an individual had been caught viewing adult websites on a computer and was causing a scene after being asked to leave.  The Security Supervisor attended and located the suspect as he was walking away from campus.  Kingston City Police were also contacted to attend and the individual was served with a Notice of Prohibition, banning him from University property.

April 6, 1:25 am: Leonard Hall - The ERC received a report that a group of individuals were throwing snowballs at the Residence, and students inside were seen throwing bowling balls back at them..  Security staff attended the scene but no unusual behaviour was observed.  Residence staff were also notified of the report.


NOISE COMPLAINT:

April 7, 3:05 am: Student Housing Area - Campus Security received a noise complaint involving a group of individuals playing road hockey on Clergy Street.  The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the people involved who were cooperative and ended the game.


MISCELLANEOUS:

April 5, 8:00 pm: JDUC - A student contacted the ERC to report hallway lights leading to Wallace Hall were not on and the area was very dark.  Security staff attended, turned on the light switch, and the lights came on..


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