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ARCHIVE: April 2009

THEFT FROM VEHICLE:

April 29, 9:00 am: West Campus - A caller reported both license plates were stolen from their vehicle while parked in the West Campus Parking Lot yesterday between 9:50 am and 8:00 pm.  The owners also informed the Queen's Parking Department, Kingston City Police, and KGH Security.


MISCELLANEOUS:

April 26, 9:43 pm: Campus - A partial city-wide power outage occurred and affected most of main campus.  Power was restored by the city at approximately 12:25 am.  

April 21, 3:10 pm: Union Street Parking Lot - While patrolling  main campus, Security encountered a delivery truck driver who had accidentally backed up into the glass stairwell vestibule on the surface lot of the Union Street garage.  The Parking Department was contacted to attend and PPS notified for clean up and to board up the vestibule until its shattered glass could be replaced.


ATTEMPTED THEFT:

April 25, 11:16 pm: Jeffrey Hall - The ERC received a call reporting a possible bicycle theft in progress at the bike racks outside Jeffrey Hall.  Since mobile Security staff were attending to a malicious fire alarm elsewhere, other Security staff were directed to the area.  Within a few minutes, Security reported the scene was clear and there were no obvious sign any bikes had been tampered with or stolen (ie no cut locks on the ground).  

April 5, 2:04 am: Off Campus - KPD contacted Campus Security to report three students were arrested for attempting to steal a street sign and subsequently charged with Theft & Mischief.


MALICIOUS FIRE ALARM ACTIVATION:

April 25, 11:10 pm: Gordon Brockington House - KFD and Security responded to a fire alarm activation in the Residence. Upon arrival it was determined a burnt piece of paper directly below a smoke detector had triggered the alarm.

April 24, 1:10 am: Gordon Brockington House - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 22, 4:55 am: Victoria Hall - Firecrackers set off in the Residence's lobby activated the fire detection system in the building and both Campus Security & KFD responded to the alarm.  

Security staff arrived to find the lobby filled with smoke and small fires on the floor which were immediately extinguished. The Fire Captain contacted Kingston City Police to attend, and both Environmental Health & Safety as well as Residence Administration were informed of the incident.

April 21, 1:00 am: Gordon Brockington House - The Residence's fire alarm was activated when a maliciously discharged fire extinguisher triggered a detector on the 4th floor.

April 17, 1:50 am: McNeill House - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 15, 3:35 am: Victoria Hall - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 12, 5:26 am: Gordon Brockington House - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 5, 6:21 am: Gordon Brockington House - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 4, 2:45 am: McNeill House - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 3, 11:05 pm: Victoria Hall - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 3, 10:20 pm: Leonard Hall - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 3, 2:30 am: Jean Royce Hall - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

April 2, 11:55 pm: Jean Royce Hall - KFD and Security responded to a malicious fire alarm pull station activation in the Residence.

NOTE: The operation of a fire alarm in the absence of a fire is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada which states:

False Alarm of Fire

437. Every one who wilfully, without reasonable cause, by outcry, ringing bells, using a fire alarm, telephone or telegraph, or in any other manner, makes or circulates or causes to be made or circulated an alarm of fire is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.


R.S., c. C-34, s. 393; 1972, c. 13, s. 31.

A false alarm will not only disrupt the activities of the University but will also result in the dispatch of fire equipment to the campus by the Fire Department. Anyone witnessing the initiation of a false alarm should immediately notify the Emergency Report Centre @ 613-533-6111.   


THEFT / BREAK-IN (PERSONAL PROPERTY):  

April 23, 6:10 pm: Campus - A student reported her wallet was stolen when left unattended outside her exam between 2:00 and 4:30 pm. It was described as being a dark blue rectangular Calvin Klein wallet with a 'CK logo' pattern, and contained ID, credit and bank cards, along with a small amount of cash. The caller also filed a report with Kingston City Police and cancelled all the stolen cards.  

April 23, 3:50 am: Victoria Hall - A caller reported his iPod Touch ( serial# 9E7500HFW4N ) was stolen from the lobby while it was left unattended for a short time.

April 21, 1:41 pm: Student Housing Area - A student residing in a house near main campus reported forgetting to lock their front door after studying until after 5:00 am, and a few hours later discovered someone had entered the home and stole a backpack containing a wallet as well as a silver HP Pavillion DV5000 laptop computer (serial number SCND6294RDH ). A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

April 20, 10:20 pm: Campus - A student reported their dark & light blue backpack was stolen while left unattended outside an exam. It contained a black MacBook computer (serial # 4H6261G3VMN ) along with a textbook and notes. A report was also filed with Kingston City Police.

April 16, 5:45 pm: Goodes Hall - Stauffer Library staff reported someone had turned in an empty laptop case & charger found abandoned outside. Identification found in the case enabled the owner to be located, and he confirmed his backpack and the empty laptop case were stolen from Goodes Hall at around 5:35 pm that day. The property was retrieved by its owner a short time later.

April 16, 5:30 pm: Policy Studies Building - The ERC was informed two backpacks were stolen from inside the building, along with contents that included a white Macbook computer (Serial number 4H645DABWGL ), wallet, jacket, ID and other personal effects.

An hour later, a custodian reported being given a wallet found in a JDUC women's washroom. The wallet was determined to belong to one of the earlier theft victims and returned to its owner.

April 16, 10:00 am: Stauffer Library - A student reported her silver Macbook computer was stolen while left briefly unattended on a desk.

April 13, 5:05 pm: Residences - A student reported two iPhones were stolen from their room.

April 11, 11:57 am: Campus - The ERC received a second hand report that a student's wallet was stolen from her purse while left unattended outside an exam. The wallet is rectangular, covered in hard snakeskin and silver lining inside.

April 9, 11:55 am: Campus - A student reported her backpack, containing a cell phone, pink iPod mini, and wallet were stolen while left unattended outside an exam.  


SUSPICIOUS PERSON / ACTIVITY:

April 22: 00:55 am: Waldron Tower - Residence staff contacted the ERC to report a man in his mid 40s was requesting entry to the building because he had been chased by foxes through some fields and wanted to get away from them and to contact police about the animals. He was refused entry by the desk and subsequently left the area before Campus Security staff arrived. A search if the vicinity was unsuccessful in locating this individual or the alleged skulk of foxes.

April 18, 12:25 am: Construction Site - The ERC was notified an individual was observed inside a construction area on campus.  Campus Security attended and KPD were contacted by on-site security staff.  KPD subsequently charged and ticketed a student for trespassing.

April 7, 2:20 pm: Residences - A student contacted the Emergency Report Centre to report an unknown male was trying to get residents to access the elevator (which requires a key) for him.  They additionally stated that individual had already left the scene by the time of this call.

Security staff attended and searched the building along with a Residence staff member, and other staff were informed of the incident and instructed to call the ERC if he was spotted.  The individual was not located and no subsequent sightings were reported.


ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN:

April 21, 1:40 am: Dupuis Hall - An attempted break-in occurred inside the building, but the attempt was unsuccessful due to an alarm system activation. Campus Security attended and Kingston City Police were soon called in to take a report and collected evidence from the scene.

April 19, 11:20 am: Clark Hall - An attempted break-in occurred inside the building, but the attempt was unsuccessful due to an alarm system activation. Campus Security attended and Kingston City Police were soon called in to take a report and collected evidence from the scene.

April 19, 7:35 am: Victoria / Leonard Halls - Residence staff reported an individual attempted to break into an exterior door of Leonard Hall about 90 minutes previous to this call..  The witness likewise stated he and his coworkers saw the same individual earlier in the night acting suspiciously in Victoria Hall.

The man was briefly described as:
- Caucasian
- approx age 25-30 years old
- 5'7 tall
- slim build
- black curly hair
- scruffy looking facial hair
- wearing a long black leather coat & a dark baseball cap


VEHICLE BREAK-IN:

April 20, 4:10 pm: West Campus - A vehicle parked near the tennis courts had its side window smashed out by a rock. The owner reports only some paperwork related to the car was initially noticed missing.

April 5, 2:21 am: Leonard Hall - A staff member reported their vehicle was broken into that night and a backpack & some CDs stolen from inside.

April 1, 2:08 am:  Mackintosh Corry - A staff member reported their vehicle had been entered while parked on campus and a fire extinguisher stolen from inside.


Car struck houseHIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT:

April 20, 3:14 pm: Student Housing Area - While patrolling the student village, Security staff observed a vehicle had struck a Queen's owned house. Kingston City Police were already on scene and the occupants of the vehicle did not require medical attention. Residence Facilities was notified of the incident and also attended.  [Photo from the scene]

Note: this same house and fire escape were also struck by vehicle in May of 2002.


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

April 20, 8:25 am: Campus - A department reported a number of offices broken into and computer equipment stolen. Campus Security attended as did Kingston City Police and its IDENT unit who are investigating the incident.

The stolen computer serial numbers are:
Apple PCs -  SQP806WVX87 , QP806OJNX87 , SQP806OWWX87 , SYM8318L9ZE2
MacBook Pro - SW883224ZYJ4


BICYCLE / BIKE PARTS THEFT:

April 19, 7:35 pm: Walter Light Hall - A student reported her pearl-coloured, women's mixed frame Metal, 14 speed bike was stolen while locked outside the building.

April 8, 1:30 pm: Jean Royce Hall - A student reported he went to retrieve his bicycle, locked up in the cage compound outside the building, after locking it up in December and discovered its lock had been cut and the bike stolen. It is a army green 19" frame Norco 'Bigfoot' bicycle.


VANDALISM / MISCHIEF UNDER $5000:

April 19, 2:35 am: Victoria Hall - The ERC received a report that two individuals had just smashed a ground floor window in the building and then fled towards another nearby Residence.  A PPS tradesman was called in to make repairs and Res Maintenance contacted to clean the glass inside. A report with witness details was provided to Residence Administration for possible follow up.


FIRE (ALARM) RELATED:

April 18, 1:11 am: Victoria Hall - KFD and Security attended a fire alarm in the Residence which was soon determined to have been caused by someone smoking in the basement level of the building.

April 17, 5:42 pm: Ban Righ Hall - KFD and Security responded to a fire alarm in the Residence which was quickly determined to have activated due to cooking smoke from the kitchen.

April 14, 11:05 pm: Ban Righ Hall - KFD and Security responded to a fire alarm in the building activated by burnt popcorn.

April 8, 12:20 am: An Clachan Complex - Security and KFD attended a fire alarm at the complex which was quickly determined to have been caused by a small stove fire that had been extinguished by the tenant.


ASSAULT:

April 12, 4:18 am: Residences - The ERC was informed a student entered another student's room and allegedly committed an assault on him.  Kingston City Police were contacted and subsequently took the student into custody, charging him with Break & Enter and Assault. 


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