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Actual Security Incidents at Queen’s University.
June 19, 1:45 a.m.: 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.
June 18, 5:30 p.m.: Clark Hall — Bookstore staff contacted Security to report an individual matching the description of the suspect in a theft incident last week was currently inside the store. The Security Supervisor and a patrol attended immediately and soon after their arrival the individual made a purchase and exited the store. He was monitored by Security staff until leaving University property a few minutes later.
June 18, 11:47 a.m.: Student Housing Area — The ERC received a call reporting a transport trailer had just knocked down some overhead wires/cables as it was backing up. The driver was still on-scene at that time and had apparently noticed the damage. The Security Supervisor dispatched to the scene, and both Kingston City Police and Public Utilities were informed of the incident. The tractor-trailer had left the scene by the time Security arrived but with witness information the company marked on the tractor-trailer was tracked down and informed of the situation. Security directed vehicles and pedestrians around the very low hanging wire until PUC arrived and secured it back to its proper location. They reported the wiring was a harmless cable but indicated it looked identical to potentially lethal high voltage hydro wire.
June 15, 2:11 a.m.: JDUC — The ERC received a call requesting Security check out some individuals found sleeping inside the building. The Security Supervisor and a patrol arrived to find three young males — likely between twelve- and fifteen-years-old — sound asleep. Considering the youth may be runaways, Kingston City Police were contacted to attend and get identification before waking them. Officers arrived soon afterwards and questioned the youths, who reported they’d been on their way home from a nearby party when they got too tired and stopped at the JDUC to rest. Security cleared the scene at 2:49 a.m. and reported police were transporting the boys home.
June 7, 12:35 p.m.: Clark Hall — Bookstore staff report an individual just attempted to steal some merchandise and fled the store when he was confronted. The Security Supervisor attempted to located the suspect, and spotted him for a short time just north of campus, but it was determined around that time that no property was missing from the store and the suspect had fled from sight after spotting the security vehicle
June 5, 10:45 a.m.: Campus — The Parking Department reported finding a vehicle with an altered day permit and requested Security attend. The Security Supervisor attended to photograph the scene and waited until the vehicle was towed from campus.
June 4, 6:56 p.m.: 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.
May 7, 1:23 p.m.: Phys Ed Centre — A student reported her wallet was stolen from an unlocked locker a couple weeks earlier. The wallet is black and made of a plastic-like material.
May 10, 10:40 p.m.: Douglas Library — The ERC received a “blue light” Emergency Phone call from an individual who reported someone appeared to be smashing the lock of a bicycle parked in some bike racks. The Security Supervisor was informed and dispatched to the Emergency Phone to meet the caller, who pointed out the suspect at the Douglas Library bike racks. The individual appeared to just finish up what he’d been doing, got on the bike, and rode up to Union Street and then headed east. The Security Supervisor began to pursue the suspect in the security vehicle but the suspect soon increased speed when he saw he was being followed. The Supervisor quickly drove up a parallel street and blocked off the bike at the corner of Alfred and Earl Street near Harkness Hall. The suspect maintained his distance and claimed to be the owner of the bike, but when questioned he was unable to provide the brand name of the bicycle without looking at where it was written on the frame. Kingston City Police had already been contacted by this time, but reported they were too busy to attend right away. Before the individual could be apprehended by the Security Supervisor, he raced off on the bike and disappeared between some houses. A search of surrounding streets was unsuccessful in relocating the suspect or the bicycle.
May 23, 4:24 a.m.: 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.
May 22, 7:12 am: Phys Ed Centre — Custodial staff reports an unknown male had been banging on the main doors before the scheduled opening time but was not let in by staff. When the doors were unlocked for the day, this same individual entered and walked around the arena before making a comment to staff and leaving. This call was followed by another at 7:37 that reported the same male was just outside the Phys Ed Centre. The Security Supervisor attended and spoke to the individual, questioning him about his activities and cautioned that he could be banned from the University if there was a recurrence of such activity in the future.
May 8, 9:37 p.m.: Campus — A supervisor for one of the student programs visiting Queen’s called the ERC to report some young males in a car tried to “pick up” some young females in his program. The Security Supervisor met with the students and with the caller who reported there were likely two males in the car who tried to convince the girls to get in the car. When they declined the invitation the males drove away and did not attempt to follow or solicit the girls any further. The vehicle is described as a pink/peach color car with a loud engine, tinted windows, and no rear license plate. Security searched the campus but was unable to locate any vehicle matching this description.
May 6, 1:25 a.m.: Mackintosh Corry Hall — A Security Patrol reported discovering a vending machine had been broken into. The machine owners were contacted and attended to repair the machine soon afterwards, commenting that it had been emptied of coins that same evening and so the perpetrators would not have gotten very much money.
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