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Significant Events for September 2018

  • An off duty security officer witnessed two males attempting to steal bikes from a bike cage at Gardens Point.  When he challenged the unknown males he was struck in the face causing injury. The two males absconded from campus. The security officer required hospital treatment and police are investigating the incident.
  • A student reported that an unknown male was in the female toilets and was blocking her from leaving. She was able to get past the man and notified nearby staff and security. Security was unable to locate the male but the student was advised to report the matter to police and seek counselling, if required.
  • A number of glass panels in a building and external lift had been damaged at Kelvin Grove. Investigation police found a number of large marbles and sinkers in the area and believe they had been fired from an implement from a nearby unit block.
  • There was an increase in the thefts of bicycles at Gardens Point this month. Three unknown people were detained by police in relation to this. Security have provided police with CCTV to assist their investigation.
  • Throughout the month, 6 vagrants and 65 rollerblades/skateboarders were escorted from campus and 94 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for August 2018

  • Security attended to a domestic dispute in progress in a computer lab at Gardens Point. A student on site complained that she was feeling intimidated and alleged her friend had been threatened by another student in attendance who said that he was annoyed that his request for them to cease making noise had been ignored. Security mediated the situation by sending the students to separate rooms. Counselling was offered to the students involved.
  • During a routine patrol, an officer noticed forced entry to a storeroom door at Gardens Point. A bicycle that had been stored inside was found abandoned outside the room along with a bike chain and sunglasses. The incident was reported to police for investigation.
  • Throughout the month, 10 vagrants and 58 rollerblades/skateboarders were escorted from campus and 91 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for July 2018

  • A staff member reported to security that a group of skateboarders were directing racist slurs and threats towards her when she was walking through a QUT carpark with her son. She advised that the youths of also spat in her direction and alluded to be carrying a firearm. The victim reported the incident directly to QPS who are investigating.
  • Security was advised of an assault occurring off campus at Gardens Point. The offenders, two unknown males, had left the scene before the officer arrived, and a male QUT student with injuries remained at the scene. The student advised security that the males had pulled up beside him as he was walking and yelled insults at him before leaving the vehicle and physically assaulting him. Police and Ambulance services were called to the scene and witnesses were able to provide police with car make and registration.
  • A food vendor reported stock missing from his store’s cold room. The manager was advised to report the matter to police.
  • There were three reports of stolen bicycles from Gardens Point and these incidents have been reported to police.
  • Throughout the month, 17 vagrants and 68 rollerblades/skateboarders were escorted from campus and 64 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for June 2018

  • An unknown male who was reported acting violently towards property in a common area at Gardens Point was arrested by Police for Public Nuisance after failing to produce ID and becoming increasingly agitated and combative towards security and police officers.
    The same male returned to the campus a few days later and was again found by security to be acting suspiciously and violently and refused to cooperate. During an altercation, the male was found to be in possession of a pocket knife which he had reached into his pocket to grab. Security officers restrained the male until police arrived on campus. Police escorted him from the campus.
  • A staff member was approached by a male in a park off campus who yelled threats at her and ran off. He later returned to the reception area of the staff member’s workplace and verbally abused her and other staff in attendance and left the area. Security and police officers were in attendance, and the offenders’ identity and address were known to police who located the male and took him into custody.
  • Maintenance workers reported significant damage to glass pane windows on the ground floor of a Kelvin Grove building, possibly caused by an air gun pellet.
  • During the month, 21 vagrants, 47 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus. In addition, 64 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for May 2018

  • QPS contacted to security to advise they had received a hostage threat at Gardens Point campus. Security assisted the police with their investigations and it very quickly determined that the threat was a hoax.
  • Police on campus advised Security that they had received a threats pertaining to a bomb at Gardens Point campus. After carrying out an investigation and search, it was determined to be a hoax.
  • A student reported that her ex-partner, who is the subject of a restraining order had attended the Kelvin Grove campus in an attempt to locate her. She had also received a SMS from the male telling her to check her car bonnet. The car, which had been parked on the side of a street had received damage. The victim was advised to report the matter to police and advised of services to assist her. Security requested CCTV footage of the area and a Person of Interest Form was compiled of the alleged offender.
  • A staff member reported two electronic fitness tracking devices had gone missing from her desk over a weekend period. The devices had been left unsecured. The matter was reported to QPS.
  • During the month, 1 vagrant and 74 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus. In addition, 142 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety

Significant Events for April 2018

  • Security successfully assisted the QPS with the Welcome to Country Ceremony held at Old Government House, honouring the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in their first official engagement in Australia ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast.
  • A QUT academic reported a bomb threat email he had received to security. After an investigation conducted by QPS, the email was declared to be a hoax email that had been sent to a number of ‘edu.au’ email addresses.
  • QPS advised the CMS of a phone threat they has received from someone claiming they were armed and had taken hostages at a Gardens Point campus address and demanding a sum of money. Security assisted QPS officers who conducted a campus wide search before the threat was declared to be a hoax.
  • During the month, 82 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus. In addition, 128 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for March 2018

  • Security responded to a report that an unknown male was exposing himself in the vicinity of the Old Student Accommodation at Kelvin Grove. The male left the scene after being approached by security officers. The matter and a description of the male was reported to police.
  • A student immediately attended the security office at Gardens Point to report an encounter with an unknown male who was asking her indecent questions of a sexual nature and soliciting the sale of illicit substances. The male was later located by security and was held until police arrival. The male was found to not be in possession of any illegal substances and police directed him to leave the campus.
  • Security found a coke vending machine vandalised at Gardens Point. The incident was reported to police and CCTV footage was provided to assist their investigation.
  • A staff member reported that a storage cage in Kelvin Grove had been broken into and a gas cylinder belonging to contractors was stolen. QFES later found the cylinder abandoned in a nearby park. No other items were reported missing.
  • During the month, 113 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus. In addition, 97 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for February 2018

  • Security was asked to assist when an employee reported that his ex-partner was deliberately sitting in nearby proximity and watching him work and her presence was making him and other staff members feel uncomfortable. Security advised her that the area was for staff and student use and she left the area willingly.
  • A student was reported to security for acting aggressively towards HiQ staff. The student had left the area but security found her close by. The student became aggressive when asked for identification and left the campus. HiQ staff members were advised to contact security if there were any further issues.
  • A number of Nazi posters were found at Kelvin Grove and were immediately removed by Security. CCTV footage of the offenders was provided to police.
  • During the month, 72 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus. In addition, 74 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for January 2018

  • Security attended to a minor fire in Q Block, Kelvin Grove, which was caused by a microwave which sparked, resulting in melted electrical wires. Security Officers evacuated the building while QFES carried out their investigations.
  • Whilst cleaners were carrying out pressure cleaning at Gardens Point, the machines pump caught on fire. The flames were put out with a fire extinguisher. No real damage or injuries occurred.
  • During the month, 1 vagrant and 27 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus. In addition, 24 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for December 2017

  • Security and QFES responded to a fire alarm in C Block, Kelvin Grove which had been activated by a lift fault resulting in an electrical cable burn. The building was evacuated and contractors arrived onsite to rectify the fault.
  • Security discovered a sign belonging to a food outlet had been intentionally ripped from its mounts resulting in exposed electrical cables and an incident of legs being ripped from a table outside another food store. Both incidents were reported to police with associated CCTV footage provided for their investigation.
  • An unknown, intoxicated male was found trying to access a building at Gardens Point after hours. He became aggressive and non-compliant when challenged by security.Police were called and the male left in their company, only to later return and attempt to access a QUT vehicle. There was no damaged caused to the vehicle and he decamped the grounds when approached by security.
  • There were four reports of bicycles or bicycle accessories stolen from the bike cage in C Block, Gardens Point. The incidents were reported to police and CCTV footage supplied.
  • During the month, 1 vagrant and 118 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus. In addition, 66 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for November 2017

  • A male student in a toilet cubicle noticed someone holding a mobile phone over the partition wall, possibly photographing them. The student challenged the offender, who immediately decamped. Shortly after, the student reported the incident to Security and a sweep of the area and surrounding buildings was undertaken. In addition, the victim was advised to report the matter to Police.
  • A fire alarm was activated when a cleaner left her unattended coffee to boil dry in a microwave, causing the room to fill with smoke. QFRS attended and isolated the area.
  • The Student Guild President reported that offensive messages and drawings had been found pinned on a notice board in the Student Guild Office. Security identified a person of interest and the matter was referred to the Student Guild.
  • During the month, 4 vagrants and 63 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus. In addition, 79 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for October 2017

  • Security received a report from a male staff member stating that a male had exposed himself under a toilet cubicle partition on Gardens Point Campus. The staff member challenged the male and pursued him until a patrolling security officer apprehended the offender, the person was not affiliated with QUT and left the campus in the company of police.
  • Multiple posters bearing Nazi Swastikas were discovered placed around Kelvin Grove campus in the small hours. The posters were immediately removed by Security and the matter was reported to the police.
  • During a severe storm, a marquee was blown from the rear courtyard of a QUT building at Kelvin Grove across the street becoming entangled over traffic lights. A sign at the entrance to the Urban Village was also dented in the process. The matter was reported to Health Safety and the Environment Dept. for investigation.
  • A fire alarm and the sprinkler system was activated within a food outlet at Gardens Point campus, when a vertical oven was moved outside of its designated heat vented space by the concession holder.
  • During the month, 8 vagrants, 89 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 114 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus, for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for September 2017

  • Security staff responding to an aggressive male at Gardens Point were threatened by the man who produced a pair of scissors. Security immediately called for police assistance and set up a perimeter to ensure the safety of members of the public. The armed male then left the campus via the Goodwill Bridge. A short time later he was approached by the police at Southbank and was arrested when he stabbed a police officer with the scissors.
  • An external contractor called the Ambulance Service and Security after finding a contract cleaner unconscious and unresponsive at Kelvin Grove. Upon arrival, Security determined that he had been using a leaf blower without the fuel cap properly attached. They also noted an overwhelming smell of petrol in the area. At this time he regained consciousness and attending Paramedics concluded that he had been overcome by petrol fumes. The cleaner was then transported by Ambulance to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
  • Security received reports of 3 graffiti incidents in C Block, Gardens Point containing threats aimed at a staff member. A former student and person of interest was seen in the vicinity of some of the areas where the graffiti was discovered and the matter was reported to the police.
  • A female student reported to her school that she was the victim of sexual harassment and that she would sue QUT as a result. Equity Section were immediately contacted to assist the student and investigate the matter.
  • Multiple stickers bearing Nazi Swastikas were discovered placed on the external walls of the Chancellery building. The matter was reported to the police and the stickers were removed.
  • Security received a report of the theft of a soccer goal from the new Kelvin Grove sports field. A review of CCTV footage revealed two persons on the oval at 0005hrs dismantling the goal and removing it. The offenders were identified as Kelvin Grove State College students and the school's police liaison officer was notified. The goal posts were recovered and police action is pending against the offenders.
  • A staff member reported that a passenger window in his car had been smashed while parked in S Block at Gardens Point. No items were taken from the vehicle. Security advised the victim to report the matter to the police.
  • There were two minor fires reported this month, one being smoke detected from a burnt out motor and drive belt in a plant room while the other was a burnt out air conditioning motor.
  • Security barricaded the area and maintained a safety perimeter around a burst fire water main on the ring road at Kelvin Grove and called Maintenance staff who resolved the problem.
  • During the month, 6 vagrants, 104 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 156 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety reasons.

Significant Events for August 2017

  • Security assistance was requested when a student became argumentative and belligerent with a lecturer. The student was requested to leave for the day and the lecturer referred the Code of Conduct matter to their faculty.
  • “Alt Right” posters and stickers bearing swastikas and anti-marriage equality posters were removed from campus by patrolling security staff and cleaners. The police advise that this material had also appeared elsewhere in the greater central Brisbane area.
  • A fire alarm activated in Z Block, Gardens Point when smoke emanated from an electrical distribution cupboard. Security attended, power to the area was isolated and the building evacuated. QFRS also attended and after their investigation and action, occupants were allowed return to their workplaces.
  • A Gardens Point carpark was closed due to a vehicle leaking a large quantity of transmission fluid. Traffic was diverted to alternative car parks while spill procedures were initiated which included getting the affected area cleaned by a specialist contractor.
  • During the month, 2 vagrants and 93 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 76 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety reasons.

Significant Events for July 2017

  • Security requested the police conduct a welfare check after a student posted on a social media platform, what appeared to be a threat to commit suicide. The student was found off campus and was taken into care for a health assessment.
  • An academic staff member at Gardens Point requested a security presence at their lectures after experiencing difficulty interacting with a student, who allegedly behaved contrary to the QUT student Code of Conduct. The Faculty concerned have taken the matter up with the student.
  • A second student, who was involved in several alleged incidents across Gardens Point campus which breached the QUT Student Code of Conduct, was sent a written warning.
  • White paint was poured over two toilet floors at Gardens Point causing significant damage. Cleaners were notified and the incidents were reported to police.
  • CMS advised security of reported smoke in a Kelvin Grove AV room. On arrival, security observed the smoke coming from an electrical cupboard caused by a blown fuse. The area was evacuated and QFRS attended.
  • Security found that a glass door to the main old Student Residence main building at Kelvin Grove had been forced. Police have been advised.
  • During the month, 1 vagrant and 103 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 99 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for June 2017

  • A homeless male was arrested at Kelvin Grove after exposing himself and masturbating in the presence of a security officer.
  • An unknown male scaled building support beams beside an external fire staircase to gain access to the J Block Sports Field at Kelvin Grove where he burnt a dinner plate size patch of the artificial turf. The matter has been reported to police.
  • Alt Right, racist and Holocaust denial posters were removed from campus. The police advised that these same posters had appeared elsewhere in the greater central Brisbane area.
  • In the small hours, after a late concert at the River stage, two gangs of youths who had earlier been involved in a physical altercation were escorted through the campus by security with police assistance. Both groups dispersed without further incident after leaving the campus.
  • A student working in a computer lab reported excessive noise and inappropriate behaviour caused by others in the lab. Upon security's arrival it was discovered that two of the four people in question were not authorised to be in the computer lab but had been let in by a friend and were asked to leave. Security reminded the remaining parties about QUT rules and policies and there were no further issues.
  • During the month 2 vagrants, 88 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 78 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for May 2017

  • Security received a complaint from a Gardens Point staff member that she was receiving unwanted advances from a student. The staff member was advised of additional security services available to her on campus as well as the option to involve the police. In addition the matter was reported to her Head of School.
  • There were 4 reported opportunist thefts of unattended/insecure personal laptops stolen from V Block, Library at Gardens Point.
  • The external mobile patrol service advised that a QUT shed at Carseldine had been targeted by vandals with spray paint. The graffiti was reported to police.
  • An unknown person distributed pamphlets denying the holocaust at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. Security removed these unauthorised flyers from parked cars and noticeboards.
  • Four persons were seen by Security to scale building support beams beside an external fire stair case to gain access to the J Block Sports Field at Kelvin Grove. They immediately decamped when challenged by Security. Police advised.
  • During the month 3 vagrants, 111 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 4 trespassers were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 90 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for April 2017

  • Security assistance was sought when a student at Gardens Point became belligerent and refused to leave a lecture room at the completion of the lecture. The student decamped prior to the arrival of Security.
  • A retail worker at Gardens Point called Security when she was verbally abused by an unknown male after he was advised that there was a cash withdrawal limit on EFTPOS transactions. The male decamped prior to the arrival of Security.
  • A patrolling security officer observed a large water leak inside a food franchise at Gardens Point. The officer was able to locate the problem and stem the leak.
  • During the month 2 vagrants and 90 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 82 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for March 2017

  • A female international student reported an incident where an unknown male who was believed to be wearing a kilt purposely exposed himself to her while she was sitting in the Botanical Gardens. The student was advised to report the matter to police and was offered counselling. In addition a police intelligence report was filed by Security.
  • There were two separate incidents of attempted motorcycle thefts from a Gardens Point carpark. Both were unsuccessful, but the motorcycles involved were damaged in both. Both matters were reported to the police.
  • Security performed duties associated with severe weather associated with ex-cyclone Debbie and the 12 midday closure of QUT’s campuses on 30 March.
  • During the month 1 vagrant and 76 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 58 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for February 2017

  • Security responded to a report of a student having a seizure. QAS attended and no further medical assistance was required.
  • A female student at Kelvin Grove reported that she was verbally abused for no reason by a youth not known to her who immediately decamped. A search of the area could not find anyone matching the description supplied.
  • A student reported the theft of her bag, which had been left insecure and unattended. The victim was advised to report the incident to police.
  • During the month 1 vagrant and 76 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 58 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for January 2017

  • Security was called to the International College at Kelvin Grove when two international students began to fight each other over a disagreement relating to an online gaming session the previous day. The pugilists were separated and International College staff took carriage of the matter.
  • Security assisted the QFES who attended Q Block, Kelvin Grove when smoke was detected coming from a faulty electrical switchboard which triggered an automatic alarm. After QFES made the area safe, maintenance technicians resolved the fault.
  • There were two occasions 14 days apart when driving rain entered a construction site on level 11, of S Block Gardens Point which caused damage and disruption within the building. Security attended on both occasions to assist in making the area safe while builders and maintenance technicians resolved the damage issues.
  • Police were called to attend when a disorderly and belligerent male under the influence of a substance refused security’s directions to leave Kelvin Grove campus. The man left the campus in the company of police.
  • Two external glass louvers on level 4 of Z Block at Gardens Point were seen to shatter, on their own under CCTV cover. Extreme heat and frame expansion were mooted as possible causes which is under investigation by Facilities staff.
  • During the month 1 trespasser, 2 vagrants and 91 rollerbladers/skateboarders were escorted from campus, some with police assistance. In addition, 62 bicycle riders were asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the campus for pedestrian safety.

Significant Events for December 2016

  • An unknown, substance affected, male was reported for threatening staff and contractors at Gardens Point with a large stick. Upon the arrival of security, the male decamped into the Botanical Gardens. The incident was reported to the police.
  • A patrolling security officer observed a male acting suspiciously in a bike cage at Gardens Point. As the officer approached, the male quickly climbed through a gap in the roof of the cage and fled the scene. A pair of pliers dropped by the male and CCTV footage of the incident has been handed to police, who are investigating.
  • An employee reported to security that his motorcycle which was parked in C Block car park at Gardens Point had been stolen and a visitor to the campus also reported that his motorcycle had incurred damage in what appeared to be an attempted theft. CCTV footage of the incidents were given to police to assist in their investigations.
  • The police reported that they found 5 people including bar staff and patrons drinking alcohol afterhours in the Botanic Bar. An investigation by the Student Guild resulted in the bar staff who had permitted this activity, separating from the Guild. The police accepted this outcome and closed the matter with respect to the Licensee’s responsibility.
  • A shop attendant at Gardens Point alerted security when a male who had previously been suspected of shoplifting returned to the store. On the arrival of Security the male decamped into the Botanical Gardens. Police were advised and provided with footage and description of the male.
  • A staff member observed a male attempting to steal the counter bell from the Kelvin Grove Library. When challenged by the staff member the male left the scene, only to return a short time later and steal the bell. The staff member called security and pursed the offender who was caught and questioned by Security. The incident was reported to the police.
  • During the month 4 vagrants, 82 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 101 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for November 2016

  • A patrolling Security Officer detected a strong smell of gas near the P Block Loading Dock at Gardens Point. On investigation a leak was discovered at the gas mains supply cock. The area was cordoned off and technical staff called to repair same.
  • Security was called to assist an incapacitated student recently diagnosed with a brain aneurism. QAS attended and transported him to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
  • On 2 November and 18 November different patrolling Security Officers observed 2 separate non-QUT males to be behaving oddly at Gardens Point. On investigation both acknowledged mental health issues and one had a current Justices Examination Order issued under the Mental Health Act. On both occasions the QAS were called and both males were taken to the Mental Health Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
  • Security were tasked to attend the SEC car Park were they found an intoxicated, belligerent non - QUT male who was using his car to block the exit from the car park. Police attended and he left in their company.
  • The manager of a shop on Gardens Point campus reported a shoplifter who had earlier decamped prior to her reporting the matter. A report and CCTV footage of the incident was provided to the police.
  • A group of 5 youths walking through the external area of P Block at Gardens Point were reported for damaging tables by jumping on, pushing over and flipping them. A report and CCTV footage of the incident was provided to the police.
  • During the month 6 vagrants, 128 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 71 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for October 2016

  • A female student was threatened at knifepoint by an unknown male who stole her motor scooter while she was preparing to leave Gardens Point. The event was captured on CCTV and a witness to the robbery was able to provide a description of the offender. The matter was reported to the police, who identified the offender and are actively seeking him.
  • Security was called regarding a substance affected / unstable male, located off campus in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village harassing staff, students and members of the public. The matter was passed onto the police who have advised the offender was known to them and that they would address the problem.
  • A bottle of acid was found unattended at Gardens Point campus by a patrolling security officer. Security reported the incident to the Senior Chemical Management Coordinator, who conducted an investigation which revealed that it was a privately purchased swimming pool chemical, inadvertently left on campus by a contractor.
  • Security discovered a group of 8 students who deliberately stayed inside the Gardens Point library after closing time. The students were removed and their details were passed on to the Library Manager for remedial action.
  • Three students were discovered attempting to access the roof of a high rise building at Gardens Point. The student’s details were noted and they were counselled that any recurrence would involve serious consequences.
  • Security responded to a false fire alarm caused by a student singeing a piece of material in an iron press at Kelvin Grove. The building was evacuated and QFRS responded. The matter was reported to the Faculty who are investigating.
  • During the month 2 vagrants, 152 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 99 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for September 2016

  • While off campus, a female student reported having received unsolicited, explicit sexual images via social media from a former student. She was advised to report the matter to police.
  • Racially Offensive stickers carrying QUT like logos were placed on benches, in the City Botanic Gardens, close to Gardens Point campus. These directed that only people of certain races could occupy different benches, reminiscent of segregation in the southern U.S.
  • Security staff at both Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses were called to attend numerous petty but heated disputes between competing political groups during the Student Guild elections.
  • Security were called to assist with the involuntary hospital admission of a student suffering mental health issues at Gardens Point campus.
  • During the month 3 vagrants, 124 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 55 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for August 2016

  • A student reported that his girlfriend had been followed and groped by an unknown male whilst off campus, in the Kelvin Grove suburb. The Central Monitoring Station passed on this report to the police.
  • There were two reports of attempted break and enter in Z Block, Gardens Point after it appeared that the locks to two separate rooms had been subject to attempts at forced entry.
  • There were two reported cases of graffiti on Kelvin Grove campus.
  • During the month 4 vagrants, 117 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 74 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for July 2016

  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported being intimidated by an unknown male behaving suspiciously on campus. When asked about his purpose on campus, the male spat in the staff member's direction and proceeded to hit and shake a nearby vending machine. The staff member called security and the unknown male immediately decamped.
  • There were three cases of graffiti reported across both campuses, all of which have been reported to Police.
  • There was one reported incident of bike theft from C Block, Gardens Point.
  • During the month 12 vagrants, 129 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 73 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for June 2016

  • Security staff secured the scene of a sudden death on Kelvin Grove campus. The deceased was a former student and the police advised that there were no suspicious circumstances.
  • A police incident on the Goodwill Bridge resulted in the bridge being closed for several hours. Examinations staff were advised as this impacted on students attending exams at Gardens Point.
  • Four intoxicated males were escorted from Gardens Point campus by police after refusing to leave campus and verbally abusing passing people.
  • Security provided assistance with a live ABC radio broadcast on Kelvin Grove campus.
  • There were 5 bicycles stolen from bike racks at Gardens Point.
  • During the month 15 vagrants, 96 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 67 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for May 2016

  • A student pedestrian suffering from bruising and strains to her right leg was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital by ambulance after being struck by a car off campus at Kelvin Grove.
  • Security was called to respond to reports of a male acting suspiciously in V Block, Gardens Point. Upon arrival, the unknown male refused to produce identification and began acting aggressively towards the security officers. Police arrived and the unknown male left with QPS.
  • A staff member reported that an office area at Gardens Point had been broken into. Cupboards had been forced opened and damaged but nothing was missing. The incident was reported to police.
  • A staff member reported an exercise rowing machine stolen from Kelvin Grove campus. The incident has been reported to police.
  • During the month 110 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 60 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for April 2016

  • Security were called to resolve a dispute between a female staff member and a male motorcyclist which developed after he cut the queue into a carpark entry at Kelvin Grove.
  • Security attended a traffic accident at the intersection of Blamey Street and Victoria Park Road at Kelvin Grove where a student was struck by a vehicle and had suffered a minor injury to her leg. The student was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital by ambulance.
  • An unattended vehicle parked in the SEC car park at Gardens Point caught fire due to an electrical fault. The fire was extinguished through the use of a hose reel by a passing contractor assisted by a security officer. QFES attended the scene, the area was ventilated and the car park returned to operation shortly after. No damage was caused to the car park or surrounding vehicles.
  • A storeroom at the Carseldine compound was broken into and filming equipment and props were stolen. Police are investigating.
  • QFES were call to investigate the cause of smoke coming from a lecture room at Kelvin Grove. Air conditioning contractors established that it was caused by a burnt out capacitator.
  • During the month 4 vagrants, 87 rollerbladers / skateboarders, 46 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for March 2016

  • A male staff member reported being verbally abused and pushed by a building contractor who was working on Kelvin Grove campus. Security attended and the staff member decided not to pursue the matter with the police after the Project Manager terminated the contractor who was removed from campus.
  • A female staff member working at an enquiry counter at Kelvin Grove reported that an unknown male approached her to ask about a room booking he claimed was recorded on his phone. He insisted on showing her but when she looked, the phone contained pornographic images and the male then left without further comment. The staff member was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • A female student reported being followed at length by an unknown male who ceased his pursuit when she entered the Kelvin Grove library and met a friend. Security reassured the student and she reported the matter to the police.
  • Two unidentified females who were part of a gang of "street kids" were captured on CCTV forcing entry into a Gardens Point building but they immediately fled when they encountered cleaners on site. The police are investigating.
  • Security received a report from a bystander who witnessed a vehicle being deliberately damaged (keyed) in a Kelvin Grove carpark. The witness provided the registration details and description of the offender. Security contacted the owner of the damaged car who reported the matter to the police.
  • During the month 8 vagrants, 61 rollerbladers / skateboarders and 27 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for February 2016

  • Security called the Police to an incident off campus where two homeless males were involved in a fight which caused damage to a motorcycle on Gardens Point Road. This resulted in one male leaving the campus in company with the police.
  • A report of a male student harassing other students in the Kelvin Grove Library resulted in security identifying and verbally warning the offender about his conduct.
  • There were three reports of the theft of property which had been left insecure and unattended.
  • During the month 1 vagrant, 43 rollerbladers / skateboarders and 30 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for January 2016

  • There were 2 minor fires across the university throughout the month. One was a small electrical fire in a light fitting and the other was a switchboard fire which occurred during Residual Current Device Testing being carried out by an electrical contractor.
  • A distressed, substance affected, confessed drug taker, sought security assistance after he had been the victim of an off campus armed robbery, relieving him of his drug stash. Police contacted and are investigating.
  • A Fairbairn Sykes, commando fighting knife was found as lost property on campus. It has not been claimed.
  • Police requested assistance with identifying the departure route of 2 males who had base jumped off a high rise building site, adjacent to Gardens Point campus, during the small hours of the night.
  • Two bicycles were stolen from C Block at Gardens Point and the victims were advised to report the separate matters to Police.
  • During the month 10 vagrants, 63 rollerbladers / skateboarders and 43 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for December 2015

  • There were 3 minor fires across the university throughout the month. Two were caused by cigarettes in rubbish bins and another was an oven fire in a kitchen during an event.
  • Security staff were summoned by a VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) in a Kelvin Grove server room which identified smoke emanating from a faulty uninterrupted power supply. The defective equipment was shut down and a fire watch maintained until technical staff attended and rectified the fault.
  • An external vending machine at Kelvin Grove was broken into and goods were stolen.
  • During the month 19 vagrants, 26 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 44 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for November 2015

  • An altercation during a lecture between two students regarding noise led to one student who had asked the other to be quiet, approach the other after the lecture had finished. CCTV footage confirmed the identity of the offender and the events of the assault. The offender appeared to push the victim and then tap him on the back of the head with an open hand. The victim declined police involvement and the offender was spoken to by Security and Student Welfare.
  • A review of CCTV revealed that damage to a QUT carpark boom gate at Gardens Point was caused when a vehicle occupied by an unknown male and female deliberately drove through it. The two occupants were also captured on CCTV breaking into a vehicle in the carpark and stealing contents from the back seat. The owner of the vehicle did not contact Security, but the registration plate of the offending vehicle was passed on to police who are investigating.
  • There were three incidents of graffiti discovered on both campuses throughout the month.
  • During the month 63 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 48 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for October 2015

  • A female student reported that she was assaulted by a woman wearing a full burqa whilst in an elevator at Kelvin Grove. The student claimed that the woman pushed her into the wall of the lift after indicating her necklace, with Star of David pendent. The student was advised to report the incident to police.
  • A staff member reported to security that he was spat on by a female employee while smoking at Kelvin Grove. An investigation identified the alleged offending staff member and the matter was referred to University authorities.
  • An international student at Kelvin Grove reported receiving death threats from another international student with whom she had a disagreement. The matter was reported to Police by the victim.
  • Security precautions were taken after the Police advised of a national day of action on 10 October directed against Mosques and Muslim Prayer Rooms.
  • Security precautions were taken on campus after active shooter threats were made against 2 southern universities.
  • Security received a report of a middle aged male, under the influence of a substance, roaming around the Urban Village wearing only his underpants. Security assisted the Police take the person into care.
  • There were 8 incidents of graffiti discovered on both campuses throughout the month.
  • During the month 4 vagrants, 123 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 42 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for September 2015

  • Security assisted 3 males who had been assaulted off campus after the Riverfire event. 2 non university males near the Botanic Gardens Kiosk and 1 male student in the Domain area. The assaults were committed by three assailants after their victims refused to hand over their valuables. Police and Ambulance attended and the perpetrators were arrested in the CBD shortly after.
  • Security was asked to attend a dispute between two people at the Gardens Point Library helpdesk. A male student had noticed what he believed to be a camera device, concealed in a confectionary package, placed under the partition of the male toilet cubicle he was occupying. He grabbed the package and took it to the helpdesk. Where he was in the process of showing a staff member the contents, when the other person, a member of the public, grabbed the package, ran back into the toilet, flushed and disposed of the contents. Security attended, separated the parties, took details and advised the victim to report the incident to the police. The member of the public was also sent a “Persona non grata” letter and warned not to return to QUT.
  • A cleaner reported that someone had unsuccessfully tried to start a fire in the male toilets on level 4 of C Block Gardens Point near the Student Guild Bar. There was damage to the plastic signage on wall tiles and the condom machine. Police are investigating.
  • A group of Visual Arts students held a peaceful, silent vigil, outside the Chancellery to protest their being relocated from H block, Kelvin Grove, close to their assessment.
  • During the month 4 vagrants, 35 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 10 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for August 2015

  • A parking officer in a carpark at Gardens Point witnessed the male owner of an illegally parked car aggressively abusing the two women whose cars had been blocked by his for over 7hrs. The car had been infringed earlier in the day. The victims were advised to report the incident to police.
  • A male went on a theft spree through Old Government House and O Block, Gardens Point. Stolen items were recovered and the details of the offender were passed on to police.
  • A staff member reported that one of her staff had received an anonymous phone call to his office phone with only heavy breathing to be heard on the other end. The staff member later found a note on his desk advising he was being watched. Staff were advised to report the matter to police.
  • Security received four reports of graffiti across both campuses. Police were advised of all incidents.
  • During the month 1 vagrant, 141 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 52 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for July 2015

  • A group of visiting Indian Delegates were racially abused and assaulted by an unknown male who followed them from the Normanby Public Bar to their Kelvin Grove apartment hotel. The offender fled before the arrival of police and the victims decided not to report the matter.
  • A Security Officer extinguished an electrical fire in a power outlet in S Block Garden Points after burning plastic dripped onto a wheelie bin causing it to also ignite. 40 people were evacuated without incident and the QFES attended.
  • A student reported to Security that he has witnessed a male “Upskirting” or taking voyeuristic photographs up a woman’s skirt with his mobile phone at Gardens Point. Security undertook a search of the area for the offender who had decamped prior to their arrival and the complainant was encouraged to report the incident to police.
  • A student reported an attempt to photograph her with a mobile phone over the top of a toilet cubicle at Gardens Point campus. When she saw the phone appear she loudly exclaimed and the offender fled. The incident was reported to police.
  • A CMS officer spotted what appeared to be smoke at the Under Freeway Carpark. Upon investigation by Security, it was determined that it was powder from a fire extinguisher which had been discharged by three unknown young males seen rapidly leaving the scene on Brisbane City Council hire pushbikes. The incident was reported to police.
  • The serial graffiti offender maintained his targeting of closed toilet cubicles and lifts. There were five incidents of graffiti reported across both campuses this month. Police have been advised.
  • During the month 16 vagrants, 123 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 45 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for June 2015

  • A student reported to Security that she was robbed by three persons in the Botanical Gardens who had taken her purse and mobile phone. The student suffered no physical injury and police were advised.
  • Assisted the police with enquiries into a missing student who got off a bus, late at night, telling the driver she would comeback immediately. The alarm was raised when she failed to return, leaving her purse and phone on the bus. The student turned up the following day, unharmed.
  • A student reported being befriended on campus by a middle aged male of her own nationality, masquerading with health problems. He then swindled her out of a large amount of cash. The incident has been reported to the police.
  • A homeless man presented to Security requesting assistance after being assaulted while he was in the Botanic Gardens. The police and ambulance service were advised.
  • The serial graffiti offender maintained his targeting of closed toilet cubicles and lifts. There were six incidents of graffiti reported across both campuses this month. Police have been advised.
  • A student reported witnessing a fellow student damaging a road sign. The offender was identified and subsequently agreed to pay for the cost of repairs to the sign and the matter was closed.
  • During the month 5 vagrants, 123 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 48 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for May 2015

  • An electrical explosion and fire occurred in an Energex current transformer, metering point adjacent to F Block Kelvin Grove. The QFES attended, extinguished the fire and declared the area safe. No one was injured and no QUT property was damaged.
  • At 2.45 pm on 1 May the Caboolture campus was closed due to severe weather conditions and localised flooding in the surrounding area. Security staff assisted with evacuating and securing the campus.
  • There were fourteen incidents of graffiti in the privacy of various closed male toilet cubicles and lift cars across both campuses which appear to be the work of the same person. All of these incidents have been reported to the police.
  • Three males and a female briefly disrupted a lecture at Gardens Point when they entered the room and one member of the group melodramatically collapsed. Another member then pretended to perform CPR while filmed by the other two. They fled when Security was called.
  • Security assisted a lecturer who was stuck in a lift by informing their Head of School who was able to make alternate arrangements for the lecturer's class until they were released.
  • Security assisted in the safe return of a laptop which had been left on the top of a parking pay station in the Under Freeway Car Park.
  • During the month 2 vagrants, 175 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 61 bicycle riders and 5 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for April 2015

  • There were six incidents of graffiti in male toilet cubicles and lift cars reported during the month which appears to be the work of the same person. All of these incidents have been reported to the Police.
  • During the month 94 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 54 bicycle riders and 10 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for March 2015

  • Four skateboarders were apprehended on the roof of Artisan's Cafe at Gardens Point and were handed over to the police. No damage was found.
  • A staff member reported the theft and deliberate vandalism of QUT printer power cords and USB cables in P Block Theatres, Kelvin Grove. The incident has been reported to police.
  • An experiment was left running and unattended in a laboratory which caused liquid to overflow and spill onto the floor. Security contacted faculty staff and barricaded the area until the liquid could be identified. It was later determined to be water.
  • During the month 1 vagrant, 110 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 64 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for February 2015

  • An unknown male exposed himself to a female student on Victoria Park Road at Kelvin Grove. The matter was reported to the police.
  • A group of 9 youths were seen on CCTV to break into a vending machine at Gardens Point. Security attended and apprehended 2 offenders who were handed over to the police for their action.
  • U Block at Gardens Point was secured for a University Council Meeting while 17 members of the Fossil Free Group collected in the Botanic Gardens, immediately in front of the building.
  • During routine patrols, a security officer discovered wilful damage to an external glass door to S Block Gardens Point. The incident has been reported to Police.
  • During the month 13 vagrants, 55 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 55 bicycle riders were challenged with some escorted from campus.

Significant Events for January 2015

  • A staff member reported receiving threatening text messages from a past QUT contractor. The staff member was advised to report the matter to police and to contact security if further contact was made.
  • Unattended robotics equipment valued at $221 was reported stolen from Gardens Point. The matter was reported to police.
  • A vehicle parked on Gardens Point had its rear passenger window smashed and a bag containing a first aid kit and torch were stolen from inside. The incident was reported to police.
  • During the month 6 vagrants, 141 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 61 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for December 2014

  • Security discovered that a vending machine at Gardens Point had been smashed with a large rock and stock had been stolen.  CCTV captured the offence and it was reported to the police by the owners.
  • A contractor reported the theft of two industrial fans from a construction area in Gardens Point campus.  The contractor was advised to report the incident to police but chose not to pursue the matter.
  • A staff member reported a QUT iPad missing from E Block GP.  The incident was reported to police.
  • During the month 2 vagrants, 72 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 53 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for November 2014

  • Security was called to attend a disturbance on the Kelvin Grove Oval where a male from a nearby house was abusing members of the public. The male had been reported to security some weeks previously for the same issue. The man was asked to leave the area several times but refused and was escorted off campus while making threats against the security staff. During this event the police were called and shortly after, the man returned brandishing two large knives when he threatened to stab security staff. Fortunately, the police arrived and the male was taken into custody.
  • A Gardens Point staff member reported that whilst opening reply paid, survey responses, he came across an envelope containing a written bomb threat for a particular date. The incident was reported to the police who are investigating the matter. In addition, precautions were made and extra staff provided an added presence on campus on the date noted, which passed uneventfully.
  • A Kelvin Grove staff member reported that on opening a ‘return to sender’ parcel he discovered an iPhone case with concealed item inside. The parcel was secured and the police were called. Their examination discovered 30 brown pills inside the phone case which they identified as illegal drugs. The police are investigating.
  • A catering company reported the theft of their till from a food service area at Kelvin Grove.  The incident was reported to police and security advised precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of future thefts.
  • Security attended a small electrical fire in a lighting ballast in Z2 block at Kelvin Grove.
  • A cleaner discovered the wilful destruction of a microwave oven after metal cutlery had been deliberately placed inside it and the machine had been turned on.
  • During the month 1 vagrant, 40 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 57 bicycle riders and 3 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for October 2014

  • A framed window fell from level 3 of B block at Kelvin Grove onto a stairway at ground level, fortunately missing any pedestrians. Facilities Management - Operations staff have undertaken a condition audit of all the windows in this and other buildings with similar framed windows and made adjustments as necessary.
  • A staff member in Old Government House Gardens Point reported that on returning to the Visitors Room after assisting with closing an evening function she found it had been ransacked and a sum of money was missing. Internal procedures have been reviewed and the incident was reported to the police.
  • A used, discarded needle was found on Kelvin Grove campus and safely disposed of.
  • There were two reports of the opportunist theft of students bags, which had been left unattended. One was at Gardens Point while the other was at Kelvin Grove.
  • During the month 164 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 87 bicycle riders and 3 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for September 2014

  • A staff member reported a suspicious object in Z2 Car Park at Kelvin Grove. Police were called and escalated the matter to involve the QFES, the Emergency Services Scientific Branch and the Bomb Squad. After X rays of the item were taken by police specialists, it was determined to be a deliberate hoax. Police are investigating.
  • A student advised security of an aggressive male on the Kelvin Grove oval. Security approached the man who appeared intoxicated and was making threatening racial comments. The man left after Police were called and was seen to enter a block of units nearby. Photos and a statement were provided to the police.
  • A student reported that several A-Frames used for the Student Election campaign were interfered with and relocated by a non-QUT student from an opposing political group. A statement and CCTV images were provided to the police.
  • Security discovered a vehicle in the SZC car park that had a substantial fuel leak. Security used a spill kit to contain the fuel prior to the arrival of QFES who safely emptied the tank. The owner of the vehicle was located and arranged for the vehicle to be towed off site.
  • There was an increase of graffiti incidents on Kelvin Grove campus throughout the month notably on occasions after high school students had been seen loitering in the affected areas. Security are working with the State College Student Discipline Officer and the school based police officer to investigate and reduce occurrences of this nature.
  • A La Boite theatre staff member reported that an unknown male, wearing a tee shirt and jeans, was trying to charge patrons, arriving for an evening performance, for parking in the lot 5 car park at Kelvin Grove. The offender had decamped prior to the arrival of Security.
  • Security attended a fire alarm at U Block Gardens Point. The building was evacuated and cause was identified as a burnt out vent motor located in the level 2 female toilets. The matter was reported for repair.
  • During the month 193 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 58 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for August 2014

  • A female student reported being approached by an unknown male who made verbal, sexual advances to her while she was studying the Botanic Gardens, adjacent to the Main Drive.
  • A cleaner reported hearing a loud banging noise coming from a set of male toilets at Kelvin Grove and seeing a male flee from the amenities. Upon investigation it was found that a large wall mirror had been smashed. The incident was reported to the police.
  • Contractors at Gardens Point reported that a male dressed in jeans and no shirt was seen to kick in a store room door at their construction site enter the room and flee. Upon investigation they discovered that a contractors jacket had been stolen. Police are investigating.
  • A Printing Services change machine at Gardens Point had been broken into and its cash contents stolen. Police are investigating.
  • A building at Gardens Point was evacuated when a capacitor in an air conditioner burnt out causing some smoke and an acrid smell to fill parts of the building and the fire panel to go into alarm.
  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported that his lecture was disrupted by an unknown student, intermittently aiming a bright green laser at his presentation and himself while his back was turned. A security presence for the remainder of the lecture put an end to these high jinks.
  • A student reported that his bicycle which had been left chained up at Gardens Point overnight had been stolen. He was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • During the month 125 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 41 bicycle riders and 3 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for July 2014

  • Security was called to administer first aid to a seriously injured student at Gardens Point campus. An ambulance was called and the student was taken to the Prince Charles Hospital.
  • Security was called to administer first aid to a homeless member of the public at Gardens Point, who had been involved in a fight with another homeless male, in the Botanic Gardens. An ambulance was called and the patient was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
  • Administrative Staff reported receiving several abusive and threatening telephone calls from an unknown person. An investigation quickly revealed the callers identity to be a non QUT pest, who's details were passed onto the police.
  • A staff member called security when they felt threatened after they were verbally abused by a truck driver at Kelvin Grove campus.
  • A fence was damaged to provide access to the rear, external walls of X block Gardens Point which had been graffitied with black spray paint.
  • During the month 100 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 22 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for June 2014

  • Security received a report that an unknown male had damaged the Gatehouse boom gates on Gardens Point campus. Upon attendance, Security identified a person matching the description of the offender and he was challenged. The male threatened the officer and the police were called. On their attendance a knife was confiscated from him and he left the campus in the company of the police.
  • Security challenged a male behaving suspiciously in a Gardens Point Car Park who threatened them, was racially abusive and spat at the officers while being escorted from campus. A shortly after, Parliament House security reported that they had just challenged the same male after he had made an attempt to snatch a woman's bag. QUT Security located the victim on campus but the woman did not want the police involved.
  • A car was broken into and its steering wheel was damaged in an attempt to steal the vehicle. The matter was reported to police.
  • An investigation by Security into an alleged act of vandalism involving a suspected chemical spill was revealed to be a water leak from a water softening unit on the floor above.
  • During the month 3 vagrants, 150 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 33 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for May 2014

  • A staff member at Kelvin Grove had their office door vandalised when glue was squeezed into the locking mechanism. The matter was reported to the police.
  • Security was requested to assist staff, as an emotional student was refusing to leave an office at Gardens Point. The student was eventually calmed and coaxed from the area.
  • A staff member reported that software installed on her old laptop which was linked to her credit card had been used to her financial disadvantage. An investigation revealed that the laptop had been written off but had been stolen from the eCage prior to erasing the hard drive and disposal. The theft was under active investigation and had been reported to the police when the laptop mysteriously reappeared.
  • Security was called after a flying fox became caught inside a building at Kelvin Grove. People were kept away while the animal was removed, unharmed, by a Parks and Wildlife services officer.
  • During the month 2 vagrants, 87 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 26 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for April 2014

  • A female staff member at Kelvin Grove was approached by an elderly male who attempted to hug her and kiss her cheek. The woman shunned this attention and immediately reported the incident to Security while the offender decamped. The identity of this offender is known to Security and the matter was reported to the police.
  • Security was called to assist a Kelvin Grove staff member after a back pack was handed in as lost property. When checked for the owner's details, the bag was found to contain drugs and a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Security sealed the bag and contacted police who took possession of the backpack for their investigation.
  • A cleaner reported damage to three vending machines at Gardens Point. Each had the front glass panel smashed to pilfer goods. The incident was reported to police.
  • A staff member reported a dispute with a student at Gardens Point who was asked to leave a class to which he did not belong. The student argued with the staff member and security arrived to escort him from the class.
  • Security received three reports of stolen bicycles from Gardens Point campus. All victims were advised to report the matter of their stolen property to police.
  • During the month 6 vagrants, 105 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 27 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for March 2014

  • A Gardens Point female staff member was approached by an unknown male during the evening, whilst working in her office. He made sexually suggestive comments to her before leaving. Security conducted a search for the male but he had left the campus. The incident was reported to police.
  • A student reported feeling threatened by a male who had been following her in the library at Kelvin Grove. The male was challenged by Security and escorted off campus.
  • Security received a report that a number of offices in a building at Gardens Point were ransacked. The area was secured, the police advised and an investigation was conducted. Stolen items were discovered in a cleaners cupboard and the police are handling the matter.
  • A café fridge was broken into at the V Block Podium at Gardens Point and soft drinks were stolen. The matter was reported to police.
  • During the month 5 vagrants, 85 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 40 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for February 2014

  • A male student at Gardens Point reported that he had been the victim of a common assault when he was allegedly struck by his girlfriend's former boyfriend, who was also a student. The victim reported the matter to the police.
  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported that they had been threatened during a phone conversation with a student's mother who said, "If you know what's good for you, you will pass my son". They were advised to report the matter to their Head of School and the police.
  • A staff member reported that a male had wilfully exposed himself to her near Q Block at Kelvin Grove. An investigation including a review of CCTV footage identified a person of interest whose details were passed onto the police for their investigation.
  • A student complained she had been harassed by the Social Alternative group near C Block at KG. The group was cautioned by Security and the matter referred to the Student Misconduct Committee.
  • Security was asked to assist the Police with their investigation into a robbery which had occurred off campus.
  • Security observed 3 males behaving suspiciously while exiting the Microsoft Lounge. On checking the computer they had been using, it was discovered that the desktop image had been changed to a pornographic picture. Security restored the appropriate image and reported the mater to IT Services.
  • During the month 7 vagrants, 45 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 25 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for January 2014

  • A truck belonging to cleaning company using high pressure water to hose roadside line markings caught fire outside of N Block Kelvin Grove. The Police and QRFS attended, who extinguished the fire but not before the vehicle was destroyed. No one was injured but the matter was reported to Health and Safety Services.
  • Thieves smashed a glass panel to gain access to the C Block Refectory at Kelvin Grove where they stole soft drinks and confectionery. Police are investigating.
  • A student reported her laptop stolen from the study area in V Block, GP. The laptop had been left insecure and unattended.
  • A storm caused a power outage for several hours at the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove. Security in the affected area was enhanced by immediately but temporarily relocating staff from Gardens Point.
  • During the month 7 vagrants, 56 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 42 bicycle riders and 7 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for December 2013

  • A parking ticket vending machine was vandalised when it was broken into at Kelvin Grove. Thieves destroyed the machine and stole approximately $50. The incident was reported to police.
  • Security resolved a dispute between a group of students after one had made several gunshot sounds at another. This was a misunderstanding based on a male student trying to catch the attention of a female student. An apology was made and accepted, followed by a hasty withdrawal by the embarrassed male.
  • Two bicycles were reported stolen from C Block at Gardens Point on two separate occasions. Both bikes had been left secured with chain locks which had been cut. Victims were advised to use D locks and to report the incident to police.
  • A cleaner reported his iPhone stolen which he had placed on his cleaning trolley whilst performing routine duties at Kelvin Grove. He was advised to report the theft to the police.
  • A staff member reported the theft of a computer tower at Gardens Point. The incident was reported to police.
  • There were two other incidents of the theft of unattended or unsecured personal property reported to Security throughout the month.
  • During the month 82 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 12 bicycle riders were escorted from campus

Significant Events for November 2013

  • Security was called to assist a female student at Gardens Point who alleged that her ex-boyfriend, who is also a student, had harassed her and had breached a Domestic Violence Order. She was advised to inform the police and was provided with the details of security escorts and other personal security initiatives available to her, on campus.
  • A drug dealer operating on Gardens Point campus was reported to Security who called the police, while discreetly monitoring his movements. He was subsequently challenged by the police and found to be in possession of a quantity of prescription drugs, two mobile phones and several credit cards in different names. He left the campus in the company of the police.
  • During the month there were 13 incidents involving the theft of property which had been left insecure or unattended across the university.
  • Two smashed windows, attributed to acts of vandalism were reported at Gardens Point. Both matters were reported to the police.
  • Whilst on routine patrols at Gardens Point, Security discovered a “Coke” vending machine which had been pushed over. This was attributed to an act of vandalism as no attempted had been made to break into the machine. The incident was reported to police and the owner later reported that $1,000 worth of damaged had been incurred.
  • A staff member reported that the bonnet of her car had been maliciously scratched when parked in a Kelvin Grove car park. The victim advised that she did not want the police involved.
  • During the month, 1vagrant, 83 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 7 bicycle riders were escorted from campus

Significant Events for October 2013

  • Security responded to an alleged assault of a staff member by a courier driver which occurred at Kelvin Grove over a parking rage incident. The staff member chose not to pursue the matter but the courier company was advised of the incident.
  • A student reported to the security office in a distressed state claiming that she was being stalked in the Kelvin Grove library by a male person who had followed her from one level to another and was watching her through the bookshelves.  The offender, a non QUT male, was located, his details recorded and escorted from campus.
  • Security challenged a male found chroming in the Under Freeway car park at Gardens Point. This person refused to identify himself and left the campus.
  • There were 19 separate reports of personal property stolen which had been left insecure and unattended.  Some of these of these incidents were discovered after an unknown male, masquerading as an air conditioning maintenance worker, was seen in the area on both Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses. This person was subsequently caught maintaining the same deception at Griffith University.
  • 1 chromer, 2 vagrants, 69 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 15 bicycle riders were escorted from campus during the month.

Significant Events for September 2013

  • Security was called to attend a dispute which involved a former contract cleaner refusing to leave the university. He was escorted off Gardens Point campus by security.
  • Gardens Point library staff reported that a former student had been visiting the library in the evening and concerning them with enthusiastic conversations on guns and shootings in places of mass gatherings, racist ideology and Anders Breivik. Whilst not a student himself he made also made complaints to staff about foreign students and one staff member reported that she was being harassed by him. This person was warned not to return to QUT.
  • Security was called to the Botanic Bar at Gardens Point to assist a non QUT, young woman, who was in diabetic distress. First aid was provided and ambulance transportation to the RBH was arranged.
  • There were 5 reported incidents involving the opportunist theft of personal valuables that were left insecure and unattended.  The victims were assisted and advised to report their loss to the police.
  • 1 vagrant, 67 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 28 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for August 2013

  • Staff reported that human faeces had been smeared on the walls inside lift car 1, in the Gardens Point Library. Security locked the lift out of service and cleaning was immediately arranged. The incident was also reported to Policelink.
  • Staff reported a woman causing a disturbance in the Gardens Point Bookshop. Through her demeanour it was determined the woman, not associated with QUT, was suffering from a mental health issue. She agreed to leave the campus with the police who took her to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
  • A public nuisance / You Tube performance prankster interrupted a class at Gardens Point when he ran to the front of the lecture and started doing absurd, non threatening, exaggerated kung fu moves which were videoed by an unknown accomplice in the class. This lasted for two minutes before the person ran from the room. An investigation by Security revealed his identity and he was advised that he was “Persona Non grata” and also warned by the police not to return to QUT.
  • Three males posing as students interrupted a lecture in session at Gardens Point, when they stripped down to mankinis and started dancing at the front of the class to music from a boom box they carried. The event took 55 seconds and they decamped when Security was called. An investigation revealed that this was a You Tube based advertising stunt promoting a social networking mobile phone app. The matter was reported to police.
  • Security attended the library at Gardens Point after a student had set off the exit detection gates with a Griffith University library book. Someone had tried to remove any ownership identification and the student claimed that the book had been purchased online. The matter was reported to police and linked to previous stolen library book incidents. Griffith University were also advised.
  • 2 vagrants, 78 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 59 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for July 2013

  • A staff member was assaulted after hours at Gardens Point when he challenged an unknown male who he found attempting to steal his personal notepad computer and bag from his workplace.  The computer was recovered, however the offender fled with the bag and the incident was reported to police.
  • A substance affected male that was found engaged in a loud domestic dispute on Gardens Point campus became violent towards security when challenged. He was restrained and left the campus in the company of the police.
  • A German tourist reported to security that she had been assaulted and robbed by three people in the Botanical Gardens after hours. The police were contacted and the suspects were located and arrested.
  • Security was called to attend a disruption caused by a student in a lecture. Security escorted him from the class and shortly afterwards, called the police due to their concerns over his continuing irrational and aggressive behaviour.  When the police attended they asked him to leave the campus and he responded violently, resulting in his departing the campus in their company.
  • An afterhour’s security patrol discovered that a water leak from the fire main had eroded a small sink hole under the Ring Road at Kelvin Grove Campus. Repairs were made the following day.
  • 2 vagrants, 51 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 4 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for June 2013

  • A bucket containing an unknown but actively foaming chemical was found by security outside a building a Gardens Point.  The vicinity was secured and QFRS was notified. The substance was identified as sodium hydroxide and the area was made safe.
  • Security received a report of the possible theft of a quantity of chemicals from a Gardens Point chemical store. The police are investigating.
  • A non university, unknown male, who had been acting suspiciously in the Gardens Point Library, became violent when challenged. He was restrained by Security and left campus in the company of the police after refusing to leave the area.
  • Security staff were called to an incident where a male person made threats to a QUT staff member at Kelvin Grove after an unsuccessful interview.  The male was escorted offsite by security.
  • A public telephone and a light post were vandalised at Gardens Point.  These incidents were recorded by CCTV and the images were passed onto the investigating police.
  • 2 vagrants, 3 trespassers, 39 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 29 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for May 2013

  • A Gardens Point student reported that while she was distracted by talking on her mobile phone she was bumped / pushed off balance by a young male who snatched her wallet from under her arm.  This person then fled the campus.  Security advised the student to report the matter to police.
  • An anti-Muslim protest was held in front of Parliament House by a group affiliated with the Australian Defence League. During the peaceful, hour long event, several international or obviously Muslim students were encouraged to avoid the Main Drive exit from Gardens Point campus.
  • One Friday night, two students were CCTV recorded forcefully removing a ceiling mounted QUT WiFi router from P Block, Gardens Point and then forcing their way into the Healthstream facility. The students were identified and the matter was reported to the police and university authorities.
  • Additional security was temporarily arranged for Human Resources staff at Kelvin Grove when they became concerned for their safety after threats against them were reported through a third party.
  • A naive franchise employee at Gardens Point was the victim of fraud after she agreed to purchase an iPhone and handed her money over to the fraudster who left, promising to return with her phone.  The matter was reported to police.
  • A brazen unknown male attempted to steal an iPad from a workplace at Gardens Point.  When challenged by a staff member who involved her supervisor, the male left the iPad and decamped.  A CCTV image of the suspect has been forwarded to police for investigation.
  • Security received a report of beer bottles being thrown at student passersby from the Binary Apartments at Kelvin Grove. This matter was reported to the Apartment Manager.
  • 1 vagrant, 1 trespasser, 89 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 23 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for April 2013

  • Early in the morning, a female cleaner reported being grabbed in an embrace from behind by an unknown male at Gardens Point. When she pushed the offender away and turned to confront him, he decamped into the Botanical Gardens. The cleaner was encouraged to report the incident to police but she refused and was offered counselling.
  • A short circuit in a light switch at Kelvin Grove caused a small fire which melted the plastic switch and scorched a small area of the wall above it.  No other damage was done.
  • Late at night a rock was thrown through a glass entry door of Beadles Cafe at Kelvin Grove.  Security responded to the alarm and were on site within 2 minutes but the offender had decamped. The lessee later attended and reported no sign of theft. The matter was reported to the police.
  • Security responded to the activation of an Emergency Call Point at Gardens Point.  Upon arrival, the students in the area reported that it had been triggered by an unknown male who had since fled.  Shortly after, cleaners reported being threatened by an aggressive male fitting the same description in the under freeway car park. Security and the police attended, located the male and he left in their company.
  • Security was called to defuse a dispute between two students which occurred in a computer lab at Gardens Point, after hours.
  • 2 vagrants, 1 trespasser, 29 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 58 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for March 2013

  • A student reported being the victim of an unprovoked assault when he was suddenly punched in the side of the face by an unknown male while on Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove.  The student was advised to report the matter to police.
  • A male was apprehended by security when he was caught red handed attempting to steal a staff member’s handbag from an unattended office. He left campus in company with the police.
  • The Botanic Bar at Gardens Point was broken into by two males who stole 4 small bottles of alcohol and 5 packets of chips. They decamped when observed by Cleaners. The matter was reported to police and CCTV footage was provided in accordance with established protocols for their investigation.
  • When an emergency situation was declared in the Queen Street Mall due to the presence there of an armed male, Security maintained a post on Main Drive and advised people walking towards the city of the emergency situation.
  • An illicit operation involving the theft and resale of library books on social networking sites was uncovered after a student set off the Gardens Point Library electronic article surveillance system. The police are investigating.
  • There were several incidents reported to security involving the theft of unattended or insecure wallets/mobile phones across both campuses.  Victims were advised to report incidents to the police.
  • 2 Vagrants, 36 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 58 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for February 2013

  • Several items of used office equipment were stolen from the old residence storage area at Kelvin Grove.  Matter reported to the police.
  • Security received a report of seven alcohol affected males attempting to gain afterhours access into P Block, Gardens Point. On arrival the males had decamped however it was noted that the auto door had been pulled slightly out of alignment. The offenders were identified, sternly counselled, the door realigned at their expense and the Registrar advised.
  • A student’s motor scooter was stolen from K Block Car Park at Kelvin Grove.  The victim was advised to report the matter to police.
  • A large box containing 1000 coloured wrist bands was reported stolen from Q Block, Gardens Point.  Matter reported to the police.
  • There were four reports of bicycles stolen from the C Block bike rack at Gardens Point. Cyclists were reminded to use D locks to secure their bicycles.
  • 39 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 24 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for January 2013

  • A compressor overheated causing a small fire in a plant room of level 9 of Y Block, Gardens Point.  An adjacent vertical pipe caught fire and a burning glob of molten plastic fell down inside the pipe, collecting on level 5 causing a secondary fire which triggered the sprinklers causing water damage to this level and the floor below.
  • Severe weather conditions over the Australia Day long weekend caused flood related issues and power outages across both campuses resulting in the closure of the university for 2 days.  The under freeway car park flanking the river was closed for 4 days due to tidal flooding.
  • A staff member reported that his private vehicle was vandalised and was advised to report the incident to QPS.
  • 2 vagrants, 90 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 6 bicycle riders were escorted from campus


Significant Events for December 2012

  • Two bicycles were reported stolen from Gardens Point Campus.  The victims were advised to contact the police.
  • A student who reported his iPhone stolen while in class at Kelvin Grove was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • 2 vagrants, 85 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 36 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for November 2012

  • Several new DVD’s were reported stolen from a working area in the Kelvin Grove Library. The matter was reported to Police.
  • A contractor was discovered removing chairs from the SEC Precinct.  The chairs were returned and incident was reported to the SEC Project Manager for investigation.
  • There were five incidents of bicycle thefts from the Gardens Point Campus reported to Security.  Victims were also advised to report incidents to Police.
  • 41 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 28 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for October 2012

  • A dispute between 2 cleaners escalated into one assaulting the other. The victim declined police or further security involvement but was advised to report the incident to their supervisor.
  • A female student reported that she felt threatened by an international male student who she believed was stalking her at Gardens Point. The male student apologised and explained his actions to be due to cultural difference. This was accepted by the complainant.
  • Security was called to a heated dispute between and male and female student in a computer lab at Gardens Point. The security presence brought the issue into perspective and both parties resolved to respect their differences.
  • Security discovered 3 persons, sleeping under a car park ramp at Gardens Point.  Police were called when the persons refused to leave the premises and threatened the security officers.  The individuals decamped shortly before the arrival of police.
  • During an evening patrol a security officer came across police talking with 2 students in the J Block car park at Kelvin Grove. Police explained were called by someone who reported they had witnessed vehicles doing burnouts in the car park. The student’s details were noted for further police action, as necessary.
  • 3 vagrants, 83 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 38 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for September 2012

  • Numerous disputes, 5 altercations and 2 assaults were reported to Security during the month of September as a result of the Student Guild Elections. As a consequence, security presence was posted at campaign locations and polling sites.
  • Two non QUT people were arrested when one refused to provide their details, leave the campus, or comply with a police direction, following an earlier complaint of assault made by a student. The other person was detained after they interfered in the initial arrest process.
  • As a result of the Parklife Concert held at Brisbane Riverstage, Security responded to several incidents, including the removal of 10 people offsite due to intoxication, 29 for public urination, vandalism of a glass window, and a report of an unknown person streaking through campus.  In total, 314 people were challenged throughout the Gardens Point Campus.
  • Additional Security Officers were employed to patrol Gardens Point Campus throughout the Riverfire Event and associated with the control of entry to functions held on the campus. No incidents were reported to security.
  • A student reported the theft of their bicycle from Gardens Point Campus and the incident was reported to QPS.
  • 1 vagrant, 98 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 50 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for August 2012

  • During the month, eleven bicycles were stolen from Gardens Point Campus which is believed to be the work of a professional/s. Extra security patrols were implemented and a Security Alert was released. The police were also advised and are investigating.
  • QUT Staff reported that approximately 60 members of the CFMEU had gathered on the footpath in front of 44 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove for an industrial protest aimed at Baulderstone, a tenant in the building. The protesters, while non violent, were loud and would not let anyone, including clinic patients, enter the building from Musk Ave during their 30 minute rally.
  • Security responded to a small, peaceful, student protest planned to coincide with a University Council Meeting at Gardens Point.
  • Extra security was requested for staff members at Gardens Point due to a concern for safety from inappropriate behaviour by a former student.
  • A current student was reported for posting threats against QUT staff in a Facebook chat room. The matter was dealt with by his School and the student apologised.
  • An incident of public urination by an unidentified male at Gardens Point was reported to security but the offender decamped prior to their arrival. Cleaners were advised.
  • 1 vagrant, 46 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 18 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for July 2012

  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported that she and a female friend were approached by two young males, one of which splashed water into the face of her friend, in an attempt to distract her, while the other unsuccessfully attempted to snatch her handbag.  The two males fled the scene when the women called for help.  Security conducted a thorough search of the area but the offenders had decamped and the victims were advised to report the matter to police.
  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported that her former husband had recently threatened to kill her. She was informed about the personal security and escort services available to her on campus and was advised to report the matter to police.
  • A member of the public collapsed while on Gardens Point campus suffering from severe abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.  Security administered first aid and arranged for her ambulance transportation to hospital.
  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported a suspicious male, seen to be crouched behind a wall, wearing dark overalls and a stocking mask.  Security conducted a thorough search of the area, but the offender had decamped.  Police advised.
  • Various QUT staff reported that a group of Translink employees had gathered on the footpath outside 88 Musk Ave to express their concerns over job security to their employer, a tenant of the building.  The staff were reassured and the peaceful rally was short lived.
  • 62 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 43 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for June 2012

  • Late at night and alone, on the corner of George and Alice Streets an international student was grabbed from behind by an alcohol affected male who attempted to kiss her. In the struggle both fell to the ground. She managed to break free, ran back onto campus and call Security. Police advised and investigating.
  • Several items of property were stolen from different staff working areas from within the Kelvin Grove Library. Police advised and investigating.
  • Three bicycles were stolen from Gardens Point bike racks.  The incidents were reported to police and victims were advised to use a D lock or use the secure bike cages in future.
  • During an evening patrol, a Security Officer saw a resident of the Campus Living Village (CLV) apartments at Kelvin Grove to be hitting golf balls from their balcony, across Victoria Park Road, at QUT buildings opposite which fortunately, were undamaged. When CLV were informed they initiated their own investigation, which resulted in the eviction of the offender.
  • A patrolling Security Officer discovered that someone had defecated at the entrance to a building during the night, at Gardens Point, within 20 meters of a public toilet. Police advised.
  • 76 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 25 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for May 2012

  • Security was called to attend to a former student who threatened self harm at Kelvin Grove.  Queensland Ambulance Officers attended and transported the individual to RBH.
  • A male student was punched in the face by a person who appeared to be a vagrant while off campus, in the Kelvin Grove area.
  • A group of alcohol affected males in the Kelvin Grove Campus Bar were harassing passing students by shouting obscene language at them.
  • A door in U Block in Gardens Point was forced open and a small amount of cash was stolen.  Police are investigating.
  • 2 vagrants, 106 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 44 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for April 2012

  • A dispute between 2 cleaners escalated into one assaulting the other. The victim declined police or further security involvement but was advised to report the incident to their supervisor.
  • A female student reported that she felt threatened by an international male student who she believed was stalking her at Gardens Point. The male student apologised and explained his actions to be due to cultural difference. This was accepted by the complainant.
  • Security was called to a heated dispute between and male and female student in a computer lab at Gardens Point. The security presence brought the issue into perspective and both parties resolved to respect their differences. 
  • Security discovered 3 persons, sleeping under a car park ramp at Gardens Point.  Police were called when the persons refused to leave the premises and threatened the security officers.  The individuals decamped shortly before the arrival of police.
  • During an evening patrol a security officer came across police talking with 2 students in the J Block car park at Kelvin Grove. Police explained were called by someone who reported they had witnessed vehicles doing burnouts in the car park. The student’s details were noted for further police action, as necessary.
  • 3 vagrants, 83 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 38 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for March 2012

  • A female student reported being harassed and abused by an aggressive, unknown male in a Gardens Point computer lab, two days earlier.
  • A donation box was damaged and monies stolen from the Muslim Prayer Room at Kelvin Grove.  The Muslim Student’s Association President was advised to source a more secure option for the collection of donations which should not be kept on the premises overnight.
  • Three bicycles were reported stolen from external bike racks at Gardens Point on separate occasions.  Victims were informed of the location of secure bike cages on campuses and to use a more secure locking device.  Victims were also advised to report incident to the Police.
  • On three separate occasions students reported being the victim of opportunist theft when they left their belongings unattended at Kelvin Grove.
  • 1 chromer, 3 vagrants, 38 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 13 bicycle riders were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for February 2012

  • Security was called after a male student had become abusive with staff at a Help Desk at Gardens Point. He was calmed and advised of the appropriate avenues for making his complaint. The satisfied student left the area without further issue.
  • A Security Guard on patrol at Gardens Point came across a known thief on University grounds partaking in illegal drug use. He was escorted from Campus and QPS were notified.
  • A Parking Officer at Kelvin Grove was confronted and verbally abused by a male who was issued with a Parking Infringement notice.
  • A QUT iPhone was stolen after having been left on charge in an insecure, unattended office at Kelvin grove.
  • A collapsible trolley owned by a catering tenant at Gardens Point was reported stolen after it had been left outside over a weekend.

Significant Events for January 2012

  • Security was called to investigate a suspicious canister emitting smoke at Gardens Point. An investigation revealed it to be a secure liquid nitrogen container venting condensation.
  • A staff member received a harassing letter and another staff member’s estranged husband threatened to attend her workplace and cause a disturbance. Both events were at Gardens Point.
  • An angry student at Gardens Point reported that someone in authority at QUT was hacking his email account. The matter was referred to IT Security who advised that the student was known to them from previous similar complaints that were found to be baseless. He was asked to supply the details in this latest matter but did not respond.
  • A Contractor’s wallet was stolen from his unattended esky from Gardens Point.  The victim was advised by Security to cancel all cards and report to QPS.
  • Drug paraphernalia was found unattended at Gardens Point. The matter was referred to the police.
  • A ticket machine at Kelvin Grove was found to have been vandalised and the matter was reported to the police.
  • 3 vagrants, 47 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 14 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for December 2011

  • An international student and a contractor had their vehicles broken into whilst parked in the STCP.  Reports were taken and both parties were advised to report the incidents to Police.
  • A Security Officer discovered damage caused by fixed hot water urn which had leaked inside the wall on level 5 in Z6 at Gardens Point.  The leak resulted in the collapse of a ceiling tile on Level 4 due to the weight of the pooling water.  Water was disconnected to level 5 until it was repaired by QUT plumber.
  • 3 vagrants, 47 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 14 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for November 2011

  • A male using a mobile phone to take photos under the skirts of female students whilst using a stairway at Gardens Points was reported however, the offender had decamped prior to the arrival of Security. The matter was also reported to the police.
  • A student felt threatened when the profile picture of her Facebook account was replaced with a pornographic image after having left her account open and the computer unattended at Gardens Point.
  • A patrolling security officer heard an explosion and saw a blinding flash rise from an electric pit in front of L Block Gardens Point. On investigation he found that the pit cover had dislodged, was scorched and had a hole burnt through it. The area was barricaded off and reported to maintenance staff.
  • A minor break in was reported at the old student accommodation at Kelvin Grove. Police were also advised.
  • Lockers at J Block, Kelvin Grove were damaged by two Kelvin Grove State High School Students who were identified and detained with the assistance of a school teacher and the matter was reported to the police.
  • The police advised that a group of “Occupy Brisbane” protestors that had been removed successively from Post Office Square and Queens Park had relocated to the City Botanic Gardens. A concern was held that they may attempt to occupy the University Campus as they did at RMIT and the Registrar was advised. The protestors were monitored and left shortly after for King George Square.
  • 5 Vagrants, 63 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 25 bicycle riders and 3 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for October 2011

  • A male staff member who attempted to self harm on Kelvin Grove campus was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital by Ambulance.
  • A Gardens Point student reported that he had been threatened and harassed by other students in his course. The matter was referred to the Faculty and the student was referred to counselling.
  • Security staff were called to be present during a tutorial at Gardens Point as a result of the threatening behaviour of a student directed towards a staff member.
  • A break and enter resulting in the theft of Student Guild related fundraising and float money occurred at Kelvin Grove campus.
  • Two Kelvin Grove High School students were located at the back of the old Toowong Drill Hall. When challenged, they fled leaving drug paraphernalia behind.
  • A caged storage area in a basement car park of a leased building at Kelvin Grove containing written off computer equipment was broken into. It is not known if any written off equipment was stolen.
  • 3 Vagrants, 45 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 21 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for September 2011

  • Whilst filming in Fortitude Valley after hours, a group of QUT students were physically assaulted and abused and QUT property worth approximately $25,000 was damaged.  The incident was reported to the police.
  • A male student attended the security office after intentionally harming himself by using a razor blade to cut his leg.  Queensland Ambulance Service transported the student to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Counselling services were advised.
  • A male student reported that he was the victim of an attempted robbery at the Alice St. bus stop. The victim did not want police involvement.
  • Security was called to diffuse disputes and disturbances on several occasions during the Student Election Campaign. The worst of these involved pink detergent being thrown over two campaigning students. This matter was reported to the police by the victims.
  • A female staff member reported receiving threats from a male student. The faculty were advised and are addressing the matter.
  • A donation box was reported stolen from the Male Muslim Prayer Room at Kelvin Grove. 
  • The Old Army Barracks was targeted by vandals on several occasions. All incidents have been reported to police.
  • 11 vagrants, 66 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 45 bicycle riders and 4 trespassers were escorted from campus.

Significant Events for August 2011

  • Two Asian female visitors reported that when leaving Kelvin Grove Campus late in the evening they were the subject of obscenities and racial abuse directed at them from a lone white male in the vicinity of the intersection of Blamey Street and Musk Ave.
  • Security was called to defuse a heated dispute between two male students at Kelvin Grove regarding the lighting arrangements in a computer lab.
  • Security was called to calm a student who had threatened a staff member at Gardens Point over a pair of lost sunglasses.
  • A female student at the Gardens Point Campus reported that she had been receiving threatening text messages from a male student. The student did not want to pursue the matter with the police and she was given information on the Security services available on campus.
  • A female student at Kelvin Grove reported that she was being harassed by her former non QUT boyfriend who was now on campus. Security attended located the boyfriend and escorted him from campus.  The student did not want to pursue the matter with the police and she was given information on the Security services available on campus.
  • A patrolling security officer found four Kelvin Grove State College students smoking a bong on Kelvin Grove Campus. The miscreant’s details were handed over to the College Principal along with the drug paraphernalia.
  • Security attended a minor traffic accident on the corner of Musk Avenue and Victoria Park Road at Kelvin Grove.  No person was injured and Security assisted with the incident until it was made safe.
  • A vending machine at Gardens Point was vandalised. Security recovered CCTV images and Coca-Cola and Police were informed of the incident.
  • 2 vagrants, 19 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 39 bicycle riders and 1 trespasser were escorted from the campuses.

Significant Events for July 2011

  • In the small hours of the night a security officer patrolling the Creative Industries Precinct witnessed 2 non QUT males arguing outside of a Brisbane Housing residential block in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, minutes before one shot the other. Police were called and handled the matter.
  • A male student who had made various anonymous written threats against the University, staff, their family members and fellow students was identified as part of an ongoing investigation. This person confessed to the police who are now handling the matter.
  • A female student reported that during the middle of a working day she was followed by an unknown male along the service road at Gardens Point. When opposite M Block, he assaulted her by grabbing her bottom before decamping. The victim was advised to contact the police.
  • An academic staff member reported that there had been an unsuccessful attempt at a break and enter into a secure area at Gardens Point containing examination review papers. The matter was reported to the police.
  • During the recent dry spell, three QUT standard external aluminium rubbish bins at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove were destroyed when the plastic wheelie bins inside them caught fire. These fires are believed to have been caused by discarded cigarettes.
  • There were several reports of graffiti and vandalism across both Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. All these matters were reported to the police.
  • 2 vagrants, 56 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 23 bicycle riders and 10 trespassers were escorted from campus, some under police caution

Significant Events for July 2011

  • Security attended a female staff member found in a semi conscious state at Gardens Point who was reported to have taken an overdose of prescription drugs. Security staff assisted and arranged for the patient to be taken to the PA Hospital by ambulance
  • A female staff member who experienced severe chest pain at Gardens Point was attended by Security staff who arranged that she be taken to the Wesley Hospital by ambulance..
  • A female student at Gardens Point suffered an illness during an exam.  Security staff found the student shaking uncontrollably and her breathing was rapid and erratic. Security staff attended calmed her down and arranged for her to be taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital by ambulance.
  • Security discovered a graffiti tag that was a personal threat to a student at Kelvin Grove campus.  The incident was reported to the police, and the student was informed of the written message.
  • A parked and driverless express delivery truck rolled backwards into a parked QUT van at Gardens Point, causing damage to the front of the QUT vehicle to the value of approximately $4,000. Details were taken from the delivery driver by QUT staff.  It appears the brakes failed on the delivery truck
  • There were three separate occasions of rubbish bins being set alight at the Gardens Point Campus.  Each time the fire was extinguished by Security staff and there was no damage caused to the surrounding area.
  • There were several reports of graffiti and vandalism on Kelvin Grove campus. Security staff found two non university youths on campus in possession of graffiti instruments.  Their personal details were obtained, the police and their parents were advised and they were escorted off campus
  • 3 vagrants, 74 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 31 bicycle riders and 10 trespassers were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for May 2011

  • A female student threatened to jump from the 7th floor of a building at Gardens Point. After being coaxed back to safety by medical and security staff her mother was called and the student left campus in her company.
  • A female student wearing a hijab was approached by a male person at Gardens Point who pushed her from the front and mumbled some incoherent words, then left. The police were called and are investigating the incident. The victim was offered counselling but declined and a search of the campus failed to find the offender.
  • An intoxicated male vagrant was escorted from Gardens Point campus but later returned only to be caught attempting to stealing some chairs. The police were called and the offender left in their company.
  • Bomb threats which were made on both Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses on the same day, were reported to the police and are currently being vigorously investigated.
  • At Gardens Point, a male was observed to be shouting and yelling abuse at students and squirting a liquid from a plastic spray bottle at them. When approached by a staff member he threw the plastic spray bottle at his challenger, yelled threats related to point 4 above and decamped via the Goodwill Bridge. Police attended and are investigating. The victim was offered counselling but declined.
  • Immediately after a non-university male was asked to leave the Kelvin Grove Campus Club by bar staff, as he had been previously banned for a month, one of the glass exterior doors to C Block was smashed by a wheelie bin being thrown into it. Security staff attended, secured the crime scene, discovered the possible offender’s identity and reported the incident to police.
  • There were several reports of opportunistic theft of personal property on both campuses. The victims were advised not to leave their belongings unattended and to notify the police.
  • 4 vagrants, 66 rollerbladers/skateboarders, 23 bicycle riders and 2 trespassers were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for April 2011

  • There were three separate complaints in approximately three hours by female students at Caboolture campus about inappropriate behaviour by an intellectually disabled male BNIT student. BNIT was advised of the problem and they immediately arranged improved supervision of their student.
  • A Law Library Helpdesk staff member at Gardens Point requested security assistance when a female student became abusive and threw a water bottle and a stapler at the bookshelf behind her, and then left. Security attended and offered the distressed staff member counselling. Enquiries revealed the identity of the student and the matter was reported to Senior Library and Faculty of Law staff for their action. 
  • A male student at Gardens Point, who has been the subject of a variety of Security reports for verbally abusing and harassing students and staff, was issued with an interim suspension from QUT by the Registrar, pending the outcome of misconduct charges against him.
  • A staff member at Gardens Point reported that she observed a male acting suspiciously, and had seen him behaving oddly a week earlier. Security located and identified the male who is a known thief who preys on students. The police were notified and were keen to speak with him, however, as there was no evidence to hold him, he left campus prior to their arrival.
  • Two staff members from Kelvin Grove complained to Security about a male driving in a unsafe manner on the ring road while students were crossing it. The driver, a contractor working on campus, was located. He was cautioned about his driving, apologised for it, and assured Security he would not repeat it.
  • A Security officer on patrol at Kelvin Grove in the early hours of the morning saw four males throwing rocks and breaking windows at the old Sergeants’ Mess. The men were then seen to enter a house behind the damaged building. Police were notified, and are investigating.
  • During a regular patrol, a Security Officer noticed the strong smell of gas in R Block at Gardens Point. The area was closed off and specialist Facilities Management assistance was requested.  An attending FM technician found that a gas tap had been left on unintentionally.  The tap was secured, the area ventilated, and later declared safe for reoccupation.
  • Security assisted with two evacuations at Gardens Point when staff complained of strong fumes in the circulating air.  A check revealed that the fumes were coming from water-proofing paint applied near external air intakes. The area was ventilated and later declared safe for reoccupation.
  • 5 vagrants, 90 rollerbladers/skateboarders, and 87 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for March 2011

  • A female member of the public requested Security assistance and reported that she had been assaulted while walking through Gardens Point campus by some male friends she had met in the city, earlier in the evening. The police attended; however, the woman decided not to pursue the complaint.  
  • A Parking Officer at Kelvin Grove was threatened by a member of the public when he was issued with an infringement notice for unauthorised parking on QUT land. The police attended and are investigating.
  • A female student at Kelvin Grove reported being harassed in the library by her former partner. Security attended and escorted the offender from the campus.
  • A female student at Caboolture reported that she had been stalked for the last two days, both on and off campus, and that she had just seen the offender watching her in the Library. Security attended and escorted the offender, who was not a staff member or student, from the campus. As the student had previously reported this matter to the police, the details of the offender and this latest incident were passed on to them.
  • A staff member reported that he felt threatened by an aggressive mature age student but did wish any further action taken.
  • A female student who became ill at Kelvin Grove requested Security assistance.  She reported  suffering from cardiac problems and Security assisted by managing the patient, calling an ambulance and having a defibrillator on standby as her condition appeared to deteriorate.  The student was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital for treatment.
  • Two students suffered unrelated epileptic fits at Gardens Point. On both occasions the patients were taken to hospital by ambulance.
  • There were several unrelated reports of opportunistic theft of small items of personal property. The victims were advised not to leave their belongings unattended and to notify the police.
  • 8 vagrants, 34 rollerbladers/skateboarders, and 33 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for February 2011

  • A non university male, wearing only his underpants and waving a stick, was apprehended on the Gardens Point campus, after running around the Kidney Lawn rambling incoherently, and eating grass. An Ambulance was called and he was admitted to RBH, where it was found he has a history of mental illness
  • A fire truck caused major structural damage to the Vehicle Control Point at Gardens Point when it hit the overhang roof of the building.  The officer inside, sustained minor cuts to the back of his hand. 
  • A groundsman at Kelvin Grove was treated by Security staff for cuts above the right eye when he was hit by a second groundsman as he was attempting to pull start a hedge trimmer.
  • Security attended a nursing student at Gardens Point who was suffering from chronic pain. An Ambulance was called and the student was admitted to the Mater Hospital.
  • Two students and a staff member reported an elderly man making inappropriate advances to females. An investigation revealed the identity of the offender and his Carer was contacted. They explained that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and provided the assurance that he would not return to QUT. This information was later requested by the police as the matter had also been reported to them.
  • A contractor was found by Security to be burning a mixture of old glue and paint in a rubbish bin 5 metres from a campus building.  The flammable substances resulted in a large amount of black oily smoke. Security directed the contractor to extinguish the fire and dispose of the material in a more sustainable way.
  • There were two reports of bicycle theft from Gardens Point. Both bikes had been secured with an easily cut a cable lock.  Both students advised to report their theft to the police. The students were also instructed in the use of secure bike store compounds on campus and the use of a D Lock to protect their property.
  • 7 vagrants, 21 rollerbladers /skateboarders, and 20 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for January 2011

  • Three confectionary and two parking vending machines were attacked by thieves during the month across both Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses.
  • A new notepad computer (still in its box) was stolen from Kelvin Grove, after being left out in the workplace, waiting to be issued to a staff member on their return from leave.
  • There was an attempted theft of a motorcycle at Kelvin Grove when the offender unsuccessfully attempted to drill out the key lock and remove the demobiliser.
  • A contractor at Kelvin Grove reported his drop saw to have been stolen after he had chained and locked it up at the end of the day. The lock and chain were also stolen.
  • Security attended Rocks Gates at Kelvin Grove, after a vehicle, driven at speed narrowly missed the gates but crashed into an adjacent large gum tree, on campus.  The driver was uninjured but threatened security staff with a machete before being arrested by the police on a range of charges.
  • A number of incidents of petty graffiti, and vandalism, occurred across the campuses, and were reported to the police. 
  • 5 vagrants, 40 rollerbladers /skateboarders, 1 trespasser and 16 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for December 2010

  • At Kelvin Grove campus, a staff member was verbally threatened when he challenged a suspicious male believed  to be responsible for the theft of another staff members back pack. The offender decamped before security attended. Police are investigating.
  • Money and products were stolen from a Kelvin Grove vending machine which had been left unlocked after restocking.  The supplier was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • Contractors on site at Gardens Point campus reported that they had seen a male vagrant threatening people passing through the Botanic Gardens area adjacent to X Block. The police attended and he left in their company after he was seen to throw a large stick at a child. 
  • A number of incidents of graffiti and vandalism occurred across the campus which were reported to the police
  • 1 chromer, 6 vagrants, 52 rollerbladers /skateboarders and 26 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for November 2010

  • Security responded to a report of a gas leak in the vicinity of the STP construction site at Gardens Point. The Emergency Services could not find a pressure leak from the underground gas pipes and concluded the gas may have been released from a pocket of gas in the ground.
  • A verbal dispute between two female international students, deteriorated into a minor assault at Gardens Point. The victim did not want the police involved.
  • A student reported that his wallet had been stolen from his back pack possibly by a group of five youths who fell into step with him for a short time while walking through the City Gardens, on his way to Gardens Point campus at night. He was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • Cleaners reported that an unknown person was believed to have urinated in a building fire stair well at Gardens Point.
  • A male staff member at Gardens Point who fell from his bicycle and broke his arm was given first aid by security who also arranged his transportation to hospital by ambulance.
  • An international student had his back pack containing a large amount of Australian and international currency stolen, after he left it unattended on an open rack shelf in a building at Kelvin Grove campus. The back pack which had been left in its place had earlier been stolen from the University of Queensland. He was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • Gardens Point campus was the target for graffiti and vandalism.  All incidents were reported to the police.
  • 3 vagrants, 114 rollerbladers /skateboarders and 31 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for October 2010

  • A QUT employee was assaulted by an unknown male at Gardens Point campus.  The offender responded violently when the staff member enquired if he required assistance.    The injured staff member was taken to the medical centre for  treatment and the matter was reported to the police.
  • An offender who was seen damaging a QUT vehicle late a night at Kelvin Grove, decamped when challenged but not before cutting his right hand when he punched a Keep Left Sign. Images of the offender and DNA collected by the police.
  • A students’ vehicle was broken into whilst parked at the short term car park at Gardens Point campus.  The owner declined to report the matter to the police.
  • Security observed an intoxicated male yelling abuse and making rude gestures at passersby in the front of Old Government House at Gardens Point.  He was escorted from campus.
  • Another intoxicated homeless male entered Old Government House at Gardens Point campus disrupting a private function held there, with demands for food.  Security was called, located the male and escorted him from the campus.
  • Security at Kelvin Grove spoke with the principal of a local school regarding the removal from campus of school students who were breaching the QUT Smoking Policy and disrupting QUT activities. 
  • Computer and camera equipment were stolen from a leased off-campus building at Kelvin Grove. CCTV footage was forwarded to investigating police.
  • 13 vagrants, 42 rollerbladers /skateboarders and 42 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for September 2010

  • The police were asked to investigate after several spent ammunition casings were found on Kelvin Grove campus. It appears that the spent shells were not fired on campus but were brought on campus in their discharged condition.
  • Extra security was provided to the workplace of a staff member at Kelvin Grove who had received threats as a result of publicity given to his personal, private pursuits. 
  • Security officers at Kelvin Grove campus responded to a report of damage to QUT property caused by a vehicle had which lost control and mounted the footpath on Victoria Park Road causing damage to a retaining wall.  There were no reported injuries and the matter was reported to the Police.
  • At Carseldine campus 6 youths fled when they were disturbed as they were preparing to spray paint graffiti on a wall.  Police were notified.
  • 5 Bicycles were a target for thieves at Gardens Point campus.  Security advised the victims to report the matter to the police and consider the use of secure bicycle storage facilities on campus.
  • Assistance was provided to the 88 Musk Avenue, Emergency Control Organisation which held a ‘Shelter in Place’ in response to broken glass falling from a reflective pane in a level 5 window.  An investigation revealed a possible cause to be an aggressive Magpie, active in the area.
  • In addition to the Parklife statistics above, 4 chromers, 2 vagrants, 107 rollerbladers /skateboarders and 81 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for August 2010

  • A staff member at Kelvin Grove received several harassing emails from the father of a PHD student.  Details were reported to the police and patrols were increased in the vicinity of the member’s workplace. 
  • Three female staff in a marked QUT Vehicle were threatened and abused at the intersection of Kelvin Grove Road and Blamey St. Kelvin Grove by a fellow motorist in what appears a unprovoked road rage incident.
  • Opportune theft of valuable items belonging to students, staff and visitors continued to occur across campus.  All victims were reminded not to leave their possessions unattended at any time and report their losses to the police.
  • The messing of shower facilities at Gardens Point Campus by homeless male persons was reported on three occasions by staff and students. On each Security escorted those involved from campus.
  • A patrolling security guard at Carseldine campus disturbed a group of 6 youths.  The trespassers fled leaving drug paraphernalia and a mobile phone behind.  Police were contacted as were the parents of the youth who lost his phone and the phone returned. 
  • In the early morning hours a student reported a vehicle that had been erratically parked at Kelvin Grove campus between the C and F Block Kelvin Grove with the driver still at the wheel. Police were called and the driver was found to be lost and confused. Under police direction he was able to drive safely off the campus.
  • 131 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 107 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for July 2010

  • Security assisted the police with an investigation into the assault and robbery of two non-QUT persons in the Botanic Gardens which resulted in charges being laid.
  • A male victim reported that while in a toilet cubicle at Gardens Point he been the victim of a furtive voyeur. He was advised to report the matter to police.
  • A staff member at Kelvin Grove campus reported receiving several harassing phone calls after applying for rental accommodation online.  Security offered her the personal escort service and advised she report the matter to the police.
  • Security received a report from the president of the Muslim Students Association of a non Muslim Australian female behaving in an inappropriate and disruptive manner in the female prayer room at Gardens Point. The non-QUT, abusive offender was escorted off campus. However, she returned the following day and was removed a second time with a warning that further action would be taken should she return.
  • Vandals climbed onto the roof of a building at Kelvin Grove and plastered a large area on the face of the building with graffiti. Police were advised and are investigating.
  • The driver of an unmarked van dumped seven large plastic bags containing Quest newspapers at Carseldine campus. Quest Community Newspapers were contacted and the bags were removed the following day.
  • Security at Kelvin Grove received two reports of privately owned vehicles being vandalised.  The owners were advised to report the incidents to the police.
  • A contractor at Kelvin Grove reported a break and enter into an on campus building.  A rear door leading into an empty room on a construction site had been forced open.  Police are investigating.
  • 4 vagrants, 72 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 99 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for June 2010

  • Security attended the activation of the Emergency Call Point on Main Drive and assisted a non university person who had been assaulted and robbed in the Botanic Gardens, after dark. Police attended and are investigating. On later dates in the month, Security also assisted two other victims in similar circumstances.
  • Security staff assisted in the evacuation of Kelvin Grove Library in response to an emergency caused when contractors inadvertently cut through a water pipe concealed in a solid cement wall near an electrical switchboard. Security involvement, with other FM staff, was the subject of favourable comment by the Director, Library Services.
  • The student guild bar staff at Gardens Point requested security assistance when they were abused and threatened by a group of patrons. This group was escorted peaceably from the premises by security.
  • Two senior members of staff received harassing emails. Both were advised to report the matter to the police.
  • Two boom gates were damaged by vandals. One at Gardens Point and the other at Kelvin Grove. Police are investigating.
  • A section of aluminium fencing was damaged at Kelvin Grove campus.  Police are investigating.
  • During a routine patrol an officer discovered human faeces smeared on the floor of 3 separate toilet cubicles at Gardens Point.
  • A staff member reported that two male students were harassing users of the Kelvin Grove Ring Road.  The two offenders were found to be intoxicated and were escorted off campus by Security. They were later counselled and apologised for their actions.
  • 5 vagrants, 166 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 133 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for May 2010

  • Mid morning a security officer on patrol at Kelvin Grove found two toddlers walking down Musk Avenue on the roadway unaccompanied. The children, who only spoke Arabic, were taken to the medical centre by the officer and the police were notified. Shortly after, the children were reunited with their parents who were located in a nearby apartment block.
  • Student Guild bar staff at Kelvin Grove campus requested assistance from security when they were threatened by a group of intoxicated patrons. The arriving Security Officer was spat on by a student member of this group, prior to their departure. Matter referred to the Registrar.
  • Security received a report that two males were engaged in a fight, at lunchtime, outside the shops in Musk Ave. at Kelvin Grove. The men involved were non QUT, local residents. Police and Brisbane Housing were advised.
  • Graffiti at a construction site at Gardens Point campus was found to include a bomb threat written on a whiteboard. Police were called and the building evacuated and checked. No device was located and police are investigating.
  • Carseldine campus was the target of graffiti vandals on a number of occasions. All incidents were reported to the police.
  • At Kelvin Grove campus a boom gate operating at the entrance to a car park was damaged by vandals. Police attended and are investigating.
  • On two occasions vandals damaged toilets at Kelvin Grove campus. Police are investigating.
  • Vending machines were targeted at Gardens Point campus on four occasions. Police are investigating.
  • 5 vagrants, 110 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 142 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for April 2010

  • Security received a report via Student Support Services that an international student (Middle Eastern) at Gardens Point campus was subjected to racial taunts and struck on the cheek by a group of substance affected street kids at the George Street entrance to campus.
  • Two female students reported being assaulted by an unknown male at Kelvin Grove. This person grasped them firmly by the arm while making improper advances to them. Both matters were reported to the police and the offender was apprehended and charged.
  • A QUT student reported being the victim of parking rage in a Kelvin Grove campus car park.  The offender had driven the wrong way against the signage to dispute the victim’s claim to an empty parking bay. The matter is being investigated by police.
  • A QUT staff member at Kelvin Grove reported receiving a letter and emails of a threatening personal nature at work.  Police are investigating.
  • Security challenged a group of non-university youths consuming alcohol in a Kelvin Grove campus car park, one evening. The group became menacing and the police were called but they decamped prior to their arrival.
  • The principal of a local school at Kelvin Grove was contacted by security in regard to the unacceptable behaviour by pupils of the school whilst on QUT premises and two pupils were suspended.
  • Computer equipment and a data projector, the property of QUT, were reported stolen from the vehicle of a staff member whilst parked off campus.  The matter has been referred to the police.
  • A number of opportune thefts of student belongings occurred across campus.  All victims were reminded not to leave their valuables unattended and report their losses to the police.
  • 6 vagrants, 143 rollerbladers/skaters and 150 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for March 2010

  • At Gardens Point campus a female student scaled a wall on a fire stairs balcony in Q Block then threatened to jump from a window ledge.  After 20 minutes she was persuaded to return to the safety of the balcony and was subsequently taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
  • Late at night a patrolling security officer went to the aid of a female student he heard calling for help in the vicinity of the lot 5 car park, in the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove where she had been grabbed by a concealed male assailant.  On seeing security the assailant released the student and fled towards the golf course with the security officer in pursuit.  Subsequently the offender was located hiding behind a tree but threw a beer bottle at the officer, stunning him while he made good his escape.  The student did not want to report the matter to the police.  However the security officer reported the assault on his person.
  • A female staff member and a student reported being harassed for sex by a shirtless and shoeless male person in Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove.  The person had also been demanding money from members of the public.  The police were notified and the offender left in company with the police.  Brisbane Housing was also advised.
  • During the mid afternoon a non QUT male was assaulted and left lying on the ground with a bloody head wound in front of 44 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove.  The victim refused ambulance assistance but left in company with the police.  Brisbane Housing was also advised.
  • A visitor to Kelvin Grove campus was knocked from his moped scooter by a motor vehicle which did not stop, when turning into Boundary Road.  First aid was administered and the victim was advised to contact the police.
  • A cleaner reported that when driving home after finishing work late at night, his vehicle was pelted with beer bottles thrown from a balcony on the upper levels of the Campus Living Village.  The cleaner did not want the police involved.  However the management of the student village were advised.
  • On 4 occasions security removed a group of trespassers who had set up a squatter’s camp in the sports pavilion at Kelvin Grove campus.  On the last occasion after they refused to leave the police were called and issued them with a move on order.
  • While on patrol a security officer found that a vending machine had been broken into at Gardens Point campus and some of its contents had been stolen.
  • A student reported that her motor vehicle was stolen from the Caboolture campus car park.  Police are investigating.
  • 6 vagrants, 92 rollerbladers/skaters and 128 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for February 2010

  • Female staff on level 3 of a building in the Kelvin Grove urban village reported that they observed a naked man looking at them, while he was standing in front of a picture window, in his unit, on the same level,in the building across the road, while masturbating. They were advised to contact the police.
  • Staff at the Medical Engineering Research Facility at Prince Charles Hospital received an anonymous threat, through the internal mail. The matter was reported to the police.
  • Two female staff members reported that they were accosted by a man in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village who made sexually inappropriate and offensive remarks to them. They were advised to contact the police.
  • A security officer on parking duties was struck by a vehicle in the F block car park when the driver failed to comply with a direction to stop.  The matter was reported to the Registrar and the police. The security officer required medical treatment and remains on sick leave.
  • A suspicious person reported for rifling through rubbish bins for cigarette butts during the mid afternoon at Gardens Point assaulted the security officer who had challenged him. The violent offender left campus in company with police.
  • A male person was escorted from Gardens Point campus when he was observed and admitted to taking photos of female students and staff without their knowledge or consent, for his own purposes.
  • Numerous reports were made by cleaning staff at Gardens Point campus regarding person/s unknown leaving human faeces smeared on the floors and walls in a number of buildings.
  • A break and enter occurred at 126 Margaret Street. Both QUT and personal property was stolen from four levels in the building after entry was gained by using stolen access cards and keys which had been taken from the basement cleaners office. Police are investigating
  • A male person was found to have pitched a tent near the pump shed at Carseldine campus. The squatter packed up and left peaceably when informed he was trespassing.
  • On various occasions after hours, groups of youths continue to be escorted from Carseldine campus.
  • The Student Guild Child Care Centre staff at Carseldine campus reported that they had evacuated children from the centre due to an overpowering chemical, burning smell and that a staff member affected by the smell had collapsed. Investigation by Security and Maintenance Staff a revealed a faulty light fitting and unrelated cause for the staff members illness. After a short time ventilating the smell, the centre was reoccupied.
  • 3 vagrants, 51 rollerbladers/skateboarders and 62 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for January 2010

  • Three youths who had abandoned a stolen car in the short term car park at Gardens Point were observed to be behaving suspiciously by security and were reported to the police.  They were subsequently intercepted in the Botanic Gardens and left in company with the police.
  • Patrolling security staff discovered a refrigerant gas leak inside a laboratory at Gardens Point. Facilities staff attended and repaired same.
  • During the month several groups of youths were challenged and escorted from Carseldine campus. One group left in company with the police after they were seen vandalising the safety barrier at the entrance to the campus.
  • Two vending machines at Gardens Point and one at Kelvin Grove were attacked and damaged during the month. Police attended and are investigating.
  • Staff reported a non-university male loitering in a set of toilet/showers at Gardens Point for over an hour.  He left campus peaceably when he was challenged.
  • Two non QUT youths, under the influence of alcohol, were creating a nuisance in the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove when their behaviour became violent. When challenged one had to be restrained and removed from campus. The second youth also left and there were no further incidents.
  • At Kelvin Grove campus a female staff member reported harassment by another female staff member in regard to a dispute over a male friend.  The incident was reported to the police by the complainant.
  • 8 vagrants, 95 roller bladers/skateboarders and 123 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for December 2009

  • A female student at Kelvin Grove campus reported that she had been photographed by an unknown person who held a mobile phone camera under the partition wall of the toilet cubicle that she occupied.  The victim did not want the police involved. Counselling was recommended to the distressed victim.
  • A female staff member attending the VC’s Christmas Function at Kelvin Grove campus reported that she was subjected to an indecent assault.  The victim did not want the police involved however, the alleged offender was escorted from the event and reported to university authorities. Counselling was recommended to the distressed victim.
  • Security at Carseldine was alerted to the presence of a group of approximately 30 youths, armed with sticks, which had congregated near Beams Road. The group spilled onto campus when a fight started among them.  The police were called and the group dispersed.  No injuries were reported.
  • A Suncorp ATM at Gardens Point sustained damage during an attempted break in. No money was stolen.  Police are investigating.
  • A change machine at Gardens Point was damaged during a break in and a small sum of money was stolen. Police are investigating.
  • A male person was escorted from Gardens Point campus when found urinating on a door at S Block.
  • 12 vagrants, 14 rollerbladers, 68 skateboarders and 69 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for November 2009

  • A security officer, conducting his routine, late morning patrols at Kelvin Grove was attacked by an unknown, knife wielding, male person and received a 12 cm slash wound to his left forearm. The matter was referred to the police.
  • Staff at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, at Kelvin Grove, reported that a male person was engaged in a loud tirade against the University and biological experiments in front of the building.  Security attended and located the offender who refused to identify himself.  He was warned about his conduct and left the area peaceably.
  • A Staff member at Gardens Point who suffers from a serious medical condition required urgent medical treatment when she suddenly fell gravely ill. Security attended and she believed that due to the rapid intervention by the security officers involved, her life was saved
  • Security was called to faculty offices at Gardens Point to remove a former student who was on campus against the written direction of the Registrar. The offender was escorted from campus.
  • In response to a complaint from a member of the public, Security located a loud vagrant who was drinking underneath the Gardens Theatre foyer at Gardens Point.  He was warned about his conduct and left the area peaceably.
  • During the course of an evening patrol of Kelvin Grove, Security became aware of raised angry voices.  An investigation revealed a non university couple who had been using the campus as a shortcut to their nearby home, engaged in a loud domestic dispute. They were warned about their conduct and left the area peaceably.
  • Audiovisual equipment, the property of QUT, was found to be missing from locked storerooms at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.  Police are investigating.
  • On various occasions after hours, groups of youths were escorted from Carseldine campus.
  • A student who parked her car in the S Block car park at Gardens Point returned to her vehicle to find the side door had been forced open and the ignition damaged.  The victim was advised to report the matter to police.
  • A number of students from a nearby school were reported for interfering with the operation of the Ring Rd Bus way lift and harassing users. Security attended identified the students and escorted them from campus.  The matter was reported to the school Principal and the offending students submitted letters of apology.
  • 13 vagrants, 33 rollerbladers, 112 skateboarders and 159 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for October 2009

  • Security were called to a loud, aggressive disturbance created by a substance affected, non university male in the D Block courtyard at Gardens Point.  When the police were called to assist, a Constable was assaulted by this person who was then arrested.
  • While studying in a computer at lab at Gardens Point a female student asked a male student to turn the volume down on music he was playing on his laptop. He responded by spitting on her and swearing at her. This matter was reported sometime after the incident and the victim did not want the police involved.
  • A female student reported a male person masturbating in the City Botanical Gardens near A Block. An immediate search of the area failed to locate the offender but the matter was reported to the police.
  • A candidate in the Student Guild elections, reported harassment from an unknown person at Gardens Point. The offender, a UQ student, was escorted from campus.
  • A former student staged several disturbances at a faculty office at Gardens Point in an effort to regain admission in a course of study. Over the course of the day, this person was escorted off campus 4 times.
  • A female student at Gardens Point reported that a homeless male person had verbally abused her when she walked past him. The offender, known to security, denied any wrong doing but was escorted from campus.
  • A student was seated in her stationary vehicle at the entrance to the Short Term Car Park at Gardens Point when her car was hit from behind by a large four  wheel drive vehicle. When she alighted from her car to assess the damage, the driver of the other vehicle then drove forward, pushing her driverless car some 40 meters through the car park entry, before decamping. There were no injuries and she was advised to report the matter to the Police.
  • A female student at Gardens Point campus received an offensive and threatening email from a male student who was not known to her.  The matter was also reported to the Faculty who dealt with the offending student.
  • A homeless person at Gardens Point, who had previously verbally abused cleaning staff while using toilet facilities, was escorted from campus.
  • Staff at Kelvin Grove found a non university, intoxicated male in their workplace kitchen. He started shouting at staff, demanding a drink and something to eat. The hungry offender decamped when advised that security had been called.
  • A male person, who was found by Security breaking into a parked car at Kelvin Grove at 3.40 am fled on being challenged. The matter was reported to the police.
  • During a patrol of a car park at Gardens Point security discovered that a dry powder extinguisher had been discharged over a car and four parking bays. 
  • 10 vagrants, 34 rollerbladers, 122 skateboarders and 101 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for September 2009

  • A female student reported that for the last 14 days she had been stalked by a male person on a bicycle, on her travel between her home and Gardens Point campus. Police advised and are investigating.
  • A non university, white, Australian woman tried to punch an Asian female student near the Kelvin Grove Busway in the middle of the afternoon, while taunting her with racial insults and accusing her of taking jobs meant for white Australians. The offender decamped prior to the arrival of security staff and the victim declined police assistance but was escorted to her unit in the Kelvin Grove Village.
  • A male student at Kelvin Grove reported that an unknown male had attempted to steal his wallet as he walked along Victoria Park Road near D Block.  After a short scuffle the offender fled empty handed and the student did not wish to report the matter to police.
  • A non university, woman attended the security office at Kelvin Grove and reported being assaulted   by a male companion in her unit at the Kelvin Grove Village. Police and ambulance were called and the victim was transported to RBH.
  • Security was asked to eject an aggressive student threatening others from a class at Gardens Point. The matter was referred to the Head of School and the Registrar. 
  • Security were called to eject a non university, intoxicated male who was threatening staff at the loans desk area of the Gardens Point Library. The offender decamped prior to the arrival of security staff. 
  • An estimated 28,000 people took part in the ‘Parklife’ event held in both the Botanical Gardens and Riverstage at Gardens Point.  Due to an increased QUT Security presence, incidents on campus were kept to a minimum.
  • A change machine owned by Vending Solutions located in the Short Term Car Park at Gardens Point campus was destroyed and the cash float was stolen.  Police advised and are investigating.
  • A small tin, containing an illegal substance was found behind S Block at Kelvin Grove.  This property was handed over to police.
  • Security staff were called to attend a heated argument between two female students at Kelvin Grove. The dispute was calmed and referred to the Head of School.
  • Security attended level 4 of K Block at Kelvin Grove campus regarding a report from staff of an unaccompanied child in the building.  A check revealed that the mother had left the child there while she briefly attended another level of the building. The risk of this action was highlighted to the mother before both were happily reunited in the Security Office.
  • 18 vagrants, 52 rollerbladers, 150 skateboarders and 192 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for August 2009

  • At Caboolture campus an emotional BNIT student climbed onto the courtyard roof approximately 10 metres high. All attempts by Security and Wardens to communicate were ignored by her.  The Emergency Services attended and took the uninjured student from the roof and transported her to the Caboolture hospital for an assessment.  Staff and students who witnessed this event were offered counselling.
  • At Gardens Point campus a female student reported that before immediately leaving, a male person had exposed himself to her at lunch time, in the courtyard area of Y Block. The matter was reported to the police.
  • A group of three students reported to Security that they had been assaulted by a number of alcohol affected youths whilst in the Botanical Gardens.  The victims had already reported the matter to the police.  Security patrols were increased along Main Drive and the vicinity of X and Y Blocks.
  • Whilst on patrol a Security Officer at Kelvin Grove campus heard loud noises in the vicinity of Beadles Café. On investigation he apprehended an irate male student who admitted damaging the Café plate glass doors, furniture and a metal supporting post. The lessee was advised and the matter is being handled by the police.
  • A male staff member was abused and assaulted by 3 youths in School St, Kelvin Grove when he alighted from his vehicle after narrowly avoiding driving over a radio controlled car that they were operating. The staff member also reported the matter to the police.
  • A visitor to Gardens Point campus gym left his wallet and laptop in a locker. Upon his return he found the locker broken into and both items missing.  He was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • A student working in the Library at Gardens Point left a workstation for a short time and when returning found his laptop missing.  He was advised to report the matter to the police.
  • Kelvin Grove campus was targeted by a personable opportunistic thief.   Five students had property stolen from unattended bags.  The victims were advised to report the matter to police and keep their belongings secure at all times.
  • An incident of parking rage was reported at Kelvin Grove a male driver was reported to have parked their car in a disabled place in the K Block car park. He became abusive and threatening towards a disabled student when she asked him to move.
  • 6 vagrants, 35 rollerbladers, 168 skateboarders and 147 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for July 2009

  • Damage to a bike storage locker at Gardens Point campus was reported to Security by the user. On attending Security were alerted by the noise of a motorbike being pushed over and located 3 males and 2 females were in the vicinity.  After speaking with this group, they nominated a fourth youth, who had fled, to be responsible for both acts.  The details of all were passed on to investigating police.
  • A Gardens Point student reported that she was involved in acrimonious divorce proceedings that allegedly involved a threat to her life, made by her former partner. Police advised.
  • Minor graffiti was found in C Block, Kelvin Grove. Police Advised.
  • 18 vagrants, 6 rollerbladers, 68 skateboarders and 114 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for June 2009

  • During a dispute between two homeless people in the vicinity of Y Block, Gardens Point campus, one punched his fist through the glass window of a storeroom.  As a result he sustained severe cuts to his wrist causing major bleeding.  Security attended, applied first aid and organised an ambulance.  The injured person was then transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the matter was reported to the police.
  • A male student became verbally offensive and physically aggressive when attempting to lodge an assignment at a help desk in V Block Gardens Point after he was informed that he had missed the dead line and it was too late to do so. The student threw his assignment at the staff member.  Fortunately, the staff member was not hurt and did not want police involvement. The student was removed from the area by Security.
  • Additional security was provided for some senior staff at Gardens Point as a result of threats made by a staff member involved in a human resource process.
  • The Governor, the Premier and various other dignitaries attended the opening of Old Government House at Gardens Point which occurred without incident.  Several days later the venue was also used by the Premier and her senior ministers for a State Cabinet meeting. Police expressed a concern that a protest may occur due to various non QUT, industrial disputes and budgetary decisions. Fortunately, no protest eventuated.
  • Security discovered a flower pot containing marijuana seedlings in the vicinity of vacant army buildings at Kelvin Grove campus. Police were advised, they attended and removed same.
  • Security discovered a small gas leak behind A Block at Carseldine.  Facilities Management were notified and the matter was quickly brought under control.
  • 16 vagrants, 12 rollerbladers, 75 skateboarders and 124 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for May 2009

  • During excavation work at Kelvin Grove a contractor damaged a gas pipe.  The area was cordoned off and persons evacuated until it was made safe.
  • An experiment conducted in a Kelvin Grove building resulted in the unintentional ignition of a small quantity of ethanol.  The area was evacuated and the fire extinguished by the staff involved.
  • Security were called to assist a non QUT member of the public who had been assaulted by 3 males and 1 female in the Botanical Gardens at Gardens Point. The victim was transported by ambulance to hospital and the matter was reported to the Police.
  • A visitor to Gardens Point campus, who had left her car unlocked, was confronted by a male person inside her vehicle on her return. When challenged, the intruder fled the area. The matter was reported to the police.
  • Security attended and defused 2 incidents, one at Kelvin Grove and one at Gardens Point, where staff reported being threatened by students.
  • Security attended and defused another 2 disputes involving threats and minor assaults between students.  
  • Additional security was provided for some senior staff at Gardens Point as a result of threats made by a staff member involved in a human resource process.   
  • The external front entrance glass panel to the STA Travel Agency at Gardens Point was found to be smashed.  Nothing was reported missing and Police are investigating.
  • 22 vagrants, 5 rollerbladers, 89 skateboarders and 100 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution

Significant Events for April 2009

  • Security officers at Gardens Point campus responded to a report from a staff member who had witnessed a male person waving a knife at a female cyclist on the approach to the Goodwill Bridge.   Security located the offender in possession of a pair of scissors. He was disarmed by security and left the campus in the company of the police.
  • At Carseldine campus a homeless male alleged he had been assaulted by an unknown male. Security assisted the police in their investigations and was able to assist in identifying the offender.
  • A number of opportunist thefts involving personal property occurred across both Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.  Victims were reminded never leave valuable items of property unsecured and unattended.
  • 19 vagrants, 1 rollerblader, 141 skateboarders and 141 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for March 2009

  • A number of wheelie bins were reported stolen from between Y and I blocks at Gardens Point campus. The matter was reported to the Police.
  • A lump of concrete was thrown through an external window at E Block on Carseldine campus.  Police are investigating.
  • Three windows at the rear of the Creche and Kindergarten centre at Kelvin Grove campus were found smashed.  It appeared that an intruder had then gained entry and several filing cabinets had been ransacked.  Nothing was found to be missing and Police are investigating.
  • A staff member reported that 3 unknown male persons of foreign appearance entered a lecture theatre and interrupted her presentation by announcing that “This is a Security Alert”. When she pressed them for further information and their authority, they left. Matter reported to the police..
  • 6 vagrants, 11 rollerbladers, 91 skateboarders and 106 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for February 2009

  • A student collapsed whilst walking along Main Drive outside B Block at Gardens Point campus.  Security attended and during preliminary checks ascertained a weak pulse which then failed so CPR was started.  QAS was called, arrived shortly after and took over treatment which continued for approximately 40 minutes.  Sadly the patient could not be revived.  Police and the Coroner then attended. Their investigation confirmed no suspicious circumstances and death was due to natural causes.
  • Security were asked to attend the Kelvin Grove Child Care facility as a result of a dispute when an estranged mother attempted to collect a child whose custody had been awarded to the father by the courts.
  • Vandals at Carseldine campus, using a metal pole with a speed bump sign attached, smashed glass louvres and damaged blinds in the Sugar Research building. Police are investigating.
  • A laptop computer and telephone, the property of QUT, were taken from O Block at Kelvin Grove campus.  Police are investigating.
  • 9 vagrants, 10 rollerbladers, 56 skateboarders and 96 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for January 2009

  • A vending machine, at Carseldine campus, had its front glass smashed with a rock.  The matter was reported to the Police who are investigating.
  • Valuable equipment, including 4 laptop computers, was stolen in a break and enter of an office at L Block Carseldine.  Police are investigating this theft of QUT property.
  • At Kelvin Grove campus a cheque was stolen from the bag of a QUT employee.  Security advised the victim to cancel the cheque and report the matter to the Police.
  • A male student, waiting at the front of A Block Kelvin Grove, reported to Security that he had been subjected to verbal abuse and physical threat from an unknown male.  The offender had moved on when Security arrived.  Sometime later a person matching the offenders description was located by Security near the Rocks Gate entrance.  He was escorted off campus.
  • 9 vagrants, 4 rollerbladers, 92 skateboarders and 134 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for December 2008

  • Q Block at Gardens Point campus was evacuated and locked down for 21 hours under the direction of the emergency services, after a chemical spill on level 6.  Two staff members experienced minor exposure to the chemical and were assisted by Security.
  • A student using a public telephone on Main Drive at Gardens Point campus was threatened by four youths, one of whom produced a sharp instrument and demanded money.  The student managed to escape and contact Security. The event was captured on CCTV and police are investigating.
  • A contractor at the Old Government House site at Gardens Point reported that 360 litres of diesel fuel were pumped from his vehicle left parked there over a weekend.  He was advised to notify the Police.
  • Security officers at Carseldine campus were alerted to the presence of a stolen motor cycle dumped in a pond on campus.  The Police were advised and subsequently removed it.   
  • 11 vagrants, 10 rollerbladers, 74 skateboarders and 112 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for November 2008

  • At Kelvin Grove campus a trespassing female entered a building and as part of a personal dispute, distributed flyers that were defamatory to a member of the QUT community.  The offender was escorted off campus.
  • A male student was assaulted by 3 intoxicated youths at a food outlet off campus at the Kelvin Grove Urban Village.  The victim was escorted safely back onto campus by Security.
  • A female staff member at Kelvin Grove received a threatening email.  The incident has been reported to the police for investigation.
  • Carseldine campus was subjected to graffiti by a number of juvenile offenders. Some of these youths were later identified from photos in the year book of a local high school. The matter has been referred to the police for investigation.
  • On 3 separate Friday’s during the month, attempts were made to disrupt the Muslim Student Association Jum’ah prayer meetings at Gardens Point. In addition, anti Muslim posters and graffiti were discovered on campus. The matter has been referred to the Registrar, discussed with police and is being closely monitored.
  • 16 rollerbladers, 55 skateboarders and  81 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for October 2008

  • Two males, who refused to identify themselves, were reported for attempting to look up female skirts from under study carrels in the Gardens Point Library. Victims did not want the police involved. Both males were photographed and escorted from campus.
  • Two female students at Kelvin Grove, who did not want police involved, reported being harassed by the same male student who was advised to cease his unwanted advances.
  • Security was called to resolve a fracas between a staff member and a student at Gardens Point. Tempers were steadied and the student voluntarily left the area.
  • Four students and a staff member at Gardens Point were conducting an experiment on fire retardants by using a furnace to expose plasterboard to high temperatures.  This activity resulted in the test bed catching fire. Smoke from the experiment was reported by South bank residents to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service who attended.  The fire was extinguished and the building ventilated.
  • Security responded to an intruder alarm at the Child Care Centre at Carseldine. The offender decamped before the arrival of the patrol. The matter was reported to the police.
  • During the month, two vending machines were damaged at Gardens Point. One was vandalised and one was the subject of an attempted break in. The owners were advised to contact police.
  • A small amount of cash and a master key were stolen from the office area of the Swimming Pool at Gardens Point.  The building has been rekeyed and police are investigating.
  • 20 vagrants, 35 rollerbladers, 96 skateboarders and 179 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for September 2008

  • A female student at Gardens Point campus reported that an unknown male had exposed himself to her in the Library.  The matter was referred to the police.
  • Some keys were stolen from a reception area on Gardens Point campus resulting in a rekey of the affected areas. Forensic evidence was collected and the matter is the subject of a police investigation.
  • The Subway Restaurant at Gardens Point was broken into.  Police are investigating.
  • An offender was disturbed by staff and decamped after breaking into a building at Gardens Point. All property was recovered and the police advised.
  • A Security Officer on parking enforcement duties at Kelvin Grove was abused and threatened by a building sub contractor. The matter was reported to the principal, who terminated the offender.
  • Two unregistered trail bike riders refused to identify themselves to Security when found riding in the centre courtyard on Carseldine campus. Both spun their rear wheels causing damage to 3 lawned areas when asked to leave. Police advised.
  • The QUT Environmental Collective held a small rally at Gardens Point. The event was peaceful and well managed.
  • A small bushfire behind the oval at Carseldine campus was quickly brought under control by the QFRS.
  • 21 vagrants, 10 rollerbladers, 87 skateboarders and 118 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for August 2008

  • Security was called to a violent altercation in the Red Lab at Carseldine between two male students. Initially, both accused each other of assault but on consideration, agreed not to pursue the matter and peacefully left the campus.
  • Security attended a fire alarm in a student common room in D Block, Gardens Point. An investigation by the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service revealed that dried peas, possibly sprayed with an adhesive substance as an accelerant, had ignited in the microwave. Police are investigating this matter as arson.
  • A staff member advised Security of the presence of a male person in a female toilet on Kelvin Grove campus.   Security attended and apprehended the male who admitted he was there with the intention of illicitly observing females. His phone - camera was secured, the police were advised and the male left the campus in their company. 
  • Security staff challenged approximately 145 people at Gardens Point campus during the Riverfire, fireworks. These people were attempting to get onto the rooftops of buildings and were all escorted peacefully from the campus.
  • Carseldine campus was the target of a number of juvenile offenders. There were reports of graffiti, windows smashed and two cars damaged.  These matters were referred to the police and nearby schools.
  • A Student Guild sponsored “National Day of Action” was held at Kelvin Grove campus to highlight student poverty. The event was peaceful and well managed with approximately 200 students attending the event.
  • 4 vagrants, 8 rollerbladers, 97 skateboarders and 131 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for July 2008

  • Eleven incidents of graffiti bearing the same tag were discovered at Kelvin Grove campus.  Police are investigating.
  • A student at Gardens Point campus reported receiving threats from a known associate.  She was advised to report the matter to Police.
  • Students entering a shared room at Gardens Point campus were startled to discover a naked male.  The matter was not reported for some time and the students were urged to report to Security immediately if the offender was spotted again.
  • Security assisted police with enquiries into the whereabouts of a student who had been a reported as a missing person. The student was located safe and well.
  • 8 vagrants, 15 rollerbladers, 129 skateboarders and 192 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for June 2008

  • During evening hours staff and students were interrupted whilst rehearsing on the parade ground outside Z2 at Kelvin Grove by an aggressive, abusive male. He complained that the noise was disturbing him and before leaving, threatened violence if it did not stop. The following day the hostile male attended the Campus Services Counter at Y1 Block and complained about this incident in similar terms.  Matter reported to Brisbane Housing.
  • Two students in Kelvin Grove State High School uniform were seen by a QUT staff member breaking into a vending machine at R Block on Kelvin Grove campus.  The offenders fled on being seen. Police and Vending Solutions attended and found 4 damaged vending machines with goods stolen. Loss was valued at $2000. 
  • In the small hours of the morning Security became aware of a loud domestic dispute between a female staff member and her male companion at B Block Gardens Point. Her office had been trashed and the woman was suffering from minor injuries. Police attended and the abusive male left campus under direction while the female was transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital by the police. Matter reported to the faculty.
  • Six bicycles were stolen from Gardens Point campus. Security staff apprehended an offender in the process of stealing a seventh. The bicycle was recovered and the offender left campus in company with the police. None of the bicycles involved were secured with D Clamps.
  • A QUT sign was vandalised at Carseldine campus.  Police are investigating.
  • 9 vagrants, 26 rollerbladers, 136 skateboarders and 208 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for May 2008

  • A student at Gardens Point campus was assaulted by his flat mate on campus due to an off campus dispute.  The matter was referred to the police.
  • A male student was approached by six youths and was the victim of an attempted robbery whilst walking through the Botanical Gardens. The student ran to Main Drive and contacted Security.  The matter was referred to the police.
  • A student at Kelvin Grove campus reported receiving a text message that contained violent threats on her mobile phone. The matter was referred to the police.
  • At Gardens Point campus a cleaner refused an access request from an unknown male who subsequently subjected her to harassment. The offender fled prior to the arrival of Security.
  • Three Faculty of Business staff at Gardens Point were recipients of harassing emails from a student. Matter referred to the Faculty.
  • In three separate incidents, three unsecured laptops, the property of QUT, were reported stolen at Gardens Point campus. Each incident was referred to the police.
  • 15 vagrants, 6 rollerbladers, 146 skateboarders and 192 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution

Significant Events for April 2008

  • A student threatened to kill two fellow students at Caboolture campus. Security maintained an augmented presence on campus to reassure students and staff. Matter reported to the police.
  • A former student intimidated staff and threatened to blow up a building at Gardens Point Campus. Matter reported to the police.
  • Two staff members, one at Carseldine and one at Kelvin Grove were subjected to threats via email.  The victims were advised to contact the police.
  • A student who was involved in a parking rage incident was assaulted off campus at Kelvin Grove. Matter reported to the police.
  • A student was accosted and threatened by two males at a bus stop off campus at Kelvin Grove. Victim did not want police assistance.
  • Concerned staff called Security to attend a disabled toilet at Gardens Point as it had been occupied for over an hour. The user decamped prior to their arrival leaving behind evidence of intravenous drug usage.
  • Security was called to provide first aid to a non university patron of a River Stage rock concert at Gardens Point, who was suffering from substance abuse. This person was taken to hospital by ambulance.
  • Security was called to attend a violent domestic dispute between a non university couple at Kelvin Grove that spilt over into University premises. The male partner left campus in the company of police.
  • An electrical motor burnt out in the air conditioning system in S Block, Kelvin Grove and caused smoke to be pumped throughout the building. The building was evacuated without injury or further incident and the matter resolved.
  • A fault in a heater bank in the plant room at A Block, Carseldine caused smoke to be pumped throughout the building. The building was evacuated without injury or further incident and the matter resolved.
  • An after hours patrol caught four students stealing confectionery from a vending machine at Gardens Point Campus. The vendor did not want police involvement. Matter reported to University authorities.
  • 21 rollerbladers, 96 skateboarders and 189 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for March 2008

  • A male student sought Security assistance in the Library at Gardens Point campus late one evening.  He stated he had been threatened at knife point in a failed robbery attempt on Main Drive, opposite X Block. Counselling and support were offered to the victim who did not want the police involved.
  • Security were called to the Carseldine Child Care Centre to help Centre staff calm a domestic dispute over the custody of a child.
  • A building services contractor reported that he was verbally abused, threatened and poked in the chest by an unknown male person. The victim did not want the police involved.
  • Staff members of the Student Centre at Gardens Point campus were subjected to verbal abuse by an emotional student.  Security attended and escorted the offending student from the building. Matter referred to the faculty office for resolution.
  • A student who reported that his laptop had been stolen from the Kelvin Grove library assisted security staff identify the thief who was subsequently apprehended. The laptop was recovered and the offender left campus in company with the police.
  • From a distance, a Security Officer observed a male person spray paint the front passenger door of a visitor’s vehicle parked in a Carseldine car park.  The offender decamped on the officer’s approach.  A description of the offender has been provided to the police.
  • A 100ml bottle of chloroform was reported to have been stolen from a fume cupboard at Gardens Point campus.  Police are investigating the loss of this controlled substance.
  • Security were called to remove a derelict park dweller begging for money in X Block Gardens Point.
  • A number of personal items left unattended by students provided an easy target for opportunist thieves at the V Block Library at Gardens Point.
  • A Student Guild sponsored National Day of Action was held on campus to protest Federal education funding. The protest was peaceful and well managed and involved a balloon release as well as a march into the City by 32 attendees.
  • 1 vagrant, 81 skateboarders and 203 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for February 2008

  • A female student was found unconscious after a fall from a garden onto concrete behind the walkway south of L Block at Gardens Point.  Security provided first aid and arranged for her transportation to hospital by ambulance.
  • A large number of non university youth attending the “Soundwave” all day musical event at the Riverstage at Gardens Point also attended the Campus Club.  Security officers were constantly occupied with crowd control issues and reports of unauthorised activities which included a vending machine being overturned at O Block and a smashed patio table and chair which had been thrown from the balcony at Y Block onto Garden Point Road. Matter reported to the police.
  • An aggressive male who was leaving the scene of a break and enter that he had perpetrated in a private dwelling in Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, smashed the window in a parked vehicle then attacked the security patrol vehicle by kicking it several times before running off. Police investigating.
  • A break in at Gardens Point netted the offender two QUT laptop computers. The matter is under police investigation.
  • 4 vagrants, 25 rollerbladers, 134 skateboarders and 216 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for January 2008

  • During working hours, a female staff member within the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove reported that an unknown, older male had touched her inappropriately and made an improper comment to her in her workplace. She did not want police involvement.
  • Late at night, a patrolling security officer located a large group of youths attempting to break into a vending machine at Gardens Point. All fled when challenged. However, the police found10 useable sets of finger prints around the damaged area of the machine.
  • 2 males who were seen carrying wheel braces on Carseldine campus late at night, fled when challenged by a patrolling security officer. Their details were forwarded to the police.
  • A mini skip located on level 1 of C Block was found to be on fire, late at night, by a patrolling security officer. The fire brigade was called to douse the blaze after initial attempts with portable extinguishers failed.
  • There were 3 reported incidents involving a male entering unsecured or unattended offices during working hours at Gardens Point Campus and stealing items of personal and University property from these areas. The police were advised.
  • At Gardens Point campus an electrical short in a switchboard at Z Block caused loss of power to 9 buildings.  All occupants were evacuated until it was confirmed safe to return.
  • 3 vagrants, 11 rollerbladers, 95 skateboarders and 190 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for December 2007

  • Beadles on the Quad at Kelvin Grove campus was the target of a break and enter incident.  An amount of cash was stolen and police are investigating.
  • Two males attempting to break into a vending machine were startled by a Security Officer at Kelvin Grove campus.  The offenders fled the area.  The machine sustained serious damage and is beyond repair.  Police are investigating.
  • Four valuable pieces of artwork were found to be missing from the Art Museum Collection at Gardens Point campus.  The matter is under investigation.
  • 12 vagrants, 18 rollerbladers, 144 skateboarders and 185 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for November 2007

  • A non staff or student patient at the Psychology Clinic at Carseldine campus reported to staff that he had overdosed on prescription medicine. Security attended and the patient was transported to hospital via ambulance.
  • Six new low black seats, that were part of a refurbishment on level 4 of S Block Gardens Point, were left unsecured and unattended, and were stolen.  The matter was reported to the police.
  • Two stair well, down lights were damaged at Gardens Point in the early hours of the morning. Three offenders were recorded on a Security camera running from the scene and the police are investigating.
  • Two glass window panes were smashed in the male toilet on level 4 of C Block at Kelvin Grove campus.  The matter has been reported to the police.
  • Two motor vehicles were broken into in the car park at Gona Parade on the Kelvin Grove campus.  The owners were advised to contact the Police.
  • 1 vagrant, 4 rollerbladers, 87 skateboarders and 113 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for October 2007

  • A member of the public reported that another man had followed him from the swimming pool at Gardens Point campus to the toilet block in the City Gardens, behind X Block where he wilfully exposed himself to the complainant. The police are investigating.
  • A patrolling security officer found a member of the public lying unconscious in the middle of the Ring Road at Kelvin Grove campus at 3 am one morning. An ambulance was called and assessed the man had sustained head injuries from falling to the ground, possibly after suffering some form of fit.  They transported the injured person to hospital.
  • Security assisted a student who had slipped on a wet stage floor that had just been painted at Kelvin Grove campus. He had suffered a broken arm and was transported to hospital by ambulance.
  • Security assisted a woman who suffered a seizure in Parer Place, Kelvin Grove. Upon recovering consciousness she declined further medical assistance.
  • A workman left grinding and cutting equipment unattended when he took a lunch break at Gardens Point campus.  On his return he found that his equipment had been stolen.  He was advised to secure his equipment in future and to report the matter to the police.
  • A quantity of drugs was found on Gardens Point campus after a heavy metal rock extravaganza was held at the River Stage, adjacent to the campus.  The items were handed over to the police.
  • 2 chromers, 33 vagrants, 19 rollerbladers, 153 skateboarders and 187 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for September 2007

  • During campaigning for the Student Guild Elections, a female student was abused at Kelvin Grove when she declined to accept a flyer promoting a political viewpoint. The male person continued to follow her and shout abuse after her. The matter was reported to the Student Guild Electoral Officer who resolved the matter.    
  • A staff member at Kelvin Grove received a threatening email from the partner of a former colleague but did not want police involvement. The University addressed the matter and Security assisted by addressing personal safety concerns.
  • Security staff were asked to assist a staff member who was worried that her partner may attend her work place on Kelvin Grove campus in breach of a Domestic Violence Order. Security assisted by addressing personal safety concerns.
  • Security staff were called to attend 2 unrelated domestic disputes at Kelvin Grove campus. Both were peacefully resolved and those involved escorted from campus.
  • Security staff escorted approximately 100 people from Gardens Point campus during Riverfire.  Some had climbed up external fire stair wells, some attempted to get onto rooftops and some of these people became aggressive and threatened Security staff when asked to leave. All were escorted peacefully from the campus.
  • Five skateboarding youths threatened a Security officer at Gardens Point campus when requested to leave the campus.  The Police were called and escorted the offenders from campus.
  • Fourteen items of graffiti were located and removed from the Gardens Point campus.
  • A student collapsed during her class at Carseldine campus. Security attended and administered first aid. The student recovered sufficiently well enough to request that she be permitted to continue with the class.
  • 15 vagrants, 17 rollerbladers, 113 skateboarders and 141 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for August 2007

  • At Carseldine campus a female student was stalked by a former male student who subsequently attempted to push his way into her vehicle. She managed to escape his unwanted attention and reported the matter to Security and the Police.  Counselling was offered to the victim.
  • A female student reported to Security and the Police that she had been stalked by a man while walking from the Royal Brisbane Hospital to the Kelvin Grove campus.  Security was able to identify the person and his details were passed to the police. The offender was apprehended and counselling has been offered to the victim.
  • A member of Carseldine staff reported his number plate had been stolen from his vehicle while parked on campus.  He was advised by police that a car displaying his number plate had been used in the commission of a crime.
  • A male student at Gardens Point campus observed his motorcycle being ridden away from where he had parked it. The student pursued the male offender and was able to challenge the thief at a set of traffic lights in Alice Street, where a physical altercation ensued.  The motor cycle, damaged in the affray, was recovered and the offender escaped on foot.  The matter is under police investigation.  
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue attended and controlled deliberately lit fires at the Carseldine campus.  The police have been made aware of these acts of arson and are investigating.
  • A crowd of 140 protestors, consisting of approximately 80 people from trade union and other external organisations gathered in the Y Block courtyard on Gardens Point campus for a National Day of Action against various Federal Government policies. The peaceful protest passed without incident.
  • Security staff were called to provide first aid when a Brisbane City Council employee collapsed while at the wheel of a council truck in the Botanical Gardens in front of B Block. An ambulance was called and conveyed the recovering patient to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
  • Security staff attended a fire alarm in C Block at Gardens Point campus late one evening and discovered 2 staff members engaged in high jinks involving a motorcycle being ridden inside the building. This matter was reported to university authorities. 
  • 12 vagrants, 5 rollerbladers, 83 skateboarders and 108 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for July 2007

  • An approximate total of 68 protestors attended two protest rallies, one on the University Open Day to protest the restructuring of the School of Humanities and Human Services. Some Security staff attending these events to maintain public order were assaulted and the police made 5 arrests.
  • A scheduled performance at the La Boite Theatre, Kelvin Grove campus, was cancelled due to an electrical fire.  All patrons and staff were safely evacuated without injury.
  • A male person, not associated with the University, apparently under the influence of drugs and alcohol, was involved in a motor vehicle accident when he drove into 2 parked cars at Kelvin Grove campus. He was taken to hospital and subsequently required to assist police with their enquiries regarding various offences.
  • A male student, under the influence of alcohol attempted to gain access to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation on Kelvin Grove campus after hours.  Security assisted the student to return home without further incident and referred him to counselling and the Director of the Institute.
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue attended and controlled deliberately lit fires at the Carseldine campus.  Queensland Police have been made aware of these acts of arson and are investigating.
  • At Gardens Point campus Security observed a vagrant lighting fires at various locations in the Botanical Gardens.  The matter was reported to the Police.
  • The Access Control Point - Gatehouse at Gardens Point campus was extensively damaged when hit by a passing truck. 
  • 40 vagrants, 10 rollerbladers, 99 skateboarders and 131 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for June 2007

  • An approximate total of 109 protestors attended 6 protest rallies, smaller speak outs and impromptu silent vigils held at public forums, across the University, during the month. These events were held to protest the proposed restructuring of the School of Humanities and Human Services. Some Security staff, attending these events to maintain public order, were assaulted.
  • On two separate occasions, female students at Carseldine campus complained about being harassed by a male student. The matter is being investigated by Equity and the Registrar’s Office.
  • Four youths were discovered by Security attempting to break into a vending machine at Carseldine campus.  The offenders fled with the officer in pursuit.  Descriptions of the four were relayed to the Police who later apprehended them on Beams Rd. 
  • Three youths were discovered by Security attempting to smash outdoor furniture at A Block undercover area on Carseldine campus. Security pursued the vandals off campus and the matter was reported to the Police.
  • Carseldine grounds staff called for Security assistance when they observed a pregnant woman rapidly exit a vehicle and her subsequent pursuit by the male driver.  The distressed, non-university related woman claimed the driver (her defacto) had assaulted and threatened to kill her.  The Police attended and are dealing with the matter.
  • Examinations in L Block at Gardens Point campus were interrupted when an unknown offender smashed a break glass fire call point causing a building evacuation. The alarm was quickly investigated by Security and the cause of the alarm discovered. This limited any unsettling of the students and disruption to the examinations.
  • An elderly disorientated male wandered onto the Kelvin Grove campus.  With the assistance of Security his identity was confirmed and he was escorted home safely by the Police.
  • 43 vagrants, 4 rollerbladers, 187 skateboarders and 159 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for May 2007

  • An approximate total of 592 protestors attended 5 large protest rallies and 5 smaller speak outs held at public forums, across the university, during the month. These events were held to protest the proposed restructuring of the School of Humanities and in support of two academic staff involved in the disciplinary process.  Security attended all these events to maintain public order.
  • Three female students at Carseldine campus complained about being harassed by a male student. The matter is being addressed by QUT Equity.
  • A female staff member and her partner were subjected to verbal abuse and threats of being stabbed by a homeless member of the public on the Gardens Point campus. The matter was also reported to the police.
  • When a child care centre mother arrived on Gardens Point campus to collect her infant, an intoxicated homeless women tried to get into car claiming that she just been assaulted and was in danger. When the mother refused her entry to the vehicle, the homeless woman abused and threatened her. Security staff attended and resolved the situation.
  • The Dean of Business requested a security presence in B Block Gardens Point for several hours, in response to a loud domestic dispute between a male staff member and his non University wife.  
  • Two staff members at Gardens Point were involved in a loud dispute over personal property. With the assistance of attending security staff, the matter was peacefully resolved.
  • A staff member was verbally abused by a contract construction worker at Carseldine. The matter was reported to the Project Manager and the contractor was immediately removed from the campus.
  • Security was asked to be present while an emotional student was excluded from the University by the Associate Dean of Education. The Student was then escorted from Kelvin Grove campus.
  • 12 vagrants, 24 roller bladers, 177 skateboarders and 292 bicycle riders were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for April 2007

  • A  peaceful protest was held during the April meeting of the University Council at Gardens Point campus.
  • A male student reported the indecent behavior of an unknown man who he discovered looking at him over the top of a partition in a toilet cubicle in the Y Block toilets at Gardens Point.  The victim did not want police involvement.
  • Security was called to escort a homeless man from the Carseldine child care centre after he was found by centre staff, asleep within the grounds, during their morning check.
  • A Smart Academy student was apprehended after breaking a fire manual call point in K Block Kelvin Grove, causing a building evacuation and the attendance of the Fire Brigade.  The Smart Academy will address the matter and the costs will be met by the offender.
  • 10 vagrants, 26 rollerbladers, 180 skateboarders and 294 cyclists were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant Events for March 2007

  • QUT staff at Carseldine Campus were threatened by the estranged partner of a fellow worker. The matter has been reported to the police and Security have assisted the staff member and her colleagues with personal security concerns. 
  • QUT staff at Kelvin Grove Campus received 2 intimidating phone calls and threats from the partner of a former colleague. The matter was reported to the police but subsequently withdrawn by the staff concerned. Security have also assisted those staff with personal security concerns. 
  • Due to the aggressive behavior of student passengers and concerns for bus driver safety, Brisbane Transport requested a Security presence at the Musk Avenue bus stop on Kelvin Grove campus for two weeks.
  • Four windows in the IHBI building at Kelvin Grove campus were damaged by projectiles. It is believed that the offenders are identical with 2 persons identified to police as having fired projectiles at workers on a nearby construction site from their balcony on an adjacent building.  The police are investigating the matter.
  • Four students were arrested on Kelvin Grove Campus for allegedly disobeying a police directive. The matter is sub judice.
  • A student protest was conducted by members of the Social Justice Collective during the Careers and Futures Fair at Gardens Point Campus. Some organisations displaying at the Fair were targeted as being war mongers. The protest was noisy but peaceful and passed without incident.
  • Members of the Australian Defence Intelligence Community, who held a separate careers information exhibition at Gardens Point campus, requested a substantial security presence as a condition of their presentation, which passed without incident.
  • A small but noisy protest passed without incident while Security contributed to a safe environment for the successful opening of the new Student Learning and Support Centre by the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • There was a marked increase in the numbers of thefts involving student property left unattended in the Library at Gardens Point.
  • A snake catcher was required to remove an unidentified snake from C Block, adjacent to a main thoroughfare at Carseldine campus.  The reptile was happily relocated in a mutually safer environment.
  • 24 vagrants, 17 rollerbladers, 106 skateboarders and 229 cyclists were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant events for February 2007

  • Security staff were asked to assist the police locate a distressed woman, not associated with the university, who had contacted them and stated an intention to end her life. The woman was discovered wandering aimlessly on Gardens Point campus. The police were contacted and she was conveyed to hospital by ambulance.
  • A number of Mini Tellers / change machines associated with copying services were broken into at Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point. Mainly coins and low denomination notes where stolen. The police are investigating the matter.
  • A combined endeavor by Police, Parliament House Security and QUT Security resulted in the apprehension of 2 offenders wanted in relation to a spate of break and enters into motor vehicles parked in the Parliamentary and Gardens Point car parks.
  • A male person left the campus with the police after his unregistered car with drug paraphernalia visible inside and also fitted with stolen registration plates was noted in the Gardens Point short term car park.
  • Security staff found 20 discarded hypodermic syringes and associated drug paraphernalia on campus during the month.
  • Thieves broke into the Sugar Research Compound at Carseldine campus and stole equipment and tools. The police are investigating the matter.
  • Security staff presented information on Security and Emergency Procedures to over 2,453 new students, parents and partners during Orientation week.
  • 6 chromers, 13 vagrants, 22 rollerbladers, 141 skateboarders and 179 cyclists were escorted from campus, some under police caution.

Significant events for January 2007

  • A male person wilfully exposed himself to a female student in the Botanic Gardens, opposite Parliament House. The matter was referred to the police.
  • Security apprehended one of a group of four youths who, in the process of taking a forklift for a joyride, damaged a bollard between U Block and the Kidney Lawn on Gardens Point Campus.
  • A male person was disturbed by a security patrol while in the process of ransacking the Carseldine bookshop. A chase ensued during which the perpetrator escaped. However fingerprints and DNA (blood) were left behind at the scene. The police are investigating.
  • A disturbed female student who is already the subject of concern to QUT authorities subjected two staff members to degrading racial remarks. Support was provided in the workplace and the matter was reported.
  • A staff member, who left an expensive pair of shoes, clearly visible inside their motor vehicle parked on Kelvin Grove campus, had their car broken into and their shoes stolen. Nothing else was taken.
  • Security staff at Gardens Point assisted with sundry tasks behind the scenes, in shooting of the Warner Brothers feature film, “Fool’s Gold”.
  • 6 chromers, 10 vagrants, 15 rollerbladers, 83 skateboarders and 111 cyclists were escorted from campus, some under police caution.