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Bio program watered down by spring showers

On Wednesday, March 5, at 4:30 a.m., a suspect engaged and activated the Bradley Shower between rooms 256 and 257 in the Biology Building, flooding its first two floors. According to Campus Police, the flooding raised two inches of water on both floors, seeping through and damaging carpets, ceiling tiles and other infrastructure. Total property damage was estimated at $80,000, Campus Police said. During the subsequent investigation, Campus Police ultimately arrested a 20-year-old male student charged with Criminal Mischief and Trespass for pulling the shower head. Several other individuals were also arrested for trespassing after assisting the student in breaking into the Bio Building, Campus Police said.

An intruder was reported in Travers Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 12:40 p.m. According to Campus Police, the intruder was sighted wearing all-black, a knit cap and “nurse’s shoes,” suspiciously loitering on the first floor of the building. When Campus Police arrived on the scene, the suspect was missing — soon after, he was spotted again in the first floor lounge of Cromwell Hall. He was arrested there and charged with Criminal Trespass, Campus Police said. After some investigation, the suspect was found to have previously been roaming the Brower Student Center, asking students questions and causing alarm. The suspect was also found to have a $100 warrant from Camden, N.J., Campus Police said.

On Saturday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m., several items were stolen from the Lions Stadium Press Box, said Campus Police. A $50 pair of Eddie Bauer handheld binoculars and a $2 box of 20 pencils were stolen from an unsecured black cabinet inside the Press Box. The student who called in the claim said that he had last seen the stolen property on Thursday, March 5, placing the top of a cardboard box and a lacrosse rule book on top to conceal the items. When he returned three days later, Campus Police said the box and book had not moved but the items were missing.

Appearing on the Brower Student Center’s first floor bathroom, a Swastika was drawn on the wall within the stall and reported on Saturday, March 8, at 6:10 p.m. According to Campus Police, the symbol was drawn with black magic marker and consequently taped over with paper until maintenance could arrive. The student who found it said he had been to the bathroom several times that day but had not noticed the Swastika earlier.

On Thursday, March 6, at 4 p.m., a student was arrested for trespassing in Hausdoerffer Hall, according to Campus Police. The student had signed out the key to room 100B at the hall office before being reported, at which point Campus Police arrived on the scene. The officers then noticed a passing student matching the profile — according to his answers, he was confirmed as the suspect. Campus Police said the student was aware he had received a letter banning him from campus, but that he had returned to move out of his room. The student was then arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass.

Students were charged with underage drinking on Friday, March 7, at 12:35 a.m. in the Decker Hall basement. Campus Police arrived to the sounds of loud music from down the hall — upon opening the door, officers observed a visible wine bottle atop the dresser. Campus Police also said the odor of alcohol was pungent and all inhabitants of the room had glossy, bloodshot eyes. Officers performed Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Tests on each student, and each matched the characteristics of intoxicated individuals, according to Campus Police. Summons were issued to all.


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