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Student found cracking up at Homecoming

By Peter Fiorilla
News Editor

At the height of Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1:45 p.m., Campus Police approached a male student suspected of underage drinking in Lot 4. The student scuffled with officers and attempted to run away, according to Campus Police, who then placed him under arrest and found cocaine in his possession. The student was transported to Mercer County Jail and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault in the third degree, two counts of resisting arrest in the third degree, one count of possession of a CDS in the third degree, one count of possession of a CDS in a 1,000-foot range of a school in the third degree and one count of criminal simulation of a driver’s license in the fourth degree, according to Campus Police.

There were nine other Homecoming-related police incidents last weekend, all of which involved underage consumption of alcohol in a public place, according to Campus Police. In one case, an underage student in Lot 4 was caught sharing a beer with a friend while he was coloring his white wristband — indicating he was underage — with a black permanent marker. Five other students wearing white wristbands were caught drinking by Campus Police, and there were eight transports total.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1:20 a.m., an officer was notified by a College employee that someone was lying on the grass next to the Brower Student Center. The officer investigated and found a disoriented student, who was unaware of where he was. When asked by Campus Police where he was, the student replied, “I’m at the castle,” and admitted he had taken “party drugs.” The student had the smell of alcohol on his breath and was uncooperative, according to Campus Police, who told him to stay seated while Lions EMS evaluated him. EMS found that he needed further medical treatment, and the student was transported to Capital Health System – Hopewell.

On Monday, Oct. 27, Campus Police were alerted a Macbook Pro laptop and its dock — which were valued at $500 by the victim — had been stolen from an office in Bliss Hall sometime between 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, and 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27.

A student reported that his longboard, valued at $195.99, was stolen in Roscoe West Hall sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m on Friday, Oct. 24. The student told Campus Police that he had been studying in the building and forgot his longboard when he left the building. The longboard was described by the victim as having “orange wheels, tan in color, with the ocean painted underneath bearing the name ‘Sector 9.’”

A student eating at The Atrium in Eickhoff lost more than her lunch money at Sunday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m., when she reported to Campus Police that her wallet had been stolen. The $35 dollar Vera Bradley wallet had a “white/black paisley design” and contained a Barnes & Noble gift card valued at $25, a dorm key and the key to a public restroom.


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