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Now there’s a good excuse not to go to the gym

By Colleen Murphy
News Editor

• A student who went to Packer Hall’s Physical Enhancement Center had $120 stolen from her wallet on Friday, Feb. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. According to Campus Police, the student put her bag and jacket in one of the gym’s cubbies and then used the elliptical machine. When she went to collect her items, she found that her bag and wallet were missing. Unable to locate it in the immediate vicinity, she went to the first floor of Packer and found the bag left at the bottom of the stairs with its contents missing.

• A total of $345 in property was stolen from a student in the PEC on Monday, Feb. 16, between 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., according to Campus Police. The student put his drawstring bag, a hat and sweatshirt in one of the gym’s cubbies. When he checked the bag 15 minutes later, the bag and its contents were missing. The student later located the bag in the men’s bathroom with its items missing. A Samsung Galaxy S4 ($200), a Visa gift card ($25), an Amazon gift card ($25), a QuickChek gift card ($25), a McDonald’s gift card ($10) and $60 in cash have not been located.

• On Friday, Feb. 20, between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., $30 was stolen from a backpack that was left in one of the PEC’s cubbies, according to Campus Police. The student reported his missing backpack to staff and searched the building. He found the backpack in a garbage can in the first floor men’s bathroom. All of the contents were in the bag except for $30.

• Six items and a duffel bag were stolen from the PEC on Tuesday, Feb. 24, between 11:15 a.m. and noon. The student put the bag on the floor beside the cubbies. According to Campus Police, after a 45-minute workout, the student saw that the bag was missing, along with all its contents: a black wallet ($15), a TCNJ I.D. ($10), a Visa debit card, a N.J. driver’s license ($15), a police family card ($10), a TCNJ room key with lanyard ($10). The duffel bag was valued at $5. Altogether, the property is valued at $65.

• Two female students were issued summonses for underage drinking in Travers Hall on Friday, Feb. 20, a little after 11 p.m., according to Campus Police reports. One of the girls, to whom Lions’ EMS attended, slurred her speech and had trouble standing. She was visibly intoxicated and found to have bloodshot eyes, as well as an odor of alcohol on her presence. The student said she had consumed three or four shots of tequila. She then vomited, and Ewing EMS transported her to Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell. Her friend was also found to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol, but the student was not transported.   

• A car in Lot 17 was left with a 12-inch scratch on the driver-side door on Thursday, Feb. 19, between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Campus Police reported. The female student told Campus Police that before parking her 2014 Honda Civic, she got into a verbal argument over a parking space with another female student who was driving a dark-colored car.

• Campus Police said they made an arrest in the display of graffiti across campus. Police first received an anonymous tip about the graffiti markings of “NEWO” and stick figures. Further investigation of the tip resulted in the development of a suspect who was then charged with criminal mischief. The paint used to cover the graffiti was estimated to cost $250. Police say the suspect, who will be going to court, did not take responsibility for all of the graffiti.

Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.

Colleen Murphy


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