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Student receives harrassing texts

By Colleen Murphy
Managing Editor

• A male student at another school contacted the College’s Campus Police on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m.to report harassing text messages that he had received from a student at the College, according to Campus Police. The male received a text message from an unknown number asking him to send pictures of his genitalia. The student ignored the text but then received a pornographic picture from the same number, Campus Police reported. The student researched the number on Facebook and found that it belonged to a freshman at the College. The male also discovered that the student who sent the picture lives on the same floor as his ex-girlfriend, according to Campus Police. The student asked Campus Police to contact the sender and prevent further communication. At 5:40 p.m., Campus Police called the male back and said that they talked to the student at the College who had sent the picture and asked him to not contact the student again. The student was “happy” and did not want to pursue anything further, Campus Police said.

• A teal Kate Spade wallet was stolen from the Campus Town Barnes & Noble sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, according to Campus Police. The manager said that she had placed her wallet on the desk and could not find it after that. She reviewed security cameras with negative results, Campus Police said. According to Campus Police, the wallet is valued at $141 and there are no suspects at this time.

• Campus Police were dispatched to Ely Hall at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, after reports that there was an intoxicated male outside the building, according to Campus Police. When police arrived at the scene, there was no one in the area. Upon entering the building, the desk assistant on duty said that a male had fallen on her while he was in the lobby and then walked away. According to Campus Police, they found the male in the second floor bathroom washing his hands. When Campus Police asked if he had been drinking, the student said, “I drank a little bit of vodka.” When asked what a little bit was, the student said, “half a cup,” according to Campus Police. TCNJ EMS arrived, provided care and evaluated the patient. When the residence director arrived and started to explain the College’s student conduct procedure, the student became upset, Campus Police said. The student was issued a summons, according to Campus Police.

•  Three handicapped signs were stolen and two were attempted to be stolen outside Roscoe West between 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to Campus Police. A campus construction worker found that the signs were taken off their posts — one was removed by the green construction fence in front of Roscoe Hall and the other two were taken from the post at the corner of the sidewalk between Roscoe West and Centennial Hall, Campus Police said. The two signs that were attempted to be taken were at the corner of the sidewalk between Green Hall and Roscoe West. One of the two bolts that was holding the sign in was “removed and the signs were twisted in what appeared to be an attempt to free them from the second bolt on the post,” Campus Police reported. The construction worker said he would work on replacing the signs and securing them in a stronger manner. The signs’ estimated value is $150, according to Campus Police.

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

Colleen Murphy
Editor-in-Chief

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