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Late night knocks have resident asking, ‘Who’s there?’

By Colleen Murphy
Managing Editor

  A possible bike theft in Campus Town was called in to Campus Police at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, according to police reports. Campus Police arrived at the bike rack in front of building 500 and saw a male who fit the provided description attempting to unlock a bike. When police exited the patrol vehicle to approach the suspect, police asked the man if he was a student at the College. The man replied that he was not a student, but that the bike was his. According to Campus Police, the male then started to run in the direction of Route 31. The police officer tried to catch the suspect on foot, but realized the male’s lead was too big. According to the report, the officer returned to his vehicle and searched the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a 200-pound male who stands at about 5’9”, according to Campus Police. He has very short to no hair and was last seen wearing a green shirt and dark cargo pants, carrying a small plastic shopping bag, Campus Police said. The male has the potential to be charged with criminal attempt, resisting arrest and eluding, according to Campus Police.

  Three students were found sitting in a car on the third floor of lot seven, leading to one arrest of a male student for possessing drug paraphernalia and under 50 grams of marijuana, according to Campus Police. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10:04 p.m., a campus security guard called Campus Police to report potential drug use after he smelled burnt marijuana coming from a car. Upon arrival, police asked the passengers — two males and one female — to exit the car. Police saw one of the rear passengers pull out a plastic bag containing a black/blue glass pipe filled with a “green, leafy vegetation believed to be marijuana” from his left pocket and was later arrested, Campus Police said.

  A female student was found vomiting in a Travers Hall bathroom stall by a community advisor who was performing routine rounds at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, according to Campus Police. The student was being propped over the toilet by another student when police arrived. TCNJ EMS helped her out of the stall and onto the floor to evaluate her. The student was vomiting, spitting up and unable to communicate effectively, Campus Police reported. The student did say that she had vodka and perhaps a beer in a room. The student was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and was issued a summons for underage drinking, Campus Police said.

  Campus Police said they were dispatched to Brewster Hall lounge to assist TCNJ EMS with a patient experiencing an anxiety attack after eating a marijuana-laced brownie on the far side of Lake Sylva. Upon their arrival to the scene at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, police said they saw the student sitting on the floor, “shaking, semi-conscious and breathing.” The female was not responding to any questions and was transported to a hospital for further evaluation. The amount of marijuana that was in the brownie is unknown, Campus Police said. No summons was issued.   

  At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Campus Police was dispatched to Norsworthy Hall to speak with a resident who said he had been experiencing ongoing harassment. According to Campus Police, for approximately three weeks, at random times during the weeknight, a person(s) would bang hard on the door. Once the resident would open the door, there would be no one there, and the student believes that the suspect had already run up the staircase by the time he looked out the door.

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

Colleen Murphy


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