By Colleen Murphy
• A wallet valued at $45 was stolen from the benches in front of the Travers and Wolfe towers between 9 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, according to Campus Police. The student was sitting on the bench eating food and went to his Cromwell Hall dorm room when he finished. As soon as he realized he had left his wallet on the bench, he returned to the spot and could not find his wallet, police said.
• An intoxicated student was issued a summons for underage drinking on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Campus Police said. At 1 a.m., police were dispatched to Travers Hall where they saw the student sitting on the floor with a small trash can in front of him. The student said that he had consumed 16 ounces of vodka and was unable to stand on his own, according to police reports. Campus Police said the student vomited three times while they were on the scene. After TCNJ EMS provided care and evaluated the student, he was transported to Hopewell Medical Center, according to Campus Police.
• A Travers Hall community advisor (CA) called Campus Police after a student who was believed to be intoxicated was not responding to any knocks on his door, according to police. At 2:57 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Campus Police met with the CA in the floor’s lobby where she told them that she had been informed by her residents that the male had vomited in the hallway and appeared intoxicated. She told police that she had knocked on his door several times with no answer and called police because she was worried about the student’s well-being. Campus Police went to the student’s room, unlocked the door and announced their presence. Both residents were in their beds and appeared to be sleeping, police reported. The male in question identified himself and was asked if he was OK. The student said that he had been at a party on Hawthorne Street and had a lot to drink, Campus Police said. The male was moved to the elevator lobby to get evaluated by TCNJ EMS. While there, the student told police that he had about 10 red Solo cups of beer while celebrating his 19th birthday with his teammates, according to Campus Police. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking and returned to his room.
• A report of a suspicious person near Forcina Hall was called in at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, according to Campus Police. A police officer on routine patrol who had seen the described individual a few minutes earlier on his route, returned to where the suspect was. The officer stopped the man and asked what he was doing. The man acted confused and, at times, was “evasive in answering basic questions,” Campus Police said. The subject then said he had mistakenly entered Centennial Hall looking for a match or lighter for his cigarette. At this time, Campus Police checked for any warrants the male might’ve had and found that he had an outstanding warrant from Ewing for $250. The man was arrested for contempt of court, police reports said.
• A student who had five beers and a couple of shots of Svedka vodka at a party was in need of medical attention on Sunday, Sept. 27, according to Campus Police. At 12:15 a.m., police responded to Travers Hall where the student was vomiting and already receiving treatment from TCNJ EMS. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking, Campus Police said.
• On Saturday, Sept. 26, a student was found sitting in a chair behind Travers Hall vomiting and unable to walk, according to Campus Police. The student told police she had an unknown amount of vodka at an off-campus party. TCNJ EMS provided care and evaluated the student, and she was then issued an underage drinking summons, Campus Police reported.
• Between 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and noon on Monday, Sept. 28, someone scratched the words “Im a ass” on the right door of a school van, according to Campus Police. The act of criminal mischief was committed at the rear of the Facilities Building where the van had been parked.
• A male and female were seen running away from a golf cart and toward the Decker/Cromwell halls area on Friday, Sept. 25, Campus Police reported. As the officer approached the cart, he saw that the vehicle was left on, but did not have a key in its ignition. The defining feature of the girl is “long, brown, wavy hair,” Campus Police said.
Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.