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Pot-laced candy prompts call to police from panicked pupil

By Chelsea LoCascio & Ellie Schuckman                                                    News Editors

  Campus Police responded to a report of broken glass on a vending machine in the Decker Hall lobby on Monday, Dec. 11, at 8 a.m. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a hole in the glass of a snack vending machine. There was no glass on the floor and the broken glass was contained inside the vending machine, police said. No items appeared to have been removed.

  At 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, Campus Police responded to a call from a student with a rapid heartbeat in Wolfe Hall. Police met the student in the main lobby and saw him standing conscious and alert. According to Campus Police, the student said he had a rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. Police escorted the man to a couch in Wolfe Hall’s main office where it was determined he had consumed marijuana-laced chocolate an hour prior. TCNJ EMS arrived and evaluated the student before transporting him to the hospital for further evaluation. No charges were filed, according to police.

    A fire extinguisher was stolen from the fourth level of Lot 11, Campus Police said. On Saturday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m., Campus Police responded to a report of the theft. Police met with the Occupational Safety Specialist for the College who stated that on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., a student worker performed a fire inspection of the extinguishers in Lot 11 and all of them were accounted for. When the student repeated the inspection on Thursday, Dec. 21, at the same time, the extinguisher was missing. The unit is valued at $70, according to police.

  Campus Police was dispatched to Travers Hall on Saturday, Jan. 23, after a report came in of an intoxicated female in the ninth floor women’s bathroom. According to police, the student said she was drinking alone in her room and had consumed seven shots of Smirnoff Vanilla. When a community advisor asked if she still had the vodka in her room, the student returned to her room and pulled out a gallon jug of vodka and a half liter of Smirnoff Peppermint from under her bed. She was advised to dump the alcohol down the sink, which she did. The student was evaluated by Ewing EMS and issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.

  A criminal mischief incident was reported to Campus Police on Sunday, Dec. 13, in Lot 13 after the victim noticed damage to her car’s passenger side tail light and brake light. The damage occurred between Sunday, Dec. 6, at 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and is attributed to an “unknown cause,” Campus Police said.

  Three Shure ULXD2/SM58 wireless microphone transmitters were stolen from the storage closet in the Decker Hall Social Space between Friday, Dec. 18, and 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, police said. A Brower Student Center employee noticed they were missing and called Campus Police.

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


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