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Screams send police on search for student

By Chelsea LoCascio
News Editor

  On Friday, March 4, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Campus Police met with a student who reported a stolen cell phone, according to reports. The victim said that at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, he last had his phone when walking past the outdoor tennis courts before returning to his room in Travers Hall to retrieve his student ID. Around 7:35 p.m. he realized his phone was missing and searched his room as well as around the tennis courts but found nothing. According to Campus Police, he tried to call the phone several times, but no one answered. The cellphone is a white Samsung Galaxy S5, valued at $600, with a black Kate Spade phone case, valued at $15, according to police reports.

  Campus Police were dispatched to Travers Hall on Saturday, March 5, at 12:40 a.m. after receiving multiple calls where they could only hear screaming on the other line, according to police reports. After tracing the calls back to Travers Hall, Campus Police tried several times to reach the student and were unsuccessful, the report said. Police said they went to Travers Hall and met with a Community Advisor (CA) who knocked on the student’s door with no response. Campus Police tried knocking on the door, received no response and then opened the unlocked door to check on the welfare of the student. Upon entering, the police saw beer cans scattered throughout the room with no residents present. At 12:54 a.m., the student exited the elevator while the police spoke to the CA in the floor’s lobby. The CA identified the student and the officers asked the student about his welfare and if he knew about calling them several times. Campus Police said he smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking eight or nine Keystone Light beers at an off-campus house. The student was issued an underage drinking summons, according to police reports.

  A CA in Travers Hall called Campus Police on Monday, March 7, at 10:35 p.m. to report the smell of an odor of what was believed to be marijuana emanating from a dorm room, police said. Upon arrival, Campus Police met with the CA and requested that she wait in the lobby while they speak to the resident. Police knocked on the resident’s door and announced their presence. After asking the resident who else was in the room, the police were introduced to the resident’s friend. Both of them said they had not been smoking marijuana, according to police. From the doorway, Campus Police said they did not smell any marijuana or observe any smoke, controlled dangerous substances or drug paraphernalia in plain view.

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


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