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Some students just could not chair less

By Ellie Schuckman
Staff Writer

  • On Tuesday, June 28, at 11:58 p.m., an officer out on patrol observed a silver Volvo driving without headlights and conducted a motor vehicle stop. According to Campus Police, the officer knocked on the passenger side window and one of the three suspects in the car then rolled it down. At this time, the officer detected an odor of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana coming from the car, police said. Additionally, the officer observed the driver with bloodshot, watery eyes and ptosis, or drooping of the upper eyelid. The suspect provided his license and registration upon request, according to the report. The officer asked if he was a College student, to which he replied, “No,” and said he was “just driving through.” According to Campus Police, the officer asked if there was marijuana in the vehicle and the driver responded by saying, “No… but there may be a roach in the ashtray.” The officer then observed the remains of two marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle, police said. At this time, the officer placed the suspect under arrest and transported him to police headquarters. The other two passengers were removed from the vehicle and transported to police headquarters until they could be driven home, police said.


  • Officers met with a victim at Campus Police Headquarters on Wednesday, June 29, at 11:30 a.m., who reported a theft. According to police, the male victim stated that on Wednesday, June 15, at 10 a.m., he locked his bicycle to a stairwell rail in Lot 7. He stated that he left the College for a film festival in Atlanta. Upon returning to the College on Sunday, June 26, at 8 a.m., he said that his bicycle was missing, according to police. The victim reported that his bike lock appeared to have been cut and was found near the stairwell where he had left his bike, according to police. The bike is valued at $500 and the lock at $30, police said.


  • On Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8:40 p.m., officers met at Campus Police Headquarters with a student who reported her property stolen from her residence hall room. Officers met with the student and her mother, who stated that on Saturday, Aug. 27, at approximately 9 p.m., she left her phone on the desk in her room. When she left the room, she did not lock the door, police said. Upon returning to her room the following morning, she discovered the phone missing. According to police, she stated that at 1:39 p.m., she dialed her phone number and a male with a Latino accent answered. She stated that she told the male she misdialed and then asked him to repeat the phone number she had called. According to reports, he repeated the phone number and then the call was disconnected. The student attempted to locate her phone using the Find my iPhone application, but had negative results. There are no suspects at this time, police said.


  • Two suspects were seen throwing folding chairs set up for convocation on Monday, Aug. 29, at 3 a.m., by an officer out on patrol, police said. Upon the officer’s arrival, the suspects admitted to drinking at an off-campus sorority party. The male suspect stated he had consumed seven beers and the female suspect admitted to consuming three beers. Both had an odor of alcohol emanating from their breaths, police said. According to police, both displayed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and were swaying while standing and speaking to police. Both suspects were evaluated by TCNJ EMS and refused further medical assistance, according to police. They were both issued a summons for underage drinking and given court dates, police said.


  • On Monday, Aug. 29, at approximately 8:45 p.m., an officer reported a white female in the rear of Cromwell Hall who was possibly intoxicated, Campus Police said. Upon approaching the suspect, the female was speaking loudly to another officer and had red, bloodshot and watery eyes. Her skin was also flushed, police said. According to reports, an odor of alcohol was emanating from her breath as she spoke. The initial officer stated that he witnessed the student exiting the rear of Cromwell Hall by pushing the emergency bar on the sliding door, and then saw her walk toward Lot 14. Surveillance footage showed her exiting the building and the officer making initial contact, police said. The student stated that she had consumed two beers while at an off-campus party. TCNJ EMS arrived on scene and assessed her. She refused any further medical aid, police said. She was issued a summons for underage drinking, according to police.   


  • On Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 1:35 a.m., an officer met with a student at Campus Police Headquarters who reported losing her Michael Kors wallet, which also contained the keys to her room and her car, police said. According to police, she stated that she last recalled having her key earlier that morning at 10:50 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., the student said she then noticed her wallet was missing. She also stated that she retraced her steps with a friend, but had negative results. The student was advised to contact the dealership she purchased her car at to receive a new key, according to police. She was also advised to go to Green Hall for a new College ID card. The wallet is valued at $30, according to police.


  • Campus Police was dispatched to the ninth floor of Wolfe Hall on Thursday, Sept. 1, at approximately 12:30 a.m., due to an intoxicated male student. Upon arriving, officers met with a Community Adviser (CA) who stated that he observed the suspect leaning on the hallway wall. After speaking with the student, the CA concluded that he was intoxicated, police said. According to police, the student was cooperative and identified himself, revealing that he had consumed several shots of vodka. TCNJ EMS arrived and evaluated the student, police said. They deemed it not necessary to transport him to the hospital for further medical treatment. When asked where he had been drinking, the student said that he did not remember, according to police. He was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.


  • On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m., officers met with a student at Campus Police Headquarters in regard to a stolen leather wallet. The student reported that his wallet was stolen from the Campus Town Fitness Center, police said. According to reports, the student stated that at approximately 3:45 p.m., he was working out and placed his wallet in a cup holder on a treadmill. He valued the wallet at $5, which contained his driver’s license and debit and credit cards. According to police, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the student remembered walking to the cup holder to retrieve his wallet, but was unable to recall taking it. He stated that there has not been any fraudulent activity and that his credit cards will be canceled, police said.


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