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Pouch of lock picks pulled from pocket

By Ellie Schuckman
Staff Writer

  • Campus Police was dispatched to the roof of Travers Hall on Saturday, Sept. 10, after receiving a report of someone shining a flashlight. Upon arrival, officers found the roof access door to be locked and they used a key to open it, according to Police reports. They entered the roof and found a male suspect, whom they then escorted back through the access door. Officers asked for the suspect’s ID, which he provided. They asked how he got onto the roof and he said that the door was unlocked, police said. The officer asked why he was on the roof, to which he responded that he was just looking around. According to reports, the officer advised the suspect that he would pat him down and asked if he had any weapons or anything sharp on his person. The suspect said that he did and that it was what he used to open the roof access door, according to reports. The officer retrieved a set of lockpicks in a clear plastic pouch, and placed the suspect under arrest. He was transported to Campus Police Headquarters for processing, where he was issued two summons one for criminal trespassing and the other for possession of burglary tools. He was released at approximately 1:35 a.m., according to police.


  • A student from Wolfe Hall contacted Campus Police on Saturday, Sept. 10, to report that his friend was intoxicated and needed medical attention. Upon officers’ arrival on the ninth floor of Wolfe Hall, they met with a Community Adviser (CA) who had just been informed of the situation. According to reports, the intoxicated student was vomiting and dry heaving in the men’s bathroom. The student who called the police said he put his friend into the shower to cool him off, as conditions in Wolfe Hall were extremely warm. TCNJ EMS arrived and evaluated the intoxicated student, who was unable to stand or walk, and he could not follow EMS directives. TCNJ EMS then made a request for transport to the hospital for additional medical attention, according to reports. The student who called the police requested amnesty when speaking to dispatch, and he was thanked by officers for providing care to his intoxicated friend and notifying the police that medical attention was needed, according to reports. The intoxicated student has not been issued a summons at this time.


  • On Saturday, Sept. 10, a CA notified Campus Police Dispatch that a student needed medical attention and was possibly intoxicated, yet alert and conscious. Upon officers’ arrival, the CA said that while roaming the hall, he looked into a room and observed a male, who was resting at his desk and appeared to be ill. According to reports, the CA asked if he needed help, to which the student responded that he did not feel well. Later, the student disclosed that he had a few drinks earlier in the evening and possibly finished them in too short of a time span, according to reports. The CA said the warm conditions in the building possibly exacerbated the student’s condition. TCNJ EMS responded and evaluated him, according to reports. He disclosed to EMS that he had a few drinks and was very hot. According to police, the student was coherent and complied with EMS directives. They deemed it unnecessary to transport him to the hospital for additional medical attention, police said.
  • Campus Police was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on Sunday, Sept. 11, at approximately 1 a.m. due to an intoxicated student. Upon arriving, officers met with a CA who said that she got in an elevator in Wolfe Hall and observed a student who was “barely able to stand and maintain his own balance,” police said. According to reports, at this time, the officer observed the student sitting on the floor with vomit on his face and clothing. The officer also detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and person. He was unable to keep his eyes open and could not maintain focus during the evaluation process by TCNJ EMS. According to police, the student repeatedly slurred in a loud voice that he “loved his mom,” “felt really sick” and “wanted to go to sleep.” He was unable to remain in an upright, seated position and continued to vomit, according to reports. Another student stated that the intoxicated individual attended an off-campus party where he consumed four to six cups of “jungle juice.” The intoxicated individual said he thought that he had consumed a 20 ounce bottle of mixed soda and rum prior to the party. Ewing EMS arrived and assumed patient care, transporting the intoxicated student to the hospital for further medical treatment, according to reports. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.
  • At noon on Sunday, Sept. 11, Campus Police was dispatched to the second floor of Decker Hall to meet with a student who reported a theft. The student said that someone stole two of his soccer jerseys and his laundry basket earlier that day between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. According to reports, the student said that at approximately 8 a.m., he went to the laundry room on the third floor to wash his clothes. After the wash cycle, he put his clothes into the dryer and left the room. When he returned to the laundry room at 10 a.m., he found that his clothes were out of the dryer and both jerseys were missing, along with his white laundry basket. According to reports, the student was advised to call Campus Police if he recovers his property.
  • A found wallet was brought to Campus Police Headquarters on Monday, Sept. 12, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The brown leather wallet contained various items, $33 and a Rhode Island driver’s license, police said. The driver’s license identified the wallet’s presumed owner as residing at an address which does not exist. According to police, the driver’s license contained the proper layout, though the microprint on the top of the reverse side was incorrect. The license was photographed and retained in the evidence safe at Campus Police Headquarters. The student owner of the wallet was contacted at approximately 11:40 p.m. and said he would come to Campus Police Headquarters the next day, Tuesday, Sept. 13, to retrieve his wallet and belongings, police said. According to reports, when the student arrived at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, he identified his wallet and property and said the driver’s license was his. He also admitted it was a fake. At this time, the officer explained to the student that he was being placed under arrest for possession of a fraudulent ID. According to police, he was placed under arrest, handcuffed and searched. The student was issued a summons and released from custody at approximately 9:50 p.m., police said.


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