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Gamer hijacks golf cart with universal key

By Ellie Schuckman
Staff Writer

  • On Friday, Nov. 4, at 8:38 p.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to the third floor stairwell of Lot 11 following a report of five males smoking marijuana. Upon the officers’ arrival, they did not observe any individuals present, according to reports. The officers proceeded to the fourth floor and observed 10 males standing in a circle outside of the entrance to the stairwell. The officers ordered the individuals to take their hands out of their pockets, place the cigarettes on the ground, spread out and stand against the wall. One of the officers stated that they were there investigating a report of students smoking marijuana. According to police, upon conducting Automated Traffic System/Automated Complaint System warrant checks on the males, it was determined that one of them had three total outstanding warrants. One of the officers immediately placed this male under arrest. While searching the male, the officer pulled out a pack of cigarettes and handed it to the other officer. According to reports, this officer observed green leafy vegetation believed to be marijuana wrapped in a plastic baggie inside the cigarette pack. The officer placed him in a patrol vehicle. When asked if he had marijuana in his possession, the male said, “Yes.” At approximately 9 p.m., two other Campus Police officers arrived on the scene. At 9:15 p.m., the initial two officers on the scene transported the male under arrest to Campus Police Headquarters for processing, police said. The other nine males were given an “all clear.” One of the officers asked the male under arrest why he had marijuana in his possession, to which he responded, “I forgot I had it in my pocket. I guess I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.” At 1:59 a.m., officers transported the male to Ewing police to post bail on his current warrant. He was then transported back to Campus Police Headquarters to post bail on his other warrants, totaling $250, police said.


  • On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11:37 p.m., while on patrol in Lot 5, a Campus Police officer observed five males riding in a golf cart toward Metzger Drive. According to police, the officer initiated a traffic stop due to the unsafe manner the occupants were riding. At 11:29 p.m., another officer arrived on the scene. The initial officer there asked the driver why he was in possession of the golf cart. He stated that he utilized a “universal Yamaha key” to start the golf cart so he could transport equipment around campus. The equipment was used for a TCNJ Competitive Gaming Club event which took place in the T/W Lounge earlier that evening. According to police, the officer asked where he had obtained the golf cart, to which he said, “the industrial parking lot,” later identified as the College’s facilities lot. The officer asked if the student had consent to use the golf cart, to which he responded, “No.” According to the student, he has used the golf cart in the past for such events without consent. At 11:44 p.m., the officer placed the student under arrest and transported him to Campus Police Headquarters for processing. The student was released on 12:45 a.m. and issued a summons. Facilities was notified of the incident, police said.


  • On Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:50 a.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Townhouse South following the report of a domestic violence Final Restraining Order (FRO) violation. Upon the officer’s arrival, he met with a female student who said she was receiving phone calls from a blocked number on Saturday, Nov. 5. The student stated she answered the phone and realized the caller was a male who is barred from reaching out to her electronically, police said. Additionally, she said the male drove to Lot 9 near where she lives, and drove to family court in an attempt to have the charges against him dropped. According to reports, the student stated that the male called her 19 times between Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Nov. 4. He was issued a complaint summons to appear on Wednesday, Nov. 9, on a charge of contempt of court by violations of FRO, police said.


  • On Tuesday, Nov. 1, at approximately 11:45 p.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to the rear of Wolfe Hall in reference to an intoxicated person who fell and hit her head. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with a student who reported that her friend had fallen down the stairwell in Wolfe Hall, police said. She stated that she was concerned for her friend’s well-being and contacted Campus Police. According to reports, she said she and her friend had been drinking. The injured female was alert and conscious, police said. She stated that she consumed three cups of jungle juice at an off-campus party. TCNJ EMS evaluated the student who then refused additional medical treatment, police said. The student was advised that if her condition worsens to contact Campus Police. No underage drinking summonses were issued under the New Jersey Lifeline Legislation/Good Samaritan Act, police said.


  • On Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11:20 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to the ninth floor men’s bathroom of Wolfe Hall to assist TCNJ EMS with an intoxicated male found by a Community Adviser. Upon the officer’s arrival, TCNJ EMS were already assessing the student. The officer observed the student in a stall, sitting on a toilet with a black garbage can between his legs, police said. According to reports, his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and he had flushed skin and slurred speech. The student said to the officer that he had consumed an unknown amount of Captain Morgan in his friend’s room. After TCNJ EMS assessed the student, he refused additional medical treatment. He was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.


  • On Friday, Nov. 1, at 1:56 a.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to a Campus Town building following a report of a physical altercation between a couple and an ex-boyfriend. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with a PRC Group general manager and a resident assistant (RA) who stated that at approximately 1:45 a.m., the RA heard a verbal altercation on the floor above her and proceeded upstairs to see what was wrong, police said. According to reports, a couple who lives on the second floor got into a verbal and physical altercation with the girl’s ex-boyfriend. The RA then called Campus Police and advised them of the situation. The officers proceeded to the apartment of the girl’s current boyfriend, who was involved with the altercation. The couple answered the door together and allowed the officers inside. The officers then asked what had happened, police said. The male stated that his girlfriend’s ex illegally entered the Campus Town building through an unsecured door. The ex then proceeded to the second floor, where they both live, and began to pace up and down the hallway. According to police, the girl stated that she exited her apartment and saw her ex. She yelled at him to exit the building and to never come back. The girl then grabbed him by the arm and started to drag him out of the building. When they arrived at the stairwell, he shoved her to the side. The ex proceeded to aggressively knock on her boyfriend’s door. According to the boyfriend, he and the ex got into a verbal altercation, police said. The ex grabbed the current boyfriend by the waist and pushed him into the corner of a wooden table, causing a welt to form in the bottom left corner of his back. According to reports, the three continued yelling at each other for a few seconds and then the ex exited the building. At approximately 2:20 a.m., Campus Police alerted Ewing Police of the ex’s off-campus location. At 2:39 a.m., Ewing Police transported the male to Campus Police Headquarters, where he was placed in a holding room. At 2:25 a.m., the couple was transported to Campus Police Headquarters, too. The ex told officers that he entered the building through an outside door that was unlocked. According to reports, he then proceeded upstairs and knocked on the girl’s apartment door. She answered and the two had a verbal dispute over their past relationship. She then grabbed him by the arm to escort him out. The current boyfriend then opened his door to see what was happening. At this time, the ex shoved the girl to aside to confront the current boyfriend. According to police, he started a verbal argument with the current boyfriend at which point the ex walked into the male’s apartment and put him into a headlock which forced him into the wooden table. The ex stated that he then left the building. According to reports, the couple was escorted back to their residences at 4:08 a.m. At 5:46 a.m., the ex was issued a summons and released from custody, police said.

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


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