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Campus Police responds to inebriation, stolen bike

By Colleen Rushnak

Staff Writer

At approximately 3:14 p.m. on Jan. 27, a student reported a bicycle theft to Campus Police. She last saw her 21 Speed lavender Magna bicycle on the left bicycle rack of Hausdoerffer Hall on Dec. 17, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m. 

The bicycle was secured with a lock and only her ex-boyfriend knew the combination, but she believed he had nothing to do with the incident. According to the student, she noticed the bicycle missing on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

The bike is seven years old and valued at approximately $50. It was registered with TCNJPD in 2016. She believed her father may have taken her bicycle, and when the Campus Police officer asked why he would take her bicycle, she stated, “he does things like that.” 

Campus Police respond to report of intoxicated person

On Feb. 2 at approximately 3:10 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on the report of an intoxicated student. Campus Police then learned that TCNJ EMS had been dispatched to Wolfe Hall. Upon arrival, Campus Police was met by a CA who reported that the student was intoxicated and needed medical attention. 

Campus Police observed the student in a chair alert and conscious. When questioning the intoxicated female, her speech was not slurred and alcoholic beverages were emanating from her breath. She admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages earlier at an off-campus location. She had approximately five cups worth of “jungle juice.” She further explained when she got back on campus, she started to feel her heart-rate rise, and started to have a panic attack. 

Because she sought out her CA’s help, the student was not  issued a “B” summons due to immunity of prosecution under TCNJ Amnesty Policy. 

Two mixed drinks frazzle student

On Feb. 2 at approximately 1:05 a.m., Campus Police responded to a report of an intoxicated student in Wolfe Hall. Ewing Township EMS had been dispatched to Wolfe Hall as well. 

Upon arrival, Campus Police was met by the female, who is not a student from the College. She was sitting in a chair, alert and conscious. When Campus Police questioned her, her speech was not slurred, but the odor of alcoholic beverages was emanating from her breath.

The victim and her friends admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages earlier at an off-campus location. They stated they each had approximately two cups worth of “mixed drinks.” A student from the College confirmed the two cups of beverages. 

At approximately 1:15 a.m., Ewing Township EMS arrived on the scene and assumed patient care. TCNJ EMS evaluated the student and was able to clear her. The student was issued “B” Summons for 2C:33-15.a. Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in a public place or motor vehicle by person under legal age. 

Campus Police Crackdown on Marijuana 

On Feb. at approximately 10:03 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Allen Hall on a report of the smell of marijuana. An officer arrived on the scene at approximately 10:05 p.m. and met with a CA who smelled the scent of marijuana along with a strong “air freshener” smell emanating from the room. 

The Campus Police officer knocked on the door and was met by a student. The officer asked if he could come into the room and speak with both students in the room, and he agreed. Upon entering the room, the Campus Police officer detected burnt marijuana.

Both students admitted to smoking marijuana approximately one hour before the officers’ arrival. Campus Police then asked if there was still marijuana in the room, to which he stated “yes” and retrieved some. 

TCNJ Professional Staff on call was contacted and advised the incident on the scene at 10:20 p.m. Upon arrival, the Professional Staff on call was advised they would be contacted once arrest processing was completed at headquarters. Professional Staff would meet with them once processing was completed. 

At 10:22 p.m., the students arrived at headquarters without incident. While being placed under arrest, one of them had a panic attack and immediately requested EMS. Ewing EMS arrived on scene to treat and evaluate the condition. They refused medical attention and signed a refusal form at approximately 10:33 p.m.


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