On Wednesday, Jan. 25 at approximately 12:30 p.m. in Brower Student Center, a complaint was phoned in to Campus Police about a man masturbating on a bench outside Room 202. According to witnesses, the man was seen making masturbatory gestures underneath a newspaper in his lap.
Campus Police responded to the scene, questioning the man although no witnesses stayed at the scene to make a statement. A background check revealed the man had an outstanding warrant for an outstanding child support payment. He was then transferred to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.
On Friday, Jan. 20 at 9:10 p.m., Campus Police found two homeless men building a campfire in the woods next to Lake Sylva.
Automated Traffic System/Automated Complaint System (ATS/ACS) checks revealed active warrants out of Trenton and Asbury Park for one of the men. Both men were taken to Campus Police Headquarters for further questioning.
The man with active warrants was taken into custody for $2,500 in bail issued on Nov. 22, 2005.
The other man was advised and released.
On Wednesday Jan. 18, at 5:10 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Lot 2 on a report of a stolen motor vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers met with an assistant professor in the School of Nursing who said that she had parked her blue 2004 Toyota Camry XLE in Lot 2 at 10:05 a.m. She told officers she locked the car and placed the keys in her coat pocket.
When the professor returned to retrieve her car that evening, she could not find it. A subsequent search of other campus parking lots yielded no results.
At this time, she was transported to Campus Police Headquarters to complete an informal statement and an inventory of stolen property. Her car was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database to track stolen vehicles.
At 7:20 p.m., Campus Police Headquarters received an NCIC hit confirmation request from the Bristol Township Police in Bucks County, Pa. The request said that the professor’s vehicle was recovered and towed to a local auto service station.
An officer from the Bristol Township Police Department informed Campus Police that the vehicle was found in the Bloomsdale section of Bristol, and two suspects were taken into custody.
At 7:45 p.m., the professor received the information to retrieve her vehicle.