On Saturday, Sept. 16 at approximately 1 a.m. Campus Police stopped a young man shouting and walking in the middle of the road. Campus Police officers asked the young man why he was doing that, but the young man said that he wasn’t doing anything. When asked if he had been drinking, the young man said, “Not that much.”
The officers instructed the young man to get out of the middle of the road for his safety, but he had difficulty understanding, often interrupting. He claimed he was 21, and the officers asked him if he was lying, to which he said, “Why would I lie to you?” He then said to the officer, “You have no right to stop me, you’re a TCNJ cop!”
The officers learned from his credentials that he was 20 years old. When they tried to handcuff the young man, he pulled away. After managing to handcuff him, he was taken to Campus Police Headquarters and charged with underage possession of alcoholic beverages, obstructing the administration of the law and disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, Sept. 16 at approximately 4 a.m. campus police was dispatched to the fourth floor of Travers Hall after a community advisor detected the smell of marijuana emanating from a resident’s door. The student answered when the officers knocked on her door. The room smelled of marijuana, and the officers asked the student if she had been smoking pot.
She said that she hadn’t been smoking and claimed that her friends were. When questioned again, she admitted that she had. She was handcuffed and placed under arrest and the officers asked her if there was pot in the room. She confirmed that there was, and the officers found a silver box filled with a green, leafy substance along with a glass pipe and a used pack of matches.
She was charged with use or possession of controlled dangerous substances and being under the influence of controlled dangerous substances.
Campus police was dispatched to the Brower Student Center on Monday, Sept. 18 at approximately 2:50 p.m. to investigate an altercation that occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The altercation occurred between two Sodexho employees. The first employee claimed that the second employee had used profanity and derogatory language against her. The officers checked the second employee’s records and found warrants for his arrest.
The first employee was asked if she wanted to press charges against her assailant, but declined, only asking for an apology. He apologized to her, and she accepted. The officers informed her that if it happened again she could file a formal complaint.
There is no further information at this time.
On Saturday, Sept. 16 at about 7:35 p.m. Campus Police was dispatched to the walkway in front of New Residence Hall after it was reported that two individuals were believed to be in the possession of alcohol. Upon questioning, both individuals said they were under 21. They had of a 30-pack of Keystone Light and a 12-pack of Molson. The beer was disposed of and the students were charged with underage possession of alcoholic beverages.
Three hours later, another student was reported to be in possession of alcohol in the area between Travers and Cromwell halls. Campus Police stopped him and acquired his identification. He was found to be in possession of a 30-pack of Keystone. All of it was disposed of and the student was charged with underage possession of alcoholic beverages.