Criminal mischief strikes College parking lots

A Campus Police officer was detailed to headquarters at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 on report of a damaged 2004 Blue Kia.

Upon arrival, the officer was informed that the car had been damaged on the first deck of Lot 6 sometime between Jan. 29 at 8:30 p.m. and Jan. 31 at 9:15 a.m.

The owner told the officer that the car had a large dent in the shape of a footprint, as well as two smaller dents near the door handle of the driver’s door.

There is no further information at this time.

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At 2:00 a.m. on Feb. 3, Campus Police was dispatched to Lot 5 on report of criminal mischief. The officer observed damage to the rear window of an Accord parked on the first level of Lot 6. The rear window was shattered and a one-gallon paint can was spotted in the back seat.

Campus Police suspected the damage was caused sometime between 8:50 a.m. on Feb. 2 and 2 a.m. on Feb. 3.

There is no further information at this time.

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On Jan. 30 at 11:50 a.m. Campus Police was dispatched to Townhouses West on report of a damaged 2001 two-door Honda.

The owner informed the officer that an unknown individual had scratched the hood of his car, causing approximately $500 in damage.

There is no further information at this time.

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Campus Police was dispatched to Centennial Hall on Jan. 30 at 4:25 p.m. on the report of possible marijuana use.

At 4:25 p.m., headquarters received a call from a Community Advisor who had walked by the entrance to a Centennial Hall room and smelled what he believed to be burnt marijuana.

The two accused students admitted to being under the influence of marijuana.

One of the accused further admitted to possessing two glass pipes, which, when examined by police, were found to contain burnt residue believed to be marijuana.

The two students were charged with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

There is no further information at this time.

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Two officers were dispatched to Travers Hall on Jan. 31 at 1:15 a.m. on the report of an intoxicated student.

Upon arrival, the officers observed the student sitting on a chair in Travers/Wolfe lounge. While the individual was seemingly alert, the officers observed his bloodshot eyes and detected the smell of alcohol on his breath. The individual informed police that he had a few beers and shots earlier.

Additionally, the student was found in possession of a purple plastic cigar holder and a round tin container, which contained two clear zip-lock bags of a leafy substance presumed to be marijuana.

He was charged with possession and use of a controlled substance and underage consumption of alcoholic beverages.

There is no further information at this time.

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Campus Police observed a parked Dodge 2004 with two intoxicated passengers inside Feb. 4 at 3 a.m. in front of Norsworthy Hall.

The officer observed that the left rear door was open and the passenger was leaning outside the vehicle. As the officer approached, he observed the female lean over a male passenger. The driver exited the driver’s seat and closed the rear passenger door, stating that “everything was OK” to the officer.

When the officer inquired about the condition of his passengers, the driver said the female had “too much to drink.” The rear of the vehicle smelled strongly of alcohol and vomit.

The passengers were charged with underage consumption of alcohol.

There is no further information at this time.

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At 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, Campus Police was dispatched to the first floor of Norsworthy Hall to investigate a report of a broken window.

Campus Police discovered that a windowpane in the door of the main lounge had been broken. The officers believe the crime occurred between 2 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Saturday.

There is no further information at this time.

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A student’s tan Coach purse, College ID and debit card went missing from Townhouses West on Jan. 29.

There is no further information at this time.

Katie Brenzel can be reached at brenzel2@tcnj.edu.