Construction site-scalers arrested for trespassing

Campus Police received a call from a security officer requesting assistance on report of suspicious individuals in the construction area of the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building at 2:10 a.m. on Feb. 11.

The security officer informed the responding officer that he had seen the silhouettes of two males on the top area of the construction site. The responding officer proceeded to survey the northwest corner of the construction area. At that time, the officer observed three males on the top area of the building.

According to the police report, the officer ordered them to stop, but the individuals fled the site.

Two students were arrested, and a third was apprehended near the football field after being spotted by the security officer.

All three individuals were placed under arrest and transported to Campus Police headquarters.

Shortly after their arrival, a fourth individual who had been at the construction site arrived voluntarily at headquarters. They told the officer that their behavior was meant as a joke and no harm to the construction site was intended.

The four individuals were issued summonses for trespassing.

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At 9 p.m. on Feb. 7, a Campus Police officer observed a white sedan double parked in the first level of the Lot 8 parking garage.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he observed a female seated in the front passenger seat. As the officer began issuing a parking summons for improper parking, the driver approached him.

At that time, the driver entered her car and locked the doors. When asked to present her license, the driver refused and additionally refused to receive the ticket.

When the officer informed the driver that she would be placed under arrest, she refused to exit her vehicle.

Once the driver agreed, she was placed under arrest for obstructing administration of law or government functions, resisting arrest, failing to produce a driver’s license and for leaving her vehicle unattended, with the exception of a minor, while the engine was running.

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On Feb. 8 at 7:05 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to the Simón Bolíver Center in the Brower Student Center regarding a possible case of criminal mischief.

Upon arrival, members of the College’s Unión Latina informed the officer that someone had broken into the Simón Bolíver Center office. One student told the officer at 10:30 a.m. that morning, he noticed that the door to the office was open. The door hinge was broken as if someone had pulled on it repeatedly, he said.

The individual informed the officer that the door had been previously broken, but this damage exceeded its previous condition. He told the officer that no property appeared to be moved or stolen. The damage is suspected to have occurred between 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8.

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On Feb. 2 at 9:10 a.m., a Campus Police officer was detailed to headquarters on a report of harassment.

The victim informed the officer she had been receiving harassing calls and text messages from her former boyfriend since Nov. 1, 2007.

The victim said although their relationship ended more than a year ago and despite her instructions to stop calling, the messages and calls persisted.

No official complaint against the caller has been made yet.

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On Feb. 11 at 2 a.m., an officer observed two individuals on “D” Street walking toward Norsworthy Hall.

The officer noticed one of the individuals seemed to be struggling with his balance and had to be supported while walking and climbing the stairs to enter the building.

The officer followed the two individuals to Norsworthy Hall and asked if everything was OK. The officer then escorted the individual to the lounge area.

The student who appeared to be intoxicated apologized to the officer for causing problems and admitted to consuming several shots of vodka, a few beers and a few mixed drinks.

The individual was issued a summons for underage consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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The theft charges continue on campus at the Student Recreation Center with report of a missing wallet.

On Feb. 8, Campus Police arrived at the recreation center on report of theft. Upon arrival, two officers met with an individual who said his black leather wallet was stolen.

At 4:30 p.m., while he was playing basketball, the victim had placed his wallet, keys and cell phone on a bench adjacent to the basketball court located on the first floor.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., he noticed the wallet was missing. The wallet and its contents are valued at $102.

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Campus Police dispatched an officer to the 10th floor of Travers Hall on Feb. 7 on report of suspected marijuana use.

At 1:47 p.m., Campus Police received a call complaining of a burning smell emanating from a room in Travers Hall.

Upon arrival, a witness informed the officer that he had knocked on the door of the suspected room prior to the officer’s arrival. The door was opened, at which time the witness said he was overwhelmed by the smell of what he assumed was marijuana.

The officer then entered the room and found what he suspected to be marijuana, as well as a pack of “Zig-Zag” cigarette papers and one pack of “Juicy Jay’s” grape cigarette papers.

In a desk drawer, the officer also discovered a glass jar containing additional marijuana.

The individual was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Katie Brenzel can be reached at

brenzel2@tcnj.edu.