Campus Police investigate tennis court assault

Campus Police were dispatched to the tennis courts on report of assault at 6:20 p.m. on March 17.

Upon arrival, the officer was informed by the victim that a fight occurred when the suspect confronted him on the tennis courts, then grabbed his neck and “head butted” him.

He told the officer that the suspect then punched him in the head and wrestled him to the ground. The officer observed that the victim’s neck and forehead were swollen and he had scratches on each side of his neck and on the bridge of his nose.

The officer then asked the victim if he required medical assistance, to which he replied he did not.

At 7:20 p.m., the officer questioned the suspect in Wolfe Hall. The suspect said the incident was a “mutual physical fight,” resulting from comments exchanged between the two on the tennis courts. He also informed the officer that after they had wrestled for a few seconds, surrounding individuals broke up the fight.

The officer observed that the suspect had a bump in the center of his forehead.

According to the police report, the victim reported to Campus Police headquarters at 8:45 p.m. and requested a medical evaluation. Lions’ EMS members arrived at 8:50 p.m. and assumed medical care of the victim.

The victim later sought further medical attention and was transported to the hospital by his father. The victim and his father later arrived at headquarters and informed officers that the victim had been diagnosed with a fractured nose, a superficial head injury and abrasions on his face.

At this time, a Residential Education professional staff member arrived at Campus Police headquarters and spoke to the victim and his father. She said the office of Residential Education and Housing would issue a “Letter of No Contact.”

Campus Police said court action is pending.

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On March 18 at 3:30 a.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Wolfe Hall on report of a fight.

Upon arrival, a community advisor (CA) informed the officer that there was a fight between two males in the ninth floor lobby.

At that time, the officer asked one of the involved individuals what had happened. The individual responded that while walking into the lobby from the elevator, he exchanged words with the another individual and was then punched a few times before being knocked to the floor. He added that the fight had lasted a few minutes before a CA arrived.

The officer then questioned the other individual, who said upon exiting the elevator, the other accused party had attacked him and had punched him numerous times in the face, causing injury.

According to the police report, while questioning the two accused parties, the officer detected the odor of alcohol on their breath.

The two individuals were charged with consumption of alcohol while under the legal age requirement. No assault charges have been filed yet.

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Campus police were dispatched to Brewster Hall at 11:25 p.m. on March 4 on report of an alleged offensive drawing in the men’s bathroom.

Upon arrival, the officer was informed that students on the second floor reported that there was an inappropriate drawing in the men’s bathroom.

With further investigation, the officer discovered the drawing above the toilet in the main stall. According to Campus Police report, the drawing consisted of the word “I” followed by a 6 inch heart and a 6 inch penis drawn in permanent marker.

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On March 6 at 9:15 a.m., an individual arrived at Campus Police headquarters to report a theft.

The individual informed Campus Police that she had accidentally left her wallet unattended in the upstairs women’s bathroom in the Social Science Building on March 5.

She further informed the officer that she had last seen the wallet at 2 p.m. the afternoon she had placed it on the toilet paper dispenser. When she discovered it was missing, she immediately returned to the bathroom but was unable to find it.

She said she had asked numerous offices if the wallet had been found but was informed that no one had turned in the wallet.

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Campus Police were dispatched to Centennial Hall on March 15 at 3:45 p.m. on report of a theft.

Upon arrival, the officer was met by an individual who said her front bike tire and rim had been stolen. According to the police report, the bike was still locked to the bike rack at this time.

No further information is available at this time.

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On March 5 at 11:15 a.m. Campus police were dispatched to Carlton Ave. on a call of criminal mischief.

The victim of the mischief informed the officer that she had parked her car in Lot 3 on March 4 and removed the vehicle at 11 p.m. to drive to her house on Carlton Avenue. When she came out to her vehicle on March 5 at 8:30 a.m., she noticed a 10 inch long deep scratch mark on the center of the driver’s door.

No further information is available at this time.

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At 9:50 a.m. on March 18, Campus Police received a report of theft.

Campus Police were informed that a batting “T” was taken from the batting cages and the stem to a batting “T” was stolen from behind the bleachers between 7 p.m. on March 17 and 8 a.m. on March 18. The stolen property is valued at $50.00.

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