Suspicious person found in woods, calling for own arrest

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After receiving reports of a suspicious person, officers arrived at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 to the rear entrance of campus. According to reports, the individual was found in the woods yelling for officers to come arrest him. He smelled strongly like alcohol. With cuts and scratches on his hands and arms, his clothing was dirty and disheveled. When speaking to officers, he began to cry and said that he “fucked his whole life up” and recently had crashed his car. When officers repeatedly asked for his information, he became belligerent and ran off. He was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters, where he yelled unintelligibly but refused to give his name or address. At 8:50 a.m. he was transported to Helene Fuld Medical Centers Crisis Center for evaluation.

Yelling and screaming was reportedly heard at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 coming from a unit in Town Houses East. When a security officer arrived, he could hear a female voice yelling to him from a second floor window. The victim stated that the accused male was inside her building and she wanted him removed, police said. She described him as a 6-foot 7-inch tall, light-skinned male. When officers entered, they didn’t find the described person, but upon knocking on the female’s door, they observed the door handle had been broken off and the door had scrapes and dent marks caused by the broken handle.

At 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 20 police received reports of a suspicious person in a computer lab located in the Bliss Hall basement. A professor reported that two female students stated that while in the lab, an unknown white male wearing a t-shirt and baseball cap was looking at a pornographic website and allegedly had his hand down his pants. He possibly exposed himself or may have been doing inappropriate things to himself, police said. When an officer arrived on location, no one was found in either computer lab matching this description.

An intoxicated male was found at 12:25 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 in a room in Travers Hall. He was found sitting on the bed vomiting into a trash can, reports said. A male student was assisting him, while another was standing in the room. When questioning one of the males, he could not answer questions coherently and smelled of alcohol. When asked if the vomiting male had been drinking, one male stated that he had taken shots of Southern Comfort whiskey. Lions EMS arrived and treated the individual. The other males admitted they also drank whiskey. Two of the males were transported to Capital Health Systems at Mercer for further treatment, and all three received summonses.

A car emblem plate was reported as stolen at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from a vehicle on the first level of Lot 6. The owner stated that she parked her 2007 Volkswagen Jetta in the lot at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 and when she returned, the plate was missing from the rear trunk’s lid. There was no further damage to her car and the plate was valued at $30.

The smell of marijuana was prevalent at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 outside a room on the third floor of Cromwell Hall. Officers knocked on the door of the room where the odor was strongest, and a male answered the door. According to reports, he stated that he had been watching baseball with friends and was not involved with marijuana. He appeared nervous and his eyes were glassy. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing, where he was released on a summons at 10:50 p.m.

The theft of money and a necklace was reported at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 from Travers Hall. The victim stated that two $20 bills and a sterling silver teddy bear charm necklace were stolen from her desk between Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept 17.

After community advisors reported the smell of marijuana in the halls, officers arrived at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 to Wolfe Hall. When the two accused males opened the door, officers smelled burnt marijuana. After asking if they could enter, the officers found a small grey and red pipe with residue that smelled like marijuana. The males were processed at police headquarters and given summonses, police said. They were released and given rides back to their residence hall.

A pink College lanyard with a black ID holder was reported stolen at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 13 from the Eickhoff dining area. The victim stated that she left her property on a table while getting food at 9 a.m. and the items were missing when she returned at 9:05 a.m., police said. The lanyard and ID holder contained her College ID and room key.

Campus Police welcomed its newest officer, Julia Verwers, at a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 19.