Arrests made for marijuana, unattended items stolen in Eickhoff

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While walking over the bridge near the west side of Ceva lake, an officer observed a group of two males and two females standing in a circle on the other side of a tree around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. As the officer approached, the males passed a pipe between them and an odor of blunt marijuana was present.

According to reports, while one male was placed under arrest, officers found a ziplock bag filled with green leafy vegetation. The other male was also placed under arrest for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.

After a community advisor reported the smell of a controlled substance coming from a room on the fifth floor of Travers Hall, police knocked on the door and asked permission to enter at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday March 3.

An individual yelled, “come in,” and as the officer entered, he observed an odor and a grinder. When asking the accused what the item was, the male stated that it was a “pot grinder.”

He was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters. At approximately 1:25 a.m. he was released on his own recognizance with a copy of his summons and a court date.

Three reported thefts occurred on Thursday, March 3, in Eickhoff Dining Hall.

A Marc Jacobs wristlet containing a female’s house and car keys, driver’s licence, ID, room key, debit card and N.J. State Police gold card was left unattended at around 6 p.m. When the owner returned, the belongings were gone.

Similarly, a black and white Coach wrist wallet was taken at 6 p.m. when an individual left the wallet and a cell phone unattended for approximately five minutes, reports said. Her wallet contained her license, ID, Wachovia card, a $10 bill, her room key and house keys.

Another female left her property near the Wokery when waiting on line for 15 minutes between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and it was gone when she returned.

The March 3 incidents are among six reported thefts of Vera Bradley wristlets, wallets, Samsung cell phones, money, keys and various forms of identification from Feb. 24 through March 3.

Jamie Primeau can be reached at primeau2@tcnj.edu.