By Colleen Murphy
• Nine college employees had their identities stolen this year, Campus Police said. The victims discovered the identity theft as they were filing their 2014 taxes and realized that someone had already filed a fraudulent tax return. It is unknown at what level this breach occurred, whether it be at the College or with the IRS, according to Campus Police.
• An underage student was found intoxicated in the first floor women’s bathroom of Centennial Hall, according to Campus Police. On Sunday, April 19, at 4:05 a.m., Campus Police met with the girl in the building’s lobby and observed that she appeared to be in “an incoherent state of mind” and had an odor of alcohol as well as bloodshot, watery eyes. Campus police asked the girl for identification, so the female led officers to her room, where she said her ID was located. On the way to the room, Campus Police saw that the girl was stumbling, unable to keep her balance. Once she entered the room, the female looked through items at the foot of her bed and then handed the police a “TCNJ binder filled with papers containing math equations” and said the item was her ID. She was instructed to sit on a wooden chair until EMS arrived. Lawrence Township EMS arrived and she was transported to Capital Health. Campus Police issued her with a summons for underage drinking.
• Sometime between Friday, April 10, at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 12, at 8 a.m., the café in the Education Building was vandalized, according to Campus Police. Pastry boxes and a phone were thrown, resulting in damage to the phone. The phone is valued at $100. It is unknown how the suspect(s) entered the cafe, Campus Police say.
• Five students were charged with underage consumption/possession of alcohol when Campus Police entered a Townhouse East lounge after a noise complaint. Upon arrival to the noise complaint on Saturday, April 18, at 12:05 a.m., Campus Police heard multiple female voices loudly singing, they said. As they entered the lobby, police observed multiple wine bottles on a table, along with red Solo cups. Campus Police asked for the students’ identification, and all those under 21 were summoned.
• An attempted theft of a bicycle from the first floor of Lot 7 was caught on camera on Friday, April 17, at 7:24 p.m., Campus Police said. The bicycle’s owner had locked the bike to a garbage can of the center stairwell on Friday, April 17, at 6 p.m. When she returned on Saturday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m., she found that her lock was damaged and the bike was moved to the other side of the trash can. After the victim had unlocked the lock, she was unable to lock it again. Campus Police reviewed camera footage that captured a male walking up to the bike, picking it up, pulling it with force and attempting to break the lock. Another camera shows that the male was in the area of five other males. The suspect is described by Campus Police as a white male of average height with a thin build, light color ball cap, chin-length brown hair, a light T-shirt, dark pants and dark sneakers.
• On Saturday, April 18, between 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., a car parked on the second level of Lot 11 was scratched on the hood and its right side, Campus Police said. There are no suspects at this time.
Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.