By Colleen Murphy
• A wire-reinforced window of an exit door in Packer Hall was believed to be damaged by the crown of a football helmet of an opposing football team member sometime between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Oct. 10, Campus Police said. The damage was discovered by a member of the College’s athletic staff as he checked the locker room facilities to ensure everyone was out for the football game’s noon start time. According to Campus Police, Wesley College’s football team was the only group to have used that area of Packer Hall during the time the damaged occurred. The crack had a “spider-web like pattern,” was approximately 18 to 24 inches in size and “consistent with a circular/curved object that had struck the window to crack and bulge outward in a curved fashion,” police reports said.
• An intoxicated, sleeping student was found in the hallway of room 209 in the Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 8:10 a.m., Campus Police said. Police woke the student, who had “a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath.” According to police, the student, who had no shoes or socks on, said he was unsure of how he arrived in the building or how long he had been there. Police checked the outer doors to see how the student could have entered the building and room without the swipe access they require and found that a rear door was propped open with a shoe while room 209’s office was propped open with a sign. The student told police he had been at an off-campus party where he consumed some whiskey. According to Campus Police, the student was issued a summons for underage drinking.
• Campus Police were called to Townhouses South at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after a community advisor smelled marijuana coming from the third floor of one of the buildings. As police ascended the stairs to the top floor, the smell of burnt marijuana got stronger. When police got to the top floor, they asked the people who were in the common area where the smell was coming from, but did not get an answer. Police reported that the smell did not appear to be coming from any of the open rooms and that they could hear people from behind a closed door, so they knocked on it. Campus Police announced their identity and knocked again. A male voice from behind the door said, “I’m not getting up, come in,” Campus Police reported. Police opened the unlocked door and again identified themselves. While standing in the hallway with the door now open, police saw five people in the room and a tall water pipe and a marijuana grinder on the table in the middle of the room. On top of the dresser was a small ZipLoc bag with “a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana” and a small black scale. A bottle of vodka was on the floor, next to the table. Campus Police escorted one of the males and the evidence to police headquarters for arrest processing under the charges of possession of both marijuana under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia.
• A couple of items were burned in the unisex bathroom in the basement of Norsworthy Hall sometime between 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, according to Campus Police. During that time, the bottom of a hand soap dispenser and about 1.5 inches of the plastic handle were burned. Additionally, the bottom of the window blind appeared to be burned, as well, and had soot on it about 1-inch wide, Campus Police said.
• A case of a stolen identity was reported to Campus Police on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. The victim requested a copy of her credit report from freecreditreport.com on that same day, and upon reviewing it, noticed a discrepancy in the report, police said. The report showed that she had opened an account with DTE Energy in Detroit, Mich., in June, which the victim said she never did. The victim confirmed with the energy company that the account was active and had utilized her name and social security number. The victim was told to notify Campus Police of any other information.
• Between 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, and 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, a 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop was stolen from the Centennial lounge, Campus Police said. The student left the laptop unattended when he realized he left his phone in his dorm room and went to retrieve it. The student then fell asleep in his room, forgetting that he left his laptop in the lounge. When he woke up the next morning, realized the laptop was missing and went to the lounge to get it, the laptop was gone. Campus Police value the laptop at $1,700.
• Police were dispatched to Travers Hall at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, after a report came in of an intoxicated female in the third floor women’s bathroom. Campus Police said they met with TCNJ EMS and saw the student in the bathroom, sitting on a chair and vomiting into a trash can that was in her lap. Police reported that the student was conscious, but incoherent. The student’s friend said that the two of them were at a house party on Hawthorne Street in Ewing, N.J., that had approximately 40 people in attendance. The friend had two unknown males walk the intoxicated female back to campus where the friend then dialed 911. The student was issued a summons and was transported to a local hospital, police said.
• A student who became sick after smoking a marijuana cigarette asked for police assistance at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, according to Campus Police. After smoking the cigarette, which he said he received from an unknown friend, the student ate tacos from a campus dining facility and then returned to his dorm room. There, the student started to throw up and began to feel as though he was getting “higher,” Campus Police reported. This concerned the student so he asked someone to call police for him. After evaluating the student, TCNJ EMS determined that he should be transported to a local hospital because of his continuing vomiting.
Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.