Duct tape in door lock leaves damage to lever

By Ellie Schuckman
News Editor

• Campus Police were dispatched to Packer Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a report of criminal mischief to a door’s lock, according to reports. Around 12:54 a.m., officers observed an open computer lab door. It appeared that duct tape was stuffed inside the door lock making the lock unable to function properly, police said. Officers were able to lock the outside door leading into the lab. Access control was contacted and advised of the situation, police said.

  Around 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, Campus Police were dispatched to Travers Hall regarding a theft, reports said. Upon arrival, officers met with a female student who reported leaving her keychain wallet on the outside of her dorm room door lock between 6:25 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The wallet contained several credit cards and $100 in cash, she told police. The student left the wallet attached to the lock for about five minutes while she got settled in her room. When she went to retrieve her wallet, she found that the zipper was open and her money was stolen. The credit cards were left in the wallet, according to police.

  On Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:55 p.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Townhouse East regarding an assault. Upon arrival, officers met with two students who reported that their male friend was assaulted and injured by an unknown male, police said. The student approached the officers, who observed that he was bleeding from his head and had several bruises and scrapes on his face, according to police. TCNJ EMS arrived and provided patient care and an evaluation, police said. The victim told the officer that he came to campus to meet his two friends. He parked his car on the second level of Lot 13 and then walked to Townhouse East when he was assaulted by an unknown male wearing all black, police said. He stated that the assault happened so fast he couldn’t get a good look at the suspect and no one else was in the area when the assault occurred, according to reports. The victim said several times that he was not robbed and had all of his possessions, according to police. The suspect fled on foot toward Travers and Wolfe halls, the victim reports, police said. The victim refused to go to the hospital for further medical treatment, according to police.

  On Sunday, Feb. 28, a Building Services attendant contacted Campus Police to report that he observed a vending machine that appeared to have been broken into. At 7:35 a.m., officers observed a snack vending machine on the first floor of an undisclosed building with the safety grate partially pulled down and broken glass on the floor. The unknown thief pilfered snacks from the top four vending rows, according to police. The value of the products taken from the machine is unknown at this time, police said.

  On Tuesday, March 1, at 11:20 a.m., Campus Police spoke with a professor who was at Campus Police Headquarters to report a stolen key ring containing various College faculty keys. The professor stated that on Tuesday, Feb. 23, around 9 p.m., she set her keys down on a table in the Art and Interactive Multimedia (AIMM) Building, police said. She stated the keys on the ring are in different colored key covers and allow access to rooms in the AIMM Building. The keys are valued at $16, according to police.

Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.