Sleeping students stunned to find floormate in room

Chelsea LoCascio
News Editor

  Campus Police were dispatched to Townhouses East at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Upon arrival, police met with a Pro Staff member who told the cops that, while doing a welfare check on a resident, she smelled marijuana in the hallway and the second floor of the building. She told the officers from which room she smelled the marijuana coming and proceeded to knock on the door. Upon opening the door, both the Pro Staff member and Campus Police asked the resident if he was smoking marijuana and if there was any more of it in his room. He responded, “Yes,” to all questions, according to police reports. The accused opened the top drawer of his dresser and pulled out a blue and black glass pipe with burnt residue and a plastic sandwich bag containing a green, leafy substance, according to police. Campus Police searched, handcuffed and transported him to TCNJ Police Headquarters. The accused was issued summonses for possession of controlled dangerous substances and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  Campus Police met in the TCNJ EMS assessment area in the Recreation Center at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, during the College Union Board’s Spring Concert. Strike Force Security Officers escorted an individual into the assessment area to be medically evaluated for suspicion of intoxication, police said. According to Campus Police, the individual’s breath smelled of alcohol and she admitted to consuming six shots of vodka. After slurring her speech when answering TCNJ EMS’s questions, TCNJ EMS determined that she required medical transport by Ewing EMS for further care. She was issued an underage drinking summons, police said.

  Campus Police were dispatched to the front of Decker Hall around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in reference to a report of criminal mischief. Sometime between 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., an unknown person broke the driver’s side window of a TCNJ EMS response vehicle, according to police. Members of TCNJ EMS and police observed a large crack at the top of the window. Campus Police advised TCNJ EMS to contact them if there is anything further to report.

  Campus Police were dispatched to Travers Hall at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, for a report of an unresponsive, intoxicated male. Upon arriving to the room, police met with a Community Adviser (CA), who said that the two residents of the room told him that they woke up to find a floor resident sleeping in their room. The residents told the CA that they were not able to wake him after several attempts. According to police, the intoxicated male woke up as soon as the police announced their presence. Campus Police asked him if he knew where he was and he responded, “I’m in my room.” The student admitted to having “a couple of red Solo cups of beer” and apologized for wandering and falling asleep in the wrong room, according to police reports. TCNJ EMS arrived and evaluated him but did not deem it necessary to transport him. Police said he refused additional medical attention and was allowed to go back to his own room after being issued an underage drinking summons.

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