March 31, 2020
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Concrete block causes contractor to call campus cops

By Chelsea LoCascio
News Editor

  Campus Police responded to a report of underage drinking in Lot 14 at 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Upon arrival, police met with a security officer who stated that he saw two females walking on the driveway to the rear of Decker Hall and that one of them appeared to be intoxicated and could barely walk, police said. Upon approaching the females, one of them did appear to be visibly intoxicated, have a speech impairment and smell of alcohol. She admitted to drinking a half of a fifth of vodka. The other female did not appear to be intoxicated, but admitted to consuming four alcoholic beverages a couple of hours prior, according to police reports. The less intoxicated female said the pair was heading back to Cromwell Hall after attending a formal dance. She said they started drinking at a party thrown by Theta Phi Alpha, according to police. TCNJ EMS assessed both of them and determined that the less intoxicated female did not need further medical attention. The visibly intoxicated female needed to be transported to a hospital by Ewing EMS for further medical treatment, according to Campus Police. Both females were issued underage drinking summonses, police said.

• Campus Police responded to a report of possible criminal mischief at the rear of Decker Hall at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17. Upon arrival, police met with a TCNJ EMS member and a resident who said she was in her room when she heard a noise outside her window. The witness said she looked outside her window and observed two males throwing what appeared to be rocks at a TCNJ EMS vehicle and Decker Hall, according to police reports. She stated that she observed one of the males enter the vehicle, remove a wheel lock and throw the wheel lock from the TCNJ EMS vehicle onto the ground. According to police, she said she saw the two males get into a navy blue sedan and drive away. The witness was unable to see the license plate on the sedan, police said. The witness, along with Campus Police and the TCNJ EMS member, did not observe any damage to the TCNJ EMS vehicle, Decker Hall or the wheel lock, according to police. Both the TCNJ EMS member and witness were advised to contact Campus Police if they acquire any more information on the issue, police said. At approximately 2 a.m., a second witness called Campus Police in reference to criminal mischief in the rear of Decker Hall. According to police, he said that at approximately 1:30 a.m., he saw a sedan at the scene of the crime. He could not recollect the color of the sedan, but observed the first three digits of the license plate to be “K12.” Around 2:20 a.m., police called the second witness to obtain more information, which is when he told Campus Police that he did not see what the individuals were wearing, but did witness a driver in the vehicle and an individual getting into the back seat of the driver’s side of the car, according to police reports. The witness said he was unable to see if there were other occupants in the car.

  At 6:25 a.m. on Monday, April 18, Campus Police were dispatched to the College’s parking lot on Carlton Avenue meant for construction workers. Upon arrival, police met with a contractor who said that between 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and 6:25 a.m. on Monday, April 18, both the bodies and mirrors of the driver side and passenger side mirrors were broken on a white Ford ES350 van, according to police reports. Campus Police said that the rear window on the driver’s side was completely broken out and a concrete block was laying on the back seat next to the window. The contractor said that there was nothing missing from the vehicle since it is only used to transport company workers to and from the construction site and the parking lot. He said he notified his supervisor of the damage to the vehicle, according to police.

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

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