Campus Town brawl ends in the streets

By Ellie Schuckman
Staff Writer

 

  • On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 12:45 a.m., Campus Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male in front of Travers Hall. Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a student sitting on a bench with his head on the table, police said. When officers asked for his identification, the student responded with slurred speech, stating that his ID was in his friend’s room. One of the officers asked how much the student had to drink, to which he responded seven or eight shots of vodka. The officer asked where he drank the vodka and the student said it had been somewhere in Travers Hall, according to reports. TCNJ EMS arrived and assessed the student. Another student arrived and provided officers with the intoxicated student’s driver’s license. TCNJ EMS cleared the intoxicated student medically, according to reports. He was issued a summons for underage drinking and escorted back to his room in Travers Hall, police said.
  • Campus Police was dispatched to Lot 12 on Saturday, Sept. 24, at approximately 1:35 p.m. to speak to a woman in regard to missing license plates. Upon the officer’s arrival, the woman stated she was at the College visiting with her daughter for Parent and Family Day, police said. As she was unloading her vehicle, the woman noticed that her front and rear license plates were missing. She said that she did not know how long or where the plates went missing. The woman said that she just wanted to document the incident in case she gets pulled over before obtaining new license plates, according to police. The woman was advised by the officer to obtain replacement plates from any motor vehicle agency as soon as possible, police said.
  • On Sunday, Sept. 25, at 12:45 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Decker Hall following a report of an intoxicated female. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with a fellow officer who directed them toward the student who was sitting on a bench outside of Decker Hall. According to reports, the initial officer on the scene witnessed the student stumbling down the sidewalk, unable to walk straight. He also stated that when the student tried to swipe into the building, she dropped her ID card and when she attempted to pick it up, she fell forward and had to catch herself on the sidewalk. According to reports, the student said that she consumed approximately five shots of Fireball whiskey at an off-campus location. TCNJ EMS arrived on scene and administered medical care before medically clearing the student. She was issued a summons for underage drinking and released back to her room, police said.
  • A student called Campus Police dispatch on Sunday, Sept. 25, at approximately 2:50 a.m. to report that an assault had taken place at Campus Town and a party involved asked the student to contact police for assistance. The student stated that the parties involved in the assault were still on the scene. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed two males waiting in front of building 600, police said. A male with a bloodied nose identified himself, as did another male waiting outside of the building. The student who called the police stated that while he was walking home, one of the males involved in the assault approached him and asked him to call for help. According to reports, the student who called did not witness the assault, but wanted to assist. One of the males involved with the assault stated that he was supposed to stay with his friend the other male involved with the assault for the night. According to reports, the two went out for the night and upon returning, had a verbal dispute in the lobby of building 600. The verbal dispute escalated when one of the males told the other he could no longer stay with him for the night. A physical fight ensued, which started in the lobby and moved outside, police said. The two stopped fighting and realized their keys, cellphones and other personal belongings were locked inside of the lobby. At this time, one of the males approached the student who called police for assistance. The fight reportedly started “over a girl.” The other student involved in the fight did not sustain injuries, but his shirt was ripped. Both student admitted to having mutual disputes in the past and neither were interested in filing complaints. Both agreed to go their own ways for the night, police said.
  • Officers met at Campus Police headquarters with a student who wanted to report a theft on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:25 p.m. The student stated that someone removed her cellphone from the women’s bathroom stall in the Brower Student Center, according to reports. She told the officer that she went into the bathroom to change for work, but realized she left her cellphone behind when she arrived at work. Approximately five minutes later, she went back to retrieve her phone, but it was gone, police said. A search of the area conducted by the student yielded negative results. The student told the officer that she called her phone, but it was turned off and the call went straight to voicemail, police said. The phone is valued at $90. There are no suspects at this time, according to reports.
  • On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10:10 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to the soccer stadium maintenance building following the report of a burglary. Upon the officers’ arrival, they were met by a maintenance worker who stated that at 10:05 a.m., he observed that the sliding window to the office was half open and the hinges were off the wall. According to reports, the worker also stated that there did not appear to be anything missing from the office. The only valuable piece of equipment in the office is a pressure washer valued at $600, however, the washer was still present, police said. An officer observed dust on the counter where the window opens and closes. The dust did not appear to be cleaned or touched, according to reports. In order to enter the office through the window, dust would have had to have been touched or swept away, police said. The worker said that he would fix the broken sliding door and told the officer that it would not cost the College any money. The officer told him to contact Campus Police if he notices anything missing from the office, police said.

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