Student trips acid, tells cops there’s more in room

By Ellie Schuckman
Staff Writer

  • A Sodexo employee came to Campus Police headquarters on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., to report an incident that had allegedly occurred the previous day. The employee stated that he was the manager on duty on the evening of Monday, Oct. 3, and provided officers with departmental written statements supporting his report of the incident, police said. The manager stated that a worker told him and another manager that a student in the dining hall line told her that he did not have his ID card with him. She told the student that she could not let him in to eat, yet he proceeded to walk into the dining hall. The other manager said that he found the student and asked him to proceed to the register to pay. The student told the manager to leave him “the fuck alone” and then walked away and proceeded to help himself to more food. According to reports, the manager ordered the student to put the food down and leave the dining hall, to which the student responded, “Fuck you.” When the manager attempted to take the plate away from the student, he forcefully grabbed the manager and repeatedly kicked him, police said. The manager backed away from the student and left the area. The manager who reported the incident told the other manager that he would handle the situation. The manager reporting the incident said that the student had a meal plan, but did not have his swipe card. According to police, the manager told the student that he would charge his account for the food. The student had no response for the manager. Dining Hall staff allowed the student to finish his meal, police said.
  • On Friday, Sept. 30, at 8:11 p.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Wolfe Hall after a student called to report criminal mischief. Upon the officers’ arrival, they spoke to a student who stated she had been having problems with her former roommate, and thus, had not been staying in her own dorm room. According to police, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the student moved out of her dorm room and took the majority of her belongings with her. When she returned to the room to collect an oscillating fan she had left behind, she discovered it damaged, police said. The fan’s face and legs were bent. The student told police that no one had access to the room besides her former roommate. The student wanted to generate a report because of the ongoing issues with her former roommate, police said.
  • Campus Police were dispatched to Lot 5 on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:45 a.m., to meet with a student who called Campus Police headquarters. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with a student who was standing near an activated 911 call box, police said. The student stated that he ingested a couple doses of LSD approximately eight hours before making the 911 call. According to police, the student stated that he was feeling sick and disoriented. When the student was asked if he had any more LSD on his person, he declined. He stated, “I have more of it in my room. Do you want me to get it?” According to reports, at approximately 6:55 a.m., Ewing Basic Life Support (BLS) and the assistant director of upper class experience arrived on the scene. The student was transported to a medical center for further treatment, police said.
  • Campus Police were dispatched to Wolfe Hall on Saturday, Oct. 1, at approximately 2:50 a.m. following the report of an intoxicated person. Upon officers’ arrival, they spoke to a Community Adviser (CA) who reported that a female student came to his room to advise him that her friend was intoxicated in her room. According to police, the intoxicated male was sitting on the student’s bed and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. TCNJ EMS arrived on scene and evaluated the male before deeming it unnecessary to transfer him to the hospital for further medical evaluation, police said. The student who contacted her CA told police that she and her roommate wanted the boy to go home. According to reports, the student and her roommate contacted another friend to come to the rear of Wolfe Hall to pick up the intoxicated individual. When the student arrived behind Wolfe Hall, he showed officers his driver’s license. He did not display signs of intoxication, police said. The student told police he would take the intoxicated male back to his room. No summons were issued, police said.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2:30 a.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Travers Hall after receiving a report that an intoxicated male had passed out. Upon the officer’s arrival, he/she met with a CA who observed the accused student struggling to keep his balance in the hallway. The CA then escorted the student to the men’s bathroom and observed him passed out in the bathroom stall, police said. The officer observed the student sitting on the ground with his head in the toilet, unconscious. The officer attempted to wake the student by shaking him and calling his name, according to reports. At this time, the student started throwing up as the officer attempted to ask how much the student had to drink. The student was unable to answer the officer’s questions because of his level of intoxication, police said. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the student’s person and breath. TCNJ EMS and Ewing Township EMS arrived and treated the student. Ewing Township EMS transported the student to the hospital for further medical treatment. According to reports, the officer was advised by the student’s friend that he was at an off-campus party where he consumed numerous beers and large amounts of jungle juice. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.
  • On Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2:25 a.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Travers Hall in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon the officers’ arrival, they observed a female laying facedown on the floor, covered in vomit. According to reports, there were three other female students surrounding her. The female on the floor was in and out of consciousness, and there was a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her breath, police said. She was highly incoherent and was unable to communicate how much alcohol she had consumed. At approximately 2:35 a.m., TCNJ EMS arrived and began evaluating the student. An officer spoke to a CA on duty who stated that she observed the four females enter a dorm room. The CA said that she peeked into the room and observed the student vomiting. One of the girls stated that the four of them were at an off-campus party. Three of the girls stated that they were not drinking alcohol and were unsure how much the intoxicated female had consumed, police said.
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1:05 a.m., Campus Police were dispatched to the Wolfe Hall lobby in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon the officers’ arrival, they were directed to the Travers/Wolfe link men’s bathroom. Upon entering the room, officers observed a male in the stall sitting on the floor with a Desk Assistant (DA) standing beside him, police said. The student stated that he had consumed approximately four beers at a party at an unknown location. Officers observed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person and breath, and slurred speech as the student spoke. According to reports, the DA stated that an unknown individual reported that there was an intoxicated male feeling sick in the bathroom. The DA arrived to find the student on the floor, near the toilet. According to police, TCNJ EMS arrived and evaluated the student before deeming it unnecessary to transfer him for further medical treatment. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.  
  • Campus Police were dispatched to Travers Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 2:25 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon the officers’ arrival, they spoke to a student who reported that her roommate was in their room vomiting. According to police, the student stated that she called a friend who came to the room and then contacted Campus Police. Both students stayed in the room with the intoxicated individual until police arrived. The intoxicated student was not vomiting when officers entered the room. The intoxicated student said that she went to an off-campus party and consumed an unknown amount of alcohol, police said. The student was evaluated by TCNJ EMS, who deemed it unnecessary to transport her for further medical treatment. No summons were issued under the Good Samaritan Act, police said.
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 12:45 p.m. Campus Police were dispatched to Eickhoff Hall in reference to a theft. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with a Sodexo employee who said that a Sodexo supervisor caught a student attempting to shoplift a Kit Kat bar and a package of Oreo cookies from the T-Dubs store by placing the items inside his pocket without paying for them, police said. The supervisor stated that he had observed the student shoplifting from the store in the past, but was unable to stop him. According to reports, the items were recovered by the supervisor. The student made a written statement to Sodexo employees as per policy. The employee told officers that they will determine the proper course of action at a later time. The incident was reported by Sodexo to the College’s Office of Student Conduct & Dispute Resolution Services. A shoplifting charge may be forthcoming, police said.
  • Officers met with a student at Campus Police headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8:35 p.m., who reported his wallet missing. The student stated that at 8 p.m., he left the Student Recreation Center and began walking toward his room in Townhouse East, police said. When he arrived at his room, the student realized that his wallet was missing. According to police, he backtracked his route, but could not find his wallet. There are no suspects at this time, police said.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9:25 p.m., Campus Police were dispatched to Townhouses South following the report of two damaged screens attached to the first floor windows of one of the buildings. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with a student and immediately observed two screens that were half attached to the window next to the entrance of the townhouse, police said. The student who initially called police was not present at the townhouse when officers arrived. According to police, numerous calls were placed to the student who did not answer. The student present with officers told them that she was there when her friend made the call to report the damaged screens. The officer entered the building and observed no damage to the windows. The officer asked the student if she or anyone reported anything missing, but the student stated that she did not know of anyone missing anything, police said. The student told the officer that when she left the building early that morning at approximately 9 a.m., the screens were fully attached and not damaged. At 9:35 p.m., a facilities maintenance worker arrived and observed the damage. According to reports, he said that he could not fix the screens, but that he would leave a note with housing maintenance regarding the damage.
  • A Campus Police officer was dispatched to the Facilities Building on Monday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m., after he received a call regarding a missing sign from the Browning Avenue Extensions entrance to the College. Upon the officer’s arrival, he met with a supervisor who stated that the wooden sign had gone missing from the center media grass area, police said. The supervisor valued the damages at $480. The officer located the hole on the center media grass area where the sign post had been lifted from the ground. According to police, the supervisor and responding officer checked the surrounding wooded area along the Browning Avenue Extension and Green Lane, but had negative results. There are no suspects at this time, police said.

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