Cop Shop: CAs find homemade bongs during fire drill

On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 12:01 p.m., a male caller contacted Campus Police to report a golf cart in Lot 16 had been vandalized. Two officers were dispatched to the lot where they met with the caller, police said. The male stated that at approximately 11:30 a.m., he discovered the golf cart had its ignition removed. The officers observed the vandalism and took photographs for documentation. According to reports, the male said the golf cart was last used on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 5 p.m.

• On Saturday, Nov. 12, at approximately 12:30 a.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to Eickhoff Hall in regard to an intoxicated 19-year-old male. A Community Adviser (CA) called Campus Police dispatch after seeing the male student was having trouble standing up. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with the intoxicated student who stated he had consumed an unknown amount of Smirnoff vodka in New Residence Hall, police said. According to reports, TCNJ EMS responded to the scene and assessed the student, deeming it unnecessary to transport him for additional medical treatment. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.

• On Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 a.m., two Campus Police officers were dispatched to the Eickhoff Hall downstairs women’s bathroom in regard to an intoxicated 20-year-old female. A CA called Campus Police dispatch after hearing a student vomiting in the bathroom, police said. Upon the officers’ arrival, they met with the intoxicated student who said she consumed five shots of vodka and other unknown alcohol. Her roommate said the intoxicated student’s friends had called the roommate to help the intoxicated student get back to her room because she was too intoxicated to get there by herself. According to reports, the roommate stated that the intoxicated female drank at an off-campus party. TCNJ EMS responded to the scene and assessed the student, deeming it necessary she be transported to the hospital for additional medical treatment. The student was issued a summons for underage drinking, police said.

• On Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m., a Campus Police officer met with a student at Campus Police Headquarters who wanted to report a theft. The officer met with a student who said on Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 9 p.m., she was at an event in the Education Building where she last saw her cell phone. According to reports, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the student came back to her apartment when she realized her cell phone was missing. She searched her apartment, but had negative results. She then used the Find my Phone app that showed her cell phone in the Education Building, police said. The student went back to the Education Building, but had negative results. She went back on the app, which now showed her cell phone near Travers and Wolfe halls. The student went to the Wolfe Hall main office and asked if anyone had turned in a cell phone. The CA on duty stated that no one had left a phone. According to reports, the student attempted to call her phone several times throughout the night, but it would ring and then go straight to voicemail. Campus Police advised the student to contact her cell phone provider and have the phone shut off, and she should contact Campus Police if she had any further information.

• On Monday, Nov. 14, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Travers Hall to speak with a residential director who wanted to document an incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 12. Upon the officer’s arrival, she met with the residential director and a freshman student. The student stated that early in the afternoon on Saturday, a male friend spoke to her about personal issues he was having. The female told the officer that at the time of her conversation with the male, he was under the influence of drugs, police said. According to reports, after the male and female had spoken, he went back to his room. From approximately 1 a.m. to 2 a.m., the student said she was playing video games in her room when she heard loud banging on a door in the hallway. She went to investigate the noise and she started to hear yelling. She then exited her room and noticed two of her floormates banging and kicking on the door of the male she spoke to earlier in the day. According to reports, she attempted to pull the two males away from the door and tell them that the other student was in the hospital. When she attempted to do so, however, she was struck in the left forearm and left side of her ribs from their kicking and hitting of the door. She realized that the two males were intoxicated and did not realize that they had hit her. After more of their floormates stepped into the hallway, the two males eventually went back to their own rooms and went to bed, police said. The student advised the officer that she did not want to press charges against the males at that time, but just wanted to notify Residential Education and Housing of the incident incase another incident were to occur. According to police, the two males apologized to the female the next day and stated that they did not remember anything from the night prior. She was advised to contact Campus Police if anything changes or if she decided to sign a complaint against the males, police said.

• On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at approximately 11:15 a.m., two Campus Police officers were conducting fire drill room checks in Decker Hall with Pro-staff and CAs. Pro-staff was notified by the CAs that they found a bong in a student’s room, police said. According to reports, the two officers responded to the room and met with the CAs who said they were conducting room checks and found three bongs sitting above the closet. The officers observed three plastic beverage bottles that were converted into homemade bongs sitting above a standing furniture closet, police said. One of the bottles was an orange juice bottle that was sitting in a red bowl filled halfway with water. According to reports, all three bottles were cut in half and had an open hole in the caps of the bottles. The officers secured the paraphernalia and brought them to Campus Police Headquarters. The officers photographed and bagged the paraphernalia as evidence, police said.

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