Underage drinking and theft keep Campus Police busy

By Brielle Bryan
Opinions Editor

Student (Ever)clearly has too much to drink
On Sept. 27, at approximately 1:50 a.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to a men’s bathroom in Wolfe Hall on a report of an intoxicated male. Upon arrival, the officer observed the suspect, later identified as a male student, sitting on a shower seat and leaning over a bucket that contained red vomit, police said. The officer asked the intoxicated student his name, and the student complied. The officer asked the intoxicated student how much he had to drink, and he said that he had too much to drink, according to police reports. When the officer asked the intoxicated student exactly what he had to drink, the student stated that he had Everclear.

TCNJ EMS arrived on scene and took over medical care. Pro-staff also arrived on scene. While TCNJ EMS was tending to the intoxicated student, the officer talked with the student’s friend. According to police reports, the student’s friend is the one who called for medical assistance while he was throwing up. The student’s friend informed Campus Police that he was aware of the intoxicated student drinking six solo cups of jungle juice that contained Everclear. At some point, the student’s friend was not with him at the house where he was drinking. When they ran into each other again later on, the intoxicated student told his friend that he drank five more drinks, police said. The officer asked the student’s friend the location of the house where they were drinking, and he advised that he did not know the exact address, but believed it was a fraternity house.

Ewing Township EMS arrived on scene and took over medical care, police said. The intoxicated student refused medical attention. After taking his vitals, asking him questions and watching him walk, Ewing Township EMS determined that the intoxicated student could refuse going to the hospital, police said. Campus Police walked the intoxicated student to his room where his friend was advised to watch him for the night. The Refuse Medical Attention form was signed and the intoxicated student was not issued a summons under the New Jersey Lifeline Legislation.

Cycler experiences road rage

On Sept. 27, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Campus Police received a complaint through their email regarding an incident that occurred with a motorist at the College. A Campus Police officer went to the complainant’s office on campus and asked him to explain what had occurred, police said. The complainant stated that on Sept. 26, at approximately 5 p.m., he was riding his bike down D Street toward Metzger Drive when a black vehicle took a right off of E Street and got close behind him.

According to police reports, at about 20 to 30 feet before reaching the stop sign at Metzger Drive, the vehicle sounded its horn aggressively. The complainant stated that when he got to the stop sign, he asked the driver if they were honking their horn at him. The complainant said that the driver said something but he couldn’t understand what they were saying, police said. The complainant stated he made a left turn onto Metzger Drive when the driver in the black vehicle sped past, leaving him little space on the road. The complainant stated the driver started yelling “Fuck you!” out the window toward him, police said. The complainant described the driver to be a woman, and said that she was the only person in the vehicle.

Underage drinking leads to summons
On Sept. 29, at midnight, a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Norsworthy Hall on a report of an intoxicated male. Upon arrival, the officer met with the community adviser, police said. The CA observed an intoxicated male throwing up. The officer on scene attempted to speak with the intoxicated male to see how much he had to drink, police said. The intoxicated male advised the officer that he had six shots of vodka in his room. The officer observed a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from the intoxicated male’s breath.

TCNJ EMS arrived and treated the intoxicated male. Pro-staff was made aware of the incident as well. According to police reports, TCNJ EMS and Pro-staff allowed the intoxicated male to stay in his room and to be looked after by his roommate. The intoxicated male was issued a complaint summons for possessions or consumption of alcoholic beverage in a public place or motor vehicle by person under legal age.

Bike Thief targets Panera Bread

On Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to the parking lot of Panera Bread to meet with a female who reported her bicycle stolen. Upon arrival, the female stated she placed her white Nishiki Pueblo bicycle on the rack between the Panera Bread parking lot and Campus Town, police said. The female did not secure the bicycle to the bicycle rack when she arrived, and upon returning approximately 30 minutes later, the bicycle was not on the rack.

Campus Police searched on campus and the surrounding streets with negative results, according to police reports. The female’s father arrived at the parking lot of Panera Bread at approximately 2:45 p.m. The female’s father provided the serial number to the bicycle, and the bicycle was valued at $200, police said. An inventory of stolen property form, as well as a victim notification form, were completed and signed.

Tires mysteriously punctured
On Sept. 29, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a male student observed damage to his vehicle. The male student stated that his girlfriend parked his vehicle on the third level of Lot 13 on Sept. 28 at approximately noon, police said. When he returned to his vehicle with his girlfriend on Sept. 29, they both observed a flat tire with two puncture marks. Upon reporting the incident, the male student showed the officer the damaged tire, police said. The tire had two puncture marks on the side wall, and the male student did not know why anyone would intentionally damage the tire. The male student was advised to contact Campus Police with any additional information obtained.

Lost wallet looking to be found
On Sept. 27, at 12:20 p.m., a Campus Police officer was dispatched to Campus Police Headquarters to meet with a student regarding a lost wallet. Upon arrival, the officer met with a male student who stated that on Sept. 25, between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., he lost his black wallet while he was in the Decker Hall lounge, police said. The male student stated that he went back to look for his wallet, but he was unable to determine its location. The male student also reported going to the Brower Student Center to see if someone turned in the wallet at the lost and found, and received no results. According to police reports, the wallet was valued at five dollars and contained $30 in cash. The male student was advised to contact Campus Police if he were to find his wallet.