Cop Shop: Multiple thefts occur throughout campus

By Miguel Gonzalez
News Editor

Student reports missing wallet

A female student arrived at TCNJ Police Headquarters to report a theft of a wallet on Saturday, Dec. 1, at approximately 1:40 p.m. The theft occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at approximately 11 p.m. when she was in a women’s bathroom at Wolfe Hall.

According to Campus Police, the female student left the wallet on top of the paper towel dispenser but did not take it when she left. The student stated she did not realize the wallet was missing until the following day on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The student said she saw a Facebook message stating that her wallet was in a Wolfe Hall’s women’s restroom. After seeing the message, she went back to the restroom but could not find it, Campus Police said. The student later went to the Wolfe Hall area office and the Brower Student Center but neither had the wallet. She then checked and froze her accounts and said there were no suspicious transactions.

According to the student, the black, plastic leather Lethnick pocket wallet valued at approximately $15. According to Campus Police, the wallet contains one Visa credit card, one credit card, two debit cards, a state driver’s license, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Card, a CVS card, a Starbucks rewards card and a Dunkin Donuts card. The student was advised to contact Campus Police if the she located the wallet.

Clothing vanishes in laundry room

A female student reported a laundry theft to Campus Police on Nov. 15 at approximately at 3:20 p.m. According to Campus Police, on Nov. 11, the student placed approximately three loads of laundry into a washing machine in the Townhouses East laundry room. The next day at approximately 4 p.m., she returned to the laundry room to get her laundry.

According to the student, she realized she was missing clothing on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. According to Campus Police, the following items were stolen: a sweatshirt valued at $30, a green sports bra valued at $45, a dark blue rain jacket valued at $50 and a turquoise and white sweatshirt valued at $60. The student was given a copy of the victim notification form and was advised to contact Campus Police if she found her items.

Student reports stolen jackets

Campus Police was dispatched to a report of theft at the Landmark Americana Bar and Grill in Campus Town on Nov. 16 at approximately 1:10 a.m. According to Campus Police, one female student and two visiting friends entered Landmark at approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 15.

According to the student, she placed her coat on a rack, but when she went back at approximately 1 a.m., she noticed that her jacket was missing. Inside her jacket pocket was her key ring, which was also missing. The key ring is valued at approximately $185. Additional items missing were a light brown winter jacket valued at $70, car key and fob valued at $100, a cat-shaped metal key chain valued at $10 and a house key valued at $5.

Student vomits outside Education Building 

While on North Metzger Drive, Campus Police was advised by a passing motorist that there was a male unconscious on the ground in Lot 18 on Nov. 17 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Campus Police proceeded to the location and found an individual laying on the ground against the wall of the Education Building.

According to Campus Police, the male student was waiting on line in Lot 18 to go to a fall festival party. According to Campus Police, the male got sick and started vomiting, at which time a witness placed him against the wall of the building.

According to the witness, the male had consumed approximately three shots of Hennessy Cognac. At the scene, the male could not tell Campus Police where he was drinking or how much alcohol he had consumed.

The male exhibited slurred speech and was laying next to a pool of vomit. TCNJ EMS arrived at the scene to evaluate the male. It was determined he needed to be transported for further medical treatment. Lawrence Township Basic Life Support arrived on the scene and transported the male to a medical center. He was issued a B summons under 2C:33-15.A, Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages.

CA locates intoxicated student

Campus Police was dispatched to the back of Wolfe Hall in reference to an intoxicated person on Nov. 17 at approximately 2:01 p.m. Upon arrival, the officer was met by a community adviser and a male student. They told the officer that the male student laying on the ground was intoxicated. According to Campus Police, the male student was covered in mud, water and what appeared to be bodily fluids. It appeared he had also vomited in the area next to him.

TCNJ EMS arrived at the scene and began treating the student, who was not able to provide information as to what and where he had been drinking. Due to a student finding the patient and calling for medical assistance, the intoxicated student will be treated under amnesty provisions. Trenton EMS arrived and transported the student to a medical center.

Panera Bread employee reports stolen wallet

An employee from Panera Bread at Campus Town came to Campus Police headquarters to report on a stolen wallet on Nov. 17 at approximately 3:34 p.m. On that day, the employee had been working between the hours of 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. According to the employee, he had left his wallet in his apron in the Panera Bread storage room. He left the area and remembered that he had left his wallet, but when he returned his wallet was gone.

TCNJ EMS transports student to hospital

Campus Police responded to a report of an intoxicated underage male at Travers Hall on Nov. 18 at approximately 2:25 a.m. Upon arrival, Campus Police met the complainant, a Travers Hall CA. The CA stated that while responding to a noise complaint at Travers Hall, he discovered a male vomiting. The male admitted to consuming unknown amounts of vodka and rum. While he is not a student at the College, he said he was visiting his friend, who is a freshman and resident of Travers Hall. TCNJ EMS arrived at approximately 2:30 a.m. and assumed patient care. After assessing the male, TCNJ EMS deemed it necessary for him to be transported to a medical facility for further care.

Lawrence Township EMS arrived at approximately 2:50 a.m. and transported the male to a medical center for further medical care. A summons was written for the male for consumption of alcoholic beverages under the legal age to do so. Campus Police went to the medical center at approximately 6 a.m. and delivered the summons to the male, who was alert and conscious.

Student loses iPhone 7

A female student reported a missing smartphone to Campus Police on Nov. 21 at approximately 11:15 a.m. The student stated that while she was packing her vehicle for Thanksgiving break at approximately 2:30 a.m., she dropped her iPhone 7 and was unable to find it. She stated that when she returned to her room at around 2:45 a.m., she noticed that her phone was missing.

She told Campus Police that she retraced her steps back to the lot where her vehicle was parked, but was unable to find her phone. She then searched her entire room until approximately 5 a.m. According to campus police, attached to her iPhone was a card holder that contained several cards. These cards include a PNC debit card, a state driver’s license, a student ID and a New Jersey Education Association ID card.

According to Campus Police, all the missing items are valued at $524. Campus Police advised the student to check online for any fraudulent charges to her PNC debit card. She said she would also go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to receive a new state driver’s license. A victim’s notification form was filled out and the student was informed of her rights as a victim.

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

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