Driver admits to possession of marijuana

By Raquel Sosa-Sanchez
Columnist

Police issue summons for man in possession of drugs

While conducting parking enforcement at Townhouse South at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 30, Campus Police observed a Pontiac driving north on the one-way sidewalk. The driver said he was picking up a calculator from a friend.

At this time, Campus Police officers observed what they believed to be a marijuana cigarette in an ashtray on the center console. They then asked if it was marijuana and the individual said it was. Campus Police then asked if there was any more marijuana in the vehicle and he said there was a bag on the seat.

Campus Police then radioed to dispatch the location and the registration on the vehicle and proceeded to request for backup. The individual was asked to turn off the vehicle and stay in the car.

Campus Police asked for his driver’s license and he stated that it was in his backpack in the trunk. He was then asked for his name and date of birth, which he provided.

Another officer arrived and Campus Police proceeded to arrest the individual. Campus Police searched him and retrieved the marijuana cigarette from the individual’s console, as well as a plastic sandwich bag containing that was believed to be marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.  

They transported the individual and all evidence to Campus Police Headquarters. The individual requested that his car be parked on the side of the road by Campus Police.

Campus Police processed the individual and read him his Miranda Rights. Campus Police issued a complaint summons for the individual to appear in court for a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams. He was then released on his own recognizance at approximately 2 p.m. The individual was not a student of the College.

Student reports missing Airpods

On Jan. 31 at approximately 4:40 p.m., a female student arrived at Campus Police Headquarters to report stolen AirPods. The student stated that she was in a physics class between 9:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m., then stopped by the chemistry lounge for 10 minutes before going to Roscoe West for tutoring. She stated she stopped by the library cafe for 45 minutes before returning to Cromwell Hall.

At approximately 3 p.m., the student realized her AirPods were missing. The student had a  tracking device on her AirPods and the signal led her back to the second floor Physics Lounge area, where she found her tracking device on the ledge of the white boards. The student described her AirPods as being white in a blue silicon case.

She stated she received the AirPods last Christmas, and that they were valued at $160. The student was then given a report number and was instructed to contact the College Police Department with any new information.

Police respond to report of unconscious student

On Feb. 3 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Travers Hall in reference to a report of a female who was unconscious. Upon arrival, Campus Police spoke to a community adviser who said that a student in one room was intoxicated.

Campus Police found the student conscious upon arrival. The student informed the officers that she had consumed several shots of vodka.

The student was advised that the TCNJ EMS was coming to her room so that she could be evaluated. EMS then arrived on scene to evaluate the student. After being evaluated, she was asked if she wanted to go to the hospital, to which she stated she did not want to go.

She signed a refusal for further medical treatment and was advised to contact Campus Police if her condition worsened. The student was also granted the New Jersey Lifeline Legislation Amnesty Law because her friends contacted a community adviser, who then contacted Campus police. The student was not issued a summons.

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