Cop Shop: Student complains of bologna on windshield

By Raquel Sosa-Sanchez
Columnist

CUB funds missing from lock box

The College Union Board reported a theft of $506 on Feb. 5 at approximately 8:09 p.m. The student reporting the theft was made aware of the incident on Feb. 4 by CUB’s student financial director. The theft occurred between Dec. 18 and Feb. 4, according to CUB.

The cash from ticket sales is deposited in the office’s portable lock box until a general deposit is initiated. In this incident, the money was received and never deposited at the bank.

Campus Police proceeded to the Brower Student Center and found that there was no evidence of tampering with the main door filing cabinet or the lock box. Campus Police took pictures of the office for reference.

A list of members who have access to the cabinet was provided to Campus Police. Anyone in CUB or anyone who had access to the office could have accessed the unsecured lock box due to the lack of security procedures.

Campus Police was told that faculty members and the assistant director of student activities have been made aware of the incident. New precautions have been put in place, such as a new lock box and a more secure area to prevent this incident from reoccurring.

Student finds bologna on vehicle

On Feb. 6 at approximately 11:10 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to TCNJ Campus Police Headquarters on a report of criminal mischief.

Upon arrival, Campus Police was met by a female student who stated that a note was left on her vehicle on Feb. 2 at approximately 11:30 p.m. by another individual. The victim stated that the note was in relation to her love for the Disney brand. Campus Police questioned whether she recognized the handwriting, to which she stated she did not.

The student stated that an individual with the same name that was on the note lives in her residence. However, when she asked this individual about the note, he denied having any involvement to the incident.

The student also explained that on Feb. 5 at approximately 2 p.m. she arrived at her vehicle to find a piece of bologna on her windshield.

Campus Police contacted the individual who went by the same name that was written on the first note.

When he was questioned regarding the matter, the student denied having any involvement. There are currently no suspects in the investigation.

Intoxicated student texts concern friends

On Feb. 7 at approximately 1 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Travers Hall in response to an intoxicated female. Upon arrival, Campus Police spoke with two friends of the intoxicated student.

They were concerned because she was drinking and came back to the room vomiting. They also received texts stating that she possibly wanted to harm herself.

As Campus Police entered the room, they observed the intoxicated student sitting on her bed and vomiting into a garbage can. Campus Police then asked her how much she had been drinking, to which she replied, “four or five shots of Bacardi Rum.”

She then told Campus Police on which floor where the drinking occurred. The student was then told that her friends had called because they were concerned for her safety.

Professional staff then arrived on the scene where Campus Police informed them of the incident.

The student agreed to go to the hospital for further evaluation and consulting due to the concerning messages she had sent. TCNJ EMS and Ewing Township EMS Squad then arrived on the scene and assumed patient care. She was transported to a nearby medical facility for further evaluation.

Bathroom stall missing from Forcina

On Feb. 7 at approximately 8:50 a.m., Campus Police met with a Building Services supervisor in Forcina Hall. The supervisor reported that an unknown person removed two bathroom stall doors from the men’s bathroom on the first floor of Forcina Hall.

Upon investigation, Campus Police observed that one stall door was removed from the frame and that another was semi-attached by one hinge. The doors did not appear to have been forcefully removed or pulled off. Additionally, the screws used to secure the stall doors to the hinges were not at the scene.

The supervisor reported that there were no work orders placed for any repairs or remodeling in the bathroom where the incident occurred.

He stated that he observed the missing doors hours after his morning shift began. Overnight staff did not report the incident.

The Building Services supervisor believes that the incident must have occurred after the overnight crew finished cleaning. He was then advised by Campus Police to contact TCNJ Campus Police Headquarters with any additional information that would assist in the investigation.

Campus Police find missing female

On Feb. 9 at approximately 2:35 a.m., Campus Police dispatch advised that a local township police department had issued a missing persons announcement for a juvenile female who was supposed to be on her way to the College.

After speaking with the township’s police, Campus Police dispatch told the parents of the missing juvenile that they believed she was with her friend’s sister, a student at the College, and believed that she had been drinking alcoholic beverages that night.

Campus Police then looked up the student’s information and found that she lived in New Residence Hall. They then met with pro-staff, who were updated on the situation before proceeding to the student’s room.

Campus Police and pro-staff knocked on the suspected room multiple times before receiving a response. When the student answered the door, Campus Police and accompanying staff introduced themselves.

The student was initially hesitant to confirm that the missing juvenile visitor was in the room, but eventually proceeded to wake her up. After observing that the student was having a difficult time attempting to wake her, Campus Police entered the room to check on her well-being.

As they entered, they saw that the room was also occupied by two additional people –– one male, who was not a student, and another sleeping male.

Campus Police noted a heavy odor of alcoholic beverages upon entrance, along with empty shot glasses on the ground and table.

Campus Police told dispatch to call the local township’s police department to inform them that they had located the missing person.

They also requested that dispatch call for an ambulance due to the presence of alcohol at the scene. Once the individual woke up, Campus Police asked her if she had been drinking and she said that she had.

She believed that she had approximately four shots of vodka earlier on the evening of Feb. 8 and had stopped drinking at approximately 9 p.m. The other three individuals, one of which included the room’s occupant, were then questioned by Campus Police.

Ewing Township EMS arrived on scene and Campus Police escorted them to the room. They said that they would be transporting the juvenile visitor to a nearby medical facility and did not need police to ride with them.

Campus Police advised dispatch to relay information to the local township’s police department to tell the girl’s parents where to meet her.

After EMS left, Campus Police asked the female student whose room it was to open her mini refrigerator where they believed there to be alcoholic beverages. The student refused to open the refrigerator. She was then issued a summons for underage consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Theft occurs in Campus Town Fitness Center

On Feb. 13 at approximately 3:20 p.m., Campus Police met with a College student regarding the theft of $100 from his wallet at the Campus Town Fitness Center.

The student stated that at approximately 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. he entered the Fitness Center and entered the men’s locker room. Once in the locker room, he placed all of his items in the back left locker. While he was placing his items in the locker, he stated that a male entered the locker room.

He then stated that this male saw the locker in which he had placed his items. He said that the male had a buzzcut, and was wearing a gray and green tank top.

The student stated that when he finished his workout and went back into the locker room, he observed the locker he was using to be open, with his jacket hanging out of it.

He said that a zipper on his backpack was open and that $100 in 20-dollar bills was missing from his wallet. A check of his debit and credit card accounts showed that there had been no faulty charges to his cards.

Campus Police then advised the student to keep an eye on his accounts going forward. The student said that no other property was stolen.

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