Campus Police cracks down on intoxication

By Jennifer Somers
Photo Editor

Police Respond to Disorderly Conduct at Fall Concert

On Nov. 19 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a member of the Strike Force Security team advised Campus Police that there was a student that appeared to be intoxicated at the Fall Concert in the Recreation Center.

Campus Police spoke with the student, who stated that he had taken six shots of alcohol before he arrived at the concert. However, he did not state what type of alcohol he drank. 

He was unable to balance properly, had slurred speech and his breath smelled like alcohol. He was taken to the medical room and evaluated by TCNJ EMS. While being evaluated, he vomited into a trashcan and was transported to Capital Health Hopewell by Ewing EMS for further treatment. He was issued a B summons on Nov. 24 for Consumption of Alcohol while under the legal age.

Theft Occurs in Townhouse West Laundry Room

On Nov. 24 at 9 p.m., a student arrived at Campus Police Headquarters to report that her clothing was stolen. She stated that earlier that day, she was washing her clothes in the Townhouse West laundry room and left while her clothes were in the washer.

At approximately 5 p.m., she returned to campus and placed her clothing into the dryer before leaving campus again. At around 7 p.m., she returned to campus and found that her clothes were missing. Campus Police advised that she search the entire laundry room, but after doing so, she states she was left with negative results. 

She described her articles of clothing as three black leggings, four t-shirts, a white bra, seven pairs of underwear, 10 pairs of socks and a tan turtleneck. All together, the clothes totaled a value of approximately $162.

There are no security cameras in the area. Campus Police advised her to contact them again if her property was recovered or if she obtained further information. There is no further investigation.

Employee Reports Vandalism of Bliss Hall

On Nov. 20 at approximately 7:20 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Bliss Hall to speak with a Building Services employee on a report of criminal mischief to Bliss Hall’s windows. 

Upon arrival, Campus Police met with the employee at the southwest door of Bliss Hall. Campus Police asked what happened, to which she advised that at some time between when she left yesterday, at approximately 3 p.m., and at 7 a.m. the next day, someone threw eggs onto the second-floor window above the southwest door of Bliss Hall, leaving egg yoke on the window and ground as well as egg shells. The employee stated that this was not the first time that this has happened to Bliss Hall. 

She advised that the first time she noticed it was around Halloween, and it was the window on the west side of the building, facing Metzger Drive. Campus Police asked her if she had heard of any other building where this has happened, and she advised that she had not. 

The windows required cleaning, but there was no other damage from the eggs. Campus Police advised her that the officers will give more passing attention to the building at night and requested that she notify them if it happens again. The case is still open. 

Police Find Intoxicated female at Forcina Hall

On Nov. 22 at approximately 11:53 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to the area of Trenton State College Park on a report of an intoxicated female. Campus Police arrived on the scene at approximately 11:55 p.m., and was flagged down by a student who advised that the individual was on a sidewalk bench between Forcina Hall and the Education Building.

The student escorted Campus Police to the bench where the individual was observed as semi-conscious and being held up by another student along with a student from the College. They were escorted inside the atrium area of the Education Building. TCNJ EMS and EMT arrived on the scene at approximately 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 23 to evaluate and treat the suspect’s condition. TCNJ Professional Staff arrived on the scene at approximately 12:10 a.m. to record the information on the incident.

One of the students said she had consumed raspberry-flavored New Amsterdam Vodka via a water bottle, in addition to several mix “jungle juice” drinks and several cans of beer at an off-campus party, according to the report. The exact amount of alcohol she consumed is unknown. She refused medical treatment and signed a medical refusal form.

She was not cited for underage consumption of alcohol and granted amnesty as per the New Jersey 9-1-1 Lifeline Legislation Act due to the student contacting Campus Police for help.

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