Kean University Police Department blotter, Feb. 2017
By Cody Louie | Published March 4,2017
The Kean University Police Department’s daily blotter holds incidents and crimes reported to the police. For the month of Feb. a total of 27 incidents of found property and 12 motor vehicle accidents were reported across campus lots among other things.
Feb. 1 – At approximately 11:30 a.m. a 23-year-old Irvington man was arrested for contempt.
Feb. 2 – A suspicious person verbally harassed another in the Hutchinson lot at approximately 8:30 a.m. Around 3:30 p.m. a 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested for contempt. Soon after, a laptop was stolen by an unknown person in a room in Burch Hall.
Feb. 5 – At approximately 12:00 a.m. in the Vaughn Eames Lot, multiple people were found attempting to open doors to vehicles. Later on around 4:00 a.m. a 22-year-old Belleville man was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the Science Lot.
Feb. 6 – An unknown person at the library asked questions regarding the university which compelled the complainant to report it. The grease bin at the University center lot was broken into at approximately 2:00 p.m. The unknown person cut through a portion of the lid closed shut by a Master lock. Around 5:30 p.m. three telephones were taken from a conference room table at the North Avenue Academic Building. At around 9 p.m. a person was utilizing vulgar language and giving attitude to employees of the UC Hall Cafeteria. Lastly, at 9:30 p.m. a person scratched a victim’s vehicle as a result of a parking dispute in Willis Lot.
Feb. 7 – Officers assisted the Hillside Police Department on a complaint of excessive trash left behind by a fraternity party at approximately 8:00 a.m. Around 10:30 a.m. officers assisted the Newark Police Department with an arrest for an active warrant. Two of a victim’s tires were slashed in the campus school south lot around 11:30 a.m. the person who did it is unknown.
Feb. 8 – At 6:00 a.m. a suspicious person was found in Bruce Hall which was closed and was asked to leave. Around 11:30 p.m. students got stuck in elevator one in Bartlett Hall. One student managed to get out of the elevator on their own. The elevator was then declared out of service.
Feb. 10 – A 30-year-old Newark man was arrested for contempt on Morris Avenue at approximately 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 12 – At approximately 1:00 a.m noise complaints were filed in Rogers Hall and Dougall Hall. At Rogers Hall the people involved were informed of the complaint and told to quiet down. In Dougall Hall the area in question was inspected and no one was found or heard. At approximately 11:00 a.m. a person was trapped inside elevator one in Bartlett Hall. After several attempts the person was freed and the elevator was deemed out of order.
Feb. 13 – At approximately 4:00 a.m. a noise complaint was filed in the Freshman Hall. The people involved were informed and told to keep the noise down. Around 1:30 p.m. a complaint for a controlled dangerous substance was reported in the Freshman Hall. An odor was found in the room, however, no substance was found in the room. Near 4:00 p.m. an unknown person removed a keyhole cylinder from a door handle to an office in the Green Lane Building.
Feb. 14 – At 4:00 p.m. an unknown person took a victim’s wallet, money and car key at the East Campus. Around the same time, a person reported an odor of a controlled dangerous substance in her dorm room multiple times that week due to her roommate. At approximately 10:30 p.m. a person borrowed a victim’s vehicle and failed to return it as planned.
Feb. 17 – At approximately 10:30 a.m. an unregistered vehicle was towed from the Green Lane Lot. A suspicious package was reported in the men’s restroom of Bruce Hall around 3:00 p.m. The package was later found to be a bag of garbage. A wallet was reported stolen in the Freshman Hall at 6:30 p.m. and was later found.
Feb. 18 – An unknown person cracked the windshield, dented the roof, and left footprints on the trunk of a victim’s vehicle in the Vaughn Eames Lot around 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 – An argument occurred between two people in the Freshman Hall in which they shoved one another around 1:30 a.m. At approximately 5:00 a.m. a person was intoxicated and standing in traffic on Morris Ave.
Feb. 21 – A laptop charger was taken from a victim’s office at 10:30 a.m. in the Science Building. Around the same time a gas leak was reported in the Science Building. The Union Fire Department deemed the building safe after no detectable odor was present. At approximately 11:00 a.m. a person took money from a victim in a theft by deception in Whiteman Hall. The person claimed he was from the IRS and said the victim owed money.