Campus News

WPU Crime Report

By Anthony Vargas

Staff Writer

On March 1 at 3:01 p.m., University police officers responded to a possible altercation report in Overlook North. A student was arrested for simple assault as a result.

Between March 2 and March 8, 14 William Paterson University students were referred to Judicial Affairs for violating the University’s narcotics policy, three students were referred for violating the University’s fire safety policy, and two students were referred for damaging University property. Additionally, three other students were referred for tumultuous behavior and two students and one non-student were arrested for narcotic offenses and violations. Police officers responded to reports from the following areas: Overlook North, Overlook South, High Mountain East, Heritage Hall, and Pioneer Hall.

On March 3 at 5:55 a.m., University police officers arrested one student for defiant trespassing and narcotic offenses after responding to a High Mountain East report of possible controlled dangerous substance use.

Between March 4 and March 14, eight investigations were started after reports of theft, vehicle property damage, possible burglary, possible theft, and University property damage were reported and filed. Additionally, on March 5 at 2:29 a.m., one non-student was arrested for damaging university property.

On March 6 at 11:22 a.m., University police officers discovered drug paraphernalia and referred one student to Judicial Affairs after investigating a parked vehicle in Lot 2 with the passenger window rolled down.

On March 10 at 8:47 p.m., University police officers arrested a student for having an active warrant after responding to a student in Lot 5 who needed assistance after locking themself out of their car.

On March 11 at 2:01 a.m., two students were transported to the hospital. One of these students and a student who was not transported to the hospital were referred to Judicial Affairs for violating the University’s narcotics policy. Additionally, on March 12 8:06 p.m., one student was referred to Judicial Affairs after police officers heard loud music coming from the area of the radio station while on routine control.

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