A male visitor was cited for underage drinking and a second male visitor was charged with simple assault against a male staff member in New Building on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 1:28 a.m. The staff member was investigating a noise complaint and asked one of the visiting males for identification. The visitor would not cooperate and made comments in reference to the staff member’s sexual orientation. As the staff member continued to attempt to get identification from one of the visitors, the other male visitor put his hands on the staff member and pushed him. Both Public Safety and the Lawrence Township Police Department (LTPD) were notified of the incident and arrived to investigate.
Both visitors are expected to be PNG’d. A PNG is an indefinite persona non grata, literally meaning an unwelcome person. A person who violates university policy may be subject to a PNG because the university is a private institution and therefore has the right to tell a visitor he or she is no longer welcome on university property. If the person ignores the PNG and re-enters university property without permission, he or she is subject to arrest for trespassing.
A female resident reported a hit-and-run in Z-Lot on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11:15 a.m. The female informed Public Safety officers that she had been parked near the high-tension wires in the lot between 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 26. The car received damage from the middle of the left driver’s side door to the rear of the quarter panel. There were scratches, dents and paint transfer on the car. There were no other cars parked next to the female’s vehicle when she discovered the damage. LTPD services were offered and accepted by the resident. The cost of the damage to the car is unknown.