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August 2014
 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred at approximately 11:20 PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014.  This incident occurred in the area of 300 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick City; which is off-campus, in the area of the where Hamilton Street intersects with Woodbridge Street.

 

In this incident the victim, who is unaffiliated with the Rutgers University, was walking to his residence when he was approached by three males.  The three perpetrators proceeded to assault the victim and then fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim received treatment for non-life threatening injuries at a local area hospital.

 

While the description of the perpetrators is somewhat limited at this time; they are described as: one white male wearing a white t-shirt and two black males: the first was wearing a white t-shirt and second was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with stripes.

 

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217 or the Rutgers Police Department Detective Bureau at 848-932-8025.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

§  Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;

§  Avoid isolated or dark areas;

§  Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement; and

§  Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml.


Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.


Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

Rutgers University Police Department

August 25, 2014
 


Attention Rutgers Community:

A Crime Alert was issued on Sunday, August 17, 2014 alerting the community to a burglary which had occurred at College Hall, located at 125 George Street, on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.  An investigation was conducted by the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) and resulted in the identification and apprehension of the perpetrator, who has been charged in connection with this incident.  The RUPD would like to thank those members of the community who provided information during the course of the investigation.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

§  Secure all work spaces when not in use;

§  Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

§  Do not prop open exterior doors;

§  Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml.

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department.

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

August 23, 2014

 


Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is investigating a burglary which occurred on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 7:00 PM at College Hall, located at 125 George Street, on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.

 

In this incident, an affiliated staff member who occupied College Hall reported that an unknown individual entered the building.  The RUPD immediately responded and found damage to several offices on the second and third floor.  A search of the building and immediate area yielded no suspects.

 

The perpetrator was not observed by the staff member and a description is limited at this time. 

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the Rutgers Police Department's Detective Bureau at (848) 932-8025 or (732) 932-7211.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Secure all work spaces when not in use;

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Do not prop open exterior doors;

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department

 

You are receiving this Crime Alert message as part of Rutgers University’s commitment to providing campus-area crime information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act 20 U.S.C. §1092(f), or the Clery Act as it is commonly known.  For more information on the Clery Act and why you are receiving this federally mandated Timely Warning, please visit www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html.

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

August 17, 2014


 

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which occurred on Hamilton Street near the intersection with Guilden Street, near the College Avenue Campus.  The incident was reported to have occurred on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 12:30 AM.

In this incident, the victims reporting walking on Hamilton Street when they were approached by another group of individuals.  During this encounter, two of the individuals reported being shot by unknown perpetrator(s) for reasons which are not yet known.  The two victims received non-life threatening injuries and received treatment at a local area hospital.  Neither victim is affiliated with Rutgers University.

 

The New Brunswick Police Department is actively investigating the incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the New Brunswick Police Department's Detective Bureau at (732) 745-5216.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

  • Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;

  • Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement; and

  • Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours. 

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml.


Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.


Authority: 

Chief Kenneth Cop

Rutgers University Police Department


 

July 2014
 

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers Police Department is investigating two burglaries which were reported to have occurred on the Douglass Campus.

 

The first incident was reported to have occurred between July 3, 2014 and July 7, 2014 inside College Hall which is located at 125 George Street on the Douglass Campus.  In this incident, the victim reported that unknown individual(s) entered the building and removed items of value.

 

The second incident was reported to have occurred between Monday June 23, 2014 and Tuesday July 8, 2014 inside the second level of the Graduate Music House located at 7 Chapel Drive on the Douglass Campus.  In this incident, the victim reported that unknown individual(s) forcibly entered the building and caused property damage. 

 

These incidents remains under investigation and, at this time, it is unknown if they are related.


The Rutgers Police Department is actively investigating both of these incidents and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the Rutgers Police Department's Detective Bureau at (732) 932-8025 or (732) 932-7211.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

§  Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;

§  Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement; and

§  Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml.


Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.


Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

Rutgers University Police Department


June 2014

 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick City Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Monday, June 2, 2014 at approximately 12:00 AM.  The incident was reported to have occurred on High Street which is located between Hamilton and Somerset Streets in New Brunswick.  In this incident the victim, a Rutgers University student, reported that while walking on High Street; he was approached by the perpetrator who struck him in the back of head causing him to fall to the ground.  Following his fall, the perpetrator removed items of value from the victim and fled on High Street towards Somerset Street.  There were no weapons displayed by the assailant and the victim was not seriously injured during this incident. 

 

The perpetrator is described as black male approximately 5’11”, medium build, with ear length dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. 

 

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5218 or the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

- Walk in groups when possible.

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:
Chief Kenneth Cop

June 2, 2014

 


 

 

May 2014

 

 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from University Parking Lot 51A, which is located off of Taylor Road on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.  This incident is reported to have occurred between the hours of 6:00 PM on May 11, 2014 and 9:20 PM on May 13, 2014.

 

In this incident, the victim reported parking a vehicle (an older model silver Volkswagen Passat) within the parking lot and being unable to locate the vehicle upon returning.

 

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions, which include:

- Make sure to secure your vehicle;

- Conceal or “hide” power cords from cell phones, iPods & GPS units when left unattended within your vehicle;

- Anti-theft devices such as the "Club" and car alarms may deter a thief from burglarizing or stealing your vehicle;

- Do not hide spare keys under your car; and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 15, 2014

 


 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from University Parking Lot 58B, which is located off of Bevier Road on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.  This incident is reported to have occurred between the hours of 10:00 AM on May 2, 2014 and 5:00 PM on May 13, 2014.

 

In this incident, the victim reported parking a vehicle (an older model black Volkswagen Passat) within the parking lot and being unable to locate the vehicle upon returning.  The subsequent police investigation recovered the vehicle as being abandoned within another jurisdiction.

 

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions, which include:

- Make sure to secure your vehicle;

- Conceal or “hide” power cords from cell phones, iPods & GPS units when left unattended within your vehicle;

- Anti-theft devices such as the "Club" and car alarms may deter a thief from burglarizing or stealing your vehicle;

- Do not hide spare keys under your car; and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 14, 2014

 


 

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD)     is investigating a burglary which has been reported to have occurred on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at approximately 10:15 pm within a private residence located on Central Avenue between Guilden Street & Prosper Street, in New Brunswick.  In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, observed an unknown perpetrator moving about the lower level of the residence.  The victim further reported that the perpetrator entered several unlocked rooms and removed items of value.  The police investigation revealed a door of the residence was likely the point of entry by the perpetrator. 

 

The victim was not approached by the perpetrator during the incident.

 

A description of the perpetrator is limited at this time.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Allow in only guests who are known to you;

- Keep doors locked when home;

- Remain alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you; and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 9, 2014

 


 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from University Parking Lot 58B, which is located off of Bevier Road on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.  This incident is reported to have occurred between the hours of 12:00 PM and 6:45 PM on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

 

In this incident, the victim reported parking a vehicle (an older model red Volkswagen Passat) within the parking lot and being unable to locate the vehicle upon returning.  The subsequent police investigation recovered the vehicle as being abandoned within another jurisdiction with its ignition punched out.

 

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions, which include:

- Make sure to secure your vehicle;

- Conceal or “hide” power cords from cell phones, iPods & GPS units when left unattended within your vehicle;

- Anti-theft devices such as the "Club" and car alarms may deter a thief from burglarizing or stealing your vehicle;

- Do not hide spare keys under your car; and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 7, 2014

 


Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which is reported to have occurred on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at approximately 01:20 AM.  This incident occurred at an off campus establishment located on Easton Avenue between Hamilton and Condict Streets, in New Brunswick.  In this incident, the victim, a Rutgers University student who is an employee of the establishment, reported that he was struck in the head with a glass while attempting to mitigate a disturbance by a male who was patronizing the establishment.  The assailant was last seen walking on Easton Avenue towards Somerset Street.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

 

The assailant was described as a Middle Eastern male with a thin build, dark hair, multiple tattoos on his right arm, and wearing a motorcycle style jacket with two stripes on the sleeves.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at: (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at: http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/.

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 6, 2014

 


 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick City Police Department is investigating an assault which occurred on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at approximately 01:00 AM.  This incident occurred on Hamilton Street near the intersection with Union Street in New Brunswick.  In this incident, the victims who are Rutgers University students, reported that while walking on Hamilton Street that they were approached by an unknown individual who verbally threatened to fight with them and then punched and kicked them.  The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.  

 

The perpetrator of this incident is described as a white female, late teens to early twenties, 5’9” to 5’11” in height, with a piercing in her left eyebrow and upper lip.  She was further described as wearing blue jeans and a white tank top.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at: (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Walk in groups when possible and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at: http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 4, 2014

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Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a burglary to The Les Turchin Chabad House which is located at 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick.  This incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at approximately 2:58 AM.

 

In this incident, the subject reportedly entered the building by forcing open an entry door.  After gaining entry, the perpetrator vandalized a vending machine and removed food items from within.  The perpetrator was seen fleeing with a group of 4 males on College Avenue in the direction of the College Avenue Student Center.

 

The perpetrator is described as a white male approximately 21 years old with a light beard, dark brown hair, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles. 

 

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions, which include:

- Escort guests whenever possible;

- Report defective locks, card readers, or burnt-out lights;

- Lock doors and windows when work sites and residences are unoccupied and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 4, 2014 

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Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which occurred on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at approximately 01:50 AM on Senior Street near the intersection with Sicard Street in New Brunswick.  In this incident, the victim, a Rutgers University student, reported that while walking on Senior Street he was approached by an unknown individual who struck him in the face without provocation.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

 

The perpetrator of this incident is described as a black male approximately 6'2", 20 years old, thin built, wearing a brown reddish short sleeve t-shirt and tan pants.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Walk in groups when possible and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 3, 2014

 

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Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred between May 1, 2014 and May 2, 2014 at 110 Frelinghuysen Road (Hill Center) on the Piscataway campus. In this incident, two offices were burglarized and cash was taken. Physical evidence was recovered from the scene by Investigators. Suspect information is limited at this time.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at (848) 932-8025.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Secure all work spaces when not in use;

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Walk in groups when possible and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

May 2, 2014

 

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April 2014

 

Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which occurred on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at approximately 2:40 AM on Sicard Street near the intersection of Morrell Street in New Brunswick.  In this incident, the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that an unknown individual drove up next to him and displayed what was described as a firearm while demanding that he turn over personal property.  The perpetrator then stepped out of his car and physically assaulted the victim.  The victim reported that the perpetrators then fled down Morrell Street in the direction of Easton Avenue.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

 

The perpetrator of this incident is described as a black male approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt.  The vehicle was described as a dark colored four door sedan, unknown make or model. 

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Walk in groups when possible and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

April 26, 2014

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Attention Rutgers Community:


The Rutgers Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which occurred on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at approximately 2:50 AM on College Avenue near the intersection of Seminary Place in New Brunswick.  In this incident the victim, who is not affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that while walking on College Avenue he was approached by three perpetrators which physically assaulted him.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. 

 

A description of the perpetrators is limited at this time.

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211 New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Walk in groups when possible and

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

April 26, 2014

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March 2014
 

Attention Rutgers Community:
 

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a burglary which has been reported to have occurred on Wednesday, March 20, 2014 at approximately 1:55 am within a private residence on Hamilton Street between Plum Street and Harvey Street.

 

In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he observed an unknown male suspect exiting one of the unoccupied rooms.  Upon observing the victim, the male suspect dropped personal property belonging to the one of the residents and fled the home in an unknown direction.

The front door of the residence was found unsecured and there were no signs of forced entry.

The victim was not injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 30s, approximately 6’2” in height with short hair wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick City Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or the Rutgers Police Department at (732) 932-7211.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

§  Allow in only guests who are known to you;

§  Keep doors locked when home;

§  Remain alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you; and

§  Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement;

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

March 20, 2014

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Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on Monday, March 17, 2014 at approximately 7:15 PM:

In this incident, the victim, an affiliated female, reported that she was walking on Livingston Avenue in the area of Handy Street when she was approached from behind by an unknown assailant.  She stated the individual grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground and demanded her cellular phone.  The victim stated she handed her cell phone to the individual who then assaulted her by striking her in the face with a closed hand.  The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The assailant is described as a young black male with shoulder length dreads wearing baggie jeans and a heavy zip-up dark colored jacket.  He was also reportedly wearing a multi-colored checkered scarf.

Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5218.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

- Walk in groups when possible.

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

March 18, 2014

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Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a robbery which has been reported to have occurred on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at approximately 5:24 a.m on High Street between Hamilton Street and Somerset Street.

 

In this incident, a victim, unaffiliated with Rutgers, reported that while walking he was approached by a male who made a verbal threat and demanded personal property.  After taking the victim’s property, the suspect struck the victim in the face and then fled on foot.  As a result, the victim sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transported to the hospital for further treatment.  

The description of the assailant is limited at this time. 

 

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to please contact the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

-          Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

-          Walk in groups when possible.

-          Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

March 15, 2014

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February 2014

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police and the Rutgers University Police Department are investigating a robbery which is reported to have occurred on Saturday February 01, 2014 at approximately 1:10 AM.  This incident occurred at the intersection of College Avenue and Hamilton Street, which is located on the College Avenue Campus.


In this incident, the victim reported that he was walking with a cellular phone in hand when he was approached by a single male who inquired whether he was interested in purchasing narcotics.  When the victim declined, the suspect struck him along his right arm with a lowered shoulder which caused his cellular phone to drop on the pavement. After quickly securing the victim’s property, the suspect fled in a silver late model Dodge Charger which had been waiting near Scott Hall. The vehicle in question was last seen by the victim travelling on College Avenue in the direction of the George Street Extension.

There were no weapons utilized in the commission of this crime.

 

The victim was not physically injured during this incident. 

 

The assailant was described as a white male in his early 20's with short black hair, a clean shaven face, approximately six feet in height and 180 pounds.  At the time of the robbery, the suspect was reportedly wearing a thin black jacket which was open at the front and jeans.


Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5218 or the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

- Walk in groups when possible.

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

February 1, 2014

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 January 2014


Attention Rutgers Community:

 

The New Brunswick Police and the Rutgers University Police Department are investigating a robbery which has been reported to have occurred on Saturday January 25, 2014 at approximately 4:40 AM.  This incident occurred at the intersection of College Avenue and Mine Street, which is located on the College Avenue Campus.

 

In this incident the victim reported that while walking he was approached from behind by a single male who forced a hard object into his back and demanded his wallet and cell phone.  After taking the victim’s property, the suspect fled in a waiting gray Honda Civic which traveled down Mine Street towards Easton Avenue.

 

The victim was not physically injured during this incident. 

 

The description of the assailant is limited at this time. 


Anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5218 or the Rutgers Police Department Investigations Unit at 848-932-8025 or 732-932-7211.

 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

-          Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.

-          Walk in groups when possible.

-          Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

For more crime prevention information visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:

Chief Kenneth Cop

January 25, 2014