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Rutgers Police Department
Monday October 16th, 2017 :: 07:13 p.m. EDT


Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers Police Department is investigating a criminal sexual contact which was reported to have occurred on Friday October 13, 2017, at approximately 4:30 PM in Mettler Residence Hall located at 117 College Avenue in the city of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is affiliated, reported that while sitting in her residence hall room with the door open, an unknown male entered the room and began to kiss her while also touching her chest and groin over her clothing. The victim reported that she was able to distance herself from the male and demand that he leave the area. The male then complied and left in an unknown direction. There were no physical injuries as a result of this incident.

Descriptions are limited at this time. The perpetrator is described as a thin, college aged white male, with blonde hair.

The Rutgers Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact 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:

• Immediately reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement;
• Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;
• Avoid isolated or dark areas;
• Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours, make sure residence doors and windows are locked at night.

The Rutgers University Police Department provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system. In order to request a security escort we ask that an individual contact the police communications center at 732-932-7211.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at

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Chief Kenneth Cop
October 16, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-932-7211

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