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Rutgers Police Department
Monday February 12th, 2018 :: 09:33 p.m. EST


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Monday, February 12, 2018, at approximately 6 PM on Bristol Street between Guilden and Delafield Streets in the city of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victims, who are affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that while walking in the area they were hit with paintballs which they believed came from a vehicle idling in the area. None of the victims reported injuries or sought medical attention at the time of the incident.

Descriptions of the perpetrators are limited at this time. A dark colored sedan with tinted windows was described by victims as being seen in the area at the time of the incident, possibly occupied by two males.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.

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

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
February 12, 2018

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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