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Rutgers Police Department
Wednesday March 20th, 2019 :: 04:35 p.m. EDT

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Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a report of shots fired which occurred on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at approximately 8:47 PM on Delavan Street between Nichol Avenue and Jones Avenue.

In this incident a local resident reported that shots were fired from a silver SUV, possibly a Toyota Highlander, in the direction of a private residence. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident and the vehicle fled the area towards Nichol Avenue. Police patrols have been increased in the area and NBPD indicated that the incident may have been related to a verbal altercation that occurred several hours prior.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the NBPD 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, contact the police communications center at 732-932-7211.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/nb-crime-tips

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, 2019

Address/Location
Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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