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Rutgers Police Department
Monday February 13th, 2017 :: 04:29 p.m. EST


Crime Alert - Off Campus

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at approximately 2:02 AM inside a private residence located on Guilden Street between Bristol and Courtland Streets.

In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was struck in the face while attempting to break up a physical altercation which occurred during a party inside of the residence. The victim was treated for a non-life threatening injury at a local hospital.

The perpetrator is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5’7” in height with a muscular build and curly hair and wearing a grey tank top and light colored pants.

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 13, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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