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Rutgers Police Department
Sunday February 26th, 2017 :: 10:19 p.m. EST


Update - Off Campus Crime Alert

Attention Rutgers Community:

An off campus crime alert was issued on February 25, 2017, in reference to a robbery and fatal assault which occurred at approximately 2:30 AM on that date on Hamilton Street in the City of New Brunswick.

Manuel Maldonado, 20, Jose David Vasquez-Rivera, 18, and Xavier Sanchez-Parral, 18, have been arrested and charged in connection with this incident according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. All three men reside in New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, 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 victim of crime 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 26, 2017

Rutgers Police Department
55 Commercial Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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

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