RUPD-Newark Crime Alerts

Rutgers University, in its commitment to safety on campus and in compliance with the Clery Act, has procedures in place to alert the campus community in a timely manner of certain crimes reported to the University Police that occur either on or near campus.In the event of a Clery reportable crime that, in the judgment of the Chief of University Police or other authorized command staff member, constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the University community, a campus wide timely warning, also known as a “Crime Alert” will be issued.

See below for the latest Crime Alerts for Rutgers University-Newark and RBHS at Newark.

January l February l March l April l May l June
July l August l September l October l November l December

July 2017

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on July 23, 2017, at approximately 12:05 PM. The incident occurred in the Subway Restaurant located at 155 University Avenue Newark, NJ.

In this incident, the victim stated the assailant leaped across the counter, grabbed the victim’s shirt, and demanded the register opened. The victim did not comply and the assailant fled south on University Avenue with the contents of a tip jar.

The victim was not physically injured during the incident.

The description of the assailant is a dark complexion black male, 5’7” in height and approximately 155-170 pounds, between 30-40 years of age, unshaven, with short black hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans shorts.

Patrols have been increased in this area. Any person who may have witnessed the assailants or has any relevant information should contact the Rutgers University Police Department at (973) 353-5581 (24x7) or the Rutgers University Police Detective Bureau at (973) 972-6394.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

• Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
• Walk in groups when possible.
• Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/tips.php

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas, Jr.
Chief
July 23, 2017

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The Rutgers Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred Friday, July 21, 2017 at approximately 9:45 AM. The incident occurred on University Avenue, between James Street and Central Avenue Newark, NJ.

In this incident, the victim was approached from behind and pushed by an unknown assailant who demanded items of value. The victim complied and the assailant fled north on University Avenue. The victim was not physically injured during the incident.

There is no description of the assailant at this time.

Patrols have been increased in this area. Any person who may have witnessed the assailants or has any relevant information should contact the Rutgers University Police Department at (973) 353-1818 (24x7) or a detective from the Rutgers Police Investigations Unit at (973) 972-6394.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

• Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
• Walk in groups when possible.
• Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/tips.php

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

 

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas, Jr.
Chief
July 21, 2017

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Attention Rutgers Community,

The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at approximately 11:55 pm in the vicinity of Raymond Boulevard and Washington Street.  

In this incident, the victim reported that he was approached by an assailant who displayed a handgun and made a verbal demand to turn over personal property, to which the victim complied.  The assailant then fled the area on foot in a northbound direction on Halsey Street.  No injuries were sustained to the victim.

The description of the assailant is limited at this time.

Any person who may have witnessed or has any relevant information should contact the Newark Police Department at (973) 733-6000 or the Rutgers Police Department at (973) 353-5581 (24x7).

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
- Walk in groups when possible.
- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/tips.php

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas
Chief
July 19, 2017

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Dear members of the Rutgers University - Newark community:

On July 11, 2017 the Rutgers University Police Department issued a Crime Alert notifying the community about a robbery in the Rutgers University –RBHS area. Today, the Rutgers Police Department (RUPD) identified and arrested Rakeem Holiday of Jersey City, NJ for the robbery committed on July 11, 2017.   

We deeply thank all of those from the RU-N community for their patience and cooperation.  Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to please contact the RUPD Detective Bureau at (973) 972-6394.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including:

  • Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you;
  • Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
  • 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 973-972-6393.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/tips.php

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 Carmelo V. Huertas Jr.
July 14, 2017

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Attention Rutgers Community,

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on July 11, 2017, at approximately 9:45 AM. The incident occurred in Parking Lot 4a, located at 30 12th Avenue, Newark NJ.

In this incident, the victim who is affiliated, stated that the assailant displayed the handle of a weapon, issued a verbal threat, and demanded items of value. The victim complied and the assailant fled east on West Market Street. The victim was not physically injured during the incident.

The description of the assailant is a dark complexion black male, 5’8” in height and approximately 170 pounds, with a scar over his right eye, wearing a black t-shirt with a white unknown logo, and dark jeans.

Patrols have been increased in this area. Any person who may have witnessed the assailants or has any relevant information should contact the Rutgers University Police Department at (973) 972-4491 (24x7) or the Rutgers University Police Detective Bureau at (973) 972-6394.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

• Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
• Walk in groups when possible.
• Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas, Jr.
Chief
July 11, 2017

June 2017

No Crime Alerts Issued

May 2017

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on May 29, 2017 at approximately 6:00 PM. The incident occurred on Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, between Central Avenue and Bleeker Street. 

In this incident, the victim was verbally threatened by an unknown male who demanded money. The victim complied and the assailant fled in the direction of Central Avenue. The victim was not physically injured during the incident. 

The description of the assailant is limited at this time. 

Patrols have been increased in this area. Any person who may have witnessed the assailants or has any relevant information should contact the Newark Police Department at (973) 733-6000 or the Rutgers University Police Department at (973) 353-1818 (24x7). 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

• Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
• Walk in groups when possible.
• Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community athttp://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas, Jr.
Chief
May 29, 2017

April 2017

No Crime Alerts Issued

March 2017

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Newark Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on March 24, 2017 at approximately 5:00 AM. The incident occurred on University Avenue, Newark, NJ, between James Street and Orange Street. 

In this incident, the victim was approached by an unknown male, who demanded the keys to his vehicle. The assailant then struck the victim with a closed fist and then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle, a 2012 Nissan Rouge, blue in color.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and received medical attention.

The description of the assailant is limited at this time. 

Patrols have been increased in this area. Any person who may have witnessed the assailants or has any relevant information should contact the Newark Police Department at (973) 733-6000 or the Rutgers University Police Department at (973) 353-1818 (24x7). 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

• Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
• Walk in groups when possible.
• Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community athttp://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas, Jr.
Chief
March 24, 2017

February 2017

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Wednesday, February 7, 2017 at approximately 11 PM. The incident occurred at 155 University Avenue, Newark, NJ. 

In this incident, the victim, a Rutgers University Student, was approached by 2 males, upon arriving at a pre-arranged meeting.  The assailants grabbed him from behind, and demanded personal property. The assailants then fled the area on foot.  The victim sustained minor physical injuries and declined medical attention.

The descriptions of the assailants are as follows:

Assailant 1 - Light skin Black or Hispanic male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Assailant 2 - Black male, approximately 5'6” tall, wearing tight blue jeans and a black t-shirt.

Patrols have been increased in this area. Any person who may have witnessed the assailants or has any relevant information should contact the Rutgers University Police Department at (973) 353-1818 (24x7) or a detective from the Rutgers Police Investigations Unit at (973) 972-6394.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a victim of a crime by taking reasonable precautions:

  • Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you.
  • Walk in groups when possible.
  • Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.shtml

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community athttp://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/

Authority:

Carmelo V. Huertas, Jr.
Chief
February 8, 2017

January 2017

No Crime Alerts Issued