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Crime Alerts Rutgers University-Newark & RBHS

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.

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Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
856-225-6111
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
973-972-4491
Rutgers University-Newark
973-353-5111
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
732-932-7211

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During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

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July 2016

June 2016

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Rutgers Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Friday, June 24, 2016 at approximately 4:04 PM. 

The incident occurred near the intersection of Orange Street and Broad Street, Newark, NJ In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated, stated that while walking north on Broad Street approaching Orange Street she was approached by the assailant who was riding a bicycle. The assailant pushed the victim causing her to drop her phone to the ground. The assailant then picked up the phone from the ground and fled west on Orange Street on his bicycle. No weapons were displayed and the victim was not physically injured.

The description of the assailant is a black male with shoulder length dreads with blonde ends, approximately 20-30 years of age, wearing a white shirt and pants. The description of the bicycle is limited at this time.

Any person who may have witnessed this individual or has any relevant information should contact the Rutgers Police Department communications center at (973) 353-5581 (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 at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/. 

Authority:
Carmelo V. Huertas
Chief
June 24, 2016

May 2016

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Rutgers University Police Department was notified of a robbery which is being investigated by the NJIT Police Department.  The incident was reported to have occurred Wednesday May 11, 2016 at approximately 1:15 PM, near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

In this incident, the victim, who is un-affiliated, reported that he was approached by a single assailant who 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 MLK Blvd.  No weapons were shown and no injuries were sustained to the victim.

The description of the assailant is as follows: black male, approximately 17-20 years of age, short stature, bald head, wearing a white t-shirt, black track style pants, and white shoes.

Any person who may have witnessed or has any relevant information should contact the NJIT Police Department at (973) 596-3111 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/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
Chief
May 11, 2016

April 2016

Attention Rutgers Community,

The Newark Police Department is investigating a homicide and shooting incident which occurred on Sunday, April 10,2016 at approximately 9:56 PM.The incident occurred inside of a private residence, located off-campus near the intersection of Central Avenue and Halsey Street.

In this incident, the victim, who is affiliated, sustained a fatal injury. A second victim, who is unaffiliated, sustained a gunshot wound and is receiving medical treatment.

Two assailants were reported to have fled the scene of the incident.The description of the assailants is as follows:two Hispanic males, approximately 20-25 years of age, approximately 5’9” in height, and approximately145 pounds. One assailant was observed to be shirtless.Both assailants fled the residence on foot in a southbound direction on Halsey Street.

This incident remains an active investigation by the Newark and Rutgers Police Departments, as well as the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.Additional police patrols have been deployed by the RUPD. At this time this incident is not believed to be a random act and no safety threats exist to the Rutgers-Newark campus community.

Any person who may have witnessed or has any relevant information should contact the Rutgers Police Department communications center at (973) 353-5581 (24x7), a detective from the Rutgers Police Investigations Unit at (973) 972-6394, or the Newark Police Department at (973) 733-6000.

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.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
April 11, 2016

March 2016

No Crime Alerts Issued.

February 2016

No Crime Alerts Issued.

January 2016

No Crime Alerts Issued.