NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A gated community in the city's Fourth Ward was the scene of a stabbing that went unpublicized by the city's police department.
A 16-year-old was injured in the incident, which occurred at around midnight on the evening of Friday, August 5 somewhere inside the gates of the Hampton Club.
Sources told New Brunswick Today that the stabbing took place in the clubhouse within the 312-unit condominium complex, but police did not immediately confirm the exact location.
"New Brunswick police officers investigated a large party on Edpas Road. A 16 year old juvenile male stated that he was stabbed at the party by an unknown party-goer," said New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) Captain JT Miller.
"The juvenile victim was unable to provide a suspect description," said Miller, adding that detectives are "actively investigating" the stabbing.The juvenile victim was treated at RWJUH for non-life threatening injuries."
A person who answered the phone number for the condo complex refused to say who he worked for or answer any questions about the stabbing, but promised that "someone from the board or management" would return our phone call.
Like many neighborhoods, the Hampton Club is run by a Homeowner's Association (HOA), with a board elected from among the property owners in the complex.
"Twenty Four Hour security is provided for the comfort of all residents," according to the website of the Hampton Club Condo Association.
According to the website, the association's board currently has three members and two vacant seats. The board has hired Jersey City-based MEM Property Management to manage the complex.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.