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UMD Safety Notice 11/21/19

INCIDENT:    Multiple Motor Scooter Thefts

OCCURRED: Between October11 and November 18, 2019

LOCATION: Parking Lot 11B near the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex

UMPD CASES #: 2019-59890, 2019-60722, 2019-65056, 2019-67742, and 2019-67759

BRIEF DETAILS:

The purpose of this UMD safety notice is to make you aware of multiple motor scooter thefts that have occurred from parking lot 11B.

Between October 11 and November 18, UMPD received five reports of motor scooter thefts. All five thefts occurred from parking lot 11b. Three of the five motor scooters were not locked. A video review of the cameras in the area was submitted in each of these cases.

We are also seeking the community’s help in identifying the suspect in three of the motor scooter theft cases. For photos of the suspect and additional details, click here.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating these incidents.

Individuals with any information regarding these incidents are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home

Safety Tips:

As a reminder, for anyone that parks a motor scooter on campus to take the necessary precautions in properly securing your motor scooter. Invest in a durable lock, such as a u-type of lock or a disc brake lock and/or a grip lock.

Do not use a cable or a chain to secure your motor scooter as those are easily defeatable.

If you haven’t done so, make sure to register your motor scooter with DOTS.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://helpcenterumd.org/

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)
301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142   

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

UMD Community Notice 11/17/19

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Burglary

OCCURRED:             November 17, 2019/ Approximately 6:45 a.m.

LOCATION:              4200 Block of Knox Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP19111700000984

BRIEF DETAILS:

On November 17, 2019, at approximately 12:22 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus burglary that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m., in the 4200 block of Knox Road, College Park, MD.

A female student was awoken by a noise she heard and saw a male at the end of her bed. The suspect then ran out of the room.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online. Email address is: pgcrimesolvers@co.pg.md.us.

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.
 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

http://www.umdhelpcenter.org/

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

**UPDATE** UMPD Press Release 11/13/19

 

 

 

 

PGPD Investigating Second Targeted Residential Robbery in College Park in Two Weeks

PGPD Investigating Second Targeted Residential Robbery in College Park in Two Weeks ( http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2019/11/pgpd-investigating-second-targeted.... )

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a residential armed robbery that occurred in College Park on Monday night. Preliminarily, detectives believe the suspects targeted the victims because, at least, one of the victims is involved with the illegal sale of marijuana.
 
On November 11th, at approximately 7:15 pm, three suspects broke into the home in the 7400 block of Dickinson Avenue. At least two of the suspects had guns. The suspects demanded cash from the residents. Once they got the money, the suspects fled the home. No one was hurt.
 
The previous residential robbery occurred on October 30th on the same street, in the 7500 block of Dickinson Avenue at 10:40 pm.  Preliminarily, detectives believe the house was targeted by two unknown suspects because, at least, one of the victims was involved in the illegal sale of marijuana. 
 
“We wanted to address our community because we know there is concern, but we want to reiterate that these are not random crimes at all.  So far the investigation has revealed the robberies, in both cases, surround individuals who are engaged in the illegal sale of marijuana and were targeted as a result of those criminal pursuits and activities,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.
 
At this time, there is no link between the victims in either case, however, detectives are working to determine whether the same suspects are responsible for both crimes.  
 
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-772-4905. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

 

UMD Community Text Alert 11/11/19

A UMD Community Text Alert was sent for an off-campus home invasion robbery (armed) that occurred in the 7400 block of Dickinson Avenue, on November 11, 2019. For information about the text alerts, visit https://alert.umd.edu/alerts

The Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

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