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UMD Safety Notice 11/19/2020

INCIDENT:    Multiple Thefts from Autos

OCCURRED: Between November 10 and November 18, 2020

LOCATION:  Parking Lot at UMD Golf Course

UMPD CASE Numbers: 2020-82701, 81860, and 80671

BRIEF DETAILS:

Between November 10 and November 18, 2020, the University of Maryland Police Department received three reports of thefts from autos. All of the incidents occurred in the parking lot at the UMD Golf Course, during the daytime.  In total, there were four vehicles that sustained window damage.  Property was taken from all four vehicles.  

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Individuals with any information regarding this incident 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:

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.  

As a reminder, do not leave items in plain sight inside your vehicle. If you can, place items in the trunk of your vehicle before you travel to your destination.

Do not leave items of value inside your vehicle.

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

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/

CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)

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

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11/01/2020 UMD Community Notice - Update in Last Night's Off-Campus Shooting

Dear Campus Community,

Last night shortly after 11 PM, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) responded to a report of a shooting at The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

PGPD is leading this investigation and has provided the following update, including information on the status of the victims and images of two persons of interest: https://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2020/11/pgpd-releases-surveillance-pictures-of.html

At this point, we have no information that any of the victims are affiliated with the University of Maryland community. UMPD assisted PGPD with scene security and traffic control and provided first aid to one of the victims. The safety of the University of Maryland and our surrounding community remains our highest priority.

Chief David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

 

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.

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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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.

Prince George's County Police Department

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

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

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

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)

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

UMPD Press Release 10/30/2020

 

10/29/2020 UMD Advisory: Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Waring for our area until 5:30 PM. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.  At 11:30 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area throughout the day.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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