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**UPDATE** UNFOUNDED UMD Community Notice 10/14/19

UPDATE: Further investigation by the Prince George’s County Police Department determined that this incident to be unfounded. 

**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 Armed Carjacking  

OCCURRED:             October 12, 2019/ Approximately 4:22 a.m.

LOCATION:              Adelphi Road at Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19-0059720

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 14, 2019, at approximately 8:49 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus armed carjacking that occurred on October 12, 2019 at approximately 4:22 a.m.

A male reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that a vehicle hit the victim’s vehicle from behind on Adelphi Road at Campus Drive. The victim exited his vehicle in an attempt to exchange information with the driver of the striking vehicle, at which point the suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied with the suspect’s demand and handed over his property, to include the keys to his vehicle. The suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and left on Adelphi Road towards East-West Highway.

Per the Prince George’s County Police Department, this is the only recent incident of its kind.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect(s) 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 an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

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

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.

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 

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

UMD Safety Notice 10/13/19

UPDATE: On October 13, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a male responded to the University of Maryland Police Department to report that he was the male from the Burglary at Somerset Hall. The male along with his girlfriend, both whom are UMD students, informed police that the male was staying at his girlfriend's room. The male left her room and when he attempted to return, he entered the wrong room.

 

INCIDENT:    Burglary

OCCURRED: October 13, 2019

LOCATION: Somerset Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-60224

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 13, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a burglary that occurred at Somerset Hall. A female UMD student reported to police that at approximately 5:10 a.m., she entered her residence and saw a male, unknown to her, sleeping in her bed. The male was told to leave and the male was last seen walking down the stairwell.

The student described the individual as a white male, stocky build, standing approximately 6’ 2”, college aged, with short brown hair. He was wearing a white t- shirt that had a cartoon character on it, grey shorts, and sneakers. The resident advised that the male appeared to be intoxicated. 

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.

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

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 Text Alert 10/09/19

A UMD Community Text Alert was sent for an off-campus robbery (weapon implied) last night. For information about the text alerts, visit www.alert.umd.edu

The Prince George's County Police Department arrested two people in connection with last night’s incident. For details, visit http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2019/10/pgpd-makes-two-arrests-in-college-park.html .

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**UPDATE** UMD Community Notice 10/06/19

Update: PGPD Arrests Man for Fatal Assault of a Tow Company Employee. For details: http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2019/10/pgpd-arrests-man-for-fatal-assault-... .
 
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**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 Death Investigation

OCCURRED:             October 6, 2019/ Approximately 1:55 a.m.

LOCATION:              5100 Block of College Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19-10060000058458

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 6, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) of an off-campus death investigation. At approximately 1:55 a.m., PGPD officers responded to the 5100 block of College Avenue for a towing dispute. Once on scene, PGPD officers saw two adult males in a physical struggle. The officers separated both males and found that one of the males was unresponsive. Officers performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. The male was taken to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The second male was taken for questioning by PGPD.

The Prince George's County Police Department Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led up to the man's death. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

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 an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

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

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.

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 

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

UMD Community Notice 10/03/19

**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 Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Shooting

OCCURRED: October 3, 2019/ Approximately 9 p.m.

LOCATION: 4300 block of Metzerott Road, College Park, MD

PG Park Police Case #: 19002684                        

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 3, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, was notified of shots fired in the 4300 block of Metzerott Road (off-campus), near a park, adjacent to the UMD campus. It was discovered that a female sought help from a nearby residence after suffering from trauma to her upper body. The female (no affiliation) was taken to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

It is believed that a light colored sedan was involved. The direction of travel of the vehicle is not known. Officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division and the University of Maryland Police Department remain in the area, patrolling. 

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact police (911 or 301-459-3232).

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police may be found by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm .

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

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

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.

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

 

Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division

Emergency: 911 or 301-459-3232/ Non-Emergency 301-459-9088

 

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

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

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

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

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