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UMD Community Notice 09/26/2022

 

**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:              September 24, 2022 (Saturday)/ Approximately 2:30 a.m.

LOCATION:               4700 block of Norwich Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           22092400002018

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 26, 2022, at approximately 6:17 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received notification from the Prince George’s County Police Department, who confirmed through their investigation that the information below is correct.

On September 25, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus burglary. The incident occurred in the 4700 block of Norwich Road between 2:30 a.m. and 4:40 a.m., on September 24, 2022.  The incident was reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department at approximately 8:27 p.m., on September 24, 2022.

The residents reported to police that a suspect entered two of the bedrooms, that were both occupied at the time. The suspect left the residence. There was no contact between the suspect and the residents. The door to the residence was left unsecured.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

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

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:

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333.

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

If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

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.

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.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!
 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ 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/

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

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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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Community Notice 09/19/2022

**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 Robbery with a Weapon

OCCURRED:              September 18, 2022 (Sunday)/ Approximately 8:48 a.m.

LOCATION:               8700 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           22091800000695

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 19, 2022, at approximately 12:34 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received notification from the Prince George’s County Police Department, who confirmed through their investigation that the information below is correct.

On September 18, 2022, at approximately 9:02 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George's County Police Department of an off-campus robbery with a weapon. 

The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m., in the 8700 block of Baltimore Avenue, between Tecumseh Street and Berwyn Road. A suspect entered a commercial establishment with a handgun and declared a robbery. The suspect got into a vehicle that was waiting nearby and left the area. 

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

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

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:

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 911 or 301-405-3333.

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.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!
 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ 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/

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

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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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Safety Notice 09/03/2022

INCIDENT:                Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED:             September 2, 2022 (Friday)/ Approximately 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:              Between the Wind Tunnel Building (Paint Branch Drive) and the College Park Metro, College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:         2022-65091

BRIEF DETAILS:

On September 2, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of an indecent exposure that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., earlier that day.

A female student reported to police that her and her two friends got on the Shuttle-UM 104 bus at the Wind Tunnel Building. As the bus was traveling towards the College Park Metro, a male attempted to engage with one of the females. The group got up and relocated to a different area of the bus. The male then sat near one of the females and exposed himself. The group exited the bus at the College Park Metro and continued walking towards the Metro station. The male was last seen near the bus stop at the College Park Metro.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged black male, with little to no hair. The suspect was wearing a red Maryland shirt, a purple Raven’s Hat, purple Raven’s sandals and black sunglasses.

Our Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the possible identity of suspect, is encouraged to contact us.

Please call us at 301-405-3555 or you can email investigations@umpd.umd.edu . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous, may submit a tip at   http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/submit_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:

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333 or via the UMD Guardian app.

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.

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.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333 / 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

Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Safety Notice 08/22/2022

INCIDENT:                Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED:             August 22, 2022 (Monday)/ Approximately 12:45 p.m.

LOCATION:              Exterior of the School of Public Health Building (4200 Valley Drive), College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:         2022-61917

BRIEF DETAILS:

On August 22, 2022, at approximately 12:52 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of an indecent exposure that occurred outside of the School of Public Health Building.

A female student reported to police that she was walking along Valley Drive towards Centreville Hall when a maroon sedan came to a stop in front of her. The driver of the vehicle attempted to engage in conversation with the victim. As the victim responded, the male exposed himself while seated inside the vehicle. The victim walked away from the vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was seen two additional times driving in the area by the victim. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Valley Drive towards Chestertown Hall.

The suspect is described as a white male with a beard, approximately 25 – 30 years of age, weighing approximately 200 pounds and wearing black shorts.

Our Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the possible identity of suspect and/or vehicle, is encouraged to contact us.

Please call us at 301-405-3555 or you can email investigations@umpd.umd.edu . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous, may submit a tip at   http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/submit_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:

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333 or via the UMD Guardian app.

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.

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.

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333 / 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

Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMPD Press Release 07/15/2022

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