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UMD Community Notice 01/13/2021

**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:             January 13, 2021 / Between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.

 

LOCATION:               7500 block of Columbia Avenue, College Park, Maryland

 

PGPD CASE #:           21-0002111

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

On January 13, 2021, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George's County Police Department of an off-campus burglary that was just reported to them.

 

The residents reported to police that earlier this morning property was stolen out of their house while they were sleeping. 

 

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

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

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01/02/2021 UMD COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Assault with a Weapon/Last Message

 

At approximately 10:45 a.m., PGPD and UMPD responded to the 8700 black of Baltimore Avenue (near Greenbelt Road) for an assault with a weapon. During the incident, a suspect fired a gun near the victim. The female suspect got into a white 4-door Toyota that was occupied by a male driver. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Baltimore Avenue. There does not appear to be an ongoing threat towards the campus community. PGPD is investigating.

 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

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://helpcenterumd.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 & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
301-405-1142

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

 

**Update** UMPD Press Release 01/01/2021

Update: The identity of the decedent is 22-year-old Christopher Donald Barber of Potomac, MD.

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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