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UMD Advisory: Follow-Up from Today's Suspicious Package Incident

The purpose of this advisory is to provide an update from the suspicious package incident that occurred earlier today. 

At approximately 9:16 a.m., a male (unaffiliated) walked into the Pocomoke Building (UMPD Police Station) with an old military artillery shell. An officer took the shell and placed it outside of the Pocomoke Building and the building was evacuated as a precaution.

 

The Prince George’s County Fire Department, Bomb Squad was notified to respond for further evaluation of the shell. Baltimore Avenue between Rossborough Lane and College Avenue was closed to traffic and pedestrians were directed to go around the building. PGFD Bomb Squad arrived, and it was determined to close off more roadways and evacuate buildings nearby the Pocomoke Building as a preauction. After further investigation, it was determined that the shell was safe and not a threat. The roadways were reopened, and officers cleared the scene.

 

Thank you to our colleagues at The Office of the Fire Marshal at UMD and the Prince George’s County Fire Department, Bomb Squad for their help.

 

If you find an artillery shell and you are not sure if it is live or not, call 911 for further instructions.

 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ 911

Non-Emergency Number 301-405-3555

 

Prince George's County Police Department

911 / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency)

 

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 Safety Notice 04/28/2022

INCIDENT:                Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED:             April 27, 2022 (Wednesday)/ Approximately 9:57 p.m.

LOCATION:               Exterior of Allegany Hall, College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE NUMBER:      2022-30126

BRIEF DETAILS:

On April 27, 2022, at approximately 9:57 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an indecent exposure that occurred outside of Allegany Hall.

Two female students were walking towards Allegany Hall, when they saw a male near the steps of the building, exposing himself. The students left the area and called police.

The suspect is described as a white male, with blonde hair, approximately six-feet tall, wearing a black leather jacket, dark pants and had a black backpack.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to call us 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:

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

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

Non-Emergency Number 301-405-3555

Prince George's County Police Department

911 / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency)

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 Safety Notice 04/26/2022

INCIDENT:                Voyeur Incident 

OCCURRED:             April 25, 2022 (Monday)/ Approximately 11 p.m.

LOCATION:              4300 block of Rowalt Drive, College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE #:         2022-29646

BRIEF DETAILS:

On April 25, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to a report of a voyeur incident. A male student reported to police that he saw a male outside of his residence’s window, looking in. Once the suspect saw the victim, the suspect ran towards Baltimore Avenue.

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:

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 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 / 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 Community Notice 04/24/2022

**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:              April 24, 2022 (Sunday)/ Approximately 6 a.m.
LOCATION:               7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, Maryland
PGPD CASE #:           22-0019582
 
BRIEF DETAILS:
 
On April 24, 2022, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus burglary that occurred in the 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, Maryland. 
 
Residents of a property reported to the Prince George's County Police Department that on April 24, 2022, at approximately 6 a.m., a male not known to them had entered their residence. One of the residents woke up to the suspect in her room. The resident confronted the suspect who then left the residence in an unknown direction. Property was taken.
 
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:
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 911 or 301-405-3333.
 
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
 
Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
helpcenterumd.org
 
Counseling Center
301-314-7651
 
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE) 
301-741-3442
 
Health Center
301-314-8180
 
Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct
301-405-1142 
 
UMD Alerts
 
Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

UPDATE: Thank you for participating in DEA's Nation Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Our site collected approximately 35 pounds of expired and/or unused prescription drugs on April 30, 2022. Thank you for helping combat the overdose epidemic.
 
To learn more about Take Back Day, visit https://www.dea.gov/takebackday
 
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On Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration is participating in the 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. During this event, members of the community can safely dispose of their unwanted, unused and/or expired prescription drugs at the Pocomoke Building (7965 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD). This service is free and anonymous. No questions asked.

Collection sites will accept tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. DEA will accept vaping devices and cartridges provided lithium batteries are removed.

If you will not be in the College Park area on this day, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to find a collection site near you.

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