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UMD Community Notice 10/25/19

**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 Prince George's County Police Department.

 

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Armed Robbery

OCCURRED:             October 25, 2019/ Approximately 3:15 a.m.

LOCATION:              3700 block of Metzerott Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19102500000329

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 25, 2019, at approximately 4:08 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus armed robbery that occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m.

A male student reported to police that he was walking in the 3700 block of Metzerott Road near University Boulevard when he was approached by a male armed with a silver handgun. The suspect demanded the student's property and the student complied with the demand. The suspect was last seen heading towards Riggs Road, away from campus.

After the incident, the student walked to his residence and called the Prince George's County Police Department at approximately 3:45 a.m. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The student described the suspect as a male, approximately 5'8” to 5'10”, between 40 to 50 years old with a skinny build, short hair grey and a black shirt.

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).

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

**UPDATE** UMD Safety Notice 10/23/19

UPDATE: We have identified the suspect in this case. Additional information will be provided as the investigation proceeds.

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INCIDENT:    4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)

OCCURRED: October 23, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m.

LOCATION: Between HJ Patterson Building and Jimenez Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-62197

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 23, 2019, at approximately 5:55 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching) that occurred at approximately 5:50 p.m. A female student reported to police that she was walking between HJ Patterson Building and Jimenez Hall when an unknown male approached the student and touched her inappropriately. The suspect was last seen heading towards the Stamp Student Union area.

The student described the individual as a male who was wearing an orange ball cap, a green/black jacket and a backpack. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

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.

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

**UPDATE** DEA Take Back Day

College Park, MD – On October 26, 2019, the University of Maryland Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) participated in the 18th Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., our site collected approximately 20 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

 

For more information about DEA’s Drug Take Back Day and resources, or to find a location that offers year round drug disposal, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ .

 

 

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On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the University of Maryland Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Pocomoke Building at 7569 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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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

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