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04/04/14 Possible Theft from Auto Incident

On April 4th, 2014, in the afternoon, the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by our Security Operations Center of a possible theft from a motor vehicle in parking lot 1D. A motor vehicle had its window smashed out but unknown at that time if any property was taken. Officers were provided with a description of two possible suspects in the area. A responding officer arrived and noticed two individuals matching the description; both ran towards the UMUC parking garage. The officer then ran after the individuals and was able to locate one of the two individuals inside the garage. The garage was closed off while officers searched for the second individual. After an extension searched, the garage was re-opened and the individual in custody was interviewed by investigators. The second individual was not found.

It was determined that there was not enough support evidence to link the individual in custody to the incident that occurred at lot 1D. The individual was issued a full denial of access to campus and released. No property was taken from the motor vehicle.

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UMD Safety Notice 04/04/14

On 04/04/2014, the University of Maryland Police Department sent out a UMD Safety Notice to the University of Maryland community regarding a peeping tom incident that occurred inside the women’s bathroom at Centreville Hall. Please visit http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/crime_alert_umpd_detail.cfm?id=737 for more information.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://www.umdps.umd.edu/police_support_services_public_crime_alert.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home

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Call UMPD if you Remember Seeing this Person

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating two separate incidents of peeping tom. On April 2nd, at approximately 4:43 p.m., a female UMD employee reported a peeping tom incident to police that occurred inside the women's bathroom at Biology-Psychology building. At approximately 8:47p.m., a female UMD student reported a peeping tom incident that occurred inside a women's bathroom at LaPlata Hall.

The suspect in the Biology-Psychology incident is described as a dark skin black male, approximately 5’09” to 5’10”, athletic build, short black hair, was wearing a purple short-sleeve shirt with graphics, light gray sweatpants, white socks, and one black flip flop. The suspect also had an unknown color backpack.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. If you remember seeing this individual, you are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. You may also email any information to investigations@umpd.umd.edu

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://www.umdps.umd.edu/police_support_services_public_crime_alert.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home

 

2014 College Park Good Neighbor Day

Members of the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and family joined the College Park community for Good Neighbor Day this past Saturday, March 29th, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Individuals volunteered in the removal of unwanted debris from streets and invasive species plants removal from wooded areas in North College Park. Thank you for volunteering your time on a rainy Saturday morning.

Pictured above are members of UMPD and family.

About Good Neighbor Day:

Good Neighbor Day represents an annual cross-campus service project and a renewed commitment by the University of Maryland community to being a good neighbor in the City of College Park. We focus on clean-up efforts that contribute to a great quality of life for all College Park residents and celebrate being a good neighbor, every day of the year. - See more at: http://vpaf.umd.edu/gnd/index.html

 

Volunteering is the backbone to a thriving community, no matter how big or how small the impact may be. Make a difference in your community today and get involved!

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Safety and Security Reminders

Getting back into the routine of things can be a challenge after having a week off of school. To help you get back into the swing of things, the University of Maryland Police Department reminds you to continue to be vigilant in safety and security by providing safety tips and resources. 

Keep your room door locked, when you’re asleep, down the hall, in the shower, or visiting others in your building.

Make sure doors close and latch behind you. If you are at a resident hall and noticed that a door is not securing properly, please contact 301-314-9675. For all other buildings contact 301-405-3555.

Students should be cognizant of tailgaters who attempt to gain access into a building, dorm, or facility by walking in with the person who rightfully enters.  All persons that are allowed access to a dorm are issued swipe access cards or keys allowing them entry.  This includes faculty, staff, workers, and temporary workers.  All will have their own means of making entry and should not feel offended if questioned by students.

If you see a person who you believe does not belong or something seems out of place, report it to police immediately by dialing 301-405-3555 or #3333 from a mobile device.

Don't leave your property unattended.

Secure your office; whether you’re visiting someone down the hall or within the building or using the facilities.

When securing your vehicle keep valuables out of sight. If possible, take items of value with you.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you - electronic devices that block your hearing or split your attention make it difficult for you to remain vigilant.

Avoid isolation. After dark, walk with others and use well-lit paths. UMPD walking escort services are available 24/7 at 301-405-3555.

If you feel you are being followed, contact the police immediately. 

Note the locations of the Blue Light Emergency Phones and look for them as you walk.

Be Smart, Be Safe!

See Something, Say Something!

 

Safety Resources:

Emergency Number 301-405-3333 OR 9-1-1

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/

UMD SOS App
http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

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