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UMPD Charges Male in Homicide Case

UMD Safety Notice 05/20/17

INCIDENT:    Homicide

OCCURRED: May 20, 2017/ Approximately 3:03 a.m.

LOCATION: Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall Bus Stop

UMPD CASE #: 2017-31027


On Saturday, May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:05 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an assault with a knife on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall. Officers immediately responded to the area and located the male victim on the sidewalk suffering from serious injuries. Officers provided medical assistance until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Prince George’s County Police stopped an individual on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall. Witnesses positively identified the individual as the male who assaulted the victim. The male was taken into UMPD custody where charges are pending.

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. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: and

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.

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)

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



Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)


Counseling Center


CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)


Health Center


Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

UMD Alerts

UMPD Welcomes Four Experienced Police Officers to the Agency

Pictured Left to Right: Officer Fuoco, Officer Shannon, Chief Mitchell, Officer Thompson, and Officer Wells.

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating our four newest members to the police department. Chief Mitchell administered the Oath of Office on May 12, 2017.  All of the officers have law enforcement experience and bring a wealth of knowledge to our department.


University Police Mission:

“To serve the University Community, protect life and property, and enforce the law.”



UMD Alerts for 05/14/17

A UMD Safety Notice (email) was sent for an Indecent Exposure that occurred on 05/14/17. For information, visit . The University of Maryland Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.


A UMD Text Alert was sent in the early morning hours for an off-campus sex offense that occurred on 05/14/17. The following information was sent out to our campus community:

An off-campus sex offense has been reported in the 7500 blk Girard Ave.. Suspect not in custody. Be alert. Suspect, M 20s, wearing Gray T-shirt, white hat, 5'6"-5'9". Entered back door touched female then fled in unknown direction. PGPD continues to investigate incident.

The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.


Update in the Hate/Bias Investigation

Dear Campus Community,

On April 27, 2017, at approximately 11:39 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Fraternity Row #5 for a hate/bias incident that occurred earlier in the day. It was reported to UMPD that between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., a noose was found inside the building.

Once we were notified of this incident, detectives were assigned to begin an investigation into this hateful act. While our detectives continue to follow up with leads into this matter, here is what we can share at this time with our community:

  • The noose was reported to be found in the kitchen.
  • The time frame as to when this incident occurred has been narrowed down to between 1:06 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
  • A video review of our cameras around the exterior of the fraternity house and Fraternity Row revealed nothing of evidentiary value.
  • Our detectives have interviewed members of the fraternity and others who may have had knowledge of the incident. Detectives continue to conduct follow up interviews.

As we continue with our investigation, we are committed to a thorough, comprehensive, and transparent process with our community. We have met with members of our community and heard your concerns.

We will continue to update our community as information becomes available at . Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Barnosky at 301-405-3555 or email at . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .


Chief David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/

Director of Public Safety


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