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UMD Text Alert 10/29/17

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, a UMD Text Alert was sent for an Indecent Exposure. For more information about the text alert, visit .



DEA Drug Take Back Event this Saturday **UPDATE**

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the University of Maryland Department Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) participated in its 14th Annual Prescription Drug Take Back. The public has embraced the opportunity these take-back events provide to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Our site collected approximately 50 pounds of unused pharmaceuticals. 



10/21/17 Community Notice

**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 Incident

OCCURRED: October 21, 2017/ Approximately 3:05 a.m.

LOCATION:  4600 block of Knox Road, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 17-102100000725


On October 21, 2017, at approximately 9:22 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus burglary that occurred on October 21, 2017, at approximately 3:05 a.m., in the 4600 block of Knox Road. A female UMD student reported that she was woken up by a male in her bedroom. The male then left without taking anything from the residence.

The Prince George's County Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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 and submit a tip online. Email address is:

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at

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:  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.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

If you have a home security system, set it.

Make sure your residence has good exterior lighting.

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.

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)


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





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UMD Alerts

PGPD Provides Update in Saturday's Incident

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Suspect in Custody in Connection With Saturday’s Non-Fatal Shooting in College Park

Jenare Marriott
Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a non-fatal shooting in College Park Saturday evening. The suspect is 26-year-old Jenare Marriott of no fixed address. Detectives are working to identify and arrest a second suspect.
On October 14th, at about 8:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they located one man suffering from a gunshot wound. Asecond man was also injured. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.  
The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects and one of the victims got into an argument during a drug transaction which escalated into the shooting. The second victim was injured during the altercation. One of the victims was also robbed. The two suspects fled the area following the shooting.  
Marriott is being charged with attempted murder, robbery and assault. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.


10/14/17 Community Alert

Earlier this evening, officers from the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 7500 block of Rhode Island Ave for a shooting. Injuries were reported. Officers searched the area for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. The last known direction of travel was towards the College Park Metro. UMPD officers have since cleared the scene and the Prince George’s County Police Department continues to investigate this incident.

Text messages and emails were sent to members of our community alerting them of the situation. To view the messages, please visit .



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