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UMD Safety Notice 12/17/18

INCIDENT:    4th Degree Sex Offense (unlawful touching)

OCCURRED: December 17, 2018/ Approximately 12:09 p.m.

LOCATION: In front of 6 Fraternity Row

UMPD CASE #: 2018-72444


On December 17, 2018, at approximately 12:09 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching) that occurred in front of 6 Fraternity Row. A female UMD student reported to police that she was walking back to her residence when a male approached her near the Chapel and began to walk with her. During the walk, the male touched the woman inappropriately in a sexual manner. The student left the area and called police.

The student described the suspect as a male with an athletic build with a beard who was wearing a gray sweater with holes.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the male. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

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 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!

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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





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