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03/03/19 UMD Safety Notice

INCIDENT:    Burglaries (Suspect Apprehended)

OCCURRED: March 3, 2019/ Between 6:09 p.m. and 9:23 p.m.

LOCATION: Elkton Hall and South Campus Commons #6

UMPD CASE #: 2019-12312


On March 3, 2019, at approximately 6:12 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Elkton Hall for a suspicious person. A female entered two unlocked rooms at Elkton Hall. Both rooms were occupied at the time of the incident. The female engaged in conversation with the residents of each room. The female then left in an unknown direction of travel.

Later in the evening UMPD responded to South Campus Commons #6. A female entered an unlocked room, stole property and left. Officers located the female and it was determined she was the same individual from Elkton Hall. The female was taken into police custody for processing. The female has no UMD affiliation.

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