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UMD Advisory 09/30/19

The purpose of this advisory is to make you aware of a suspicious activity incident that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.

INCIDENT:    Suspicious Activity

OCCURRED: September 29, 2019, at approximately 8:24 p.m., 9:41 p.m., and 11:42 p.m.

LOCATION: Leonardtown Building #239

UMPD CASE #: 2019-57001


On September 29, 2019, at approximately 8:24 p.m., 9:41 p.m., and 11:42 p.m., our Security Operations Center reported that a man was looking into windows of Leonardtown Building #239. For the first two reports, officers responded but were unable to locate the male. When officers responded for the third time, they located the male, sitting on a bench near the building. The male was interviewed by a Detective and at that time there was not enough evidence to charge the male criminally. The male was then released with an immediate denial of access to campus.

Our Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation and we are seeking our community’s help. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact UMPD at 301-405-3555 or e-mail . 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!

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

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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