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UMD Safety Notice 10/01/19

INCIDENT:    Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: October 1, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m.

LOCATION: Northbound Mowatt Lane at Campus Drive, College Park, MD

UMPD CASE #: 2019-57502


On October 1, 2019, at approximately 7:35 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an indecent exposure that occurred on northbound Mowatt Lane, near Campus Drive. Two female UMD students reported to police that they were walking along the sidewalk parallel to the Architecture Building, when a male exposed himself inside a vehicle. The students left and the vehicle was last seen traveling towards Adelphi Road.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older silver sedan with a Maryland license plate. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 30 to 50 years of age, dark hair, wearing a white crew neck t-shirt, and dark shorts.

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. 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!

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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