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UMD Safety Notice 10/13/19

UPDATE: On October 13, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a male responded to the University of Maryland Police Department to report that he was the male from the Burglary at Somerset Hall. The male along with his girlfriend, both whom are UMD students, informed police that the male was staying at his girlfriend's room. The male left her room and when he attempted to return, he entered the wrong room.


INCIDENT:    Burglary

OCCURRED: October 13, 2019

LOCATION: Somerset Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-60224


On October 13, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a burglary that occurred at Somerset Hall. A female UMD student reported to police that at approximately 5:10 a.m., she entered her residence and saw a male, unknown to her, sleeping in her bed. The male was told to leave and the male was last seen walking down the stairwell.

The student described the individual as a white male, stocky build, standing approximately 6’ 2”, college aged, with short brown hair. He was wearing a white t- shirt that had a cartoon character on it, grey shorts, and sneakers. The resident advised that the male appeared to be intoxicated. 

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 .

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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.

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

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.

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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.


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Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

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Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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