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10/07/2020 UMD Community Notice

**Community Notice** 

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Indecent Exposure  

OCCURRED:             October 6, 2020/ Approximately 6:50 p.m. 

LOCATION:              Paint Branch Trail behind the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Ave.), College Park, MD 

PG Park Police Case #: 20002410   

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 7, 2020, at approximately 8:44 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division of an off-campus incident that occurred yesterday.

On October 6, 2020, at approximately 6:59 p.m., a female reported to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police that she was running on the Paint Branch Trail behind the College Park Community Center, when a male jumped out from behind a tree and exposed himself. The female left the area and called police to report the incident. Park Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact police at 301-459-9088.

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division may be found by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm .

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

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.

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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian

Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division

Emergency: 911 or 301-459-3232/ Non-Emergency 301-459-9088

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

https://helpcenterumd.org/

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)
301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

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