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UMD Community Notice 01/19/2021

**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 Prince George's County Police Department.


INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Burglary


OCCURRED:             January 18, 2021 / Approximately 2:30 a.m.


LOCATION:               4700 block of Norwich Road, College Park, Maryland


PGPD CASE #:           21-0002831




On January 18, 2021, a female victim notified the Prince George's County Police Department of an off-campus incident.  At approximately 2:30 a.m., the female noticed an unknown male inside her bedroom.  Soon after noticing the male, he left the bedroom.  On January 19, 2021, UMPD confirmed that the incident was classified as a burglary. 


The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.


Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).


When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, 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.


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


If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.


Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

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!


Safety Resources:


University of Maryland Police Department

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


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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.


Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911





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