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UMD Safety Notice 02/05/2021 **UPDATE**

UPDATE: The suspect in this case has been identified and referred to the Office of Student Conduct for an administrative process. 


INCIDENT:                Burglary

OCCURRED:             February 5, 2021/ Approximately 3:30 a.m.

LOCATION:              South Campus Commons #1

UMPD CASE #:         2021-9617


On February 5, 2021, at approximately 3:38 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to South Campus Commons #1 for a burglary that occurred earlier this morning at approximately 3:30 a.m.

A female (student) resident reported to police that she heard a noise coming from the front door of the apartment. When the resident exited her room, she saw a male in the common area of the apartment who she didn’t know. The resident told the suspect to leave and went back inside her room. The resident reported hearing the suspect in the apartment and then the suspect left the apartment. Another resident heard the interaction and called police.  

The suspect is described as a white male, with long dark hair. The suspect was wearing a gray long sleeve shirt and dark shorts.  

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.  

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!

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University of Maryland Police Department

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

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

UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555



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