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UMD Safety Notice 04/26/2021

INCIDENT:    Multiple Bicycle Thefts

 

OCCURRED: Between April 15 and April 25, 2021

 

LOCATION:  3400 block of Tulane Drive, College Park, Maryland

 

UMPD CASE #: 2021-31102, 31118, 31128, 31129, 32087, 32136, and 32223

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

 

Between April 22 and April 25, 2021, the University of Maryland Police Department received multiple reports of bicycle thefts. All of the incidents occurred in the 3400 block of Tulane Drive, on the University of Maryland campus. Bicycles were secured by either a “U” type of lock or cable lock.

 

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 http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

 

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/home

 

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. 

 

Consider in investing in a “U” type of lock to secure your bicycle.

 

Once you have secured your bicycle, give a quick pull on your lock to make sure it is locked.

 

If the wheel(s) to your bicycle are easy to remove, try placing the lock through the wheel and the frame to an immovable object.

 

BikeUMD offers quality bike safety gear at 25 – 50% off retail prices. Helmets, U-locks and bike light sets can be purchased at the DOTS office during business hours. These items can also be purchased at the RecWell Bike Shop.

 

Register your bicycle with DOTS for free at https://bikeindex.org/umd .

 

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

 

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/

 

CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)
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

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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