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UMD Safety Notice 06/12/2021

INCIDENT:    Multiple Thefts from Autos


OCCURRED: Between June 11, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., and June 12, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m.


LOCATIONS:  Parking Lot 12A (Tulane Drive/Graduate Hills Apartments) & the Parking Lot of the Cypress Building (8320 Baltimore Avenue), College Park, Maryland

UMPD CASE NUMBERS: 2021-44989 & 2021-44997



On June 12, 2021, at approximately 9:27 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received multiple reports of thefts from autos. A total of 10 vehicles were involved.


Five vehicles were parked in parking lot 12A. One of the five vehicles had its tires and rims stolen. Each of the remaining four vehicles had its driver side window shattered and its steering wheel airbag stolen.


The remaining five vehicles were parked in the parking lot of the Cypress Building. All five vehicles had their driver side windows shattered and their steering wheel airbags stolen.


The nine vehicles that had their driver side windows shattered and their steering wheel airbags stolen are Honda Civics, model years ranging between 2016 and 2021. The vehicle with the stolen tires and rims is a 2021 Toyota Camry.


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:


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.


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. 


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





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