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UMD Community Notice 07/10/2021

**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 4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)
 
OCCURRED:            July 10, 2021/ Approximately 8:10 a.m.
 
LOCATION:              7100 block of Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland
 
PGPD CASE #:          21-0030918
 
 
 
BRIEF DETAILS:
 
On July 10, 2021, at approximately 9:15 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George's County Police Department of an off-campus 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching).
 
At approximately 8:10 a.m., a female was at a business when a male approached her and touched her inappropriately. The male then entered a vehicle and left. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Baltimore Avenue. 
 
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: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/
 
 
 
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.
 
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
 
NITE Ride
 
301-314-6483
 
 
Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
 
301-314-4357
 
helpcenterumd.org
 
Counseling Center
 
301-314-7651
 
 
CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)
 
301-741-3442
 
 
Health Center
 
301-314-8180
 
 
Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct
 
301-405-1142 
 
 
 
UMD Alerts
 
 
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