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UMD Safety Notice 09/20/2021

INCIDENT:                Residential Burglary
OCCURRED:             September 19, 2021 (Sunday)/ Approximately 3 a.m.
LOCATION:               The Courtyards at UMD, College Park, Maryland
UMPD CASE #:         2021-73625



On September 20, 2021, at approximately 9:43 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the Courtyards at UMD for a residential burglary that occurred at approximately 3 a.m., on September 19, 2021.


A female student reported to police that she woke up and saw a male inside her room. The male stated he was in the wrong apartment, on the wrong floor and left.


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!


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





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