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UMD Safety Notice 10/27/2021

INCIDENT: Burglary
OCCURRED: October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)/ Approximately 2:45 p.m.
LOCATION: The Courtyards at UMD, College Park, Maryland 
UMPD CASE NUMBER: 2021-82844
On October 27, 2021, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to The Courtyards at UMD for a report of burglary. 
A male student resident reported to police that he was woken up by a person that was not known to him inside his residence. The resident had a short conversation with a the male individual and the individual left the residence. The resident reported to police that he was missing property. 
The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD), 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:
Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave your residence and when you are home.
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.
Do not let others into your building or onto residential floors, stairwells, elevators, etc. unless you know them as residents of your building. Anyone you can't identify as a resident of your building should be asked to use an outside telephone to call the resident they are coming to visit. 
Close and latch any door you may find propped. If you are at a residence hall and noticed that a door is not securing properly, please contact 301-314-9675. For all other buildings, contact 301-405-3555.
Report suspicious persons or activity to UMPD (301-405-3333/ 911 or via the UMD Guardian app) and to your service desk/any Resident Life staff member.
If you live in a Residence Hall, keep your room door locked, when you’re asleep, down the hall, in the shower, or visiting others in your building.
Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.
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/ 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 
Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention) 
Counseling Center
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE) 
Health Center 
Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)
UMD Alerts 
Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff